Saturday, 31 December 2011


Harry MacLean has resigned from the Dens Park board with immediate effect whils Scott Glenday will stnnd down from the board at the end of the season.


Dundee 0-1 Morton.

Dundee lost to Greenock Morton at Dens courtesy of an Andrew Jackson goal.

Saturday, 17 December 2011


Ross County 1-1 Dundee.

Dundee had looked to have done enough to have picked up all 3 points at Dingwall, courtesy of a 35th minute goal from Steven Milne when up popped Colin McMenamin in the 82nd minute to rescue a point for the home side. Another contentious decision from the referee saw Stephen O'Donnell sent off in the 37th minute, which meant Dundee had to battle for more than half the game with 10 men.....More to follow..


Dundee today travel to Dingwall for a top of the table clash with Ross County. Ross County are in excellent form having won their last 10 games in a row and a run which sees them sitting top of the First Division. Dundee though have been on an excellent run ourselves and have won the last 5 league games in a row and 6 in all competition.

Dundee have O'Donnell and Milne fit for the game but Nicky Riley is suspended after his sending off last week at Dens.

Friday, 16 December 2011


Fresh investment is on the horizon for Dundee as the ballot put out to the supporters by the DFCSS went in favour of the fans diluting their shares in order for external investment to come into the club.

After a previous ballot, the result favoured the supporters shouldn't dilute their shares but a stark warning from the DFCSS about the club's future if the fans didn't dilute the shares has resulted in an overwhelming support for dilution.

Here is as follows the results:

Resolution: To allow the Society's shareholding in the Dundee Football Club Ltd. to drop below 50% of the issued share capital.

Yes: 619
No: 31
Invalid: 25

A "Yes" vote is therefore carried.  Turnout was 18.02%

The Election Management Group were responsible for the supervision of the fans ballot and they reported the outcome back to the DFCSS Society.

A full statement from the DFCSS is on their website:

Saturday, 10 December 2011


A sunny Dens Park.
Dundee 2-1 Queen of the South: Dens Park

Dundee recorded their 5th league win on the trot with a narrow but deserved win over Queen of the South at Dens. Goals from Jake Hyde and Nicky Riley saw Dundee go in with a two goal lead at half time but within 10 minutes of the restart, a silly foul from Matt Lockwood saw Queens score from a free kick with a wicked cross into the box and Chris Higgins was there to head past Douglas and into the net.

Dundee, went into the match with Queens on the back of 4 consecutive league wins under their belts. The confidence of last season's spectacular unbeaten run has come back and that has seen Dundee rocket up the league and into third in the last week. Queen of the South came on a decent run themselves, having won and drawn their last two games, so they weren't going to be any push overs.
Queens kicked off the match but Dundee had the first real effort of the match with Riley narrowly firing wide from a teasing cross. Queen of the South then test Rab Douglas with a 20 yard effort which he strongly palmed away. Pretty much straight after, Dundee went up the park and scored. Irvine crossed the ball and Milne controlled wonderfully and shot but the keeper blocked and Jake Hyde was their to prod home the rebound.  Dundee had wind in their sails and a decent shot from Matt Lockwood saw the Queens keeper palm his effort round the post. Dundee looked threatening each and everytime they attacked and Nicky Riley was causing major problems for the visitors on the wing. His pace and skill left the defenders in his wake and was subjected to last ditch hacks to bring him down and halt his progress.
Dundee extended their lead around midway through the half. A cross from Ryan Conroy missed Milne in the box but Riley ran to get onto it and he turned the ball into the net even though the Queens keeper got a hand to it. Cue celebrations around Dens Park and Nicky Riley was booked for his celebrations with the crowd. A stupid rule but a rule that has to abided nonetheless.
Queen of the South were then reduced to 10 men in the 27th minute after Kevin Holt, who had been booked previously, hauled down Nicky Riley on the goal line just outside the box and subsequently Charlie Richmond produced a second yellow followed swiftly by a red and the Queens player was given his marching orders.
After the break, Queens came out and had a go. Stephen O'Donnell was replaced by Kyle Benidictus at half time and to be fair, O'Donnell was missed in midfield after his work rate in the first half.
Queens found a way back into the game in the 55th minute when Matt Lockwood gave a silly free kick away near the corner flag and was booked. A teasing cross from McGlauchlin saw Chris Higgins latch onto and he headed it past Rab Douglas and into the Dundee net.
That startled Dundee a bit and they began to sit back and allow Queens to have posession of the ball. When Dundee got the ball, they countered but in the 56th minute, Dundee were reduced to 10 men. Nicky Riley, who had been a constant thorn in the Queens side, was given a second yellow for a "dive" according to Charlie Richmond and therefore both sides were evened up at 10 a piece.
However Dundee should have sealed the points 10 minutes later when substitute Calum Elliot, on for Jake Hyde, was played clear through but he dragged his shot just past the right post. A close call for Queens.
Queen of the South did test Rab Douglas with a fine shot with 2 minutes remaining when Smith hit a stunning 20 yard shot but Rab dealt superbly well with it and turned it round the post. The Dees had a final chance to put the cherry on the cake in injury time when Irvine's miss pass found Elliot and the ball then dropped to Conroy who shot just over the bar. Dundee managed to hold on for the win and the majority of the 5019 fans went home happy as the Dees shot upto 2nd in the league after Falkirk drew with Hamilton 0-0.

Attendance: 5019


Irvine, McGregor, Weston, Lockwood*
Riley** Rae, O'Donnell (Benedictus 45) Conroy
Hyde (Elliot 72) Milne (McCluskey 81)

Unused subs: Gibson (gk) McKeown

Goals: Hyde (7) Riley (24)

Referee: Charlie Richmond.


Black (Brighton 85), Craig Reid, Higgins (Clark 77),
Carmichael, Johnston, Simmons (Alan Reid 28), McLaughlin, Holt**

Unused subs; McKenzie (gk), McCusker

Goal; Higgins (54)

Key: * Booking  ** sent off

Friday, 9 December 2011


Barry Smith has been named the Irn Bru Scottish First Division Manager of the Month for November. He has guided the Dark Blues to 4 consecutive wins in the league and which now sees the Dees sitting in third position in the league.

Nicky Riley won the Irn Bru Scottish First Division player of the month for November.

Congratulations to you Barry and Nicky. Well done, you deserve it.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


Dundee FC Supporters Society have this week issued a statement regarding the balloting.

"As promised, we are now in a position to provide some additional information regarding the question we’ve balloted our members on.

The simple fact is that with the costs of administration and the football debt still to be repaid, it was always our plan to bring in further external funding over the course of this season and next. However, it has proven difficult to do this while maintaining a shareholding of over 50%, and as a result, the choice is clear: refuse the money on the table, and cut our cloth drastically next season, particularly in terms of the playing budget; or accept the significant funding which is currently on offer.
As a result, the following proposal from the Club board has the backing of the Society board and is recommended to our members for their approval.
The aim is to raise up to £500,000 over the next 12 months for the club through a partnership between the Society, the Dark Blue Business Trust, current shareholders, businesses and fans.
Of this, it is anticipated that £300,000 could come from private investors, and already £170,000 has been offered. A further £100,000 could come from current shareholders through a rights issue, while the Society and the Business Trust hope to contribute a further £50,000 each.
If the target is achieved as outlined above, the Society’s shareholding would drop to around 37%, the Business Trust would hold 8%, and the rest would be held by a number of private investors and ordinary fans. However, the Dundee FC Supporters’ Society would remain the club’s biggest single shareholder, with three directors on the Club board.
The directors of the Club and the Society will be in attendance at the Society AGM, which takes place this Saturday at 10am for 10.30am in the Taxi Club, Rosebank Street, and a Q&A session will allow members to discuss and debate any related issues.
The ballot closes at 5pm on Wednesday 14th December, and ballot boxes will be available at Dens Park before Saturday’s game, and in the club office thereafter. Ballot papers can be downloaded from or obtained at the AGM, the club shop or at the stadium on Saturday. Members will also be permitted to return fully-completed, signed ballot papers electronically, by scanning and emailing them to
Once the ballot result is known, it is hoped to bring in funding swiftly, not because of any emergency or cashflow crisis, but simply to begin planning for next season. While many clubs are struggling to plan for next month, the club board is keen to look further ahead, and will also have to complete a return on the club’s financial stability for the SPL as long as promotion remains a possibility.
The club board will also honour their commitment to a mid-season Q&A early in the new year, and will combine this with a general meeting to tidy up any paperwork required of the club’s shareholders.
Both boards wish to thank the fans for tremendous support on and off the park, and would ask as many as possible to get along to Dens on Saturday, cast their votes, and give Barry and the boys their backing. Supporters are reminded that entry is just £10, free for Under-16s, and if the initiative receives a sufficient response, it will be repeated on Boxing Day. As always, with a big crowd expected, fans are asked to arrive early at the turnstiles"


Elliot at Dundee til end of December.
Dundee have been boosted with the news that Calum Elliot has extended his loan deal until the end of December.

photo (c)

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Hamilton 1-6 Dundee.

Dundee continued their recent fine form with an outstanding 6-1 humiliation of Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park. Goals from Gavin Rae, Nicky Riley, Stephen O'Donnell and a hatrick from Steven Milne saw Dundee embarrass the hosts in a win that will be remembered for a long time for the Dees..... more to follow.

Friday, 2 December 2011


Dundee FC have announced a very special dinner to commerorate the 50th anniversary of winning the Championship in 1962.

Sunday 29th April 2012 is the date set for the dinner at the Caird Hall, 50 years and a day since Shankleys boys won the title at Muirton, which also ensured the relegation of St Johnstone.

Speaking to, Dees director, Maurice Kidd added:

"Plans are well underway, and we hope this to be the biggest football dinner ever in Dundee" said Director Maurice Kidd, who along with Commercial Manager Graham James, Commercial Associate John Brown, DFCSS Director Dave Forbes and local architect and former DFC Director Bob Hynd have been tasked with organising the extravaganza.

"We feel this will be something pretty spectacular, and are determined to put on an event fitting to mark this remarkable achievement. So far, all of the former players from that team have intimated they will be in attendance, as will be the families of those players who are sadly no longer with us"

"We have a few surprises in store on the evening, and hope that as many fans as possible can support this and show their appreciation for what that legendary team achieved"

We think that this will be an evening not to miss and will remember the glory days of the Dundee team from 1961/2.
Tickets cost £62 and are available from the main reception at Dens or by contacting 01382 884450. Deposit of £22 per person has to be made at time of booking and installment payments are available.

More information go to: