Saturday, 3 November 2012


Dundee 1-0 Hearts

Dundee finally won their first home game of the season, courtesy of a deserved 1-0 win over Hearts. It's the second time Dundee have beaten the Edinburgh outfit after beating them at Tynecastle earlier this season. A Matt Lockwood free kick was enough to seal all three points for the Dark Blues and it now means the club are only 5 points behind St Mirren at the foot of the SPL.

Saturday, 15 September 2012


Dundee 1-2 Motherwell.

Dundee scored their first goal at home this season in the SPL courtesy of a 6th minute headed goal from Colin Nish but it wasn't enough to stop the Dees slump to defeat, despite a brave and spirited fight against the Steelmen.

Friday, 14 September 2012


Julian in his days as Dundee number 1.
A firm fans favourite, Julian Speroni must surely go down as one of Dundee's greatest keepers. The Argentinian joined the Dark Blues from Platense in Argentina in June 2001. He was signed by Ivano Bonetti and was fielded into a Dundee side with an international flavour.
Speroni made 92 appearances for the Dens Park club and became very popular amongst the fans for his charisma and sometimes sheer audacity by trying to beat outfield players with his skills. The highlight for the Argentinian at Dundee was the 2003 Scottish Cup Final but unfortunately he was beaten by a Lorenzo Amoruso header which clinched the cup for Rangers. He was at Dundee in 2003 when they went into administration for the first time and survived the cull. Under the stewardship of Jim Duffy, who replaced the sacked Bonetti in 2002/3, he excelled for the Dark Blues and in the summer of 2004, Dundee were enticed by a £500k offer from English side Crystal Palace to take him to Selhurst Park. He remains to this day a Crystal Palace player and he has made over 240 appearances for the Championship club. We all have very fond memories of the days he graced the turf at Dens and maybe just maybe, it would be great to see him back in the colours of Dundee FC once again.

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Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League Match
Dens Park Stadium, 

Saturday 15th September 2012
3pm kickoff

After a fantastic win away to Hearts a fortnight ago, Dundee are back in league business this weekend as they entertain Motherwell at Dens Park.
Dundee could field new boys Brian Easton and Mark Kerr as the injury crisis at Dens doesn't seem to be easing. Nicky Riley, Stephen O'Donnell, Carl Finnigan, Kevin McBride, Mark Stewart and Jamie McCluskey are all out for the Dark Blues.

Motherwell are boosted by the return of Stevie Hammell and Simon Ramsden from injuries whilst Shaun Hutchinson returns from suspension. Steven Saunders is the only player out for the "Steel Men"

Speaking to the BBC, both managers were looking forward to the return of the SPL this weekend.

Barry Smith:

"It's always nice to get your first league win of the season and now we have to look to try and build on that.
"The boys have been in good form in training all week and that tells you the difference a victory can make.
"It's still early days but we have to take encouragement from how we played at Hearts and try to do the same thing against Motherwell.
"We showed great concentration, effort and application at Tynecastle which we'll need to do again for this game.
"Not many people outwith ourselves expected us to get a win at Hearts and it will probably be the same against Motherwell.
"But we have to believe in ourselves and try to take the game to them as much as possible."

Stuart McCall.
"They [Dundee] are off the back of a terrific result at Tynecastle so they'll be buoyed.
"In between, the international break, they've brought a couple of experienced players in.
"They'll be looking for their first home victory.
"We've trained with a full compliment of players, other than Saunders. They've had a good break, a lot of the boys. They've looked sharp.
"I've got a lot of selection dilemmas."

Source for quotes: 


Mark Kerr had a trial with Hibs earlier this summer (above)
Former Falkirk and Dundee United midfielder, Mark Kerr has joined Dundee on a deal until the end of the season. It was anticipated that the 30 year old was going to join St Johnstone but that failed to materialise and so Barry Smith has taken the chance to sign the former United man.

Speaking to official Dundee website, Barry expressed his delighted in capturing his latest recruit.

"Once again we are delighted to have a player with Mark's experience and ability join us. He has proven himself as a quality footballer at the highest level in the past and we are sure he will do so once more at Dundee FC"

Mark's had spells with Falkirk, Dundee United, Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Greek side, Asteras Tripolis.

Forever Dark Blue would like to welcome Mark to the club.

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Friday, 7 September 2012


Brian Easton has signed for the Dees!
Former Burnley and Hamilton Accies left back, Brian Easton has joined the club on a one year deal. The 24 year old joins the Dark Blues after leaving Turfmoor in the Summer and has decided to come back to Scotland to help Dundee's SPL challenge.

Speaking to Dundee FC online, Barry Smith was delighted to secure his services:
"He's a big lad but he's also a very good footballer, he's comfortable on the ball and he'll be an asset to us."

CEO Scot Gardiner also added his delight on securing Brian.
"I'm very happy we have secured the services of a quality player like Brian who is the 7th player we have signed in the last few weeks since being notified of our inclusion into the SPL. Along with Barry and the Board we are confident that once the injury list clears up and the boys have the time to gel as a team we will be able to push on and make our mark in the SPL this season. I also wouldn't rule out further additions but these will be within our budget as a fan owned Club."

We at Dark Blue Forever would like to welcome Brian to the club.



Hearts 0-1 Dundee (Conroy 3, pen)

Courage, bravery and determination were three qualities Dundee possessed last Sunday as they battled their way to an away win over Hearts at Tynecastle. It was a third minute penalty from Conroy that sealed all three points for the Dark Blues and an excellent performance from keeper Rab Douglas also helped the Dees claim all the points and head back to Dens happy after claiming their first win of the SPL season.

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League Match 
Tynecastle Stadium

Sunday 2nd September 2012
3pm kick off

Dundee travel to Tynecastle in search of their first goal and first win of the SPL season. After defeats to Ross County and Queens Park in the last week, Dundee look to try and revive their season with a win at Tynecastle against a Hearts side full of confidence after a decent start to the season and a hearty draw at Anfield against Liverpool in the Europa League during the week.

Dundee's injury worries continue with further additions to the injury list including Stephen O'Donnell, Neil McGregor, Lewis Toshney, along with Kevin McBride, Carl Finnigan, Mark Stewart, Kyle Bennedictus and Nicky Riley.

Hearts have new signing Ryan Stevenson in the squad but have lost David Templeton who elected to join Third Division side, Rangers before the transfer window closed on Friday night.

Speaking to the BBC, Barry Smith was determined that his side will turn around their misfortunes sooner rather than later and spoke of how they were disappointed to lose to lower division opposition in the cup during the week.

"We were all very disappointed with what happened the other night, but it's in the past now as far as we're concerned.
"We just have to move on and try to make amends with the Hearts game being out first chance to bounce back.
"It's been a pretty tough start to the season, which we knew would always be the case, but we'll still go to Tynecastle to try and get a result
"The boys are hurting, so in football you always look to the next game to try and take our your frustration.
"Hearts are next up for us and, although, they're a good side with lots of quality players, we'll be focusing on ourselves and what we hope to do.


Dundee suffered a dreadful week in which they suffered a league defeat at home to Ross County, courtesy of a Richard Brittain penalty and then midweek an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Queens Park in the League Cup at Hampden.

Friday, 24 August 2012


Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match
Dens Park Stadium, Saturday 25th August 2012

Kick Off. 3pm

Dundee tomorrow will entertain First Division champions, Ross County at Dens Park as they search for their first goals and win of the SPL season. Derek Adams side will prove a stern test for Barry Smith's troops as last week they held SPL champions Celtic to a 1-1 draw up at Dingwall. Dundee meanwhile will try to put to bed the bad memories from last Sunday's defeat in the Dundee derby against United.

Dundee should have new signings Lewis Toshney and Colin Nish in the squad. Stephen O'Donnell will also be available to play after his red card in the derby was reduced to yellow on appeal. Nicky Riley looks doubtful for the game as he struggles to overcome hamstring injury that he picked up at Tannadice and Kevin McBride and Carl Finnigan are still both out.

Ross County have second choice keeper Joe Malin out and so youngster, Connor Hall could be on the bench.

Speaking to the BBC website, Dundee manager Barry Smith and County player, Ross Tokely they both shared their views on the game ahead.

Dundee manager Barry Smith: "If we had the chance to play earlier this week we would have much preferred that.
"The lads were obviously still hurting after losing the way we did to Dundee United and want to make up for it.
"We've had to be patient this week waiting for this game to come round but now that it's nearly here we'll definitely be ready for it.
"It's never nice losing any derby but the thing is the players are just wanting to get back out the game can't quick enough.
"We just want to get our first three points of the season.
"There have been some positive aspects to our play but unfortunately we haven't taken our chances.
"At this level you are usually made to pay for that which is something we've learned."
Ross County defender Ross Tokely: "We'll need to play to the levels we did last Saturday.
"A clean sheet would be nice and we certainly worked hard as a back four and as a team to limit chances.
"We played against three very good attacking sides - Motherwell, Aberdeen and Celtic - so Saturday will be just as hard. We'll need to be at the races."

Source: Quotes:

logo (c) Clydesdale Bank.


Colin Nish.
Lewis Toshney.

Dundee this week bolstered their squad by signing Colin Nish and Lewis Toshney on loan deals. Nish, 31, joins on a loan deal until January 2013 whilst Toshney, 20, has agreed a season long loan deal.

Colin, who is a striker, has had previous spells with Kilmarnock and Hibernian joins the Dees from his parent club, Hartlepool United, whilst fullback Lewis Toshney has joined from Celtic.

We would like to welcome both Colin and Lewis to the club.

Photos: (c) (Dave Young)


Sunday 19th August 2012.......... Dundee United 3-0 DUNDEE

In front of the Sky camera's at Tannadice, Dundee suffered a 3-0 defeat to the hands of their fierciest rivals, Dundee United. Courtesy of goals from Gunning and two from Johnny Russell. Both sides also saw red cards with Johnny Russell for United and Stephen O'Donnell for Dundee seing red.

Full match report on Dundee FC website.

Friday, 3 August 2012


The share required for Dundee to be an SPL member was transferred from demoted Rangers this morning allowing Dundee to be officially recognised as an SPL club.


Jim McAllister
Mark Stewart.
Davide Grassi

Dundee have been busy in the transfer market and have snapped up 3 new players for the SPL campaign ahead. Striker Mark Stewart, defender Davide Grassi (subject to clearance) and wing back Jim McAllister have signed on at Dens Park, with possible future arrivals on the horizon.


McAllister photo: (c)
Stewart photo (c)
Grassi (c)


Peterhead 0-0 Dundee ( Dundee win 4-1 on penalties)

Dundee have progressed to the second round of the League Cup by beating Peterhead 4-1 on penalties at Balmoor Stadium.

Saturday, 28 July 2012


Dundee have been credited with an interest in former Rangers striker Steven MacLean. The 29 year old had a spell with Aberdeen the season before last and has just been realised from Yeovil.

Former Falkirk midfielder Mark Stewart has also been on trial with the Dees.


Dundee have been drawn away in the League Cup First Round to Peterhead and the match will take place on Tuesday 31st July.

FULL DRAW: Ties to be played on weekend of 4th August.

Queen of the South v Alloa Athletic

Stranraer v Livingston

Raith Rovers v Berwick Rangers

Peterhead v Dundee
Stenhousemuir v Brechin City
Montrose v Cowdenbeath
Ayr United v Clyde
Queen’s Park v Airdrie United
Dumbarton v Albion Rovers
Forfar Athletic v Partick Thistle
Falkirk v Elgin City
The Rangers v East Fife
Hamilton Academical v Annan Athletic
East Stirlingshire v Morton
Arbroath v Stirling Albion

LOGO/Photo (c) 

Thursday, 19 July 2012


Dundee FC will be playing in the SPL next season as they were invited to join the SPL over Dunfermline on sporting merit.

Dundee replaces Rangers who will now play their football in SFL Third Division, providing they get SFA membership as the saga continues.

Dundee CEO spoke of his delight for the club and for the fans on hearing that Dundee were being invited into the SPL.

""It was great news for the club, great news for the players and most importantly great news for the fans."

"They've had seven years of backing their team through thick and thin in the first division - some pretty thin times and some pretty hairy experiences - one of the first things we all thought about here was this is amazing for the fans, that's absolutely genuine - it's what they deserve."

You can see the CEO's full statement at the official Dundee website.

We at Dark Blue Forever are delighted that Dundee are back in the SPL and look forward to the new season ahead.


photo: Wikipedia.


Dundee 0-3 Dundee United.

Dundee lost out on the sold out Dundee derby at Dens, courtesy of a Jon Daly hatrick.

Saturday, 7 July 2012


Lancaster City 1-2 Dundee:

Dundee have won their first pre-season game with a 2-1 win over Lancaster City down in Lancaster.

Friday, 6 July 2012


Dundee FC will not vote in the SFL vote on Friday 13th July to decide which league The Rangers FC will enter. Rangers in their new form are out of the SPL after the SPL teams voted 10-1 with Kilmarnock abstaining from voting. It is said that it will be a conflict of interest for the Dees if they were to vote.

Dundee FC have released a statement regarding the situation.

"In order to try and bring some clarity to the situation for our fans and sponsors, I would like to outline some of the events of the last week or two in relation to Dundee FC and our position within the SFL.
When it became clear that the Clubs of the SFL were going to be called into Hampden on 3rd July to either take a vote or as it has been put, give a steer, in advance of a vote on Rangers Football Club being admitted into either Division 1 or Division 3, I immediately called the SFL.
The purpose of the call was to receive some guidance on whether Dundee FC would be conflicted in voting for either option as we would potentially be the direct beneficiaries of a yes vote in either case. I was very concerned that Dundee FC could be attacked or criticised for trying to influence the situation and or gain benefit for the Club by voting for either option.
The initial advice was that SFL rules clearly state that, save in extraordinary circumstances, ALL Members must vote and cannot abstain, such action would incur a heavy fine and there was an existing precedent.
Prior to the meeting however and following discussions with the SFL Office Bearers and their legal team, we were informed that these were extraordinary circumstances and there was indeed a clear conflict of interest and it would be against natural justice for us to vote. We could take part in the debate but not the vote. We were the only team in Division 1 told this as no other Club was conflicted.
Now that there is to be a formal vote on these matters at Hampden on the 12th July, our technical position is clear. We do not have to abstain as we cannot vote due to the stated potential conflict of interest which would be against natural justice. This is not our choice, it is however a fact that we cannot vote.
None of this means that we have been notified by the SPL, SFL or the SFA that our status as an SFL Club has changed or is due to change because we have not. We do hope however that this situation can be addressed as quickly as possible as it is clearly and obviously a tremendous distraction for all of us at Dundee FC with the season looming larger than ever."

Source for statement :


Gary has signed a new deal with the Dees.
We are delighted to announce that Gary Irvine has signed a new one year deal with Dundee. He has taken the majority of the close season to decide and had other more lucrative offers but has decided to stay at Dens for at least another season.

Speaking to official Dundee FC website, Gary said::
"it's good to get things sorted and get back into training, today was hard but I'm just looking forward to adding to the good start I had personally on the playing side to 2012. It was good to get appreciated by the fans with the player of the year award and I just want to kick on for them and see where that takes us, in which ever league we're in, I'm just looking forward to doing a job and giving my all and I'm looking forward to it."

We at Dark Blue Forever are delighted that Gary has signed on again and we wish him all the best for the season ahead.

photo (c) (Dave Young)

Friday, 29 June 2012


Dundee Football Club have issued a statement regarding the SFL proposals for the Scottish game.

Club reaction to SFL proposals for Scottish game.
Following the Proposals/Presentation released today to all SFL Clubs, the Board of Directors of Dundee Football Club, the Manager  and Chief Executive Officer would like to assure our fans, our  players and our staff, that we will spend the weekend carefully studying each proposal prior to Tuesdays meeting of all SFL Clubs.

We will then come to an educated decision based on the facts as presented and what is best for the future of Dundee Football Club and Scottish Football as a whole.

Friday, 15 June 2012


Dundee have finalised their plans for the pre-season. Below are the fixtures.

7th July - Lancaster Away F - KO 3pm 
11th July - Kendall Away F - KO 7.45pm
14th July - Dundee Utd Home F - KO 3pm
21st July - Cove Rangers Away F - KO tbc
28th July - Brechin Away (Ramsdens Cup) KO tbc
31st July - Bristol City Home F - KO 7.45pm


'Davo' joins the Dees!
Dundee have signed former Raith Rovers captain, Iain Davidson on a pre-contract. The 28 year old midfielder joins former Raith team mate, John Baird at Dundee. We wish Iain all the best for the season as a Dee!

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Friday, 8 June 2012

Scottish First Division 2012/13

Here is the league for the season coming up.

Dunfermline Athletic
Hamilton Accies
Partick Thistle
Raith Rovers

A warm welcome to Dunfermline Athletic who were relegated from the SPL and Cowdenbeath and Dumbarton who were promoted from the Scottish Second Division.


Dundee have announced the signing of 21 year old Declan Gallagher from Clyde. He joins from Jim Duffy's side and has been viewed as a bit of a coup for Dundee as there were other clubs interested in the centre half.


Dundee's new striker

Dundee were delighted to officially parade recent signing Carl Finnigan to the press this week. The 26 year old Geordie striker has signed for the Dees after leaving St Johnstone. He was at Dens at the tail end of the season on loan from the Saints but picked up an injury that spelled the end of the loan deal.

Speaking to the official Dundee website, Carl insisted he was delighted to have joined the Dark Blues.

"'I'm very glad to be back" said Carl "Obviously finishing the season here with an injury wasn't ideal, because things for me and the team were going well, I was enjoying it and for me to go out the way I did was a disappointment, so I'm over the moon to be back.

"The time I had here was fantastic and I was really hoping something would materialise here so I could come back"

Carl also added: "There's a massive support here too and that was a factor in me returning as well, the atmosphere at this place for home games is fantastic and the away fans we take is brilliant too - just the lift they give you, and their support is brilliant. 

His return from injury was also spoken of:
"It's going really well, it's nine/ten weeks since the operation and things are definitely going to plan, we've still got a few weeks before pre-season commences so I'm just working really hard swimming and doing rehab - the hope and the plan is to be ready for pre-season.

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Dundee have re-signed Matt Lockwood for another season. Only Gary Irvine is the last of the players from last season to sign on again.

Saturday, 19 May 2012


Dundee will face Dundee United at Dens Park in a pre-season derby tussle on the 14th July. The match will kick off at 3pm with ticket prices set at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions. Tickets for the previous scheduled derby which was cancelled will be honoured. All proceeds from the gates will benefit both the teams youth set up.

Friday, 18 May 2012


Still going strong at 40 Rab!
Stephen O'Donnell, Nicky Riley and Rab Douglas have all signed up for another season with the Dees. Absolutely fantastic news for every associated with the club.

Neil McGregor, Jamie McCluskey and Kevin McBride have also signed new deals at Dens.

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'Jinky' returns to Dens for third spell as Dundee assistant.
Dundee FC have announced the return of Ray Farningham as assistant manager. The 51 year old has relinquished the reins as manager at Montrose to return for a third spell at assistant at Dens Park.

Speaking to Official Dundee website., Ray was delighted to be back at Dens.
"Firstly I would like to thank the Board of Directors of Montrose FC for allowing Dundee Football Club to speak to me.  I am delighted to be back at Dundee to Assist Barry who was my major reason for returning to Dens.  Hopefully working together we can get Dundee FC back to the Premier League where we belong”

Welcome back to Dens Ray.

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Baird is Dundee's first new signing of the summer.
Dundee have announced the signing of Raith Rovers striker John Baird on a pre-contract. The 26 year old has put pen to paper on the deal and will officially join the club when his contract with Raith expires at the end of next month.

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Friday, 11 May 2012


Dundee FC have released details of the season ticket packages for season 2012/13.

The tickets will be on sale from Monday 14th May 2012.

Below is taken from regarding the details for the season tickets.


Season tickets go on sale this coming Monday (14th May) and there's a great range of benefits to fans who back the club.
Early Bird Season Ticket Prices 

Children (Under 12s) £20

Concessions (Under 16s, OAPs, Full Time Students & Disabled Supporters) £147

Adults £297


Next season, DFC have come together with partners throughout the city to offer the best value we've ever had for season ticket holders at Dens Park. Dundee fans supporting the club in 2012/13 by buying a season ticket will not only enjoy every league match from their own reserved seat but will also enjoy an unprecedented range of fantastic benefits and offers throughout the year.

We realise that there are many pressures on families and individual fans and accordingly we want to add much more value than ever before to make a season ticket package at Dens Park in 2012/13 a great choice and allows fans and their families to benefit away from the ground on non match days.

Partners already committed include the Hilton Dundee/St Andrews Coast, Curves Broughty Ferry, Ashoka Shak, Dundee CCS Stars, Living Well Health Club Dundee, Provan Sports and Cineworld with many more to be announced.

Some of the added benefits for adult and concession season ticket holders next season will include:

• A three course meal at the Hilton Dundee/St Andrews Coast valued at £26 every month • A complimentary lunch or dinner main course to the value of £11.95 when dining from the a la carte menu at Ashoka Shak, every month

• FREE MEMBERSHIP (no joining fee) at Curves Broughty Ferry for all female season ticket holders, or a family member of male season ticket holders

• One FREE MATCH TICKET to see the Dundee CCS Stars at Dundee Ice Rink, every month

• Discounted tickets for all adult season ticket holders at Cineworld Dundee and FREE INVITATIONS throughout the season to exclusive Cineworld screenings for junior and all other season ticket holders**

• One FREE DAY PASS to Living Well Health Club Dundee every month

• A voucher for three different discount offers at the Dundee FC Club shop in association with Provan Sports

'OPT IN' FOR DUNDEE FC Dundee FC fans will be able to sign up for weekly entry in the DEE PROMOTIONS LOTTERY when buying their season ticket for 2012/13.The £1 a week committed by every season ticket holder who chooses to 'opt in' will go directly to the essential re-building and the Youth infrastructure of Dundee FC.

Fans of Dundee FC will also be able to pay for their season tickets by 10 monthly instalments* to not only help spread the payments but also to start enjoying the benefits included straight away.

Terms and conditions apply to season ticket purchase and offers included.

£1,000 OF VALUE Including your season ticket and the value of all other benefits that are included in the season ticket and leisure package, families and individual fans will enjoy almost £1,000 worth of added leisure and entertainment goods and services and there will be more new partners in Dundee and Tayside announced regularly.

Chief Executive Scot Gardiner said "As the first full season since the fans of Dundee FC saved the club from administration comes to a close, we finish 2nd in the SFL having been beaten to the league title by only one team who went on the kind of run familiar only to those at Dens who rode the rollercoaster of minus 25 points, so credit where it is due and best of luck to them on their journey.

"The Club will also be saying goodbye to some players who have proudly worn the dark blue shirts and served it well. Such is football but we wish them well as they go to pastures new and like those before them, they will always be welcome back.

We have put together a new innovative Season Ticket and Leisure Package that will be the envy of many but more importantly will allow Dundee fans to enjoy fantastic pounds and pence benefits like never before.

"This will only get better as we intend to announce new partners, further discounts and free offers alongside new players we will be bringing to Dens Park.

"It is really a two way street and we want to reward all those who can help us achieve our goal. I believe we will have well over a thousand pounds worth of value attached.

"Being a fan owned Club as we are, we have had to try and perform a very difficult balancing act this season re the pricing of our Season Tickets. We all want us to be competitive on the park and indeed make the best possible effort to get us promoted but we don't have the luxury of a rich benefactor we can turn to in order to set a higher budget, or if funds are running low. So we do, as I have said before, have to turn once more to you our fans and we have had to make a small increase in Season Ticket Prices this year for our Adults and Concessions.

"Our Kids prices we have managed to peg at last seasons price and this is clearly very important. We hope that you will see that on the flip-side of this small increase, we have put together a package which leads the way in British football for value with almost £1000 of added benefits already and more to be announced in the coming days and weeks. This puts the small increase into some perspective I think and encourages everyone to buy a Season Ticket in order to enjoy the new package throughout the year because we are proud to have put together the best value Season Ticket the Club has ever had. I hope you can support us and support your Club."


Dundee have been linked with Carl Finnigan, Jamie Adams and Ryan Wallace as Barry builds his team for another season.

Carl Finnigan was on loan at the tail end of last season from St Johnstone until an untimely injury cut his spell short at Dens, while Jamie Adams was on loan at Dens the previous season.

Ryan Wallace is currently a striker at East Fife and is interesting several teams including the Dees.

Saturday, 5 May 2012


Dundee 1-0 Livingston.

Dundee secured second spot in the First Division with a decent win over Livingston at Dens Park. Young Jamie Reid was making his debut and produced a fantastic performance with it being capped off with him scoring the winning goal soon after half time. More to follow.

Friday, 4 May 2012


Barry Smith looks set to appoint a new full time assistant manager in the near future with speculation mounting that it will be Montrose boss, Ray Farningham. More info when we can get it.

2012/13 NEW KITS

Dundee have released the first images of the new home and away kits for season 2012/13 season.

Ryan Conroy and Leighton McIntosh show off the new kit.

photo (c) (Dave Young)


Dundee have announced that six players will be moving on come the end of the season. Captain Rhys Weston, Graham Bayne, Jake Hyde, Mark Fotheringham, Ross Chisholm and Craig McKeown. We at Dark Blue Forever would like to wish the lads all the best and thank them for their sterling efforts in their time at Dens.

Saturday, 21 April 2012


Dundee 0-3 Partick.

Dundee's penultimate home match at Dens this season ended in abject disappointment as the visitors from Glasgow walked away with all 3 points courtesy of a Paul Cairney hatrick.

Full report, go to:

Saturday, 17 March 2012


Morton 0-2 Dundee:

A brace from Ryan Conroy was enough for Dundee to walk away with all three points this afternoon as Ross County continue their march at the top of the league. More to follow.

Friday, 16 March 2012


The floodlights dramatically went out on Tuesday night and hence the match was postponed. The 12 year old floodlights haven't failed before and this is the first time in my time going to Dens that they have gone out.

The decision was taken around 19.20 to call the game off. Sadly for the Ayr players and supporters, it would be a long trip back without a ball being kicked.

It has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 27th March, 19.45 kick off.

Friday, 9 March 2012


News has filtered through tonight of the passing of Wullie Reilly from terminal cancer. A life long supporter of the Dark Blues, Wullie will be sorely missed by the Dens faithful. A true inspiration right until the end, he followed Dundee FC through thick and managed to make his last visit to a Dundee match at Dens at the recent clash with Ross County. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and those who have heard of him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.


Kevin joins until end of the season.
Former Hibernian and Falkirk midfielder Kevin McBride has joined the Dees until the end of the season, after successful period on trial at Dens, Welcome to the club Kevin.

photo (c)


Mark back in Dark Blue!
Dundee have re-signed 28 year old midfielder Mark Fotheringham on a deal until the end of the season. Welcome back to Dens, Mark.

photo (c) Dave Young.


Livingston 2-3 Dundee

Dundee managed to squeeze past Livingston with goals from McCluskey (2) and Finnigan to keep the title hopes alive.

Saturday, 25 February 2012


Dundee 1-1 Ross County.

Another 2 points dropped for the Dark Blues in a game which was billed as pretty much a 'must' win game against league leaders Ross County at Dens Park.
Ross County took the lead after only ten minutes with an easy finish from Kettlewell from a Richard Brittain cross inside the box. Dundee though were awarded a penalty from the linesman after 30 minutes when Carl Finnigan dinked into the box after a fine run and was chopped down by Boyd. Up stepped Ryan Conroy who confidently dispatched the ball into the back of the net.
Dundee began to gain more of the possession after the equaliser but Ross County had chances to retake the lead  with Gardyne running through towards Douglas but fell over before really getting into a dangerous area, McMenamin had a deflected header hit off the bar and over the goal.
Second half saw Dundee take more of a grip on the game but no team really looked like scoring again and that is how the game petered out. Finnigan might have had another penalty when he wrestled by Grant Munro in the box but the referee decided against awarding the spot kick.

All in all, Dundee will be disappointed that they couldn't close the gap on Falkirk and County but it was a hard game in which Dundee had to adapt to the strong and physical tactics shown by County which were very physical at times. Not a lot of football was played but without a shadow of a doubt, Dundee were the one's that were looking to play the passing game.

Att: 5,003


Irvine, Weston, McGregor, Lockwood 
McCluskey, O'Donnell, McBride (Milne 74), Conroy
Hyde (Bayne 83), Finnigan

Unused subs; Gibson (gk), McKeown, Chisholm

Goal; Conroy (pen 31)

Ross County

Miller, Boyd, Munro, Morrison
Brittain, Lawson, Kettlewell
Gardyne (Corcoran 77), Vigurs
McMenamin (Craig 84)

Unused subs; Malin (gk), Quinn, Flynn

Goals; Kettlewell (10)


Falkirk 1-1 Dundee

Carl Finnigan joined earlier on Tuesday on loan from St Johnstone for the remainder of the season and made sure Dundee left Falkirk with a point in the game at night,

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Aberdeen striker has knocked back the chance to join Dundee on loan to pursue silverware at his current club. The 30 year old, who is in his testimonial year in the Granite City, has been told his contract will not be renewed in the summer but is determined to leave Aberdeen with a Scottish Cup winners medal.

Meanwhile, the new Dundee CEO Scot Gardiner, has urged Dundee supporters not to worry about the lack of transfer activity during the transfer window, citing that it was only clubs that were buying players that had to do business during the window and that didn't apply to Dundee and  can therefore pursue free transfers and loan deals. It is hoped that Dundee will tie up a midfielder on loan from an SPL side in due course.

Friday, 3 February 2012


Gavin Rae joined SPL side Aberdeen this week on an 18 month deal. We would like to wish Gavin all the best for the future.


Kilmarnock 2-1 Dundee
Dundee 3-0 Livingston
Partick 0-0 Dundee

Friday, 6 January 2012


Dundee take on Kilmarnock in the Forth Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup at Dens tommorow. The game will be live on BBC One Scotland with a 12.30pm kick off. Dundee are boosted with the news that Gavin Rae has signed a new contract albeit it a short term deal and also unfortunately for Kilmarnock, Gary Harkins will not be facing his former club as he has a broken ankle. We wish him the best in his recovery.
Meanwhile Dundee welcome back Stephen O'Donnell from his suspension but a doubt is Nicky Riley who has picked up a knock in the Raith game on Monday and so will be given a late fitness test along with Rhys Weston.

Kilmarnock have Harkins out injured as is Ryan O'Leary and Danny Buijs while the Rugby Park side welcome back Rory McKeown and James Dayton from injury.

Speaking ahead of the game, Dundee gaffer Barry Smith was in a confident mood ahead of the challenge Dundee face.
 "Last season in the Scottish Cup we lost an early goal against Motherwell and went out 4-0 and this season we lost a fairly early goal to Aberdeen and lost out in the League Cup.
"We need to keep ourselves in the game for as long as possible this time to give ourselves a chance of doing anything

Here's hoping the boys in Dark Blue will do the job tommorow and here's hoping it will be a classic Scottish Cup match.

Source for quotes:


Dundee have confirmed that Gavin Rae has signed a new short term deal with the club.

Monday, 2 January 2012


Raith Rovers 0-1 Dundee.

1596 Dark Blue fans travelled to Starks Park today hoping that last week's defeat at home to Morton was only a blip and by 16.45, they left Starks Park with a spring in their step as Dundee managed to bag three points and keep the pressure on Falkirk and Ross County. Jake Hyde was the Dundee hero as he popped up in the 35th minute to prod the ball home. More to follow...