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.

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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.