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)