Monday, July 16, 2018

Stirling Albion 0, Dundee 4, Forthbank Stadium, Betfred Cup Group D, 14-July-18

Dundee got off to a flying start in the group winning 4-0 at Stirling Albion. Dundee gave debuts to four of the new players; Jack Hamilton, Nathan Ralph, Elton Ngwatala and Jean Alassane Mendy, New Signing Kharl Madianga was on the bench. Genseric Kusunga was captain for the first time.

Dundee going by reports settled well and were played some neat pressing football. Sofien Moussa scored on 38 minutes when he  took a long pass from Kusunga and fired the ball home to give Dundee a vital half time lead.

Dundee had Jack Hamilton to thank after the keeper saved well from a Jason Marr header. In the following 12 minutes Dundee wrapped up the game with three goals. The first from a Sofien Moussa header from six yards after a fine cross from Wighton after good midfield play from McGowan and Kamara.

Moussa then set up Jean Alassane Mendy who scored from 16 yards to put Dundee in total control.

The Fourth goal was scored by Craig Wighton who cooly placed the ball in the corner of the net from 12 yards out, after a fine pass from Kamara. 

Dundee gave Jesse Curran, Kharl Madianga and Matt Henvey all a run out replacing Cammy Kerr, Elton Ngwatala, and Sofien Moussa.

Fine win for the dark blues and in the other game played Saturday Brechin and Peterhead drew 0-0.

Dundee: Hamilton,Kerr, (Curran) , Kusunga (c), Meekings, Ralph, McGowan, Kamara, Ngwatala (Madianga), Mendy, Moussa,(Henvey) Wighton. Unused Subs: Parish , Caulker, Jefferies, Scott. 

Att: 1,373. 

Ref: Gavin Ross.

Randy Heads Home............

Randy Wolters has left the club and has signed for Dutch side N.E.C. The winger/striker made 16 appearances for Dundee. All the best for the future Randy pity it did not work out at dens.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Quick Round-Up

Faissal El Bakhtaoui has joined Dunfermline Athletic on loan. Faissal joined the club in 2016 and played over 50 games for the club, scoring 8 times. The attacker joins the SPFL Championship on loan until the end of the season. 

Dundee lost 3-2  to SC Farense at their training camp in Portugal. Jack Lambert and Trialist got the Dundee goals. 

Sad to hear that Alan Gilzean passed away after a short illness, he was a true Dundee legend and we will likely never see the like  again. Alan scored 169 goals in 190 games. He was part of the title winning side in season 1961-62. He was top European goal scorer with 9 goals, most goals in a game with 7 against Stirling Albion, 17 hat-tricks. Alan scored 52 goals in Season 1963-64. Alan left Dundee in 1964 for £72,000. 

Dundee lost 4-0 to  Portuguese Premeira Liga side Portimonese at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira. 

Dundee beat Sunderland 2-0 in a closed door friendly. 

Dundee have signed goal keeper Sam Jackson from Millwall. He will play for the Under 18's under James McPake. 

Kerr Waddell has joined Morton on loan, and James Vincent has joined Dunfermline on loan. 

Dundee beat Cowdenbeath 1-0 at Central Park, Matty Henvey scored on 72 minutes. Dundee used all 22 players. Dundee drew 1-1 at Brechin City New signing Jean Alassane Mendy scored for the Dee. 

Goalkeepers Kyle Gourlay and Calum Ferrie have today completed deals to go out on 6 month loans.Kyle who spent time on loan with Airdrie and Clyde has joined Elgin City for the first part of the 2018/19 season. Calum who made his debut for the first team last season has joined Stirling Albion until the end of the year. 

Jesse Curran has signed a one year contract which is great news. Matty Henvey has also signed for another year both players will push for first team places next season.

Dundee have signed Striker Jean Alassane Mendy on a two year deal. He has played most of his football in Norway.

Dundee will play St Mirren on the opening game of Season 2018-19. 

Holiday ect

Due to my Holiday in San Francisco I'm a bit behind so will do a quick catch up. It's been a quick summer as the real season starts on Saturday when Dundee travel to Stirling Albion in the Betfred Cup.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nathan Signs...........

Dundee have signed Nathan Ralph on a two year deal. English left back Nathan signs after leaving National League side Woking.

 He was with both Ipswich Town and Peterborough United as a youth player before moving to join Yeovil Town where he made 35 appearances for the League One side. 

Nathan then moved to Woking after a loan spell with Aldershot Town. This will be Dundee's fourth signing of the season.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Jack Hamilton Signs.......

Dundee have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jack Hamilton from Hearts the fee is reported to be around £100,000. Jack has signed a three year deal with the club.

Jack played 63 games for Hearts after signing for them when he was just 14 years old. A great signing for the club and will be interesting who takes the No 1 spot next season.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

News From Dens Park

In Group D Dundee will face Dunfermline, Stirling Albion, Brechin City and Peterhead in The Betfred Cup which was drawn live on BT2.

Mark O'Hara has left the club to join Peterborough United on a three year deal, Dundee will get a undisclosed training compensation package.

On May 20th Dundee Football Club was 125 years old The oldest and only club in the city of Dundee!

Dundee FC have signed Kharl Madianga subject to international clearance. The French midfielder played in Bulgaria with FC Lokomotiv GO.

Dundee FC are delighted to announce that Elton Ngwatala has today become the first signing of the summer. The 24 year old midfielder has spent three seasons with Kidderminster Harriers. He has signed a two year deal with the club.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Partick Photos

Dundee 0, Partick Thistle 1, Dens Park, Ladbrokes Premiership, 12-May-18

For the final games Dundee made four changes to the team which played at Ross County, in came Keeper Calum Ferrie, Defenders Daniel Jefferies and Genseric Kusunga and Roarie Deacon. Darren O'Dea was suspended. Elliot Parish and Randy Wolters moved to the bench. Steven Caulker was injured.

Partick started well and Ferrie made a fine save early on. The young keeper looked confident in commanding his box and was also quick to shout to his defenders. Dundee struggled to create anything and it seemed end of season fare. 

Paul McGowan was unlucky after a fine run and the Thistle keeper done well to save his shot. But 10 minutes into the second half and Paul had to go off injured. Randy Wolters came on with Wighton moving into a more central position.

Dundee lost their way a wee bit going forward was much slower and less direct. Partick then got the vital goal to leap ahead of Ross County who were winning at Perth. Dundee saw the game out with very little in chances. They never seem to win the last game of the season to send The Dundee fans home early. It was a good enough crowd who turned up today and deserve just a wee bit more.

Dundee: Ferrie, Kerr, Kusunga, Jefferies, Holt, Spence, Kamara, Deacon (El Bakhtaoui 74), McGowan (c) (Wolters 35), Wighton (Scott 60), Murray. Unused Subs: Parish, Curran, Aurtenetxe, Moore.

Att: 6,756

Ref: Steven McLean

On this day in Season 1983-84 Dundee beat St Johnstone 2-0, both goals were scored by Iain Ferguson.

Ross County 0, Dundee 1, Gobal Energy Stadium, Ladbrokes Premiership, 8-May-18

Dundee made sure of Premier League football next season with a fine 1-0 win at Ross County. Simon Murray getting the vital goal in the second half with a looping header from a Wolters cross. Dundee defended well and hit County on the break. It also means Dundee will finish 9th with Hamilton also safe from the play off spot. It looks like Partick Thistle as Ross County need to win at Perth and the Jags to lose at Dens this Saturday.

Dundee: Parish, Kerr, Caulker, O’Dea, Holt, Spence (Kusunga 86), Kamara, Wolters (Deacon 61), McGowan (c), Wighton (El Bakhtaoui 68), Murray. Unused Subs: Ferrie , Leitch-Smith, Aurtenetxe, Piggott.

Att: 3,976 

Ref: Andrew Dallas.

On this day in Season 1964-65 Dundee beat St Johnstone 2-1, goals from Cameron and Penman. It was in the Summer Cup.