Monday, August 14, 2017

Hamilton Accies 3, Dundee 0, Super Seal Stadium, Ladbrokes Premiership, 12-Aug-17

Dundee lost 3-0 at Hamilton on Saturday in a game where they had really good chances early on to go ahead. But it was Accies who scored twice in the first half to take control at half-time.

Second half was much of the same more missed chances at least twice where they should score, and then later miss a Penalty. With five minutes to go Hamilton scored from the penalty spot to seal the three points

A lesson that the players must learn from, and maybe we need a out and out striker who can score inside the box. The team are creating chances but to win games of  Football you need to take them.

I missed the game so I can go to the Hibernian games instead I'm glad that l did given the scoreline.

Next up it Aberdeen (Away) which will be a test 

Dundee: Bain, Kerr, Hendry, O’Dea (c) (Waddell 53), Holt, McGowan (O’Hara 78), Kamara, Wolters, (Williams 32), El Bakhtaoui, Allan, Haber. Unused Subs: Parish, Vincent, Hateley, Spence.

Att: 1,694.

Ref: Bobby Madden. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

United Photos

Betfred Cup Draw

Dundee will play Celtic at Dens Park in the 1/4 Finals of the Betfred Cup after the draw was made after the game last night. Full draw is below;

Hibernian v Livingston
Motherwell v Aberdeen
Dundee v Celtic
Partick Thistle v Rangers

Ties to be played on the 19/20/ or 21 September

Dundee 2, Dundee United 1, Dens Park, Betfred Cup, 09-August-17

Dundee Manager Neil McCann made four changes from Saturday. Jack Hendry came in for the suspended Darren O’Dea, Marcus Haber replaced the injured Sofien Moussa while Paul McGowan and Faissal El Bakhtaoui started instead of Mark O’Hara and Randy Wolters, who were on the bench.

Dundee started in a very positive manner and pushed United but, they seemed really up for this cup-tie. They had a great chance when Haber headed just wide from a Allan corner. I thought it was going in, it was so close. Then Scott Allan blasted over after good play from Haber. 

El Bakhtaoui, and the French striker should have opened the scoring with a chance he created himself.  He robbed Edjenguele and raced clear only to send his shot wide. It was a great chance gone, but soon after it was 1-0 Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored a wonder goal when he lashed the ball home from 20 yards to send Dens wild. 

With the pressure Dundee have put on United it should be at least 3-0, but sometimes it happens when United levelled the game when King scored just before half-time in their first real chance of the game.

Second half and I was surprised that Scott Allan came back out as he seemed to have taken a knock, the team started well again and pushed United back. It was no surprise when Paul McGowan put Dundee ahead with a great composed finish. It was truly a well worked goal and the celebrations were wild in front of the United fans in the Shankley stand.

Both side had chances and it could have been 3-1 when the United keeper saved well from a Haber header. United striker King missed a great chance after a wee mix up in the Dundee box, but he managed to put it well wide.

As Dundee ran down the last  15 minutes or so Wolters and Vincent replaced Deacon and Allan. Dundee held on for a great win, one that they were expected to win. All the players were wonderful tonight and they looked a real threat going forward.

Dundee: Bain, Kerr (c), Waddell, Hendry, Holt, McGowan, Kamara, Deacon (Wolters 75), El Bakhtaoui, Allan (Vincent 84), Haber. Unused Subs: Parish, Hateley, Williams, O’Hara, Spence.

Ref: Steven McLean

Att: 10,472

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Photos From Ross County Game

Dundee 1, Ross County 2, Ladbrokes Premiership, Dens Park, 05-August-17

Dundee started well and maybe should have scored but Fox saved well  from O'Hara. But after this Dundee struggled to go forward with too many passes back the way.

Ross County seemed much stronger in midfield and really it was no surprise that they took the lead when Lindsay scored with a fine shot, from Dundee's point of view he had too much space. Dundee did have a couple of efforts on goal but Fox denied Deacon and Holt.

At the start of the second half Jack Hendry replaced Kerr Waddell. Then Dundee suffered a blow when Moussa had to go off injured after falling awkward in the box. El Bakhtaoui came on and it was Dundee who had a wee spell attacking but sadly the final ball into the box was poor.

Ross County scored soon after when Routi headed  home from a corner it was a big blow for the team, it was a poor goal to lose free header in the box, a problem which was a big one last season. 

Paul McGowan came on for Wolters as Dundee had to go for it, they managed to pull one back when Jack Hendry headed home for a fine goal. Dundee did push forward in the last minutes plus 4 minutes of injury time, but The Staggies held on to take the full three points.

Overall Dundee were poor today with too many players not up to speed, Ross County were not great today but seemed much stronger in certain area's. Manager Neil McCann has some work to do before the Cup game on Wednesday.

Dundee: Bain, Kerr, Waddell (Hendry at half time), O’Dea (c), Holt, O’Hara, Kamara, Deacon, Allan, Wolters (McGowan 66), Moussa (EL Bakhtaoui 50). Unused Subs: Parish, Vincent, Williams, Spence.

Ref: Willie Collum

Att: 5,032

United Next After Draw....

Dundee will host City rivals United in the next round of the Betfred Cup the game will be next Wednesday and the good news for Me and Andrew we can go.

Dundee 1, Dundee Und 1, Dens Park, Betfred Cup, 30-July-17

Dundee lost on penalties to City Rivals Dundee United after the game finish 1-1, the good news is Dundee still went through to the next stage of the Betfred Cup. 

Going by reports it was poor stuff in the first half and United took the lead right on half-time when McMullen scored with a well placed shot. Dundee were much better in the second half and really should have won the game. Mark O'Hara scored after a fine flowing move.

Jack Hendry hit the post in the last minute before it went to penalties.

Dundee: Bain, Kerr, Waddell (Hendry 79), O’Dea (c), Holt, O’Hara (El Bakhtaoui 69), Kamara
Deacon, McGowan, Allan (Wolters 77), Moussa. Unused Subs: Parish , Vincent, Hateley, Haber.

Ref:  Kevin Clancy

Att: 10,460

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cowdenbeath 0, Dundee 3, Central Park, Betfred Cup, 26-July-17

Dundee beat Cowdenbeath 3-0 at Central Park tonight. A Sofien Moussa hat-trick in the first half sealed the third victory for the dark blues. Going by reports the team played well, and it sets up Sunday group decider against city rivals Dundee United.

I missed the game due to work, so can only go by reports ect. Happy enough with the three points, and good to see Moussa getting more goals.  

Dundee: Bain, Kerr, Waddell, O’Dea (c), Holt, O’Hara, Kamara (Vincent 69), Deacon, McGowan, Allan (Wolters 62), Moussa (Haber 62). Unused Subs: Parish (gk), Hateley, Hendry, Spence.

Ref: Euan Anderson

Att: 1,321

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

News From Dens......

Dundee haved signed Jordan Piggott who was at West Brom for 10 years , he played last night for the Under 20's against Lochee United it ended in a 1-1 draw.

Craig Wighton looks to be out for at least 6 months after suffering a knee injury playing for the Under 20's last week.

Buckie Thistle Photos....

Dundee 2, Buckie Thistle 0, Dens Park, Betfred Cup, 22-July-17

Dundee started the game well enough but Moussa had the ball in the net after 10 minutes, but was ruled off for offside. Buckie done well and attacked the Dundee defence at every opportunity. Dundee seemed off the pace first half and the midfield was making too many short passes for my liking.

However they took the lead after 21 minutes when after a corner, Faissal EL BAKHTAOUI  picked up the ball 25 yards from goal, wheeled quickly losing two defenders in the process and fired a lovely shot into Bell’s top corner. It should have lead to more goals but poor finishing and Buckie's goalkeeper making some good saves to deny the Dundee forwards.

Second half and it was all Dundee pushing forward, Bell in the Buckie goal continued to impress pulling off a superb save from EL Bakhtaoui’s hooked shot that seemed destined for the top corner.

After 58 minutes Glen Kamara and Scott Allan came on for Lewis Spence and Randy Wolters. Allan moved into the spot behind Moussa and El Bakhtaoui went out to the left wing. 11 minutes later Danny Wiliams was the final substitute, replacing El Bakhtaoui.

Buckie had one great chance but Ross put his shot wide to the relieve of the Dundee fans. Soon after Holt's effort was saved by Bell.  But then Scott Allan made space to shoot from the edge of the penalty area. Bell pulled off a fine save at full length, but the ball broke to Sofien MOUSSA who shot into the unguarded net.

That sealed the game and points for Dundee in what was not a great performance, for sure they need to be a lot better for the next games  Cowdenbeath (Away) and Dundee Und (Home)

Dundee: Bain, Kerr (c), Hendry, Waddell, Holt, McGowan, Spence (Kamara 58), Deacon, El Bakhtaoui (Williams 69), Wolters (Allan 58), Moussa. Unused Subs: Gourlay (gk), Vincent, O’Hara, Curran.

Ref: C Charleston

Att: 2,774

Raith Rovers 1, Dundee 2, Starks Park, Betfred Cup, 18-July-17

Dundee took on Raith Rovers in the Betfred Cup the Fifers have started the season  well.  Five players made their competitive debuts for the Dee Jack Hendry, Glen Kamara, Roarie Deacon, Scott Allan and Randy Wolters.

The first half was very scrappy with very little to thrill the big Dundee support. Wolters hit the bar close to half time with a good effort. Rovers had a good chance but Vaughan shot wide when really he should have put the home team ahead.

Second half and Dundee did step it up a bit and played some decent football, Deacon shot over after good work from Cammy Kerr. Dundee made changes with McGowan coming on for O'Hara, later Waddell and Moussa replacing O'Dea and Wolters. 

Dundee did get the vital break when after a goalmouth scramble  Sofien Moussa turned to volley the ball home, it looked like the winner, but Rovers came back at the death with Vaughan scored to level the game. It looked it was going to penalties, but seconds to go Jack Hendry headed home from a Scott Allan cross to claim all three points for the dark blues.

Dundee: Bain, Kerr, Hendry, O’Dea (Waddell 80), Holt, Kamara, O’Hara (McGowan 56), Deacon, Allan, Wolters (Moussa 69), El Bakhtaoui. Unused Subs: Ferrie (gk), Williams, Spence, Wighton.

Att: 2,962

Ref: S Finnie

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pre-Season Photos

Dundee Sign Striker

Dundee have signed striker Sofien Moussa on a two year deal. Tunisian born, Sofien has most recently played his football in Bulgaria with FC Lokomotiv GO.

The 29 year old, started his career in his home country playing for both AS Marsa and Étoile du Sahel before moving to Norwegian club Tromsø in 2016. Sofien will wear the number 9 shirt this season.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

PreSeason Games

Dundee 1, Bolton Wanderers 2, Dens Park, Friendly, 14-July-17

Dundee lost to  2-1 to English Championship Bolton Wanderers on Friday night at Dens Park, first half the visitors looked much stronger and they scored two well taken goals to lead at half-time. Dundee did make some changes in the second half and they came close a few times. Paul McGowan scored  with 14 minutes to go. They pushed trying to level the game but found the Bolton keeper in fine form. Bolton fielded a total different team in the second half. 

It was a good work out , and I thought that Dundee played some nice football. The squad is a lot stronger in terms of players will need to play to keep the jersey.

Brechin City 0, Dundee 2, Glebe Park, Friendly, 11-July-17

Dundee kept their unbeaten record going with a comfy 2-0 result first half goals from Craig Wighton and Paul McGowan put Dundee in control, next up for the dark blues is a visit from Bolton Wanderers on Friday night. I will be able to go as it's one of my days off. They beat Arbroath 2-1 at Gayfield last night.

Arbroath 1, Dundee 2, Gayfield Park, Friendly, 8th-July-17

Dundee came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at sunny Gayfield yesterday, two later goals from El Bakhtaoui and Randy Wolters got the winner with just 7 minutes rom the end. Again most players got a run out , they struggled first half  with Arbroath going ahead from a penalty. Second half was much better with Scott Alan looking a very clever player with his touch and passing skills. A good work out for the team.

St Mirren 1, Dundee 3, 2012 Paisley Stadium, Friendly, 4th-July-17

Dundee beat St Mirren 3-1 in the first game, two goals from Darren O'Dea in the first half, and Marcus Haber headed home early in the second half put the dee 3-0 up. St Mirren pulled a goal back on the hour mark. Dundee held on to secure the win, reports say it was a close game with all the players getting a run out.