Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dundee 0, St Mirren 2, Dens Park, Scottish Cup 4th Round, 21-January-17

Dundee sadly kept up their woeful record in The Scottish Cup losing to struggling St Mirren at Dens Park on Saturday. Manager Paul Hartley started with same team which beat St Johnstone 3-0 before the winter break.

Marcus Haber could have put Dundee 1 nil up after just a few minutes but the striker hit the post from a tight angle. After that Dundee seemed to struggle to get going with their moves lacking pace and any cutting edge. St Mirren took the lead when John Sutton fired home after the ball broke kindly. Dundee did force the Buddies keeper into a couple of saves and Haber should have scored with a header.

Second half and only a couple minutes gone a slip from Wighton let St Mirren get into the box and Jack Baird scored with a fine finish to leave Dundee with a mountain to climb, and sadly it was one which was too high for the Dens Park Club. Hartley put on two subs which made them worse instead of improving the team.

After this defeat The Players and Manager have to have a long look at themselves as this kind of form will only lead us into a Relegation Dogfight which this current team does not have much fight about them.😠

Dundee: Bain,  Kerr Etxabeguren, Gadzhalov, Holt,  Hateley (Williams 57), McGowan (c),  El Bakhtaoui (Duffy 57), O’Hara, Wighton,  Haber. Unused Subs: Mitchell, Vincent, Ross, Curran, Gomis

Ref: B Madden

Att: 3,622

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

News From Dens....

Striker Marcus Haber has signed for two more years at DFC. It's very good news as Marcus has done really well in his short time at the club.

As Expected Rory Loy has joined St Mirren on loan until the end of the season.

Rumour has it that striker Rory Loy is set to go out on loan to St Mirren, also Michael Duffy is expected to return to Celtic when  his loan deal runs out.

Arbroath 0 Dundee 2, Gayfield, Friendly, 10-January-17

Dundee beat Arbroath 2-0 at Gayfield last night in a friendly, manager Paul Hartley used most of his squad and field nearly two different teams for each half. It was the second half until the visitor finally scored when Marcus Haber headed home after good wing play from El Bakhtaoui.

Dundee scored the second with 6 minutes remaining when a quick throw in from Hateley found Haber and his pass let Craig  Wighton score at the back post. Arbroath made Dundee work for this win. It will be a good work out for the players.

Dundee: Bain,  Kerr, Gomis, O’Dea (c), Holt,  McGowan, Ross, Vincent, Williams,  Duffy, Teijsse

Second Half: Mitchell,  Kerr, Etxabeguren, Gadzhalov, Williams (Curran 56),  Hateley, Low
El Bakhtaoui, O’Hara, Wighton,  Haber

Dundee 3 St Johnstone 0, Dens Park, Ladbrokes Premiership, 31-December-16

Dundee finished the year with a fine 3-0 win over Tayside rivals St Johnstone, they got off to the perfect start when good play from Etxabegerun, O’Hara and  McGowan quickly switched play forward to Haber wide on the right. The striker's cross was hit home by El Bakhtaoui to the delight of the home fans. The second goal came when  Hateley’s free kick was cleared only as far as  McGowan who knocked it back into the penalty area. Haber played a delightful pass with his chest to Gadzhalov who smashed the ball home for a wonderful goal.

St Johnstone did hit the bar and missed a couple of chance, but at half-time the Dundee fans will be happy.

Then on 56 minutes great tackle from O’Hara he got on his feet and played Hateley into space who drove a cross into the box and Anderson knocked the ball into his own net under pressure from Haber to put the Dee 3-0 up and seal the three points.

Afterwards both sides had chances but both keepers were up to form and saved well.

I missed the game due to work and was really happy when I got the score at 5pm.

Dundee: Bain,  Kerr Etxabeguren, Gadzhalov, Holt,  Hateley, McGowan,  El Bakhtaoui, O’Hara, Wighton,  Haber. Unused Subs: Mitchell, Loy, Duffy, Williams, Ross, Curran, Waddell.

Att: 6,492

Ref: Don Robertson.

Partick Th 2 Dundee 0, Firhill, Ladbrokes Premiership, 28-December-16

Dundee lost 2-0 to Partick Thistle from the highlights that I have seen the team fought well enough but failed to create anything and The jags well deserved the victory two first half goals from Booth and Doolan right on half time.

It was a disappointing result and the team need to pick themselves up for the home game next against local  Tayside rivals St Johnstone.

Dundee: Bain, Etxabeguren (Loy 78), Gadzhalov, O’Dea (c),  Kerr, Hateley, Vincent (El Bakhtaouji 57), McGowan, Holt,  Haber, Wighton. Unused Subs: Mitchell (gk), Williams, Ross, Curran, Gomis.

Att: 3,758.

Ref: Alan Muir.

Dundee 3 Hearts 2, Dens Park, Ladbrokes Premiership, 23-December-16

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Celtic 2 Dundee 1, Parkhead, Ladbrokes Premiership, 17-December-16

Dundee lost 2-1 at Parkhead in a game wher they might have snatched a draw after a late fight back.
Griffith put Celtic ahead right on half time with a well taken free kick it looked a bit soft free kick and O'Dea looked to have won the ball. Dundee had chances in the first half with Hateley and Holt going close with efforts.

The home side doubled their lead early in the second half. when Bitton scored after Holt had cleared off the line the Celtic player scored from 20 yards. Dundee managed to pull one back with 20 minutes to go. Marcus Haber was played in by O'Hara and the striker's shot was deflected into the net to give the visitors hope.

Dundee kept attacking and should have scored when El Bahktaoui was clean through but somehow put his shot over the bar to the anquist of the Dundee fans.

Dundee: Bain,  Kerr, Gomis, Gadzhalov, O'Dea, Holt,  Wighton, Hateley (El Bakhtaoui 86), Vincent, Williams (O’Hara 63),  Haber. Unused Subs: Mitchell, Loy, Etxabeguren, Ross, Curran.

Dundee 0, Ross County 0, Dens Park, Ladbrokes Premiership, 10-December-16

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Kilmarnock 2 Dundee 0, Rugby Park, Ladbrokes Premiership, 03-December-16

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