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.