Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Dundee 2, St Mirren 2, Dens Park, cinch Premiership, 31st July 2021

Dundee kicked of the new league season with a home game against St Mirren at Dens Park. The Dark Blues made three changes from last week’s defeat of Forfar. Jordan Marshall, Jordan McGhee and Paul McGowan returned to the starting line-up with Corey Panter and Jason Cummings moving onto the bench and Liam Fontaine missing out. 

Dundee's first effort on goal was a shot from Paul McGowan which went over the bar in the first minute. St Mirren took the lead on four minutes a long ball from their keeper was headed into the path of Brophy whose shot beat the diving Adam Legzdins in the Dundee goal.  

Soon after Danny Mullen had to go off injured after landing badly after a challenge for the ball. Jason Cummings came on to replace the striker. Cummings was unlucky with a shot which the St Mirren keeper had to push his shot round the post as Dundee attacked at every opportunity.

Dundee had to make another change after Christie Elliott limped off and was replaced by Ryan Sweeney who went into central defence with Jordan McGhee moving to right back.

After forcing a few corners Dundee levelled the game right on half-time. A McMullan corner to the back post was inadvertently headed into his own goal by Shaughness, under pressure from Charlie Adam.

The second half began just as badly for the Dee as the first, but the circumstances were very different. Jason Cummings was back defending at a St Mirren corner, and was judged by referee Craig Napier to have brought Jay Henderson down illegally.

It looked a dubious decision and the Dee striker was furious with the award. After a lengthy delay  McGrath scored from the spot.

Dundee responded strongly and took only five minutes to equalise with a superb move. Max Anderson played a great ball down the left which was perfectly weighted for Jordan Marshall. The full back whipped in a first time low cross on the run and Jason Cummings swept home the goal from 12 yards.

Cillian Sheridan had replaced Fin Robertson after the St Mirren penalty and he set up Cummings to run in from the right, only to finish with a weak shot.

The Dark Blues were starting to build some momentum when the game swung decisively in St Mirren’s favour with a red card for Max Anderson. Brophy broke from a Dundee corner, and Anderson scythed him down from behind midway inside the Buddies’ half. 

Dundee had to hang on for the last 25 minutes or so and they did this to earn a fine 2-2 draw, things went against them today but the team looked up for the fight. Best squad we have had for a few years, they all want to play for the club.

Next up is a visit to Parkhead to face struggling Celtic.

Dundee: Legzdins, Elliott (Sweeney 38), Ashcroft, McGhee, Marshall, Robertson (Sheridan 58), Anderson, Adam (c), McMullan, Mullen (Cummings 17), McGowan. Unused Subs: Lawlor (gk), McDaid, McCowan, Panter.

Att: 2,300

Referee: Craig Napier


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Premier Sports Cup Second Round Draw

Dundee will play Motherwell at Dens Park in the second round of the Premier Sports Cup. The game will be played on the week end  of 14/15 August. 

Full Draw Below

Rangers v Dunfermline

Arbroath v St Johnstone

Hibernian v Kilmarnock

Ayr United v Dundee United

Celtic v Heart of Midlothian

Raith Rovers v Aberdeen

Dundee v Motherwell

Livingston v St Mirren

Dundee 5, Forfar Athletic 2, Dens Park, Premier Sports Cup, 24th July 2021

Dundee had  to make changes to the team due to a positive Covid 19 test. Christie Elliott, Corey Panter, Fin Robertson, Max Anderson, Jason Cummings and Danny Mullen all started, replacing Cammy Kerr, Jordan Marshall, Shaun Byrne, Jordan McGhee, Paul McGowan and Alex Jakubiak.

Dundee had a few early chances before Charlie Adam scored with ease at the back post after Jason Cummings cross had found him.

It was no surprise when Dundee scored again shortly after the half hour mark. Declan McDaid’s corner from the left reached Jason Cummings, who set up Corey Panter to smash home his first goal for the Dee in his first game.

Soon after Charlie Adam was replaced by Paul McGowan due to injury, Dundee made it 3-0 when Christie Elliott scored after good play from Cummings and McDaid.

Second half and Forfar Athletic pulled one back when McCluskey scored. But on 71 minutes it was 4-1 after  McMullen was fouled in the box . Jason Cummings scored from the spot with ease. . Soon after Anderson scored Forfar's second goal with a simple tap in.

But Jason Cummings headed home with two minutes to go to complete the scoring.

Dundee: Legzdins, Elliott, Ashcroft, Fontaine (McDaid 16), Panter, Robertson, McMullan, Anderson, Adam (c) (McGowan 35), Cummings, Mullen (Sheridan 62) Unused Subs: Lawlor (gk), Sharp (gk), Wilkie.

Referee: Grant Irvine

Att: 2,000

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Montrose 0, Dundee 2, Links Park, Premier Sports Cup, 21st July 2021

Dundee started with the team which played Brora Rangers last week. New keeper Ian Lawlor is on the bench. The first 20 minutes not much happened only a Fontaine header which was well over.

Dundee had plenty of the ball but failed to create any clear cut chances. Both Fontaine and Ashcroft hit the bar with headers as the half came to a close. 

Dundee made two changes at half time when Christie Elliott and Jason Cummings came on for Cammy Kerr and Alex Jakubiak. Montrose struggled to create anything as well and only a McMullen effort which went wide gave Dundee hope of a break through.

Dundee made another two changes when Max Anderson and Luke McCowan replaced Charlie Adam and Paul McGowan, and the youthful energy of the substitutes allowed the Dee to take total control and finish off the Gable Endies.

Six minutes later and it payed off McCowan played in Marshall who was fouled in the box, Jason Cummings scored with ease from the spot. 

Two minutes later Cummings turned a McMullan cross into the path of McGhee, allowing him to shoot from 18 yards. Fleming saved well, but Luke McCowan  followed up to blast in his first goal for the Dark Blues.

Dundee seen the game out without any more goals and it was good to get another win, clean sheet and it puts Dundee top of the table with one game to go.

Dundee: Legzdins, Kerr (Elliott at half time), Ashcroft, Fontaine, Marshall, Byrne, McGhee (Robertson 82), Adam (c) (Anderson 63), McMullan, Jakubiak (Cummings at half time), McGowan (McCowan 63), Unused Subs: Lawlor (gk), Sweeney, McDaid, Panter.

Referee: Alan Newlands

Att:

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Photos From Brora Rangers Game.......................

 







Two New Signings at Dens Park...................

 After being on trial for the last two weeks Dundee has signed striker Cillian Sheridan and Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor both on two year deals. 

Cillian has played over 400 games and he has scored 100 goals in his career which stared at Celtic, he has also played for  Motherwell, Plymouth and St. Johnstone on loan, followed before a permanent move to CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria.

He came back to Perth for another loan and then went to Kilmarnock. In 2013 he moved to APOEL in Cyprus and gained further Champions League experience. He then moved onto another Cypriot side in Omonia before joining Jagiellonia Bialystok in Poland, Wellington Phoenix who play in the Australian A-League, Ironi Kiryat Shmona in Israel and Wisla Plock in Poland.

Cillian will wear No 23 next season.

Ian  joins the club from Doncaster Rovers where he spent 4 years at the club, he started off at the youth set up at Man City. Then on loan to Barnet and Bury before joining Doncaster in 2017. He also had loan spells at loan with Scunthorpe United and most recently Oldham Athletic last season.

Ian will wear No 21 this season

Dundee 4, Brora Rangers 0, Dens Park, Premier Sports Cup, 13th July 2021

Dundee started ten of the players who faced Kilmarnock in the play-offs at the end of last season . Only one to miss out was Danny Mullen who is injured his place was taken by Alex Jakubiak .

In the early stages of the game is was all Dundee pressing forward at pace. It Dundee 14 minutes to take the lead. Paul McMullan  raced away down the right past Williamson. His low cross was left by Charlie Adam, setting up Paul McGowan to smash home the opening goal from six yards.

Jordan McGhee and Lee Ashcroft both had good efforts saved by the Brora keeper but Dundee double their lead on 34 minutes. Charlie Adam evaded a rash challenge and from the byline the Dee captain picked out Paul McMullan  who had a close range tap in to claim his first goal for the Dee.

Second half and three minutes after the restart Jordan Marshall’s cross found Paul McMullan. He took the ball down and cracked home the third goal from 16 yards. 

Two minutes later Cammy Kerr sent Paul McMullan racing away down the right. He beat his man and fired over a low cross for Alex Jakubiak at the far post to stroke home his first goal for Dundee.

Brora were lucky not to six or seven on the night as Dundee were so much in control, Dundee made changes with Luke McCowan and Jason Cummings coming on for Charlie Adam and Alex Jukubiak.

Both strikers came close to scoring with Cummings hitting the bar late on with a fine effort.

Happy with the win and performance, it was also great to see a game at Dens after 493 days.

Dundee: Legzdins, Kerr, Ashcroft, Fontaine, Marshall, Byrne (Robertson 68), McGhee (Anderson 68), Adam (c) (McCowan 54), McMullan (McDaid 68), Jakubiak (Cummings 58), McGowan. 

Unused Subs: Sharp (gk), Sweeney, Elliott, Panter.

Referee: David Dickinson

Att: 500

Dundee 2, West Ham United 2, Dens Park, Friendly, 9th July 2021

Dundee drew 2-2 at Dens against English Premiership side West Ham United, Charlie Adam gave Dundee a early lead with a near post header. Early in the second half and Paul McMullen made it 2-0 with a fine finish. 

West Ham fought back with a quickfire pair of goals from Jamal Baptiste and Jarrod Bowen, from the penalty spot, midway through the second half.

A good exercise for the club as the players were made to work hard over the ninety minutes

Dundee: Legzdins (Trialist 71), Kerr, Ashcroft (Elliott 76), Sweeney (Fontaine 67), Marshall (Panter 67)

Byrne, McGhee (Anderson 72) Adam (Robertson 72), McCowan (McMullan 53), Mullen (Jakubiak 7), McDaid (McGowan 53) Subs All Used

Referee: Craig Fordyce

Att: 500

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Dundee 3, Leyton Orient 0, Dens Park, Friendly, 6th July 2021

Dundee won 3-0 against Leyton Orient at Dens Park in the first friendly this season. Paul McGowan scored after only 5 minutes curling a great shot into the top corner for a peach of a goal. Dundee going by reports were well on top in the opening stages of the game. 

Dundee made one change at half-time when Jordan Marshall replaced Cammy Kerr, he set up the second Dundee goal when his cross was poked home by Alex Jakubiak. Minutes later and it was 3-0 when a cross from Paul McMullan found Lee Ashcroft and he steered his volley from eight yards across the keeper and inside the post. 

Soon after this on 69 minutes Dundee made changes to the team to see out the game, Leyton Orient did play with different sides for both halves.  They did have chances but nothing to trouble the Dundee rearguard.

Next up is West Ham United on Friday with a 1pm kick-off

Dundee: Legzdins, Elliott, Ashcroft, Fontaine, Kerr (Marshall at half time), Robertson, Adam, McMullan, Anderson, McGowan, Jakubiak (First 69 minutes)

(From 69 minutes) Legzdins, Elliott, Panter, Sweeney, Marshall, Robertson (Trialist 80), Byrne, McCowan, McCowan, McGhee, McDaid, McGowan (Trialist 80)

Referee: Grant Irvine

Dundee: Legzdins, Elliott, Ashcroft, Fontaine, Kerr (Marshall at half time), Robertson, Adam, McMullan, Anderson, McGowan, Jakubiak (First 69 minutes)

(From 69 minutes) Legzdins, Elliott, Panter, Sweeney, Marshall, Robertson (Trialist 80), Byrne, McCowan, McCowan, McGhee, McDaid, McGowan (Trialist 80)

Referee: Grant Irvine

Thursday, July 01, 2021

News From Dens......................

Bobby Geddes
has left the club after being goalkeeper coach for the last 15 years after his contract ended. Bobby also played in goals in a 10 year career playing 254 games for the club. I enjoyed watched Bobby play for Dundee a very good keeper., and one of my favourite players at Dens.







Dundee
have sold 2,200 season tickets so far this season.

Forfar Athletic 0, Dundee 3, Station Park, Friendly, 26-June-21

Dundee beat Forfar Athletic 3-0 at Station Parkin their first Pre-Season game. Goals from Danny Mullen, Paul McMullen and Luke McCowan sealed the win. Dundee played two teams one for each half, so a good work out for the players.

It was first goals for Luke and Paul for the club which is good, all the goals were set up by Charlie Adam.  The game was watched by home fans only due to Covid 19.

Dundee: Legzdins, Kerr, Fontaine, Fisher, Marshall, Byrne, Cameron, McGhee, Anderson, McGowan

Jakubiak (First Half)  

Second Half:  Sharp, Elliott, Ashcoft, Sweeney, Panter , Robertson, Adam, McMullan, McDaid, McCowan

Mullen.

Referee: Chris Fordyce

Monday, May 31, 2021

Build Up to Season 2021-22 as it Happens..........

21st June 2021

Dundee players today returned to Pre-Season training today, they will be joined by Corey Panter of Luton Town who is set to join Dundee on loan for this season.

18th June 2021

Dundee will play Leyton Orient (6th July) and West Ham United (9th July) at Dens Park in Pre-Season games. 

17th June 2021

Lyall Cameron and Josh Mulligan have joined Peterhead on season long loans. Both players spent time at the Blue Toon last season and will return for the 2021/22 campaign.

16th June 2021

Dundee have signed Ryan Sweeney on a two year deal. The centre half has played for Wimbledon, Stoke City, two loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Mansfield Town. He joined Mansfield and has played over 100 games for The Stags. Ryan will wear No 5 and will meet his new team mates when Pre-Season starts on Monday.



15th June 2021

Dundee will play St Mirren at home when the league games start on 31st of July, followed by a trip to face Celtic, then Hibs at home and finish August with a trip to Fir Park to face Motherwell.

11th June 2021

Paul McMullen Signs Two Year Deal

Paul McMullen has signed a two year contract with the club, after joining on a Pre-Contract deal in January, then he was allowed to join Dundee shortly after this. The winger played 19 games and with 13 assists. 

7th June 2021

Manager James McPake and Assistant Manager Dave Mackay has signed new contracts with the club. Great news for the club.

3rd June 2021

Players Depart Dens Park........

Goal keepers Jack Hamilton and Calum Ferrie have left the club at the conclusion of their contracts. 

Jack joined the club in 2018 and made 60 appearances for the club. Last season as the team gained promotion to the Premiership, Jack featured 13 times.

Calum moved to Dens a few years before Jack and was a regular in the Under 20s and had loan spells with Stirling and Falkirk. He made six appearances for the first team in his time with the club.

Osman Sow will also move on from the club after agreeing a move to join a team overseas. Osman signed ahead of the Championship campaign getting underway and hit the net 10 times throughout the season.

Nicholas Hamilton and Jonathan Afolabi have returned to their parent clubs following the completion of their loan spells.

Michael Cunningham, Kyle Fleming, Louis Joyce, Finn Kemlo, Adam Mansouri and Grady McGrath have also all left the club.

2nd June 2021

Dundee will start Pre-Season with a game against Forfar Athletic at Station Park, it will kick off at 2pm on the 26th of June.

Adam Legzdins has signed a new two year deal with the club, he joined the club last November and had six clean sheets in the final stages of the season. Great news for the club.

1st June 2021 

Paul McGowan has won goal of the season for his effort against Ayr United in April at Somerset Park.

Luke Signs.....

Dundee have signed of Luke McCowan on a two year deal. Luke who came through the ranks at Ayr United made his debut in 2017 and impressed throughout the Championship campaign last season, scoring nine times for the Honest Men.

He hit the net in matches against Alloa, Hearts and Morton. 




League Cup Games.......

Our Premier Sports Cup campaign will kick off with a home match against Brora Rangers on Tuesday 13th July, kick off 7.45pm.

We’ll then travel to Dingwall on Sunday 18th to take on Ross County live on Premier, kick off 3pm.

Wednesday 21st July sees us travel to Links Park to play Montrose before we finish the group section at Dens against Forfar Athletic on 24th July, kick off 3pm.

Cammy Kerr has signed a new two year contract with the club, Cammy has made 181 appearances for the club.

Glens Manager of the Year Award......

James McPake has won the Glens Manager of the year for season 2020-21. After a slow start it has been well deserved come the end of the season.

30th May 2021

Season Tickets Prices 

O65s – £255

Adult – £375

Students – £195

U18 – £125

U12 – £1

Disabled – £255

Season Tickets will go on sale from the Ticket Office inside Dundee Direct from 10am on Tuesday 1st June. 

28th May 2021

Liam Fontaine signs up for next season which is great news for the club, Liam as been added a lot to our defence since signing last November.

Dundee will be in Group C alongside Ross County, Forfar Athletic, Montrose, and Bora Rangers after the draw for the 2021/22 Premier Sports Cup took place this afternoon.

Fixtures will be release in due course with the matchdays being as follows :

MD1: Weekend of July 10/11

MD2: Midweek of July 13/14

MD3: Weekend of July 17/18

MD4: Midweek of July 20/21

MD5: Weekend of July 24/25