Monday, 31 August 2009

DERRY RUMBA T-SHIRT - BACK

And a view of the back of the t-shirt.


DERRY RUMBA T-SHIRT - FRONT

Here is the Derry Rumba t-shirt as advertised in the previous post. Quite a collectors item now.


DERRY RUMBA MERCHANDISE

This advert appeared in the Apr/May 1989 issue of Derry Rumba fanzine. The design for t-shirts & sweatshirts featured a bomber on the front and fist on the back.
Don't know how Dee fans abroad felt about paying £50 for postage mind you..!!
I think they did miss the opportunity to sell Derry Rumbaba sponge cakes though!!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

DENS-SCENE FANZINE - 1989

The very first issue of Dens-Scene fanzine. Based in sunny Stonehaven, this issue hit the scene in Aug/Sept 1989 and contains the usual kind of fanzine material - jokes - arab bashing - past matches - cartoons - quiz - puzzles - a preview of the new season - DFC's new signings - an overview of other fanzines - letters and a few other bits & pieces thrown in. A no bad debut actually.


Friday, 28 August 2009

STEVE MURRAY - 1963 to 1970

Stevie Murray looking rather schoolboyish in this shot taken in 1966.
Before Steve eventually settled in the right-back position, he had stints on the right wing, inside-right and even inside-left. The #4 shirt became his permanent one for a few years though. He also captained the team for a duration.
He played a total of 240 games in his 7 years at Dens.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

HOME RULE

This image seems a bit abstract at first but after a closer look you can make out what it is, with a little help from the caption.
If anyone can put the graphic to good use, feel free to grab it by clicking on the image and saving the hi-res large version.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

DENS DERBY - SEPTEMBER 1961

Another programme from Dundee's title winning season.
This game against United took place on 9th September 1961 and it has to be said we ripped them apart on the day with a 4-1 scoreline.
Goals by Penman, Smith, Robertson and a Utd o.g. - and 20,000 through the Dens turnstiles.

Monday, 24 August 2009

JOE GILROY IN WHITE - 1969

Another shot of Joe, this time wearing white. The action is from a training session at Dens in 1969.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

JOE GILROY IN DARK BLUE - 1969

A rather tanned looking Joe Gilroy at Dens in 1969. Almost matches the shade of the ball!
Joe played right wing/inside right positions for Dundee from 1968 to 1971 and notched up 62 games in total.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

POSTWAR PICTURE CARDS - BACK

No need for me to do a write-up on the trio when you can click onto the image and read the info on the back of the cards yourselves.

POSTWAR PICTURE CARDS

3 Dundee FC cards from mid/late 1940's.
Reggie Smith - Ally Gunn - Bobby Ancell.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

SOUTH AFRICA 53 TOUR SOUVENIR

This rare item is a memento from Dundee's 1953 South Africa Tour. Being in SA for 2 months meant that the team attended many civic receptions in the cities they visited and during those occasions this commemorative medal was presented.
Big thanks to Paul Smith.

Monday, 17 August 2009

DUNDEE'S TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA - 1953

8 weeks Dundee FC were in South Africa for their summer '53 tour - 16th May to 15th July.
This was one of the Dee's legendary squads with players like Billy Steel, Alfie Boyd, Doug Cowie and Bobby Flavell, to name just a few, who were involved.
They played a total of 17 games - Won 15 - Drew 1 & Lost 1, and scored a whopping 70 goals along the way!
Some of the tour was captured on cine and the silent footage below is an example of what was shot in Johannesburg at the Rand Stadium on 11th July '53.
It's difficult to make out who's who during the match action but it does show the occasion very well and gives a good insight into just how popular the Dundee tour was.
Goalscorers in this game were - Flavell 3 - Turnbull and Zeising.

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Sunday, 16 August 2009

DFC ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

This strip is from a publication from the 1950's. It illustrates the history of the club, featuring things like when Dundee played at Carolina Port in the 1890's, the team parading the Scottish Cup in 1910 and the Dee winning the Scottish League Cup in the 1950's.
Click on the image to view and read the details.

Friday, 14 August 2009

DEE IN THE PARK

Bobby Brady singing the (dark) blues in the Penman Lounge at a Dee4Life do at Dens Park a couple of years ago. Bobby is the one sitting with the lyric sheet in front of him.
If you know who the standing guitarist is, feel free to drop it into the comments.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

THE SHIRT WITH NO NAME

Dens Park, the 1993/94 season, and Jim Duffy poses while awaiting new shirt sponsors!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

AGOG IN THE FOG!

This was one of those games that has since gone on to become part of DFC's history pages.
The match at Ibrox was played during Dundee's title winning season of 1961/62 - 11th November '61 to be exact - the result...Rangers 1 v 5 Dundee.
Apart from the amazing scoreline, two other aspects from the game will be remembered, the thick fog and Alan Gilzean getting 4 of the goals.
No need for me to write the details of the game here though when you can watch it yourselves below. To put you in the picture, however, there was no scoring in the first half so it's the second half action highlights. Unfortunately, the Dees 5th goal by Penman no longer exists, but Gillie's 4 more than makes up for it!
You can also click onto the programme above to read the large version.

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Monday, 10 August 2009

DFC TABLE CARDS - #2

Another two table cards from the same Capital Dark Blues dinner, this time featuring the Spanish flag for Nacho Novo and the Scottish flag for Lee Wilkie, who opted to sign his.
Thanks to Mike Gallacher.


DFC TABLE CARDS - #1

Here's a rare pair of colourful table cards that were used for a dinner organised by Capital Dark Blues sometime around the 2003 period.
The national flags represent the players origin, in this case, Argentina for Fabian Caballero and Georgia for Georgi Nemsadze.
Thanks to Mike Gallacher.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

THE NICE ONE CHANT - 1973

This chant cropped up around the terraces in 1973. The "Nice One ..." song came about when Totenham Hotspur released a record by Cockerel Chorus called "Nice One Cyril" which got into the pop charts. The single being a tribute to Spurs legend, Cyril Knowles. The tune caught on around the country and would be chanted at matches when a player in your team scored. The crowd would just replace Cyril with the name of the scorer.
For my wee Karaoke demonstration below, I have chosen Jocky Scott (sitting), who was Dundee's top scorer in 1973/74 when it was sung at Dens.
Incidentally, ex Dee, Alan Gilzean was still playing for Spurs in 1973 when the single charted, although I don't know if he sang on the record.
Anybody spot him on Top Of The Pops?
The tune also featured in a tv commercial sometime later.

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Friday, 7 August 2009

BILLY DODDS - MAN OF THE MATCH - 1990

Billy Dodds receives the "Man of The Match" award at a Scottish Cup tie against United in January 1990.
1989/90 was Billy's first season at Dens and he went straight onto become the Dees top scorer that year. He then followed this by claiming top scorer again in 91/92 and 92/93.
He tallied up a total of 193 appearances in dark blue.
Also in the picture is Bill McLardy, the Tennents representative.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

BILLY DODDS - HPF HALL OF FAME - 1990

Dundee fanzine - "It's Half Past Four..." - had this free poster in issue #4.
This was during the 1989/90 season and Billy Dodds was the star player & top scorer, his talents also helping him have the honour of being the first to be featured in the mags Hall of Fame.
It folded out into an A3 size poster and it was drawn by Stuart Sang.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

ALFIE BOYD - 1947 to 1953

A couple of rare cards from the late 40's featuring Alfie Boyd.
Alfie has links with Dundee FC going way back to when, as a kid, he used to be ball-boy at Dens.
He signed as a player in 1947 and played in the left back / centre half positions up till 1953, and notched up a grand total of 234 appearances for the club.
He will always be remembered for scoring the vital goal at Hampden when Dundee beat Rangers 3-2 in the Scottish League Cup final. Alfie heading in the winner with just a few seconds remaining!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

BERT SLATER AS COACH - 1989/90

Although Bert Slater will always be remembered as Dundee's top goalie in the early 60's, here is a picture of him a couple of decades later when he was Dee coach in 89/90.
A lesser known aspect of Bert is that he once appeared in a TV commercial for Wagon Wheels, the big round chocolate biscuit. The scene kind of resembled Custer's last stand, and Bert was one of the chaps who fell to the ground having been hit by an arrow. It's a wonder he didn't just put a bandage on it and carry on..!!

Monday, 3 August 2009

DEE FANS IN HEYSEL STADIUM - 1963

Here's a rare piece of film from March 1963. It's the final whistle against Anderlecht, and Dundee have won the European Cup quarter-final game 4-1 over at Heysel Stadium in Belgium.
A few Dee fans run onto the pitch, go over to keeper Bert Slater and carry him shoulder high along the length of the pitch. A gesture that gets a warm ovation from the crowd!!

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Sunday, 2 August 2009

SETTING SIGHTS ON PROMOTION

If there is 1 target we all want to see Dundee hit this season, then it has to be the return to the SPL.
And all going well, the Dee will be BANG ON!!