Wednesday, 30 September 2009

BOBBY GLENNIE Q & A - 1986

This comes from the 1986 Testimonial programme. Bobby answering a few questions and giving a little insight into some of his favourite things.
Click onto the image to read the large version.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

BOBBY GLENNIE TESTIMONIAL - 1986

A well deserved testimonial match in '86 for Dee's Mr Dependable, Bobby Glennie.
Man City the opposition for this one... 2-2 the final score, with Glennie banging in a penalty.
His time at Dens was a lengthy one - 1978 to 1989, a stint which saw him play in a total of 376 games, and making it into the top 10 of the clubs longest serving players.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

BOBBY ROBINSON'S 2 NICKNAMES

Bobby Robinson was a classy 70's midfielder who used to like having runs at goal. He was nicknamed "Trigger" by his team mates, because of his turn of speed.
However, I remember my crowd had our own alternative nickname for him - "Peach of a goal". This came about when one of Bobby's goals featured weekly on the intro sequence to Sportscene. In the original match it was taken from, Archie McPherson came out with the phrase "peach of a goal" in his commentary to describe it, and that kind of stuck with us. We had a rather Monty Python kind of sense of humour then and we did actually shout out "Come on, Peach of a goal" during matches!! We were in fact referring to the Python sketch featuring a guy with the nickname, Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson!!! A good laugh at the time, even if a bit silly.
Anyway, Bobby's time at Dens was from 1971 to 1977, in which he played 195 full games, and included a Scottish League Cup winners medal in 73. He also played for Scotland while he was a Dee - 4 full caps in 74/75.
He, sadly, died far too soon, in 1996 aged only 46.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

WILSON v WILSON - 1975

Dundee's Bobby Wilson battles it out with Celtic's Paul Wilson, and somewhere during the tussle Paul Wilson loses a boot, but as you can see, still manages to get in his tackle!!
The game was a Scottish Cup semi at Hampden on 2nd April 1975. Despite the lack of footwear, Celtic won it 1-0.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

THE BOARDROOM BARD

This CCTV image captured the moment the ghost of William McGonagall made an appearance in the boardroom of Dens Park one spooky Halloween a few years ago.
Not only that, but the Dundee poet was obviously inspired by one of the trophies on display, as a sound recording also picked up this brand new line of his - "The tray, the tray, the silvery tray!".

Thursday, 17 September 2009

ALLY DONALDSON #3 - THE TESTIMONIAL

The programme for Ally Donaldson's Testimonial match at Dens on 4th May 1980.
The game was against Dundee Utd and finished 4-4.
And so ended Ally's era as a Dee.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

ALLY DONALDSON #2 - THE AUTOGRAPH

Ally Donaldson signed the cover of this Leeds programme, dated 15th May 1968. It was a game Ally played in, it being the 2nd leg semi-final of the Fairs Cup. However, the legendary Leeds team got the better of us on the night, winning 1-0 at Elland Road - making it 2-1 on aggregate.
You can also view a ticket for this match in the December 2008 Shrine Archives.
Thanks to Mike Gallagher.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

ALLY DONALDSON #1 - IN GOAL

Ally Donaldson was Dundee FC keeper for many, many years. The exact time span Ally was at Dens was - 1961 to 1972, followed by a 2nd stint from - 1977 to 1981, an incredible 16 years, which makes him one of the clubs longest serving players. He notched up a total of 408 games and played under 7 different managers, from Bob Shankly to Donald Mackay!
He was also a big favourite with the fans, and I can remember during the quieter moments of matches, the Derry would sing "Ally, Ally, give us a wave" and he would oblige!
Talking of Ally responding to fans, here he is answering questions sent into Shoot magazine in February 1971, giving his reply to what his greatest game was, how he deals with penalties and so on. Most of the qusetions were sent in from the Dundee area, so you may even spot someone you know!
You'll need to click the image to read the large version.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

JOHN DUNCAN ACTION SHOT #3

This picture of John Duncan banging one in was taken on 20th March 1971. It was a game against Airdrie - the score - Airdrie 2 v 6 Dundee. A Duncan hat-trick, plus 2 from Alex Bryce and 1 by Jocky Scott.
Below is a sequence of photos capturing one of Duncan's goals. The move starts with a pass by Bryce - JD does the rest!!


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Saturday, 12 September 2009

JOHN DUNCAN ACTION SHOT #2

Striker John Duncan was on top form when this picture was taken in the 1972/73 season. In fact, JD was Dundee's top scorer with a whopping 40 goals.
This mid-air volley was snapped at Dens against Celtic. The Dee played Celtic 7 times during this season, beating them twice at Dens as well as doing battle with them at Hampden 3 times.
We finished the season 5th, a position which got us into Europe the following season.
Photo by D C Thomson.

Friday, 11 September 2009

JOHN DUNCAN ACTION SHOT #1

John Duncan was in the legendary forward line of the late 60's/early 70's that included Gordon Wallace & Jocky Scott. All 3 strikers are actually in the top 10 of Dundee's all-time top scorers. Duncan's goal scoring tally came to 109, after playing a total of 179 full games for the club between 1966 & 1974.
This was the era I used to follow the Dee every week, and I remember one Saturday, John Duncan parked his car at the top of Provie Road and my crowd spotted him, so we all ran over and started chatting to him. As we all made our way down to Dens, every few steps other Dee fans noticed us and joined the posse. By the time we reached the ground there was a crowd of about 100 of us who ended up escorting him to the main entrance!
The above photo was taken in the 1971/72 season at Dens but I must admit I don't recognise what team it is. Hearts maybe? If you recognise any of the players, drop the info into the comments.
Photo by D C Thomson.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

DUNDEE FC SQUAD - 1992

The team posing in their trackies at Dens in 1992.
In 92 we won the 1st Division and were promoted back into the SPL.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

EDINBURGH VICTORIES IN CHAMPION'S SEASON #2

The 2nd victory in Edinburgh during the 1961/62 season was not long after the Hibees game. The Hearts match took place on 13th January 62 . A 2-0 win for the Dee, with goals from Cousin & Gilzean.
Dundee actually won all 4 encounters involving the capital clubs that season. All points gratefully received!!

Monday, 7 September 2009

EDINBURGH VICTORIES IN CHAMPION'S SEASON #1

2 away wins in Edinburgh helped us add more points to our title winning season of 1961/62.
The first was against Hibs on 25th November 1961. A 3-1 Dee victory with goals by Gilzean, Penman & Smith.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

THE LONE RANGER?

Not 100% sure who this mystery keeper is, all alone in the Dens sunset.
I've zoomed in, and he looks a bit like Andy Goram to me. So if that's the case, the photo could be v Rangers, or more likely v Motherwell around 1998.
I asked the person who took the snap, but his memory is blank on this one.
If anybody can spot any clues, or can positively ID the goalie/game, then feel free to drop it into the comments.
Click on the image to view the large version.

Friday, 4 September 2009

IN THE DUNDEE DUGOUT - 1984

Physio - Eric Ferguson, Manager - Archie Knox and assistant - Jocky Scott, passing on instructions to the team from the Dens dugout on 25th Feb 1984 in a game against Rangers.
Not sure whether the fact that they appear to be pointing in 2 different directions had anything to do with us getting beat 3-1..!!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

DEE4LIFE TRUST T-SHIRT - BACK

Here are the teams for both Trusts who each got this t-shirt for playing in the charity games.


DEE4LIFE TRUST T-SHIRT - FRONT - 2005

Although this t-shirt only dates from 4 years ago, it is a pretty rare item, mostly because there were only around 2 dozen made and were given to those who took part in the 2 charity matches involving Dee4Life v Arab Trust. The 2 games were played at Dens & Tannadice. The dates are on the shirt.


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

2ND DERRY RUMBA T-SHIRT - BACK

Getting good value from the Derry Rumba design dept, here was the DFC tour schedule for the 90/91 season. A bit hasty with the forecast though, we didn't get promoted until the following season.


2ND DERRY RUMBA T-SHIRT - FRONT

This colourful t-shirt was the Derry Rumba design for the 1990/91 season. Having been relegated, the fightback was on!!