Saturday, 29 May 2010

DFC GOALS v AC MILAN - 1963

I've put a few items up on the Shrine relating to Dundee's games against AC Milan in the 1963 European Cup semi final, so I won't bother going over the match details again.
Instead I thought it was about time to show the Dees goals.
First is the Cousin goal in the San Siro ; followed by Gilzean's goal at Dens.
Lap it up!!



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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

BILLY SEMPLE - 1972 & 73



Here's Billy Semple, before and after the mouser!
Although he played for Rangers before moving to Dens, he only ended up taking part in a handful of games for the Dees in the 1972 & 73 seasons.


Friday, 21 May 2010

SPRUCING UP DENS - 1989

A bit of restoration to the main stand, some repairs, a few licks of paint, and a wee bit of ground work, all going towards making sure everything is shipshape for the 1989/90 season to commence.
If you knew any construction workers, joiners, painter & decorators who worked on Dens back then, you may even be lucky enough to spot them on the footage below!

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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

CANIGGIA IN THE RAIN - 2001

I can't help laugh at this picture!
Here he is, Argentinian glamour guy & soccer superstar, Claudio Caniggia, stuck at the side of a training pitch, in the pissin' rain, in Dundee, wondering what the hell he has got himself into!!

Monday, 10 May 2010

TOMMY GEMMELL - MANAGER - 1977-80

Tommy Gemmell was already a legend by the time he came to Dundee because of his playing days at Celtic and with Scotland, but he also became a bit of an instant hero at Dens when he signed in 1973 and promptly lead the team to League Cup success as captain that year.
When he hung up his boots in 1977, he got the job as Dee boss. His managerial highlight was probably getting Dundee promoted to the SPL in 78/79, but it was swiftly followed by relegation the following season, and so ended his time in charge.
Before he departed, he did manage to squeeze out a famous victory against his former team, Celtic. A 5-1 drubbing at Dens. However, even this amazing scoreline, with just 2 games remaining in the 79/80 season, wasn't enough to keep the Dee in top flight football, and down we went!
Below, are the goals from the game, which took place on 19 April 1980. It is then followed by an interview with big Tam after the match.

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

SOLAR DEECLIPSE

Astronomers at Mills Observatory in Dundee recently captured the first ever total Deeclipse of the sun.
The remarkable footage below contains the actual time-lapse photography the moment the magical event occurred!


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Monday, 3 May 2010

JOHN BROWN GOAL - 1986

John Brown expresses his satisfaction after banging in a goal against Aberdeen in the Quarter Final of the Scottish Cup played at Dens on 8th March 1986.
Over 13,000 were there to see the 2-2 draw, with Graham Harvey being the Dees other scorer.