Friday, 13 March 2009


Back in the days before undersoil heating, in order to protect the playing surface from frost, they used to cover the pitch in straw. Come match day, all the straw would then be raked to the side of the pitch, as in the above photo.
This picture was taken during a Scottish Cup tie against Falkirk on 25th Feb 1979, Dundee winning 1-0 with a penalty by Pirie.
The Dee were in Div 1 at this time having been relegated in 76, but despite the pitch looking like a farm yard, Dundee finished top and got back into the SPL.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Dee player in the photo, i`m sure, is "wing wizard" Jimmy Murphy.