Saturday, 30 July 2011


It's difficult to tell by the clothes they are wearing whether the squad is about to set off for an away match, or going away for a round of golf, but here are the DFC players posing beside the bus outside Dens in 1932.
Not a particularly thrilling year football wise, mid table finish and no trophies, but anyway, it's who's who time.
From left to right -
Tom Smith - Colin McNab - Jimmy Guthrie - Bill Marsh - Jock Gilmour - P.Jackson (Director) - Lew Morgan - Willie Blyth - Harry Smith - Jimmy Robertson - Alec Troup - J.Brown (Trainer).
Poking out the windows - Tom McCarthy - Andy Campbell - Peter Gavigan.
The bus itself looks almost like a modern day Hummer!

Thursday, 16 June 2011


"Ohhhhh Jocky Jocky - Jocky Jocky Jocky Jocky Jocky Scott."
This is Jocky Scott getting the pitch all to himself in 1970.
Still a bit young for his side-lappers to make an appearance, but by this time his many match appearances saw him well on the road to being our very own 70's superstar!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Steve Murray hooked up with Dundee at the start of the 1963/64 season.
First began playing as a right sided winger, but after a couple of years was placed in the right-half position and for the remainder of his time at the club, claimed the #4 shirt.
He managed to grab 21 goals, the majority of which were scored during his early years when playing up front.
He played a total of 240 full games for the Dee - 1963 to 1970.
The photo was taken at the tail end of the 60's.

Friday, 11 March 2011


What Dundee got when they signed Jimmy Wilson was, a busy wee winger - sometimes on the left and sometimes on the right.
This picture of him was taken when he first arrived at Dens in 1970.
He played a total of 123 full games for the club, right through to 1975.
The wee man also managed to bag a few goals along the way.

Friday, 18 February 2011


You can tell by the strip and his rather youthful looks, that this picture of George Stewart was taken in the mid 60's - very early on in his long career at Dens.
Although he joined the Dee in 1964, he didn't make his debut until the 1966/67 season, and then went on to play a total of 291 full games for the club, all the way through till 1976, which is pretty good going.
A typical centre half really, dependable, got stuck in, and being of tall build he'd often use his height advantage for corners and free kicks, hitting the back of the net on a few occasions too.
In fact, one of his rare goals was captured on telly, here it is below.
A 2-1 Dee victory away at Tynecastle, with big Dode getting on the end of a Biffo free kick - December 1972.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Here's a DFC player to test your memory cells - striker, Duncan McLeod.
This cutting, dated Friday 14th January 1972, mentions the possibility of McLeod making his Dundee debut that Saturday as he was included in the pool to play Hearts at Tyncastle the next day.
It wasn't to be however, in fact McLeod only played one full game for the club and that was the following season when he took part in the Dees away game against Norwich in the Texaco Cup in September 72. So at the end of the day, there can't have been many Dee fans who actually saw him play for the dark blues!
Anyone go to Norwich?
Incidentally, the game at Tyncastle - we won it 5-2!

Friday, 14 January 2011


Here's a reminder of how the popular Wee Red Book looked in the 1973-74 season, the year we lifted the League Cup.
Under it, Tommy Gemmell parades the trophy at Hampden with Thomson Allan alongside.