Dundee End 25 Year Wait With Victory Over Rangers At Dens
Twenty-five years ago, 15th September 1992, was the last time Dundee defeated Rangers at home in the League.
Just shy of sixteen years on, 14th March 2001, we last tasted victory over Rangers at Ibrox in the league.
Last Sunday, we finally banished the demons against the poorest Rangers side I’ve witnessed at Dens Park in a long time.
We out thought them from the very first minute to the last. We wanted it more than them. Even at two-nil up, we kept plugging away for the third goal and despite the Glasgow team pulling one back, we refused to let the heads drop. We stuck to the same game plan that we started with and should have added to our goal tally.
The whole performance was pleasing on the eye which has only happened rarely at home this season while the first half was the best I’ve witnessed at Dens for a long time.
Every player was exceptional but a special mention has to be reserved for Kevin Holt, James Vincent, Cammy Kerr and Marcus Haber who I thought were all excellent. No doubt there will be fans who are reading this saying “what about McGowan, O’Dea etc” and even though they were all tremendous, the players I’ve mentioned were the stand outs for me.
It was a great and massive result for the club. Too many times we have blown the chance to create this much needed gap between ourselves and the bottom two but we stood up and were counted for on Sunday, especially with Inverness picking up an unlikely point away to Hearts.
Our home form since we were defeated by Partick back in October has been nothing short of spectacular. Five wins and two draws from seven has been a fantastic return from the team who have found it hard to find their feet at times, especially away from home.
The big thing now is to try and carry on the good feeling that has come with this victory by getting a positive result away to Motherwell.
They have not won at home in the league since November and are in the midst of a three game losing streak which includes a walloping from Aberdeen when they were smashed 7-2. Regardless of this and taking into our abysmal away record, it will be hard to pick a winner from this fixture.
If we play the same way we did on Sunday, then there is no doubt in my mind that we will claim all three points but it all depends on what Dundee team shows up. Will we see the team that lost to your Partick’s and your Kilmarnock’s or will we see a team with a new belief around them and one that plays 4-4-2? Fingers crossed for the latter!
Mon The Dee!