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Dundee Earn Their First Point Of The Season

Dundee finally got off the mark on Sunday when we picked up a point after a draw with Hibernian at Dens Park in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

It wasn’t a pretty display and at times we rode our luck but we got there in the end and claimed our first point of the season which also lifted us off the bottom of the league.

You could tell at the final whistle what getting this point meant to the players. If we lost this match and made it four defeats on the bounce, god knows how it would have affected them.

Their body language at full time told another story. Despite Hibs being the better side, we knuckled down and grinded out a result.

Kevin Holt put us in front early on from the spot but Hibs hit back just before half time to level the score and that was that for the goals, thanks to our keeper Scott Bain.

With Dundee playing without a recognised striker, it was always going to be a tough task to get something from this game and even though every player played a part in getting a point on board, Scott Bain deserves most of the plaudits thanks to some fine goalkeeping between the sticks.

 

 

I’m sure everyone will agree when I say that his form this past season has been a bit hit and miss. Sometimes he even gave off the notion that he would rather be elsewhere but slowly we have been seeing the return of the types of performances that earned him a few Scotland call ups.

We now get a week off due to the internationals this weekend. With our injury list stretching the length of a A4 sheet of paper, it will give one or two some time to recover and be fighting fit when we return to face Rangers at Ibrox. Hopefully, one of these players will be a striker!

Now on to the rest of the Premiership and I start with St Johnstone who came away from Parkhead with a fantastic point against Champions Celtic. The Perth club may have ridden their luck at the best of times but they had a glorious chance to make it 2-0 but spurned the opportunity. It’s now well over fifty matches since Celtic were last defeated in all Scottish competitions.

Hamilton came from two goals down to claim a point against Kilmarnock to keep up their good run of form and piss off everyone who thinks they are undeserving of a place in the top league because of their crowds.

Motherwell were the victors against Hearts despite going behind. The Edinburgh club have now appointed a new manager, their director of football Craig Levein. It’s his second spell as gaffer with the club. Considering he was helping with the search and interviews for a new manager, he must have gave a cracking one to persuade himself to had the manager’s job to…. himself.

Aberdeen and Partick served up a goal-fest with the Dandy Dons eventually winning it 4-3 thanks to a last-minute winner. The result helped us get off the bottom as Partick made it four defeats from four while Aberdeen went top of the league, dethroning Celtic.

Rangers defeated Ross County in the Highlands with one of the most frustrating goals you will see in a long while. Their second came after County’s Scott Fox basically shut off with the ball at his feet. Have you ever played FIFA and your keeper has the ball and your controller disconnects? Well, this is exactly how this goal seemed to happen.

Well that’s me off for a week but as always, MON THE DEE!

 

 

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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel has been a Dundee fan for thirty-something years. He Was invited to write for TEB following the Julian Speroni Testimonial. Uses the excuse for drinking on following The Dee.

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