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Dundee Make It Four Defeats In Five At Ibrox

A 4-1 defeat by Rangers at Ibrox saw the Dees head back to the bottom of the league, sitting with one point from a possible fifteen.

We never deserved anything from this match. We were wasteful in possession and wasteful with our final ball up front.

There were a few fleeting minutes at the start of the second half when we could and should have equalised with two great chances.

Roarie Deacon saw his header flash just wide of the post, then returning striker Sofien Moussa couldn’t connect with Jack Hendry’s header at the backpost to turn the ball home.

Near the end of the ninety minutes after the Gers had enough of scoring against us, we did grab a consolation but it did little to ease the disappointment of losing by such a heavy scoreline.

Despite only being five games into the season, I’m worried. I’m not ‘let’s sack the manager and start making panic buys’ type of worried but I’m worried that we are stuck in a rut.

I feel we have a good squad of players but we have to find ourselves a settled starting line up. Injuries have of course hampered this but as these players start to return to full fitness, we will hopefully get the chance to put out our strongest eleven.



Saturday sees a huge game at Dens Park against St Johnstone.

We haven’t won in the league at home since February and Neil McCann has yet to guide Dundee to a home win, again in the league.

There has been talk of turning Dens into a fortress but since February, it’s more or less been a brothel with all the cheap goals we are giving away along with gifting the opposition points.

Hopefully we can turn the corner on Saturday, pick up our first win of the season, our first win at home in nine matches and move off the bottom of the league.

It will be a tough game to get a result from. St Johnstone are no mugs and with Michael O’Halloran back in their squad, they will be a heading to Dundee as favourites for the win.


Celtic hammered Hamilton 4-1 in the Friday night game. There was no surprises here with the team I can safely call the Champions elect with only five games gone.

Motherwell beat Kilmarnock 2-0 which was a good result for us while Partick picked up their first point of the season and were unlucky not to have all three as Ross County scored late on to salvage a point.

St Johnstone and Hibernian also shared the point with a 1-1 draw as did Hearts and Aberdeen who played out a scoreless tie at the home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield. For the readers down South, Hearts are in the middle of renovating their main stand so have been given permission to play their home matches there.

So that’s your lot for this week. Back being bottom of the league, leaking goals and in dire need of a change of fortune.

As the old saying goes, ‘there’s always next week.’




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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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