Tag: Dundee

Obituary: Bert Slater

Wednesday, July 26 – 2006 Bert Slater Goalkeeper with Falkirk, Liverpool, Dundee and Watford Born: 5 May 1936 in Musselburgh. Died: 21 July 2006 in Brechin, aged 70. Although he won the Scottish Cup with Falkirk and a Second Division championship medal with Liverpool, it is his endeavours […]

Everton own 40% of Liverpool’s shares

Friday, November 30 – 1966 London, Glasgow and nine other cities stage more than a quarter of Britain’s League football. None is closer to co-operation in the presentation of a community’s Soccer than Liverpool. The rivalry and excitement of the game on Merseyside are familiar. Less know is […]

No Newcastle United for Ian St. John

Tuesday, October 20 – 1959 “No” was the most used word in Scottish Soccer last night, for Aberdeen and Motherwell joined Dundee in refusing English bids. They spurred written £25,000 Newcastle offers for two internationals – Aberdeen left winger George Mulhall and Motherwell centre forward Ian St. John. […]

St. John turned down Bolton Wanderers

Saturday, August 29 – 1959 Bolton’s troubled boss Bill Ridding arrived home at three yesterday morning after watching Northampton’s 6ft leader Derek Leck score twice against Torquay. Rocked by two defeats and a critical ankle injury to centre forward Nat Lofthouse, Ridding also has had his scout’s approach […]

Years bridged

Friday, August 31 – 1945 Liverpool will be bridging six years at Anfield tomorrow, for their team against Burnley looks pretty much the same as it did in those brief moments of league football we had in 1939. Only four of the 15 players from whom the directors, […]

Liverpool’s visit to Burnley

August 25, 1945 Burnley open their league programme today with Liverpool the visitors at Turf Moor. It should prove an attractive start to the season. The home team have brought in Roach, of Manchester United to partner Innard, the Falkirk player, at right back, and Sneddon, of St. […]

The death of Norman Wilson

February 14, 1945 Former Dundee footballer Norman Wilson died suddenly at Aldershot. He was 45 years old. Wilson went to the Dens Park club round about 1924 from Accrington Stanley, but remained only a short term with the club, for whom he played at half-back. He was Aldershot’s […]

Dundee v British Army 0-7 (Friendly: August 5, 1944)

August 5, 1944 Match: Army friendly, at Dens Park, kick-off: 15:00. Dundee – British Army 0-7 (0-4). Referee: Mr. P. Craigmyle (Aberdeen). Dundee (2-3-5): Reuben Bennett, Bob Rennie, Robert Ancell, Micky Fenton (Middlesbrough), Gray (Morton), Cox (Third Lanark), Miller (Partick Thistle), Turnbull, Willie Anderson, Robert Auld, James Roberts. […]

All set for Dens Park

August 4, 1944 Stage is now set for the opening game at Dens Park tomorrow afternoon between Dundee and the British Army XI. Dundee have completed their defence by signing a goalkeeper, Bennett, from Hull City, and a selection will be made from: – Bennett, Ancell, Rennie or […]

Matt Busby for the British Army XI

July 30, 1944 All set for the two big attractions on Saturday – Dundee v British Army at Dens Park, and Edinburgh Select v Aston Villa at Tynecastle. As well as the football, both sets of spectators will be entertained by military bands and displays. At Dundee the […]

British Army team for Scotland

July 14, 1944 The British Army team is to open Dens Park, Dundee, on August 5 and thereafter tour the North-East, finishing up in Inverness. Mr. George Graham, energetic secretary of the SFA, has arranged the fixtures. The army team will include Matt Busby, James Carabine, Archie McAulay, […]