Dundee 1
Aberdeen 0
League (Premier League)

1 - 0

League (Premier League)
Saturday, December 18th, 2004
Dens Park
Attendance: 7,310
3:00 PM Kick-off

Neil Barrett (57)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Jimmy Calderwood

Starting Eleven
1. Derek Soutar
17. Callum MacDonald
20. Stephen McNally
3. Brent Sancho
2. Barry Smith
14. Neil Barrett
12. Garry Brady
18. Steven Robb
26. Fabian Caballero
9. Steve Lovell
10. John Sutton
Ryan Esson .20
Michael Hart .15
Russell Anderson .4
Zander Diamond .5
Kevin McNaughton .3
Markus Heikkinen .8
Richard Foster .21
Chris Clark .11
Scott Severin .6
Darren Mackie .14
Fernando Pasquinelli .24

Scott Murray
5. Bobby Mann
6. Lee Wilkie
8. Mark Fotheringham
7. Glen Atle Larsen
19. Alexandre Cerdeira
15. Neil Jablonski
James Blanchard .40
Philip McGuire .2
Scott Morrison .16
Steven Craig .9
John Stewart .19
Scott Muirhead. 15

Neil Jablonski for Fabian Caballero (90)
Steven Craig for Fernando Pasquinelli (38)
Scott Muirhead for Zander Diamond (58)
John Stewart for Ricky Foster (66)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. Steven Craig (67)
Match Officials

Steve Conroy (Referee)
Willie Dishington & Lawrence Kerrigan (Assistants)
Mike Ritchie (Fourth Official)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at December 18th, 2004)

2004-05 All Time
Derek Soutar (GK)23 20 - 21 -
Callum MacDonald21 15 - 22 -
Stephen McNally - 13 - 15 -
Brent Sancho27 18 - 43 -
Barry Smith30 21 - 3694
Neil Barrett22 131262
Garry Brady28 181952
Steven Robb22 162453
Fabian Caballero26 10 - 12325
Steve Lovell24 2098230
John Sutton20 195195
Neil Jablonski (sub)21 7 - 23 -

League Table (as at December 18th, 2004)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

The frustrations of our season continue and were sharply brought into focus by our two recent games against Celtic and Livingston.

Against the reigning champions and current leaders Celtic, we turned on some outstanding football, in addition to great commitment and fighting spirit and a togetherness that was rewarded by a thoroughly merited point.

But much of that good work was undone the following week at Livingston when instead of going out and building on the display against Celtic, we produced a first half of abject poverty.

In fact, being quite honest, we never got out of the starting blocks and although there was an improvement after the break, the damage was done in the first half when we lost the dreadful goal that defeated us.

Next up it was Ibrox and that is always an extremely difficult fixture, but the loss of two goals in the opening three or four minutes, made it virtually mission impossible.

Not that the award of a highly dubious penalty for their opener helped us.

True, we played okay after that, but after they scored their third, the quality in their side allowed them to play out time relatively comfortably.

Having met both members of the Old Firm in the last three weeks, we now come into a spell of fixtures where there can be no more excuses.

We must drive on and pick up points from these next few games.

There have been spells this season when some of the younger players have been gaining in experience, but we have now reached the point where that experience must start to count in helping us picking up points.

This starts with a very difficult game against Aberdeen, who have made such a phenomenal start to the season under Jimmy Calderwood and Jimmy Nicholl.

It will be an extremely tough match, but as we show the same kind of commitment and form as we did against Celtic, there is no reason why we cannot win it.

Unfortunately, this is our only home game in five fixtures, which to my mind is outrageous, and another handicap for us to overcome, but we will just have to get on with it and hopefully grind out the results we need.

And as this is sadly the only programme of the festive period, I would again like to thank all the fans that have continued to back us and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.