On This Day...



The official launch of Dundee FC On This Day took place on Saturday at the the club shop Dundee Direct at Dens Park.

The signing event was a great hit with fans, attended by Scottish title winner and DFC Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Wishart (who wrote the foreword to the book), Ally Donaldson who is Dundee's clean sheet record holder and also in the Hall of Fame, and Dundee forward Craig Wighton.

All three were happy to sign books, chat to fans and pose for photographs. Left to right: Bobby Wishart, author Kenny Ross, Craig Wighton, Ally Donaldson.

Club President Pat Liney, legendary keeper from Dundee's title-winning side also popped in to catch up with some old team-mates, and signed some books.

Thanks go out to everyone at the club for helpiing to make the event such a great success.

Dundee FC On This Day is a journey, in diary form, through the history of the famous Dark Blues. Dundee FC has enjoyed a long, rich history and the book records the five major trophy wins, the runs to two European semi-finals, the Dee-Fiant season, the promotions, significant events, sensational signings and memorable derby wins over Dundee United.

Among the highlights of Dundee FC On This Day:

  • The fantastic 1961-62 title winning season, including that famous day at Muirton and The Dee’s greatest league result at Ibrox
  • European campaigns in four different UEFA competitions, including runs to two semi-finals
  • The famous 1920s tours of Spain when Dundee became the first non-Spanish club to beat Real Madrid and Barcelona in their own stadiums
  • The signings of Dark Blue heroes and legends such as global superstar Claudio Caniggia, plus the world record fee paid for Billy Steel
  • Three League Cups wins, including Dundee’s landmark first ever retention of the trophy
  • Two administrations and one liquidation, including the incredible Dee-Fiant season
  • The highs and lows of last-day promotions and relegations
  • Many memorable victories over Dundee United, including the ‘Doon Derby’

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