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World Cup Predictor 2018

I suppose we all knew that VAR would crop up in the final at some stage. Did it provide the correct decision, personally I think not.  Anyway that's a discussion for another time.
As for the Fife Dark Blue predictor I can confirm that Diesel Chef has held on to the top spot by only two points from late challenger Dunfie Dee.  In 3rd spot we have a four way tie between Anybody Bar England (a valiant defence of his world cup title), California Dee, Canadee and long time challenger Mirror in the Bathroom.  Well done to all our prize winners.  The strongest teams in the league were ABZ Blues and DD5 albeit only 23 points off top spot!
Thanks to everyone who took part and to Brian for updating the website, there is a small blurb about our winner Derek Gibson on the homepage.  
With the Betfred well under way it won't be long until the league season begins again, look forward to seeing you all for the season long predictor.

Word from the winner :-

WC logoHi folks Deek here, Perth Dee, 62 member, ex Royal Navy /Trucker. I have been a Dee for more years than I care to remember ,born in Perth but due to a family illness I was farmed out to my gran and grandad who lived in Provost rd Dundee and went to Dens rd primary (a life forming educational paradise). My favourite Dee memory has to be seeing Dundee clinch the Div One title at Muirton Park and the two and a half hour trek along the Carse in a bus that would have graced a berry field to say it was a grubber is an understatement it had no right to go beyond the city boundry.A close second was a certain Tuesday night in Sth London at Selhurst what an experience so much beer and a 2 AM goat curry .bones ana'. I thoroughly enjoyed the World Cup some classic games and Russia should be proud of the show it put on .At present my wife and I are going through a tough time as she had a stroke in April and is currently in the brain injury ward at The Royal Victoria Dundee and I would like to take this opportunity to thank a couple of TRUE friends DD5 and Mr Grumpy ...AKA Graham Mac and Allan Thomson who have been rocks for me and have helped me no end through a very difficult time. 
     One last thing could you gently suggest to DD5 that he appears to have slipped into the Tay at Discovery point hitched his way through The Kingdom of Fife and is now South of Auld Reekie clinging hopefully on to an EH postcode. A' the best everybody and good luck to you all in this seasons league predictor 

Deek

Dee till eh deh
 
League Predictor 2017/2018SPFL logo

Well it was an exciting end to the predictor but congratulations to our winner Laura Bennie who managed to hold on.  Mirror in the Bathroom and Mrs Sundodger tied for second spot, only just holding off strong challenges from ABZ Blues BoDee and Pique Boo who were all just one point behind in 4th spot.  Highest scorer for the week was Kickin KT with a big 12 points, she will be kicking herself now as she was one of the early pacesetters.  Only three others made the ten point mark, BoDee, BruceB and Mrs Mitch.
A marker has been set by the ladies by taking two of the top three positions, clearly demonstrating that us blokes don't know what we're talking about when it comes to football.
A big thank you to everyone for taking part and hopefully we'll see you all next season.  A World Cup league is currently being worked on so keep an eye on your emails and the Fife Dark Blues website.

League Predictor 2016/2017

SPFL logoOur winner is Jonathan Gordon, 25 years old from Anstruther. Recently Started a new job in September last year as a Police Officer based in Fife at the Cupar area, Im sure he'll have met a few fellow Fife Dark Blues but I won't mention in what capacity......

Jonathan says

I usually play football on a Saturday for Fife Thistle normally trying to be a Barry Smith type full back, sadly with that and work getting to dens is difficult on a regular basis but will always try and make the effort and go when I am off or have the time. I also love watching Scotland games and being a member of the Tartan army so that I can get to the away games, normally I do try to get to as many games home and away as possible.
Being a Dundee and Scotland fan is normally a good day out spoiled by the football but when a win finally does come along I certainly make it last as I don't know when I'll see the next, haha!

Why I support Dundee is due to my Great Uncle Ian Dickson and my Uncle Derek Gordon, Both have been long time Dundee fans and they always wanted me to support the dark blues so made sure I was to follow in their footsteps and support the Dee at first my auld man was a rangers fan and I actually started supporting them,
Lucky enough my uncles saved me early doors and made sure I wasn't to join the dark side and I have never looked back ever since.

I am led to believe one of my family members actually had a trial game for Dundee when David White was the manager, this was just before Tommy Gemmell took over so sadly he didn't make it but a young Ian Dickson went to watch just when he started going to Dens with a school friend and the rest is history.

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Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues Sponsor Nick Ross's Football Boots.

Nick Ross's bootsDuring the entire 2015/2016 season, Nick Ross's favoured football boots were deemed to be a slightly odd shade of Red this lead to representatives of the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues approaching Nick to see if there was any way we could help him choose a rather more pleasing colour of footwear for the Season 2016/2017. A deal was brokered and it was agreed that the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues would Sponsor Nicks Football Boots for this season. The photograph shows Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues members, Innis Carnegie and Liam Stewart handing over the Football Boots to Nick Ross recently at Dens Park. All at the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues wish Nick the very best of luck for season 2016/2017.
Euro 2016Euro Predictor

Well not many would have had Portugal as winners at the start of the tournament!.
The final scores are in and our winner is Rois de Fife, closely followed by Eurodees then a three way tie for third between California Dee, Mirror in the Bathroom and Redhot.  We will be in touch with the winners shortly.
Many thanks to all those who took part and if you enjoyed the challenge next seasons predictor will start on Saturday 6th August.


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2015/16 Predictor

Season long predictor, is 5 entry open to all.  Entries can be paid via online/mobile banking or at any branch of TSB to account 302584  00101908.  Cheques payable to Fife Dark Blues also accepted, contact us for postal address.  Cash prizes for top three places, feel free to encourage friends and family to join.  Thanks again for your support.
AGM Update

Thank you to all that attended the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues AGM last night in the Clansman.

Thanks to Mel for giving us the use of upstairs.

Full minutes will be available at the next meeting, however main points are included in this email.

Finance - Approx 1500 held, with no outstanding outgoings due.

Elections -  
Chairperson - TBA
Secretary - TBA
Treasurer - Davie Mitchell
Transport - Andy Lynn
Social - Andy Prunty Plus TBA
Website - Brian Scott
Social Medial - Rebecca Stewart
Predictor - Davie Mitchell.

As you can see we are still looking for someone to come forward to fill the vacancies for Chairperson, Secretary and a second Social person, if you are interested on getting more involved please let me know. I will carry on as Secretary until a replacement can come forward that has more time to give and hopefully fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

Thank you to all those above you have volunteered to help over the next 12 months.

Memberships - Cost of membership has remained the same. Normal Adult Standard Membership is 12. Premium Membership which includes APFDBs day out (likely in lieu of Hospo) 11 per month. Super Premium Membership which includes POTY ticket on top of Premium Membership benefits 14 per month.

MEMBERSHIP FORMS ATTACHED. Please note that the reservation and collection of match tickets for APFDBs during the coming season will be limited to members only!!

Player Sponsorship- it was decided to sponsor one senior player - I have emailed the club requesting the names of the players still available to sponsor, once I receive a reply, I'll email out to all for preference.

Hospitality Game - Due to the disappointing Hospitality at Dens last season, it was deemed fair to wait and see before deciding what to do for this coming season. If the hospitality at Dens does not improve greatly, a day out would be favoured by members that normally attend hospitality and were at last nights meeting. Early thoughts would be to book somewhere in Dundee for a pre match lunch and then head up to Dens for Kick off, try to arrange with the ticket office so we all sat together and then have an after match social in Dundee before heading back to Fife. However, it was deemed appropriate to wait and see what feedback comes from other hospitality users once the new season gets underway to see if any improvements have been made. A cut off of the end of the year to make a decision was agreed upon.

Transport - Andy Lynn has taken over as transport Secretary. It is hoped that at least a self drive could be hired and driven for the 1st game of the season against Killie on 1st Aug. At the moment we have approx 9 names down on the list. We need more bums on seats to make the journey viable, so if you would like to join us for the journey to Killie, please get in touch with Deewok (deewok@hotmail.com) ASAP. It is much easier to arrange transport if people give Deewok an early indication that they would like a seat. Deewok has set up a "Whatsapp" page purely for transport and to make it easier to get messages out to people, please get in touch with Deewok if you have "Whatsapp" and you would like to be added to the page.There is a cut off for the Killie bus of Friday 24th July, a decision to run a bus or not will be taken then.

Predictor - Congratulations to last season's winner Tony Butter, also to Andy Prunty for his 2nd place and to Kev Gray for coming in 3rd. All prize money has been paid or set against the coming season's costs. The 2015/16 predictor is up and running already with the first games already on the website. Cost is again 5 per entry, with Premium and Super Premium members having one entry each as part of their membership. Davie is happy to take a Auto Entries - i.e. send him a list of 10 scores and he will apply those scores each week for you to the list of fixtures, therefore you don't have to put in an entry yourself every week, get in touch with Davie for further details. Let's try and encourage you family, friends and work colleagues to participate is an effort to boost club funds a little.

Andy P is looking to arrange possibly as many as 3 get togethers between now and Christmas. This was an idea that Anne came up with, which would see us finding a watering hole in Dundee prior to a home game and to try and get as many members there pre match about 1pm for a pint and maybe something to eat. As our members are spread over three stands now and with the numbers willing to travel on buses dwindling, this was seen as a way of keeping the APFDBs connection going. If it was successful, I would be happy to try and arrange a ex DFC player guest to come along.

Date of next Bi-Monthly Meeting is - Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 1930

On a general note from me, I would like to put out a plea to all those on the email list. As I have said at the last two AGM's, I am too busy to be able to run the supporters club fully like it was before, but I will keep it ticking over. It is hard to justify putting the time, effort and expense in to arrange meetings when only half a dozen people turn up for a meeting and I've brought myself and 3 others in my car! Without wishing to criticise anyone, when it comes to reserving Derby tickets or the like, I have plenty people contacting me looking for spare vouchers etc, however the same people don't actually get round to taking out a membership with our supporters club never mind attend meetings. Last year when I pushed out an email to see how many people would be interested in having a Bobby Glennie and Cammy Fraser night again (without a date, just who was interested) I got three replies! We have had some good doo's in the past and I'm sure we could again in the future with support.

Kind regards

Peter

PS - PLEASE REMEMBER MEMBERSHIPS AND LET DEEWOK KNOW ABOUT KILLIE BUS. THANKS.

2014/15 Predictor

For the first time in a long time this years winner is a Fife Dark blue member, Tony Butter from Dunfermline, second spot is shared by Andy Prunty and Kev Gray.  Many thanks to all those who took part and we look forward to seeing you in the new season. Below is bit of background from Tony,

Memories were do you start; at the beginning!  First ever game Dundee v Chelsea pre-season friendly, I was told it was part of the Charlie Cooke transfer deal (?). When did I know I would support Dundee for ever - Dundee v Cologne 1971-72; 2-1 down with 20 minutes to go to go on to win 4-2. My first lesson in the away goals as I thought it was 6 - 6 on aggregate until my Dad explained!  Favourite players; John Duncan, - my first favourite player to leave, I thought it was a death in the family; Gordon Strachan; Jim Duffy; Keith Wright - I saw him play for Raith Rovers and said we had to get him and glad we did; Tommy Coyne - from - why I are we signing him? - to  "Thank you for merry much for Tommy Coyne, thank you, thank you very much"; Gavin Rae, I couldn't believe McCormack was going to sell him to Brechin; Barry Smith - legend. Disappointment Scottish cup final - I still blame Kenny Clarke for giving the "dodgy" foul that led to the goal. I was at the cup final on Saturday - oh to dream! 

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Dundee F.C. official expedition to the summit of Mount Toubkal ( June 2015 ) North Africa's highest peak (4,167m)

General
With the full support of the board, coaching staff, and players of Dundee FC, loyal Dee supporters are being invited to "volunteer" to step up and take part in a challenging adventure of a lifetime with the view of raising funds for the clubs youth development programme, and to create this "first official adventure-bonding with fans and the club"

Supporters clubs & associations
The club is looking for the minimum of one possibly two representative from each of their loyal supporters clubs, to volunteer and take part in this exciting challenge. The exact date is still to be confirmed, but most possibly, June 5th-12th next year (2015) .

Who am I? (In brief) "Jock" Mcinnes MBE

Originally brought up in Methil, (many family member's still stay in the area) but now staying in Scone, Perthshire. I am ex forces, 1 Black watch (RHR), advanced adventures & physical training instructor, 22years +. I work at present with the Justice sector (electronic monitoring of offenders).
Love organising challenges in my spare time, enjoy a laugh and the odd pint, in sport I boxed for the army, Dundee and Scotland and one of my best pals is the former world boxing champion Ken Buchannan MBE.

Since leaving the forces I have;
Successfully ran my own Perth charity abseil team for 15 years. I have also successfully done;

"Mount Kinabalu" is situated in the East Malaysia state of Sabah on the island of Borneo., 13,435 feet (4,095 meters) above sea level.

"The Sahara desert" (twice); trek 100km through this varied and stunning landscape. One of the best trips I have ever done.

"Mount Kilimanjaro" The highest freestanding mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is also the highest mountain on the African continent at 5,896m. Climbing one of the most impressive and well-known mountains in the world.

"Mount Elbrus Expedition" The highest peak in the Caucasus and in Europe, and one of the Seven Summits. With an elevation of, 5,642 m

"The Gobi desert", one of the world's great deserts, covers much of the southern part of Mongolia. (Organised this as a football team challenge, we also played football against a team from Mongolia in there own national stadium, something no one from the uk had done before) wee Willie Henderson (former Rangers & Scotland) who also took part in the trek and the game

During my fundraising years I have raised well over one million + pounds for local and national charities and was recently awarded an MBE for services to charity from her majesty the Queen,

My next adventure will be for a very good cause, I am assisting in organising an expedition for 20 Dundee Fc supporters to travel to Morocco to summit Of Mount Toubkal (June 2015) which is North Africa�s highest peak (4,167m) this proposal will be a 1st for any team in Scotland, i.e. supporters going that extra mile + for there own clubs youth development program.

2014/15 Predictor

OK folks it's that time again and weeks 1 and 2 are now up on the website. (two weeks due to holidays) As usual entry is 5 and league will run from 9th August 2014 to the final game of the Premiership season. With a few good signings it could be a season to remember. As per normal, entry fee can be paid via online banking or at any TSB branch using sort code 302584 A/C no. 00101908. Thanks again and looking forward to a good season.

Cheers

Dave Mitchell
 

Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues - Player of the Year 13/14

Congratulations to Peter MacDonald on being voted the Andy Penman's Fife Dark Blues player of the year 2013/14. Members Andy Lynn and Laura Bennie presenting the trophy to Peter MacDonald.

 Congratulations also goes to Kyle Letheren who won the overall Andrew DeVries Trophy and DSA Supporters Clubs player of the year.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Derek Gerrard

 

Predictor

Hot off the press, click below to access final table.

Congratulations go to David McIntosh on winning this years predictor, our own Davie Mitchell contacted David by email to give him the good news. We got David to give us a little about himself for the website.

"Recently moved back to Fife after 20 years in Aberdeen - lucky that I get to travel around the world with my job.  Why Dundee, mainly cause I couldnae spell united, actually they beat Rangers on my wedding day that's what sticks in my mind - not the wedding the score 4-3.
Come on the blues for 2015.

Thanks to all who took part and to those who help organise."

Check your position for week 39

Away Day O'er the Tay

Another successful day with a very good turn out.

Thanks to Sandra and Russell for the organisation of the day and the smooth running of the raffle. Thanks also goes to Martin Mullady Jnr who as usual provided a very professional music set.

Predictor Information

Ok folks it's nearly that time of year again, a return to the first division means that week 1 will be 10th August with the predictor finishing on the 3rd May 2014.
As usual entry is £5 which can be paid directly to FDB a/c 302584 00101908 via internet banking or at any LloydsTSB branch, please quote your name as a reference.
All welcome so feel free to encourage friends and family to join in.  Once again if anyone is on holiday during the season and requires the fixtures early please email me.
Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you all soon.
Cheers
David Mitchell


SEASON 2013/14 - BUSES

It is hoped to run buses to the following games for the coming season. We have been in touch with St Andrews Travel for prices, as all the games are "south" it is expected that we will retain our relationship with SAX travel for all games.

  1.  10th Aug 13 - Queen of the South (Names being taken now)
  2. 21st Sept 13 - Falkirk
  3. 12th Oct 13 - Dumbarton
  4. 23rd Nov 13 - Hamilton
  5. 7th Dec 13 - Greenock
  6. 26th Dec 13 - Alloa
  7.  25th Jan 14 - Falkirk
  8. 15th Feb 14 - Queen of the South
  9. 22nd Mar 14 - Dumbarton
  10. 5th Apr 14 - Hamilton
  11. 19th Apr 14 - Greenock
  12. 26th Apr 14 - Alloa
Prices per bus are still to be confirmed with SAX. If you fancy travelling on the bus to Dumfries for the first game of the season get in touch with Rob ASAP.
COLPOSCOPY DEPARTMENT - QUEEN MARGARET HOSPITAL

At a recent Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues meeting it was decided to donate some of the proceeds from our Burns Ceilidh to the Colposcopy Department at Dunfermline's Queen Margaret Hospital. The staff at the Colposcopy Department do a wonderful job and the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues are pleased to be able to help them with this small donation. The picture shows Andy Penman Fife Dark Blue member and Dundee FC mascot, Deewok, presenting the cheque to Barbara Robb of the Colposcopy Department - QHM.

APFDB's GOLF OPEN

Photo gallery now uploaded (added photos 29/04/2013)

ANDY PENMAN FIFE DARK BLUES PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jamie MacAilister was voted the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues Player of the year for season 2012/13. Jamie was presented with a Decanter engraved with the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues Logo at the POTY Dinner. Thank you to all who voted and contributed over the season. 

ANDY PENMAN FIFE DARK BLUES MEETING

The Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues met in the Clansman Bar on Monday 8th April 2013 with Manager John Brown in attendance and escorted by John Brown Jnr.

A big thank you to John Brown for coming out to Leslie to speak to those who attended the meeting and answer questions.
The Manager spoke articulately and passionately about his appointment, his keenness to be made permanent, direction of the Club and gave an insight into the demands for levels of professionalism, standards and discipline he is looking for.

Many thanks again to him for giving up his time, appreciate he is very busy.

The date of our next meeting is yet to be announced, we are waiting for the dates of the post split fixtures to be announced.

APFDB's GOLF OPEN

Sunday 31st March 2013 saw the inaugural Andy Penman Fife dark Blues Golf Open at Drumoig Golf Course. It was a great day out thoroughly enjoyed by all, which started off with coffee and bacon rolls. We are proud and privileged that Dundee FC Legend Bobby Glennie, fresh from being voted into the DFC Hall of Fame, hit the first drive to set off the 16 golfers and I am please to announce it went straight down the middle of the fairway. After 18 holes in what could be described as "not the warmest weather we have had on an Easter Sunday" it was back to the club house for a heat and a lovely meal supplied by the Drumoig Hotel. Once all the scores had been counted.

Chief steward for the day, Sandra Robb announced that Neil Farmer had won the longest drive on the 5th hole and her brother Russell had won the nearest to the pin on the 16th hole. This was Russell's first outing on a golf course! way to go Russell. Independent judicator,

Chairman Colin Reid, counted the scores and announced that Team four had won the team prize. Team 4 comprised of Captain Neil Farmer, Drew Farmer, Ralph Sutherland and Bob Whyte.

Individual prizes went to - 1st Neil Farmer, 2nd equal Andy Penman and Kenny Urquart and 4th Rob Cowie.

Many thanks to all those that helped make this a great day, especially Neil Farmer, Sandra Robb and lets not forget Dawn Stewart sitting in her car all day keeping warm and listening to the Footy!!!! 

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APFDB's Ceilidh


The Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues held a successful Burns Ceilidh.on Friday 1st Feb 2013 with everyone having a great time. Great music from
the JIGtime Ceilidh Band made sure the dance floor was never empty.

Thanks All for supporting this event.

Thanks to the Balwearie Golf Club and all their hard working staff who made sure there was no waiting for drinks and served up a very tasty Haggis, Neeps and Tatties buffet.

Also a special thank you to Peter, Russell, Sandra, Rob, Bradley and the rest of the APFDB's Committee for all their hard work on the night and for arranging this successful event.

ANDY PENMAN FIFE DARK BLUES

We are delighted to announce that at the Cammy and Boab evening on Saturday 30th June 2012 we officially announced that to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dundee FC winning the Scottish League Championship the Fife Dark Blues have renamed to the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues. This is believed to be a fitting tribute to the Championship winning side and also a tribute to the "Boy King" Andy Penman a Fifer who went on to star for Dundee FC. A new club badge has been commissioned and we will soon have merchandise and the like to promote our supporters club.

Grateful thanks to the Penman family for granting our supporters club permission, to mark the occasion a Andy Penman Fie Dark Blues engraved Quaich was presented to the Penman Family. In the Picture Mrs Sandra Penman is seen receiving the Quaich along with Daughter Lynn and Son Andrew and also Supporters Club Secretary Peter Campbell. Unfortunately Gail Penman was unable to attend.


An evening with Cammy & Boab

Venue Clansman Bar, Leslie. Date Saturday 30th June 2012. This was when and where Cammy Fraser and Bobby Glennie launched their "Saint and Greavsie" type show.

Those that were in attendance were treated to an absolute cracker of an evening. Cammy and Bobby were in great form and played of each other entertaining the audience with their tales from inside the dressing room at Dens and other places during their careers. Too many stories for a website and wouldn't want to spoil it for others who wish to catch this pair in the future. The Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues will certainly be inviting them back again however to our fellow DFC Supporter Clubs, do yourselves a favour and get in touch to book Cammy and Bobby for your own fund raising evening.

Many thanks to all who came along and supported the evening, to those who helped with the buffet, to those who donated to the raffle, to Mel and the Clansman Bar, Leslie for hosting the event and to the Tiffin Coffee Shop, Leslie for sponsoring the event. Finally to two great ex Captains of Dundee FC who graced us with their presence, many thanks guys, you were superb. To wrap up the evening Cammy was asked what his biggest regret is during his footballing career, his reply, "leaving Dundee to join Rangers" pretty much sums this pair up, if you opened them up you would find a Dundee FC Crest tattooed on their hearts.

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Fife Dark Blues Player of the Year 2011/12

After all the votes were counted the Fife Dark Blues Player of the Year for season 2011/12 has been awarded to Nicky Riley. Even though Nicky has had an injury plagued second half to the season he managed to get enough votes from the first part of the season to just keep himself ahead. It was very close in the end with Rab Douglas only being half a point behind and maybe if the final game of the season was counted Big Rab may have pipped Nicky to the prize. However it was not to be and Nicky held on so congratulations to Nicky. Also congratulations to the overall winner of the DSA Player of the Year which went to Gary Irvine. Gary also did will in our own poll coming in at third place.

The small group of Fife Dark Blues who went along to the DSA Player of the Year dinner held in the Hilton Hotel on Sunday 6th May had a great time, it was clear from the night that the current set of players are well thought of by the Dundee FC support and here is hoping we get most of them signed up for next season.

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Fife Dark Blues Merchandise

There is a limited supply of Tshirts and Beanie Hats with the new Fife Dark Blues Badge. Pictures can be seen via the Fife Dark Blues Superstore. If anyone would like a new tshirt, hat, baseball cap, Jacket etc etc for Christmas then send an email with your requirements to secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk It is more or less possible to get anything you want with the supporters clubs badge on it all you need to do is ask.

 
Player of the Year 2010/2011

Although the outright winner was Stephen O'Donnell for Player of the year and Leigh Griffiths for Young Player of the Year it was decided to recognise the fantastic achievement of the whole club in over-coming the adversity of a 25 points deduction and going on a fantastic 23 game unbeaten run. Therefore three awards were presented by the Fife Dark Blues.

 
An award was collected by Stephen O'Donnell and presented to "Dundee FC to mark our gratitude to all players who contributed to the success of season 2010/2011"

Senior Player of the year which went to Neil McCann. Neil is fondly remembered for Chipping a goalkeeper, sending the Derry mental and sparking a massive derry rumba in Perth a number of years ago. Who would have thought in our time of need he would return, chip a goalkeeper, sending the derry mental and sparking another massive derry rumba. Neil received a Fife Dark Blues Quaich.

 
An award was collected by Barry Smith and it was presented to "Dundee FC  to mark our gratitude to all management and staff who contributed to the success of season 2010/2011"
 
The awards given to Dundee FC were crystal decanters engraved with the Fife Dark Blues Logo and the quoted subscription above.

 

 

 


Partick Thistle hospitality Photos added.

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Help Raise FBD's Funds by Sponsoring our Secretary
 
By way of helping the supporters club and to give some extra motivation our Secretary is conducting a sponsored diet between the last league of the season and the first league game of next season. Big Pierre weighed in at a measly 21 stone 6.5 lbs on the bus at Queen of the South last Saturday. He had a bad start with a final Burger King of the summer at Abington Services and of course a large quantity Stella at the Player of the Year Dinner.
 
Already pleaded is 45 in donations and others (in total) have pledged 3.75 per pound. You can still sponsor Big Pierre by emailing him at dunfermlinecolts@aol.com or texting 07766887333.
 
Check back here from time to time to get progress reports, Big Pierre's check weight day is Saturday's

Glenrothes Strollers FC

The Glenrothes Strollers FC are holding their first ever fund raising Sportsman Dinner on Saturday 18th June 2011. Tables are available from 300 for 10.

 
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel you would like to be involved in supporting us, attend The Open Day or just to find out more about us.

Thank you for your time.
 
Regards
Craig McEwan
Vice Chairman
vice-chair@gsfc.org.uk

A Legend Visits Fife

The Fife Dark Blues were delighted to welcome Bobby Geddes to their Jan 2011 meeting recently. Bobby's heroics during the game at Stark's Park, where he had to come off the bench for the injured Tony Bullock, becoming the oldest player to play in a competitive match in Scotland, were recognised by the Fife Dark Blues at the 2009/2010 Player of the Year dinner. Unfortunately Bobby was unavailable to pick up his award in person on the night so came along to thank the Fife Dark Blues for their Senior Player of the Year 2009/2010 award. Bobby took part in a question and answer session and recalled some of his greatest moments playing for the Dark Blues. The Fife Dark Blues thanked Bobby for taking the time to come along to their meeting and invited him and his wife Kim as their guests to their Comedy and Curry evening in the Hilton Hotel, Dundee.


SUPPORTERS CLUB OF THE YEAR 2009/10

It is with honour and pride that the FDB's were awarded the DSA Supporters club of the year at the POY dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Dundee on Sunday evening.

Well done, & thank you from the committee, to all our members.

 

Chairman Colin Reid & Secretary Ross Barrie with the DSA Supporters Club of the Year Trophy.


FDB's SPONSOR LOCAL U-15 FOOTBALL TEAM

The Fife Dark Blues are delighted to announce that they are the sponsors of a local Under 15 team, for season 2010/11. The tie up between the FDB's & and Glenrothes Strollers '96 Colts will initially be for 1 year.

The sponsorship will see the team wearing the Argentina style strip, with the FDB logo on the back, and wording on the front.We hope that this deal shows the FDB commitment towards helping youth development football in Fife.

Head coach of the Strollers, Craig McEwen, has given an interview, on FDB radio, which highlights the difficulties of keeping a youth team running. Listen to the full interview Here !!!!!

 
SAVE THE BEAR CAMPAIGN CANCELLED
 
The Fife Dark Blues are pleased to announce that the planned Save the Bear campaign has been cancelled due to an excellent result for our favourite Bear.

 

 

 


FDB Predictor winner
 
Congratulations to the winner of the Fife Dark Blues predictor league - Rick Stern. Thanks to all who took part this season and hopefully we see you back again.

Rick has been a consistent high scorer throughout the season and has never been far away from the top of the league. We asked Rick to tell us a little about himself and when you read the info below you will all agree that Rick is a worthy winner of his prize.

"I was brought up at 77 Sandeman Street, which is the tenement facing the Dens Park main stand. As a schoolboy I watched the Dee in the days of Albert Jullieson,  Billy Steel, Ernie Ewen Etc...  I was at the 3 consecutive finals with my father and saw us lift the League Cup twice. Fast forward to the Championship team of 1962 and I knocked about with the unmarried boys, who lived locally (Ian Ure, Alan Gilzean, Bobby Adamson, Tommy Mackle) and when I married in 1963 Ian Ure was my best man. I introduced video to Dens when Davie White was the manager and in these days it needed a hoist to get the VHS recorder and black and white camera to the gantry !!

I moved to Spain for personal reasons 1n 1991 and lived there for 15 years which is where Hercules comes in. They were my local team in Alicante and I watched them, although I still kept up with the Dark Blues.

We returned to Dundee in 2006 due to ill health and of course I was able to resume my support of my beloved DFC. Although disabled and not capable of attending on a regular basis I did manage to see the first home game this season v Falkirk as a Hospitality guest.

I think the season past has been stressful, but with the current squad and Barry Smith we should be able to compete next season.

In conclusion I would like to say how much I enjoy your predictor and each Saturday I look forward to checking the results. Please convey my regards to the runners up and all the participants. I look forward to taking part again next season.

Ray Stern
 

PS I will be 74 in August."

Well done Rick and Happy Birthday when it arrives.

Fife Dark Blues


Hospitality

Rab Thompson will be the representative of the Fife Dark Blues at this Sunday's Platinum members hospitality. The draw was won by Wattie however he is now unable to attend and has given the place to Rab, we all hope Rab has a great day.

 

 

 


 

The Penman Lounge

The Penman Lounge is sponsored this Sunday by the Fife Dark Blues and PAX Insurance. PAX Insurance is the company Peter works for whos' Managing Director kindly donated the 250 for corporate sponsorship. The two places the Fife Dark Blues had been given as a raffle prize at the Comedy night so Peter will host both the FDB's guests and the PAX Insurance guests. That said it would be great if other Fife Dark Blues members could join Peter in the Penman lounge before the match.


 

Away Day Over The Tay

Meet in the Kirkcaldy Rugby Club for some food and entertainment. The Rugby Club is only 5 minutes from the ground with parking available in Beveridge Park.

Directions can be found on the website http://kirkcaldyrugby.co.uk/

Entrance is 2 at the door and spaces are limited.


Bus Details

A 51 seater bus has been booked to take us to the Hilton and back again. Seats have been going fast so act now to reserve your seat on the bus, all you need to do is buy your comedy night tickets online or book them with a view to paying for them at our meeting on Monday 24th, then book your coach seats. The bus is free so you have no excuses for coming along for a great nights entertainment.

Rosyth - 1750
Dunfermline - 1800
Kirkcaldy - 1810
Glenrothes 1820
Cupar (if required) 1840
 
On the way back a reverse of above. Bus departs the Hilton at 1.15am
CURRY AND COMEDY NIGHT
 
 

Three things that go well together, Curry, Comedy and raising money for Dundee Football Club.

 
You are invited to join us at the Hilton Hotel, Dundee on Saturday 29th January 2011 for a Curry and Comedy evening, all profits will be donated to the DFCSS to help Dundee FC.
 
Grateful thanks go to our main sponsors for the evening RM Bearings, AllStars and Park Leisure, Dundee.
The evening will start with a reception at 7pm before taking our seats and enjoying a Curry meal. Then it is on to the entertainment where we will have four of the best up and coming comedy acts Scotland has to offer. During the interval there will be a raffle and to end with there will be a disco.
 
Tickets are priced at 20 per person, alternatively if you have a group coming you can purchase a ticket for a table of 10 for 180. You could also treat yourself and friends to a legends table which would seat 9 guests and you will have a Dundee FC legend on your table, these tables are very limited and have nearly sold out already so you will have to be quick, cost of a legends table is 200.

If you have problems with the above then please copy and paste the link below into your browser.

http://www.fifedarkbluessuperstore.co.uk/Curry___Comedy_Night/p169050_2211308.aspx
 

Table of 10 and legend tables can be purchased by contacting Peter Campbell (dunfermlinecolts@aol.com) or Ross Barrie (secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk)
 
There will be a bus running from Fife to the Hilton and return for the night, more details will be posted here in the near future.

MC - Ray Bradshaw - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR2M3qddoSg

 
 
 

 

POSTED 28/9/2010

Glenrothes Strollers '96 Colts

The Team that the Fife Dark Blues are sponsoring this season are at home this week against Kelty Marion Colts. K.O. is 10am at Overstenton Park. All are welcome to attend, and see the youngsters playing. This could be classed as a pre-Derry aperitif in the morning, then the main course at 3pm at Dens.

The boys have got off to a reasonable start this season, winning 2 out of their 3 league matches, and having a reasonable mini run in the Scottish Cup run, which involved 2 matches that went to extra time, against teams from the higher league. In the first round, the Colts defeated Inverkeithing 3-2 aet, after coming back from 2 goals down in regulation time.

In the second round they were 1-0 up until the last minute, against Elgin Star, but eventually went out to a 3-1 defeat, no thanks to the poorest, weakest, 1 sided display of refereeing you will ever see.

It does make for a good Saturday morning, and we hope to see you there.

POSTED 28/9/2010

SUPPORTERS CLUB MEETING

 Monday October 11th, 2010        

We shall be holding our bi-monthly meeting on Monday October 11th, at the Clansman Bar, Leslie,with a 7.30pm start. Hopefully we shall have some information regarding the future of our beloved Club by then.

The meeting is open to all. We hope to see you there. If you require more info regarding this meeting please email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

POSTED 11/8/2010

Gordon 'Joe' Watson

We are sad to hear of the passing of Fife Dark Blue & Capital Dark Blue member Gordon Watson.

 

Gordon will be remembered as a person who was always willing to help others, his sense of humour, and his love for Dundee F.C.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

 

 

POSTED 29/6/2010

2010/11 Predictor League -Entries now being taken

As the season nears its start, the FDB's are once again doing their 50/50 Predictor League over the course of season 2010/11.

We will be using the same format as the World Cup Predictor League, & last season's weekly Predictor League.

Entry fee is 10, per team (you can enter as many teams as you like), for the season, and their will be 3 cash prizes this season. The prize money will be shared into a 70% / 20% / 10% split, between 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

 

Read More............

POSTED 26/6/2010
The Fife Dark Blues have booked a 25 seater coach, for the following matches, and prices have been finalised. Anyone wishing to book a seat on any of the buses, please contact Peter Campbell on 07766 887333, or email at transport@fifedarkblues.co.uk . Pick up points and times will appear at a later date on the front page.

Due to the fact that the away matches are in a space of about 5 weeks, and to lighten the burden of the away-day weekend costs, we are offering a package where you can pay up a 4 match package at a cost of 10 per month for 5 months, saving yourself 10 on the cost of paying for the buses individually.

The matches that the package covers is one away trip (the first half of the fixtures) to Partick Thistle, QoS, Morton & Dingwall. Should a match be postponed, your trip would transfer to the corresponding match, later in the season. Choosing this option guarantees your seats on the bus. Please direct your interest in this package to Peter on transport@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

Members can now book seats on all of the following trips at any time, although it should be noted that any unsold seats will go on sale to the general public, 2 weeks prior to match day. Seats will then be sold on a first come - first served basis.

It should also be noted that alcoholic drink is not permitted on any bus, for any trip. Any person found with alcohol on the bus will be ejected from the bus immediately, no matter where we are on the trip, & membership will be revoked from the supporters club.

 

MEMBERS

NON-MEMBER

 

MATCH

DATE

ADULT

U16's

ADULT

U16's

SEATS LEFT

 
ROSS COUNTY 13/11 & 23/4 17 9 20 10 22/22
MORTON 11/12 & 16/4 15 7.50 18 9 22/22
QoS 26/12 & 7/5 16 8 18 9 22/22
PARTICK TH 14/8 & 5/03 12 6 14 7 8/22

 

POSTED 26/6/2010

ITS ALL OVER !!!!!!!

The Fife Dark Blues World Cup Predictor League has been concluded, and our congratulations go to the winner being Colin Reid with his team "This Time". Colin got off to a flier on day 1, with a score of 6 points out of 6, and never looked back.

His cheque for the prize of 137.50 is in the post, as you read this. I am sure that it will come in handy for his holiday's !!!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated. A league with the final positions can be viewed HERE.

POSTED 14/6/2010

Its been a busy day !!!!

The first kick of the season is still 6 weeks away, but thanks to the great efforts by Peter Campbell & Andy Lynn, things are looking good for next season.

Already, we have our 8 buses booked for next season, and at the moment are working on a package that will cut the costs of travel on these trips for FDB members. Details will follow shortly.

We also have 3 functions confirmed, with another minimum of 2 in the pipeline !!!!! Dates to put in you diary for these events are our separate boys & girls adult nights, on Saturday September 4th & Saturday October 9th respectively, & another comedy evening, where hopefully we shall have most of the Dundee FC squad on December 18th, 2010. If this show is anything like last months, what a great way to start the festive season !!!!!

Also possibly thrown in to the mix are another 2 Away Days Over Tay on November 27th, 2010 & April 2nd, 2011. We hope to have one of these confirmed by the Monday, June21st, 2010.

Keep watching for updates & news.

POSTED 14/6/2010

Fixtures Out For 2010/11

The fixtures for season 2010/11 are out, and Dundee have been handed a home tie against Queen of The South, for the first league game of the season on August 7th, 2010.                         

There are plans afoot for at least 5 Fife Dark Blues functions this season, and details will appear as & when details are available.

POSTED 18/5/2010

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUE FOR RENEWAL

Membership forms are now available to download & complete. Once again we are offering a selection of options for members to join. We have our PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP , which will include a days hospitality at Dens with return transport, free transport to the first Partick Thistle away match of the season & an entry into the FDB 2010/11 predictor league, with the winner getting a 2011/12 season ticket.

 

POSTED 10/5/2010

FIFE DARK BLUES AGM - Monday, May 17th

The Fife Dark Blues will be holding their AGM on Monday, May 17th, 2010. The venue will be the Clansman Bar, Leslie, with a 7.30pm start. There will be a hot buffet supplied after the talking has stopped.

New & potential members are welcome to attend.

Membership forms are now available to download & complete. Once again we are offering a selection of options for members to join. We have our PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP , which will include a days hospitality at Dens with return transport, free transport to the first Partick Thistle away match of the season & an entry into the FDB 2010/11 predictor league, with the winner getting a 2011/12 season ticket.

 

POSTED 7/5/2010

PREDICTOR LEAGUE WINNERS

After 39 weeks of trials & tribulations, the weekly Fife Dark Blue Predictor league came to an end on Saturday, with the first prize being shared between David Mitchell & Colin Reid. The full finishing table is available to VIEW HERE. Your prize will be available as soon as next years season tickets are on sale.

It was a close run thing, with anyone from the top 5 in with a chance of winning, on the last day of the season. The FDB's hope that all participants enjoyed the season and will be back for more next season.

If you can't wait that long, why not enter our 50/50 World Cup Predictor League. Same rules as before, but the prize is 50% of the cash takings. But remember, you have to be in it to win it !!!!

It will cost 5 per entry to enter, and profits made from this summer event will go towards Youth Development Football.

 

POSTED 4/5/2010

FIFE DARK BLUES SUPPORTERS CLUB OF THE YEAR 2009/10

It is with honour and pride that the FDB's were awarded the DSA Supporters club of the year at the POY dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Dundee on Sunday evening.

Well done, & thank you from the committee, to all our members.

 

 

Chairman Colin Reid & Secretary Ross Barrie with the DSA Supporters Club of the Year Trophy.

POSTED 3/5/2010

JIM LAUCHLAN - FDB PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009/10

Jim Lauchlan was awarded the Fife Dark Blue Player of the Year 2009/10 at the DSA Dinner on Sunday evening, His award was given after getting most Man of the Match awards over the season, on the FDB weekly poll on their forum.

Leigh Griffiths was awarded the inaugural FDB Young Player of the Year Award.

Our congratulations and wishes go to both player's

.

POSTED 26/4/2010

FDB RADIO ENGAGEMENT

Last night, The Reverend Kev made a marriage proposal live on air, by his long term partner Etta. The proposal was accepted, and the FDB's wish both of them the best of luck in the future. One word of warning, though. The radio show is not a dating agency !!!!

POSTED 17/4/2010

SKYPE CALL SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR MONDAY NIGHT LIVE PHONE IN

There is now a free Skype to Skype service available for the Fife Dark Blue phone on Monday. If you have this service installed, please just look for Fife Dark Blues in the directory, and you will get a direct link to the studio, where you might get the chance to be broadcast live to the world !!!!!

There is also an email facility to leave your thoughts & views. Please forward them to radio@fifedarkblues.co.uk , or tune in here to listen !!!!!!

POSTED 19/4/2010

CAPTION CONTEST

There is an online CAPTION CONTEST for fans to enter. Entries are now being taken by email to Radio@fifedarkblues.co.uk . The funniest caption will win a squad signed Retro Dundee FC white top. Entry is free & the winner will be announced live on air, on Monday nights show.

POSTED 18/4/2010

MONDAY NIGHT LIVE PHONE IN

On Monday evening, The Fife Dark Blues are going live to the world with there first ever LIVE interactive talk show. 'Dee fans from all over the world will have the chance to air there views, and get what's bothering them of their chest. Your hosts for the evening will be Ross Barrie, David Mitchell & Dawn Stewart. The show will be dedicated to the Dee, and starts at 7.30pm until 9pm.

The show will be light hearted, and nothing taken to seriously. Please email your thoughts to Radio@fifedarkblues.co.uk , or tune in here to listen !!!!!!

POSTED 16/4/2010

FDB RADIO TEST BROADCAST

On Thursday evening, the FDB's done a test broadcast of what will be a new FREE service to Dundee fans. The 30 minute pilot is avialable to listen to HERE !!!!!!! We hope to bring a weekly phone in show to the fans, very shortly. Feel free to leave your comments on the Fife Dark Blues Forum , or email on Radio@fifedarkblues.co.uk . Updates of up and coming shows are available through social networks below. Just click on your favoured network, sign up and don't miss a thing !!!!!!

            

This is a radio station for the fans, by the fans.

POSTED 14/4/2010

FIFE DARK BLUES GO HI-TECH

The FDB's have created a social networking page for Dundee Fans to keep up to date with the goings on of the Fife branch of the Dundee Supporters club. Sign up now as a friend, and be the first to get breaking news from Fife. Click on any of the logo's below to join your prefered social network.

The FDB's hope to make a major announcement in the next 2 weeks, that will have an impact on Dundee fans, and it would be beneficial to have a link through one of these networks.

             

POSTED 12/4/2010

FDB's SPONSOR LOCAL U-15 FOOTBALL TEAM

The Fife Dark Blues are delighted to announce that they are the sponsors of a local Under 15 team, for season 2010/11. The tie up between the FDB's & and Glenrothes Strollers '96 Colts will initially be for 1 year. The sponsorship will see the team wearing the Argentina style strip, with the FDB logo on the back, and wording on the front.

We hope that this deal shows the FDB commitment towards helping youth development football in Fife.

Head coach of the Strollers, Craig McEwen, has given an interview, on FDB radio, which highlights the difficulties of keeping a youth team running. Listen to the full interview Here !!!!!

 

POSTED 12/4/2010

Hospo Pick-up times & places

Pick up points and places are as follows for the 25 strong FDB day out, to Hospitality against Raith Rovers on Saturday 24th April. Please remember that there is a dress code of collar & tie for this event. FDB's have club ties available to purchase, for this event, at a cost of 8.

11.20am Admiralty Garage, Rosyth    11.25am Odeon, Dunfermline    11.40am Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy

Departing 12 noon sharp from the Clansman, direct to Dundee.

The bus will be leaving at 6.15pm for the return trip.............................for them who are still surviving !!!!!!

Leave your comments here !!!!!!! about your thoughts on the day.

Any problems or queries, please contact Ross on 07814 865932 or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

POSTED 10/4/2010

GREENOCK - Saturday, April 17th

 

Saturday coming we have a bus going to Cappielow. Seats have already been taken
The team need as many of our supporters as possible behind them on Saturday, to help keep the SPL dream alive.

The bus will cost 12 for Adults & 6 for Juniors, with pick up points & times as follows:

11.15am Oast House, Glenrothes, 11.30 Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy, 11.40pm Odeon, Dunfermline

11.45pm Admiralty Garage, Rosyth, 12 noon Newbridge Roundabout.

Seats will be sold on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

For more information call / Text Ross on 07814 865932  or emailing on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk

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POSTED 5/4/2010

ANNUAL DSA 5-a-side TOURNAMENT

Its that time of year again where you can live the dream by playing on the hallowed turf of Dens Park !!!!

This years 5-aside football tournament for DSA club members is being held on Saturday 8th May 2010 at Dens Park. Hopefully we can improve on last years performance when we managed to get through the the 1/4 finals, without scoring a goal. 
 
Entry fee is 50 per team, which the supporters club shall pay, and we can have up to 7 players in each team (2 subs) and enter as many teams as we wish. Anyone wishing to be participate in this event, please contact Ross Barrie on 07814 865932 or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk . Its a first come first served selection process, on groups of 7.
 
There will be an evening event with a buffet and entertainment in the Andy Penman Lounge where the presentation for the winning team will take place. 

Cost for this will be 5 per person but for those who are part of the teams taking part, entry is free.  Further details will be provided nearer the time. 

 
POSTED 3/4/2010

FIRHILL FOR THRILLS - Saturday, April 10th

Saturday coming we have a bus going to Firhill. Seats have already been taken, and remember that Under 16's get in free !!!!!!!!
The team need as many of our supporters as possible behind them on Saturday, to help keep the SPL dream alive.

The bus will cost 10 for Adults & 5 for Juniors, with pick up points & times as follows:

11.45am Clansman Bar, Leslie, 12noon Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy, 12.10pm Odeon, Dunfermline

12.15pm Admiralty Garage, Rosyth, 12.30pm Newbridge Roundabout.

We only have 8 seats left, and they will be sold on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

For more information call / Text Ross on 07814 865932  or emailing on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk

POSTED 30/3/210

F.D.B PREDICTOR LEAGUE STANDINGS

With just a few weeks to go, its getting tight at the top of the league !!!!!    View the updated league here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POSTED 29/3/2010

MEETING MINUTES

The minutes from Monday evenings meeting, March 29th, 2010, are now online available to view here.

POSTED 29/3/2010

TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON

We have 3 possible away matches remaining this season that buses will be running to. We have devised a package that will secure all 2 of the 3 buses, if we get the required numbers. Travel to both Partick Thistle (April 10th) & Morton (April 17th)  for 20 for adults, or 10 for kids, and save yourself 10% on standard fares.

In order to secure your seats on the buses, this payment will have to be paid in full prior to the Partick Thistle game, on April 10th, 2010.

Names are also required by Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 for the trip to Inverness, last day of the season. If we do not have at least 16 names for this bus, by this date, this trip will be cancelled.

Departure times will be:

Partick Thistle, April 10th

11.45am Clansman Bar, Leslie: 12noon Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy: 12.10pm Odeon: 12.15pm Admiralty Garage, Rosyth: 12.30pm Newbridge Roundabout.

Single Trip fare        Members: 10 Adults 5 Juniors       

Non-Members: 12 Adults 6 Juniors                                                                                                                               12 SEATS LEFT       

Morton, April 17th

  

11.15am Oast House: 11.30am Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy: 11.40am Odeon: 11.45am Admiralty Garage, Rosyth: 12.00 noon Newbridge Roundabout.

Single Trip fare        Members: 12 Adults 6 Juniors      

 Non-Members: 14 Adults 7 Juniors

         15 SEATS LEFT

To book your seats for any of these trips, please contact Ross Barrie on 07814 865932, or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

POSTED 25/3/2010

DAVID STEWART

David Stewart, a Fife Dark Blue member, passed away on Monday evening, after a long illness. Dave was a true dark blue, and will be greatly missed and he will always be remembered, affectionately as "the buffet man".

If anyone from the Fife Dark Blues would like to show there respects to David, his funeral is at 10am on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at Dunfermline Crematorium. Before his death, David asked that this be a celebration of his life, and not a religious affair, so its football colours, scarves and jeans to be worn if you wish.

There shall be one minutes applause at the funeral, in respect of David's life.

I am sure that all Fife Dark Blues members thoughts are with Dawn, Lauren, Chris & the rest of their family, at this sad time.

POSTED 22/3/2010

MONTHLY MEETING - MARCH 29th

 
There is a bi-monthly meeting on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at the Clansman Bar, Leslie, starting at 7.30pm. This will be the last general meeting of the season.
 
We will have a guest speaker, Craig McEwen, the head coach of the Glenrothes 96 Colts, who will be informing us of what the Club intend to do with any sponsorship money that they may receive from us, should we agree to sponsor the team next season.
 
There will also be the usual issues on the agenda. If anyone has any item that they would like to be included on the agenda, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. Non-Members are welcome to attend.

For more information call / Text Ross on 07814 865932  or emailing on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk

Could members who haven't already returned their DSA raffle tickets & monies, please do so by Monday evening at the latest, please ?

POSTED 12/3/2010

BUS TO ROSS COUNTY - MARCH 27TH

4 SEATS LEFT FOR WHAT COULD BE THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON ??????

Names are now being taken for the Dingwall trip, and the remaining seats will be sold on a first come, first served basis to anyone. Please contact Ross, through the usual channels, to book your seat. The cost of this trip will be 15 for adult members, and 7.50 for junior members, and 17 & & 8.50 for non-members.

Pick up points & times are as follows:

9.45 am Admiralty Garage, Rosyth,    9.50 am Odeon, Dunfermline,  10.05 am Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy, 10.20 am Oast House, Glenrothes.

The bus shall be returning directly after the match from Dingwall to Fife.

Book your seat by calling / Texting on 07814 865932  or emailing on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk

POSTED 1/3/2010

FIFE DARK BLUE BONUS BALL WINNER

Congratulations go to February's Bonus Ball winner, Wendy Reid, who correctly selected bonus ball number 47, which was draw from the National Lottery draw on Saturday, February 27th, 2010. Wendy scoops a whopping jackpot prize of 8.50 for her 1 entry !!!!!!

Fife Dark Blue members can enter the monthly draw, by getting in touch with either Ross Barrie, or treasurer, Gordon Barrie, and selecting their lucky bonus ball number.

A full list of entrants, previous winners and jackpot amounts are available to view HERE  !!!!

Get your entry in for the next draw, which shall be on March 27th, 2010.

POSTED 1/3/2010

THE GUYS FROM THE CENTRAL DARK BLUES ON YOU TUBE

We now have footage online from Saturday's non-pre-match gig, at Charleys in Kirkcaldy. We have 3 different clips, at the moment, but hope to have more later in the week.

Click here to see Bartender & the Thief by the Stereophonics

POSTED 27/2/2010

AWAY DAY ACROSS THE TAY 2 

Although Saturday's match, against Raith Rovers was cancelled, the pre match function which was arranged, which was headlined by The Boys From The Central Dark Blues, went ahead. considering that the game was off, there was a fantastic turnout of around 75 people. Once again, the boys had the hall rocking, with their 90 minutes set.

We hope to have video footage of the event available to view, soon.

Dundee fans from Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee & Fife were all in attendance. A big thank you, to you all from the FDB's.

                                                         

                                                                     Pictured above are the Central Dark Blues.                                                                                                  The Band in action.

 

POSTED 26/2/2010

AWAY DAY ACROSS THE TAY 2  - EVENT IS ON

Tomorrows pre-match event, at Charleys Bar, Dunearn Drive, featuring the Boys from The Central Dark Blues is ON !!!!!

All the standing water has been removed from Starks Park, and they have plenty bodies assisting with ground maintenance, so we must be hopeful of tomorrows match going ahead.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

POSTED 25/02/210

A CALL TO ARMS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
As you may have read, Saturdays match against Raith Rovers is in serious doubt, due to a waterlogged pitch. The Starks Parks ground staff have asked for as many volunteers to assist in helping clear the water from the pitch, so that the match can go ahead.
 
If you can manage to get along, and do your bit to make sure Saturday's match goes ahead, then please get in contact with me on 07814 865932, or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

The more games we play on a Saturday, the better our chances are of getting back to the SPL.

DUNDEE FC NEED YOU    !!!!!!

POSTED 07/2/2010

TRAVEL OFFER FOR FIFE DARK BLUE MEMBERS

As you know, we now have a great chance of getting to Hampden, on the weekend of April 10-11, 2010. All we have to first is see off Raith Rovers at Dens, and we will be on our way. I know that this maybe jumping the gun a bit, but plans have to be made.

 
We are offering a travel package to Fife Dark Blue members, which is as follows:
 
For all members who travel to the Ross County match in Dingwall on March 27th, on the Fife Dark Blue 25 seater bus, paying the fare of 15 for adults, or 7.50 for juniors, they will be issued with a voucher that will entitle them to fare of 5 for adults or 3.50 for kids, for the Scottish Cup semis, should we get there.

The cost of the fares to Hampden will be 12 & 7 to members who do not have a voucher. This voucher will only be valid for the semi-final, and will be issued on the Dingwall bus.

Names are now being taken for the Dingwall trip, and seats will be sold on a first come, first served basis to members. Please contact Ross, through the usual channels, to book your seat.

 
POSTED 07/2/2010

FIRST FIFE DARK BLUE BONUS BALL WINNER

 

Congratulations go to the first Bonus Ball winner, Brian Scott, who correctly selected bonus ball number 5, which was draw from the National Lottery draw on Saturday, February 6th, 2010. Brian scoops a whopping jackpot prize of 8 for his 1 entry !!!!!!

Fife Dark Blue members can enter the monthly draw, by getting in touch with either Ross Barrie, or treasurer, Gordon Barrie, and selecting their lucky bonus ball number.

A full list of entrants, previous winners and jackpot amounts are available to view HERE  !!!!

Get your entry in for the next draw, which shall be on February 27th, 2010.

 

POSTED 03/2/2010

AN EVENING OF LIVE COMEDY - May 22nd, 2010.

The Fife Dark Blues are pleased to announce, in conjunction with event sponsors The Clansman Bar, Leslie & Glenrothes Strollers '96 Colts, an evening of live comedy, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, at The Royal British Legion, Glenrothes.

We shall be showcasing 4 of the best acts on the comedy circuit, details of who shall appear at the end of next week. The acts have a national profile, and are experienced in larger venues, such as Jongleurs, The Comedy Store and The Stand. A fantastic night is in prospect

Tickets are on sale now at 10 each, and are available to purchase online at HERE or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk , with your ticket order.

If you require more information, then please contact Ross Barrie on 07814 865932 or email on the above address. 

                                                          

2 of the 4 act confirmed are Mark Nelson Scottish Comedian of the Year, 2007 and John Gavin, Scottish Comedian of the Year 2009.

When the other 2 acts are confirmed, details shall be posted here.

 

POSTED 29/1/2010

Supporters Club Meeting - Monday February 1st, 2010

The Fife Dark Blues are holding their Bi-monthly meeting at the Clansman Bar, Leslie, on Monday Feb 1st, with a 7.30pm start. There are some very important issues to be discussed, regarding the way forward for the Fife Dark Blues, and can I ask that as many members as possible please attend the meeting.                                        

The meeting is also open to non-members to attend. If you require more information, then please contact Ross Barrie on 07814 865932 or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk

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BUS TO AYR UNITED, FEBRUARY 13th, 2010

The Fife Dark Blues are running a bus to the away game at Ayr on February 13th, 2010. Can members please book their seats by Friday, February 5th. After this time any unsold seats will be open to public sale. The cost for this trip will be 12 & 6 for members, and 14 & 7 for non members.

 

Pick up points & times will be as follows:

11am: The Oast House, Glenrothes,       11.15am: The Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy

11.25am: The Odeon Dunfermline,                   11.40am: Newbridge Roundabout.

Pick ups could be made on route, for non-members. The coach shall return immediately after the match, with drop off points in reverse of the outward trip. For more details, please contact Ross Barrie on 07814 865932 or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

POSTED 4/1/2010

SUPPORTERS CLUB TIES - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

 

Due to a request by a couple of our members, we will have specially designed supporters club ties available for purchase at our next meeting. The tie will cost no more than 10, but might be a bit cheaper, once we finally get the shipping costs. The design is a diagonal thick bands of blue & red, with a thinner white band between the thick bands. The Fife Dark Blue logo is embroidered on the bottom blue panel.

The logo is shown on the image to the left.

The idea was suggested that on the hospitality day, against the Rovers, and also the Player of the Year dinner, that we all turn up wearing our club tie.

Anybody wishing to pre-order the tie, please get in contact with me on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk or call or text on 07814 865932.

 

 

 
POSTED ON 30/12/2009

from

THE FIFE DARK BLUES

2010 IS OUR YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
POSTED ON 27/12/2009

AWAY DAY OVER THE TAY 2

The Boys are back in town !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Fife Dark Blues are pleased to announce, that after the success of the last event, we are holding a similar function on Saturday 27th February, 2010 at Charley's Bar, Dunearn Drive Kirkcaldy.

The Boys from the Central Dark Blues will be performing a live 70 minute set, with a 20 minute break. Doors open at 11.30am, and the band are on stage at 12.30 pm until 2 pm. After this, fans will make there way to Starks Park, for where, hopefully, we shall gain another 3 points towards our promotion push. Off road parking for cars & coaches is available, and hot food will be provided, free of charge.

There will be a raffle, where once again we will have some cracking prizes. The last event we had 2x 2 pairs of tickets for the Scotland v Holland WC qualifier, a signed Dundee legends top & other prizes. This time we will have as a top prize a brand new Disgo Net Browser (a small laptop computer), as well as other prizes.

Tickets for the event are on sale now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Entry to the event is strictly by ticket only, available to purchase through a few options.

  1. You can contact Ross Barrie by text or calling 07814 865932

  2. Email secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk with your ticket order     

  3. Purchase online through our shop at                                        

http://www.fifedarkbluessuperstore.co.uk/cat169053_126219.aspx  (copy & paste this link to your browser)

All profits from this event will go towards the Fife Dark Blues Youth Development donation. We look forward to seeing you there.

 
POSTED ON 21/12/2009

 

from

THE FIFE DARK BLUES

 


PRE-ORDER MATCH DAY PROGRAMMES

The Fife Dark Blues are offering a worldwide service to Dundee FC fans, who collect match day programmes, or just want to keep up to date with match day goings on,  but cannot get to the match to purchase them themselves.

One of our members has been providing this service for a few seasons now, and has suggested that the supporters club be his ''Official Outlet''. There shall be a link through to his eBay account, put on this page on a regular basis, to order & pay for your match day programmes. Any profits, which will be small, shall go towards the Fife Dark Blues annual donation towards the Youth development at Dundee FC. We have match day  programmes that available for pre-order, below..

Pre order programmes are

Inverness Caley Thistle , Livingston, QoS, Airdrie (all away)

and Dunfermline (h)

Please click on the link below and make your purchase through the eBay account.

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/eazzy42/   

POSTED ON 18/12/2009

FIFE DARK BLUES 50/50 BONUS BALL LOTTERY

The Fife Dark Blues are starting a 50/50 bonus ball lottery, that is only open to FIFE DARK BLUE MEMBERS !!!!!

Ball's can be bought at a price of 1 per draw, paid in advance. The prize is 50% of what we take as entry money. The winner will be the person who has bought the bonus ball that is drawn on the last Saturday of every month. If no person has bought the drawn ball, the prize is rolled over to the next months draw.

To buy your ball, please contact Ross Barrie on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk , or treasurer, Gordon Barrie on treasurer@fifedarkblues.co.uk , and your selected number will get your name . Payment for the first draw can be made at the next monthly meeting, but payment for future draws will have to be made in advance. All the draw dates, and numbers, are on the link.

http://www.fifedarkblues.co.uk/deelottery.htm 

All profits made from this lottery will go towards supporters club funds.

  

POSTED ON 18/12/2009

JUNIOR DEES - CHRISTMAS PARTY DONATION

The Fife Dark Blues donated 100 towards Junior Dee funds. This money will be used towards buying goody bags and party food for the forthcoming Christmas Party.

The Junior Dees Christmas Party will be held at Dens Park this year. Players from the first team will be there, along with Deewok and Santa. Tickets will be on sale in the concourse of the Bobby Cox stand on Saturday 19th December, during the home match against Morton.

There will be games, food, a treasure hunt and a selection pack for each Junior Dee attending.

Tickets cost 3 per child (Junior Dees)
Sunday 20th December
1p.m. - 4p.m.
 

Merry Christmas to all the Junior Dees & enjoy your party.

Chairman Colin Reid & Fife Dark Blue junior member, Jemma Mitchell, are shown presenting the cheque to Susan Sturrock, at half time of the Dundee v Ayr United match.

POSTED ON 18/12/2009

BURNS SUPPER WITH THE CAPITAL DARK BLUES

The Capital Dark Blues are holding their annual Burns Supper on Saturday 23rd January, 2010 at the Willowbrae Bowling Club, Edinburgh, with a 7.30pm start.

The cost for the evening is 20, and for your money you shall get your Burns Supper, an auction, a raffle and general nonsense !!!!!! Usually, a couple of Dundee FC players attend.

If anyone wishes to attend the function, then please contact Dave Ellis on 07912 653013, or email him on ellis1959@btinternet.com for more details, or contact Ross Barrie on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

Fife Dark Blue, & Capital Dark Blue members on the FDB bus to Dumfries, will be dropped off at the venue, on the return trip, but will have to make arrangements to get their own way home after the event, from Edinburgh. 

POSTED ON 09/12/2009

 

WORLD CUP 50-50 PREDICTOR LEAGUE

    ENTER NOW !!!!!!!!!  

Scotland might not have made the World Cup, but you can still have an vested interest in the competition by entering The Fife Dark Blues World Cup 50/50 Predictor League. The prize for the winner is a Prize Pot of 50% of the competitions takings. Entry to the competition is 5, so if we get 100 entrants, the prize to the winner is 250, in Cash !!!!!!!

The competition shall be made up from the 48 group matches, from the 2010 World Cup. You can enter by, selecting your team name and completing the form, by clicking on the link  forms\WCPredictorleague.cgi.

Pay for your entry here

http://www.fifedarkbluessuperstore.co.uk/World+Cup+Predictor+League/p169050_512956.aspx

The scoring format is that if you get the correct score, you are awarded 3 points, predict the correct result, you are awarded 1 point, any other outcome you are awarded 0 points.

EXAMPLE

Your Prediction: Scotland 3 England 0

Correct Score

Your Points

Scotland 3 England 0

3 Points

Scotland 1 England 0

1 Points

Scotland 0 England 0

0 Points

The winner of the competition shall be the player who has the most points after the 48 matches are completed. At the end of the group matches, & in the event of a tie, there shall be a decider between the tied parties, which shall consist of a ''play-off'', which shall be the same scoring format, for the first round of knock-out matches. The player with the most points after this round shall be deemed the winner. 

There will be a league table, which shall updated daily, and as teams enter between now & the start of the tournament, their names will be added to the league, so entrants can be aware of how many teams have entered. There shall also be a PRIZE POT total on the same page, which shall also be updated as teams enter.

You're entry will not be valid until payment has been received. We have 2 options of payment. Make a purchase through our shop, and pay by Paypal, or Credit Card, or forward a cheque, along with your team name, made payable to Fife Dark Blues, 26 Lorne Court, Glenrothes, KY6 2BW.

Entrants must be 16 years or over.

If you require more information then please email Ross Barrie on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

This competition is governed by Fife Licensing Board, Gambling Act 2005.

Proceeds from this competition will go to aid youth development football in Fife.

PRIZE-POT SITTING AT 7.50

 

 

POSTED ON 29/11/2009

Dundee are the Alba Cup Champions

What a day & what a birthday present !!!!!!!!!!! Its been a long time since we won anything of significance, but hopefully this is the first part of the double. 6000+ fans cheering us on, a great performance by the team in the second half, and a few bevies before & after the match. PERFECT !!!!!!!

Cup Final Sunday had a great turnout at the Clansman. There were 50 Dees from all over Fife, including 3 special guests from the Dees Down South, who were made welcome, and also joined us on the bus to the match. To Ann, Dot & Mike, we hope that you enjoyed your day, and you will be made more than welcome, the next time that you are in Fife. Please look us up.

At 3.45, I bet that there were few in dark blue who would have thought that we would be the team that were partying at full time. The first half was abysmal, and a goal didn't look in the offing. Second half was a totally different game. An OG, a sending off, joyous fans on 3 sides of the stadium, and the winning goal scored by Fife Dark Blue sponsored Craig Forsyth. (I always said that sponsoring him was a good investment).

 I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall, in Dundee's dressing room at half-time. A Jocky special pep talk that done the trick. It was like a different team for the second 45. But just to say that ''Dundee are the champions'' makes me feel proud to be a Dee, and it makes all the years of winning nothing, worth it.

Photos of the day are available on the link http://www.fifedarkblues.co.uk/Gallery.htm

 


HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY - WE ARE 1 YEAR OLD TODAY

The Fife Dark Blues are proud to announce, that it is a year today, 22nd November, since we launched our website. Thanks to all who have visited the site, and we hope that you keep using the facility, and enjoy what we have on our site. 

Please leave any messages on the link  http://www.fifedarkblues.co.uk/forum/Blah.pl?m-1258935262/


LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE ALBA CUP FINAL PIN BADGE

The Fife Dark Blues have received the limited edition badge, to celebrate Dundee making the first Cup Final of the season.

Orders are now being taken, for what is a a nice looking badge, ands also a great price of only 2.25 + P&P.

Badges will be dispatched as soon as payment is cleared. Full details are available through our supporters club shop, available by clicking the link below.

http://www.fifedarkbluessuperstore.co.uk/Alba_Cup-_Final_Pin_Badge/p169050_397648.aspx

BUY YOUR BADGE NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

 


.DSA CHRISTMAS HOSPITALITY SPECIAL

The DSA are inviting Dundee Supporters Club members from all over Britain to treat yourself to an early Christmas present. They are offering hospitality for a two course traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a voucher for SIX drinks, match ticket and match programme all for 65 inc VAT

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This event will be held in The Andy Penman Lounge, which has been exclusively booked for this event, on Saturday December 12th, 2009, for the Dundee FC v Ayr United FC match.

Any enquiries for this event are to be directed through the DSA to either, Grant McEwan on admin@DundeeDSA.co.uk , or Davie Craig at maltmandfc@hotmail.co.uk

Full details will be available an the DSA website, soon. The link is http://www.dundeedsa.co.uk/ .


 
Rab's Big Moment - Fife Dark Blue spotted on TV celebrating

We have exclusive footage of FDB member, Rab Thomson punching the air, with joy, as Scotland score their first goal against Macedonia. Rab has taken his new found fame well, and although now a worldwide star, he remembers where his roots are. He was spotted outside Forthbank Stadium yesterday, mingling with his minions, with his entourage of management, minders & groupies, but always has time for his adoring fans.

When interviewed yesterday, pre-Stirling Albion, his lasting comment was '' If you want an exclusive, talk to my agent !!!!''.

Rab is available for corporate events, autograph signings & general decorating work. Footage can be viewed on the link below, 17 seconds in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkUystxUQQA


PRE-ORDER MATCH DAY PROGRAMMES

The Fife Dark Blues are offering a worldwide service to Dundee FC fans, who collect match day programmes, or just want to keep up to date with match day goings on,  but cannot get to the match to purchase them themselves.

One of our members has been providing this service for a few seasons now, and has suggested that the supporters club be his ''Official Outlet''. There shall be a link through to his eBay account, put on this page on a regular basis, to order & pay for your match day programmes. Any profits, which will be small, shall go towards the Fife Dark Blues annual donation towards the Youth development at Dundee FC. We have match day  programmes that available for pre-order, below.

  League games already played against, and in stock:  Raith Rovers(h), Dunfermline (a).

Pre order programmes are Inverness Caley Thistle (Alba Cup Final), Ayr United (h), Ross County (a), Morton (h), Partick Thistle (a).

There is also an option to purchase the next 5 home games programmes OR the next 5 away games match programmes.

Please click on the link below and make your purchase through the eBay account.

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/eazzy42/  

FIRST BUS OF THE SEASON - Queen of the South, September 19th, 2009 - SOLD OUT !!!!!!!!!!

The bus to Dumfries is now full. All going well on the road down, we should be in Dumfries for 1pm, which will give members time for a jolly in a local hostelry. As was last season, the bus shall be leaving for home directly after the match. We should be home for 7.45pm. If any person booked on this bus has any questions or queries regarding this trip, then please contact Ross Barrie on 07814 865932 or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk .

Pick up points & times are:

10.15 am: Oast House, Glenrothes10.30am: The Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy, 10.45am: The Odeon, Dunfermline, 10.55am: MacDonald's, Newbridge Roundabout. There shall be a rest stop, at a service station, for 10 minutes at about 12 noon. Depending if any passenger requires a rest stop on the return trip, we shall stop at Harthill.

It should also be noted that the usual drinking laws apply on all Fife Dark Blues coach trips.


AWAY DAY OVER THE TAY

Our pre-match event, at Charley's, in Kirkcaldy, was a major success, and hopefully it was one of these events that will be talked about for a long time afterwards. 150 Dark Blues packed the hall, and all seemed to enjoy their day.

 
We had a great 40 minute set, supplied by the lads from the Central Dark Blues. Songs in their set included cover versions of 5 Rebeccas, Clubfoot, Chelsea Dagger and a rousing rendition of The Bonnets O' Bonnie Dundee got the crowd rocking. It was just the job to get the atmosphere bouncing, in the hall. A video of there performance is available to view at

A big thank you to the boys, once again. You are welcome back any time.

We then had the raffle in which there were some fantastic prizes up for grabs, which was kindly drawn by Dundee FC commercial assistants Verity Tynan & Niccole Ney. A list of prizes & winners is below:
 
  1. 2 Tickets to Scotland v Holland : Michael Nelson
  2. Framed Legends top : Billy Thom
  3. Bedlam Paintball Voucher: Brian McLuskey
  4. Men's watch: Paul Zacoski
  5. FDB goodie bag: Russell Robb                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Congratulations to all the winners.

 
Gus Tawse then brought the event to a close with a very poor 30 minute set, The Fife Dark Blues can only apologise, for a poor end to the event. This was our first open event, and if we don't try things, we won't know what works. A comedian for this kind of event, was perhaps with hindsight, not a good choice. It won't happen again.
 
A big thank you goes to all the members who kindly gave some of their time up on the day, to assist with the smooth running of the doo. Kev & Russell (the Ugly Sisters) on the door, Gemma, Leanne, Gordon & Lauren on the Stall, Brian for doing the ''pap'' thing with the camera, and Dawn, Colin & Peter for assisting with the raffle ticket sales. The day would not have been a success without your efforts.
 
Pictures are now available from the event from the Gallery..
 
Thanks once again to all who attended, made the event memorable, and The Fife Dark Blues hope that you will come to the ''Away Day Over the Tay 2'' on February 27th, 2010. Details of the event will appear here.

Your comments about the event can be left on our forum, which requires registration, at http://www.fifedarkblues.co.uk/forum/Blah.pl?m-1250398569/


DUNDEE FC- Coming to a venue near you

 

The Fife Dark Blues have a limited edition white cotton T-shirt on sale, in their superstore. Costing only 10, and with all proceeds going towards the youth development program at Dens Park, this is a must for the Dundee fans who like to go on the road, every Saturday. !!!!!!!!!!

Full details ore on the link.

http://www.fifedarkbluessuperstore.co.uk/Dundee_FC_on_Tour_T-shirt/p169050_327783.aspx

04/11/2018

 

 


FIFE DARK BLUE SUPERSTORE NOW OPEN

The Fife Dark Blues have opened an online shop, with a selection of items available. We have polo shirts, pin badges, baseball caps and other merchandise. We are also offering the chance for anyone wishing to become a Fife Dark Blue the option to purchase their membership online, through the store. We now have a direct link on the menu.

We also have a section where you can purchase your seats to away matches in advance.

Please browse & enjoy.

http://www.fifedarkbluessuperstore.co.uk


WIN A 2010/11 ADULT SEASON TICKET FOR ONLY 10 !!!!!!
PLAY OUR WEEKLY 10 MATCH PREDICTOR LEAGUE
STARTING AUGUST 8th, 2009

This is your chance to win an adult season ticket for Dens Park, for season 2010/11, have a bit of fun, and also support the Youth Development Program at Dundee FC, add all for just 10 !!!!!!!

Read more
04/11/2018


MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

Details of last nights meeting are now available in our forum. If any member has any any issues, or points of view that they would like to be included in the next meeting, please contact Ross Barrie or Colin Reid with their requests, on the usual numbers or emails.

http://www.fifedarkblues.co.uk/forum/Blah.pl?m-1249438184/
04/11/2018


HIGHLIGHTS OF DUNDEE v ROYAL ANTWERP

Highlights of the Dundee v Royal Antwerp match are now available at the following link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-MxJre_hkk


WIN A 2010/11 ADULT SEASON TICKET FOR ONLY 10 !                                                                                                                                     

PLAY OUR WEEKLY 10 MATCH PREDICTOR LEAGUE                                                                                                                                                                                           

STARTING AUGUST 8th, 2009

This is your chance to win an adult season ticket for Dens Park, for season 2010/11, have a bit of fun, and also support the Youth Development Program at Dundee FC, add all for just 10 !!!!!!!

The Fife Dark Blues are launching a 10 match weekly predictor league. We are going to have a cumulative 39 week season, and your weekly results are totalled up over the season. The winner is the person with the highest points tally, after the last league game of the season. Fixtures shall be selected from the Scottish Football League, Divisions 1, 2, 3, Scottish cup ties & world cup qualifiers, when its a world cup weekend. Each week there will be a possible 30 points to play for. The scoring format is that if you get the correct score, you are awarded 3 points, predict the correct result, you are awarded 1 point, any other outcome you are awarded 0 points.

 

EXAMPLE
Your Prediction: Dundee 3 Dundee United 0
Correct Score:                                    You Score:
Dundee 3 Dundee United 0                    3 points
Dundee 1 Dundee United 0                    1 point
Dundee 0 Dundee United 0                    0 points

You can enter as many teams as you want, at 10 entry per team, and you can enter the league at any point in the season, although the later you enter, the less chance you have of winning.

Each week the selected matches will be available on the Fife Dark Blues website, from the Monday prior to match day. Entries have to be in by 12 noon on the matchday Saturday . This lottery is governed by the Fife Council Licensing Board. All entrants must be over 16 years old.
 
You will have to select a team name, and supply your name, address & contact email address to secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk . Payment can be made by either cash, or cheque made payable to ''Fife Dark Blues Supporters Club'',(REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR TEAM NAME WITH YOUR PAYMENT) and forwarded to:   Ross Barrie (secretary), Fife Dark Blues, 26 Lorne Court, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2BW.

The prize for the winner is a season ticket for season 2010/11 !!!!!!!

  
AWAY DAY OVER THE TAY
Raith Rovers V Dundee 15 August, 2009
 
The Fife Dark Blues are inviting fellow Dundee fans to a pre-match hospitality do, prior to the Raith Rovers match on August 15th, at Charley's Bar, Dunearn Drive, Kirkcaldy. The do starts at 12 noon & will end no later than 2.30pm, from where you make your way to Starks Park for the match. There is off street parking at the venue, for coaching & cars, and Starks Park is a 5 minute drive, or a 20 minute walk.
 
We will have award winning comedian Gus Tawse doing a 40 minute set, and also have the Central Dark Blues Band performing a 30 minute set. There will be food available. Gus's material is adult orientated, and may not be suitable for kids. If you are a parent, it is at your discretion if your kids can listen to the comedian, although there is  a games room with video machines, etc in the hall.

A timetable for the day has now been finalised.

12 Noon - Doors Open                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12.30pm -1.10pm Central Dark Blues Band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1.30pm-2.10pm Award winning Comedian Gus Tawse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2.30pm  Hall Closes

Entry to this event will strictly be by ticket only, which must be shown at the door or entry will be denied. Due to the limited number of tickets available, they will be purchased on a first come first served basis, by getting in contact with Ross Barrie on 07814 865932, or emailing him on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk . Ticket sales have been superb, and are down to the last 10 remaining for sale. Tickets are 4 each. Proceeds from the day will go towards Dundee FC's Youth Development program .

Download poster here

 
COLIN McMENAMIN
FIFE DARK BLUES SUPPORTERS CLUB, PLAYER OF THE YEAR, 2008-09
 
Colin McMenamin was voted by club members as the Fife Dark Blues player of the year. He was presented with the trophy, by Ross Barrie, on Sunday night at the DSA Player of the Year Dinner, which was held at the Hilton Hotel, Dundee.
 
Every week we hold an online poll to select who is our Man Of the Match, and at the end of the season, the player with the most votes gets our award.  Colin won our award quite convincingly this season, with 8 votes, with Eric Paton, Rab Douglas, who won the main DSA player of the year award, Jim Lauchlan and Colin Cameron all scoring 3 votes each.
 
All the Fife Dark Blues, wish Colin & the rest of the squad all the best for next season, and hope that next years event will be a championship winning party !!!!
 

Posted 01/06/09

COME & JOIN US
 
The Fife Dark Blues annual membership is due. We are always looking for new members, and this season, we have come up with a variety of packages, to suit everyone. Application forms for all packages can be found by clicking on the type of membership that suits your needs best.
 
Can I also ask that all forms & monies are received by June 30th, 2009, please.
 
The Premium Membership is a fantastic deal, offering 1 match hospitality, between February & April 2010, entry to the DSA Player of the Year dinner in May 2010 and 1 free bus trip to an away match next season..................all for just 10 a month !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To download a standing order mandate to pay for this option, please click   HERE.
 
Family membership is consisting of either 1 Adult & 3 kids, or 2 Adults & 2 kids for only 22.50 for the season.
 
Senior citizens are getting their memberships for 7.50 this season, and single members are the usual 10 for Adults & 5 for Juniors.
 
All memberships come with the usual benefits that are associated with the Club, which include subsidized travel to away matches & priority for all ticket matches, as well as other benefits.
 
If you require more information or details of packages, then please call Ross Barrie, on 07814 865932, or email on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk
Posted 25/05/09
PUB OLYMPICS
 
The Fife Dark Blues are holding a ''pub Olympics' day, at the Clansman Bar, Leslie on Saturday, June 27th, 2009, with the opening ceremony at 3pm.
 
Events will include Darts, Pool, Domino's, 50 question Quiz, buffet, raffle & evening entertainment. Teams of 4, (1 domino's player, 1 darts player, 2 pool players) are required, and will be awarder points for their team, based on their finishing positions at the end of their event. At the end of the 4 events, the team with the most points will be crowned as ''DSA pub Olympic champions''. 
 
 A small entry fee of 20 per team is required to cover the cost of the buffet & evening entertainment.
 
If you require more details, then please contact Ross Barrie on 07814 865932 or email for details on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk . Closing dates for teams wishing to enter will be Saturday, June 20th, 2009
Posted 22/05/09
Details from the AGM
 
The Fife Dark Blues held their first AGM on Thursday 21st May. There was a fantastic turnout, and although Bob Brannan couldn't attend the evening, plans for next season were set in motion. The evening started with a change of Chairman, with Dougie Horne standing down from the position due to personal reasons, and Colin Reid taking over the roll. Our thanks go out to Dougie for his efforts over the last year, and best wishes go out to Colin for the next season. Other members of the committee are staying in their present rolls.
 
One of the main items discussed was the new membership packages that are on offer. As well as the existing single person membership, we are now offering reduced rates for senior Citizens, family memberships & Premium Membership.
 
The Premium Membership is a fantastic deal, offering 1 match hospitality, between February & April 2010, entry to the DSA Player of the Year dinner in May 2010 and 1 free bus trip to an away match next season..................all for just 10 a month !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Family membership is consisting of either 1 Adult & 3 kids, or 2 Adults & 2 kids for only 22.50 for the season.
 
Senior citizens are getting their memberships for 7.50 this season, and single members are the usual 10 for Adults & 5 for Juniors.
All memberships come with the usual benefits that are associated with the Club.
 
We are sponsoring two players next season, our Player of the Year 2009, Colin McMenamin (home), and Craig Forsyth,(away) because of his Fife connections. This has been confirmed with Dundee FC, and payment is pending.
 
Next season, we shall be running 8 - 12 buses to away matches, depending on who comes up/ goes down. Definite buses are to QoS, Morton, Partick Thistle, Ross County. Possible buses will be to Inverness Caley Thistle & Ayr. This will be clearer on Saturday, once the relegation/promotion issues are sorted. Details of times & prices will follow. Due to people pulling out of buses at the last minute, we are going to be taking a 5 non refundable deposit for people wishing to travel. The way that this will work is that you pay your 5 deposit, prior to the first bus that you get on. Once you are on the bus, you then pay the full fare. The 5 deposit is then transferred to the next bus, and so on. At the end of the season, the 5 will come of the fare of the last bus. If you book a seat, and don't take it, you lose your 5 deposit. In order to get a seat on the next bus, another 5 deposit will be required.
If you have any questions or queries about this, then please contact either Gordon Barrie, Ross Barrie or Colin Reid through the usual channels.
 
Initially, for next season, the 25 seater that we had hired towards the end of the season, shall be block booked for the away matches. If more than 25 seats are required, we shall order a bigger coach. If numbers are less than 18, 7 days before the match, then a self drive bus shall be hired, & the 25 seater cancelled. Ross Barrie volunteered to drive this. There will be a final booking date, before any unsold seats are put up for general sale. After this date it will be first come first served.
 
Future club meetings shall be on a 2 monthly basis, next season. They shall be held on the first Tuesday of the month, with the first meeting of 2009/10 season being held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009. The next meeting after that shall be in October, unless an extraordinary meeting is called.
 
Next season we are looking at hiring a pub/hall, and holding pre-match hospitality for both Raith Rovers matches, in Kirkcaldy. The idea is to put a band on, lay a buffet out & do a raffle. Other DSA clubs will be invited along, with the hope that it will become a regular occurrence, as long as we are in the same division as Raith. we are also looking into doing the same kind of thing prior to the Dunfermline matches.
 
Along with the football Club, the DSA, Dee4Life, and anybody else connected with Dundee FC, we are hopeful that this will be the last season that we are in the First Division. Lets do our bit to support the Club, vocally & financially, and get behind the team from the first ball that is kicked in August. As the man from the Highland Dark Blues said at the DSA player of the year dinner ''VICTORY OR DEATH''
Posted 17/05/09

The DSA 5-a-side tournament at Dens Park, was held on Saturday, May 16th. This was a 15 team competition, starting with 3 groups of 4, & one group of 3 (which the Fife Dark Blues were in). It was a pretty misty day, but the pitch was in perfect playing condition. The squad for this tournament was Gordon Barrie, Greg Hall, Leanne Barrie, Sean Hall, Brian Scott, Ross Barrie and Sam Scott.
 
Group Stage
 
In the first of two matches in the Group Stage, Fife Dark Blues vs Bobby Cox A, Ross Barrie was in goals with outfield players Gordon Barrie, Greg Hall, Leanne Barrie, Sean Hall, Brian Scott and Sam Scott. The match was very challenging from the minute the whistle was blown to start until the final whistle was blown. There was a number of great saves from Ross Barrie throughout the game. The closest that any team came to scoring was in the last minute when Leanne managed to break away from her marker, and unleashed a rocket of a shot, only to see it rebound of the post.
 
The final score was 0-0.
 
In the second of the two matches, Fife Dark Blues vs Central Dark Blues, there was a lot of action. Sean Hall started off the game helping the Fife Dark Blues get control of the ball for most of the game. Ross Barrie was in goals again keeping up the great saves. The substitutes for the start of the game were Greg Hall and Leanne Barrie but were later subbed on, Sean took Leanne's place on the bench and Sam took Greg's place. Although not long after Sean was put back on the pitch as Greg was subbed again. The Fife Dark Blues kept control of the ball for most of the game although the final score was yet again 0-0.
 
These two results meant that the Fife Dark Blues progressed into the Quarter Finals which was further than they had expected to get!!

The Quarter Finals
 
In the Quarter Finals, the Fife Dark Blues were against Bobby Cox B. As this was further than they had expected to get, everyone had cheesers on there faces and were in high spirits. Gordon Barrie had a couple of chances to score, one was skied and the other skimmed the bar. Bobby Cox B scored 2 quick breakaway goals which the keeper was not at fault. The Fife Dark Blues were awarded a penalty late on, which Sam Scott took the penalty for the Fife Dark Blues which sadly missed. 
 
The final score was 2-0 to Bobby Cox B, and so the Fife Dark Blue dream of Champions League football has been put on hold for another season !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the day.
 
Gemma Barrie

Photos of Supporters 5 A Side Tournament (added 16/05/09)

Posted 13/05/09

Player of the Year Photos (added 13/05/09)

 

 

 

 

Posted 12/01/09
ROSS COUNTY vs. DUNDEE, 14/02/2009
 
We have a bus arranged for the trip to Dingwall, for the Ross County match on February 14th, 2009. The bus is a 24 seater, and already 15 seats are gone. The cost for this trip shall be 14 for adults, 6 for juniors (members) & 16 & 8 respectively, for non-members. The pick up times are as follows:
 
10.00 The Odeon, Dunfermline
10.15 Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy
10.30 The Oast House, Glenrothes

with a return trip leaving straight after the match.

Any body wishing to book a seat, or have any enquiries, please contact me on 07814 865932 or e-mail me on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk

Posted 11/01/09

Monthly Meeting

The Fife Dark Blues are holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday 13th January at the Clansman Bar, Leslie with a 7.30pm start. All are welcome, both members & non-members.

For details, please email me on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk , or call or text on 07814 865932.

Posted 11/01/09

Re: in response to the official Forum from Youanjack

Click to download the response letter to the original topic "FDB's & Youth Development" on the official forum.

Posted 04/01/09

Youth Development Presentation, Saturday, January 3rd

A presentation of the funds that were raised at the race night that we had, in December, was made at half-time today, during the Dunfermline match. The cheque for 725.37 was presented to Jim Thomson on behalf of the Fife Dark Blues by Lauren Stewart, Gordon Barrie, Sean Hall, Ross Barrie & Robert Thomson. Thanks go to everyone who helped, attended & donated to the evening. Without the help from fans, supporters & local businesses, we would not have been able to raise as much as we did. A special thanks also goes to the family, who wish to remain anonymous, who donated 125.

As mentioned before, the money that was raised has been donated to aid the Youth Development programme at Dens Park, & hopefully, it won't be too long before we will start to see the benefits of young talent like Kyle Benedictus & Kevin McDonald, coming through the ranks again. The more that we can raise as a supporters club, the more that we can donate to the Youth Development Programme, which hopefully means that the club can supply better equipment & facilities, which can only mean that we produce a better standard of player.

The Under 19 team left today to compete in an exchange tournament in Portugal, which runs until the 17th of January. Hopefully, experiences like this will give the young guys the kind of experience that will spur them on to greater things. We hope to have a report on the tournament, kindly supplied by John Holt, upon their return.

The Fife Dark Blues also hope to have a weekly lottery starting within the next two weeks. All the monies raised will be donated towards Youth Development. Details will follow shortly.

Posted 19/12/08

Dundee v Partick Thistle, Saturday, December 20th

Well, here we go again !! Another Saturday, another must win game. This week we are hosts to Ian McCall's Partick Thistle. On Thistles earlier visit to Dens this season, they went through to the next round of the CIS cup, thanks to a dubious last minute penalty, giving them a 2-1 win.

 
Last week, they managed a 2-1 victory at home to basement side Airdrie United, while we slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to fellow strugglers Clyde. Thistle have not travelled well, this season. They have only won 1 and drawn 1 out of  7 away matches, scoring only 3 goals, in the process. Like Dundee, The Jags seem to have trouble finding their way to goal. So far this season, they have only scored 18 goals in the league, compared to our 11, and their top scorer is Harkins with only 3 goals. Lets hope that their poor run of away form continues this week.
 
Thistle do not seem to have any injury problems that will affect their match preparation. 
 
Thistle's recent form is a mixed bag. Their last draw was against us, at Firhill, in October. So, recently its been either win or lose - nothing in between. Their current form reads
 
P8  W4 L3 D1 F8 A7 Pts13
 
Dundee see the return of Mikael Antoine-Curier, from international duty in the Caribbean. His presence was a big miss last week. Although we had most of the possession against Clyde, we never looked as if we had the urgency to go on and win the game. Clyde's keeper only had 2 saves of note to make, both in the second half. The first was a fine stop from O'Brien, just after the restart, the second was from Colin McMenamin's first touch, after coming on as a sub midway through the second half. The main talking point was the sending off, of the lesser spotted Darren Young, after only being on the field for 3 minutes. Will we see him again in a dark blue shirt ? The point is open for discussion.
 
With Young suspended, Cameron & Benedictus still out injured, the only other doubts are  Eric Paton & Rhian Dodds, who are both suffering from a virus.
 
Since the return of Jocky, our record reads
 
P5 W2 L2 D1 F5 A3 Pts 8 
 
The season is starting to slip away from us, and unless we go on a run of  5 or 6 wins on the bounce, starting now, to get back in to the mix, the league season is over. In my opinion, once the gap gets to double figures, its always hard to pull the gap back, let alone overtake it. 12 points to the farmers is a massive gap. If we do not win on Saturday, then I think that Jocky must start thinking about preparing for next season.
 
But even after the doom & gloom from last week, my prediction for this week is Dundee 2  Partick Thistle 0.
 
Posted 15/12/08
 
Race Night 12/12/08

Thanks to all who attended, donated & participated in the inaugural event for the Fife Dark Blues Supporters Club. The general consensus for the evening was that it was a great success, & a great sum of money was made, which once all monies have been received, all members will be notified of the amount, & a donation will be made to the Youth Development Academy for Dundee FC, on behalf of the Supporters Club. Special thanks go to Dougie Horne, Neil Marshalsey & Lauren Stewart for their assistance on the evening, and to Dave Stewart (the buffet man---not poofy man !!!! Lauren), for the great buffet that he managed to produce for us. 

 
Photos of the evening are now available to view in the gallery on our website.
 
http://www.fifedarkblues.co.uk/Gallery.htm
 
Anybody wanting to leave their comments on the evening can do at the link below.
 
http://www.fifedarkblues.co.uk/forum/Blah.pl?m-1229157559/

The weekend was a good one apart from the football on the Saturday afternoon, and as the picture shows, the night before has obviously taken its toll on some of the younger members !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday evening was great. Lets make the next one even better.

Ross Barrie

Posted 12/12/08

Celtic v Dundee, Saturday, January 10th

With regard to the Celtic match, could anybody wanting to go, please get in  touch by Thursday, December 18th, 2009. This will enable the club to organise a block booking of tickets, and also organise a suitable sized bus. Payment for the tickets will be required by 12 noon on Saturday, December 20th.

After this date, if you have not booked a ticket, a seat on the bus will not be guaranteed.

Any non-members wishing to go to the match, please email on  secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk  for details.

Celtic are offering hospitality for our upcoming cup tie on the 10th of January 2009. The details of which are listed below. If you have any other enquiries or wish to book places please contact Celtic on 0871 226 1888.

Premium Hospitality includes:
Official matchday programme
Premium padded leather seat in North Stand
Full use of North Stand lounges with c
ash bar facility
Option to purchase meal pre match
Complimentary half time snacks and refreshments
Onsite betting facilities

Lounges open at 12.30pm for a 3pm KO and close at 6pm Only 35 per person incl VAT

Full corporate hospitality includes:
Official matchday programme
Champagne reception
4 Course meal
Premium padded leather seat
Complimentary pre and post match bar
Complimentary halftime snacks and refreshments
Executive gift
Car parking
Onsite betting facilities

Full day is from 12pm until 6pm Discounted price of 175 + VAT per person

Posted 10/12/08
CLYDE v DUNDEE, Saturday, December 13th
 
After two failed attempts to play the Livingston match, for which I think might be a blessing in disguise, with Hegarty taking over at the helm, Griffiths coming back from injury, us missing MAC, our thoughts move on to the Clyde match, on Saturday.

IF the match goes ahead, I would suspect that there will be a few sore heads on the supporters club bus, going through to the game !!!!

But once again, it will be weather dependant. Last weeks home match, that Clyde had, against Airdrie was cancelled due to a frozen pitch. If the weather doesn't warm up a bit, this weeks match could go the same way. With Broadwood being the highest professional Football Football Stadium, above sea level, in Scotland, and also having one end missing, allowing the weather elements to have virtually the freedom of Cumbernauld, it doesn't bode well. 

Clyde are a team that have struggled, blowing hot and cold, most of the season. Recent impressive results are a 2-0 win away to QoS, & a 2-2 home draw with St. Johnstone (who they also beat 3-2, in August, at MacDiarmid Park), although, on the whole, there form is no better than mediocre. Their last 6 league matches give a form guide of:

P6 W2 L3 D1 F5 A8 Pts 7

Our form still reads the same as last week, since the return of Jocky.

P4 W2  L0 D2 F5 A2 Pts 8

Clyde are sitting in the play-off place, just 2 points from the basement spot.This game is as important to them, as it is to us. If they win, we are just 1 point above them, if we win, the chink of daylight between us, turns into a crack. A 7 point gap, gives us breathing space. Clyde have two definitely out for Saturday. Stuart Kettlewell has fractured a rib and will be out for three to four weeks. Neil McGregor is improving but is a couple of weeks away yet. He began running at training this week and hell and will be back for selection soon

Dundee have Colin Cameron & Kyle Benedictus still on the long term sick list. Colin McMenamin and Darren Young might make an appearance, but it could still be a week to early for them. A goal after 17 seconds and an assist early in the second half from Mickael Antoine Curier ensured Guadeloupe's passage to the Semi Finals and the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2009, and ensures that he will still be sunning himself in Jamaica, for another few days, while we endure temperatures of just above freezing.

My prediction for this week is 25 hangovers, and a tight 2-1 victory, IF the game goes ahead.

Posted 15/11/08 - Updated 16/11/08

Festive Race Night, Disco & Auction
 
A fund raising night is taking place on December 12th, at the Clansman Bar Leslie, with a 7.00pm kick off . Tickets for this event are sold out. Funds raised on the night are being donated to the Dundee FC Youth Development.
On the evening there will be a raffle, which a selection of the prizes so far are two signed Dundee FC balls, Watches, A fourball at Drumoig, a Framed stadium print & your usual selection of wines & spirits. Any body wishing to donate a prize for the raffle, please contact on the email below.
There will also be the Main Auction. There will be a minimum of 4 lots. The 2 main lots will be A framed signed shirt from season 2000-2001, (Canniggia, Caballero, Nemzadze era), and a hospitality day for 2 in the Captains Lounge, at Dens Park, on Saturday 21st February, for the home match against Livingston. Because of the value of these items, rather than pay for them on the evening, a period of 1 weeks grace, will be allowed, so that the winning bidder can make payment arrangements. Payment will have to be made by Friday, December 19th at the latest, or the items will be offered for auction on eBay.
 
The abbreviated time-table for the evening will be:
7.15 First of 5 auctions of horses & bookies open
7.45 First of 5 Races off
9.25 Last race off
9.35 Main Auction
9.45 Buffet
(in between races raffle lots will be drawn)
10.00-midnight  Disco
 
A couple of volunteers will be required to assist with the collection of monies on the evening. Anyone wishing to assist then please contact me at secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk

 

Posted 01/12/08

Livingston vs. Dundee match preview

A win at managerless Livingston, this week, will be seen as a massive step to getting seriously back into the mix. Livi are bound to be in turmoil, after the week that they have had. Financial irregularities showing its head again, being dumped out of the Scottish Cup by lowly East Stirling & the sacking of their management team on Monday.

 
This Saturday sees matches that will have a significant effect on the final standings of the league. St. Johnstone vs. Queen of the South, (a draw would be a good result), Morton vs. Partick Thistle, (Morton on a run, difficult game for the Jags) & The Pars on a Jolly up to Dingwall. (could go anyway, this one). There is also the relegation battle going on between Airdrie & Clyde.
 
Our match against Livingston on Saturday, could see us going into second place, 3 points of top spot, if results go our way. Omens are good for this one. We are undefeated in our last 5 league visits to Almondvale, 3 wins, 2 draws.
Livi's current form is not good reading, if you're a fan.
P7 W1 D1 L5 F6 A14 Pts 4
 
This is the kind of form that we showed early doors this season, but have come through it and are on a run ourselves, since Jocky returned.
P4 W2  L0 D2 F5 A2 Pts 8
 
With all the uncertainty and rumours about the problems at Almondvale, this is bound to have an affect on the players. Hopefully, it will, and they will wilt to the power of Dundee.
 
My prediction is a 3-0 away win, to keep the run going, and start to put pressure on the other teams.
Posted 29/11/08
Dundee VS. St.Johnstone match report
 
After Saturdays result against the tractor boys fae Perth, the league is wide open. Was it a case of 2 points dropped, or 1 point picked up ? 
 
This was a game of the proverbial two halves.The first half possession was dominated by St.Johnstone, but apart from their goal, they never made any clear cut chances. The goal was a case of our centre halves being caught flat footed. To often teams are scoring goals like this against us (Two in the 0-3 Livington game, come to mind). The defence is getting better, though, and with Gary McKenzie back from injury, hopefully a bit of cohesion will see thing tighten up at the back. The last 10 minutes of the first half saw Dundee coming more into the match. It was the 45th minute, though, before we had a serious effort on goal, a 20 drive from Pozniak that produced a great save from Main.
 
The second half started pretty much the way the first ended, with Dundee coming more & more into it. Two efforts from Curier in a minute went close, one producing another good save from Main. Pressure was building on the Saints, and two inspired substitutions, Daquin & Williams replaced by Shinnie & McHale, changed the flow of the game. Any attacking threat of note was up at the Bobby Cox end. A couple of poor decisions by the Referee & his assistant denied Dundee two penalty claims, the second was a stone waller. As the game went on, Pozniak was coming more & more influential, spreading the ball all over the park, and getting a bit of joy down the left. It was his ball to Malone that set the left back free down the wing, who put his one and only decent cross of the day in, for Curier to take a touch, and drive the ball past Main from 14 yards. No less than Dundee deserved.
 
Dundee then took their foot of the gas, as both teams seamed to settle for a share of the points. So we thought. The last minute seen a great chance at each end. First of all Milne was clean through on goal, and produced a wonder save from Big Rab. From his kick out, Curier found himself clean through on goal with only Main to beat, but managed to drive the ball past the post from an acute angle, with Main flapping.
 
From what was lining up to be a poor match after 30 minutes, turned out to be one of the most enjoyable 90 minutes I have watched for a long time. I think if Alex Rae had still been in charge, we would have wilted, and probably lost by 3 or 4. Well done Jocky. Keep the team spirit & effort up, and we will not be far away at the end of the season.
 
 
Answer to the question above : 2 points dropped I think.
Posted 28/11/08
Pre Match Hospitality Dundee v Dunfermline Saturday 3rd Jan 2009

Just a reminder that DSA are having a Pre Match Hospitality before the Dundee v Dunfermline match on Saturday 3rd Jan 2009, in Stobswell Sports & Recreation Club, 5 Raglan St, Dundee from 11am to 2.30pm. It will be a good way to wish everyone a Happy New Year and enjoy a New Year drink with all DSA supporters clubs.

Bobby Brady and Jump the Q will be the fantastic entertainment. Tickets are priced at 5 each (same cost for children)

As this is sure to be a sell out event, tickets will be provided on a first come first served basis.

Contact me through the DSA email: admin@DundeeDSA.co.uk

Jill (DSA Secretary)

Posted 17/11/08

BUS TO QoS ON 27/12/2008

Anyone wishing to go to Dumfries on December 27th, please get in contact with me as soon as possible on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk , or call/text on 07814 865932.

Due to the festive period, the booking of buses might be difficult, so there will be a final booking day for this one, which will be Friday, December 12th. If after this date, you require a seat, it will be on availability only, and on a first come first served basis. Once I have numbers, I will get prices organised, but will say it will be no more than 14 for adult members & 7 for junior members

Posted 17/11/08

BUS TO CLYDE MATCH 13/12/2008

We have a 49 seater booked for the Clyde match on Saturday 13th December, the day after the Race night. The price will be 5 for Adult members & 1 for juniors. Non-members will be 10 & 2 respectively. Pick up points are as follows:

12.00 Clansman bar, Leslie
12.15 Hungry Horse, Kirkcaldy
12.30 Odeon, Dunfermline.

Returning straight after the match.

If you would like to book a seat, please contact me on secretary@fifedarkblues.co.uk , or call or text on 07814 865932.

Posted 16/11/08

Monthly Meeting

The Fife Dark Blues will be holding their regular monthly meeting at the Clansman Bar, Leslie, on Tuesday December 2nd, at 7.30. Members & non-members welcome.

Items on the agenda will be The Race Night, the bus to the Clyde match, and the general consensus of the website, amongst others.

Posted 15/11/08 - Updated 16/11/08

Dundee vs. St. Johnstone match preview
 
Well here we go, guys. The first 6 pointer of the season. Us against the Farmers from Perth.
 
Things are looking up for us, though, since the return of Jocky. The injuries seem to be clearing up, the team are showing a bit of cohesion & fight, and the general atmosphere around Dens has perked up considerably. Dundee simply need to keep winning. It's a big ask, but if we can do that, the rest will take care of itself. Some good teams in this league that are a match for many premier teams, so no disrespect intended and no underestimation of the job to be done. The more we win, the more the others will be looking over their shoulders.
 
We would be foolish, though, to write off the challenge from Queens, Livi or Partick.This would appear to be the closest that this league has been this year. As we have seen already, everyone can - and will - take points off each other. Credit where credit is due, St Johnnstone have gone on a great unbeaten run and are up there on merit, now we need to emulate that and hope we are in the mix come the end of the season, as I believe we have the mental strength (under Jocky) to take us over the line.
 
Is Saturday a must win game ?
 
In my opinion, its a must not lose !!!

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