Dundee

22 Apr 19
Madness To Creation

Editor’s Note:  It could be the year of ZFG in 2019!  There have been seemingly countless rave reviews on the funk rock band out of Los Angeles and Madness To Creation had to jump on the bandwagon and have a quick conversation with Trev Lukather of ZFG.  ZFG is set to embark on a nationwide […]

22 Apr 19
CAITLIN DOLAN

AIM- “GEOMETRY, PATTERN, STRUCTURE” The aim of this project is to research, develop, design and create an outcome which relates broadly to either textile or jewellery metal design. ARTIST RESEARCH- SUZAN SHUTAN Suzan Shutan is an American artist who works mostly in 2d and 3d. She creates installations, sculptures and paintings. She challenges perception by […]

22 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

The use of metformin may be effective in the treatment of cardiac pathologies, said scientists from the University of Dundee (United Kingdom). They were able to detect the beneficial effect of the drug on patients diagnosed with left ventricular hypertrophy. Such a disorder develops in many cases in association with obesity, hypertension, and insulin resistance. […]

21 Apr 19
The Orkney News

“Regular readers of this column will be aware of my love and fascination with the great Scottish manager Bill Shankly”

21 Apr 19
SBI Soccer

Wigan Athletic came into Good Friday’s showdown with Leeds United, posting the worst road record in the EFL Championship. Despite playing with 10-men for the final 75+ minutes, the Latics dug deep and frustrated Leeds to run away 2-1 winners. Antonee Robinson put in a masterclass performance at left-back, winning eight duels, making four interceptions, […]

21 Apr 19
The Forty Two

It’s a bit crap if you’re a Dundee fan at the moment. Rooted to the bottom of the Premiership and staring relegation in the face. Dens Park is all doom and gloom at the moment. But if there is any crumb of comfort from this shit show of a season, it’s that it has been […]

21 Apr 19
David in Museums

Outside of museums, my personal interest is quite simple. I enjoy LEGO and I enjoy videogames. I was raised on Nintendo growing up with NES, SNES, N64 and when I was old enough, buying a Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch. I’ve also owned Gameboys, DS’, 3DS’, Playstations and Xbox’s. I would describe myself […]

21 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
TO hear the ruthless character assassination of Steven McLean, you’d think he had never given Kilmarnock a decision in his puff. You’d expect to scroll back through a damning trail of stonewall penalties turned down, of dodgy red cards, of defeat after unjust defeat. McLean flashes a red card Well, sorry to be the one wielding the big wet blanket here. Sorry to knock down Stevie Clarke’s conspiracy theory that the guy somehow can’t be trusted to handle the team his dad Stuart played 400-odd games for. But, truth is, the facts simply don’t back up the level of public humiliation dished out in the wake of Saturday’s home defeat to Aberdeen. Since 2010, McLean has handled Killie 36 times. Of these, they’ve won ten, drawn 11 and lost 15. Clarke slaughtered the whistler As an aside, one of those ten wins was a League Cup semi against county rivals Ayr, who might actually have had a GENUINE reason to complain about the appointment because of his family connections. Red cards? Before Saturday, he’d shown eight in 35 games — three to Killie players, five to the opposition. Hardly the record, surely, of someone hell-bent on giving one team hee-haw to prove he doesn’t have a soft spot for them. By all means let Clarke question the three red cards for his players — two of which leave him without his regular centre backs for a trip to Parkhead — because there’s no doubt they’re all up for debate. Sure, if he really does believe it was the worst refereeing display he’s seen in 30-odd years, then he should be free to say so without fear of an SFA charge. Where he’s totally out of order, though, is in claiming McLean isn’t up to the pressure of officiating the team where his old boy is a legend and in demanding that they never have to put up with him again. If it was me on the wrong end of that kind of talk, I’d be considering legal action. I’d be claiming defamation, that it was a statement designed to reduce confidence in my abilities and weaken my reputation within the game. Sorry, Killie, but it’s time to roll up those petted lips and be a little more honest with yourselves. Let’s think of those 36 games with McLean in charge as almost a full league season and you soon realise that ten wins, 11 draws and 15 defeats is pretty much business as usual. Take away the terrific campaign this time around and, over the previous four, Killie had lost 15, 15, 20 and 19 out of 38. Broadfoot storms off after his red card There’s no doubt going down to eight on Saturday didn’t help their cause on a day which was pretty much their last chance to scramble back up into third place. But again, going back to 2010, they’ve played Aberdeen 33 times, winning five, drawing eight and losing 20. So maybe — just maybe — there’s a bit more to it than a whistler they’ve convinced themselves is some sort of nemesis who guarantees a bad day at the office. As to those three reds themselves? Like I say, they’re all up for debate — but there’s not one you can seriously call a howler. At the first, Kirk Broadfoot is out of control as he lunges in for the ball in the six-yard box and definitely endangers keeper Joe Lewis. It’s reckless and it ticks all the boxes for what today’s refs are schooled to see as a sending-off offence. At the second, Stuart Findlay has already been booked as he goes in on Graeme Shinnie and doesn’t appear to get the ball cleanly. Again, he’s leaving himself wide open to the letter of the law. At the third? Well, what’s Rory McKenzie thinking of, jabbing a boot into the prone Dominic Ball right under the ref’s nose? The only way he’s NOT walking for that is if McLean doesn’t see it properly, but even then the beaks would surely impose a retrospective ban. In short, we’re talking about three incidents where any ref has every right to make the decisions Steven McLean did. And certainly to make them without fear of being hung out to dry. Killie lost by a single goal Plus, if the SFA accept Stevie Clarke’s premise — based, by his own admission, on anecdotal evidence — the can of worms it opens might never be closed again. After all, if a referee can’t be trusted to handle the team his dad played for, how can he ever handle their local rivals again, the team dad loved beating most of all? What about the teams his brother Brian played for? Can he control his emotions when it’s Rangers, Motherwell, Falkirk, Dundee United, Hibs or Dumbarton? And what about every other ref and assistant and fourth official? Do we have to drag ourselves down to Old Firm levels of paranoia and start finding out who they grew up supporting, which of them has a cousin who once played a reserve game for this team or that? [article-rail-section title=”most read” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] For that matter, what about players and managers themselves? Very few of them are neutral, yet they all come up against their boyhood heroes at some point without having their integrity questioned. Listen, I’m far from the whistler’s pal. I’ve caned Steven McLean in the past and no doubt will do again. But the slaughtering he took from Stevie Clarke and the potential effect on his career can’t be allowed to pass without being challenged. WAITING GAME Steve Clarke forced to wait until Tuesday to learn fate for verbal assault If Killie had never won with him in charge, if they’d had a man sent off every time, if he was bending over backwards so far to prove his neutrality that they were needing to win 4-0 to get a draw, then by all means take him out of the firing line. But, in my opinion at least, eight out of ten refs would have handed out at least two or those three reds on Saturday. And now that tempers have cooled, if Killie still can’t see that . . . well, they’re the ones with the issues to deal with. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6027908192001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”SAS hero Anthony Middleton delighted as he receives signed Rangers top from DJ Ewen Cameron”]
21 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
SCOTT BAIN insists Celtic’s goalless draw at Hibs was down to bad luck, not a bad attitude. Neil Lennon slammed some unnamed players for their approach going into the Easter Road showdown. Bain believes the Hoops did enough to win But Bain reckons that Celtic did more than enough to win — only to be up against an inspired Hibs No1 Ofir Marciano. The Israeli keeper produced fine stops late on and Bain could only applaud his work at the other end. Celtic still need four points to guarantee the title but the Hoops No1 insists that they are working flat out to get them. Asked if it was hard mentally to deal with being champions-elect, Bain said: “Not really. Bain was playing against his old club “You can see from our form since the turn of the year that we go into every game like a cup final. “Against Hibs, we wanted to win the game and it was frustrating that we didn’t. “But we had chances to get the points, so for me it wasn’t really a bad performance. “We take it one game at a time and the most important one is the next one. “It was a good performance, it was just a little bit frustrating that we couldn’t get the win. We created a number of good chances at the end but credit goes to Ofir for a big save in the dying moments. “I felt we controlled the game in the second half. So for me, it was a matter of concentration. “I thought one of those chances was going to come off for us but unluckily for us, it never happened.” Celtic could be crowned champions next week — that’s if they beat Kilmarnock and Rangers fail to win against Aberdeen. Lennon slammed some of his players Currently nine points ahead with four games to play, it still seems a matter of when, not if, they seal it. But Bain insists nobody in the Celtic squad is even thinking of title parties right now. He said: “I honestly don’t care how we finish, as long as we finish as champions. “Was there a drop in intensity? I don’t know. It was a difficult game against Hibs. “We were are playing a good side on a very hot day. “I still think we showed the intensity in the final third at times. “When we played to our standard, we cut through them and created a number of chances.” Bain made a huge save to deny Hibs striker Oli Shaw with minutes remaining on the clock. The Celtic keeper didn’t seem to know much about it but managed to block the close-range effort. That maintained his incredible clean sheet record of 20 from 26 starts this season. Paul Heckingbottom’s Hibs always looked a threat but Celtic limited them to few chances. When Bain was called upon, he did his job but refused to take all the praise for the clean sheets. Marciano made a string of top saves He said: “It is an impressive record to look at but credit goes to the whole team for that. “From the back four to the way we defend from the front, it’s been exceptional. “We limit teams to very few opportunities and if I have to make one save, then I do. “But credit needs to go to the team for that stat.” Celtic chalked up another clean sheet without crocked left-back Kieran Tierney. The Scotland star is still getting pain from his pelvic and groin issue and was pulled out of training in midweek. KT will find out this week if his season is over, with an operation still a possibility. Bain would be gutted if Tierney was out for a long stretch but insists Celtic have the squad to cope. Emilio Izaguirre filled in at Easter Road and the former Dundee keeper hailed the Honduran’s display. [article-rail-curated title=”related stories” selected_posts=”4150652,4150434,4094400,4149985,4149821,4149886″ /] He said: “We have always got players who can come in and stand up to the task, like Emilio. “Kieran is a top player and we want him in the team all the time if he’s fit. “But we have shown, especially in defence, that it doesn’t matter who comes in, they are capable of doing the job.” Meanwhile, Bain paid tribute to axed Scotland boss Alex McLeish after the SFA’s decision to bin him this week. Big Eck gave the Celtic keeper his full international debut last summer during the tour of the Americas. By the end of McLeish’s reign, Bain had graduated to become his No1. NOT ON HOLIDAY YET Celtic boss Neil Lennon rages at Hoops stars after Hibs draw The Tartan Army had turned on the under-fire Scotland boss after the loss to Kazakhstan. But Bain insists plenty of squad members will always be thankful to McLeish for his influence. He said: “I need to thank Alex for believing in me and putting the trust in me to play for Scotland. “It’s a sad feeling but you need to move on from here. “It’s football, it happens all the time and hopefully we can get someone else in charge and pick up again. “I wish Alex all the best and a number of boys owe him for getting the chance to play for Scotland. “I’m sure there will be a few boys sad to see him go.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6027928803001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Celtic fans given chance to play on iconic Parkhead turf in ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Magners competition “]
21 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
RAGING Ryan McGowan admits Dundee have hit rock bottom. The Dark Blues stumbled to an eighth successive Premiership loss. Ryan McGowan admits that the Dark Blues are on borrowed time And with only four games left, they look like dead men walking after five years in the top flight. A super second-half Scott Tanser free-kick, followed by a diving header from junior Braveheart Callum Hendry, had Saints on easy street. The dejected Dens men were lifeless long before the final whistle signalled a fourth Tayside derby defeat of a calamitous campaign. And the McDiarmid tannoy man shoveled salt in their wounds by announcing their relegation rivals St Mirren had bagged all three points in Livingston to open up a six-point gap at the foot. Bradford City’s Aussie defender McGowan, 29, was among eight loan players parachuted into Dens by boss Jim McIntyre in January. But he admits the Dark Blues are on borrowed time. He said: “It was bitterly disappointing. I feel I am on repeat a bit just now. McGowan holds his head in his hands as Callum Hendry celebrates winner “We weren’t good enough in every department and paid the price. “I didn’t think there was much in the game. It was quite scrappy. “They scored a good free-kick that was kind of out of nowhere. “But it’s the same old story. Even when we concede it doesn’t look like we are ever going to score. “I wouldn’t say it was a lack of fight. There is a difference between that and lack of quality, a lack of that final ball and a lack of confidence. “That can all feed into being perceived as a lack of fight. But confidence is at rock bottom. “It is only ourselves that can get out of it and we have left ourselves with a mountain to climb with the way results have gone and how we’ve performed. “Time is running out but we have to keep going, get back to training and make sure we are at it. However, we have been saying that for a few weeks. “We have to get ourselves in shape and put in a better performance. “We felt we could cause them problems and it was a game that we could win. Kenny Miller gestures at fans as he is subbed off “But it was a 2-0 defeat and we’re saying the same old things again.” Subbed Dens striker Kenny Miller gestured angrily after catcalls from hacked-off fans. But McGowan leapt to the veteran striker’s defence. “He said: Everyone is frustrated, it’s not just Kenny. I was frustrated, Darren O’Dea was frustrated, the whole team’s frustrated. So are the fans and it’s not where we want to be as a club. “If anyone was not frustrated at coming off on the back of that result they probably need their heads checked. “It’s a cliché but we have to keep working hard and try to do the right things. That’s all we can do. “There’s no point downing tools. There are still four games to play. “If we win at Motherwell and results go our way we could be right back in the mix, but we have to perform a lot better. “We find ourselves in this position not by bad luck. “I can’t speak for before but we haven’t been good enough, and nor have results, since I came to the club. Jim McIntyre was appointed as manager of Dundee in October 2018 “We really need to get the finger out. Hopefully it’s not too late. “The proof is in the pudding but we didn’t look like we were good enough to win that game against St Johnstone. “We could probably still be playing now and we wouldn’t have scored. That has got to change.” Saints might have missed out on the top six but they have already clocked up more points than last term. And they’ve enjoyed a clean sweep of derby wins for the first time. With winger Matty Kennedy terrorising the Dens defence, the only surprise was that it took nearly an hour for Saints to get their noses in front. The former Cardiff City attacker fired over cross after cross, with Hendry and Kane coming close with headers. But when Dens defender O’Dea picked up a booking for downing Hendry, Tanser stepped up to sweep home a classy 25-yard free-kick. Nathan Ralph leaves the pitch dejected at full time And there was no way back for the deflated Dark Blues when cramping-up centre-forward Hendry squeezed home a stooping header from Richard Foster’s delivery. Dundee’s dismal day was summed up when sub Andrew Nelson sclaffed a shot well wide minutes before Hendry’s killer second. Dens boss McIntyre, who took over from axed Neil McCann in October, wasn’t passing the buck. And he admits only a win at Motherwell on Saturday can throw his flops a survival lifeline. He said: “We’re not stupid. We know we need to probably win four on the bounce to still have a chance. That’s the reality. “But we’ll keep trying and we’ll keep digging away. “This is my responsibility, it is my team, my signings. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ” posts_category=”44″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “We have to try to get some positive results. We get out of this by winning a game — it’s simple. Until we do that then you are going to struggle.” Perth boss Tommy Wright reckoned the unprecedented derby whitewash — achieved without conceding a goal — would be welcomed by fans denied a top-six spot. After sealing a third home win on the bounce, Wright said: “I didn’t know about making history by beating them four times in a season. HASTIE DECISION Jake Hastie signs four-year pre-contract deal with Rangers “I don’t take any more pleasure other than it has given us 12 points — but the fans might, right enough. “We have done well against teams below us this season. “It is tough to beat a team four times in a season, so I’m pleased. “We have got more points than last season and they should be pleased with how they have done this season because there has been improvement.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6022473710001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths son Rhys scores from a corner-kick for Dundee”]
21 Apr 19
Museum of Jerseys

Jay Mansfield is making life very easy for us at the moment. See here for his other recent pieces and here for his own blog I’ve normally written pieces for the Museum of Jerseys empire and my own blog on Rangers’ strips, but like most nerds I do have a broader locus of interest as […]

21 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
PROUD parents show off their miracle baby — who ‘died’ twice after having open heart surgery in her first week of life. Amanda Carson, 26, and Brian Black, 25, feared they’d lose Summer after she was born with a rare organ defect. The family poses with Miracle Summer after surgery But she battled back from major surgery and is now back home and thriving. Vet worker mum Amanda, of Irvine, Ayrshire, told how medics discovered a rare genetic defect that starved Summer’s organ of oxygenated blood after her birth at Kilmarnock’s Crosshouse Hospital in December. Five-month-old Dundee twins have never left hospital as they need open heart surgery – but are not strong enough to operate on She said: “She was taken to the cardiology team at the Roy- al Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow who said she needed open heart surgery. It was so scary.” Following the ten-hour op Summer suffered two cardiac arrests and a collapsed lung. Summer battled through major ops Amanda said: “Twice they had to resuscitate her as she was gone. It took four attempts to bring her back. It was terrifying. “At one point I told Brian, ‘I don’t think she’ll make it.’ The doctors were amazing.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Summer came home with Amanda and landscape gardener Brian on February 19. Amanda added: “Looking at her you’d never guess what she’s been through.” gordon.tait@the-sun.co.uk [bc_video video_id=”6023882220001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Marine John Peck, who underwent a double arm transplant, has spoken of how the operation changed his life”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@the-sun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
21 Apr 19
retiredmartin

  WARNING : SLIDESHOW FRENZY ! Yippee ! A new town, a Protected Food type, a GBG tick and pre-emptive (possibly), and an old-fashioned Tayside derby at the coldest football ground in Britain. Yes, I’d been looking forward to Arbroath all year. 15 minutes on the train from Dundee to a Proper Town. Yes, a […]

21 Apr 19
Carpe Diem

After my general foundation year, I have been particularly inspired by the likes of Jeremy Deller, Roddy Buchanan, The guerrilla Girls, Sheperd Fairey and The Mexican muralists for their public artworks. Coming from Dundee and living in the Douglas area for over 10 years now, it has been quite alarming recently to become aware that […]

21 Apr 19
Amy Keir

Time Initial thoughts: Past, present and future The history of jewellery and textiles i.e. the materials Progression of materials in jewellery: Shell, stone, bones                           as time goes on it has changed from: Metals                   […]

21 Apr 19
Fuzzable

Here at Fuzzable, we are beginning to explore the world of gaming, what it’s about, why people love it so much and why it’s so popular. What a better way to do this than to check out the Video Game Exhibition at the newly open V&A in Dundee! The Victoria and Albert Museum was established […]

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Forensic investigators look into the broken car while officials give interviews After an "attempted stab attempt" took place this afternoon (April 21), a police cordon is in place. Police band is seen around Ashfield Road in East Chesterton. There is supposed to be a second scene around the corner from the chain near Dundee Close. […]