10-21-2016, 07:07 PM
On Sunday, Dundee will travel the short distance to Perth to take on St.Johnstone at McDiarmid Park in the SPFL Premiership and here we have everything you need to know about the hosts.
FIXTURE: St.Johnstone v Dundee
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership
DATE: Sunday 23rd October 2016
VENUE: McDiarmid Park
STADIUM: McDiarmid Park
PITCH SIZE: 105m x 69m
MANAGER: Tommy Wright
CHAIRMAN: Steve Brown
NICKNAME: The Saints
MASCOTS: Brogan the Beagle
CLUB COLOURS: Royal blue and white
HONOURS: Scottish Cup Winners 2013/14
RECORD WIN: 13-0 v Tulloch, Perthshire Cup, 17th September 1887
CLUB WEBSITE: http://www.perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk
Getting to the Ground
The full address of McDiarmid Park for Sat-Nav is McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2SJ.
McDiarmid Park is situated out with Perth city centre on the Crieff Road just before B&Q. The easiest way to get to the stadium is by car as there is on site parking. Follow signs for Inverness. After you pass Broxden roundabout, take the next slip road signposted for Crieff and Crianlarich. Turn right at the roundabout and the stadium is further along on the left hand side, just past the roundabout at B&Q.
Head to Head v St.Johnstone
LEAGUE: Won 54, Drawn 36, Lost 45
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 1
LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 3
TOTALS: Won 66, Drawn 40, Lost 49
Last Five Dundee v St.Johnstone Matches
12/02/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-0 | 4,876 | Hemmings (2)
27/11/2015 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,598 | Wotherspoon / Hemmings
15/08/2015 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 6,176 | McPake, Hemmings / MacLean
25/04/2015 | Home | Premiership | Lost 0-2 | 6,530 | Swanson, Davidson
11/04/2015 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 6,386 | Graham
Dundee’s last encounter with St Johnstone saw the Dark Blues dominate proceedings with a comfortable 2-0 win. Kane Hemmings turned home a rebound after Greg Stewart’s effort was saved by Alan Mannus. The striker, who was red-hot in front of goal for the home side, doubled Dundee’s lead after being played through by Gary Harkins and finishing with ease past Mannus.
The visitors were on a poor run of form. Ten weeks had gone by without the Saints recording a win.
The Dens Park surface had to endure a lot of rainfall during the day of the match and was playing very heavy by the time kick off had arrived. Both players adapted to the conditions, especially Dundee who had the best chance inside 15 minutes when Hemmings broke clear through on goal but couldn’t put the hosts ahead as his effort was wide of the mark. He didn’t keep quiet though. In the 21st minute, Dundee took a more than deserved lead. Stewart fired a venomous shot on Alan Mannus’ goal that the Saints’ number one could only parry into the path of Hemmings who made no mistake from five yards out.
Stewart and Hemmings were running riot and Mannus had to make sure he was on his toes on numerous occasions with the Dark Blues’ forwards looking sharp.
Kane Hemmings was at it again after the break after he doubled his and Dundee’s goal tally when he blasted past Mannus in the 51st minute. Gary Harkins robbed the ball from Swanson’s possession and played through Hemmings who finished with supreme confidence.
This would be the final score in a game that was never in doubt of a Dundee win.
Dundee: Bain, McGinn, O’Dea, Konrad, Holt, Ross, McGowan, Harkins (Extabeguren 86’), Loy (Low 81), Stewart, Hemmings
Booked – O’Dea, Stewart
St. Johnstone: Mannus, Shaughnessy, Fisher, Anderson, Scobbie, Swanson, Lappin, Davidson, Wotherspoon (Craig 60), MacLean (Sutton 69’), Cummins (Kane 69’)
Booked: Fisher, Swanson, Davidson, Cummins
St.Johnstone’s Season So Far
St.Johnstone have had a decent start to their 2016/17 season. They’ve only lost three of their nine games so far this season and occupy the 5th spot on 14 points in the SPFL Premiership, just three points behind Hearts in third.
Let’s have a look at their opening few games in detail.
They kicked things off with an away trip to Elgin in the newly formatted league cup where they ran out convincing 1-3 winners and followed up this result in the next round with a 3-0 win at home to Falkirk who threatened promotion from the SPFL Championship last season. Next up was Brechin at Glebe Park where the Saints would have to hold out for a 1-1 draw and their final league cup group stage match was against Stirling Albion who were the visitors to McDiarmid Park but the hosts made no mistake and hit Albion for four in a straight forward 4-0 win which saw the Perth side through to the knockout stages.
In the league, Saints got off to a steady start as they welcomed Aberdeen on the opening day where both sides cancelled each other out and shared the points in a 0-0 draw.
It was back to league cup duty and Saints kept up their good domestic form by seeing off Hearts at McDiarmid Park in a 3-2 win in which Danny Swanson scored the pick of the goals.
St.Johnstone then travelled to Motherwell and took away all three points with a 1-2 win against the Steelmen but their unbeaten start in the league was to come to an end when Celtic were the visitors to Perth and came out as 2-4 winners. They would bounce back though and win two of their next three games but after the home game against Hearts, Saints were dumped out of the league cup by Aberdeen at Pittodrie after losing 1-0.
Since then the Perth side have won one, drawn one and lost one.
It’s been a typical St.Johnstone season so far, consistently steady and it’s this sort of form that has seen them almost over-achieve in seasons of late.
It’ll be a tricky test for the Dark Blues who have struggled so far this season and currently sit bottom of the SPFL Premiership so The Dee will no doubt have to be at their best to take something from Tommy Wright’s side.
DUNDEE: Loy 2, O’Hara 2, El Bakhtaoui 1, Holt 1, Low 1
ST.JOHNSTONE: MacLean 3, Swanson 3, Anderson 1, Craig 1, Cummins 1
Ticket Office: 01382 889966 (Option 1)
St. Johnstone vs. Dundee – Sunday, October 23rd – 12
Dundee take on St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park this Sunday.
The match is pay at the gate and kicks off at 12.
Prices will be as follows:
Adults – £23
Over 65s – £13
13-18 year olds – £12
Accompanied kids aged 12 and under – free of charge
Turnstile 11 will offer a family deal of 1 adult and up to two kids aged 12 and under for £16. One additional adult in the family group £16
Ambulant disabled and wheelchairs will be accommodated in the north end of the West Stand at a cost of £14 including a carer and should be booked via the Dundee FC Ticket Office. A limited number of accessible parking spaces for visiting supporters are available and should be booked via Dundee FC Ticket Office at the same time as booking ambulant/wheelchair access
DFC supporters will be accommodated in the North Stand behind the goal.
Entry by turnstiles 8 – 11
Turnstile 11 will be admission for families only.
In the event that the North Stand reaches capacity then turnstiles 5, 6 & 7 will be opened in the West Stand.
Disabled patrons should enter the stadium at the fire door beside turnstiles 5 6 & 7 in the West Stand.
Car/Coach parking as always will be on the west side of the all-weather pitch.
Supporters must note that the exit slip on to the motorway will be closed and not in use. This will add to the time taken to clear traffic from the Stadium grounds. Please be patient!
All exiting traffic will be via the north exits onto Glasgow Road. Stewards and Police will be on duty to control and direct. Please follow their instructions.
Dundee FC supporters are advised that due to circumstances beyond the control of St Johnstone FC, the traffic gate normally used by the away team support to egress onto the adjacent trunk road will not be in operation and supporters are asked to exercise patience at the end of the game as stewards and Police clear the car park via the other available exits
Coaches will be held back for a short time before being allowed to exit.
McDiarmid Park is a No Smoking Stadium. This include the use of E-cigarettes.
Supporters are reminded that it is an offence to attempt to enter the Stadium whilst drunk and indeed it is also an offence to attempt to bring alcohol into the Stadium
Likewise it is an offence to attempt to bring into the Stadium any kind of controlled container or pyrotechnic device. In the interests of everyone’s safety, supporters may be asked to submit to search prior to entry.
How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Sunday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Monday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.
The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV on Friday.
You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.
If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.