Who are Dundee?
Dundee are a professional football club from the city of Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 1893, the club are nicknamed “The Dee” or “The Dark Blues”.
They were formed after a merger between sides Dundee Our Boys and Dundee East End in order to apply for the SFL.
Within a decade, the team had become a major force in Scottish football, finishing as division runners-up on three occasions in the 1900s, and completed the decade as Scottish Cup winners in 1910.
They’d remain a major club in Scottish football before a decline in the 1930s. After coming back to football in the aftermath of World War II, Dundee experienced a revival in the late 1940s and 1950s under manager George Anderson with another runners-up finish, and successive Scottish League Cup wins in 1952 and 1953.
Their most successful era was in the 1960s when, under the leadership of Bob Shankly, the side won the Scottish Football League title back in 1962, before reaching the semi-finals of the European Cup in the 1962–63 term.
Dundee would once again win the League Cup in the 1973–74 campaign but have yet to lift another trophy since.
Since the late 1970s, the Dark Blues has experienced issues with frequent relegations and financial woes, though have found constancy in the latter as of late.
The club have a long-standing rivalry with fellow Dundee outfit Dundee United, who are based on the same street. It’s the most local football derby in Great Britain.
Games between the two are called the Dundee derby, and matches are fiercely contested and are often viewed as one of the most exciting fixtures in Scottish football.
What are the predictions for next season?
The promotion was the pre-season goal, and it became the end point for the club in season 2020/21.
A campaign like no other, the Dee finished it in exciting fashion, storming up the Championship standings and through the play-offs.
Dundee got to their intended destination, but there were a few crashes along the road – poor displays, unhappy supporters, ranting players and a head coach feeling the pressure.
However, boss James McPake and his players worked together to overcome difficulties, sorted out the defence, and the class shone through.
For the fans, hopefully, their favourite club will maintain this good atmosphere in the team. They got the job done, and now we have to see where Dundee will end up next year.
Dundee – 2021/22 season (odds)
It is not surprising to see that bookmakers are not considering Dundee as favourites to win the Scottish Premiership and proof of that is the following: Dundee are listed at 1500/1 to lift the trophy in the upcoming season.
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