Rab Dou­glas is in­ducted into the Dundee FC Hall of Fame.

DIN­NER: Fans gather in city hotel to salute their foot­balling heroes

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - PAUL MA­LIK pa­ma­lik@the­courier.co.uk

Courier colum­nist Rab Dou­glas and four other Dark Blues leg­ends were in­ducted into the Dundee FC Hall of Fame last night.

Fans joined cur­rent and for­mer play­ers and club of­fi­cials at a £50-per­plate din­ner at the In­ver­carse Hotel, and were en­ter­tained by speak­ers Alan Rough and Peter Brown.

The four for­mer foot­ballers joined 39 other club grandees, in­clud­ing Jocky Scott, Barry Smith and Bobby Cox, in Dundee’s Hall of Fame 2017.

Shot-stopper Dou­glas was joined in the club’s hall of greats by Alec Troup, league win­ner Alex Stu­art, League Cup win­ner Thom­son Al­lan and 1991 Chal­lenge Cup win­ner Keith Wright.

Troup, who played for the club in the 1920s, was born in For­far and played for the Dee and Ever­ton as a winger and was awarded the club’s her­itage award.

Alex Stu­art spent a decade with Dundee, hav­ing joined the club as a young­ster in 1958. Stu­art re­ceived a Golden Era award at the Hall of Fame event, recog­nis­ing the part he played in the Dens Park side’s most suc­cess­ful squad.

Goal­keeper Thom­son Al­lan played in the side that beat Celtic in the League Cup fi­nal in 1973. Al­lan was also the last Dundee keeper to be capped for Scot­land, and was awarded one of two Leg­ends awards on the night.

Fel­low Leg­ends award in­ductee Keith Wright played for the team in the late 1980s and early 1990s, win­ning the Chal­lenge Cup in 1991 and scor­ing 75 goals in 197 ap­pear­ances for the Dark Blues.

Fans favourite Rab Dou­glas was given the Mod­ern Hero award, in recog­ni­tion of his two spells with the club, and the part he played in the club’s “Deefi­ant” 2010-11 cam­paign – which saw the Dark Blues stave off rel­e­ga­tion with a 23-game un­beaten run.

Pic­ture: David Young.

Top ta­ble at the din­ner, from left, back: club direc­tor Bob Hynd, club direc­tor Ian Crighton, speaker Alan Rough, club pres­i­dent Pat Liney, speaker Peter Brown, club direc­tor Steve Martin, gen­eral man­ager Jim Thom­son. Front: Mark Law­son (great-grand­son...

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