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Dundee fans plot away games boycott


Dundee fans set on boycott

By Jim Spence

Dundee fans are planning a boycott of the club's away matches to protest against the 25-point deduction handed out by the Scottish Football League.

The First Division club have been penalised for going into administration for the second time in seven years.

Supporters' associations are outraged by the severity of the sanction.

Instead of travelling to away games, fans of the Dark Blues will donate money to a fund set up to help safeguard the ailing club's future.

It is also hoped that the move will hit rival clubs in the pocket and force chairman to look sympathetically on their appeal against the 25-point penalty.


Discussions between fans' groups are ongoing but the boycott could start when Dundee travel to face Ross County on 13 November.

Dundee drew 3-3 at Falkirk on Saturday, with the home club donating £2 from every away ticket sale to Dundee Supporters' Society.

Meanwhile, Falkirk manager Steven Pressley believes the SFL are right to impose such a hefty penalty on the Dens Park club.

"I think the SFL have taken the right action and sent out a clear message to everybody; that you have to get your house in order," he told BBC Scotland.

Dundee punishment correct - Pressley

"There are many clubs on the brink at the moment, and that's a concern for me."

On the subject of a possible boycott from Dundee fans, Pressley added: "Supporters should be venting their frustration at those who were running the club because this situation is down to mismanagement.

"Clubs like ourselves will suffer because Dundee take a big travelling support. Away fans play a big part in our cash flow, so that's disappointing."

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