Photo: Former Celt Rab Douglas Shares Image Of Him Getting The Better Of Pitch Invader During Dundee Derby Clash 22 Years Ago

On this day 22 years ago, Dundee beat Dundee United 1-0 at Tannadice. A young Rab Douglas was keeping nets that day.

There were no Tannadice celebrations after the 100th league derby as a wonder strike by James Grady for Dundee eight minutes from the end decided this Sky televised game.

After having a Billy Dodds goal disallowed in the third minute, Douglas was the Man of the Match as he pulled off a string of great saves including a remarkable one three minutes from the end when he scooped a Lars Zetterlund shot up and over to prevent what looked a certain equaliser.

At some point in proceedings, a football hooligan decided to run on the park and confront Douglas. He soon realised that he made a big error.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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