2 Nov 2010

Dundee have points deducted

8:08 am on 2 November 2010

The Scottish First Division football side Dundee have received a massive 25 points deduction for entering administration.

The Scottish Football League also hit the club with a player registration embargo and the governing body said Dundee's position would be reviewed if they were not out of administration by March 31st.

Dundee are set to appeal but, if the deduction stands, it means they will plummet from fourth in the table on 14 points to bottom on minus 11 points - a huge 20 below current basement club Morton at the foot of what is the second tier of Scottish football, below the Premier League.

Back in 1962, before Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers enjoyed the monopoly of the title that has become common in recent seasons, a Dundee side featuring Scotland striker Alan Gilzean were crowned Scottish champions and in the following season, the Dark Blues reached the semi-finals of the European Cup.