July 1986

Kevin’s Best Role? By Gordon Gray

OvergateDundee United’s Jim McLean, is by self-confession, the hardest man to please in football, so when he raves about a young player he must possess unique skills.

The Tannadice boy with the educate feet is Kevin Gallagher. He was introduced to the United first team back in December when he came on as a substitute in the away leg of the U.E.F.A Cup against Neuchantel.

Kevin made a further 21 full first-team appearances and one as a substitute impressing with his skilled wing play. Of course his success at the “Tannadice Soccer Academy” is no surprise, considering his pedigree. Kevin is the grandson of Celtic legend Patsy Gallacher and his uncle is the former Dundee favourite Tommy Gallacher.

United have used the lad in a wide role, but what is his best position? He shows in training and practice games that he can finish. Jim McLean has been impressed at training by Kevin’s success in a striking role. But the boss could be reluctant to use him as an out-and-out striker at present because of his value to the side as a winger.

Puppeteer Set for Steps Theatre

On Wednesday, July 30, as part of their summer programme, the Youth and Community section of the district libraries are bringing a puppeteer to the Steps Theatre to give two free shows for children.

Phil Spellacy is coming to Dundee as part of a Scottish tour. Although this is his first visit to Dundee, he is well known this side of the border having performed various shows in Scotland including Kirkcaldy, Glasgow and the Lothian’s and at last years Edinburgh festival.

Pancake Panache

8-9 warm pancakes
Jam or lemon curd
1 egg white
2oz caster sugar
Blanched almonds (optional)

Sandwich the pancakes together with the jam or lemon curd. Quickly make a meringue by whisking the egg white until stiff and folding in the sugar. Place across the top of pancakes and decorate with the almonds. Bake in a very hot oven for 1-2 minutes until the meringue is lightly browned. Serve immediately by cutting like a cake.

Restaurant La Rouge

(Dunella Hotel)
35,Albany Road
Broughty Ferry
Telephone 730992

Now open
Functions and speciality.

Have Yourself a Great Night Out

It’s holiday time and everyone’s glad of the chance to relax for a week or two.

A lot of people chose to do their unwinding on a sandy beach, lying in sunshine, but don’t worry if you can’t manage to get away this year – treat yourself to a few nights out in stead at Dundee’s discos.

If you’re staying at home you can perhaps afford to spend some money on a new outfit for the occasion and if you have been abroad, make the most of your tan while it lasts!

There are umpteen skimpy tops for the ladies and cool, cottons for the gents to give a real summer feel to the disco floor.

Most of the city’s discos have something arranged for the holiday fortnight and the atmosphere should be just right.

Tramps in St Andrew’s Lane can offer you good music in sophisticated surroundings – when you’re not doing your stuff on the disco floor, you can get your breath back in comfort.

Or what about Rick’s, another popular weekend spot for local youngsters. The disco is situated in the former Blackscroft Library building – and the transformation is complete. Refurbished after a fire a couple of years ago, Ricks is back and raring to go.

Another venue you might try is Teazers, based in the Royal Hotel. It’s central location means that you shouldn’t have too much bother getting a bus or taxi once your evening is over.

Wherever you go, the accent is on entertainment, with each disco aiming to provide the best in chart and popular sounds.


Samantha’s Lounge Bar

Sunday……..Sing-a-long with Eddie Rafferty
Monday….…Usual entertainment
Tuesday……Bad Pennies

On you holidays? Staying at Home? Dance the night away to live bands.
Hilltown, Dundee.

Talk of the Town By Tom Kerr

Ask a Dundonian who hasn’t been abroad these past three summers about holiday weather and the answer will more than likely be “dismal”. But a colleague confirms it’s all a matter of luck, or something…

In 1984 he ventured down Somerset way and experienced blistering heat.
Last year he again found it too hot for comfort, this time in Norfolk.
And, yes, he’s just back from that notoriously wet area, the Lake District, where he enjoyed near Mediterranean conditions.

His explanation – “For several years I was haunted by a rain jinx but everybody has to get a break sometime!”.

Ah well, if you wait long enough…

Top Ten Barbecue Tips

  • To avoid food sticking to the grill, rub a little fat or oil on the bars before cooking.
  • To avoid fat dripping on to the charcoal and causing the fire to flare, cut off excess fat from steaks and use low fat sausages and burgers.
  • When cooking kebabs, thread cubes of meat loosely on skewer for well done results, or push closer together for under-done kebabs.
  • Slash whole fish like trout, at is thickest part to allow heat to penetrate evenly. Wrap in foil to prevent drying out.
  • Cook frozen vegetables on the barbecue wrapped in foil. Try whole mushrooms with a knob of butter and lemon juice or mixed vegetables with a dash of wine.
  • Prick sausages to prevent them bursting. Try slitting each sausage, add slice of cheese and wrap in bacon.
  • Place corn on the cob on foil, add a teaspoonful of water or a knob of butter, wrap foil tightly and place on coals for 15-20 minutes.
  • Speed up the cooking time of jacket potatoes by part-boiling first. Wrap each potato in foil and place amongst the hot coals, turning frequently.
  • Do not salt meat prior to cooking, because it will draw out the meaty juices.
  • To promote a rapid exchange of flavours marinate at room temperature.