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Top Scottish team LOSE friendly 5-2 to a load of kids – 100 of them to be exact

Date Posted,July 13, 2017

This is the hilarious moment one of Scotland’s top football teams suffered an embarrassing loss at home to a bunch of children – 100 of them.

When Alan Hansen infamously said you don’t win anything with kids, he clearly never thought about what might happen if you put so many on the park at once.

And Dundee FC’s first-team squad couldn’t cope with the world of weans they faced on Wednesday in the most adorable pre-season friendly in Scottish football history.

The first 100 kids to buy the Dark Blues’ new away strip were rewarded with the chance to take on their heroes on the Dens Park pitch – all at the same time.

Manager Neil McCann took charge of the young team and hundreds of proud mums and dads watched from the stands.

The SPFL pros probably sensed they were in trouble when the opposition line-up before the game stretched from the halfway line to the byline.

It took them six whole minutes to do the pre-match handshakes.

The teams line up before kick off with 100 kids primed to take on the Dundee stars (Image: McEwan Fraser Legal / SWNS.com)
The rampant kids swarm towards the Dundee goal (Image: McEwan Fraser Legal / SWNS.com)

When kick-off finally arrived, the big boys soon found themselves baffled by Neil’s cunning new formation – 33-33-33.

It seemed like the opposition were everywhere at once – because they were.

And it felt like the pros couldn’t find any space, because they couldn’t. Every square inch of the park was covered with children.

Despite Neil’s assistant Graham Gartland making 11 substitutions for the pros at half-time, the kids were not to be denied.

The 12 minutes each way game finished 5-2, with Scott Bain and Scott Allan scoring for the hosts.

We’d love to tell you who found the net for the kids, but it frankly wasn’t all that easy to tell.

The swarm of kids prepare to charge forward at kick off against Dundee (Image: McEwan Fraser Legal / SWNS.com)
It’s a mass celebration as the team of kids enjoy a goal against the Dark Blues (Image: SWNS)

Neil said afterwards: “I’m just delighted for my young team. We attacked in numbers and defended in numbers. You can’t ask any more than that.

“I set them out to attack as a 99. I went for a 33-33-33 formation and I think it worked a treat.

“Graham tried to change it around at half-time but it didn’t quite work and we managed to win both halves.”

Neil added: “I’m delighted with everybody and I think it’s tough to pick a man of the match.”

Not half.

Beaten coach Graham, in authentic football manager style, said he didn’t want to blame the ref then blamed the ref.

100 kids take on Dundee with the youngsters coming out 5-2 winners (Image: McEwan Fraser Legal / SWNS.com)
The kids and the Dundee players give a big cheer (Image: McEwan Fraser Legal / SWNS.com)

He moaned: “I don’t want to have a go at referees this early in the season.

“But if that’s what’s going to be coming for the rest of it, the SFA need to take a serious look at themselves.”

To be fair, at least one of the kids’ goals did look a tad dodgy.

All 100 rushed the goalie with the ball cunningly stuffed up one bairn’s jumper.

Maybe one for Gordon Strachan to try?

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