Dundee Utd 0 - 0 Bohemians Prague

UEFA Cup - Quarter Final 2nd Leg
Wednesday, March 16th, 1983, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 21,336
Referee: Andre Daina (Switzerland)
Dundee Utd  Bohemians Prague

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tomáš Pospíchal

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Zdenek Hruska
Frantisek Jakubec
Zdenek Prokes
Peter Zelensky
Stanislav Levy
Premysl Bicovsky
Jaroslav Marcik
Pavel Chaloupka
Milan Cermak
Miroslav Prilozny
Zdenek Koukal

Substitutes
John Gardiner
John Holt
Iain Phillip
John Reilly
Alex Taylor
Vladimir Borovicka
Vladmir Hruska
Jiri Dolezal
Peter Novak
Tiber Micinec

Substitutions
John Reilly for Derek Stark (64)
Peter Novak for Miroslav Prilozny (80)
Tiber Micinec for Milan Cermak (88)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 569 apps3 goals
Derek Stark 196 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 93 apps10 goals
Maurice Malpas 66 apps2 goals
Dave Narey 441 apps33 goals
Paul Hegarty 394 apps57 goals
Ralph Milne 148 apps42 goals
Eamonn Bannon 179 apps47 goals
Billy Kirkwood 263 apps54 goals
Davie Dodds 220 apps90 goals
Paul Sturrock 366 apps114 goals
John Reilly (sub) 34 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 230 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 63 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 126 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 230 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 63 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 19 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Dundee United fell at the UEFA Cup quarter-final stage last night for a sad second year in a row.

It has to be said this was not one of United's better displays. There could have been no faulting their effort or endeavour, but luck deserted them.

In the last quarter of an hour the Taysiders put the Czech defence under immense pressure, but the brilliance of 'keeper Hrusk denied them with a succession of wonder saves.

On top of that, United were a blatant penalty late in the game when Jakubec handled a Malpas shot and the Swiss referee waved aside the strong spot kick appeals.

They primarily failed to get the goal breakthrough they required because wingmen Ralph Milne and Eamonn Bannon failed to carve the necessary openings.

It was a night of bitter frustration and disappointment for the capacity 20,000 crowd at Tannadice for, on the night, Bohemians looked a very ordinary side.



Tonight is arguably the biggest in the history of the club and we are desperate to reach the semi-final stages. I feel the players who, particularly earlier in the season, have been superb and deserve further European success. I am, also, equally anxious to secure a semi-final p!ace to repay your magnificent support. Whilst I wouldn't disagree we start as favourites to beat Bohemians, I must repeat that we have to be conscious that European football is about prising open defences, not hitting long balls and hoping. The players will require your full vocal backing and patience to enhance our chances. Obviously at this stage of a European tournament class performances will be necessary from several players. Organisation and work rate will not be sufficient. Unfortunately Dave Narey who, for half the season was at peak form, is, by his own standards, going through a bad patch. At the time of writing Paul Stufrock is extremely doubtful, but he, too, has been suffering a lapse in form. Hopefully, Paul will make it, but irrespective of what it will require all the players, playing to their full potential to see us through. No doubt like most of you, I was satisfied with the end product following our latest 'derby' encounter, but not the overall performance. Our passing and general build up deserted us and our below par display almost gave Dundee victory. However, at the end of the day we have beaten our neighbours four times in four meetings (including the Forfarshire Cup) this term and that is the most important factor. Win, lose or draw either tonight or in the crucial League clash at Pittodrie in three days time, we must sort out the midfield department. Not enough responsibility is being taken in that area to dictate the game when we have possession of the ball. Only when the opposition have the ball are the midfield men showing the necessary fight but the two vital matches ahead rule out any immediate experiments. However, we must seek an improved midfield blend for, hopefully, the European semi-finals and a continuing League challenge.

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