The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
To midfield man Eamonn Bannon falls the honour of netting United's 100th goal of the season with his own second in the 4-0 defeat of struggling Airdrie here at Tannadice. Davie Dodds and Dave Narey grabbed the others.
It certainly is a funny old game this football! A couple of weeks ago against Morton, Paul Sturrock hit 3 marvellous goals in our 5-0 win and then 4 days later against Celtic produced a poor performance without scoring. Then that strange logic displayed itself in a team context when we defeated Dundee in the final derby match of the season, with a performance that was below the standard achieved by the players against the Parkhead team, when we lost by the same 2-0 scoreline. But perhaps links in with my belief that we have not had the high standard that is expected from some players,with the result that I have,over the season,had to ask for too much of others in the team. The plain truth is that there are some who have received more by the way of cash reward than the club have had in performance, and that is something that I will be trying to resolve as I have in fact been doing for sometime.The solution of course, is a move for these players but in the present economic climate within the game, the right deals have been elusive, if not impossible, to find. The search for new talent is a perpetual mission at Tannadice but with the players of the type we need as scarce as pound notes in Alex Ferguson's pockets', it has been a frustrating and so far fruitless task.When the right men do come to our attention, clubs are either unwilling to sell or are looking for the kind of finance that isn't available at this moment in time. When cash is so tight in the game in general, it is usual for player swaps_to_produce an alternative but even a deal of that nature has not been possible. So with fresh faces next season, I must look to a reserve side to supply them meantime.