Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Dundee

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 30th, 1982, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 14,959
Referee: Douglas Downie (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  Dundee

Goalscorers
Davie Dodds (86)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Don Mackay

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Davie Dodds
Colin Kelly
Bobby Glennie
Stewart McKimmie
Cammy Fraser
Jim Smith
Iain McDonald
Iain Ferguson
Brian Scrimgeour
Gerry Davidson
Peter Mackie
Ray Stephen

Substitutes
Maurice Malpas
John Reilly
David Bell
Albert Kidd

Substitutions
John Reilly for Alex Taylor (63)
David Bell for Brian Scrimgeour (78)
Albert Kidd for Ray Stephen (58)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 545 apps3 goals
Iain Phillip 144 apps1 goal
John Holt 207 apps16 goals
Dave Narey 417 apps31 goals
Paul Hegarty 370 apps54 goals
Derek Stark 175 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 69 apps3 goals
Alex Taylor 3 apps -
Billy Kirkwood 241 apps53 goals
Ralph Milne 125 apps34 goals
Davie Dodds 196 apps79 goals
John Reilly (sub) 18 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alex Taylor (20 years 144 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 291 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 124 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 93 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 291 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 213 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Part two of United's late winners came in the first derby match.

Davie Dodds was the 85th minute hero. So United ended the first quarter of the League programme in prime position.



On Wednesday evening you, the fans, put me under more pressure than the Directors here have ever done in any of my 11 years at Tannadice! Your magnificent vocal encouragement in midweek made me even more determined to improve everything connected with the club even further. I doubt if I can ever recall any away support out shouting a Parkhead crowd as you achieved on Wednesday. Everyone at Tannadice is bitterly disappointed that we carry a two goal deficit into the second leg in 10 days time, particularly as Celtic, by their high standards, were not at their best. There is, however, no way that anyone at Tannadice is prepared to concede that our chances of reaching a
fourth successive League Cup final are dead. It has, of course, been very disappointing to lose the services of Paul Sturrock and Eamonn Bannon. Both are positive players and their injuries came at a time when the pair were approaching something like their best after patchy form earlier in the season. No club in Scotland could fail to feel the effect of their loss. The onus is, therefore, very much on the fringe players, whom I have often criticised in the past, to show their true worth we have never needed them more than now. Unfortunately, though we have tried hard to increase our strike force with the acquisitions of Charlie George and Ally McLeod, both of whom have yet to see action, my fears that we are not adequately covered in that department have been confirmed. After scrutinising last Saturday's results, it was interesting to note that none of Scotland's European contingent won without a struggle aaginst opponents that all four should normally be capable of beating more easily. All of the sides looked below par and that included our performance at Fir Park. The problems associated with playing twice a week against sides who are in action only once a week, remain unsolved. In my opinion it is not a question of fitness but rather the toll of fixtures taking the edge off the players of the leading clubs and that tends to neutralise the difference between the clubs at the top and in the lower portion of the Premier Division. Dundee, whom we entertain this afternoon, have not had the distraction of a midweek fixture and that plus their improved form this term will make it even harder for us to gain both points. I must, however, repeat that we want success and it is vitally important that we continue to play twice a week. Their teams are welcome to free midweeks, I am quite content to continue to seek a solution to the problems of playing twice weekly by practice not theory.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 9 7 1 1 23 10 13 15
2. UNITED 9 5 4 0 17 3 14 14
3. Aberdeen 9 5 2 2 15 9 6 12
4. Rangers 9 3 5 1 17 11 6 11
5. Dundee 9 3 3 3 9 8 1 9
6. St Mirren 9 1 5 3 9 14 -5 7
7. Morton 9 2 3 4 8 17 -9 7
8. Hibernian 9 1 4 4 7 11 -4 6
9. Motherwell 9 2 1 6 11 21 -10 5
10. Kilmarnock 9 0 4 5 6 18 -12 4
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