Dundee Utd 0 - 0 Viking Stavenger

UEFA Cup - 2nd Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, November 3rd, 1982, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 10,611
Referee: Ole Amundsen (Denmark)
Dundee Utd  Viking Stavenger

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Kjell Schou-Andreassen

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Dave Narey
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
John Reilly
Davie Dodds
Erik Johanessen
Gunnstein Fjetland
Per Henriksen
Torbjorn Svendsen
Tore Ftelberg
Tor Reidar Brekke
Tonning Hammer
Gary Goodchild
Bjarne Bernsten
Isak Arne Refvik
Cato Andersen

Substitutes
John Gardiner
Derek Murray
Maurice Malpas
John Clark
Alex Taylor
Tore Haugvaldstad
Trygve Johanessen
Rolf Bjornsen
Bjorn Kvia
Age Risanger

Substitutions
Maurice Malpas for Iain Phillip (66)
John Clark for Davie Dodds (86)
Trygve Johanessen for Gunnstein Fjetland (44)
Age Risanger for Isak Arne Refvik (81)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Bjarne Bernsten
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 546 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 371 apps54 goals
Derek Stark 176 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 70 apps3 goals
Iain Phillip 145 apps1 goal
John Holt 208 apps16 goals
Dave Narey 418 apps31 goals
Ralph Milne 126 apps34 goals
Billy Kirkwood 242 apps53 goals
John Reilly 19 apps2 goals
Davie Dodds 197 apps79 goals
Maurice Malpas (sub) 44 apps2 goals
John Clark (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (20 years 217 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 295 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 135 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (18 years 46 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 295 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 10 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
John Clark(Signed August 30th, 1981)

Milestones

For once a Euro evening is low key.

The recently crowned Norwegian champions curiously adopt a defensive approach despite trailing by two goals!

Nevertheless, Viking skipper Bemsten manages to get himself sent off after tangling with Kirkwood, whilst Anderson is also booked.

Tannadice tonight hosts another European occasion with the visit of the current Norwegian champions. Viking Stavanger. Once again it is great to be involved in the European scene with the extra excitement it generates, and it is vital that we continue to make further progress in the UEFA cup. Viking are a very technically able side whose main strength lies in defence. It will be interesting to see what tactics they adopt tonight, in light of the two goal deficit they are chasing. My guess is that they will sit back and hope to catch us on the break, though I'd prefer that they attacked us to make the game even more entertaining for you, the fans. One tactic adopted by Viking will come as an eye-opener to Tannadice fans. When ever they get a corner kick, five of their side surround the opposition goalkeeper to distract him, it is a ploy we ourselves may utilise at a later date. I was particulariy pleased that we came out on top in last weekend's derby, especially as we were once again deprived of the services of Eamonn Bannon and Paul Sturrock. The winning margin should have been even more convincing and it should not have taken us so long to convert our outfield superiority into victory. This evening I will once again be looking for the same form from Ralph Milne whose performance last Saturday was outstanding, his final pass being the flaw. Ralph is assuming the positive mantle normally associated with Paul Sturrock and Eamonn Bannon. In their absence we are relying on Ralph more and more, as he is the most positive player we have available and it is vital he continues to get to the bye-line. You may be surprised there are so many young players in tonight's pool. It needs no explanation, for coupled with the injuries to Paul Sturrock and Eamonn Bannon, the other fringe players have failed to respond to the challenge,and its long past time one or two of them moved on. It has however been impossible to attract interest from other clubs with the form they have displayed recently.

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