Dundee Utd 0 - 0 Aberdeen

League - Premier Division
Monday, May 7th, 1984, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 8,029
Referee: David Syme (Rutherglen)
Mascot: Craig Nelson
Dundee Utd  Aberdeen

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Iain Munro
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Alex Taylor
Paul Sturrock
Tommy Coyne
Jim Leighton
Tommy McIntyre
Doug Rougvie
Neale Cooper
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Gordon Strachan
Stewart McKimmie
Steve Cowan
John Hewitt
Peter Weir

Gary McGinnis
Davie Dodds
Billy Stark
Willie Falconer

None. Billy Stark for Tommy McIntyre (46)
Willie Falconer for John Hewitt (72)

None. Doug Rougvie (30)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 633 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 459 apps63 goals
Richard Gough 153 apps19 goals
Iain Munro 7 apps -
John Holt 285 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 128 apps4 goals
Dave Narey 503 apps35 goals
Eamonn Bannon 240 apps63 goals
Alex Taylor 18 apps2 goals
Paul Sturrock 399 apps123 goals
Tommy Coyne 19 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (21 years 180 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 116 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 305 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (20 years 204 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 116 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 95 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United failed to topple the recently crowned League Champions but at least ended Aberdeen's run of total success at Tannadice, The hard pitch and windy conditions were not conducive to good football, but despite that, and the academic nature of the fixture, this was an entertaining game, especially in the second half.

It was in that second period that both sides came closest to scoring. Jim Leighton made, at least, five international class saves to keep United at bay. But Hamish McAlpine was also busy, especially when he palmed a Cowan header on to the post, before it was cleared to safety. The point gained by Aberdeen allowed them to equal our record Premier points total amassed the previous season.


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