On This Day: August 22nd (Today)
Below is a list of events that happened on this day throughout United's history.
|2015||vs. Celtic (H)||League (Premiership)||1 - 3|
|2010||vs. Inverness CT (H)||League (SPL)||0 - 4|
|2009||vs. St Mirren (A)||League (SPL)||0 - 0|
|2006||vs. Airdrie Utd (H)||League Cup (2nd Round)||1 - 0 aet|
|2000||vs. Alloa Athletic (A)||League Cup (2nd Round)||3 - 0|
|1998||vs. Celtic (A)||League (SPL)||1 - 2|
|1992||vs. St Johnstone (H)||League (Premier Division)||2 - 1|
|1987||vs. Hearts (A)||League (Premier Division)||1 - 4|
|1981||vs. Ayr Utd (H)||League Cup (Section 4)||2 - 1|
|1973||vs. Aberdeen (A)||League Cup (Sectional Tie)||2 - 0|
|1970||vs. Clyde (H)||League Cup (Sectional Tie)||1 - 1|
|1964||vs. Dundee (H)||League Cup (Sectional Tie)||2 - 1|
|1962||vs. Dunfermline (H)||League (Division One)||0 - 4||X|
|1956||vs. Alloa Athletic (A)||League (Division Two)||2 - 2|
|1953||vs. Morton (H)||League Cup (Sectional Tie)||2 - 2|
|1942||vs. Hearts (A)||Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)||1 - 3|
|1936||vs. Airdrie (A)||League (Division Two)||0 - 4|
|1931||vs. Partick Thistle (H)||League (Division One)||3 - 1|
|1925||vs. Cowdenbeath (A)||League (Division One)||1 - 5|
|1914||vs. Arthurlie (H)||League (Division Two)||3 - 3|
|Venue||Pld||Won||Drn||Lst||For||Agst||+ / -|
|1983||vs. Stirling Albion (A)||Friendly||2 - 1|
|1978||vs. Forfar Athletic (H)||Forfarshire Cup (76/77 Semi Final)||1 - 0||X|
|1928||vs. Aberdeen (A)||Dewar Shield (Final)||2 - 3||X|
The players listed below were signed by United on this day, in the year specified.
1912 - Chappie Gowans
Chappie joined Dundee Hibs from Dundee. He had a good reputation and within three weeks of his debut, he was made Club captain. In March 1913 it was announced that the player planned to move in Canada and he left the country a month later.
1928 - Harry McGregor
Harry signed from East Stirlingshire. He became first choice keeper for the rest of the season and helped the side to promotion. In the next campaign he was the understudy and in April 1930 he was released and joined Alloa Athletic.
1930 - Tim Williamson
Tim had played on both sides of the border with around a dozen clubs before he signed for United from Montrose. He was a regular scorer and despite playing a big part in winning promotion, he was released at the end of season 1930-31. He then joined Accrington Stanley.
1945 - Jacky Hunter
Jacky joined United from Morton on loan, making a handful of appearances before returning to his own club.
1958 - Jock Adie
Jock signed on a short term contract and became a regular in the first team for a couple of months but was released soon after. Signed at the age of 38, Jock had previously played for his local team, Windygates Juveniles, Forfar Athletic, Hearts and East Fife.
1986 - Iain Ferguson for a fee of £145,000
Iain started his career at Dundee and then moved to Rangers but was back at Dundee on loan when United made the bid which obtained his transfer. He had won international recognition at Under-21 level.
He had a phenomenal instinct for goal and was top scorer in each of his two seasons at Tannadice. At the end of 1986-87 he collected runners-up medals in the Scottish Cup and in the UEFA Cup. He left United in July 1988 to join Hearts for £325,000.
The players listed below were born on this day.
1972 - Gregor Benvie
Dundee Unitedís record of supplying players for the various national sides was further enhanced on this day in 2002 when two more Tangerine stars gained further recognition at Scottish international level. United hitman Steven Thompson earned his fourth Scotland cap in the 0-1 defeat by Denmark at Hampden Park. Steven, top scorer for the Tangerines last term and Unitedís only scorer in their three Bank of Scotland Premier League matches to date, played from the start and was substituted around the hour mark. He was the closest to netting for Vogtsís side when he was sent through on goal only to be apparently pulled back by the Danish defender in an incident that should arguably have led to a Scotland penalty. Tommo commented after the match, ďit was a disappointing performance but it was against high quality opposition. We must now turn our attention to getting a result against the Faroe Islands in two weeks time. As far as friendlies go, I feel that it is better to play against quality opposition and learn from the match than to play against weaker sides. I was disappointed at not getting a penalty when I was brought down in the Danish penalty box.Ē Jamie McCunnie also played for the Scottish Under 21 side against their Danish rivals at East End Park in a 1-1 draw. Jamie saved the day for the young Scots by clearing a certain Danish goal off the line in the dying seconds of the match.2001 - Danny named in NI World Cup squad
Norhern Ireland manager Sammy McIlroy included United skipper Danny Griffin and three other SPL-based players in the 21-man strong squad for Northern Irelandís World Cup qualifying double-header against Denmark and Iceland. The other familiar faces who joined Danny when the Irish team travelled to Copenhagen to take on Denmark on September 1 were Stuart Elliot of Motherwell, Andy Kirk of Hearts and Neil Lennon of Celtic. After the trip to Denmark it was back to Belfast for Danny and his team-mates where they entertained Iceland at Windsor Park four days later.2000 - United sign Stephen Wright
On this day in 2000 and following a very impressive closed-door trial, former Scotland internationalist and Aberdeen defender Stephen Wright, who was to be twenty-nine in five days time, became Alex Smithís first signing for the Club. Stephen, allocated the number three jersey which was worn with such distinction by Maurice Malpas, put pen to paper earlier on Tuesday afternoon and is in line for a CIS Cup place at Recreation Park, Alloa.1970 - Mitch Settles In At Newcastle
Settling down with his new club is lan Mitchell, a £50,000 departure from Tannadice earlier in the month. The Falkirk boy reported a loss of 10 pounds in early training schedules and looks like being in fighting fettle by the time Newcastle's big clash with Inter Milan comes around in September. Last Saturday lan was one of the big successes in the Newcastle reserve side which drew 0ó0 at Coventry.