On This Day: July 22nd (Today)
Below is a list of events that happened on this day throughout United's history.
Dundee United has yet to play a game on this date.
|Venue||Pld||Won||Drn||Lst||For||Agst||+ / -|
|2015||vs. QPR (A)||Friendly||1 - 2|
|2014||vs. NAC Breda (A)||Friendly||2 - 1||X|
|2008||vs. Dunfermline (A)||Friendly||3 - 2|
|2007||vs. Raith Rovers (A)||Friendly||2 - 2|
|2006||vs. Dundee (A)||Friendly (Evening Telegraph Challenge Cup)||0 - 1|
|2003||vs. Unterhaching (A)||Friendly||1 - 4|
|2000||vs. Brechin City (A)||Friendly||7 - 1|
|1999||vs. Newcastle Utd (H)||Friendly||3 - 1|
|1995||vs. Kings (A)||Friendly||3 - 0|
|1984||vs. Aschaffenburg (A)||Friendly||0 - 4||X|
|1982||vs. Ringsted (A)||Friendly||5 - 0|
|1971||vs. Paikho (A)||Friendly||1 - 0|
The players listed below were signed by United on this day, in the year specified.
1913 - Collie Martin
A striker, Collie scored 53 goals in 59 games over two seasons for Dundee Hibs, finishing as top scorer in Division Two over both seasons before the advent of war in late 1914. He had played for Brechin Hearts, Brechin City, Dundee, Brechin City (again) and Dundee Hibs before going to fight.
He enlisted in the 3/5th Black Watch around October or November 1915 and was killed in action serving as a corporal with the 5th Black Watch near Ypres.
In a letter to his family, his company sergeant major said, "The Germans tried to raid us and Collie was hit by a shell. He never spoke and died in a few minutes. When I saw him he had a smile on his face. He was a good soldier and greatly respected by everyone. He was a great favourite, and Brechin today is the poorer for the loss of one of her gallant sons."
1932 - Joe Connolly
Joe signed from Leith Athletic. He did not stay long at Tannadice and was released two months into season 1932-33.
1932 - Walter Hotson
Walter was a former Armadale and Falkirk player who joined United on a short term deal and was then released.
1933 - William Sinclair
William signed from Arbroath. He was soon replaced in the side and surplus to requirements, he was released in October 1933.
The players listed below were born on this day.
1950 - Alan Munro
Alan was signed from Partick Thistle and had previously been with Clydebank. Two months after he joined United, he went to St Mirren.
1993 - Paddy Barrett
Paddy was a youth with Southend United Boys Club and was developed further through United's youth programme.
Although he has been on the first team bench, he never made his United debut and in February of 2014, after spending a brief spell on loan he was transferred to his home club, Waterford United.
Gary Mackay-Steven has been called up for the Teenage Cancer Trust International Match England v Scotland on Wednesday, 14 August 20132002 - Partridge transferred to Motherwell
On this day in 2002, Dundee United confirmed the transfer of David Partridge to Motherwell FC. Signed on 11th March 1999 from West Ham, the London-born defender made 72 starts for the Tangerines during his time at the Club. In his first season with United, he won the Young Player of the Year award by virtue of his impressive performances, whilst his second season was marked by a combination of illness, injury and suspensions. In January 2002, Partridge went on a three-month loan to Leyton Orient with a view to a permanent move which, however, did not materialise. Manager Smith today announced the transfer of the player to former Tannadice coach Terry Butcher: “The move has gone through amicably and the player and the two clubs are satisfied. David has always given us 100% and the Club appreciates the services he rendered and wishes him all the best of luck.”1997 - United travel to Andorra
CE Principat were Uniteds opponents in the UEFA Cup and there were few complaints when the luck of the draw handed us a trip to the Principality nesting in the Pyrennees on the French and Spanish border. But, given that the first leg was on the 23rd July, at the peak of the holiday season, and just two weeks after the draw, the logistics of getting there had to be overcome. Not helped by the fact that confirmation of the venue for the game only came on the Friday whilst United were en route to Sweden for their pre-season tour. However, on this day in 1997 United arrived ahead of a 9-0 win over the minnows.1981 - Airdrie Transfer
CoIin Campbell follows Jim Kerr on the transfer trail to Airdrie.