Dundee Utd 0
Kilmarnock 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 8th, 1980
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,497
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Davie Sneddon

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Derek Stark
3. Frank Kopel
4. George Fleming
5. Paul Hegarty
6. Dave Narey
7. Eamonn Bannon
8. Paul Sturrock
9. Willie Pettigrew
10. Derek Addison
11. Graeme Payne
Alan McCulloch .1
Frank Welsh .2
Stuart McLean .3
Jim Clark .4
Paul Clarke .5
Derrick McDicken .6
Bobby Houston .7
Ally Mauchlen .8
Ian Gibson .9
Gordon Cramond .10
Bobby Street .11

12. Ralph Milne
14. Billy Kirkwood
Jim Doherty .12
George Maxwell .14

Billy Kirkwood for Graeme Payne (45)
Jim Doherty for Bobby Street (88)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McFall (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at March 8th, 1980)

1979-80 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 31 - 3983
Dave Narey23 38127120
Frank Kopel30 38433113
Paul Hegarty25 30222839
Derek Stark21 361692
Eamonn Bannon21 191191
Derek Addison24 18110712
George Fleming31 33233337
Willie Pettigrew26 37183718
Paul Sturrock23 391220855
Graeme Payne24 32222813
Billy Kirkwood (sub)21 30411327

League Table (as at March 8th, 1980)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 24 13 8 3 +23 34
2. St Mirren 24 10 8 6 +1 28
3. Morton 25 11 4 10 +7 26
4. Kilmarnock 24 8 9 7 -6 25
5. Aberdeen 22 9 6 7 +10 24
6. Rangers 24 10 4 10 +3 24
7. DUNDEE UTD 23 7 7 9 +4 21
8. Partick Th 23 6 9 8 -8 21
9. Dundee 24 8 5 11 -14 21
10. Hibernian 23 4 4 15 -20 12

League results since United's last match
8th March 1980
Dundee Utd0-0Kilmarnock
St Mirren2-1Dundee

Manager's Programme Notes

It's not all that many seasons ago that our recent record of having taken three points out of a possible four would have been looked upon as more than creditable form. However, as we all now realise — this is | the Premier League we are involved in where nothing at all comes easily for any side. Still, that recent points-gathering average of ours has been heartening and a continuation of that sort of tally from now until the end of the season would be more than acceptable. The pressures are undoubtedly increasing at this time — but the fact remains that we are in no way any more susceptible to them than any other of we bottom nine clubs in the ten-club league. A couple of weeks ago in the home game against Hibs the build-up of tension related to our league position was immense. The all-important two points secured from that one, the pressures were not quite so dominant at Dens Park last Saturday when I thought it showed.

For we played much better for long periods against Dundee than we had the previous Saturday. And of course the big occasion atmosphere across the road played its part in what eventually turned out to be a share when maximum points were there for the asking in that second half. Concerning the backing we received from you our fans last week I would appeal for a continuation of it in the trying weeks ahead. Not that it has not been forthcoming all season when we here at Tannadice have been over joyed at the increase in attendances. But the most important part of the term has yet to come and I now know ihe effect that your vocal backing has on the side. As far as the players are concerned they can have absolutely no excuses at this stage of the season. We are finished with all our cup commitments and therefore they have only a single involvement ahead — consolidation of our Premier League status. Everyone involved at Tannadice realises that with games in hand we are relatively level with second-top placed Morton. However, as far as I am concerned I would rather be in their spot than ours at this particular time. I repeat, nothing is easy in this league and therefore we must look to continue our points-gathering, with the maximum rewards from today's visitors Kilmamock the sole aim.