Dundee Utd 0
Partick Th 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
Partick Th 

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, March 12th, 1980
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,154
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Bertie Auld

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. Billy Kirkwood
Alan Rough .1
Dave McKinnon .2
Brian Whittaker .3
Andy Anderson .4
Colin McAdam .5
Jamie Doyle .6
Ian McDonald .7
Ian Gibson .8
Alex O'Hara .9
Jim Melrose .10
Iain Jardine .11

Bench
12. Davie Dodds
14. Ralph Milne
Jackie Campbell .12
John Murray .14

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Kenny Hope (Glasgow) (Referee)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at March 12th, 1980)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 32 - 3993
Derek Stark21 371702
Dave Narey23 39127220
Paul Hegarty25 31222939
Frank Kopel30 39433213
George Fleming31 34233437
Billy Kirkwood21 31411427
Eamonn Bannon21 201201
Derek Addison24 19110812
Paul Sturrock23 401220955
Willie Pettigrew26 38183818


League Table (as at March 12th, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 25 13 9 3 +23 35
2. St Mirren 25 10 9 6 +1 29
3. Morton 26 11 5 10 +7 27
4. Rangers 25 11 4 10 +4 26
5. Kilmarnock 25 8 10 7 -6 26
6. Aberdeen 22 9 6 7 +10 24
7. DUNDEE UTD 24 7 8 9 +4 22
8. Partick Th 24 6 10 8 -8 22
9. Dundee 25 8 5 12 -15 21
10. Hibernian 23 4 4 15 -20 12

League results since United's last match
12th March 1980
Celtic2-2St Mirren
Dundee Utd0-0Partick Th
Kilmarnock1-1Morton
Rangers1-0Dundee



Manager's Programme Notes


Good evening and welcome back to Tannadice for the first of our rearranged league fixtures of the current term. Tonight's visitors Partick Thistle should have travelled east to meet us on January 19, but was 'one of several games which was caught up in the freeze-up to have affected the scheduled programme. As far as our two clubs are concerned the situation has not changed all that much since then with each still involved in our respective bids to escape the clutches of relegation dangers. However, as- far as we here at Tannadice are concerned the important thing is that tonight's meeting takes place with us having elevated ourselves off that dreaded second bottom spot in the Premier League table. Having done so we find ourselves on the same pomtage as the men from Firhill and duly expect the clash to resemble those we have experienced against other clubs currently involved in thoughts of a possible drop in stature next season. I expect Thistle to attempt to play very coolly and hope to reduce the pace of the game to their own liking. It's up to us to ensure that that does not occur.

And once again that's where you the fans come in with your vocal assistance to our aims. One very important feature lately as far as myself and the players are concerned is the unfortunate impact on our own support brought about by the terracing segregation here at the ground. But back to the task ahead of us for the remainder of the season and I would say here and now that I have no criticism of the players' recent efforts from the point of view of their determination. In fact I see their current efforts as the perfect example for the future in that had they displayed a similar characteristic earlier this term then we would not be in the position we are at the moment. Lesson learned I hope. On a personal note I am delighted to see that our own Willie Pettigrew will be back in the international arena again in the Scottish League squad for Eire and Northern Ireland next week. Finally, it would be remiss of me to ignore the most recent exploits of our Tannadice reserve string who have done us all proud during the past week or two. They maintained their remarkable unbeaten run throughout that spell when no less than five games were contested at League and Cup level in the space of eight days.