Dundee Utd 0
Rangers 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, March 19th, 1980
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,533
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Greig

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
Peter McCloy .1
Sandy Jardine .2
Ally Dawson .3
Tom Forsyth .4
Colin Jackson .5
Gregor Stevens .6
Davie Cooper .7
Gordon Smith .8
Derek Johnstone .9
Ian Redford .10
John McDonald .11

12. Davie Dodds
14. Ralph Milne
Tommy McLean .12
Alex MacDonald .14

Ralph Milne for Billy Kirkwood (80)
Alex MacDonald for Derek Johnstone (70)

Eamonn Bannon (35)
Ian Redford (37)
Gregor Stevens (75)

Red Cards
None. Ian Redford (40)
Match Officials

Eddie Pringle (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at March 19th, 1980)

1979-80 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 34 - 4013
Derek Stark21 391722
Frank Kopel30 41433413
Dave Narey23 41127420
Paul Hegarty25 33223139
Eamonn Bannon21 221221
Billy Kirkwood21 33511628
Derek Addison24 21111012
George Fleming31 36233637
Paul Sturrock23 421221155
Willie Pettigrew26 40184018
Ralph Milne (sub)18 173173

League Table (as at March 19th, 1980)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 26 13 10 3 +23 36
2. Morton 27 12 5 10 +8 29
3. St Mirren 26 10 9 7 0 29
4. Aberdeen 24 11 6 7 +14 28
5. Rangers 27 11 6 10 +4 28
6. Kilmarnock 26 8 11 7 -6 27
7. DUNDEE UTD 26 7 9 10 +3 23
8. Partick Th 25 6 11 8 -8 23
9. Dundee 27 9 5 13 -15 23
10. Hibernian 24 4 4 16 -23 12

League results since United's last match
19th March 1980
Dundee Utd0-0Rangers

Manager's Programme Notes

Good evening and welcome to Tannadice for the vital visit of Rangers in this rearranged Premier League game. As you must now realise the run-in to the end of the season is upon us and our current league plight means that we simply must start picking up points consistently from the eleven fixtures remaining. Normally I use this programme communication with you the fans as an instrument by which I register most of my complaints concerning particular aspects of the side. These as you realise are almost totally critical in that I am forever expounding moans and groans about the wrong attitude amongst the players. This has not been the case recently when I could not have asked for a better approach from those under me. Instead, the main feature of our disappointments of late have Although fully realising that the pressure been a diitinct lack of confidence. has been showing especially amongst those players getting into scoring positions I feel that this has been intensified by the continual just criticisms of that particular feature of our play. For instance we failed to find the net in our 'two most recent games here at Tannadice against Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle — and suffered for it.

But did you notice Rangers failed as we did to find a way through against Thistle last Saturday and it took leaders Celtic until just four minutes from Ae end to grab an equaliser at Kilmarnock the same afternoon. It proves that we are not alone in our failing. The answer lies in slowing down the current trend of our side to play everything at 100 m.p.h., thus making things simpler for the opposition to contain in the areas that matter to them. The past few days have not helped matters with the news that Steve Murray has had to quit the game for the second time. It is a tragedy for Steve, one kick in the teeth in a game you love to participate in is bad enough — but two ! In our present position he would have proved to be invaluable with his vast experience having already shown to have been a major asset here at Tannadice.