Dundee Utd 1
Tottenham 1
Friendly (Testimonial for Dave Narey)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

Friendly (Testimonial for Dave Narey)
Sunday, August 7th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,685
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alex Cleland (53)
Dave Narey O.G. (70)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Terry Venables

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Mixu Paatelainen
J Alan Irvine
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Paul Sturrock
Bobby Mimms
Paul Allen
Mark Stimson
Terry Fenwick
Chris Fairclough
Gary Mabbutt
Paul Walsh
Paul Gascoigne
Chris Waddle
Paul Stewart
Vinny Samways

Dave Beaumont
Alex Cleland
Ian McPhee
Hamish French
Chris Hughton
David Howells
Brian Statham
Phil Gray

Alex Cleland for Jim McInally (22)
Hamish French for Paul Sturrock (36)
Dave Beaumont for Alex Cleland (83)
Ian McPhee for Billy McKinlay (83)
Chris Hughton for Mark Stimson
David Howells for Paul Gascoigne
Brian Statham for Chris Waddle
Phil Gray for Paul Stewart

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D Yeats (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Glorious sunshine greeted the teams who were playing tribute to one of United's finest ever servants. The weather contrasted starkly with the wind and rain which prevailed when the original match had to be postponed because of the Cup replay with Dundee, which was played in monsoon conditions.

Spurs had £3.5m worth of talent on view in Paul Gascoine and Paul Stewart, but it was Paul Walsh who caught the eye. There were problems for us when first Jim Mclnally and then Paul Sturrock limped off.

Spurs had slightly the better of the first half, but we stepped up a gear in the second half and got our noses in front when Mixu Paatelainen nodded the ball back to Alex Cleland who steered a low shot past Mimms in the 53rd minute.

Spurs equaliser came 17 minutes later in the most unfortunate manner in view of the occasion. Paul Walsh harried the United defence and Dave Bowman was hurried into a clearance which struck Dave Narey of all peopie and rebounded past a helpless Billy Thomson.

At the end of the day a draw was a fair result and entertained the 9,685 who turned up to pay tribute to the man who has made more appearances than any other United player past or present — Dave Narey.

Jim McLean paid tribute to the classy defender, "There have been many notable contributions to United's success in recent years, but nobody I feel has contributed more than David Narey. When I reflect on my managerial career at Tannadice I am conscious of how fortunate and lucky I was to sign him in the beginning because it is a well known story that at the time Dave put pen to paper, I had never even seen him play. His efforts on behalf of the club since have been nothing short of magnificent.

His nature of never being a wanderer is partly the reason we have been able to rely on the talents of Dave for so long a period, because more ruthless people would have made it impossible for Dundee United to hold on to a player of his calibre. For that reason alone it is absolutely essential that he gets the full reward from his testimonial year and. in particular, this afternoon's match, Several years ago I stated that Dave could play with the Brazilians and still not look out of place. Few players from this country fall into that category, but Dave certainly does, and I don't think I can afford him any greater tribute."

Squad Statistics (as at August 7th, 1988)

1988-89 All Time

League Table (as at August 7th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.