Dundee Utd 0
Aberdeen 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
Aberdeen 

League (Premier Division)
Monday, May 7th, 1984
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,029
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
3. Maurice Malpas
3. Iain Munro
4. Richard Gough
5. Paul Hegarty
6. Dave Narey
7. Eamonn Bannon
8. John Holt
9. Tommy Coyne
10. Paul Sturrock
11. Alex Taylor
Jim Leighton
Tommy McIntyre
Doug Rougvie
Neale Cooper
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Gordon Strachan
Stewart McKimmie
Steve Cowan
John Hewitt
Peter Weir

Bench
12. Gary McGinnis
14. Davie Dodds
Billy Stark
Willie Falconer

Substitutions
None. Billy Stark for Tommy McIntyre (46)
Willie Falconer for John Hewitt (72)

Cautions
None. Doug Rougvie (30)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)


Match Report


United failed to topple the recently crowned League Champions but at least ended Aberdeen's run of total success at Tannadice, The hard pitch and windy conditions were not conducive to good football, but despite that, and the academic nature of the fixture, this was an entertaining game, especially in the second half.

It was in that second period that both sides came closest to scoring. Jim Leighton made, at least, five international class saves to keep United at bay. But Hamish McAlpine was also busy, especially when he palmed a Cowan header on to the post, before it was cleared to safety. The point gained by Aberdeen allowed them to equal our record Premier points total amassed the previous season.



Squad Statistics (as at May 7th, 1984)


1983-84 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)36 54 - 6333
Maurice Malpas21 5221284
Paul Hegarty29 55545963
Iain Munro32 7 - 7 -
Dave Narey27 52150335
John Holt27 51328523
Richard Gough22 52815319
Alex Taylor21 132182
Eamonn Bannon26 511124063
Tommy Coyne21 193193
Paul Sturrock27 255399123






League Table (as at May 7th, 1984)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Aberdeen come to Tannadice as Premier League Champions and I for one would like to offer my own congratulations to them. If we can't win it then I am only too happy to see the Pittodrie side with so much talent at their disposal (even if their manager knows nothing about the game) take the title. The Dons are worthy champions, being the best team in Scotland. I. personally, have no complaints because they are a better side than us and will be again next season unless there are additions to our own staff. That however, is easier said than done. The necessary quality of players is hard to find and Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers and ourselves are all in the chase to sign such players, a race in which we will always be fourth.