On This Day August 7th (Today)




Matches Played on August 7th


1982 - Dundee 1-2 Dundee Utd | Forfarshire Cup (79/80 Final)

The first competitive action of the new term took place at Dens Park. United took on Dundee in the long delayed 79-80 final of the Forfarshire Cup. Over 9,000 fans were in attendance to see what side of the street would pick up the silverware.This local derby began at a hectic pace with both sides creating chances. Mackie went close for Dundee and Gough had an effort well saved from Blair. Fine leading up work on the left by Ferguson in the 10th minute left Fraser in the clear 20 yards o


2021 - Dundee Utd 1-0 Rangers | League (Premiership)

United welcomed Steven Gerrard’s Champions to Tannadice in the hopes of picking up their first league win of the season, buoyed by the return of 4,600 Arabs to the terraces – the first substantial crowd inside Tannadice for almost 17 months. Tam Courts made 2 changes to the side that were defeated at Pittodrie, dropping skipper Mark Reynolds and the injured Lawrence Shankland to incorporate Jeando Fuchs and Logan Chalmers into the starting line-up. The gaffer also decided to tweak his system, wi


1976 - Dundee Utd 1-0 Aberdeen | Anglo-Scottish Cup (Prelim Round 1st Leg)

The season proper hadn't got underway and Clubs were generally involved in pre-season friendlies, but in our case we had an early taste of competitive action in our one and only entry in the Anglo Scottish Cup. Aberdeen were our opponents at Tannadice for the first leg. The Dons had several new faces in their side and not unexpectedly struggled to find a rhythm. We on the other hand lacked penetration in front of goal and had only a close range effort by He


1999 - Motherwell 2-2 Dundee Utd | League (SPL)

Two goals down at the interval, even the most fervent United supporter would not have given a lot for his side's chances, but the new found resolve evident against Dundee, once more came to the fore as we fought back to gain a deserved point. The less said about the first half, the better. Suffice to say, there was hardly a credible attempt on goal to report, and we could have no complaints at the two goal interval deficit! Some quick-thinking by Valakari was responsible Motherwell's opener. His


1993 - Dundee Utd 1-1 Aberdeen | League (Premier Division)

Manager Ivan Golac maintained his record of never having lost the first game in charge of any of the clubs he has managed and a draw was probably just about the right result. The kick-off was delayed ten minutes to let the large crowd in and they got their first sight of United's new look formation in which Billy McKinlay played just behind the front men. This had Aberdeen guessing for the opening 30 minutes, but it wasn't until seven minutes before half-time that United went ahead. Alan Main's


2004 - Dunfermline 1-1 Dundee Utd | League (SPL)

United Manager Ian McCall fielded a 4-4-2 formation as his side looked to open the 2004/05 with a positive result at East End Park. McCall’s most recent signing Scotland defender Paul Ritchie was given a place on the bench after joining the club on the eve of the game.Last year’s beaten cup finalists Dunfermline were happy to see the return of club skipper Scott Thomson who endured a nightmare season last year due to injury. Craig Brewster recovered sufficiently from recent knee surgery


1979 - Dundee Utd 3-2 Tottenham | Friendly

A night to remember for United fans as they caught their first glimpse of the superb talents of the Londoners' Argentinian World Cup stars Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa — and a comeback of massive proportions by their own United favourites. Two goals down after only twelve minutes to Mark Falco and Villa, the Tannadice men buckled down to stage a tremendous fightback and goals from Dave Narey (2) and Willie Pe


1978 - Dundee Utd 1-0 Montrose | Forfarshire Cup (76/77 1st Round)

With Paul Hegarty unfit, United fielded young Derek Stark at No. 5 for this Forfarshire Cup tie.There was not much action in the opening stages, as both teams settled into the lush Tannadice turf. A penalty appeal from Montrose in the ninth minute when Miller went down under a Robinson tackle was refused. Then the same Miller went close to giving away a penalty at the other end with an unorthodox tackle on Sturrock. Montrose were holding their own in a niggly game with plenty of fouls. A



1988 - Dundee Utd 1-1 Tottenham | Friendly (Testimonial for Dave Narey)

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


1990 - Dundee Utd 0-2 Sp. Rotterdam | Friendly

The main part of this season's preparations took place in Holland with an intensive spell of matches in six days against opposition from all grades of Dutch football from First Division sides Sparta Rotterdam and Den Haag to amateur side Zwaluwen. We kicked off with a match in the Sparta Stadium against the Nethertand's oldest professional club who date back to April 1888. Whilst we had only had one outing (against Montrose) Sparta had already been to a training camp in West Germany wher




1983 - America de Rio 2-1 Dundee Utd | Friendly (Costa Dorada Final)

In a final which earned rave notices from the local fans. United just failed to win this feast of football. The Brazilian side displayed all the magic associated with that nation, but on balance United probably had more chances. America took the lead, however, in the 50th minute, when Gilson made an opening for Luizinho whose swerving shot from 22 yards gave Hamish McAlpine no chance. With quarter of an hour left, Gilcimar caught United out when his angular cross deflected off a United d


1985 - Meadowbank 2-0 Dundee Utd | Friendly

Our first ever public match with the newest side in the League brought our only defeat in any of the preseason build-up. It was a disappointing display and the home side fully deserved their success. After squandering some early chances, United eventually fell behind in the 62nd minute when Adrian Sprott's well-timed volley beat Thomson. Three minutes later Boyd scrambled in a second. Our best chance fell to Joe McLeod in the 77th minute, but McQueen denied him with a fine save.




WDL Competitive Statistics for August 7th


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 3 2 1 0 3 1
Away 2 0 2 0 3 3
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 2 3 0 6 4

Players Signed on August 7th



Players Born on August 7th