On This Day October 17th (Today)




Matches Played on October 17th


1989 - Antwerp 4-0 Dundee Utd | UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)

For once Europe, for which we have reserved so many of our best performances in the past decade, saw us flounder. Three goals in a nine minute spell in the first half plus another immediately after the interval left us with the awesome task of retrieving a four goal deficit this evening! We actually made a good enough start with Darren Jackson setting up a chance for Mixu Paatelainen, but the Finn's header went straight to De Coninck in goal. Van Rooy, the Dutchman who Freddy Van Der Hoorn had p...


1981 - Celtic 1-1 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

United travelled west to face champions Celtic without top scorer Paul Sturrock, who had been ruled out for at least a further two weeks with a fractured bone in his hand. Also out was Graeme Payne, who had picked up a ligament injury in training. David Narey had recovered enough to regain his place in the starting eleven, with Richard Gough dropping to the bench. Frank Kopel was also back in the first team, and Billy Kirkwood was to partner Davie Dodds up front.United got off to a flyin...


2009 - Dundee Utd 1-1 Hamilton | League (SPL)

For the visit of Hamilton Accies to Tannadice, United were without Scott Robertson and Paul Dixon through injury and Prince Buaben and Danny Swanson through suspension, meaning starts for David Robertson, Jennison Myrie-Williams and short-term signing Mark Fotheringham, while Kenneth was deployed at left-back with Sean Dillon at right back. Myrie-Williams and Craig Conway would provide the support for loan striker Damien Casalinuovo in a 4-5-1 formation.The home started the game brightly...


1964 - Falkirk 0-0 Dundee Utd | League (Division One)

No goals — and nobody demanded a recount because although this match was not entirely devoid of good points, but net-bulging very seldom threatened to become one of them. Bearing in mind United's plight, however, the Tannadice men were delighted to prise a point from Brockville, especially as Falkirk should have had both safely imprisoned by half-time. After the break, with Doug Soutar on the wing, Denis Gillespie at centre, and Johnny Graham at inside-left, there was a distinct improvement. Den...


1987 - Dundee Utd 0-0 Aberdeen | League (Premier Division)

Like last week's match with Rangers, this was another hard fought midfield battle. Certainly there was a great deal more by way of chances in the first half, but the second provided less in the way of goalmouth highlights. Part of the reason for that was the loss of Hamish French at half-time. The former Highland League star returned to the side for the first time since the opening day of the season, and looked to have picked up where he had left off, contributing to our best spell of the match ...



WDL Competitive Statistics for October 17th


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 6 1 2 3 3 6
Away 11 1 3 7 13 25
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 17 2 5 10 16 31

Players Signed on October 17th



Players Born on October 17th