Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Impressed By Performance Against Celtic

Impressed By Performance Against Celtic

Many people were surprised by the poor performance by Dundee United last week, as newly promoted Hamilton Accies ripped them apart in a 3-1 defeat.

Manager Craig Levein was particularly disappointed, after the positive displays he`d witnessed in the pre-season build-up, including a very impressive 45minute spell against Spanish giants Barcelona in a friendly match last month.

If Dundee United hadn`t raised their game against Celtic this weekend, then it could have been another humiliating score-line, but the players rose to the occasion and secured a deserved point in a 1-1 draw.

"I was very hopeful that we would put on a decent show today and we contributed to what was a fantastic match," admitted Craig Levein to the Setanta cameras after the match.

"Last season I could count on 1 hand the number of poor performances we had. I didn`t expect one so early this season, but the lads have bounced back in a terrific manner."

"I thought we played the game the right way. We tried to pass the ball, created some good goal scoring opportunities in the second half and we deserved a point today."

"I thought we defended very well today, but when we need Lukasz Zaluska he made a wonderful save. It looked much more like the unit I expect"

"Celtic had chances to win the game at 1-0, but overall I`m please with our performance and that`s what I must stress."

"If lady luck had been with us today, we might have got a little bit more."


Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
Club Menu:
Arab News
Match Previews/Reports
Fixtures/League Tables
Match Stats
Ref Watch
Arab Articles
Arab Polls
Arab Competitions
Half-Time Quizzes
Arab Facts
Arab Humour
Arab Songbook
Dufc History
Trophy Cabinet
Managerial History
Away From Home
SPL Firsts (2007/08)
Squad Profiles
ArabFC Polls
Other Links
Arab Articles:
Welcome to ArabFC
A Lovely Shade Of Tangerine
The History Of The Tangerine
Why Are Utd Fans Called Arabs?
Contribute To ArabFC:
The Big Appeal
Suggest An Article
Suggest A Poll
Have Your Say:
Sign Up To ArabFC
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Sunday August 17 2008
Time: 6:11PM

Comments

0
i thought you played extremly well play like tht all season and you will be third
steve bhoy
17/08/2008 22:02:00
0
I second that. Great team, great manager. All the best with the season ahead.
R.K
18/08/2008 19:09:00
0
santanza wow wht a talent who needs hunt if you have him
steve bhoy
18/08/2008 22:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

United lose home advantage in draw

Dundee United were cost a home tie in the last eight of the Scottish Cup after a malfunction forced a redraw.

Mixu hails attitude

Dundee United head coach Mixu Paatelainen said it was a battling performance as his side moved into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

United sign striker

Dundee United have signed former Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Edward Ofere until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Tangerines win again to progress

Substitute Scott Fraser grabbed a late winner as Dundee United moved into the last eight of the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 victory against Partick Thistle.

Sean Welsh tried a couple of early efforts for the visitors, the first too high and the second eventually cleared by Gavin Gunning.

But chances were proving elusive and Simon Murray's angled shot was easily dealt with by Thistle goalkeeper Tomas Cerny.

The play continued to be equally disjointed going into the second period,

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Mixu Paatelainen was the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes65%
No35%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 24 17 4 3 55 43
2 Aberdeen 25 17 4 4 55 18
3 Hearts 23 11 8 4 41 18
4 Ross County 24 10 3 11 33 3
5 St. Johnstone 23 9 5 9 32 1
6 Dundee 24 7 9 8 30 -4
7 Inverness 23 7 8 8 29 -2
8 Partick 23 7 7 9 28 -6
9 Hamilton 25 7 7 11 28 -15
10 Motherwell 24 7 5 12 26 -13
11 Kilmarnock 25 6 6 13 24 -21
12 Dundee United 23 3 4 16 13 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hamilton Academical (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hamilton Academical (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Motherwell (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Heart of Midlothian (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)