Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Have United Found Barry Robson's Replacement?

Have United Found Barry Robson's Replacement?

Captain, top goal scorer and creative midfielder - the loss of Barry Robson to Celtic was a huge blow to Dundee United.

The Tannadice club have struggled to find form (and the back of the net) ever since Robson £1.25million move to Parkhead last January.

Although, manager Craig Levein think he has already found Robson's replacement and is hoping that midfielder Craig Conway is finally ready to start having a bigger influence in his Dundee United side.

Conway opened the scoring with a magnificent 30-yard free-kick against Hearts at the weekend, a goal which inspired United to a 3-0 win and a 3rd consecutive victory.

"Craig Conway frustrates me, because I know he's got that in him. He practices that every week and he's been waiting for one to hit the back of the net," Levein told the BBC after the 3-0 victory.

"I think it was important to get the first goal and what a way to open the scoring. He scored a great goal and was a real thorn in hearts side all day."

It's obvious that Conway is aware of the pressure on him to take over from the club's departed captain, especially in the free-kick department.

It was the 23-year-olds 1st goal of the season, his last SPL strike came against Kilmarnock in the 2-1 victory at Rugby park on the 26th of January, but it was a goal that was well worth waiting for.

"I've been watching Barry Robson," joked Conway to the Dundee Courier.

"I don't know where it came from, we've been practising a few free kicks, but I've never managed to do it in training."

"We haven't scored one since Barry left so it's good to get that monkey off our backs."

During the 90-minutes, Conway attracted the unwanted attentions of several opposition players, including Hearts midfielder Eggert Jonsson, who was eventually red carded for several poor challenges on the United player.

"I'm sore all over but that's part of the game, especially in my position. You've got to just keep getting the ball and getting on with it. The more you run at them the more they don't like it," continued Conway.

"You're taking people on so there's going to be times when you're going to get fouled, especially if you're doing well."

"It's not nice getting kicked all the time but I suppose it's a sign that they're finding it difficult to handle you."


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:Tactful Sheik
Date:Tuesday September 30 2008
Time: 9:00AM

Best of Vital Scottish Football

Dundee United - McKinnon vows to attack

Comments

0
a huge blow this lad leaving you and will be hard to replace.
bluemooner_mcfc
29/03/2009 22:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

McKinnon vows to attack

Manager Ray McKinnon insists Dundee United will be going for the win when visiting Hibernian on Sunday.

Hibernian v Dundee United

Dundee United travel to second-placed Hibernian for a midday kick-off at Easter Road on Sunday.

Defender completes move

Dundee United's teenage defender Harry Souttar has joined Premier League Stoke City.

Dundee United 2 Greenock Morton 1

On loan striker Tony Andreu scored twice after the break as Dundee United gained revenge for their midweek League Cup loss at Greenock Morton.

The visitors earned themselves late consolation wh

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes89%
No11%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 6 5 1 0 16 15
2 Hearts 8 4 2 2 14 7
3 Aberdeen 7 3 3 1 12 1
4 St. Johnstone 7 3 2 2 11 1
5 Ross County 7 2 3 2 9 0
6 Motherwell 8 2 3 3 9 -1
7 Rangers 7 2 3 2 9 -3
8 Inverness 7 2 2 3 8 -4
9 Dundee 7 1 3 3 6 -3
10 Hamilton 7 1 3 3 6 -4
11 Kilmarnock 7 1 3 3 6 -7
12 Partick 6 1 2 3 5 -2
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 8 2016 2:00PM : Stranraer (a)
Petrofac Training Cup
Dec 2 2016 7:45PM : Hibernian (H)
Scottish Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Dumbarton (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 6 2017 7:45PM : Hibernian (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Queen of the South (H)
Scottish Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Dunfermline Athletic (a)
Scottish Championship