Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Bring back 'Fortress Tannadice'

Bring back 'Fortress Tannadice'

United face Rangers on Sunday in a fixture that has been good to them over the years. Rangers haven't won at Tannadice since 2003.

There was a time where we used to joke on the various message boards that our stadium was like a "fortress", an unreachable place that people could not buy a win at. I wish those days were back again. What is lacking in my team is not a will to win, we have that in abundance!. We are lacking in the consistency that sees teams march up the league. We seem unable to grind that draw from the snatches of defeat, or in some cases go that extra yard to turn one point into three.

We know we can pick up the points when we need to, we are capable of matching the teams that are playing well. Three examples of this would be the 3-3 draw at Parkhead a few weeks back or the 1-1 draw against high flying Hearts (when really we should have secured all three points) Kilmarnock who are punching above their weight this season, pulling it back to a 2-2 and denied a stonewall penalty. We can roll our sleeves up for these games but lack the consistency that we need to be where the fans expect.

Rightly or wrongly, most United fans expect to be battling for top 6 in the SPL. We have not had the easiest of seasons and yet another manager has went through the exit door at Tannadice. Chisholm was a really nice guy but was not United's calibre of manager. I hope that Brewster is given the time and the resources to turn the ship around. He has made some positive noises about reducing the wage bill. Given that United's squad is one of the leanest in Scotland must surely mean that some of the high earners will be replaced for cheaper more cost effective replacements.

Best of all Brewster is an Arab!. He knows what it means to the United fans. He wears the crest on his heart and his heart on his sleeve!. When United lose, it hurts Craig as much as it does ourselves.

If any man can bring the consistency required to make our ground a "Fortress Tannadice" I believe it is Craig Brewster.

Proud to be an Arab


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

Writer:Kilted Arab 77
Date:Saturday April 1 2006
Time: 11:51AM


You have to have agood home record to mount any serious challenge at the top
31/05/2006 21:42:00
Lets hope you win - and keep those Rangers are bay! It will give Hearts a bigger margin if they win and Rangers dont!
19/06/2006 21:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

St Mirren 0 Dundee United 2

On loan striker Tony Andreu struck his seventh goal of the season as Dundee United were victorious by a 2-0 scoreline at bottom club St Mirren.

Frenchman Andreu had already flicked on for Scott Fraser to begin the scoring by the time he chipped a second from the edge of the area with sixteen minutes remaining.

The Tangerines then found their numbers reduced when defender Mark Durnan was sent-off for a second bookable offence late on.

St Mirren were under the leadership of ne

Striker hailed after victory

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon praised striker Tony Andreu following the 2-0 victory at St Mirren.

Stats: St Mirren v Dundee United

All the stats from St Mirren (0) vs (2) Dundee United, St Mirren Park, Sat 15th Oct 3.00pm Att: 3,612

Team Line-Ups: St Mirren v Dundee United

Team line-ups for St Mirren v Dundee United at St Mirren Park.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

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

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 8 7 1 0 22 18
2 Aberdeen 9 5 3 1 18 9
3 Hearts 9 5 2 2 17 9
4 Rangers 9 4 3 2 15 0
5 St. Johnstone 9 4 2 3 14 2
6 Motherwell 9 2 3 4 9 -3
7 Inverness 9 2 3 4 9 -5
8 Ross County 9 2 3 4 9 -6
9 Kilmarnock 9 2 3 4 9 -10
10 Hamilton 9 1 5 3 8 -4
11 Partick 8 1 3 4 6 -4
12 Dundee 9 1 3 5 6 -6
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Nov 8 2016 7:45PM : Dunfermline Athletic (H)
Scottish Championship
Nov 12 2016 12:30PM : Dunfermline Athletic (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
The Vital Football Members League