UK time is: 07:16:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Houston happy in narrow defeat

Dundee United might have lost a behind-closed-doors friendly 2-1 to Falkirk, but their manager Peter Houston still declared himself as happy with proceedings.

Eleven senior players were given run-outs, including Middlesbrough target Craig Conway and fellow recent dead-leg victim Jon Daly, and the Arabs supremo was more than content despite the result.

"We might have lost the game 2-1, but we dominated for long spells and the only thing that Falkirk had over us was the fact they are further on in their preparations," Houston told the Evening Telegraph.

"I`m absolutely delighted with the game yesterday. The lads all got 90 minutes and I did that deliberately because it`s the first full game they`ve had.

"I`ve always said results don`t matter during pre-season, whether we`re winning three or four nothing or losing by the same margin it`s all about fitness at this stage and the boys worked their socks off," he added.

"We were a bit unfortunate to lose, but it shows us exactly what we`ve still got to work on."

The Arabs had both Scott Robertson and Danny Cadamarteri on the bench as a precaution but neither had to be used.

Meanwhile, those players who missed out against Falkirk will be included tonight in another closed-door match against Queen`s Park at Hampden.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 21 2010

Time: 4:33PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Dundee United Articles

Striker comes back fighting (Friday July 25 2014)

United accept improved bid (Friday July 25 2014)

Dates change for United (Friday July 25 2014)

Tangerines reject increased offer (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Debut in defeat (Monday July 21 2014)

Defender carried off in romp (Saturday July 19 2014)

Newcomer tipped for success (Saturday July 19 2014)

United swoop for striker (Saturday July 19 2014)

Striker joy at equaliser (Friday July 18 2014)

Tangerines rebuff offers (Thursday July 17 2014)

Archived Dundee United Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Breaking League News

Youngsters edged out
Celtic : 26/07/2014 22:28:00
Two Fixtures Changed For TV Coverage
Rangers : 25/07/2014 19:18:00
Lewis Is Like A New Player
Rangers : 25/07/2014 19:13:00
McCoist - Progress Is Clear
Rangers : 25/07/2014 18:26:00
McCulloch Delighted With Ottawa Win
Rangers : 25/07/2014 18:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 80%
No 20%