Dundee United - Houston happy to be home first
UK time is: 16:03:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Houston happy to be home first

Dundee United boss Peter Houston is happy to be drawn at home first in their Europa League play-off against AEK Athens.

The Arabs will host the Greek side on 19th August before completing the return fixture seven days later.

"First and foremost, we were never going to get an easy tie when we saw who was in our pot," Houston told BBC Sport. "We're delighted to be starting the tie at home. It's not going to be easy."

AEK Athens have a decent enough record against Scottish opposition in the past and are sure to present a stern test.

But Houston believes that his side have more than enough character and quality to fully do themselves justice when the time comes.

"At Tannadice we fear no-one and we'd like to be going over to Athens with something to hold on to," he added. "We're under no illusions, it's not going to be an easy game.

"It can be intimidating in Athens, but I've got a list of their squad players already, but we know we have a very tough tie."

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:Friday August 6 2010

Time: 5:53PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

Get tough says caretaker boss (Sunday October 4 2015)

United hit rock bottom (Saturday October 3 2015)

Team Line-Ups: Partick v Dundee United (Saturday October 3 2015)

Striker hopes for return (Saturday October 3 2015)

Bottom duo collide (Saturday October 3 2015)

United warned off (Thursday October 1 2015)

McCall opens door to United (Thursday October 1 2015)

Players were responsible (Thursday October 1 2015)

Former defender rules out return (Wednesday September 30 2015)

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

Vital Report - Hearts 1-1 Kilmarnock
Hearts : 05/10/2015 07:30:00
It was hard work - Deila
Celtic : 04/10/2015 18:51:00
Vital Report - Aberdeen 1-5 St Johnstone
Aberdeen : 04/10/2015 15:56:00
Celtic close in on leaders
Celtic : 04/10/2015 15:23:00
Vital Report - Rangers 3-1 Falkirk
Rangers : 04/10/2015 15:13:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

So who should it be next?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Stuart McCall 34%
Mixu Paatelainen 13%
Jim McIntyre 4%
Tommy Wright 22%
None of the above 27%