UK time is: 07:17:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Houston blast after 'embarrassing defeat'

An angry Peter Houston has issued a stark warning to his Dundee United players by telling them their honeymoon period is very much over.

His comments followed what he described as the Arabs' worst performance since he took over from Craig Levein in December, after they crashed 4-0 at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

And to compound his frustrations his side was virtually the same one that led the Tangerines to their Scottish Cup final victory last May and an eventual third place in the Scottish Premier League.

"It was a disgraceful performance," he told BBC Sport. "Last season is well and truly done as far as I'm concerned.

"I felt Inverness worked harder than us. They got a break with the first goal, but they were sharper and quicker to the ball and I've got to ask questions why and I have asked some questions why.

"And it's something we need to get to the bottom of because I don't think we had many leaders out there," Houston continued.

"I felt more hunger and desire came from the Inverness team. They played well, but it is an embarrassing defeat for us to lose 4-0 on our own turf."

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:Monday August 23 2010

Time: 7:56PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

More to come from leaders (Sunday September 21 2014)

Tangerines rule derby (Sunday September 21 2014)

Stats: Dundee v Dundee United (Sunday September 21 2014)

Derby day in Dundee (Saturday September 20 2014)

Derby delight for keeper (Thursday September 18 2014)

Tangerines target derby victory (Thursday September 18 2014)

Punishment enough for striker (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Frustration for boss (Saturday September 13 2014)

Spoils shared at Tannadice (Saturday September 13 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

McCoist Rules Out Duo
Rangers : 22/09/2014 16:31:00
Draw Was Fair - McCoist
Rangers : 22/09/2014 16:22:00
More to come from leaders
Dundee United : 21/09/2014 19:54:00
Duo lead recovery
Celtic : 21/09/2014 19:30:00
Celtic lose ground
Celtic : 21/09/2014 17:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 81%
No 19%