Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Thompson slams UEFA

Thompson slams UEFA

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has slammed UEFA after AEK Athens' pitch was ruled unplayable ahead of their Europa League qualifier second-leg on Thursday.

Thompson accused them of double standards over the switching of the tie to an alternative venue, and claimed it was completely out of order that the Arabs were forced to spend £50,000 to bring Tannadice up to required levels when their opponents don't even have a playable home pitch.

"We have heard nothing from UEFA so far. The only contact we have had has come from AEK Athens," he told the Daily Express. "It is a joke because UEFA came across in June and July to carry out a full inspection on Tannadice.

"We were forced to pay £50,000 to put new seats into the main stand to bring it up to scratch and yet here we are set to face a team who can't even play in their home ground because their pitch is that bad.

"It is a case of double standards," he added. "I guarantee that if it had been a Scottish team then we would have had the book thrown at us."

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Tuesday August 24 2010
Time: 1:55AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Every game is massive

Mixu Paatelainen recognises that every game is huge for Dundee United between now and the end of the season.

Late save rescues United

Dundee United and Hamilton Academical couldn't be separated as they remained scoreless at New Douglas Park.

But the visitors required a late penalty save from Eiji Kawashima to keep out Ali Crawford before Accies' Mikey Devlin was dismissed for a second bookable offence in added time.

The Tangerines earlier thought they may have been awarded a penalty when defender Coll Donaldson appeared to be tripped inside the box.

But the visitors failed to work goalkeeper Michael McGove

Stats: Hamilton Academical v Dundee United

All the stats from Hamilton Academical (0) vs (0) Dundee United, New Douglas Park, Sat 13th Feb 3.00pm Att: 3,902

Team Line-Ups: Hamilton Academical v Dundee United

Team line-ups for Hamilton Academical v Dundee United at New Douglas Park.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Mixu Paatelainen was the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes66%
No34%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 25 18 4 3 58 45
2 Aberdeen 25 17 4 4 55 18
3 Hearts 24 12 8 4 44 21
4 Ross County 26 10 3 13 33 -2
5 Dundee 25 8 9 8 33 -2
6 St. Johnstone 24 9 5 10 32 -1
7 Inverness 23 7 8 8 29 -2
8 Hamilton 26 7 8 11 29 -15
9 Partick 23 7 7 9 28 -6
10 Kilmarnock 26 7 6 13 27 -19
11 Motherwell 25 7 5 13 26 -15
12 Dundee United 24 3 5 16 14 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Motherwell (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Heart of Midlothian (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Aberdeen (H)
Scottish Premiership
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish FA Cup

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)