UK time is: 21:32:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ground confusion could help United

Former Dundee United midfielder Eamonn Bannon believes that the farcical situation over a suitable pitch for the Arabs' second-leg tie against AEK Athens could actually benefit them.

The venue has already been changed twice by UEFA after AEK's own pitch was ruled unplayable and then there was damage to the goalposts at a possible replacement option at Palionios' stadium.

"For whatever reason footballers are creatures of habit and they like their own home comforts and their routines," Bannon told the Scottish Sun. "It might be just a psychological thing but it's why teams win the majority of their home games and struggle away from home. Here, though, it is a little different.

"The AEK players may know the stadium they are at and the pitch they are playing on, but it still won't feel like a home game and won't be as big an advantage as it might have been if they were at the Olympic Stadium."

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 August 25 2010

Time: 2:12PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

McNamara focuses on game (Thursday October 23 2014)

Duo unavailable for selection (Thursday October 23 2014)

United pair under investigation (Thursday October 23 2014)

Boss wants to remove fear (Thursday October 23 2014)

Tangerines to reinvest (Thursday October 23 2014)

Follow trio's example (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Striker told to stick with it (Monday October 20 2014)

We can do better - McNamara (Saturday October 18 2014)

Late penalty secures win (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Dundee United v Partick Thistle (Saturday October 18 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

Defender rules out move
Celtic : 23/10/2014 12:15:00
McNamara focuses on game
Dundee United : 23/10/2014 11:58:00
Duo unavailable for selection
Dundee United : 23/10/2014 11:49:00
United pair under investigation
Dundee United : 23/10/2014 11:38:00
Boss wants to remove fear
Dundee United : 23/10/2014 11:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

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