Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

United withdraw appeal

United withdraw appeal

Dundee United have withdrawn their appeal over a touchline ban for manager Jackie McNamara, leaving him free to lead them out at the Scottish Cup final against St Johnstone.

The Scottish FA imposed a five-match penalty, with two of those suspended, following a flare up with St Johnstone counterpart Tommy Wright last month.

The Tangerines' initial appeal allowed McNamara to remain in the dugout for their recent Scottish Cup semi-final triumph at Rangers. But this has since been withdrawn.

"Following telephone advice to the Scottish FA earlier this week, Dundee United has now withdrawn its appeal relating to the ruling of the Disciplinary Hearing in respect of Manager Jackie McNamara," read a subsequent club statement. "The ruling found Jackie McNamara to be in breach of Disciplinary Rule 203 in respect of misconduct at the match v St Johnstone on 12 March 2014 and resulted in a five-match suspension (three of which apply immediately and two suspended until end of season 2015) being issued.

"We firmly believe that there are solid grounds to appeal the sentence imposed," it continued. "However having given the matter further thought and as no hearing date has yet been fixed, we now believe it is in the best interests of all concerned to accept the sentence imposed and withdraw the appeal."

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Saturday April 19 2014
Time: 12:28PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 1 Brechin City 0

Striker Scott McDonald scored a vital late winner to keep Dundee United firmly setting the pace at the top of the Championship.

The Tangerines included Scott Fraser for the suspended Paul McMullan and his curled effort after moving inside was denied by goalkeeper Graeme Smith.

Both James Keatings and McDonald also threatened for hosts seeking a third consecutive league victory having previously accounted for Inverness CT and Queen of the South.

The visitors were then close

Stats: Dundee United v Brechin City

All the stats from Dundee United (1) vs (0) Brechin City, Tannadice, Sat 19th Aug 3.00pm Att: 6,060

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Brechin City

Team line-ups for Dundee United v Brechin City at Tanndice.

Dundee United v Brechin City

Championship leaders Dundee United face Brechin City at Tannadice this weekend.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes82%
No18%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment