Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Hartley WILL start against United

Hartley WILL start against United

Hearts manager Valdas Ivanauskas has admitted that Paul Hartley WILL start against Dundee United this afternoon.

Hartley was benched for the visit of Aberdeen to Tynecastle last weekend, a match which Jimmy Calderwood`s side won 1-0.

However, in a press conference yesterday, Ivanauskas admitted that Hartley will be in the Hearts starting line-up at Tannadice.

"We are 24 hours from kick-off, and if Paul is not ill or injured he will start the game," said Ivanauskas.

"It was positive against Aberdeen (after Hartley came on), but before that there were also many positive chances. Paul scored a goal, or at least had the ball in the net and for me there was a big, big question if it was offside or not."

The news will come as a big blow to Dundee United, with manager Craig Levein hopeful that the talented midfielder wouldn't even make it onto the bench for the clash between the two sides.

Although he admitted he was getting his Dundee United players ready for the match, by assuming Hartley and the strongest side Hearts have would make up their starting eleven.

"You just can't second guess what team they'll put out so I'll probably have to prepare on the basis that all their best players will be playing," said Levein.

"It would be a real plus for us if they left Hartley out. In fact, I hope he isn't even on the bench because he's such a good player."

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Hearts Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Scrooge Alive, Well & Running The SPL
United Suffer For Romanov's Exploits
Levein Hopes Hearts Fans Boo Him
Utd Have No Chance Of Signing Elvis
Winters Chased By 2 Scottish Sides
United's Hartley Hoodoo
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
Hearts Forums
All SPL Forums


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

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Saturday December 23 2006
Time: 3:00AM

Comments

0
Not a shock, just surprised Ivanauskas is giving out team information before the match. Does this mean he's getting cocky about Hearts' chances of beating United?
ArabJacques
23/12/2006 04:05:00
0
i think he's digging a hole for himself, because what happens when romanov decides he isnt playing afterall? then ivanauskas will look a bit stupid!
Invisible _Arab
23/12/2006 06:07:00
0
Wish he hadn't started :(
WhoNeedsGrass
23/12/2006 19:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Team Line-Ups: Hamilton Academical v Dundee United

Team line-ups from Hamilton Academical v Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership play-off final second-leg at the SuperSeal Stadium.

Video: Dundee United 0 Hamilton Academical 0

Dundee United are still level going into their play-off final second-leg at Hamilton Academical.

Hamilton Academical v Dundee United

Dundee United remain all-square with Hamilton Academical going into their Scottish Premiership play-off final second-leg at the SuperSeal Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 3.00pm).

Striker free to play

Simon Murray will play in Sunday's return clash between Dundee United and Hamilton Academical.

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%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Celtic 38 34 4 0 106 81
2 Aberdeen 38 24 4 10 76 39
3 Rangers 38 19 10 9 67 12
4 St. Johnstone 38 17 7 14 58 4
5 Hearts 38 12 10 16 46 3
6 Partick 38 10 12 16 42 -16
7 Ross County 38 11 13 14 46 -10
8 Kilmarnock 38 9 14 15 41 -20
9 Motherwell 38 10 8 20 38 -23
10 Dundee 38 10 7 21 37 -24
11 Hamilton 38 7 14 17 35 -19
R Inverness 38 7 13 18 34 -27
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League