UK time is: 15:55:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

5-1 Defeat Was A Blip...Says Levein

Craig Levein has decided that the 5-1 New Years day defeat by Falkirk was just a "blip" and is sure that his Dundee United side can bounce back with a Scottish Cup win over Saint Mirren on Sunday.

Falkirk's Alan Gow scored a hat-trick to complete a humiliating afternoon for United, as John Hughes side scored 5 times to replicate the exact same score line from when the 2 sides last met in the SPL at the Falkirk stadium in October.

"That's one game in eleven that I've been disappointed with the performance," said Levein.

"I've been in the football game long enough now to know that every now and again you get a kick in the teeth and that's what happened to us today."

"Luckily enough we found all our teeth and we've put them back in, but I can't complain with how they've performed up until now - I've got to threat that as a blip, I owe them another chance."

Levein didn't single out any individual for under-performing, but admitted it was a day when many of the United players didn't play well enough.

He continued, "It was one of those days when too many people were off the pace and not playing well."

"The game went the way I imagine John (Hughes) would have planned it to go. Once they got infront, with the system they were playing, it was always going to be difficult for us to get back into it."

"I did chop and change things and I moved people about the pitch, but we didn't really look like getting any joy."

"We'll have to see what happens on Sunday."

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Dundee United Confirm Gomis Signing
Dundee United 1-5 Falkirk
Preview: United v Falkirk
Levein's 1st Pre-Window Signing
United Do Rangers 2 Favours In 5 Days
Dundee United Miss Out On Pressley
The Key To Levein's Success Is...
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums




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: Arab Jacques Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 2 2007

Time: 9:00AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee derby in cup (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Delight for goalscorer (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Two-week absence for midfielder (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Late payment settled (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Striker on loan (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Boss praises match-winner (Sunday August 24 2014)

Substitute finds late winner (Sunday August 24 2014)

Tangerines target response (Friday August 22 2014)

Tangerines in cash row (Thursday August 21 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

Vital Members League (view all)

Breaking League News

Hibs To Face Highland Test In Cup
Hibernian : 27/08/2014 15:22:00
Dundee derby in cup
Dundee United : 27/08/2014 13:32:00
Home draw for Celtic
Celtic : 27/08/2014 13:23:00
Celtic wasteful admits midfielder
Celtic : 27/08/2014 13:02:00
Not good enough - Deila
Celtic : 27/08/2014 00:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 82%
No 18%