Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

(Utd v Saints) Called Off Due To Flu

(Utd v Saints) Called Off Due To Flu

The SFA have postponed Dundee United's cup tie against Saint Mirren this weekend, after concerns over the number of players currently suffering from the flu.

The flu bug has been sweeping through the Tannadice ranks all week, with at least 8 first team players already contracting the virus.

Dundee United appealed to the SFA to consider postponing the match and they have agreed, moving it back 9 days to give time for the team to recover from the bug.

The match will now take place on Tuesday, 16th January with a 7:45pm kick-off.

The flu has been reported throughout Scotland and Partick Thistle recently had their 1st division league match against St Johnstone postponed because its squad was badly effected by the bug.

Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood recently banned several players from attending training sessions, in the hope of stopping the bug spreading amongst the rest of the Aberdeen players.

Derek Stillie, Garry Kenneth, Greg Cameron, Grant Smith, Craig Conway, David Goodwillie and Margaro Gomis were all reported to be suffering from the flu, with
Mark Kerr being added to the list this morning.

With Christian Kalvenes(knee), Noel Hunt(ankle) and Steven Robb(hamstring/back) already confirmed out through injury, it would have meant that Dundee United would have had at least 11 players out of Sunday's tie if it had gone ahead.

"One or two of them began feeling unwell on Monday so they may be coming to the end of it," Levein told the Courier yesterday.

"Goodwillie, Conway and Gomis have only gone down with it today, but we don't play until Sunday I am not too worried at this stage."

"Unfortunately the nature of these things is you might feel better, but you don't appreciate how much it has taken out of your body."

However, with things getting worse this morning, United felt they had no option than to make a request for the game to be postponed.

"None of the seven who missed training yesterday did any work today. Some of them came in and wanted to train, but the doc has given them antibiotics and we've sent them home," said Levein.

"Some of the boys have had it for three days, some are feeling better and others are starting to get it so it's a four or five day thing at least. In total we're 19 players down so I don't think there was much choice."

"We spoke to the SFA today and this afternoon they kindly agreed it was almost impossible for us to put a team out on the pitch."

"I haven't got it as yet. I'm probably one of the only ones. I've never experienced anything quite as bad as this."

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Sean Dillon Deal Looking More Likely
Season Tickets Not Valid For Sunday
Aberdeen Fan Lands United In Touble
Dundee United's Injury Update
Barry Robson Suspended For 3 Matches
Flu Bug Cripples Cup Preparations
Levein Keeping An Eye On Team Morale
Who Has The Power In Scottish Fitba?
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums


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

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Friday January 5 2007
Time: 6:44PM

Comments

0
Half of the city of Dundee seems to have come down with this flu, so postponing the game is a very sensible move - otherwise the ground might have been half full as well as the 1st team squad!
ArabJacques
05/01/2007 23:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Warns Haye

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 1 Hibernian 0

Dundee United moved level at the top of the Championship with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over leaders Hibernian at Tannadice.

On loan Tony Andreu scored the winner from a 73rd minute penalty after substitute Simon Murray was bundled over inside the area.

However, United keeper Cammy Bell had earlier saved Martin Boyle's spot-kick following a trip in the box by Lewis Toshney.

The Tangerines were hampered during the initial stages when Blair Spittal was forced to depart for an

McKinnon delighted with victory

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon praised his charges following their 1-0 victory over leaders Hibernian at Tannadice.

Stats: Dundee United v Hibernian

All the stats from Dundee United (1) vs (0) Hibernian, Tannadice, Fri 2nd Dec 7.45pm Att: 10,925

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Hibernian

Team line-ups for Dundee United v Hibernian at Tannadice.

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
Yes88%
No12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 13 12 1 0 37 28
2 Rangers 16 8 5 3 29 4
3 Aberdeen 15 8 3 4 27 13
4 Hearts 16 7 6 3 27 12
5 St. Johnstone 15 6 4 5 22 3
6 Kilmarnock 16 4 5 7 17 -14
7 Ross County 16 3 7 6 16 -11
8 Hamilton 15 2 9 4 15 -4
9 Motherwell 15 4 3 8 15 -7
10 Dundee 16 4 3 9 15 -8
11 Partick 15 3 5 7 14 -5
12 Inverness 16 3 5 8 14 -11
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 31 2016 1:30PM : Dumbarton (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 6 2017 7:45PM : Hibernian (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Queen of the South (H)
Scottish Championship
Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish FA Cup
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Dunfermline Athletic (a)
Scottish Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Raith Rovers (H)
Scottish Championship
Write for Vital Football