Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Darren Dods Signs For Dundee United

Darren Dods Signs For Dundee United

Craig Levein has managed to convince defender Darren Dods to finally sign for Dundee United according to the BBC.

The BBC website is reporting that the Caley Thistle captain has agreed to a pre-contract agreement, which will see him join-up with Levein at Tannadice in the summer.

Speculation linked Dods with a move to Tanandice at the start of the month, when it was rumoured that Levein would secure the services of Dods, Hartlepool striker Jon Daly and Shelbourne defender Sean Dillon before the January transfer window closed.

Jon Daly signed last week and Sean Dillon completed his move to the club on Tuesday, with both players making their debuts in the defeat by Rangers at Ibrox - so Levein completed his triple transfer swoop by agreeing this pre-contractual deal with Dods.

Former manager Craig Brewster tried to talk Dods into joining Dundee United at the start of the season, but the 31-year-old turned down the offer to stay with Charlie Christie's side.

The Edinburgh born defender has had spells with Hutchison Vale BC, Hibernian and Saint Johnstone - before joining Caley Thistle for free in July 2004.

He has made 88 appearances for Caley in the league, scoring 6 times - including his goal against Dundee United in a 4-2 SPL win at Tannadice in February 2006.

On that afternoon, Dods scored a 30th minute opener for the visitors, with further strikes from Dennis Wyness, Craig Dargo and Alan Morgan giving them all 3 points.

"Obviously I am disappointed, but it is not unexpected and in my heart of hearts I know the budgets other clubs work with, so it is not a huge surprise."

"We got him for nothing and turned his career around without a doubt. If we hadn't signed him for free from St Johnstone when he wasn't getting a game, then who knows where Darren Dods might be just now."

"He owes a lot to Caley Thistle and I am talking as if he has gone, although I hope that isn't the case."

"However, if it is true, we have to accept these things. We had it when we were in the First Division when we lost the likes of Barry Wilson and Paul Sheerin, but we still managed to step on from there. The challenge is whether we can do it again."



Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Rangers Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
ArabZone Set For February Launch
Dundee United v Rangers: GAME ON
Craig Brewsters Scottish Cup Success
Rain Delay To Rangers v United Game?
Sfa Consider Levein For Scotland Job
Daly Is The Physical Player We Need
Levein 2nd Fav For Scotland Job
On The Hunt For Goals Versus Rangers
Easton Joins Raith Rovers On Loan
Now Dundee United Have Signed Sean
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
Rangers Forums
All SPL Forums


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

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Saturday January 13 2007
Time: 4:26PM

Comments

0
i hope we are getting him for free, because he's already 31 years old and will probably be a total waste of money
Invisible _Arab
13/01/2007 23:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Dundee United Articles

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Dumbarton

Team line-ups for Dundee United v Dumbarton at Tannadice (kick-off 5.15pm).

Dundee United v Dumbarton

Dundee United are meeting Dumbarton in a later start on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 5.15pm).

Midfielder nearing return

Dundee United midfielder Scott Fraser is nearing a return to action for the play-offs.

Striker leaves United

Dundee United have released Dutch striker Nick van der Velden ahead of schedule.

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
Yes83%
No17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Celtic 33 29 4 0 91 65
2 Aberdeen 33 21 4 8 67 35
3 Rangers 33 16 10 7 58 14
4 St. Johnstone 33 14 7 12 49 4
5 Hearts 33 12 9 12 45 8
6 Partick 33 10 11 12 41 -3
7 Ross County 34 8 12 14 36 -13
8 Kilmarnock 33 7 14 12 35 -19
9 Hamilton 33 6 14 13 32 -18
10 Motherwell 33 8 8 17 32 -23
11 Dundee 33 8 6 19 30 -20
12 Inverness 34 4 13 17 25 -30
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)

Apr 29 2017 5:15PM : Dumbarton (H)
Scottish Championship
May 6 2017 3:00PM : Morton (a)
Scottish Championship
Write for Vital Football