Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

14 Dundee United Players On Way Out?

14 Dundee United Players On Way Out?

Craig Levein thinks there are at least 14 players at Tannadice who no longer have a future in his Dundee United squad.

Levein was very disappointed by the way his side crumbled against Rangers in the 2nd half and was openly critical of some of his 1st team players - without naming any specific names.

"We didn't come out to negative, but we shot ourselves in the foot. Rangers were very nervous but they got the crowd behind them and we allowed their confidence to grow. The first two goals we gave away were terrible. Our best chance was for it to pour rain for another 20 minutes," said Levein after the 5-0 defeat.

"If players don't do things properly, if they won't fight and roll up their sleeves then I'll just get rid of them. I've seen 100 times the way to cheat and the way to hide, I know who they are and my job is to nip it in the bud."

"Previous managers have tried to sort this out and its taken me 12 games to pinpoint those who don't do their jobs. I can't let it go on, so watch out for changes."

When asked how many players had their heads on the chopping block, the Dundee United manager replied, "About 14 - I've made my feelings pretty clear. Anybody who wants to change my mind will need to do it quickly."

Derek Stillie, David McCracken, Garry Kenneth, Stuart Duff, Mark Kerr, Collin Samuel and Morgaro Gomis are the only players who played in both the 5-0 Rangers and the 5-1 Falkirk defeats.

Although, new signing Morgaro Gomis is unlikely to be one of the players singled out for criticism by Levein, the rest might have played their last match for Dundee United - unless Levein has seen something in their recent preformances that has changed his mind.

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Rangers Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Levein - I'll Just Get Rid Of Them!
Rangers 5, Dundee United 0
Darren Dods Signs For Dundee United
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
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:Sunday January 14 2007
Time: 12:25AM

Best of Vital Scottish Football

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following the European Championships this summer...

United hopeful over defender

Dundee United were hoping for positive news regarding full-back Paul Dixon.

Keeper wants quality to shine

New goalkeeper Cammy Bell wants Dundee United to show the Premiership quality he believes they genuinely possess.

Tangerines again on the spot

Dundee United came from behind to defeat League Cup Group C favourites Inverness Caledonian Thistle on penalties at the Caledonian Stadium.

For the second time in three games, United claimed a bonus point with a 4-1 shoot-out victory after a close 1-1 draw in the Highlands.

Scott Boden headed the home side into the lead when Carl Tremarco delivered a long throw helped on by Gary Warren ten minutes before the break.

However, midweek hat-trick hero Simon Murray chased down the

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
Yes93%
No7%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aberdeen 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Celtic 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dundee 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hearts 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Inverness 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kilmarnock 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Motherwell 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Partick 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ross County 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 St. Johnstone 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)