Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Barry Robson Is United's Best Player

Barry Robson Is United's Best Player

Barry Robson is clearly Dundee United's best player, Craig Levein even admitted as much before of Tuesday nights Scottish Cup 3-2 win over Saint Mirren.

When Robson went off injured in the 60th minute of that match, Dundee United didn't look anyway near as dangerous without their captain on the field.

The 28-year-old midfielder was callously brought down by Saint's Andy Millen in the 51st minute, but never fully recovered from a thigh knock and had to be replacement by Stuart Duff less than 10minutes later.

However, Dundee United will still be without Robson for the trip to Kilmarnock this weekend - whether he has fully recovered from his knock or not - since he is still suspended from the next 2 SPL matches.

Robson was awarded a 3 match suspension after the New Year, for picking up too many disciplinary points earlier in the campaign, with 4 yellow cards and 1 red card to his name already this season.

He had to sit out the 5-0 Rangers defeat last weekend and will also miss the Kilmarnock(a) and Dunfermline(h) matches, before ironically returning to SPL action in the match against St Mirren at Love Street on the 10th of February.

"We missed Barry's strength and leadership when he went off," said Levein after the Saint Mirren Cup win.

"Up until then I felt confident, but without him we went on the back foot and St Mirren got their tails up."

When Robson left the field, he had a few choice words for Saint Mirren's Andy Millen who had been subbed off a few minutes earlier.

Levein continued, "I can understand why he was not pleased. He has a bad graze that was caused by studs right at the top of the groin area and it must have been a very big ball for anyone to have to put in a tackle on him that high."

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Levein: Dundee Utd Deserved Cup Win
Levein Backs McLeish For Scotland
Report: Dundee United 3-2 St Mirren
Dundee United's Defensive Dilemma
Darren Dods Hasnt Signed Anything
Lee Wilkie Returns To 1st Team Squad
Levein Not Ruling Out Scotland Job
Dundee United Reward Cup Supporters
Preview: Dundee United v St Mirren
Sfa Name Candidates For Scotland Job
14 Dundee United Players On Way Out?
Levein - I'll Just Get Rid Of Them!
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums


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

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Thursday January 18 2007
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
Dont fancy our chances against Killie without him in the squad.
ArabJacques
18/01/2007 09:06:00
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 for Hamilton Academical v Dundee United at New Douglas Park.

United chase third straight win

Successive home victories have boosted Dundee United and this weekend they travel to Hamilton Academical.

United lose home advantage in draw

Dundee United were cost a home tie in the last eight of the Scottish Cup after a malfunction forced a redraw.

Mixu hails attitude

Dundee United head coach Mixu Paatelainen said it was a battling performance as his side moved into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Mixu Paatelainen was the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes66%
No34%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 25 18 4 3 58 45
2 Aberdeen 25 17 4 4 55 18
3 Hearts 24 12 8 4 44 21
4 Ross County 26 10 3 13 33 -2
5 Dundee 25 8 9 8 33 -2
6 St. Johnstone 24 9 5 10 32 -1
7 Inverness 23 7 8 8 29 -2
8 Hamilton 26 7 8 11 29 -15
9 Partick 23 7 7 9 28 -6
10 Kilmarnock 26 7 6 13 27 -19
11 Motherwell 25 7 5 13 26 -15
12 Dundee United 24 3 5 16 14 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hamilton Academical (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hamilton Academical (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Motherwell (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Heart of Midlothian (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)