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Dundee Utd Want Barcelona Re-Match

Dundee United are hoping to tempt Barcelona back to Scotland next season for a re-match.

Chairman Eddie Thompson has written to the Barcelona board to formally invite them back next year, after the success of last weeks exhibition match at Tannadice.

The Barcelona squad have reportedly been very impressed by the facilities at St Andrews during their short stay on the East coast of Scotland.

"I have written to Barcelona to wish them well in La Liga and in the Champions League, saying we would welcome them back again perhaps in the next close season," admitted Thompson to the Courier this week.

"I have also written to their marketing director, Daniel Schloesser, and said the same thing to him. He said they were delighted with everything—the climate, the Scottish people, the training facilities and they especially enjoyed the Old Course Hotel."

"They were very excited about the atmosphere of only 14,200 supporters at Tannadice and felt it was like a cauldron. The singing was great because you can never hear the Spanish fans in the big bowl (Nou Camp) and they don`t sing in the same manner."

"We also had a very nice dinner with the Barca directors on the Wednesday night before the game. I don`t normally sit with the opposition fans or directors at matches but did on this occasion."

"I was very proud to be the person who put it together considering I used to stand on the terraces and support the club."

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Date:Wednesday August 1 2007

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