UK time is: 04:36:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Insane' Chairman Has United In His Blood

After investing over 5million of his own personal fortune and even putting his own health at risk, its no surprise that Eddie Thompson describes himself as "slightly insane."

Although, after 5years as Chairman of Dundee United Football Club, it looks like his efforts are finally starting to pay off.

With 13 matches played, Dundee United sit proudly in joint 2nd spot in the SPL, equal on points with both Hibernian and Rangers - just a single victory away from Celtic at the top of the league.

Eddie Thompson has seen managers come and go, but this time it looks like the former managing director of 'Morning, Noon and Night` has unearthed a hidden gem, in Craig Levein.

After a rocky couple of years, manager Craig Levein has kicked the club back into shape and Dundee United supporters have finally got something to cheer about.

But.... what about the Chairman?

What does Eddie Thompson want in return for all the millions of pounds he`s invested in the club over the past 5 years?

"Why have I spent the money? Apart from being slightly insane, I`ve got United in my blood," admitted Eddie Thompson in an interview with ArabZone.

"I'm not looking for any dividend or return from getting involved with Dundee United, apart from success on the park."

"It`s only very recently that we`ve seen any success on the park.'

'It has been tough, more bad times than good times, but there`s only 1 club for me and that`s Dundee United."


Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
Club Menu:
Arab News
Match Previews/Reports
Fixtures/League Tables
Match Stats
Arab Articles
Arab Polls
Arab Competitions
Arab Humour
Arab Songbook
Arab Facts
Arab Records
Dufc History
Trophy Cabinet
Managerial History
Away From Home
SPL Firsts (2007/08)
Squad Profiles
ArabFC Polls
Other Links
Arab Articles:
Welcome to ArabFC
A Lovely Shade Of Tangerine
The History Of The Tangerine
Why Are Utd Fans Called Arabs?
Contribute To ArabFC:
The Big Appeal
Suggest An Article
Suggest A Poll
Have Your Say:
Sign Up To ArabFC
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Tactful Sheik Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 22 2007

Time: 8:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Dundee United Articles

Punishment enough for striker (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Frustration for boss (Saturday September 13 2014)

Spoils shared at Tannadice (Saturday September 13 2014)

Numbers add strength (Friday September 12 2014)

Duo doubtful for United (Friday September 12 2014)

Defender ruled out (Tuesday September 9 2014)

Chairman reveals bidder (Thursday September 4 2014)

Champions opportunity for midfielder (Wednesday September 3 2014)

Winger departs United (Monday September 1 2014)

Archived Dundee United Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Breaking League News

Return of skipper hailed
Celtic : 17/09/2014 14:18:00
Rangers : 16/09/2014 21:38:00
Skipper confident of progress
Celtic : 16/09/2014 18:24:00
Deila up for the challenge
Celtic : 16/09/2014 18:13:00
Defender expects tough test
Celtic : 16/09/2014 17:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 81%
No 19%