Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

United Saw Phil Collapse...But SPL Dont Care!

United Saw Phil Collapse...But SPL Dont Care!

The SPL have defended their decision not to postpone Dundee United`s match against Heart, after United requested the match was called off in the wake of Phil O`Donnell`s death last weekend.

SPL secretary Iain Blair has claimed that since there is no direct link between Dundee United and the former Motherwell captain, there was no reason to cancel today`s SPL match.

However, it was Dundee United who were playing Motherwell when Phil O`Donnell collapsed and the United players are still in shock over witnessing a fellow professional suffer a heart attack on the pitch.

"The games that have been postponed are games where there has been a direct link to Phil and to Motherwell," claimed SPL secretary Iain Blair.

"Obviously, the tragic events of Saturday evening have hit everyone hard. In situations like this, there are no easy answers. If there are people who feel we should have made a different decision, then I fully respect their right to hold that view."

"We've asked for a minute's applause to be held before each of the games today. All of the players will be wearing black armbands. We want the games themselves to be a mark of respect for an excellent professional footballer."

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
Half-Time Quizzes
Arab Facts
Arab Humour
Arab Songbook
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

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Wednesday January 2 2008
Time: 1:32PM

Comments

0
A complete disgrace isn't it? Would the decision have been the same had it been Celtic or Rangers? You know the answer.
MrH
02/01/2008 13:35:00
0
I cant believe it, this is an appalling decision by the SPL!
Dundee United wont have their minds on football, its a complete FARCE for this game to go ahead!!!
ArabJacques
02/01/2008 13:36:00
0
Mr.H your spot on, this is an OF world we live in. The SPL would do anything to please them. Altough to be fair I think thier game did deserve to be called off. But why our match wasn't is just down right stupid!
hammy-dundee
11/01/2008 17:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Greenock Morton 0 Dundee United 2

A brace of second-half goals from Billy King witnessed leaders Dundee United keeping up the pace at the top of the Scottish Championship.

The 23-year-old winger made the breakthrough after just over an hour before adding his second of the contest deep into stoppage-time.

Midfielder Fraser Fyvie struck wide for the visitors early on while Scott McDonald could only locate goalkeeper Derek Gaston.

Gary Oliver replied narrowly off-target after Fyvie had lost possession - althoug

Stats: Greenock Morton v Dundee United

All the stats from Greenock Morton (0) vs (2) Dundee United, Cappielow Park, Sat 9th Dec 3.00pm Att: 2,021

Boss expects busy time

Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo is expecting a busy January in the transfer market.

Team Line-Ups: Greenock Morton v Dundee United

Team line-ups for Greenock Morton v Dundee United at Cappielow Park (kick-off 3.00pm).

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
Yes78%
No22%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment