The Glenrothes Arabs

AUGUST


1st August

1992 - In the fist game of the 1992/93 season, Duncan Ferguson sticks the ball past ex-United goalkeeper Billy Thomson in the Motherwell goal for the only goal of the match at Fir Park.

1998 - New signing Roger Boli twice has the ball in the net on his debut for United at Rugby Park in the first game of the season, but referee Mike McCurry disallows both as Kilmarnock go on to win 2-0.

2007 - Willo Flood is sent off on his United debut against Aberdeen as the 2007-08 season gets under way at Tannadice, but David Robertson pounces on a defensive error in the last minute to give the 10 men a deserved 1-0 victory, as United win their opening game of the season for the first time in 8 years.


2nd August

1997 - We draw the opening game of the season with St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, where Kjell Olofsson puts us in front only to see Stuart McKimmie later put through his own net.


3rd August

1967 - Winger Davie Wilson completes his move to United from Rangers. The transfer was part of the deal that took Orjan Persson to Rangers at the end of the previous season.

1988 - Yugoslavian defender Miodrag Krivokapic signs for United from Red Star Belgrade, but cannot make his debut until his work permit clears.

1990 - 16 year old S-Form Christian Dailly signs full-time for United.

1997 - In the first League game of the new season Kjell Olofsson scores in a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

2002 - In the first game of the 2002/03 season, United meet Partick Thistle for the first time since the nerve-wracking play-off in 1996. The game at Firhill ends 0-0.


4th August

1991 - Promising midfielder David Hannah signs for United from Hamilton Thistle, the same club that produced Billy McKinlay.

1992 - Paddy Connolly scores the only goal in a midweek game at Firhill against Partick Thistle, to give United two wins out of two at the start of the season.

1994 - United Vice-Chairman Doug Smith is appointed Vice-President of the Scottish Football League.


5th August

1993 - Manager Ivan Golac signs Craig Brewster from Raith Rovers for 250,000.

2006 - Christian Kalvenes and Noel Hunt score their first goals for United as the team go 2-0 up at Ibrox, but Rangers come back for a 2-2 draw in the second game of the 2006/07 season.


6th August

1995 - Dave Bowman's testimonial match against Dundee at Tannadice ends in 2-0 win for the home side. Youngster and unknown quantity, Paul "Wee man" Walker makes an impact but it's regulars Grant Johnson and Craig Brewster who get the goals.

1996 - After scoring the vital goal in the play-off to help United back to the Premier Division, Brian Welsh leaves United after 10 years and signs for Hibs.


7th August

1993 - The first match of the season sees United take on Aberdeen at Tannadice as Craig Brewster makes his debut. Billy McKinlay scores to give United a 1-1 draw.

1999 - United fight back from two goals down against Motherwell at Fir Park in the second match of the season. Billy Dodds and substitute Joaquim Ferraz score to give United a 2-2 draw.


8th August

1964 - Goals from Dennis Gillespie, Lewis Thom and Frank Munro give United a 3-2 win over Dundee in a League Cup Section match at Dens Park.

1981 - We defeat Ayr United 4-3 in our League Cup section at SomersetPark, which see's manager Jim McLean pitch his wits against his brother Willie. United fight back from 3-1 down with a superb hat-trick from Eamonn Bannon and a strike from Paul Sturrock.

1987 - In the first game of the new season at Ibrox, Dave Beaumont scores for United, but Ally McCoist equalises from the penalty spot for a 1-1 draw.

1998 - Goals from Roger Boli and Gary McSwegan aren't enough as United are held to a 2-2 draw by Stirling Albion in the League Cup 2nd Round. The match goes to penalties, but Albion fail to score from the spot as United win the shoot-out 3-0.


9th August

1958 - The 1958/59 season starts off with a 3-1 win over St Johnstone at Muirton Park in the League Cup. Goals from Wilson Humphries and Hugh Hay give United a good start in the group stages of the competition.

1961 - Manager Jerry Kerr signs goalkeeper Sandy Davie from Butterburn Youth Club.

1986 - Dave Bowman makes his United debut in the opening game of the 1986/87 season as United take on Aberdeen at Tannadice. Ian Redford and Richard Gough score the goals in a 2-1 win.

1997 - Gary McSwegan scores a hat-trick against Queen of the South in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. Steven Thompson scores the other goal in a 4-2 win at Palmerston Park.


10th August

1909 - Tannadice Park is officially opened in front of a crowd of 7,000, where Dundee Hibs draw 1-1 in a friendly match with the Hibs from Edinburgh.

1974 - Andy Gray (2) and Tommy Traynor score in a 3-1 win over Ayr United in a League Cup Section match at Tannadice.

1986 - Dundee United receive 750,000 from Tottenham Hotspur for Scotland defender Richard Gough.

1991 - In the opening game of the new season at Tannadice, United stage a magnificent comeback from 3 goals down to level the match against Celtic. But a John Collins wonder strike wins the match for Celtic in the last minute. Michael O'Neill (2) and Duncan Ferguson score for United.


11th August

1956 - Johnny Coyle starts off the 1956/57 season just as he finished the previous season, scoring a hat-trick in the opening match of the League Cup, as United beat Ayr United in a Section match at Tannadice, with Jimmy Reid, Maurice Milne and Archie Aikman also on the score sheet.

1973 - Youngster Graeme Payne breaks into the first team against East Fife at Bayview. Andy Rolland and Kenny Cameron get the goals in a 2-1 win.

1979 - New signing Willie Pettigrew makes his debut in a 3-0 win over Dundee at Tannadice. Derek Stark, Paul Sturrock and Billy Kirkwood score the goals.

1984 - Two goals from Ralph Milne see United beat Hearts 2-0 at Tannadice in the opening match of the 1984/85 season. New signing Billy Thomson makes his debut in goal.


12th August

1935 - United hold First Division Dundee to a 2-2 draw at Tannadice in the Forfarshire Cup.

1939 - United beat Edinburgh City 3-2 in Edinburgh, but the result counts for nothing with the outbreak of war causing the abandonment of the Scottsh League. Jerry Kerr makes his first appearance for United.

1970 - In a League Cup Section match at Tannadice, Ian Reid and Davie Wilson score in a 2-0 win over Hearts. 1977 - Ralph Milne signs for Dundee United from Dundee Celtic Boys Club.

1989 - Freddy Van der Hoorn makes his debut in the first match of the season as United draw 1-1 with Motherwell at Tannadice. Hamish French scores United's goal.

1995 - United's first season outside of the top division in 35 years gets underway as they face Morton at Tannadice. Billy Kirkwood's rebuilt team includes new faces Ally Maxwell, Rab Shannon, Steven Pressley and Sandy Robertson as Craig Brewster scores in a 1-1 draw.

1997 - United are narrowly beaten 1-0 by Turkish side Trabzanzibor in the first leg of the 1st Round UEFA Cup tie in Turkey.

2000 - Alex Smith's first game in charge as caretaker manager sees United gain their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw with Motherwell at Tannadice with Jim Paterson scoring with a header.


13th August

1966 - Orjan Persson and Billy Hainey score as United beat Dundee 2-0 in a League Cup Section match at Tannadice. Hainey becomes United's first ever substitute, being introduced during the second half.

1991 - Goalkeeper Guido Van de Kamp makes his debut at Tannadice as United beat St Mirren 4-1. Billy McKinlay, Darren Jackson (2) and Michael O'Neill grab the goals.

1994 - In their first competitive match after winning the Scottish Cup final, United go down 5-0 to Hibernian in the opening match of the 1994/95 season at Easter Road.


14th August

1965 - United shock Celtic at Tannadice as Bobby Carroll and Dennis Gillespie score to give United a 2-1 win in a League Cup Section match.

1979 - Jim McLean signs promising youngster Maurice Malpas from Fife club Leven Royals.

1982 - Paul Sturrock, Davie Dodds and Billy Kirkwood score as United beat St Johnstone 3-0 at Tannadice in a League Cup section match.


15th August

1924 - United play in their first ever top flight match, but lose 4-2 to Raith Rovers in the First Division as Jimmy Howieson scores United's first ever Division One goal.

1928 - Dunan Hutchison grabs a hat-trick as United beat East Stirling 3-1 in the Dewar Shield.

1970 - Ian Reid and Alan Gordon score to give United a 2-2 draw with champions Celtic in a League Cup section match at Tannadice.

1981 - Richard Gough scores his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win in the League Cup against Motherwell at Fir Park. Willie Pettigrew supplies the other.

1985 - Former Dundee midfielder Ian Redford signs for Dundee United from Rangers for 70,000.

1987 - United struggle early on against newly promoted Morton, but come back from a goal down to win 3-1 with goals from Ian Redford, Paul Sturrock and Jim McInally.

1999 - Kenny Dalglish and John Barnes see their Celtic team beaten 2-1 at Tannadice, with United's goals coming from Craig Easton and Billy Dodds.


16th August

1967 - United beat Aberdeen 5-0 in a League Cup Section match at Tannadice, with goals from Billy Hainey, Davie Wilson, Finn Seemann (2) and Dennis Gillespie.

1975 - Two goals by Andy Gray sees United beat Kilmarnock in a League Cup Section match at Tannadice. These are the last goals Gray scores for United before his move to the English League.

1986 - Despite being 2-0 down at half-time at Ibrox, goals from Kevin Gallacher (2) and Ian Redford cap an outstanding fight back as United beat Graeme Souness' new look Rangers team.

1989 - Northern Ireland international Michael O'Neill scores on his debut as United beat Partick Thistle 1-0 at Tannadice in the 2nd Round of the League Cup.


17th August

1955 - United suffer yet another humiliating defeat at the hands of Motherwell, this time losing 8-1 at Fir Park in a League Cup Section match. Sandy Stephen scores United's only goal.

1957 - Johnny Coyle scores a hat-trick against Stranraer in a League Cup Section match at Stair Park, with Wilson Humphries also scoring in the 4-2 victory.

1977 - Gordon Wallace, Paul Sturrock, Billy Kirkwood, Paul Hegarty and Bobby Robinson score as United beat Albion Rovers 5-0 in the 1st Leg of the League Cup 1st Round tie at Tannadice.

1985 - Ian Redford makes his debut for the club as Paul Sturrock scores for United in a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen at Tannadice.


18th August

1909 - In a match to mark the opening of Tannadice Park, Dundee Hibs take the field for the first time as they play Hibernian from Edinburgh, with the match finishing in a 1-1 draw.

1923 - Dundee Hibs, under new manager Jimmy Brownlie, draw their opening game of the season 0-0 with Cowdenbeath at Tannadice.

1973 - United go down 4-0 to Motherwell in a League Cup Section match at Fir Park, but young striker Andy Gray makes his debut as he comes on as a substitute for United.

1976 - A young Davie Dodds makes his breakthrough into the United team and scores two goals on his debut in a 3-1 win over Arbroath at Gayfield Park. Paul Sturrock also scores.

1984 - New signing from St Johnstone Stuart Beedie scores on his debut at Parkhead in a 1-1 draw with Celtic.


19th August

1939 - United beat Stenhousemuir 4-2, but the result is for nothing as the Scottish League is abandoned after the outbreak of war.

1964 - Future United striker Billy Hainey scores twice for Partick Thistle as United go down 2-1 at Tannadice in the opening game of the season. Doug Moran scores United's goal.

1972 - United beat Stenhousemuir 5-0 in a League Cup Section match at Tannadice. Doug Smith, Pat Gardner, Sandy White, Kenny Cameron and Archie Knox grab the goals.

1989 - Goals from Maurice Malpas and Michael O'Neill put United 2-0 up in the Dundee derby at Dens Park, but Dundee fight back in to win 4-3. Mixu Paatelainen also scores for United.

1998 - United suffer their worst-ever defeat in a major cup competition as Third Division Ross County beat United 2-0 after extra time in a 3rd Round tie at Victoria Park in Dingwall.


"20th August

1910 - Dundee Hibs make their debut in the Scottish League as they play Leith Athletic at Tannadice, but lose 3-2.

1920 - Taking part in a break away from the Scottish League, Dundee Hibs lose their first match in the Central League 3-2 to Armadale. The break away is brief though, lasting only a year.

1955 - Sandy Stephen and Archie Aikman both score twice as United beat Forfar Athletic 5-2 at Station Park, with Jimmy Reid also on the scoresheet.

1960 - Tommy McLeod scores a hat-trick in a high scoring 3-3 draw with Stenhousemuir in a League Cup Section match at Tannadice.

1988 - Kevin Gallacher pounces on a Mick McCarthy mistake to score the only goal of the game against Celtic at Tannadice in the second League match of the season.

1997 - Lars Zetterlund scores a last gasp equaliser against Hibs in a 3rd Round League Cup tie at Tannadice. Gary McSwegan grabs the winner in extra time.


21st August

1909 - Dundee Hibs' first ever competitive match sees the club play Dundee Wanderers in a North Eastern League match at Tannadice, where Joe Hannan scores the club's first ever penalty kick. The match has an extra edge as Wanderers were the previous tenants of Tannadice, and now having to play all of their games away from home, they win 2-1.

1954 - After 9 years in the hot seat, Willie MacFadyen resigns as manager of Dundee United after his side lose their first 3 games of the season.

1974 - Andy Gray scores the only goal of the match in a League Cup Section game against Motherwell at Tannadice.

1982 - Dave Narey scores twice as United beat Raith Rovers 5-1 at Tannadice in a League Cup Section match. Ian Britton, Graeme Payne and Ralph Milne also score.

1990 - 16 year-old striker Christian Dailly scores on his first team debut as United beat Alloa Athletic 3-0 at Recreation Park in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. Darren Jackson and Brian Welsh get the other goals.


22nd August

1964 - Johnny Graham and Frank Munro score in a League Cup Section match against Dundee at Tannadice as United win 2-1.

1973 - United win 2-0 against Aberdeen as Archie Knox and Kenny Cameron score in a League Cup Section match at Pittodrie.

1986 - Jim McLean signs former Dundee striker Iain Ferguson from Rangers for 145,000.

2000 - Stephen McConalogue scores a hat-trick against Alloa Athletic in a 2nd Round League Cup match at Recreation Park.


23rd August

1958 - After winning their first game against St Johnstone, United's chances of qualifying for the next round of the League Cup take a dent after defeats to Cowdenbeath and Morton. But another victory over St Johnstone gives United hope, as goals from Willie McDonald (2), Wilson Humphries, Dave Sturrock and Jackie Hunter at Tannadice see United win 5-3.

1977 - United beat Albion Rovers 5-1 in the 2nd Leg of the 1st Round League Cup match at Cliftonhill. Gordon Wallace, Dave Narey, Billy Kirkwood, Paul Sturrock and Paul Hegarty score the goals as United win 10-1 on aggregate.

1989 - United suffer a shock as they are knocked out of the League Cup in the 3rd Round by Hamilton Academicals at Douglas Park. Peter Hinds scores a consolation goal as United go down 2-1.

1995 - United travel to Stranraer for the 1st Round tie in the League Challenge Cup. Craig Brewster and Billy McKinlay score as United win 2-0.

1997 - Marco Negri equals Paul Sturrock's record of 5 goals in a Premier Division match as Rangers beat United 5-1 at Ibrox. Steven Pressley scores from the spot for United.


24th August

1957 - After winning their last two matches in the Group stages of the League Cup, United's chances of going through to the next round take a major dent as they lose 8-1 to Clyde at Shawfield, with Johnny Coyle scoring United's only goal.

1960 - United win their first top flight League game in 28 years as they beat Hibs at Tannadice in the opening League game after promotion. Dennis Gillespie, Eric Walker and Tommy McLeod score in the 3-1 win.

1983 - Goals from Richard Gough (2), Eamonn Bannon, Alex Taylor, John Holt and Davie Dodds see United beat Dunfermline 6-1 in the 1st Leg of the 2nd Round League Cup tie at Tannadice.

1988 - New signing Raphael Meade makes a scoring debut as he comes on as a substitute to make it 3-1 to United at Love Street. Mixu Paatelainen and Kevin Gallacher also score in the 3rd Round tie in the League Cup.


25th August

1987 - Maurice Malpas scores a cracker as United beat Raith Rovers 2-1 in a League Cup 3rd Round tie at Starks Park. Paul Sturrock had earlier put United ahead.

1990 - In an action packed opening game to the League season at McDiarmid Park, Dave Bowman takes over in goal after Alan Main is sent off. Goals from Darren Jackson (2) and Christian Dailly see United beat St Johnstone 3-1.


26th August

1959 - United's unbeaten start to the season continues with a 4-0 win over Queens Park at Hampden in a League Cup Section match. Goals from Watt Newton, Jim Irvine (2) and Willie McDonald stretch United's run to 5 games and take the club through to a League Cup play-off with Falkirk.

1992 - A closely fought League Cup Quarter Final at Tannadice sees United edged out by Rangers 3-2 in extra time. Paddy Connolly and Victor Ferreyra get United's goals.

1997 - A late goal for Trabzanzibor puts United out of the UEFA Cup in the 2nd Round. Andy McLaren had earlier levelled the tie on aggregate.


27th August

1921 - Bannister and Brailsford score the goals that give Dundee Hibs a 2-2 draw with Johnstone away from home.

1959 - United manager Jerry Kerr returns to his old club Alloa Athletic to bring inside forward Dennis Gillespie to Tannadice for 3,000.

1980 - In the 2nd Round of the League Cup, goals from Eamonn Bannon (2), Paul Hegarty and Paul Sturrock give United a 4-0 win over Cowdenbeath in the 1st Leg at Tannadice.

1988 - In the third League match of the season, an entertaining match at Tannadice sees United draw 2-2 with Aberdeen. New signing Raphael Meade and John Clark get United's goals.


28th August

1982 - Eamonn Bannon, Davie Dodds and Billy Kirkwood score as United beat St Johnstone 3-0 at Muirton Park in a League Cup Section match.

1990 - Christian Dailly scores with a cross-come-shot for his third goal in three games as United beat Partick Thistle 3-0 at Kilbowie Park. Freddy Van der Hoorn and Darren Jackson also score.


29th August

1951 - Johnny Coyle scores all 4 of United's goals as they beat Stenhousemuir 4-2 at Tannadice in a Group Section match of the League Cup to give the team a glimmer of hope of going through to the next round.

1970 - United draw 2-2 with Celtic in a League Cup Section match at Tannadice. Davie Wilson and Alan Gordon get United's goals.

1981 - Goals from John Holt, Eamonn Bannon, Willie Pettigrew and Paul Sturrock see United beat Aberdeen 4-1 at Tannadice in the first League game of the season.

1987 - A match of two penalties sees Jim Bett and Ian Redford score from the spot as Aberdeen and United share the spoils at Pittodrie in a 1-1 draw.


30th August

1950 - Andy Dunsmore grabs a hat-trick against St Johnstone in a League cup Section match at Tannadice, with George Grant also scoring in the 4-1 victory.

1958 - United drop out of the League Cup in the group stages after a second 6-1 hammering in the space of 3 days, losing out to both Cowdenbeath and Morton away from home.

1967 - Billy Hainey and Doug Smith score as United draw 2-2 with Aberdeen in a League Cup Section match at Pittodrie.

1969 - A packed shirt-sleeve crowd watch as United draw their opening league game with Rangers 0-0 at Tannadice. United have goalkeeper Don MacKay to thank for a series of fine saves.

1979 - Ray Stewart becomes the most expensive teenager in British football when he leaves United for West Ham for 450,000.

1983 - Davie Dodds scores a hat-trick against Alloa Athletic in a League Cup Quarter Final tie at Tannadice. John Reilly gets the other two goals in a 5-0 win.

1997 - Robbie Winters puts United ahead against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, but Billy Dodds equalises just before half-time in a 1-1 draw.


31st August

1929 - The first League derby of the season sees United narrowly lose 1-0 at Dens Park.

1959 - Watt Newton scores for United in the League Cup play-off against Falkirk at Brockville as United take a 1-1 draw back to Tannadice for the 2nd leg.

1974 - Andy Gray (2), Pat Gardner, David Narey and a Doug Smith penalty give United a 5-0 win over Motherwell at Tannadice in the opening match of the season.

1988 - Goals by Kevin Gallacher and Ian Redford see United knock Celtic out of the League Cup in a Quarter Final tie at Tannadice.

1993 - John Clark and Andy McLaren put United 2-0 up in a 4th Round League Cup match against Falkirk at Tannadice. However, Richard Cadette scores a hat-trick and United look to be out before John Clark scores an equaliser. Scott Crabbe scores the winning penalty in the shoot-out to put United through.


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