Dundee Utd 2
Motherwell 2
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
2 - 2
Motherwell 

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 21st, 1970
Tannadice Park. Att. 4,700
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Alan Gordon (32)
Alan Gordon (55)
Dixie Deans (51)
Davie Whiteford (pen) (67)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Bobby Howitt

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson
Kenny Cameron
Keith McRae
Davie Whiteford
Joe Wark
Bobby Watson
Tom Forsyth
Tom Donnelly
Alex Martin
John Goldthorp
Dixie Deans
Jim Muir
Brian Heron

Bench
Walter Smith
Kirkie Lawson

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bert Padden (Ardrossan) (Referee)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at November 21st, 1970)


1970-71 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)22 7 - 8 -
Doug Smith33 2324405
Jim Cameron23 23 - 126 -
Andy Rolland28 20 - 13512
Stuart Markland22 231552
Alec Reid23 221926
Jim Henry21 231483
Davie Wilson31 23413125
Kenny Cameron27 647649
Alan Gordon26 21115722
Morris Stevenson27 12 - 191






League Table (as at November 21st, 1970)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Over the past week a number of fans have asked us why we have not considered meeting a European club in a friendly game at Tannadice to keep the players active and to maintain interest. I have spoken to several supporters who have pointed to the efforts of Rangers and Aberdeen in arranging games against continental opposition and they feel we should follow suit.

Right away I will say we have had the chance to meet good clubs from Europe in friendly games at home as it is their practice to circulate every club telling them they are to visit Scotland.

But after such a disappointing response to our Fairs Cup games can you seriously imagine we would rush into friendly games. The figures speak for themselves. Against Grasshoppers and Sparta we played before a total of
17,000 spectators and when it is remembered the second round game was
finely balanced for the second leg and seemingly a good attraction, a paid attendance of 8,500 fans was shattering.

In friendly games against touring sides the guarantees sought by the visitors are far in excess of the normal First Division rate and, on the strength of the Fairs Cup returns, there is no doubt an extra game would be a financial disaster.

I may say the club, over the years, has endeavoured to bring attractive English sides to Dundee only to be emharassed by small turn-outs. Our game with Newcastle United was a good example of this at the start of the season. Less than 7,000 watched that game while the return at St. James' Park was
played before around 25,000.

Dundee United F. C. would be more than pleased to play hosts to visiting continental clubs in special games but, with past experiences in mind, games like this would not be economic.

Turning to today's game we welcome Motherwell, a club that has deservedly grabbed a good share of the headlines recently. Our meetings are usually interesting affairs and in recent seasons we have managed to hold our own. As points from home games are essential, we hope to carry on with a win today.