Freddy van der Hoorn Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Fred van der Hoorn
  • Born: October 12th, 1963 (Den Bosch, Netherlands)
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: July 31st, 1989 (£200,000)
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 205 appearances, 5 goals
  • Also Played For: BVV Den Bosch, Eendracht Aalst


Playing History



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Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1993-94 35 (1) 0 7 0 33.3% 41.7% 25.0%
1992-93 35 (1) 0 3 0 47.2% 16.7% 36.1%
1991-92 46 1 5 0 45.7% 26.1% 28.3%
1990-91 45 2 6 2 53.3% 15.6% 31.1%
1989-90 40 (2) 2 6 0 40.5% 31.0% 28.6%
Totals: 201 (4) 5


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 2
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
 29/01/94 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 2
 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 1
 16/09/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
 26/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 1
 16/09/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 26/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 29/01/94 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 2
 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 22/01/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 27/12/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 18/12/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 0
 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 04/12/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 30/11/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 23/10/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 09/10/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 05/10/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 28/09/93 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Brøndby (H)  3 - 1
 25/09/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 21/09/93 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N)  0 - 1
 18/09/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 15/09/93 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Brøndby (A)  0 - 2
 11/09/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 04/09/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 31/08/93 Quarter Final vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 3
 28/08/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 24/08/93 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 14/08/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/93 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 07/08/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 15/05/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 4
 08/05/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 01/05/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 0
 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 0
 13/04/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 3
 03/04/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 16/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 09/01/93 3rd Round vs. Meadowbank (H)  3 - 1
 05/01/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 02/01/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 26/12/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 12/12/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 28/11/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 1
 11/11/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 07/11/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 31/10/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 24/10/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 17/10/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 07/10/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 03/10/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 26/09/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 4
 19/09/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 1
 12/09/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 02/09/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 29/08/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 26/08/92 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 15/08/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 2
 11/08/92 2nd Round vs. QOS (H)  6 - 0
 08/08/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 05/08/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 01/08/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 02/05/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 25/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 18/04/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 11/04/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 04/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 0
 17/03/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 1
 14/03/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 22/02/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 08/02/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 01/02/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  6 - 0
 18/01/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 3
 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 1
 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 28/12/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 3
 21/12/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 14/12/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 0
 07/12/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 30/11/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 23/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 16/11/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 09/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 02/11/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 29/10/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 2
 26/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 1
 19/10/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 12/10/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 4
 08/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 05/10/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 0
 28/09/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 21/09/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 14/09/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 03/09/91 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 31/08/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 27/08/91 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 24/08/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 20/08/91 2nd Round vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 2
 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N)  3 - 4
 11/05/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 1
 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 20/04/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 16/04/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 06/04/91 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  2 - 1
 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 0
 23/03/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 1
 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 02/03/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 16/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 09/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 02/02/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 29/01/91 3rd Round Replay vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 1
 26/01/91 3rd Round vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 05/01/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 02/01/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 29/12/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 22/12/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 1
 15/12/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 08/12/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 1
 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 24/11/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 3
 07/11/90 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitesse (H)  0 - 4
 03/11/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 24/10/90 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitesse (A)  0 - 1
 20/10/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 13/10/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 29/09/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 25/09/90 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 22/09/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A)  3 - 1
 15/09/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 0
 04/09/90 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 1
 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 05/05/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 14/04/90 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 4
 07/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 03/03/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 10/02/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 03/02/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 23/01/90 3rd Round Replay vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 13/12/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 1
 09/12/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 25/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 18/11/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 08/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 04/11/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 31/10/89 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Antwerp (H)  3 - 2
 28/10/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 0
 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 3
 17/10/89 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Antwerp (A)  0 - 4
 30/09/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 27/09/89 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Glentoran (H)  2 - 0
 23/09/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 16/09/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 13/09/89 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Glentoran (A)  3 - 1
 09/09/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 26/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 23/08/89 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 4
 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 12/08/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1


Biography


Freddy's career started at BVV Den Bosch, where he made his debut aged 17 against Haarlem in February 1985, and went on to make over 150 appearances for his hometown Club over the next four years, playing mainly as sweeper. Joining United for around £200,000 at the end of July 1989, the versatile defender made his first appearance a few days later in an away friendly against East Stirlingshire, and was introduced to the fans at Tannadice in Paul Sturrock's testimonial match against Real Sociedad, where he immediately became a hit with the fans. His competitive debut followed in the opening league game of the season against Motherwell at Tannadice.

Part of a new defensive set-up that mostly contained the likes of John Clark, Maurice Malpas and Miodrag Krivokapic, Freddy was seen as a more experienced player to help bring through the young players coming through at Tannadice as Jim McLean rebuilt the side. A regular in the line-up over the next five years, in August 1990 he was chosen to represent a Scottish League select against Scotland at Hampden Park in a match to celebrate the centenary of the Scottish Football League. He returned to the national stadium at the end of that season, playing for United in the Scottish Cup final, where his free-kick hit the post early on as United eventually lost out to Motherwell, with Freddy collecting a runners-up medal and a red card after the final whistle.

Although still part of the first team squad, he missed out on the winning Scottish Cup final of 1994 after losing his place in the side in February that year, his last match being the 4th Round 2-2 draw with Motherwell. He was transfer listed just after the cup final and a month later signed for Belgian side Eendracht Aalst for £90,000. In 1996 he returned to Den Bosch, where he took up a coaching position after retiring in 2002, becoming caretaker manager for two short spells in 2005 and 2009, and eventually became Director of Football.





Debut

August 12th, 1989
Dundee United 1 - 1 Motherwell

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Freddy was born on this date in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Freddy's career started at BVV Den Bosch, where he made his debut aged 17 against Haarlem in February 1985, and went on to make over 150 appearances for his hometown Club over the next four years, playing mainly as sweeper. Joining United for around £200,000 at the end of July 1989, the versatile defender made his first appearance a few days later in an away friendly against East Stirlingshire, and was introduced to the fans at Tannadice in Paul Sturrock's testimonial match against Real Sociedad, where he immediately became a hit with the fans. His competitive debut followed in the opening league game of the season against Motherwell at Tannadice.

  • Our home League programme opened as disappointingly as it had ended last season as Motherwell fully earned the point which they took from this opening day fixture. Indeed this was the third consecutive 1-1 draw between Motherwell and ourselves at Tannadice. Yet we started well enough by taking the lead after only eight minutes. A piece of wizardry by Paddy Connolly left two visiting defenders in his wake and his cut-back from one byeline was turned home by Hamish French via the far post. By rights Motherwell should have equalised almost immediately. Gordon Mair raced clear and though Scott Thomson blocked his shot the ball bounced high in the air and fell to Steve Kirk, who somehow contrived to shoot over the bar with the goal at his mercy. A near let-off for Mothewell preceded their equaliser. Paddy Connolly sprinted wide left cut inside and shot, and the 'Well defence cleared the ball not only to safety, but to counter-attack. Bobby Russell swung over a cross from the right which Nick Cusack dived to head into the corner of the goal. Two minutes from half-time Freddy Van Der Hoorn hammered in a shot which Maxwell couldn't hold, but a Motherwell defender denied the incoming Mixu Paatelainen.

  • Newcomer Peter Hinds made his Premier debut in this match and although his name doesn't appear on the scoresheet, he was very impressive and had a big hand in our winning goal. We started off like a train and created numerous chances before taking tho lead after only seven minutes. Freddy van der Hoorn collected a loose ball some thirty yards out and powered in a low drive which beat Westwater and went via the inside of the far post. It might have been two nine minutes later when Westwater appeared to drop a cross and Peter Hinds knocked the ball into an empty net, but the referee ruled that Westwater had been fouled. There was a rude awakening for us in the 33rd minute when Sharp crossed for Ross Jack to head in strongly. Five minutes later we were back in front. Freddy Van Der Hoorn's cross from the right was headed down but blocked by Westwater, but Michael O'Neill was following up and had the simple of task of netting.

  • 50th Appearance - FH 1 - 3 Dundee United

    FH may have been making their debut in Europe, but only 263 hardy souls paid to watch them do so and little wonder in view of the icy wind which swept across the stadium. On the morning of the match the pitch had several pools of water on it, so the wind, though so cold, did have the effect of drying out the playing surface.

  • 50th League Appearance - Dundee United 3 - 0 Motherwell

    Motherwell are certainly finding meetings with ourselves far from productive. This was our fourth meeting of the season and it resulted in our fourth victory with the aggregate score standing at 8-0 in our favour. Yet on the evidence of the first half a clear cut United victory didn't appear likely. Early pressure by the visitors saw skipper Maurice Malpas head over his own cross bar and former United striker Iain Ferguson blast past. Then it was Jim McInally to be pressurised into heading behind his own goal to avert danger. Gradually we came more into the picture with Maxwell saving a low grounder_from Paddy Connolly and then John Clark fired in a low cross which flashed across the face of an empty net. Maxwell then saved a shot from John Clark after his interception in midfield. However, the chance of the first half fell to Nick Cusack who was sent clear by Arnott, but he didn't connect fully with his shot and Alan Main made a good stop.

  • Atonement for that Skol Cup defeat was upper most in our minds as we faced Dunfermline four days after their freak 3-1 victory over us at East End Park. Within a couple of minutes Rhodes had twice been in action. First from Gary Bollan and then to keep out a deflected shot from Freddy Van Der Hoorn. Although it was United in those early stages, Dunfermline almost sneaked ahead in the 11th minute, but Alan Main tipped over a Gallacher header. That, however was the only serious action Alan Main was to be involved in during the whole match. Rhodes saved well from Billy McKinlay in the 27th minute and was then happy to see Duncan Ferguson send a shot just wide of the target. A goal, however, was only delayed and in the 32nd minute Maurice Malpas found Billy McKinlay who rolled the ball into Dave Bowman's path and he sent a right-foot shot curling into the top left-hand corner. It was one way traffic now and twice Rhodes saved from Billy McKinlay before the interval.

  • For this Tayside derby, both sides were forced into making several changes. Saints lost the services of Cherry, Baltacha and Moore due to injury, whilst Duncan Ferguson was a flu-victim and out of the reckoning in our ranks and Hamish French replaced him. John Clark had recovered from the knee injury which had kept him out of the side for the past two League games and he replaced Alex Cleland in defence. Andy McLaren and Mixu Paatelainen were recalled to the attack with Michael O'Neill relegated to the subs bench and Gary Bollan dropping out. So in total there were four changes from the side which had gone down heavily at Parkhead. Saints made full use of the wind advantage they elected to have in the first half with Lindsay Hamilton twice launching punts into the heart of the United penalty area, but Guido Van De Kamp dealt with both very competently. The game sprung into life in the tenth minute when Hamish French set off on a mazy run past 3 or 4 Saints defenders before he prodded the ball home with his left foot from just inside the box. Immediately afterwards we would have scored again but for the timely (or untimely from our stance) intervention of Harry Curran. Again Hamish French was involved. He cut in from the right and switched the ball to the unmarked Billy McKinlay, who rounded Hamilton, only to see his shot saved on the line by his former Tannadice colleague.

  • 100th League Appearance - Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone

    On the corresponding Saturday last year we met St.Johnstone in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup but this clash had a touch of an end of season look about it. Saints got off to a lively enough start and may well have taken the lead after only five minutes. From Treanor's cross from the right, Roddy Grant sent in a header which Alan Main saved, but on to the post and Alan recovered in time to grab the rebound before Grant could reach it. There was, however, no such escape for us in the 14th minute. Maurice Malpas didn't get enough on his pass back and Paul Wright nipped in to nick the ball past Alan Main. Grant then shot narrowly past and then over and only a great block by Alan Main from a Tommy Turner shot prevented Saints from going two ahead. The switch of full-backs Jim McInally and Freddy Van der Hoorn who went to left-back took the sting out of the St. Johnstone attack and in the 29th minute we equalised when Duncan Ferguson's header from a Grant Johnson cross landed at the feet of Alex Cleland who picked his spot, shooting into the far comer.

  • 200th Appearance - Celtic 0 - 0 Dundee United

    As United tried to make it three consecutive victories, Paddy Connolly returned at the expense of Christian Dailly who joined Jerren Nixon on the substitutes bench. When United triumphed at Ibrox in December, they did so on the back of a goal in 22 seconds. At Parkhead they would have bettered that time had Craig Brewster not been inches away from getting his head to a Scott Crabbe cross!

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 2 - 2 Motherwell

    From the moment that Billy McKinlay charged up the field on a cavaliering solo run you immediately got the feeling that this was going to be an impassioned cup tie in a highly charged atmosphere created by the big crowd. Motherwell looked to be a great deal more adventurous than in the previous week's league encounter, but it was United who created the better of the early chances as the long legs of Dykstra blocked Scott Crabbe's angled drive.