George D Grant Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History



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Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1954-55 9 2 0 0 11.1% 11.1% 77.8%
1953-54 25 5 0 0 28.0% 12.0% 60.0%
1952-53 30 1 0 0 40.0% 13.3% 46.7%
1951-52 40 10 0 0 45.0% 20.0% 35.0%
1950-51 35 11 0 0 48.6% 14.3% 37.1%
1949-50 38 10 0 0 50.0% 10.5% 39.5%
1948-49 23 1 0 0 30.4% 26.1% 43.5%
1947-48 29 5 0 0 27.6% 6.9% 65.5%
1946-47 15 6 0 0 40.0% 20.0% 40.0%
Totals: 244 (0) 51


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals 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
 06/11/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H) 1 - 1
 23/10/54 4th Round vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 1 - 3
 16/10/54 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 5
 09/10/54 B Division vs. Brechin City (H) 2 - 3
 02/10/54 B Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 09/10/54 B Division vs. Brechin City (H) 2 - 3
 14/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 5
 31/03/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H) 6 - 2
 20/03/54 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
 05/12/53 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 09/10/54 B Division vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 3
 14/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 5
 31/03/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 31/03/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 20/03/54 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 05/12/53 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 14/11/53 B Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 5
 06/09/52 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 2
 27/02/52 3rd Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 3
 19/01/52 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 12/01/52 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  8 - 1
 02/01/52 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  5 - 1
 06/10/51 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 2
 15/09/51 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 1
 08/09/51 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 08/09/51 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 15/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 25/07/51 1st Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 24/03/51 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  10 - 1
 17/03/51 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 4
 24/02/51 B Division vs. QOS (A)  3 - 3
 24/02/51 B Division vs. QOS (A)  3 - 3
 17/02/51 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 20/01/51 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 23/12/50 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 2
 14/10/50 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  5 - 1
 23/09/50 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 20/09/50 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 2
 30/08/50 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 1
 18/02/50 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 28/01/50 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 21/01/50 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 4
 03/10/49 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 1
 03/10/49 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 1
 03/10/49 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 1
 01/10/49 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 10/09/49 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 1
 10/09/49 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 1
 03/09/49 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 1
 23/10/48 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 5
 03/04/48 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 2
 14/02/48 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 3
 07/02/48 1st Round vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 4
 22/11/47 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 2
 04/10/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 3
 01/02/47 B Division vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 1
 01/02/47 B Division vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 1
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 02/01/47 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 4
 28/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 28/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 06/11/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 23/10/54 4th Round vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  1 - 3
 16/10/54 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 5
 09/10/54 B Division vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 3
 02/10/54 B Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 2
 25/09/54 B Division vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 21/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 2
 18/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 14/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 5
 31/03/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 27/03/54 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/54 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 13/03/54 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  0 - 1
 06/03/54 B Division vs. Morton (A)  1 - 4
 06/02/54 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 3
 16/01/54 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 09/01/54 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 4
 05/12/53 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 14/11/53 B Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 5
 07/11/53 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  4 - 0
 24/10/53 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 4
 17/10/53 B Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/10/53 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 03/10/53 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 2
 26/09/53 B Division vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 9
 19/09/53 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 12/09/53 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  3 - 4
 05/09/53 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 29/08/53 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 3
 26/08/53 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 3
 22/08/53 Sectional Tie vs. Morton (H)  2 - 2
 15/08/53 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 4
 12/08/53 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 5
 08/08/53 Sectional Tie vs. Morton (A)  3 - 5
 18/04/53 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 4
 04/04/53 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 1
 28/03/53 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 14/03/53 B Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 07/03/53 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 2
 28/02/53 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 21/02/53 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 3
 14/02/53 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 3
 31/01/53 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 3
 28/01/53 1st Round Replay vs. Berwick (H)  2 - 3
 24/01/53 1st Round vs. Berwick (A)  3 - 3
 20/12/52 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 2
 13/12/52 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/52 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 6
 22/11/52 B Division vs. Morton (H)  0 - 4
 15/11/52 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 4
 08/11/52 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 2
 01/11/52 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 1
 25/10/52 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 3
 18/10/52 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 11/10/52 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 3
 04/10/52 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  4 - 0
 27/09/52 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 0
 20/09/52 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 13/09/52 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 2
 06/09/52 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 2
 30/08/52 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 27/08/52 Sectional Tie vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 6
 23/08/52 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 0
 09/08/52 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 14/04/52 B Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 3
 29/03/52 vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 15/03/52 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  0 - 0
 11/03/52 B Division vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 3
 08/03/52 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 05/03/52 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 0
 01/03/52 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 27/02/52 3rd Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 3
 23/02/52 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 16/02/52 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  6 - 2
 09/02/52 2nd Round vs. Leith Athletic (A)  4 - 1
 30/01/52 1st Round Replay vs. Caledonian (H)  4 - 0
 26/01/52 1st Round vs. Caledonian (A)  3 - 3
 19/01/52 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 12/01/52 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  8 - 1
 05/01/52 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/52 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  5 - 1
 01/01/52 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 4
 29/12/51 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  5 - 0
 22/12/51 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 2
 15/12/51 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 1
 08/12/51 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 01/12/51 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 17/11/51 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 6
 10/11/51 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 03/11/51 B Division vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 6
 27/10/51 B Division vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 5
 20/10/51 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 13/10/51 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 3
 06/10/51 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 2
 15/09/51 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 1
 08/09/51 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 01/09/51 Sectional Tie vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 1
 29/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 25/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 2
 18/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 3
 15/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 11/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 1
 28/07/51 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 2
 25/07/51 1st Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 28/04/51 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 31/03/51 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 1
 24/03/51 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  10 - 1
 17/03/51 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 4
 24/02/51 B Division vs. QOS (A)  3 - 3
 17/02/51 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 10/02/51 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 3
 31/01/51 1st Round Replay vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 1
 27/01/51 1st Round vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 2
 20/01/51 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 06/01/51 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  6 - 0
 02/01/51 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 01/01/51 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 30/12/50 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 1
 23/12/50 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 2
 16/12/50 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 1
 09/12/50 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 2
 02/12/50 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 25/11/50 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 0
 18/11/50 B Division vs. QOS (H)  5 - 0
 11/11/50 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 1
 04/11/50 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 3
 28/10/50 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 6
 21/10/50 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 4
 14/10/50 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  5 - 1
 07/10/50 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 3
 02/10/50 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 3
 30/09/50 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 3
 23/09/50 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 20/09/50 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 2
 16/09/50 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 3
 09/09/50 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 1
 02/09/50 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 30/08/50 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 1
 26/08/50 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 3
 29/04/50 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 0
 22/04/50 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  7 - 1
 08/04/50 B Division vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 2
 25/03/50 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  5 - 1
 11/03/50 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 1
 04/03/50 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 2
 18/02/50 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 14/02/50 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 5
 04/02/50 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 28/01/50 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 21/01/50 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 4
 14/01/50 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 07/01/50 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 3
 03/01/50 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 0
 02/01/50 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 5
 31/12/49 B Division vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 1
 24/12/49 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 3
 17/12/49 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 1
 03/12/49 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 0
 26/11/49 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 5
 19/11/49 B Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 5
 12/11/49 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  0 - 2
 05/11/49 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 4
 29/10/49 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 2
 22/10/49 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 3
 15/10/49 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 08/10/49 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  5 - 0
 03/10/49 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 1
 01/10/49 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 24/09/49 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 12/09/49 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 4
 10/09/49 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 1
 03/09/49 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 1
 31/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 27/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Airdrie (H)  6 - 0
 20/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 2
 17/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  5 - 1
 13/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 5
 20/04/49 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 09/04/49 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 1
 02/04/49 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 09/02/49 2nd Round Replay vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 3
 05/02/49 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 1
 22/01/49 1st Round vs. Celtic (H)  4 - 3
 15/01/49 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 3
 08/01/49 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 0
 03/01/49 B Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/49 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 3
 25/12/48 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 18/12/48 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 3
 11/12/48 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  5 - 2
 04/12/48 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 2
 27/11/48 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 2
 20/11/48 B Division vs. East Stirling (H)  1 - 1
 13/11/48 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 5
 06/11/48 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 4
 30/10/48 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 2
 23/10/48 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 5
 16/10/48 Sectional Tie vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 6
 21/08/48 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 18/08/48 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 24/04/48 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 3
 03/04/48 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 2
 29/03/48 vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 3
 27/03/48 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/48 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 13/03/48 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 6
 06/03/48 B Division vs. Leith Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 28/02/48 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 4
 14/02/48 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 3
 07/02/48 1st Round vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 4
 24/01/48 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 3
 17/01/48 B Division vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 03/01/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 3
 20/12/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 3
 13/12/47 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 3
 29/11/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 5
 22/11/47 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 2
 15/11/47 B Division vs. Leith Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 08/11/47 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 5
 01/11/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 25/10/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 6
 18/10/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 1
 04/10/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 3
 27/09/47 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 5
 20/09/47 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 3
 13/09/47 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 1
 27/08/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 23/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 2
 09/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 14/04/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 12/04/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 2
 29/03/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 1
 05/03/47 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 01/03/47 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 01/02/47 B Division vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 1
 25/01/47 1st Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 3
 11/01/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 2
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 02/01/47 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 4
 01/01/47 B Division vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 2
 28/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 21/12/46 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 4
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 2
 07/12/46 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 3


Biography


George signed from New Stevenston United. He arrived at Tannadice in late 1946 and was a regular in the line up for more than seven years, forming part of United’s ‘Famous Five’ of Quinn, Grant, McKay, Dunsmore and Cruickshank in the early 1950s. In November 1954, he went to Falkirk in a swap deal that brought Willie Dunlop to United.





Debut


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December 7th, 1946
Arbroath 3 - 1 Dundee United

League (B Division)


Timeline


  • Signed For Dundee United

    George signed from New Stevenston United. He arrived at Tannadice in late 1946 and was a regular in the line up for more than seven years, forming part of United’s ‘Famous Five’ of Quinn, Grant, McKay, Dunsmore and Cruickshank in the early 1950s. In November 1954, he went to Falkirk in a swap deal that brought Willie Dunlop to United.

  • 50th League Appearance - Airdrie 1 - 1 Dundee United

    a Gallant second-half defensive play, when Airdrie pressed almost continuously, gave Dundee United well-earned point at Broomifield Park yesterday. Hero was Bobby Ross. United's centre-half time and time again baulked eager attackers. On a snow covered pitch United had, in the first half, played some grand football, with inside-men Hume and Dickson repeated!y splitting the home defence wide open. Unfortunately for the Tannadice team. Hume was injured just on the interval and limped on the right touchline for the rest of the game. United adapted themselves to the slippery footing right from the start with their first time passing. Airdrie were too fond of the short pass. It. was their due reward when United went ahead in 17 minutes. Jardine put in a lob from fully 35-yards out, and when McKay rushed in the Airdrie keeper allowed the ball to bounce into the net. Airdrie came back but the next thrill came from Cruickshank. The wee left winger crossed a beauty, and Downie just managed to punch it off McKay's head. In 26 minutes Airdrie equalised. Seawright brought the ball in from the wing, barged his way past Berrie, several near things at the Airdrie end the United goal had let-off four minutes before half-time, a Seawright drive hitting the inside of the far post and being scrambled clear. The second half was a thriller, with Airdrie going all out for a winner and United defending heroically. Airdrie did get the ball in the net once from a non-scoring free kick in the box. As the ball hadn’t touched anyone a goal kick was awarded. But for all their pressure the homesters were never dangerous as United were in their breakaway raids. Several times Dickson, McKay and Cruickshank got away, and almost pulled out the winner for United. The second half took its toll in injuries. In addition to Hume, Boyd, Berrie, and Cruickshank, all suffered knocks, while Airdrie were without Parlane for spell.

  • 100th League Appearance - Dundee United 3 - 2 Dumbarton

  • 200th Appearance - Berwick 3 - 3 Dundee United

  • Ayr United were also visitors to Tannadice to open the new season in the League Cup, but it was a far from happy start to the new campaign for Tannadice fans. Faced with three away fixtures following that opening game with Ayr, a victory was essential but it was Ayr who got off to the flying start and although, drawing at half-time, a goal by debutant Tom McLeod. who had previously played for Liverpool and Chesterfield. However, Ayr dominated the second-halfand went on to score five with George Grant scoring United's second.

  • United's fortunes under new manager Reggie Smith, apart from a victory over Third Lanark, still continued under a cloud. Yet in this latest league outing with Brechin we looked to be heading for a much needed boost after George D Grant and Johnny McIvor had given us a 2-1 interval lead. Our Angus neighbours overhauled that lead after the interval to leave United struggling near the foot of the table.

  • New Manager Reggie Smith had been promised time to rebuild a side which had only won once in five matches since he took office. To this end he introduced local boy Sandy Stephen from Elmwood and a trialist from Ashfield Juniors, centre-forward Billy Dawson. And United had to thank their trialist forward for their share of the spoils, with the West of Scodand centre, Billy Dawson, netting our goal.