1985–86 Dundee United F.C. season

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Dundee United
1985–86 season
Chairman George Fox
Manager Jim McLean
Scottish Premier Division 3rd (UEFA Cup)
W18 D11 L7 F59 A31 P47
Tennent's Scottish Cup Semi-finals
Skol Cup Semi-finals
UEFA Cup Third round

The 1985–86 season was the 77th year of football played by Dundee United, and covers the period from 1 July 1985 to 30 June 1986. United finished in third place, securing UEFA Cup football for the following season.

Match results[edit]

Dundee United played a total of 52 competitive matches during the 1985–86 season.[1] The team finished third in the Scottish Premier Division.

In the cup competitions, United lost in the semi-final of the Tennent's Scottish Cup to Hearts and to Aberdeen in the same round of the Skol Cup. Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax eliminated United in the third round of the UEFA Cup.

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

All results are written with Dundee United's score first.

Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August 1985 Rangers A 0-1 28,870
17 August 1985 Aberdeen H 1-1 14,339 Sturrock
24 August 1985 Dundee H 2-0 13,736 Beedie, Sturrock
31 August 1985 Motherwell A 1-0 3,327 Clark
7 September 1985 Clydebank H 2-1 5,336 Sturrock, Milne
14 September 1985 Hearts A 0-2 7,617
28 September 1985 St. Mirren A 0-1 4,408
5 October 1985 Hibernian H 2-2 6,951 Malpas (2)
12 October 1985 Rangers H 1-1 16,657 Dodds
19 October 1985 Aberdeen A 2-3 15,748 Sturrock, Redford
26 October 1985 Celtic A 3-0 25,976 Dodds, Bannon (2)
2 November 1985 Hearts H 1-1 10,142 Gough
9 November 1985 Motherwell H 3-0 5,493 Hegarty, Gough, Dodds
16 November 1985 Dundee A 3-0 11,736 Hegarty (2), Kirkwood
23 November 1985 Clydebank A 2-1 1,839 Milne, Dodds
14 December 1985 Rangers A 1-1 16,657 Dodds
21 December 1985 Aberdeen H 2-1 9,990 Bannon, Sturrock
23 December 1985 Celtic H 1-0 15,894 Bannon
28 December 1985 Dundee H 0-0 14,869
4 January 1986 Celtic H 4-2 16,668 Dodds (2), Bannon, Gallacher
11 January 1986 Hearts A 1-1 19,043 Eamonn Bannon
18 January 1986 Clydebank H 4-0 6,214 Bannon, Dodds, Hegarty, Redford
1 February 1986 St. Mirren A 1-1 4,221 Hegarty
8 February 1986 Hibernian H 4-0 8,504 Bannon, Coyne (2), Gallacher
22 February 1986 Rangers H 1-1 14,644 Dodds
26 February 1986 Hibernian A 1-0 7,137 Bannon
11 March 1986 Motherwell A 0-2 2,823
15 March 1986 Celtic A 1-1 20,965 Dodds
22 March 1986 Motherwell H 4-0 5,710 Sturrock (2), Bannon, Dodds
29 March 1986 Dundee A 1-0 15,079 Gough
8 April 1986 St. Mirren H 5-0 6,347 Sturrock, Dodds (2), Galaacher, Gough
12 April 1986 Hearts H 0-3 19,878
16 April 1986 Aberdeen A 1-0 7,278 Gough
19 April 1986 Clydebank A 1-1 1,534 Redford
26 April 1986 St. Mirren H 1-2 4,986 Redford
3 May 1986 Hibernian A 2-1 3,513 Own goal, Beedie

Tennent's Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Attendance
25 January 1986 R3 Morton H 4–0 6,938
15 February 1986 R4 Kilmarnock H 1–1 6,610
19 February 1986 R4r Kilmarnock A 1–0 9,054
8 March 1986 QF Motherwell A 1–0 6,822
5 April 1986 SF Hearts N 0–1 30,872

Skol Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Attendance
21 August 1985 R2 Alloa A 2–0 2,010
28 August 1985 R3 Clydebank H 2–0 7,250
4 September 1985 QF St. Mirren H 2–1 9,650
25 September 1985 SF 1 Aberdeen H 0–1 12,837
9 October 1985 SF 2 Aberdeen A 0–1 20,000

UEFA Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers
18 September 1985 R1 1 Republic of Ireland Bohemians A 5–2 Sturrock (3), Bannon (2)
2 October 1985 R1 2 Republic of Ireland Bohemians H 2–2 Milne, Redford
23 October 1985 R2 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vardar H 2–0 Redford, Gough
6 November 1985 R2 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vardar A 1–1 Hegarty
26 November 1985 R3 1 Switzerland Neuchâtel Xamax H 2–1 Dodds, Redford
10 December 1985 R3 2 Switzerland Neuchâtel Xamax A 1–3 Bannon

Transfers[edit]

Playing kit[edit]

Home
colours
Away
colours

The shirts were sponsored for the first time - future chairman Eddie Thompson's VG Foodstores were the inaugural sponsors.

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee Utd 1985/1986 results and fixtures". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Player A to Z: Ian Redford". Glenrothes Arabs. Retrieved 15 February 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Player A to Z: Dave Bowman". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Player A to Z: Jim McINally". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "Player A to Z: Hamish McAlpine". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Player A to Z: Stuart Beedie". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Player A to Z: Billy Kirkwood". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  8. ^ "Dundee United A-Z (U)". Dundee United F.C. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 

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