1988–89 Dundee United F.C. season

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Dundee United
1988–89 season
Chairman Jim McLean
Manager Jim McLean
Scottish Premier Division 4th
W16 D12 L8 F44 A26 P44
Tennent's Scottish Cup Quarter-finals
Skol Cup Semi-finals
Cup Winners' Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Mixu Paatelainen (10)
All: Mixu Paatelainen (17)
Highest home attendance 20,071 (vs Rangers, 27 September)
Lowest home attendance 5,957 (vs St. Mirren, 17 February)

The 1988–89 season was the 80th year of football played by Dundee United, and covers the period from 1988-07-01 to 1989-06-30. United finished in fourth place, securing UEFA Cup football for the following season.

Match results[edit]

Dundee United played a total of 50 competitive matches during the 1988–89 season.[1] The team finished fourth in the Scottish Premier Division.

In the cup competitions, United lost in the quarter-finals of the Tennent's Scottish Cup to eventual runners-up Rangers and lost in the Skol Cup semi-finals to Aberdeen, who also finished as losers in the final. Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest knocked United out of the Cup Winners' Cup in the second round.

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

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

Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 1988 St. Mirren A 1–0 5,832 Clark
20 August 1988 Celtic H 1–0 18,769 Gallacher
27 August 1988 Aberdeen H 2–2 13,128 Clark, Meade
3 September 1988 Dundee A 3–0 14,927 Paatelainen (2), Gallacher
17 September 1988 Hibernian H 1–1 11,017 Paatelainen
24 September 1988 Motherwell A 2–1 3,559 Redford (2)
27 September 1988 Rangers H 0–1 20,071
1 October 1988 Hearts H 0–0 10,838
8 October 1988 Hamilton A 4–0 3,538 Meade, Paatelainen (2), McPhee
12 October 1988 Celtic A 0–1 36,870
22 October 1988 St. Mirren H 0–1 7,618
29 October 1988 Motherwell H 1–1 6,266 Paatelainen
2 November 1988 Hibernian A 1–1 10,000 Meade
5 November 1988 Dundee H 2–0 14,882 Meade, Paatelainen
12 November 1988 Aberdeen A 1–1 15,000 Preston
19 November 1988 Hearts A 0–0 10,121
26 November 1988 Hamilton H 1–0 6,357 Bowman
3 December 1988 Rangers A 1–0 39,200 Beaumont
10 December 1988 Hibernian H 4–1 9,963 Own goal, French, Gallacher, McKinlay
17 December 1988 Celtic H 2–0 18,745 Paatelainen, Baillie (o.g.)
31 December 1988 St. Mirren A 1–0 7,762 Gallacher
3 January 1989 Aberdeen H 1–1 17,952 French
7 January 1989 Dundee A 1–0 16,332 French
14 January 1989 Hamilton A 5–0 4,000 McInally, Gallacher (3), Paatelainen
21 January 1989 Hearts H 0–0 13,674
11 February 1989 Rangers H 1–1 20,013 Stevens (o.g.)
11 March 1989 St. Mirren H 1–4 8,320 Malpas
14 March 1989 Motherwell A 2–1 3,545 Krivokapic, Gallacher
25 March 1989 Celtic A 0–1 36,870
1 April 1989 Aberdeen A 0–1 16,700
8 April 1989 Dundee H 2–1 11,910 Sturrock, Gallacher
22 April 1989 Motherwell H 1–1 6,301 Hegarty
29 April 1989 Hibernian A 2–1 7,700 Irvine, Paatelainen
2 May 1989 Rangers A 0–2 39,058
6 May 1989 Hearts A 0–0 8,613
13 May 1989 Hamilton H 0–1 11,503

Tennent's Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
28 January 1989 Dundee A 2–1 18,117 Bowman, Meade
18 February 1989 Aberdeen A 1–1 23,600 Paatelainen
22 February 1989 Aberdeen H 1–1 18,756 Paatelainen
27 February 1989 Aberdeen H 1–0 21,095 Paatelainen
21 March 1989 Rangers A 2–2 42,177 Gallacher, Paatelainen
27 March 1989 Rangers H 0–1 21,872

Skol Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
16 August 1988 Partick Thistle A 2–0 4,500 Paatelainen (2)
24 August 1988 St. Mirren A 3–1 5,970 Paatelainen, Gallacher, Meade
31 August 1988 Celtic H 2–0 21,178 Gallacher, Redford
20 September 1988 Aberdeen N 0–2 18,481

Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 September 1988 Malta Floriana A 0–0 4,000
5 October 1988 Malta Floriana H 1–0 9,138 Meade
26 October 1988 Romania Dinamo Bucharest H 1–1 10,594 Beaumont
9 November 1988 Romania Dinamo Bucharest A 0–1 18,000

Player details[edit]

During the 1988–89 season, United used 31 different players comprising four nationalities. Maurice Malpas was the only player to play in every match. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.[2]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Scottish Premier Division Tennent's Scottish Cup Skol Cup Cup Winners' Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK Billy Thomson 49 0 35 0 6 0 4 0 4 0
Scotland GK Scott Y. Thomson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Dave Beaumont 22 3 18 1 0 0 2 1 2 1
Scotland DF John Clark 30 2 20 2 4 0 3 0 3 0
Scotland DF Alex Cleland 12 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Scotland DF Paul Hegarty 41 1 29 1 6 0 2 0 4 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia DF Miodrag Krivokapić 29 1 22 1 6 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland DF Gary McGinnis 16 0 11 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland DF Maurice Malpas 50 1 36 1 6 0 4 0 4 0
Scotland DF Dave Narey 46 0 33 0 6 0 4 0 3 0
Scotland DF Brian Welsh 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Charlie Adam 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Dave Bowman 39 2 28 1 3 1 4 0 4 0
Scotland MF Harry Curran 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Alan Irvine 7 3 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Scotland MF Jim McInally 40 1 29 1 6 0 2 0 3 0
Scotland MF Billy McKinlay 41 1 30 1 4 0 4 0 3 0
Scotland MF Ray McKinnon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Gordon McLeod 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Joe McLeod 5 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Ian McPhee 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Scotland MF John O'Neil 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Allan Preston 10 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF Ian Redford 15 3 9 2 0 0 3 1 3 0
Scotland FW Paddy Connolly 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Hamish French 25 3 18 3 2 0 3 0 2 0
Scotland FW Kevin Gallacher 44 12 31 9 5 1 4 2 4 0
England FW Raphael Meade 22 7 11 4 4 1 3 1 4 1
Scotland FW Darren Jackson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finland FW Mixu Paatelainen 45 17 33 10 6 4 3 3 3 0
Scotland FW Paul Sturrock 14 1 9 1 5 0 0 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

United had 17 players score with the team scoring 60 goals in total. The top goalscorer was Mixu Paatelainen, who finished the season with 17 goals.[3]

Name League Cups Total
Paatelainen, MixuMixu Paatelainen 10 7 Goal 17
Gallacher, KevinKevin Gallacher 9 3 Goal 12
Meade, RaphaelRaphael Meade 4 3 Goal 07
French, HamishHamish French 3 0 Goal 03
Redford, IanIan Redford 2 1 Goal 03
goals, OwnOwn goals 3 0 Goal 03
Clark, JohnJohn Clark 2 0 Goal 02
Beaumont, DaveDave Beaumont 1 1 Goal 02
Bowman, DaveDave Bowman 1 1 Goal 02
Hegarty, PaulPaul Hegarty 1 0 Goal 01
Irvine, AlanAlan Irvine 1 0 Goal 01
Krivokapic, MiodragMiodrag Krivokapic 1 0 Goal 01
McInally, JimJim McInally 1 0 Goal 01
McKinlay, BillyBilly McKinlay 1 0 Goal 01
McPhee, IanIan McPhee 1 0 Goal 01
Malpas, MauriceMaurice Malpas 1 0 Goal 01
Preston, AllanAllan Preston 1 0 Goal 01
Sturrock, PaulPaul Sturrock 1 0 Goal 01

Transfers[edit]

Playing kit[edit]

Home
colours
Away
colours

The jerseys were sponsored by Belhaven for a second season.

Trivia[edit]

  • All four of United's matches against Hearts finished 0–0.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee Utd 1988/1989 results and fixtures". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "1988–89". Glenrothes Arabs. Retrieved 4 February 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "1988–89". Glenrothes Arabs. Retrieved 5 February 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Player A to Z: Miodrag Krivokapic". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Player A to Z: Raphael Meade". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Player A to Z: Darren Jackson". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Player A to Z: Eamonn Bannon". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 
  8. ^ "Player A to Z: Iain Ferguson". Glenrothes Arabs. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "Player A to Z: Ian Redford". Glenrothes Arabs. Retrieved 5 February 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Player A to Z: Gordon McLeod". Glenrothes Arabs. Retrieved 5 February 2008. [dead link]
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