Evening Telegraph Challenge Cup
The Evening Telegraph Challenge Cup (initially known as the City of Discovery Cup) is a pre-season football competition introduced in 2005, based in Dundee, involving the two Dundee clubs - Dundee and Dundee United. In 2007, the tournament will be scheduled for an international weekend during the season, as Dundee United played Barcelona and did not wish to play a pre-season derby so close after that match.
The format is a single match between the two Dundee clubs, although the inaugural competition (2005) was a standard four-team knock-out competition.
The Cup's inaugural showing was a standard four-team cup format, which saw Dundee United beat Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 in the final. United beat rivals Dundee in the first semi-final, while Sheffield Wednesday saw off Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties in the other.
On 29 March 2006, it was announced the 2006 tournament would be slimmed down to a single derby match between Dundee and Dundee United. On 22 June 2006, sponsorship was announced for the competition, which would see it renamed the Evening Telegraph Challenge Cup; Radio Tay would also sponsor the event. The match was preceded by celebrity and fans matches.
Although the 2007 tournament was stated to be held on an international weekend during the season, the season passed without the match being played. The fixture was not announced for the following season either (as of May 2008) by the time United had announced six pre-season friendlies for 2008–09.
|Sheffield Wednesday||0 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Dundee United||3 – 0||Dundee|
- 3rd place play-off
|Dundee||0 – 4||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Report||Cort 57' 75' 85'
|Dundee||1 – 0||Dundee United|
|Cort, CarlCarl Cort||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3||2005|
|Deasley, BryanBryan Deasley||Dundee||1||2006|
|Duff, StuartStuart Duff||Dundee United||1||2005|
|Edwards, RobRob Edwards||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1||2005|
|Grady, JamesJames Grady||Dundee United||1||2005|
|Kenneth, GarryGarry Kenneth||Dundee United||1||2005|
|Kerr, MarkMark Kerr||Dundee United||1||2005|
|Miller, LeeLee Miller||Dundee United||1||2005|
|Peacock, LeeLee Peacock||Sheff Wednesday||1||2005|
- Both finals have been held at Dens Park.