1999–2000 Dundee United F.C. season

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Dundee United F.C.
1999–2000 season
Chairman Jim McLean
Manager Paul Sturrock
Scottish Premier League 8th
W:11 D:6 L:19 F:34 A:57 P:39
Tennent's Scottish Cup Quarter-finals
CIS Insurance Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Billy Dodds (9)
All: Billy Dodds (10)
Highest home attendance 12,375 (vs Celtic, 15 August)
Lowest home attendance 5,908 (vs Motherwell, 13 May)

The 1999–2000 season was the 91st year of football played by Dundee United, and covers the period from 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2000. United finished in eighth place, an improvement on last year's ninth-place finish, despite accumulating fewer points in this campaign.

United were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions by Aberdeen – in the League Cup semi-finals and the Scottish Cup quarter-finals, both by a score of 1–0.

Review and events[edit]

United sold top scorer Billy Dodds to Rangers at the start of December and immediately the club's fortunes changed. Sitting third in the league, the club would win only one of the next fourteen league games and three in total for the rest of the season. In fact, United lost 11 of the last 13 matches, consigning them to eighth place. Such was Dodds' impact that he finished top scorer, despite only playing the first four months of the season with the club.

Match results[edit]

Dundee United played a total of 44 competitive matches during the 1999–2000 season.[1] The team finished eighth in the Scottish Premier League.

In the cup competitions, United were knocked out of the Scottish Cup at the quarter-finals stage, losing 1–0 to Aberdeen. The same team knocked United out of the CIS Insurance Cup, this time at the semi-final stage. Both matches finished 1–0.

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

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

Bank of Scotland Premierleague[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
31 July 1999 Dundee H 2–1 11,693 Sköldmark, Ferraz
7 August 1999 Motherwell A 2–2 6,791 Dodds, Ferraz
15 August 1999 Celtic H 2–1 12,375 Easton, Dodds
21 August 1999 Rangers A 1–4 48,849 de Vos
29 August 1999 Kilmarnock H 0–0 6,621
11 September 1999 Hibernian H 3–1 8,167 Talesnikov, Hannah, Dodds
18 September 1999 Aberdeen A 2–1 11,814 Hannah, Dodds
25 September 1999 Hearts H 0–2 8,510
17 October 1999 Dundee A 2–0 9,484 Dodds, Thompson
23 October 1999 Motherwell H 0–2 6,213
27 October 1999 St Johnstone A 0–1 4,236 Dodds
31 October 1999 Hibernian A 2–3 11,073 Dodds, Talesnikov
6 November 1999 Aberdeen H 3–1 8,170 Dodds (2), Paterson
20 November 1999 Kilmarnock A 1–1 7,012 Hannah
27 November 1999 St Johnstone H 1–0 6,367 Talesnikov
5 December 1999 Hearts A 0–3 10,598
12 December 1999 Dundee H 1–0 9,185 Ferraz
18 December 1999 Celtic A 1–4 59,120 Ferraz
27 December 1999 Aberdeen A 1–3 16,686 Hannah
22 January 2000 Hibernian H 0–0 7,457
2 February 2000 Rangers H 0–4 11,241
26 February 2000 St Johnstone A 0–2 4,732
4 March 2000 Hearts H 0–1 6,928
15 March 2000 Kilmarnock H 2–2 6,966 Hannah, Ferraz
25 March 2000 Aberdeen H 1–1 6,723 Ferraz
1 April 2000 Hibernian A 0–1 10,261
4 April 2000 Rangers A 0–3 45,721
8 April 2000 Kilmarnock A 0–1 6,037
15 April 2000 Rangers H 0–2 11,149
19 April 2000 Motherwell A 3–1 4,271 Mathie, Hannah, de Vos
22 April 2000 Hearts A 2–1 12,604 Mathie (2)
29 April 2000 St Johnstone H 0–1 6,243
2 May 2000 Celtic H 0–1 7,449
6 May 2000 Dundee A 0–3 8,581
13 May 2000 Motherwell H 1–2 5,908 Hamilton
21 May 2000 Celtic A 0–2 47,586

Tennent's Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
30 January 2000 Airdrieonians H 4–1 5,172 Hannah (2), Mathie, Ferraz
19 February 2000 Alloa A 2–2 2,570 Hamilton (2)
22 February 2000 Alloa H 4–0 4,913 Preget, Hamilton, Thompson (2)
12 March 2000 Aberdeen H 0–1 6,733

CIS Insurance Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 1999 Ross County H 3–1 4,682 Ferraz, Thompson (2)
12 October 1999 St Johnstone A 2–1 4,805 Davidson, Talesnikov
1 December 1999 Motherwell H 3–2 5,086 Dodds, Easton, Thompson
13 February 2000 Aberdeen N 0–1 9,500

Player details[edit]

During the 1999–00 season, United used 29 different players, with a further three named as substitutes who did not make an appearance on the pitch. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.[2]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Bank of Scotland Premierleague Scottish Cup CIS Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Alan Combe 43 0 35 0 4 0 4 0
2 DF France Bernard Pascual 39 0 32 0 3 0 4 0
3 DF Scotland Maurice Malpas 17 0 12 0 2 0 3 0
4 MF Scotland David Hannah 41 8 33 6 4 2 4 0
5 DF Canada Jason de Vos 40 2 35 2 2 0 3 0
6 DF Iceland Siggi Jonsson 16 0 14 0 2 0 0 0
7 MF Scotland Craig Easton 38 2 32 1 3 0 3 1
8 DF Sweden Magnus Sköldmark 14 1 11 1 2 0 1 0
9 FW Scotland Alex Mathie 17 4 12 3 3 1 2 0
10 FW Portugal Joaquim Ferraz 36 8 28 6 4 1 4 1
11 MF Scotland Tony Smith 9 0 7 0 2 0 0 0
12 DF Scotland Scott McCulloch 16 0 15 0 1 0 0 0
13 GK Scotland Paul Gallacher 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Scotland Billy Dodds 18 10 15 9 0 0 3 1
15 MF Israel Jan Talesnikov 30 4 25 3 2 0 3 1
16 DF Northern Ireland Iain Jenkins 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
17 MF Northern Ireland Darren Patterson 10 0 6 0 1 0 3 0
18 MF Scotland Jim Paterson 8 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
19 FW Scotland Steven Thompson 34 6 27 1 3 2 4 3
20 DF Republic of Ireland David Worrell 15 0 13 0 0 0 2 0
21 DF Wales David Partridge 37 0 29 0 4 0 4 0
24 DF France Jean-Pierre Delaunay 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF France Antoine Preget 7 1 4 0 2 1 1 0
25 FW Scotland Stephen McConalogue 18 0 16 0 1 0 1 0
26 MF Scotland Hugh Davidson 29 1 23 0 3 0 3 1
27 MF Greece Tassos Venetis 19 0 17 0 0 0 2 0
28 MF Republic of Ireland David Byrne 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Australia Raphael Bove 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
29 FW Scotland Jim Hamilton 16 4 13 1 3 3 0 0
30 DF Scotland John McQuillan 12 0 11 0 1 0 0 0
31 FW England Sean O'Connor 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Wales Leigh Jenkinson 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

Playing kit[edit]

Home colours
Away colours

The jerseys were sponsored for the fourth consecutive season by Telewest.

Trivia[edit]

  • Joaquim Ferraz's six league goals came in consecutive games – three times. He found the net in the first two matches of the season, had a fourteen-game gap until two in his next two games before taking six matches to fire his next two goals. He only finished on the losing side once after scoring in the league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee Utd 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dundee Utd 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Dundee Utd's transfers in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 October 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ "United sign Hasney Aljofree". Dundee United F.C. 8 June 2000. 
  5. ^ "Jamie Buchan joins United". Dundee United F.C. 8 June 2000. 

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