2012–13 Dundee United F.C. season

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Dundee United
2012–13 season
Chairman Stephen Thompson
Manager Peter Houston
(Until 28 January 2013)
Jackie McNamara
(From 30 January 2013)
Stadium Tannadice Park
Premier League Sixth place
Europa League Third qualifying round, lost to
Dynamo Moscow
League Cup Quarter-final, lost to
Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup Semi-final, lost to
Celtic
Top goalscorer League:
Johnny Russell (13)

All:
Johnny Russell (20)
Highest home attendance 13,538 vs. Dundee, 19 August 2012
Lowest home attendance 5,117 vs. Ross County, 26 January 2013
Average home league attendance League: 7,547[1]
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was the club's 104th season, having been founded as Dundee Hibernian in 1909 and their 15th consecutive season in the Scottish Premier League, having competed in it since its inauguration in 1998–99. United also competed in the Europa League,[2] League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Season[edit]

United finished sixth in the Scottish Premier League.[3] They reached the Third qualifying round of the Europa League,[4] the Quarter-final of the League Cup[5] and the Semi-final of the Scottish Cup.[6]

Management[edit]

They began the season under the management of Peter Houston. But on 28 January 2013, Houston left the club by mutual consent,[7] having previously announced his decision to leave at the end of the season.[8] Stevie Campbell and Paul Hegarty were due to take over as caretaker manager's for their match against Motherwell the following day,[9] although the match was postponed.[10] Two days later Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara was appointed on a three-year contract,[11] with Simon Donnelly appointed as his assistant.[12]

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Europa League[edit]

Dundee United entered at the Third qualifying round.

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. games Notes
9 FW Jon Daly Republic of Ireland 41 Club captain

Last updated: 19 May 2013
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Squad information[edit]

Last updated 19 May 2013[20][21]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Poland Radosław Cierzniak 46 0 38+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Sean Dillon 37 0 31+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
3 DF Scotland Barry Douglas 34 1 27+1 1 2+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
4 DF Scotland Brian McLean 34 1 25+4 0 1+0 0 1+1 0 2+0 1
5 DF Republic of Ireland Gavin Gunning 31 3 25+0 3 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
6 MF Republic of Ireland Willo Flood 45 3 37+0 2 2+0 1 2+0 0 4+0 0
7 FW Scotland Johnny Russell 38 20 30+2 13 2+0 0 2+0 2 2+0 5
8 MF Scotland John Rankin 43 2 35+0 2 2+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0
9 FW Republic of Ireland Jon Daly 44 15 35+1 10 2+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 5
10 MF Republic of Ireland Richie Ryan 29 0 12+10 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 0+3 0
11 MF Scotland Gary Mackay-Steven 29 7 19+4 5 2+0 0 0+1 0 3+0 2
12 DF Scotland Keith Watson 37 3 29+0 2 2+0 1 2+0 0 4+0 0
13 GK England Steve Banks 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF Scotland Mark Millar 20 0 11+7 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
15 FW Scotland Michael Gardyne 37 3 10+20 3 0+1 0 2+0 0 1+3 0
16 MF Scotland Stuart Armstrong 43 3 30+6 3 0+1 0 1+1 0 3+1 0
17 DF Sweden Marcus Törnstrand 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
18 FW Scotland Ryan Dow 14 1 3+9 1 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
19 DF France Grégory Vignal 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 FW England Rory Boulding 9 1 3+5 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
20 FW Czech Republic Miloš Lačný 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 GK Slovakia Filip Mentel 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 FW Scotland Dale Hilson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 GK Scotland Marc McCallum 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 FW Scotland Robert Thomson 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 DF Scotland Luke Johnston 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 MF Scotland Ryan Gauld 11 1 6+4 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
40 MF Scotland Darren Petrie 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
44 DF Scotland John Souttar 9 0 7+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
51 MF Czech Republic Rudolf Skácel 16 1 5+9 1 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 19 May 2013
Number Nation Position Name Premier League Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
1 Poland GK Radosław Cierzniak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Sean Dillon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 Scotland DF Barry Douglas 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
4 Scotland DF Brian McLean 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
5 Republic of Ireland DF Gavin Gunning 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
6 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
7 Scotland FW Johnny Russell 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
8 Scotland MF John Rankin 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
9 Republic of Ireland FW Jon Daly 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Republic of Ireland MF Richie Ryan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
11 Scotland MF Gary Mackay-Steven 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
12 Scotland DF Keith Watson 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
13 England GK Steve Banks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Scotland MF Mark Millar 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
15 Scotland FW Michael Gardyne 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 Scotland MF Stuart Armstrong 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
17 Sweden DF Marcus Törnstrand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Scotland FW Ryan Dow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 France DF Grégory Vignal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 England FW Rory Boulding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Czech Republic FW Miloš Lačný 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Slovakia GK Filip Mentel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Scotland FW Dale Hilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Scotland DF Ross Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Scotland GK Marc McCallum 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Scotland FW Robert Thomson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Scotland DF Luke Johnston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 Scotland MF Ryan Gauld 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 Scotland MF Darren Petrie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Scotland DF John Souttar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
51 Czech Republic MF Rudolf Skácel 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 24 7 7 92 35 +57 79 2013–14 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 18 9 11 67 51 +16 63 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
3 St Johnstone 38 14 14 10 45 44 +1 56 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 13 15 10 64 60 +4 54
5 Ross County 38 13 14 11 47 48 −1 53
6 Dundee United 38 11 14 13 51 62 −11 47
7 Hibernian2 38 13 12 13 49 52 −3 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
8 Aberdeen2 38 11 15 12 41 43 −2 48
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 12 15 52 53 −1 45
10 Heart of Midlothian 38 11 11 16 40 49 −9 44
11 St Mirren 38 9 14 15 47 60 −13 41
12 Dundee (R) 38 7 9 22 28 66 −38 30 Relegation to 2013–14 Scottish First Division

Source: Scottish Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Since the winners of 2012–13 Scottish Cup, Celtic are already qualified to 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the runners–up Hibernian secured a spot in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League in the second qualifying round.
2 Teams in the bottom half at the time of the split may not overtake a team in the top 6 at the time of the split.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H A A A H H A A H A A H A H H A H A H
Result W W L D D L L D W D W L D W L W D L D L D W L D W L W D D D D D W L L L W L
Position 1 1 3 3 2 7 11 11 10 10 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 9 8 9 8 7 7 8 6 6 6 6 6 6

Last updated: 19 May 2013.
Source: [22]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Transfers[edit]

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