Talk:Dundee United F.C.

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Good articleDundee United F.C. has been listed as one of the Sports and recreation good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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September 9, 2006Good article nomineeListed
November 7, 2006Peer reviewReviewed
February 3, 2007Featured article candidateNot promoted
October 7, 2009Good article reassessmentKept
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Famous Players[edit]

Does Gary Bollan really deserve to be in same list as Gough, Gray, Gallacher etc? 12/08/05

Proably not in that aspect - it's just listing previous players that already have pages on the Wiki site.

Which is what Category:Dundee United F.C. footballers is there for! No offence to Bobo, but I'm going to remove him from this list. Jellyman 10:11, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

George Galloway[edit]

Is George Galloway a Dundee United fan? I heard that he was a Celtic fan. I might be wrong of course.

I have seen articles online that states he was a Dundee United and Celtic fan. Probably just Dundee United many years ago.

The Arabs[edit]

"The Arabs - despite the provocative nature of the term"

The media aren't using it to provoke Dundee United fans. It's used because the club and supporters use the term - something they would not do if it was provocative.

Besides, what's provocative about Arabs in general anyhow? It has no place on the team page. This needs to be removed. It's like saying "The All Blacks" is provocative. --Revolt 11:24, 7 March 2006 (UTC)


Davie Dodds[edit]

Chaps, I've created a Davie Dodds page, but I'm not the most knowledgable of people on the subject. I understand that he used to play for Dundee United, many moons ago. I don't suppose some kind hearted Arab could maybe put a couple of sentences or something in it please? It just looks a bit bare at the moment. --TheMadTim 12:05, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Done - and more than a couple of sentences! --Jellyman 12:04, 3 May 2006 (UTC)


2006/07 updates[edit]

Guys, do you think we should remove the 2005/06 transfers, or would it be worth keeping for an archive? I'd also propose dating each (new) transfer: what do you think? Lastly, how about a temporary section for pre-season friendlies? Fedgin 12:33, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Have restructured the article according to the guidelines at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Football/Clubs Fedgin 11:28, 4 July 2006 (UTC)


Previous jerseys[edit]

I've added some important/distinctive jersey designs through United's history, mainly to show changes in playing colours. Please add any more distinctive tops by studying Template talk:Football kit. Fedgin 13:58, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Good article nomination[edit]

Two points. You need more references and some images of people discussed in the text (Jim McLean?) would be an improvement. However, this is well written, neutral and comprehensive. Just add a few more links to verify the facts and you're there. TimVickers 03:06, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Excellent work. TimVickers 18:56, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

GA Re-Review and In-line citations[edit]

Note: This article has a very small number of in-line citations for an article of its size and currently would not pass criteria 2b.
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Photographs[edit]

The article could do with a picture of Arabs supporters, especially dressed in headgear, etc. to justify the name. Can anyone help? Fedgin 14:47, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Article importance[edit]

I've rated the article as 'high' importance, as I think that means this article is of high importance to Dundee United information within Wikipedia. If it means Dundee United's relevance to Football as a whole, it should be rated lower. Fedgin | Talk 15:52, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Its importance is in the WikiProject Football box, so it does mean the latter. If you check Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Assessment#Importance_scale you can see that it's probably Mid. Nach0king 21:33, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Tannadice park/Dens park[edit]

The article states "the two grounds are the closest senior football grounds in the United Kingdom."

I have a recollection that they are the closest in Europe if not the world but I have been unable to confirm this, does anyone know for sure?Finewinescotland 21:58, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

I think they are in Europe but I'm sure there are a couple in South America that are closer. I Googled for a while but couldn't find anything. Fedgin | Talk 08:23, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
I seem to remember Simon Inglis in one of his books pointing out two in Eastern Europe (possibly in Budapest) that were closer, ie. directly opposite each other Jellyman 21:23, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
It is Budapest. Two grounds back on to each other (similar to Netherdale). Jmorrison230582 (talk) 20:19, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Roma's attempts to bribe the referee, 1983 EC semi[edit]

The link in the article states that Roma were fined for attempting to bribe the referee, a proverbial slap on the wrist, but this Keir Radnedge article states they were actualy banned from UEFA competition for a season and their president for 4 years, an altogether more serious punishment. Worth including? Caledonian Place 14:19, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

European experience...[edit]

Reference number 5, which lists Dundee United as Scotland's third most experienced team in European competition, is out of date (dated 2006). Aberdeen have since overtaken United in that regard. However, it should be obvious to everyone that none of the other teams in the list could have played enough European games in the past three years to relegate United to fifth spot. This was erroneous, and I have amended it to say 'fourth'.

It would be good if someone could provide a more up-to-date reference. I've had a quick look, but can't find anything. Vnththe (talk) 20:13, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Arabs nickname re-visited[edit]

I know Terrors is official the name with Arabs the supporters. But I still believe for accuracy of the article, it should be mentioned at the start that the Arabs is also used to describe the club and is the preferred club nickname with some. This can be linked up with articles. Here's a good spread across the different ones. --Revolt (talk) 13:17, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

- Headline: Hearts 0 - Arabs 0 (The Sun) [1]

- Headline: Arabs bid to hold Swanson, Buaben (Press & Journal) [2]

- Headline: Andy Webster is best defender in SPL, insists Arabs interim boss (Daily Record) [3]

- Text: "Arabs manager Peter Houston echoed Gomis' comments." (Sky Sports) [4]

- Text: "Mike began supporting the Arabs in the mid 1980s" (The Courier) [5]

Founding father[edit]

Interesting article on Scotland's People [6] which may be useful in editing the early history of the club. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 15:15, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

1999 merger claim[edit]

I have removed the piece about the supposedly agreed 1999 merger with Dundee, as this has not been reported as fact, either at the time or subsequently; the news pieces in connection with it recently only report that Roger Mitchell claims it was agreed, while some reports also include quotes in response from Peter Marr refuting what Mitchell says. I think unless / until reliable third party sources state the merger plans as fact, it doesn't warrant inclusion in the article. Jellyman (talk) 14:46, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

International players[edit]

Should Arnar Gunnlaugsson be on this list? Apparently he is on the club's internationals board at Tannadice, but I am unsure if he was capped by Iceland during his brief spell at the club?

Dunarc (talk) 22:35, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes, he was at Tannadice from July 2002 – January 2003 and played for Iceland against Estonia on 20 November 2002, details here. Jellyman (talk) 06:13, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks - I have added him to the list in the article Dunarc (talk) 18:39, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Brad Smith[edit]

Should Brad Smith not be listed under First-team squad rather than Development Squad? I see he is currently in the first team section of the club website - see http://dufc.co/the-teams/first-team/ Dunarc (talk) 16:31, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

You're quite right. I've actually already moved him there myself earlier in the season, but someone seems to have moved him back when I wasn't looking! I've sorted it again now, hopefully he'll stay in the right place now. Jellyman (talk) 19:39, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for this.Dunarc (talk) 20:42, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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Logo inaccuracies[edit]

The black lines which form a cross in the rhombus, missing. The colour (shade of orange) and the position of the text of the logo in the infobox are wrong. The lion rampant is different. (https://www.dundeeunitedfc.co.uk/sites/dundeeunitedfc/images/logo.png). --Phailonick (talk) 23:14, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

A quick google search of recent previous season's kits suggests that United might have made some adjustments to their logo for the 2017–18 season, although I can't find any sources to confirm whether this is correct or not. Exxy (talk) 16:20, 20 July 2018 (UTC)