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    Dundee United -V- Inverness CT - Preview

     

    All conquering Arab's await

     

    It's a massive test for Big Dunc's battlers as we head to Tannadice this Saturday for a game against runaway League leaders and promotion favourites Dundee United. I'm sure he will be remembered fondly by the Arab's faithful. Dunc made 88 appearances for United and a £4million pound transfer profit when he joined Rangers before a 'clash' of heads saw him spend some time at her Majesty's pleasure in 1994. 3:00pm is the scheduled kick-off time for this one and it will be a foolish man who will put money on an away win. We are, however, often better without the favourites tag although this one might be a bridge too far as Jim Goodwins unbeaten team are sweeping all aside mercilessly. They won the first fixture at the Caledonian Stadium 1-0 back in September, just after the end of Doddsball when we were managerless. We are more solid at the back now with Ujdur, Devine and Boyes to choose from but still a bit toothless up front although David Wotherspoon showed on his debut what a bit of class will do for you.

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    Forces go Free

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    Venue: H2H v Dundee Utd Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
    Home 34 10 10 14 35 44 -9
    Away 28 7 10 11 36 42 -6
    Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 62 17 20 25 71 86 -15

    As expected, United have the edge in these fixtures, especially over the last 10 fixtures.

    Last 10 Competitive Meetings: :hiding02:
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    The last time we won at Tannadice was in March 2019 in a Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie.

    KARMA BIG STYLE: Full report 2 - 1.  Inverness opened the scoring when Joe Chalmers cut onto his left foot and curled the ball into the roof of the net from sixteen yards for a sublime goal. Chalmers almost added a second but he volleyed onto the bar from six yards when the ball found him unmarked. The first half ended at 1-0 with Ridgers a virtual spectator. Substitute Paul McMullan blatantly cheated to earn a penalty and Nicky Clark slotted his second in two games. In a dramatic finish, Nathan Austin had a marginal offside decision go against him as he superbly headed home a Polworth free kick, however, Aaron Doran nodded home after a fantastic knock on from Jordan White to win the tie in the second minute of time added on.  Aaron Doran was MotM, and not just for his goal, his all round game showed he was a menace to United from the start. To be honest you couldn't fault anyone in a total team performance. Jordan White has become a fans favourite after a stuttering start at Inverness and he showed yesterday how important he is to our game plan. Chalmers was incredible as well and Liam Polworth showed his value with some great through balls. Unsung heroes all over the park and none moreso that Charlie Trafford who was immense in the engine room. Hampden here we come!

    In the first encounter this season:  0 - 1 Late Strike Ruins the Day:  Another very late goal ruined what had been a reasonably resolute performance by managerless Inverness. However, the end result remains the same and we went down to an avoidable sclaff in time added on when substitute Chris Mochrie poked the ball home after Ridgers had cleared a bouncing effort away from the top corner only for the United players to react quickest to prod the ball into the bottom corner with the aid of a deflection. Meh! It doesn't rain but it pours...

    Last Time Out

    Inverness recorded their first home win of the Championship Season after Big Dunc led the team to a narrow 1-0 victory over Airdrieonians. The winner came when David Wotherspoon showed quick feet and composure on his debut to stroke home eight minutes before the break. Not a vintage performance but we restricted Airdrie to very little as we kept the visitors out to record a clean sheet and three points in the bag, albeit withstanding a late push from the visitors as they tried to salvage a point.

    Last Five: L  

    Dundee United beat Airdrie at the Shyberry Excelsior Stadium on Tuesday night having hammered Arbroath 6-0 last Friday night. Kai Fotheringham scored twice against the Diamonds to put the Arabs on 27 points at the top of the table.

    Louis Moult scored a brace against Arbroath as United flexed their muscle. Docherty Fotheringham, Watt and Cudjoe were also on the mark. That's eight goals for Moult, the former Motherwell striker. Kevin Holt has 7 with Kai Fotheringham on 6. Cudjoe has 4 goals attributed to him and thats a pretty potent strike force, four scorers in the top ten Championship goalscorers. Moult was an unused sub against Airdrie.

    Last five: D  W  

     

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    Dunfermline beat Morton 2-1 last night to keep Morton below us in the table ahead of today's games.

     

    Latest Team News

    Inverness will be without the usual long term casualties (MacGregor, Nicolson, Doran, Welsh, Duffy, Samuels). Wotherspoon debuted last week as did Cillian Sheridan who looks like he will need to get up to speed before we see any benefits from him. Luis Longstaff, one of our most promising player of late, was subbed off injured last week and is a doubt. Aye eye, Morgan Boyes might feature......... I'll take that as a yes. Dundee loan player Max Anderson will relish this task and I'm sure he will be a target for the 'Shed' boo boys. Ear plugs at the ready Max! 🎧

    Here's Dunc, learning quickly from the ICT managers handbook: Tell them nothing>>>

     

    Jim Goodwin has a wealth of funds and a Premiership squad to play around with>>>

    He will be without Ross Docherty for this one though as the midfielder faces a couple of weeks out with a groin strain. 

    United team in 0-2 win at Airdrie on Tuesday night,
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    Grimshaw   Gallagher   Holt   McMann
     
    Sibbald   Docherty (Tillson 20)
     
    Fotheringham (Cudjoe 83)  Glass (Mochrie 76)   Middleton
     
    Watt
     
    Subs not used:  Newman (gk); Denham, Graham, Moult, Freeman, Stirton

     

    ThirdRoundDraw-1170x650.pngHere's a date for your diary..... almost

    We enter the Scottish Cup with a third round home draw against Cowdenbeath. The game will be played on the weekend of the 25th of November but the date and time have still to be confirmed.

     

     

     

     

     

     




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    Those Arabs will lose at some point so why not this weekend [takes rose tinted glasses off and has another go] Tough one for the big man and team. I'll try to help the boys out by trying to secure at least a point via the NAPS Competition. :thumbup:

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