Thursday, June 8, 2023

Dundee United

Who are Dundee United?

Dundee United Football Club, simply known as Dundee United, is a Scottish team that plays in the Scottish Premiership. Dundee United, nicknamed ”Tangerines”, established on 24 May 1909 initially as Dundee Hibernian. Dundee United changed to the present name in 1923.

The Tangerines’ fans are known as Arabs. Dundee United were a founder of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) in 1998 and were ever-present in the tournament until it was abolished in 2013 to make way for the SPFL structure.

The Tangerines were relegated in 2016 to the Scottish Championship, the second division of the SPFL, before being promoted back to the Scottish Premiership in 2020. The Tangerines’ primary rivals are Dundee.

The two clubs contest the Dundee derby with the local rivals’ Dens Park stadium. Dundee United won the Scottish Premier Division once in 1982–83, the Scottish Cup two times in 1994 and 2010, and the Scottish League Cup two times in 1979 and 1980.

The Tangerines started the 2019–20 campaign in the title-winning form, maintaining the top place since the opening weekend, but the campaign was postponed because of the global Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020.

On 15 April 2020, the SPFL plan proposing an end to the campaign was approved. A 14-point lead over second-place Inverness saw the Tangerines crowned champions and subsequently promoted back to the Scottish Premiership.

The Tangerines have had several official kit suppliers, including Adidas, Hummel, Nike, and Macron. Dundee United plays home games at Tannadice Park. The Stadium is currently an all-seater with a capacity of 14,223.

What are Dundee United’s predictions for next season?

On 21 June 2020, Dundee United announced that they were parting ways with coach Robbie Neilson, who agreed on an agreement to come back to the newly relegated club Heart of Midlothian.

Before starting the Scottish Premiership campaign, the Tangerines hired Tranmere Rovers coach Micky Mellon to replace Neilson and began their season at home to Tayside rivals St Johnstone, drawing 1–1.

In their first campaign back in the highest division, the Tangerines finished in 9th position while also playing a Scottish Cup semi-final game, losing to Hibernian.

In May 2021, Micky departed Dundee United, being replaced on 7 June by Tam Courts.

2021-22 Scottish Premiership Odds

Rangers 1/2
Celtic 6/4
Aberdeen 80/1
Hibernian 150/1
Hearts 250/1
Livingston 750/1
St Johnstone 750/1
Motherwell 1000/1
St Mirren 1000/1
Dundee 1500/1
Dundee United 1500/1
Ross County 2000/1

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