Last updated : 28 January 2006 By United Mad
Roy Keane faces a late fitness test. He missed their last fixture with Motherwell due to a hamstring but has been training this week. It’s fair to say Septic have struggled since his arrival, losing to Clyde in the Cup and looking very shaky against Killie too, but here come United, and if ever a team needs to end a bad run, they only have to meet us (usually) and we’ll let them score 5, and give their confidence the shot in the arm it needs. Hopefully, and I stress the word hopefully, Brewster has somehow got that defence (and I use this word ‘defence’, loosely!!), to focus and be tougher, and more alert. How many times have we been beaten by free back post headers recently? Shambolic. Brewtser has, also, hopefully made us a more confident team – gawd we have terrible self-confidence as a team – we lose a goal and we are prone to just cave in. Hopefully not now, and yes, I know, I’ve used the word hopefully five times in this paragraph now!! Maybe it’s what we need? We certainly need inspiration, and hopefully Brewster can provide it.

It’s August ‘99 since we last beat the green and grey unwashed, indeed, if they beat us today – it will be the 25th time in a row they have beaten us, TWENTY FOUR TIMES IN A ROW SO FAR!! And we’ve not even managed a point in that time, which includes putting us out of three cups!! (Ok one final, but you get the idea). We’ve not won at the San Giro since the 92/93 season. Shocking.

However, in the last 10 games, we’ve scored seven times, which is a major improvement on the previous ten games where we only managed three goals! Our last game against the green/grey was a narrow defeat. It ended 4-2 them, but was 3-2 from half an hour until 88 minutes, when we heavily pushing for an equaliser and got caught on the break late on.

We’ve got Barry Robson back, but one of our shining lights recently, Charlie Mulgrew, is ineligible due to him being on loan from Parkhead, which is standard practice for loan players.

In other news, a conman, Paul Garland, defrauded £164 000 out of his neighbour by saying he was an agent for various football clubs including Dundee United!! Read the full story in the Yorkshire Post – click here.