09.12.2006 @ 15:00 - Tannadice Stadium, Dundee
Dundee Utd v Inverness CT
Saturday 9th December at 3pm
Referee: Stuart Dougal
Others: Stuart Macaulay, Willie Conquer (Assistants), Alan Freeland (4th official).
Saturday 9th September:
Aberdeen v Falkirk
Dundee Utd v Inverness CT
Hearts v Motherwell
Kilmarnock v St Mirren
Rangers v Hibernian
Sunday 10th September:
Dunfermline v Celtic (Setanta, 2pm)
Saturday 2nd December:
Celtic (Zurawski) 1-0 Aberdeen
Hibernian (Jones, Fletcher) 2-1 Dundee Utd (Martis o.g)
Inverness CT (Dods sent off) 0-1 Motherwell (Foran pen)
Kilmarnock (Di Giacomi 2, Nish 2, Greer) 5-1 Dunfermline (Crawford, Bamba sent off)
St Mirren (Kean 2) 2-2 Hearts (Mikoliunas, Zaliukas)
Sunday 3rd December:
Falkirk (Twaddle) 1-0 Rangers
RECENT SPL FORM
Inverness CT: LDLLDD
Dundee Utd: LWLWWL
The teams have played a total of 12 times (9 League, 3 Cup) with 28 goals (15 Inverness CT, 13 Dundee Utd) between them.
Inverness CT: 3 wins (2 League, 1 Cup)
Draws: 6 (5 League, 1 Cup)
Dundee Utd: 3 wins (2 League, 1 Cup)
A GAME TO REMEMBER
For this weeks game to remember we take you back to Inverness CTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first ever victory over Dundee Utd. In their previous 7 attempts Inverness had failed to beat the Terrors but the midweek CIS Cup match gave them another chance to break the duck. Only 2 minutes had gone when Liam Fox put Inverness CT into an early lead. And with 4 minutes left of the first half, Barry Wilson capitalised on a keeper error to slam the ball home making it 2-0 and very difficult for United to come back. If I remember correctly Barry Robson hit the woodwork 3 times during the match!! The 2nd half didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bring any goals giving Caley Thistle their first victory over Dundee United in history. Inverness CT eventually lost in the next round away to Livingston. The attendance was 1919.
The teams were as follows:
INVERNESS CT: Brown, Duncan, Dods, Munro, Morgan, Proctor, Hart, Fox, Wilson, Wyness, McAllister.
Subs- Black (for McAllister), Fraser, Parratt, Finnigan, Brewster.
DUNDEE UTD: Stillie, McCracken, Ritchie, Archibald, Wilson, Canero, Brebner, Duff, Robson, Miller, Fernandez.
Subs- Samuel (for Duff), McIntyre (for Miller), McInnes (for Canero), Kenneth, McLean.
The referee was John Underhill and there was only 1 booking on the day: Miller of Dundee Utd. Nine of the Inverness players who started the match still play for the club!
FACTS BETWEEN THE TEAMS
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ All League meetings between the teams have taken place in the SPL.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Inverness CT are currently unbeaten in the last 6 meetings between the sides.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dundee Utd never lost any of the first 7 meetings between the teams.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The biggest wins were by Inverness CT 2-0 and 4-2 last season.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Craig Dargo (Inverness CT) was the last person to score in the fixture.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Stuart McCaffrey (Inverness CT): The ex-Aberdeen and Hibs player has been subjected to the bench since he got sent off against Kilmarnock in October 2004, only making rare starts. This is all because of a very solid ICT defence which has kept out Golabek aswell. However with Dods getting sent off last week this gives McCaffrey a chance in getting a place in the defence, in the same way Dods did it 2 years ago. Stuart has played the majority of reserve games this year and is eager to gain his place back. Stuart has made over 180 apps for the club and is keen to get playing regular SPL football again.
Noel Hunt (Dundee Utd): Craig Brewster signed Hunt during the summer transfer window of this year. However Noel failed to shine under BrewsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s guidance, although still managed a couple of goals. With the new arrival of Craig Levein though, he has started finding the goals again and will return from injury for Saturdays game.
3rd Mar 2007 at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
NOTE: The Scottish Cup 3rd round draw takes place on Saturday shortly after 5pm at the Meadowbank Stadium where Edinburgh City v Stirling Albion is taking place. Inverness CT will be number 20 in the draw which takes place live on BBC Scotland TV and Radio.