03.03.2007 @ 15:00 - Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Saturday 3rd March at 3pm
Others: (Assistants), (4th official).
Saturday 3rd March:
Celtic v Dunfermline
Falkirk v Aberdeen
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd
St Mirren v Kilmarnock
Sunday 4th March:
Hibernian v Rangers (Setanta, 2pm)
Monday 5th March:
Motherwell v Hearts (Setanta, 7:45pm)
Saturday 17th February:
Aberdeen (Mackie) 1-2 Celtic (Beattie, Nakamura)
Dunfermline (Crawford) 1-1 Kilmarnock (Naismith, Ford sent off)
Hearts (Kingston) 1-1 St Mirren (OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Donnell)
Motherwell (McDonald) 1-0 Inverness CT
Sunday 18th February:
Dundee Utd 0-0 Hibernian
Rangers (Boyd, Ferguson) 2-1 Falkirk (Finnigan)
Tuesday 20th February:
St Mirren 0-0 Motherwell
RECENT SPL FORM (most recent games first)
Inverness CT: LLLWDW
Dundee Utd: DWDLLL
The teams have played a total of 14 times (10 League, 4 Cup) with 33 goals (17 Inverness CT, 16 Dundee Utd) between them.
Inverness CT: 4 wins (2 League, 2 Cup)
Draws: 6 (5 League, 1 Cup)
Dundee Utd: 4 wins (3 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. Eight 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 have only lost one of the last 8 meetings in this fixture, however it was the most recent meeting of the two teams in December when Dundee Utd won 3-1.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dundee Utd never lost any of the first 7 meetings between the teams.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The biggest wins was by 2 goals, both teams have won by this margin.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Inverness CT forward Gary McSwegan played for Dundee Utd.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The fixture produces an average of 2.4 goals per game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Ian Black (Inverness CT): Ian has been a great player for Inverness CT in his 3 years at the club, however it could have been even better if his crime count had a few less cards on it. He is a very aggressive midfielder who already has 11 yellow cards and 1 red card this season, in 22 games. However, Black is a great player as was shown by his performance against Celtic. It was one of his best games for the club and was part of the link-up for the goal. Before last Sunday, he was used to sitting on the bench however I believe after the Cup performance and Roy McBainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s suspension, he will start again. Has had an up and down season but is keen to end the season on a high.
Barry Robson (Dundee Utd): One of Caley ThistleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest players, Robson is one of the best left wingers in Scottish football, which is why he is pushing for a Scotland call-up. He started his career at Rangers as a youth before Inverness CT snapped up a bargain. He was loaned out to Forfar which only progressed him further as he later became a terrific player for Inverness in the first division. However he felt he could achieve greater things at Dundee Utd, and has since been captain and has just signed a new 4-year deal at the club. Has played in all 3 meetings between the clubs this season and has scored 9 goals all season.