Tannadice perfect preparation for Champions League


I can remember a few comfortable wins at Tannadice but only when Celtic have played at their very best.  Even good Celtic teams have found Dundee United a handful for over 30 years.  Tomorrow will be no different.

I watched some of United’s League Cup game against Hearts on Wednesday, it’s hard to figure out where Peter Houston is taking them, but they remain recognisable as Dundee United, they are skilful and play a fast, passing, game.  In many respects, they are the perfect domestic opponent to face before meeting Barcelona.

The shadow of Champions League football will cast itself over Neil Lennon’s plans, even though the manager will understand the best preparation for a big game is to win the previous game, so Celtic will travel with as much urgency as they can muster.

We need a point to replace Edinburgh Hibernians (it is the modern style to use pre-liquidation names) at the top of the SPL, anything less would be unsatisfactory.

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  1. Exiled Tim


    Right.Ok. I will be out tomorrow morning,now I. Know how easy it is,where my Green Jacket.

  2. pedrocaravanachio67 on




    cheers, will do. A very level headed, clever bhoy…….disnae get that fae our side of the family.



    i’m the same, can play squash, tennis & football…….but see when the ball is sitting there, just begging to be hit…no very good.

  3. fanadpatriot



    It’s really quite easy.



    Keep your left arm straight on the back swing, tis the most important thing you need to know.



    Never hit the ball at more than 75%



    Then watch your score tumble :>)



    Where do you play ?



    I have prob played at most of the courses in Ireland, none in the north.

  4. The Comfortable Collective on

    Hibs currently top the SPL.



    Dundee Utd are joint 10th in the SPL – joint second bottom. If they win the three games they have in hand over the other teams, they will be top.



    Into November. And the SPL is still very interesting.

  5. Am i being greedy or should i just be grateful for what i won,


    i done 2 both teams to score coupons today,1st one was 3 games for a tenner,


    2nd one was 4 games for a fiver,both coupons up but wishing i had a couple of quid on the 7 at about 55 to 1

  6. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    horsey folks, breeders cup sprint 6f, in 5 minutes……Amazombie @ 4/1 worth a sheckle or two.

  7. To all the golfers out there,you have never played all the good courses


    til you play Dalmuir in Clydebank,brilliant public course with one of the hardest par 3s


    i have ever seen,holes 13 to 18 are absolute killers

  8. Watching MOTD, maloney had a great game for wigan, going by the


    highlights. Involved in some good football. Took a great corner , that


    they scored from. High vicious swerve to the back post, friedel struggled


    to save it, great corner.

  9. gordybhoy64



    22:58 on


    3 November, 2012


    To all the golfers out there,you have never played all the good courses


    til you play Dalmuir in Clydebank,brilliant public course with one of the hardest par 3s


    i have ever seen,holes 13 to 18 are absolute killers







    Is that the par 3 on a plateau? Been years since I played dalmuir but always remember a par 3 that was on top of a hill that required pretty accurate iron shot?

  10. fanadpatriot



    Played there in 2001 or 2002, the wind was brutal.



    A quality links course, if I recall.



    I was a member of a couple of societies and we travel the lenght and breadth of Ireland, the wife wisny too happy mind you.

  11. hen1rik


    22:00 on


    3 November, 2012


    @SeemaChandwani: MP @tom_watson warned his personal safety is in danger over the paedophile ring he exposed in Parliament http://t.co/BALw6zdA < #AMustRead




    tom watson IS what an MP should be

  12. Exiled Tim


    I always,came into my own,at the nineteenth hole,but if you can find a better place on Gods earth,let me know.

  13. Estorilbhoy,that would be the 14th,the gully,


    not sure of the distance but very long par 3,to a fairly small green on a large


    sloping hill,absolute murder off the medal tees,


    there is also the wee drap that is only about 100yards,but you are about 60 feet above the green on the tee

  14. pedrocaravanachio67 on




    i think the hole you are talking about is called ” the wee drop” maybe the 11th, i think the hole gordybhoy64 is talking about is called “the gully”. the wee drop required a flick with a sand wedge, the gully required precision with a 5-7 iron depending on how well you hit the ball.



    loved Dalmuir, the only down side was you could tee off with a two ball in front of you, by the time you crossed the path before the second, that two ball had turned in to a seven ball !!!!!



    Gordybhoy, did you cut the corner at the 18th?

  15. gordybhoy64



    23:11 on


    3 November, 2012


    Estorilbhoy,that would be the 14th,the gully,




    The gully that’s it, never seen any pros play a hole like it on the telly, maybe the Open should be from dalmuir ( if we can move it nearer the sea ) :))

  16. Swansea fan on 5 live earlier reckon Ki will go for £20 m next season .. Now just think if a poster on here would have said that about him and lets say a Greek Ghod on here they would be slagged

  17. Jist Drapped in tae say……




    Celtic wull wull …maist Decidedly… Spifflicate, the Dundee Jampots, ra Morra..



    Celtic 5 Dundee Jampots0



    Right, Virginia?



    Ya Betcha!









    Still Laughin’.. like Heidi.

  18. Greenlion2


    I have said it before,we are looking to sell our players too low.Celtic players are the cream,pay the price.

  19. pedrocaravanachio67 on




    Hill 60 came after the gully, so once you had done in your card at the gully, you got to do your lungs in at the next hole. we used to drive from Johnstone on a sunday morning about six oclock to get the ball in the chute, we’d sometimes play it twice in a day….ah the memories.

  20. Where is this FTT decision?



    According to the good sources in contact with various contributors to this site, the FTT decision was handed to Sevco and HMRC a while ago.



    So, where is it?


    Is there any good reason why it has not been made public yet?



    Can anyone “in the know” explain why the delay?


    Is there a “not for public display” clause in it due to the sensitive nature of its contents?


    Is it due to the fact that a certain knight of the realm is due to be knocked of his horse?



    Or are those reliable sources not quite so reliable after all?

  21. 2 or three seasons playing champions league, hopefully in the group


    stage will add significantly to their value.

  22. tommytwiststommyturns on

    GL2 – I think the Ki deal involves us getting more money based on appearances.


    I hope we’ve got a sell-on clause too!




  23. I play at a relativly easy course, par 72, but compared to the majority of courses in scotland and Ireland it’s a cake walk.



    The wind is virtually non existant, it’s warm so the ball goes much further, I can even hit it about 100 yards.



    No the cheapest though.