Personalised Dundee United Football Book - Gift Details

Football supporters. Some of them border on the fanatical, don’t they? They go to every game, have all the shirts, lead the terrace sing-song. In fact, they even have their team’s logo inscribed on their pants and socks.

What do you get the football nut who’s already got everything his team has to offer? Well, you could opt for this history-packed Dundee United Football Book, made up of tabloid-sized reprints of the original newspaper coverage from the date.

Following the Terrors’ fortunes from 1925 through to the end of last season, this Football Book covers all the club’s highs and lows, including their top-flight league success in 1983.

Along with Aberdeen, Dundee United are the only team to break the Old Firm’s dominance of Scotland’s top flight. Having secured back-to-back League Cups in ’80 and ’81, the Terrors bagged the big one in 1983 when, under the great Jim McLean, the club won the Scottish League. Since then, they’ve gone on to win the Scottish Cup on two occasions. This football book uses reprints of original newspaper reports to help you relive these magic moments, as well as highlighting the exploits of club legends like Paul Sturrock, Doug Smith, David Narey, Hamish McAlpine and Maurice Malpas.

All the articles are printed on luxury paper and independently cut and bound in a hardback book.

Now available with colour print option for coverage from 2006 onwards.

Your Gift Personalised

Personalise the Dundee United Football Book by featuring the recipient’s Name and a Message on the certificate on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold embossed on the front cover.

General Information

This personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, and you can pick from a selection of smart, high-quality covers (see below). All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror. Choose to have black and white pages in your book or, for an extra £5 only, you can even choose to have colour pages included in your football book. What's more, you can have their Name embossed on the cover in gold lettering for a small extra charge. Here's what you can choose from:

  • Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white pages. The book title is beautifully embossed and also features a “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’. Emboss the cover with the recipient’s Name for just £5
  • Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – For an extra £5 only, you can have all of the above, but with the addition of colour pages (from 2006 onwards).
  • Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, so you can choose a cover that best suits your team and tastes, making your gift really special and personal. Includes colour content for post-2006 coverage and free embossing of the recipient’s name.
  • Our Personalised Dundee United Football Book contains a minimum of 22% colour pages.

Delivery Details

UK Delivery Carrier Cost
Standard Royal Mail £3.99 1 - 3 Days 1-3 days
Urgent Courier £6.99 1 - 2 Days Next Day
Working Days

We operate Monday to Friday only, so weekends and holidays do not count in the production or postage timescales quoted. Orders placed before 12 midday begin production that day, while orders received after this time begin the following day. Orders placed on a Friday afternoon or over a weekend will begin production on Monday.

Production + Delivery

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International Delivery Leadtimes (where available)
European delivery is available on this gift
Delivery outside Europe (worldwide) is available on this gift
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 days
  • Rest of the World: 5 - 7 days
Urgent Lead Time from production (Fedex courier):
  • Europe: 1 -3 days
  • North America: 1 - 2 days
  • Rest of the World: 3 - 5 days
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Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Terrors

Dundee United FC was founded in 1900. The club has since gone on to become one of the most successful Scottish football sides after the Old Firm. Dundee United was formed by the Irish Catholic community of the city and the team has always played at Tannadice Park. Although the Terrors reached the First Division in 1925, Dundee United was almost forced to fold due to the Great Depression. The club survived and Dundee United has gone on to win every domestic honour, including the Scottish Premier League title. The team is particularly famous for their entertaining European Cup runs in the 1960s and 1980s. Dundee United beat prestigious clubs such as Barcelona and Juventus and they reached the UEFA Cup final in 1987. The Terrors’ European form led to an invitation to play in the North American Soccer League for two summers. Dundee United became known as the Dallas Tornados and the Terrors adopted the American team’s bright orange kit colour when they returned to Scotland.

Personalised Dundee United Football Books - Inspired Gifts

A Dundee United Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Terrors. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Dundee United Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Dundee United memorabilia collection.

Dundee United Football Book Coverage

This Dundee United Football Book opens with coverage of the Terrors’ 1-0 win over Celtic in 1925. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the Twentieth Century, plus highlights from the present era.

The Dundee United Football Book features many memorable matches, including European ties where the Terrors beat the best Europe could offer, such as Barcelona and Juventus. The Gift Books cover the heart wrenching European Cup semi-final against Roma in 1984 and the UEFA Cup final of 1987 against Gothenburg. On the domestic front, the Dundee United Books incorporate a selection of key matches including the hard fought 4-3 win over Celtic in 1949 and several victories against arch rival Dundee FC. One example is the 3-0 win in 1980 that secured the League Cup for the second year in a row. Dundee FC was beaten again in 1983, as Dundee United became champions of the Scottish Premier League. You can read about the disappointment of Scottish Cup Final in 1991 against Motherwell and beating Rangers to secure the Cup in 1994. The Dundee United Gift Book contains a variety of magic moments, which have all been significant to the club’s history.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Dundee United’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts for fans of the Terrors and a great addition for a collector of Dundee memorabilia.

Dundee United Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Dundee United memorabilia or looking for other Dundee gifts, why not consider our Dundee United Calendar or Dundee United Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Terrors’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Dundee United fans. Other Dundee presents include special Framed Newspaper Reprints and Dundee United Mugs.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Dundee United FC was originally named Dundee Hibernian.
  • Tannadice Park is situated just 170 yards away from Dens Park - home of local rivals Dundee FC. No other two grounds are situated closer together in the whole of the United Kingdom.
  • Dundee United won their first major trophy in 1980, beating Aberdeen 3-0 in a replay of the Scottish League Cup Final.
  • Dundee United faced Barcelona four times during their famous European Cup runs. The Catalan giants were beaten on every occasion and had never previously suffered so many losses to a British side.
  • Although the Terrors lost the UEFA cup final in 1987, Dundee United was presented with the first ever FIFA Fair Play award for the behaviour of their supporters during the tournament.
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Personalised Dundee United Football Book

from £ 39.99
  • The history of Dundee United over the last century
  • Filled with news reports written at the time
  • Beautifully bound hardback book (38cm x 31cm) with new range of covers
  • Now available with colour print option - colour from 2006
  • Updated with the latest 2016/2017 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift

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