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.