Come along to Club ’83 for a drink before the game v Queen of the South on Saturday 3rd of November at 1.30 p.m and find out more about the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation.
Information will be there to take away and members of the DUSF Steering Group will be there to answer any questions. You can also join the Foundation on the day. Hope to see you there. Members and non-members welcome.
The latest newsletter including feedback on the meeting with Mike Martin and Jimmy Fyffe on the 9th October, is in your inbox.
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The DUSF steering group
Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation Director Graham McLelland talks to Radio Tay about the sacking of Csaba Laszlo and the recent hiring and sacking of managers, trying to get United back into the SPFL Premiership. Listen to the audio clip from Radio Tay below.
DUSF Joint statement along with Fans United and The Fed DUSC
Yesterday we sent a letter to Dundee United FC Chairman Stephen Thompson and Director Mike Martin signed by representatives of Dundee United Supporters Foundation, The Federation of Dundee United Supporters’ Clubs and Fans United.
The letter asks a number of questions around the financial situation at the club including the possibility of potential investors and the sale of Gussie Park. We have also asked questions on the operational arrangements at the club and the impact of another season in the Championship on these arrangements.
We asked the Club to consider these questions urgently and respond in writing within 14 days.
The news today that Mr Thompson has resigned as Chairman with immediate effect with Mr Martin replacing him makes our request for clarity even more relevant. Particularly as Mr Thompson now plans to dispose of the bulk of his current 54 per cent shareholding during the next few months and Mr Martin has been part of a Board that has delivered the unacceptable footballing and financial results of recent years.
Thanks once again to all of our new members since last Saturday. We are heading towards the 450 mark !!!
Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation Director Graham McLelland talks to Radio Tay about the worrying recent news where Dundee United Chairman Stephen Thompson has sold The GA Arena at Gussie Park to fellow Director Mike Martin for a reported £1 million. Listen to the audio clip from Radio Tay below.
The Federation of Dundee United Supporters Clubs, Fans United & Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation are pleased with the announcement by Dundee United Football Club that Mr Stephen Thompson is stepping down as Chairman .
We think this a sensible measure given the continued difficulties of the Club on and off the park.
We would also urge Mr Thompson to relinquish his majority shareholding of the Club as soon as possible and let Dundee United move forward and ‘ heal ‘ as a Club after a traumatic few years.
A possible candidate to take over the Chairman’s role would be Mike Martin, who to many Arabs has gone under the radar as Director on the board and has recently purchased a 33% shareholding of the Club. This, however would be of great concern to all groups given Mr Martin’s seven year involvement at the Club as a full Director and close ally of Mr Thompson with both men presiding of the Club both on and off the park over the past few years.
The thought of Mr Thompson continuing to be owner and major shareholder of the club along with Mr Martin as Chairman or continuing as Director of the Club is a major concern and we would question how much change this action would make.
However, we welcome the two new additions to the Board, Mr David Dorward and Mr Jimmy Fyffe and wish them every success in their new posts.
The Federation, Fans United & Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation urges all Arabs to get behind the team and hope that we can gain promotion this season.
The DUSF Steering group committee