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DUSF Members vote to complete Gussie Park works

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The installation of a new spectator stand as part of the redevelopment of Gussie Park will now proceed after Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation members agreed to donate a further £50,000 towards the project.

In a ballot of members 95.6% voted for the proposal from a turnout of 79.9%.

This overwhelming vote in favour of the proposal means the stand installation will be completed in time for the new season. DUSF members have already raised funds towards a FIFA-approved playing surface, perimeter fencing, improved spectator areas, new FIFA-compliant floodlighting, replacement goals and technical areas and upgraded toilets and changing rooms.

This ballot result increases the sum invested in the Gussie Park redevelopment by Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation members to £382,000, and the sum invested in total to Dundee United FC, fans’ projects and charities to £523,000 since our launch in 2017.
A legal agreement was recently signed by DUSF and DUFC, to ensure that Foundation members investment is protected.
As part of the this agreement, the entire Gussie Park complex will be renamed Foundation Park. This is a fitting and lasting testament to all DUSF Members who have made contributions to make this happen.

86% turnout for overwhelming yes vote

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DUSF are delighted to announce that the funding proposal put to Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation members in a ballot conducted over the last three days has been overwhelmingly accepted. There was a turnout of 86% of the voting members with an overwhelming majority of 98.7% voting in favour of the proposal. The Proposal sought members approval to fund works to the value of £215,000 at Gussie Park. This convincing result will authorise funding of Phase 1 of improvements that are crucial to the development of our Academy. Works completed in Phase 1 include the new FIFA approved playing surface, perimeter fencing and improved spectator areas, new floodlighting to meet FIFA recommendations, replacement goals and dugouts, upgrades to the changing rooms and toilets. 

This resounding yes vote will also allow the commencement of Phase 2 which includes the construction of a 200 plus seater spectator stand and associated groundworks. This spectator facility is required to allow the Academy teams to play at Gussie and is also a requirement for the newly promoted Dundee United Women’s Football Club to be able to play their Scottish Women’s Premier League fixtures at Gussie Park.

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On sale now: ‘Tales from Tannadice Street’

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Pre-Order your copy of ‘Tales From Tannadice Street’ now – £10.99 plus P&P

Remembering Ralph Milne, jousting with Jim McLean, McAlpine the goal-scoring keeper…

‘Tales From Tannadice Street’ weaves together a collection of fine writing and illustration dedicated to Dundee United. It makes for an extended love letter to the club, a romance spun around Ivan Golac, Jerry Kerr, Jim McLean and all of the rest. Produced by the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation in conjunction with Nutmeg magazine, here is a high quality collection of articles by various authors from screenwriter Neil Forsyth to former midfielder Craig Easton that are nostalgic, analytical, comic, thrilling and heartbreaking.

To open these 170 plus pages is to push a turnstile into Tannadice.

14 May 1983: The day time stood still in Dundee – Richard Winton
Dode Fox duo’s winning blether – Alistair Heather
Remembering Ralph – Neil Forsyth
Wee Jim’s enormous legacy – Craig Easton
Special Brew’s golden goal – Tom McKinnon
How United outbid ‘bigger clubs’ in ’86 – Ian Roache
The man who started it all – Mike Watson
Plus much, much, more……

You can Pre-order HERE


Legends become Honorary Members

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Dundee United Legends become Honorary Members of DUSF


DUSF are delighted to announce that five players from the Dundee United FC 1983 Championship winning squad have accepted our invitation to become honorary members of the Foundation.

The DUSF Steering Group recently met with, Paul Hegarty, John Reilly, John Holt, Hamish McAlpine and Maurice Malpas to give them a bit of background information on the Foundation and to update them on current and future plans. Following the meeting they all agreed to support DUSF by becoming honorary members.

It’s a great privilege to have five members of the squad responsible for that magnificent achievement in 1983 as honorary members and we are hugely grateful for their support.


United Legends Q&A on Friday 14th May

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The Foundation, in association with Dundee Rep are delighted to invite you to a Q&A with United Legends:

Join Legends Maurice Malpas, Paul Hegarty, Davie Dodds, Hamish McAlpine and John Holt on Friday 14th May at 8:15. This is a free online event brought to you in association with DUSF and Dundee Rep.

You can also make a donation to our chosen charity partner Alzheimer Scotland. The event is open to members and non-members of DUSF. Also, don’t miss your last chance see Smile, the Jim McLean play which is streaming on-line until Sunday 16th May.

Click here to register for the Legends Q&A

DUSF hit £100,000 fundraising target

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We are delighted to announce that due to the support and fantastic backing from our 1,800 plus members, £17,500 will be transferred to Dundee United FC today meaning the target total of £100,000 that we set in January has been met. This has allowed DUSF to contribute much needed additional funds to assist the Club in their recovery from the financial impact caused by the pandemic.

In a recent period where the very soul of football has been under threat from corporate owners in England, Spain and Italy, this financial support that members have given to their Club in a time of crisis for themselves is truly remarkable and quite humbling.  It clearly demonstrates the passion and loyalty we all have for our beloved football club.

Our thanks to each and every one of our members, and we hope the Foundation can continue to grow in numbers and influence as we look towards ensuring a bright future for Dundee United FC.

This is the second tranche of £100,000 that DUSF has provided to the Club in recent months. Given the extraordinary season this has been, members voted overwhelmingly in January that money would be given to the Club to assist directly in COVID-19 recovery.

The first £100,000 transferred in June 2020 assisted the Club’s short-term cashflow, and will be re-assigned to a capital project when normality resumes. The next phase of our partnership will be to work with the Club and our members to identify enduring, sustainable projects that we would put to a future member vote for DUSF financial support. For example, a bricks and mortar facility that would enhance our capability to attract and retain high-quality youth academy prospects.

In addition to these funds transferred over the last 10 months, the Foundation has also raised money to support improved facilities for supporters with disabilities, local charities, and other fan-led projects. In total over £233,000 has been raised since DUSF was launched in June 2017.

We have seen recently with the European Super League proposals what can happen when that trust between fans and the boardroom breaks down. We are convinced that a growing Foundation can not only help the Club financially, but can also have a key role in developing a mutually beneficial Supporter/Board relationship.

Bob Servant announced as the first Foundation Ambassador

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After protracted negotiations that involved several bottles of Foundation 1909 Lager, we are ‘over the moon’ to be able to name the legendary Bob Servant as the first DUSF Ambassador. 

Mr Servant’s main role will be to “oil the wheels” behind the scenes as we strive to hit our end of April £ target.  Welcome aboard Bob.

DUSF unveil plaque to commemorate Club Founder

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The 6th Of April is the anniversary of the death of Pat Reilly. On that date, DUSF unveiled a plaque to commemorate our Club Founder.

When DUSF researched the life of Pat Reilly recently we thought it would be fitting if there was a permanent memorial to him.
So we approached Dundee City Council and received permission to erect a plaque on a bench close to his gravestone. We installed it on the anniversary of his death.

Arabs will now have somewhere to sit and ponder the meaning of life as they remember the Founder of our beloved football club. Without him, quite simply there would be no Dundee United Football Club.

98% of Foundation Members vote for funding proposal

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We are pleased to announce that the funding proposal put to Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation members in a ballot conducted over the last three days has been accepted. There was a turnout of 92% of the voting members with an overwhelming majority of 98% voting in favour of the proposal. This convincing result will allow the transfer of £60,000 to the Club to kick-start a campaign to raise a total target amount of £100,000. All income from DUSF monthly subscriptions and/or donations from current and new members will be transferred to the Club until 30th April 2021 or earlier if the £100,000 target is achieved sooner. Additionally, the arrangement agreed following the transfer of £100,000 in June 2020 will be extended by twelve months.


Joint Statement from Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation and Dundee United FC