Eamonn Bannon on Dundee United’s class of 83: ‘The shame is it will never be repeated’

14 May 2023 07:00
Forty years on from club’s only Scottish league title, a key part in their success story looks back on the extraordinary featOn 15 May 1983, Eamonn Bannon should have been part of Dundee United’s squad at a civic reception. This extraordinary team under an extraordinary manager, Jim McLean, had won the Scottish Premier Division a day earlier. Bannon scored United’s second goal in a 2-1 win at the home of Dundee, United’s great rivals. “The real shame is it will never be repeated,” Bannon says. “Unless Dundee United are bought by a Middle Eastern country.”Bannon was honouring a prior commitment. “I had agreed to play in a testimonial for Jim McArthur, the Hibs goalkeeper,” he explains. “I drove to Edinburgh that Sunday, rain coming down like stair rods. Hungover.” Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian