I was a bit bemused when BBC Reporting Scotland reported last night that Tannadice would have 'half empty stands' today as Rangers were boycotting the Scottish cup 5th round game against Dundee United. Their BBC colleagues had been tweeting yesterday about the nearly 10,000 tickets sold so I'm not sure where Reporting Scotland got their information from.
It doesn't look half empty here. Johnny Russell's first goal for United after just 15 seconds..
United eased into the quarter finals with a 3 nil win although Rangers did have a good spell in the 2nd half. Naismith and Black of Rangers were sent off in the last ten minutes for a straight red and a 2nd yellow card respectively.
Naismith sent for an early shower...
Black walks off slowly. There was a bit of 'banter' between him and the United fans and he took it in good fun. Spinning the corner flag before going down the tunnel.
Despite all the hype before the game about possible crowd trouble and road closures etc I didn't see anything untoward. Apart from the usual banter and some terrible dancing in the stands. Some folk were dancing the 'macarena' but singing 'mcnamara' to celebrate the new manager's arrival ( Jackie McNamara)
I think this is how it should have been done..(UPDATE...8th Feb 2013..Great video of United's goals)....