There has been much talk on Tayside recently about a merger between Dundee and Dundee United.

With little more than supposition and guesswork, having American owners at each club has led to some massive conclusions being drawn.

5th January 2019, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Partick Thistle; Fraser Fyvie of Dundee United scores a penalty for 1-1 in the 61st minute

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Both clubs have refuted suggestions that any such move was on the cards.

But, that hasn’t stopped it causing consternation amongst fans.

It was never on the cards.

12th January 2019, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Dunfermline Athletic; Dundee United new owner Mark Ogren

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Anyone coming into Scottish football and trying to merge two big clubs are never going to pull it off.

Whether there are benefits to it or not are for others to argue but unless an individual buys both clubs outright then it’ll never happen.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; General view of Tannadice Park, home of Dundee United (

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Quite why fans were so quick to want to take this one at face value doesn’t make much sense.

 

Linking them because they both have American owners is either lazy or a bit naive.

We’re talking about two clubs with a massive history and just because they are both owned by Americans it doesn’t mean there’s plans to kill them off.

Part of the appeal for Americans investing in British football is the history that clubs have.

Coming in and killing off two of Scotland’s biggest clubs certainly doesn’t fit the bill there.

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