Dundee United star reveals the ‘clear the air’ talks that turned season around

Dundee United star Nicky Clark has explained how some of the senior Tannadice stars got together and plotted a course for the Arabs to get back on track after the opening day defeat by Aberdeen – and insists it has worked wonders for Thomas Courts’ side.

A 2-0 reverse at Pittodrie on the first day of the season saw Clark and his experienced teammates come up with a plan on the bus down the A90 after failing to put what they’d been working on in training into practice.


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That lead to a meeting a few days later with Dundee United shocking champions Rangers the following week with a 1-0 win for the Arabs at Tannadice and Clark thinks the clear the air talks helped change things for them.

“After the Aberdeen game, four or five of the more experienced ones sat down on the bus and spoke about it,” said Clark [Dundee Courier].

“We wrote a few things down to talk about on the Monday – to clear the air a bit.

“It was a case of a few things that didn’t work for us and what we maybe needed to do in the training to get things exactly as we wanted it.

“We only wrote it down so we’d remember so we knew what we’d speak about on the Monday.

“It worked for us. Since then we have been taking what we’ve been doing in training into matches.

“We were disappointed to lose and at the time we knew why. We didn’t follow through what we’d done in training.

“The following week against Rangers we took everything we worked on during the week into the game and got a great result.”

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