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Thread: Arabs vs Doonhamers

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    Arabs vs Doonhamers

    Ref: William Collum
    Linesmen: Drew Kirkland & Gary Logan

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    With all due respect Albertz you are playing the TERRORS.
    The ARABS are the fans, not the team.
    Common error though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARAbCHNID View Post
    With all due respect Albertz you are playing the TERRORS.
    The ARABS are the fans, not the team.
    Common error though....
    Hes not the sharpest tool in the box

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    He is definitely a tool though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARAbCHNID View Post
    With all due respect Albertz you are playing the TERRORS.
    The ARABS are the fans, not the team.
    Common error though....
    Never knew that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBERTZ_11 View Post
    Never knew that
    Me neither.

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    Hopefully Dundee Utd will not terrorise us, - or the Arabs will be rejoicing!

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    [QUOTE=louisxiv;39362842]Me neither.[/So why are Dundee United called the Arabs - I get asked now and then! From Pie&Bovril....

    ARABS
    The collective noun applicable to supporters of Dundee United. It is now fairly common currency among tabloid sports journalists, though some remain confused as to whom it actually refers, sometimes mistakenly using it to describe the team. Just as Hibees are the team while Hibbies are the fans, Jam Tarts are the team while Jambos are the fans, so Dundee United are the Terrors while their supporters are Arabs (the definite article is rarely used).
    The origin of the term is guaranteed to spark debate amongst United fans and there is no definitive answer. It is fair to say that the most commonly accepted version dates back to the mid-1960s. The winter of 1962/63 was particularly harsh and United had already been denied two matches due to Tannadice being icebound. Desperate to play a Scottish Cup tie against Albion Rovers in January 1963, United hired a tar burner of the kind used by road-layers to melt the ice. However the predictable after-effect left the playing surface all but devoid of grass. Undaunted, the directors ordered several lorry-loads of sand, spread it around, painted some lines on it and, astonishingly, the referee pronounced the pitch playable! United won the tie handsomely, prompting some observers to comment that they had taken to the new surface "like Arabs."
    The supporters, however, quickly hijacked the name for themselves, the next few matches witnessing some fans wearing crude approximations of Arab headgear. The practice never became widespread until the late 70s and early 80s when it was seen at cup semi-finals and finals. By the early 1990s even the official club souvenir shops were selling replicas of Arab keffiyehs in tangerine and black.
    By that time the term Arabs had become more widely used, largely as the result of regular references to it by the popular United fanzine The Final Hurdle, which first appeared in 1988.

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    Very tough ask today to get anything at Tannadice but with Queens you just never know as they are more than capable of producing a coupon busting performance when up against it. The lack of information on the OS site is both unusual and not good enough for this game. Mon the South.

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    https://youtu.be/1FqscDdGYdM

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