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Publication Date
01 November 2009
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Dundee United

The Official Centenary History
by Peter Rundo and Mike Watson - Find out more about the author

’A magificent book ... ranks as one of the finest centenary productions of any Scottish club,’ - Graham Speirs, The Times 

'A lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched account of the Tannadice club,' - The Scotsman

Dundee United celebrates its centenary in 2009. This official history, written by two men deeply ensconced at the very heart of the club, is the most comprehensive account of Dundee United’s history ever published.

Reflecting the many colourful events it has encountered over the past 100 years, The Official History of Dundee United records all the high and low moments the club has enjoyed, profiles famous players, events and personalities from each era and includes coverage from behind-the-scenes events as revealed by club minute books, dating back to its foundation in 1909. A comprehensive statistical history of each season is also presented in the latter part of the book. Illustrated throughout with match images, portraits and memorabilia, this is both a fascinating and beautifully presented account of one of Scottish football’s great institutions and a must-have for all true fans of Dundee United.

Peter Rundo has been the club’s match day programme editor since 1984, with the exception of the period between 2003 and 2005 (when the task was undertaken by Mike Watson). He has written several books about the club, including one as ghost-writer for the autobiography of Paul Sturrock, one of the club’s most famous players. Peter, who together with his wife, runs a long-established business selling football books, programmes and other memorabilia throughout the UK, is the foremost authority on the club’s history.

Mike Watson was a director of the club between 2003 and 2005 and was the author of Rags to Riches, the first history of Dundee United. He has contributed articles to the club programme and its monthly magazine for many years.