Fans’ group expresses Gussie concerns

Dundee United's Gussie Park

Fans’ group the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation have expressed concern the proposed sale of the club’s Gussie Park facility has added to “financial uncertainty” surrounding the Tangerines.

And they’ve revealed a vote by their membership means they will not be lending any financial support to the current Tannadice board.

It was revealed yesterday that United plan to sell Gussie Park to vice-chairman Mike Martin in order to raise £1 million.

As the Tele revealed, it is a move that has not been welcomed by some sections of the support.

That’s been confirmed in the DUSF statement, released late last night.

“Today’s news regarding the potential sale of the club’s GA Arena academy facility only adds to the financial uncertainty at the club,” it read.

“The sale of an asset, that’s development was partly funded by supporters’ donations, raises a number of questions we will look to formulate with the other fans’ groups in the coming days.”

And the DUSF also revealed cash they’ve raised so far will be staying with so long as the current Tannadice regime remains in place.

“Following a survey of our members the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation has voted overwhelmingly (more than 80%) not to support the current board of Dundee United Football Club by means of any monetary donation or loans.

“There is real concern amongst the DUSF members that any money donated to the club will disappear into the big black financial hole that currently exists.

“Therefore monies raised and held by the Foundation will not be allocated to the current board and may be used when the crisis, which appears inevitable, hits the football club.”