Dundee and Dundee United appear to have made outstanding signings in their striking departments, which make it even more likely that the Championship title will come down to a straight scrap between the two city clubs.
Celtic will win the Premiership title this season on their way to 10 in a row.
Stevie May’s on-off transfer to St Johnstone highlights the issue of how vexatious the movement of players can be in football.
With all four Scottish clubs having completed their opening jaunts into this season’s European football I wonder when, if ever, we might see Dundee or United play in that arena again.
The domestic football season is underway again with the Betfred cup.
Dundee United have thrown down the gauntlet to neighbours Dundee, and the rest of the Championship contenders, with the signing of Lawrence Shankland.
The David Turnbull signs for Celtic, no he doesn’t, yes he does, saga, is a lesson in how modern football works when seriously big money is at stake.
In Scotland we have to decide whether we really want to be a serious player in both our men’s and women’s football.
I suggested in this column a few weeks ago that James McPake working with an experienced man might be the way forward at Dundee FC.