Tannadice Park rocked with over 11,000 fans for Thursday’s match against St Mirren, proving that the play-offs, no matter how flawed, are hugely popular and also that there is a great latent support for a successful Dundee United side.
The death rattle of hope and ambition whispers hauntingly in the city air, as the football season nears its end.
Jim Spence: If Mark Ogren’s Dundee United purchase is a hobby it could turn out to be an expensive one
Dundee United fans will have to trust that new owner Mark Ogren can lead them to the promised land.
Last March I wrote in this column that battle loomed at Tannadice between some Dundee United fans’ groups and the board.
Dundee United may be battling to win promotion back to the top of Scottish football, but off the field they are also in the putative stages of a war.
“I wouldn’t swap the memories for the money,” said legendary Dundee United goalie Hamish McAlpine, at a dinner I was at with him last week, when asked did he regret not playing in today’s era of mega-riches for footballers.