For football purists last night’s Dundee derby will linger in the memory like a rainy January weekend in Blackpool.
Jim Spence: Lawrence Shankland’s Scotland success story should inspire every player who has suffered setback
Lawrence Shankland’s performances in his two Scotland appearances were a boost for every player who has ever suffered a career setback.
Dundee United will romp to the Championship title and back to the Premiership.
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.
Dundee United’s insistence that star striker Lawrence Shankland will be going nowhere in the January transfer window will bring a huge sense of relief to their supporters.
If football fans were weather presenters they would possess only two forecasts - either a permanent sunny period of settled brightness, or a deep Atlantic depression settling in from the west.
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.
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.