In this week's Talking Football, Courier sports writers Eric Nicolson and Ian Roache assess the significance of Dundee United's first league defeat, James McPake's willingness to make bold selection calls and St Johnstone's new signings making their mark.
Dundee players left Dens Park to a chorus of boos on Saturday.
Stevie May’s move to St Johnstone appears to have collapsed, opening the door to both Dundee and St Mirren.
In Talking Football, our writers Ian Roache, Eric Nicolson and Neil Robertson look at Dundee United's get-out-of-jail win over Arbroath, wonder why Dundee keep losing goals from setpieces and consider St Johnstone's heavy home defeat to Rangers.
There have been mutterings of disaffection from some St Johnstone fans about manager Tommy Wright after Saints’ dire start to the season.
It is a puzzle to test the detective skills of even Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot.
TALKING FOOTBALL: Dundee have to worry about Dundee United gap AND the teams that are now above them
In this week's Talking Football Ian Roache and Eric Nicolson have the last word on the Dundee derby and its implications, as well as assessing deadline day for St Johnstone.
Grim results and worrying trends are put under the microscope in this week's Talking Football with Eric Nicolson and Ian Roache.
Dundee United have given the chasing packing encouragement, Ian McCall hasn’t missed Robbie Neilson and Tommy Wright and Amy MacDonald have become embroiled in one of the more bizarre Scottish football spats.
In the latest Talking Football podcast Eric Nicolson, Ian Roache and Jim Spence discuss Dundee United's need to get more physical, Dundee's need for a 'statement' win and St Johnstone's need for any sort of win.