There was no place like home for Dundee United as they showed brains, heart and courage to whizz three points clear at the top of the Championship.
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.
Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson has raised the ghost of winters past as a reason for the Tangerines to crack on over Christmas.
Lawrence Shankland saved Dundee United's blushes with a spectacular late double to beat Arbroath 2-1 at Tannadice.
A week earlier, Lawrence Shankland was the subject of a row. This time he was the focus of a “Wow.”
Former Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara has returned to a prominent role in Scottish football as Dunfermline's new consultant. Ian Roache looks back on his eventful career, both as player and manager.
Brechin City 0 Dundee United 5: Tangerines take giant step towards play-offs as Scott McDonald makes all difference
Scott McDonald helped transform Dundee United into convincing winners at Glebe Park despite only playing one half of the game.
Jackie McNamara has made a dramatic return to Scottish football as Dunfermline’s new consultant.
Rab Douglas: Late loss hard to take but Arbroath have to be upbeat after running Dundee United so close
On reflection, the only disappointing thing about Arbroath’s trip to Tannadice was that there were no points to take back down the road.
Championship report card: Dundee United in good place despite Arbroath scare but Dundee behind schedule
The Championship campaign is six matches in and our writer Ian Roache assesses how the four Courier country clubs are faring.