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.
For football purists last night’s Dundee derby will linger in the memory like a rainy January weekend in Blackpool.
I was at Craig Levein’s press conference in 1997 when he announced his retiral through injury as a Hearts player.
Form and consistency in football tends to be as elusive as the Scottish wildcat.
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.
Hampden might resemble a ghost town tomorrow when San Marino are the visitors.
There have been mutterings of disaffection from some St Johnstone fans about manager Tommy Wright after Saints’ dire start to the season.
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.
Title races are marathons not sprints but points in the bag at an early stage can leave the back-markers struggling to close the gap on runaway leaders.
A sofa bed is indirectly responsible for my installation as Dundee University rector today.