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.
Dundee boss Neil McCann needs his men to start converting good play into wins, or face a relegation scrap.
Derek McInnes dodged a bullet by staying at Aberdeen FC, and turning down an approach by Rangers for their manager’s job.
Imagine owning a car or a house and only using it for four hours a fortnight, leaving it to sit idle for the other 332 hours.
Sunday’s clash between Dundee and Dundee United will focus intense scrutiny on both managers.
The referee in football is always right. He or she never makes a wrong decision.
The cacophonous clattering and splashing of oars as Gordon Strachan doubters rowed furiously backwards on Thursday night was deafening.
Stephen Thompson is taking the path of patience in appointing Dundee United’s next manager.
John Hughes yelled Boo Boo at his under-performing Raith Rovers players in a very loud voice last weekend, but will ‘Yogi’s’ verbal blast fall on deaf ears or galvanise his team?
‘The life of man is solitary, nasty, brutish, and short’, wrote the philosopher Thomas Hobbes.