Dundee manager James McPake was absolutely right to change course at East End Park.
This is the time when people get asked for their predictions for the season ahead.
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On reflection, the only disappointing thing about Arbroath’s trip to Tannadice was that there were no points to take back down the road.
It was a bad weekend for the two Dundee clubs and I have to confess that I didn’t see either result coming.
Like every other Scotland fan I have been left extremely disappointed by the last two results.
The most interesting thing for me going the derby, given my Dundee connection, is how they will shape up in attack.