The death rattle of hope and ambition whispers hauntingly in the city air, as the football season nears its end.
Rarely can a manager have had such a dramatic effect on a club as Ole Gunner Solskjaer has had at Manchester United.
Referee John Beaton faced the cameras after abandoning the midweek game between Kilmarnock and Motherwell, and explained that the fog had made things impossible.
In a week soured by sectarian bile and refereeing rows, I was glad to contemplate Scottish football in a more innocent vein.
Grass or plastic was the vexed question which raised its head once again in football this week.
Last Saturday’s first half performance by Dundee United was the finest by the Tangerines in a long while.
The boards at Dens and Tannadice have backed their managers to the hilt in this transfer window.
Steve Clarke at Kilmarnock is blowing every football assumption out of the water.
Dundee FC fans are concerned that the current majority shareholders FPS want to take their stake in the club to 75%, which some nervous supporters fear may see the owners take steps to ground share with United or, heaven forbid, even merge with them at some future stage.
Never was there a more crucial January month in Tannadice Street.