One New Year resolution all football fans should avoid is trying to change our natural state of existence: hypocrisy.
This is a brutal time of year for professional footballers.
The referee in football is always right. He or she never makes a wrong decision.
Sunday’s clash between Dundee and Dundee United will focus intense scrutiny on both managers.
Scotland desperately needs new Wembley heroes in the mould of the 1967 team which humbled the World Cup winners on their own patch with Law and Baxter giving a master class, or the 1928 Wembley Wizards who hammered the Auld enemy 5-1 on their hallowed turf.
Tommy Gemmell’s death this week robbed Scottish football of one its most flamboyant characters.
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.
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.
Celtic are flying the flag for Scotland in the Champions League, although this week’s 5-0 mauling by mega rich PSG has left the flag in tatters and at half mast.
I once interviewed Neil Lennon and Billy Connolly together at Pittodrie.