Prior to Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie between Dumbarton and Dundee, I was convinced that the Dark Blues’ superior firepower would be enough to take them comfortably through to the quarter-finals.
Now that Dundee have played all of the other Premiership sides, it is perhaps time to reflect upon how the campaign has gone so far.
Following an at times hair-raising 45-minute taxi ride from the centre of Budapest today, I had my first look at Dundee’s state-of-the-art Globall Football Park training centre.
It was a bleary-eyed group of Dundee players and backroom staff who jetted into a sweltering Budapest this morning.
Football club chief executives, or whatever other title the main behind-the-scenes operators are given, are always dividers of opinion.
Through the whole laborious process of the American investment in Dundee Football Club I’m sure I wasn’t alone in having a foot in the cautious optimism and cautious scepticism camps.