Talking Football is back for the season and our football writers Eric Nicolson, Neil Robertson and Ian Roache look at Dundee's points drought and the perfect league starts for St Johnstone and Dundee United.
Dundee 3 St Johnstone 2: Dark Blues finally end long wait for Premiership win in pulsating Tayside derby
Five goals, three penalties and a red card – yes, this pulsating game at Dens Park was certainly worth the admission money for the 6,001 fans inside the ground.
Dundee have the sixth-highest wage bill in the Scottish Premiership, according to the latest Global Salaries Survey.
In this week’s Talking Football, Courier Sports writers Ian Roache, Eric Nicolson and Neil Robertson discuss the two Dundee clubs' Scottish Cup shockers while heaping praise on East Fife boss Barry Smith.
Our football writers Ian Roache and Neil Robertson use this week's Talking Football to look forward to an East End Park cracker, ponder how St Johnstone will do at Pittodrie and consider whether it was a point gained or two lost for Dundee.
Considering that before Saturday, St Johnstone had last lost in the league away from home on August 27 up in Inverness, the result and scoreline against Dundee was surprising to say the least.
St Johnstone secured bragging rights in the Tayside derby with this comfortable win over Dundee – and all but assured their place in the Premiership top six for yet another season.
In this week’s Talking Football, Courier Sports writers Ian Roache and Neil Robertson discuss THAT penalty decision, ponder what might have been for Dundee in Inverness and consider a merger as raised by Jim Spence.
There was delight for Dundee boss Paul Hartley and frustration for Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon as the transfer window closed at midnight.
In this week’s Talking Football, Courier Sports writers Neil Robertson, Eric Nicolson and Ian Roache discuss Dundee's defeat at Pittodrie, consider St Johnstone's chances of pipping Hearts and reflect upon the draw between Dunfermline and Dundee United.