Last week Motherwell manager Mark McGhee defended Mixu Paatelainen by claiming that if Dundee United had appointed him instead of the Finn, he would also have been unable to keep the club in the top tier with the players at his disposal.
St Johnstone earned the bragging rights in the Tayside derby with this ultimately comfortable victory over Dundee.
Chris Millar has been putting the international break to good use.
St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay believes the Perth club’s summer European campaign was beginning to take its toll, and the two-week international break has come at just the right time.
Ryan Gauld and Stevie May have made an immediate impact on the Scotland management team, Mark McGhee has revealed.
It was a case of frustration all round at Firhill as a soaked pitch forced the abandonment of Saturday’s league clash between Partick Thistle and St Johnstone at half-time.
Steve Lomas didn't live in fear of the sack when St Johnstone were sitting bottom of the SPL, and he doesn't expect to be head-hunted now that they are second top.
Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod was the surprise inclusion as Scotland manager Gordon Strachan named his squad for the international double-header later this month.
St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas is understood to be in a two-way battle with former Chelsea player Dennis Wise in the race to become the new boss of Millwall.
St Johnstone striker Gregory Tade has travelled to Transylvania to discuss a move to former Romanian champions CFR Cluj.