Sunday’s clash between Dundee and Dundee United will focus intense scrutiny on both managers.
The time for video technology in football has come.
“I wouldn’t swap the memories for the money,” said legendary Dundee United goalie Hamish McAlpine, at a dinner I was at with him last week, when asked did he regret not playing in today’s era of mega-riches for footballers.
It’s time for Scottish football to rediscover the meaning of the word ‘gallus’.
“The noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England”. The writer Samuel Johnson penned those words in 1773.
Dundee’s two football sides need to be in the top league at the same time for the good of football in the city.
The sacking season for managers is now over. Scottish bosses can breathe a temporary sigh of relief.
Tommy Gemmell’s death this week robbed Scottish football of one its most flamboyant characters.
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.
The fantasy idea of a director of football role is one which gets a regular airing in Scottish football, but few clubs ever go down the road of appointing one.