For football purists last night’s Dundee derby will linger in the memory like a rainy January weekend in Blackpool.
Jim Spence: Lawrence Shankland’s Scotland success story should inspire every player who has suffered setback
Lawrence Shankland’s performances in his two Scotland appearances were a boost for every player who has ever suffered a career setback.
Having watched Tayside’s top three teams in the last week my fear factor has grown for two of them - the Dundee pair.
There have been mutterings of disaffection from some St Johnstone fans about manager Tommy Wright after Saints’ dire start to the season.
Scottish football’s new TV deal with Sky received the kind of welcome reserved for a drunken uncle at a wedding reception.
Form and consistency in football tends to be as elusive as the Scottish wildcat.
Dundee United will romp to the Championship title and back to the Premiership.
Tannadice Park rocked with over 11,000 fans for Thursday’s match against St Mirren, proving that the play-offs, no matter how flawed, are hugely popular and also that there is a great latent support for a successful Dundee United side.
Title races are marathons not sprints but points in the bag at an early stage can leave the back-markers struggling to close the gap on runaway leaders.
The English Premier League is the best in Europe, and therefore in the world – four clubs in the finals of the two European trophies proves it.