Dundee United’s insistence that star striker Lawrence Shankland will be going nowhere in the January transfer window will bring a huge sense of relief to their supporters.
For football purists last night’s Dundee derby will linger in the memory like a rainy January weekend in Blackpool.
If football fans were weather presenters they would possess only two forecasts - either a permanent sunny period of settled brightness, or a deep Atlantic depression settling in from the west.
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.
The death rattle of hope and ambition whispers hauntingly in the city air, as the football season nears its end.
Dundee United’s new American owner rode into town this week and it’s fair to say he brought a feeling of optimism with him.
Jim Spence: If Mark Ogren’s Dundee United purchase is a hobby it could turn out to be an expensive one
Dundee United fans will have to trust that new owner Mark Ogren can lead them to the promised land.
A possible American takeover at Dundee United has been doing the rounds since the previous Tannadice chairman made his numerous boomerang trips to Australia, where he claimed to be trying to buy Newcastle Jets.
Csaba Laszlo’s departure marks dangerous territory for Dundee United.