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.
Scottish football’s new TV deal with Sky received the kind of welcome reserved for a drunken uncle at a wedding reception.
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.
Having watched Tayside’s top three teams in the last week my fear factor has grown for two of them - the Dundee pair.
How can a club like Livingston be riding so high in the Premiership when the two Dundee clubs with greater resources languish in much lower positions?
Jim Spence: Significant striker signings by both Dundee clubs send out warning to rest of Championship
Dundee and Dundee United appear to have made outstanding signings in their striking departments, which make it even more likely that the Championship title will come down to a straight scrap between the two city clubs.
Dundee United have thrown down the gauntlet to neighbours Dundee, and the rest of the Championship contenders, with the signing of Lawrence Shankland.
In a week soured by sectarian bile and refereeing rows, I was glad to contemplate Scottish football in a more innocent vein.
There have been mutterings of disaffection from some St Johnstone fans about manager Tommy Wright after Saints’ dire start to the season.