In my column last week I spoke about the hurt of the 6-2 at Tannadice being a big factor in Friday night’s second derby of the season at Dens.
The last Dundee derby at Tannadice was the most exciting televised game of football this season.
It was a bad weekend for the two Dundee clubs and I have to confess that I didn’t see either result coming.
Scotland were on a hiding to nothing as they faced Euro Group I whipping boys San Marino at Hampden on Sunday.
Now that Arbroath have played the three best Championship teams in a row, I suppose I’m in as good a place as anybody to talk about the early stages of the title race.
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On reflection, the only disappointing thing about Arbroath’s trip to Tannadice was that there were no points to take back down the road.
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I think Arbroath deserve a lot of credit for the way we have started the Championship campaign.
Like every other Scotland fan I have been left extremely disappointed by the last two results.
Scotland have reached now or never time in our Euro 2020 qualification group.
The most interesting thing for me going the derby, given my Dundee connection, is how they will shape up in attack.