Let’s not kid anyone on - this is a difficult time for Dundee.
We are never slow to criticise the football authorities in Scotland when they get things wrong so let’s give them some credit for once.
Scott Brown announced his retirement from international football for the second time earlier this week and I think it is the right decision.
As the dust settles on Alex McLeish’s appointment as Scotland manager, I still can’t avoid thinking that the SFA took the lazy, easy option.
It has certainly been a grim few days from a Dundee perspective.
Now that the future home of Scottish football is coming down to a straight choice between Hampden and Murrayfield, I hope that we stay where we are.
Dundee fans desperate to see their team go on a cup run for the first time in ages will probably disagree with me but I don’t think Neil McCann will see the Scottish Cup as a priority.
The SFA aren’t covering themselves in glory with their hunt for a new Scotland manager at the moment.
The table might not show it yet but there’s no doubt in my mind that this Dundee team is in a better place than Paul Hartley’s 12 months ago.
Every club has to make the right decisions for themselves but I can’t help but think that Falkirk may live to regret pulling the plug on their youth academy.