The whole Jack Hamilton episode has made me conclude that Dundee are looking at a trade-off.
Everyone connected with football in Scotland is licking their lips in anticipation as the respective Ladbrokes league campaigns kick off on Saturday – and I am no different.
You won’t be surprised to learn that I am mightily relieved Dundee have secured their status in the Premiership.
This is the business end of the season and it could be a massive weekend for our local teams.
The record books will show that Celtic comfortably won their William Hill Scottish cup semi-final against Rangers at Hampden on Sunday.
It is the calm before the storm for Dundee as they recharge their batteries ahead of the crunch post-split fixtures.
We’re about to see what an Alex McLeish Scotland team will look like.
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.