Dundee FC have been in inspired form this week.
The capture of Charlie Adam looks a brilliant move.
To sign a player with pedigree which includes Liverpool, Rangers and Scotland signifies serious intent.
To add to the pizzazz of the week, to then pursue the signing of Nadir Ciftci, a former favourite at Tannadice, with all the history he brings with him, smacks of ambition as well as a degree of potential devilment.
Football is about tribe and community, but it also has to have a bit of theatre and entertainment in the mix.
In Adam, James McPake has landed a midfielder of top quality, with a range of passing and dead ball skills which few players in Scotland can match.
In Ciftci the Dens boss would be getting a striker who has proven bite, and I’m not taking about the occasion when he sank his teeth into Jim McAlister in the Derby game five years ago.
With the Championship yet to kick off, all of the attention has been lavished on the Premiership, now at last Dundee are making their own publicity with one terrific addition in a top drawer hometown boy, and the possible acquisition of a front man who was a big success at their greatest rivals.
Both United and St Johnstone need to bounce back this weekend after defeats last week.
Both sides need to find the net more often.
On paper Saints possess an abundance of striking options, but four goals from their seven outings is a sharp reminder of their impoverished goal tally.
United were mauled at Ibrox, with the halfway line looking like it held radioactive qualities for them.
Their four-goal defeat looked to be a light punishment in their third straight loss, with nine goals conceded and none scored in those matches.
Saints are finding that lots of tidy passing possession and the creation of chances doesn’t equate to actual goals.
It’s easy to talk about a need to be more clinical it’s another thing to put it into practice, but they need to start scoring soon, or risk being sucked into the bottom half of the table, and a vicious season-long scrap for survival.
Callum Davidson’s side looks far too good to me to become involved in a battle like that, but the league table never lies.
Saints must start to rattle the net regularly.
At Tannadice early-season optimism has disappeared like steam from a wet pavement in a heat wave.
Stepping up a level is a test week-in, week-out and some Utd players are struggling to handle the tempo of better opponents.
It’s early days yet at McDiarmid Park and Tannadice and I’d like to think that both clubs have realistic ambitions of making the top six.
The current top four clubs in the league look absolutely unassailable to me.
Celtic and Rangers are miles better than anyone else, while Aberdeen and Hibs look considerably superior to the rest.
Saints have the quality, United have a rich owner with deep pockets.
They should both be aiming to occupy the top half of the table.