It came as no surprise to read that Ray McKinnon has blown a story about selling Cammy Bell in January out of the water.
That was never going to happen.
Of all the changes that Ray has made to the Dundee United squad since he took over in the summer, getting Cammy signed has probably been the most important.
We’ll never know if United would have stayed up last season with Cammy in their team but it was clear to everyone watching them that Eiji Kawashima was not the answer.
He had some good moments but there was no consistency.
Defenders need to have trust in their keeper and the United boys will have that with Cammy. He was exactly the signing they needed.
The fact that he’s a penalty king doesn’t do any harm either.
I watched United play Arbroath early in the season in the Betfred Cup and he held his hands up for a mistake that cost them a goal that day.
But I can’t think of another costly error he’s made since.
A good goalkeeper is crucial for a team hoping to get out of the Championship, which is such a hard league to win.
You’re looking for him to save you between 10 and 15 points a season.
And, as an experienced professional, Cammy will be crucial in the dressing room.
When Dundee got promoted in the late 1990s, senior pros like Brian Irvine and Jim McInally were so important to us.
United have done brilliantly to get a march on Hibs at the moment but this one is likely to go right to the end.
I know Neil Lennon better than I know Ray, and Lenny has the personality to deal with the pressure of a title race, that’s for sure.
It won’t faze him that United have got their noses in front.
With the Premiership pretty much done and dusted for Celtic, the league below will be much more exciting at the top.
* Talking of goalkeepers, Craig Gordon and his manager Brendan Rodgers deserve praise for the way in which his Celtic career has been rejuvenated.
It didn’t look great for Craig when Brendan brought in Dorus de Vries and he was relegated to the bench.
I think I wrote in the column that if it had stayed that way, he would have been looking to get away in January.
But he worked hard, got his chance and has changed his game. Craig was already a very good keeper but it says a lot about him that he’s still willing to learn.
And it says a lot about his manager that he wasn’t rash and has given Craig his second chance. Too often you see players getting bombed out before they’ve had a chance to really prove themselves.
They’re both talking about a contract extension and you can see Craig enjoying plenty more good years at the top.
* My old club Forfar have built up a good lead at the top of League Two.
It’s far from over yet, though.
They’ve scored late winners in their last couple of games and there’s still a long, long way to go.