On reflection, the only disappointing thing about Arbroath’s trip to Tannadice was that there were no points to take back down the road.
It is easy and correct to be upbeat when you are playing the team at the top of the table on their own pitch and are beating them as the clock ticks into its 88th minute.
It didn’t feel positive at full-time, though, and our manager Dick Campbell did extremely well to look so composed and calm when he did his post-match media duties.
Even after United’s first home game of the season against Inverness Caley Thistle there were people saying that they had won the league already so for a part-time team to go so close to what would have been a historic victory says a lot about the Arbroath players.
Since Saturday, there have been a lot of United supporters agreeing with me on that, with a lot of praise coming our way from the opposition fans.
They were impressed and rightly so but now Arbroath have to keep up that high standard when we play Ayr United at Gayfield this weekend.
They are joint top with United but have just lost their manager Ian McCall to Partick Thistle so will be hurting about that.
I must admit that I didn’t really see the McCall departure coming, even though I understand that he has a strong emotional tie to Thistle.
His exit doesn’t necessarily make it easier to beat them and it will be yet another tough game.
~ It was disappointing to see my old club Dundee lose out at Morton on Saturday.
The good thing is that they have a quicker-than-usual chance to redeem themselves when they play Queen of the South in front of the TV cameras at Palmerston on Friday night.
The old stadium has never really been a happy hunting ground for the Dark Blues but they should put that out of their minds because this is such a massive match for James McPake and his players.
What Dundee have to be looking to do is go on a winning run, starting down at Dumfries.
New signing Graham Dorrans can help them do that but, just like Kane Hemmings, he will need time to get match sharp.
A fit Dundee first 11 is a match for anyone in this division on paper and Dorrans will only add to that strength.
However, they can’t really afford to lose any more ground on United, in particular, so they need three points.