Quick question: Putting aside the two Sunday games involving the Old Firm, which Scottish football match will attract the country’s largest crowd this weekend?
If you answered Dundee United versus Ayr in the Championship then congratulations!
The fixture’s competitors are Kilmarnock v Hibs, Livingston v Motherwell and St Mirren v Hamilton from the Premiership, while no other second-tier contest will come close to the 6,500-7,000 I expect to gather under the Tannadice floodlights tonight.
You don’t win anything for getting it correct other than the right to ask why the wider Scottish public and press appear not to be taking too much notice of this extremely attractive match between a revitalised and in-form home team and the league leaders from the west?
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The answer could lie in much of the nation’s media attention being on both Celtic and Rangers in Europa League action last night.
Hopefully, this clash will now become the centre of attention for a day or so because it deserves to be.
It will be broadcast live on BBC Alba so that should help on that score.
Also, with a big and noisy United support lined up on three sides of the ground determined to roar their team on – they hope – to joint-top position in the table, those who do make it to the stadium this evening should be rewarded with an occasion to savour.