For football purists last night’s Dundee derby will linger in the memory like a rainy January weekend in Blackpool.
Jim Spence: Lawrence Shankland’s Scotland success story should inspire every player who has suffered setback
Lawrence Shankland’s performances in his two Scotland appearances were a boost for every player who has ever suffered a career setback.
Dundee United will romp to the Championship title and back to the Premiership.
Dundee FC are not short of folk keen to be their new boss, but managing director John Nelms is under serious pressure to get the appointment right.
A sofa bed is indirectly responsible for my installation as Dundee University rector today.
There have been mutterings of disaffection from some St Johnstone fans about manager Tommy Wright after Saints’ dire start to the season.
Having watched Tayside’s top three teams in the last week my fear factor has grown for two of them - the Dundee pair.
Form and consistency in football tends to be as elusive as the Scottish wildcat.
Title races are marathons not sprints but points in the bag at an early stage can leave the back-markers struggling to close the gap on runaway leaders.
JIM SPENCE: St Johnstone, Dundee United and Dundee all have reason to be optimistic at the start of a new year
New Year resolutions have hopefully been made, and will be firmly followed though at Dens, Tannadice, and McDiarmid Park.