Dundee’s two football sides need to be in the top league at the same time for the good of football in the city.
“I wouldn’t swap the memories for the money,” said legendary Dundee United goalie Hamish McAlpine, at a dinner I was at with him last week, when asked did he regret not playing in today’s era of mega-riches for footballers.
The dreadful consequences of Dundee boxer Mike Towell’s fight in Glasgow on Thursday night starkly illustrate the dangers of the ring.
Celtic’s 7-0 hammering at Barcelona was hailed by some critics as a humbling. I disagree. A team is humbled if it doesn’t give of its best in application, effort and commitment.
England’s failure in the European Championships in France sits uneasily and in very sharp contrast with the boast that their Premier league is the richest on earth.
David Cameron isn’t the only one who got a shock in Europe this week.
The excitement surrounding Scottish domestic football is currently in inverse proportion to that surrounding the national team.
Should Scottish football cast its net beyond these shores in a bid to take the game to a wider audience?
Football has traditionally been the sport of the working class, but does that phrase actually mean anything anymore?
Dundee United and its fans need to call a three-month truce. That’s my conclusion at the end of my first madcap week as club consultant, and concessions will need to be made on each side.