How can a club like Livingston be riding so high in the Premiership when the two Dundee clubs with greater resources languish in much lower positions?
Alex McLeish’s fate was sealed by the 3-0 defeat last month in Kazakhstan.
Dundee United have thrown down the gauntlet to neighbours Dundee, and the rest of the Championship contenders, with the signing of Lawrence Shankland.
By tomorrow night England may be in the World Cup semi-final.
Having watched Tayside’s top three teams in the last week my fear factor has grown for two of them - the Dundee pair.
There have been mutterings of disaffection from some St Johnstone fans about manager Tommy Wright after Saints’ dire start to the season.
Stevie May’s on-off transfer to St Johnstone highlights the issue of how vexatious the movement of players can be in football.
Scottish football’s new TV deal with Sky received the kind of welcome reserved for a drunken uncle at a wedding reception.
Both Dundee and Dundee United seem ready to run with smaller squads next season. That’s a good thing.
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.