Tannadice Park rocked with over 11,000 fans for Thursday’s match against St Mirren, proving that the play-offs, no matter how flawed, are hugely popular and also that there is a great latent support for a successful Dundee United side.
JIM SPENCE: Arbroath are a part-time success story….but there will be sleepless nights for Brechin committee
I had my first visit of the season to Gayfield last Saturday, at the end of which, Arbroath sat proudly fourth in the Championship table.
The English Premier League is the best in Europe, and therefore in the world – four clubs in the finals of the two European trophies proves it.
In a week soured by sectarian bile and refereeing rows, I was glad to contemplate Scottish football in a more innocent vein.
Celtic will win the Premiership title this season on their way to 10 in a row.
A vital month lies ahead for clubs in this area with the January transfer window offering them the chance to regalvanise their efforts to meet their targets.
Stevie May’s on-off transfer to St Johnstone highlights the issue of how vexatious the movement of players can be in football.
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?
JIM SPENCE: Don’t let Kilmarnock’s misery put you off…..Dundee and Dundee United should aim for Europe
With all four Scottish clubs having completed their opening jaunts into this season’s European football I wonder when, if ever, we might see Dundee or United play in that arena again.
I suggested in this column a few weeks ago that James McPake working with an experienced man might be the way forward at Dundee FC.