Running a full-time football club requires a hands on figure to oversee critical everyday issues like negotiating player recruitment and contracts, and generally doing the unglamorous things which if not done properly can be harbingers of serious problems ahead
Women’s football in Scotland hit the headlines this week with the news that the manager had reduced some players to tears at a meeting the day after their World Cup exit.
Jim Spence: Significant striker signings by both Dundee clubs send out warning to rest of Championship
Dundee and Dundee United appear to have made outstanding signings in their striking departments, which make it even more likely that the Championship title will come down to a straight scrap between the two city clubs.
Celtic will win the Premiership title this season on their way to 10 in a row.
Stevie May’s on-off transfer to St Johnstone highlights the issue of how vexatious the movement of players can be in football.
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.
The domestic football season is underway again with the Betfred cup.
Dundee United have thrown down the gauntlet to neighbours Dundee, and the rest of the Championship contenders, with the signing of Lawrence Shankland.
Sport is a capricious beast.
The David Turnbull signs for Celtic, no he doesn’t, yes he does, saga, is a lesson in how modern football works when seriously big money is at stake.