The descent from hero to zero in football can be precipitous.
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.
Robbie Neilson’s manager of the month award is testimony to the excellent job he’s done at Tannadice.
In a week soured by sectarian bile and refereeing rows, I was glad to contemplate Scottish football in a more innocent vein.
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.
Csaba Laszlo’s departure marks dangerous territory for Dundee United.
The debate over video technology in football was reignited in midweek after a crystal clear Hibs goal against rivals Hearts was disallowed by referee Steven McLean.
I’ll be at St Mirren against Aberdeen today, but I’ll be keeping a keen ear out for the local teams in a period which could make or break their hopes.
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.
Sport is a capricious beast.