Sport is a capricious beast.
Do players want to play for Scotland anymore?
Referee John Beaton faced the cameras after abandoning the midweek game between Kilmarnock and Motherwell, and explained that the fog had made things impossible.
The death rattle of hope and ambition whispers hauntingly in the city air, as the football season nears its end.
I once interviewed Neil Lennon and Billy Connolly together at Pittodrie.
Dundee FC are not short of folk keen to be their new boss, but managing director John Nelms is under serious pressure to get the appointment right.
Rarely can a manager have had such a dramatic effect on a club as Ole Gunner Solskjaer has had at Manchester United.
Alex McLeish’s reign as Scotland boss is already looking like a disaster.
JIM SPENCE: St Johnstone have found a goal-getter in Tony Watt but can the same be said for Dundee and United?
‘Goals win games’ goes the old saying, but finding the men to score them, and regularly, can require the talents of Derren Brown.
The boards at Dens and Tannadice have backed their managers to the hilt in this transfer window.