In this week's Talking Football, Courier football writers
Ian Roache and Neil Robertson tackle Dundee's positive performance against Aberdeen, look ahead to Dundee United's trip to Dunfermline and ponder whether or not the "big black cloud" has lifted at St Johnstone.
It might not have been a Christmas classic of a football match but St Johnstone’s Boxing Day win against Hamilton Accies could be the decisive moment of the season for the Perth men.
Tommy Wright stopped short of labelling Saturday’s McDiarmid Park clash with Motherwell as a “must-win” contest for St Johnstone.
Matty Kennedy is still waiting for his first cap for Northern Ireland.
St Johnstone’s defensive solidity has been an encouraging recurring theme in recent weeks.
Stevie May refused to give back his St Johnstone tracksuit after his dream return to Perth collapsed because the Scottish Cup hero didn’t want to give up hope that the deal could be resurrected.
Matty Kennedy is determined that St Mirren will be met by the real St Johnstone when the teams clash at McDiarmid Park this afternoon.
Former Dundee United striker Henri Anier helped to sell St Johnstone to the Perth club’s new centre-back Madis Vihmann.
All the talk from Edinburgh this week will be of a new manager bounce when Hearts meet St Johnstone in the first game of the Daniel Stendel era.
Matty Kennedy is eyeing up a central role with St Johnstone as winger Drey Wright closes in on a first team return.