It has been a steep learning curve for St Johnstone defender Wallace Duffy.
One Edinburgh manager was sacked after St Johnstone played his team and another has lost his job before they even travel to Perth.
I was at Craig Levein’s press conference in 1997 when he announced his retiral through injury as a Hearts player.
The brightness of the spotlight on St Johnstone’s defence has made it all the more satisfying that they are starting to shine under it, according to captain Jason Kerr.
There is definitely something to be said for this scoring first business.
Ending a winless run was essential for St Johnstone on Saturday.
Dundee United came up against a brick wall called East Fife and Liam Watt hopes Hearts will also fail to knock it down.
Dundee United frontman Nicky Clark is adamant that an encouraging opening night should not be spoiled by the shootout.
The domestic football season is underway again with the Betfred cup.
Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson laughed off another penalty shootout loss on what was a good opening night for his team.