The Courier's sports writers and guests discuss the latest goings-on in Scottish football. But there's no Celtic and Rangers obsession here — we focus on the east coast and Dundee, Dundee United and St Johnstone.
Winless streaks at Dundee United, Dundee and St Johnstone have managers feeling the pressure
This week, Eric Nicolson, Jim Spence and Sean Hamilton discuss the nine consecutive defeats that have sent St Johnstone to the bottom of the Premiership, the six-in-a-row that have Dundee hovering just above them - and the six losses on the spin that have seen United fall out of the top six.
Callum Davidson, James McPake and Tam Courts are feeling the pressure - but what can they do to ease it?
’Ballsy’ Dundee United signings, Nadir Ciftci’s ’hunger’ & ’Handsome Sean’ (w/ Sean Dillon & Ally Heather)
With Jim Spence busy studying for his motorbike driving test, Eric Nicolson and Sean Hamilton are joined by special guests - and arguably the best Dundee United double act since Narey and Hegarty - Sean Dillon and Ally Heather.
The guys discuss United's 'ballsy' approach to the January transfer window, St Johnstone's capture of ex-Dillon Tannadice teammate Nadir Ciftci and the ongoing Leigh Griffiths saga at Dundee.
Dundee United, St Johnstone and Dundee January transfer deals and dilemmas
St Johnstone have hit the ground running in the January transfer window, as have Dundee United.
In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss the business both clubs have concluded and the possible transformative effect strikers Nadir Ciftci and Tony Watt may have.
Possible high profile departures, Leigh Griffiths and Jason Cummings, dominate the Dundee agenda.
Have Kilmarnock effectively ended the Championship title race with the appointment of Derek McInnes?
And who is Dick Campbell trying to kid?
Might Jeando Fuchs ‘switch off’ at Dundee United as transfer speculation builds?
Jeando Fuchs is one of Dundee United’s key men but is there a danger of the midfielder “switching off” as speculation about his departure from Tannadice builds?
In this week’s Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Alan Temple and Eric Nicolson discuss his situation and the problem Calum Butcher has caused manager Tam Courts.
Dundee righting the wrong of their disastrous last game against Ross County, the merits of St Johnstone signing Jamie Walker and Raith Rovers’ title credentials are among the other topics on the agenda.
Dundee and St Johnstone provide sharp Dens Park contrast
The mood in the Dundee and St Johnstone camps couldn’t be more different after Wednesday night’s triumph for the Dark Blues and depressing defeat for the Perth men.
In this week’s Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss whether the home side should be raising their sights and if the visitors can get to the January transfer window without serious damage being done.
Also on the agenda is Dundee United’s squad depth, or rather, the lack of it, and Tony Asghar’s statement.
Dundee United‘s new captain and some off-field politics at Tannadice
There has been the appointment of a new captain and a bit of off-field politics at Dundee United this week.
On the pitch, the Tangerines are now faced with a trip to play Ross County and manager Tam Courts is expecting a “frosty reception” in Dingwall.
Jim Spence and Eric Nicolson cover all the Tannadice talking points and assess a crossroads week for the other two Tayside Premiership clubs, St Johnstone and Dundee.
Also on the agenda are Arbroath’s promotion credentials and a feel good factor returning to Dunfermline just in time.
Good in-depth knowledge on local football
Moved up to the area and want to know more about the local teams. This is a great podcast to find this out. Cheers guys 👍🏼
They hate Dundee United
Episode today was about 4 minutes on Dundee United out of 60.
United are the top team with more support than Dundee and Saints put together.
They don’t deserve to be playing second fiddle to anyone.
Also, having a panel that don’t attend games is a joke. Sports writers do not watch sportsmen highlights and write columns from the sofa.
A joke podcast, a joke paper and joke Journalists.
Not from the paper’s patch but enjoy the format and extended focus on Tayside clubs. Much to recommend for fans of Scottish football beyond Tayside.