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.
Dundee United will benefit from Lawrence Shankland's Euro dream
Scotland’s place at the Euro 2020 finals is secure but Lawrence Shankland has a fight on his hands to make Steve Clarke’s 23-man squad. Jim Spence, Ian Roache and Eric Nicolson assess his chances - and those of others from Courier Country.
Tartan Army on the march
After 22 years of hurt, Scotland have finally qualified for a major tournament – and Jim Spence, Ian Roache and Sean Hamilton are buzzing. They discuss the Scots’ rollercoaster win over Serbia in Belgrade, plus the latest at Dundee United, St Johnstone and Dundee.
Benji Siegrist is belt-tightening-United's prize asset
Wage cuts are coming at Dundee United and there will be short and long-term impacts at Tannadice. Owner Mark Ogren is right to expect the club to sort itself out, rather than having to keep plugging financial gaps, while the players will come together off the field as they have on it. Meanwhile, Dundee chuck two points away against Raith Rovers and St Johnstone prepare to introduce Guy Melamed to top team action.
Dispirited Shankland and Dundee's dropped goalie
Dundee United fans are hoping Jeando Fuchs can provide the answer to the problem of serving Lawrence Shankland. Meanwhile, bold selection calls by James McPake paid off for Dundee, the two top Fife clubs are putting down impressive markers and Jim, Ian and Eric discuss who Brechin City should appoint to replace Mark Wilson.
Shankland and May getting different standard of service while Dundee suffer horror start
Dundee United’s main man looks dejected and St Johnstone’s main man is elated. Will it be a different story after the clubs meet on Saturday? And is Charlie Adam too good for a Dundee team that was woeful against Hearts?
New recruits must reboot Dundee United as St Johnstone and Dundee aim to boot rivals' backsides
The honeymoon is over for Micky Mellon at Dundee United - but wait until he has his best team on the pitch before rushing to judgment. The Betfred Cup has been perfect for St Johnstone and Dundee are in good shape for a flying start against Hearts