Courier Talking Football: Dundee FC, Dundee United, St Johnstone and other east coast Scottish clubs
Shankland and May getting different standard of service while Dundee suffer horror start

Shankland and May getting different standard of service while Dundee suffer horror start

October 20, 2020

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

New recruits must reboot Dundee United as St Johnstone and Dundee aim to boot rivals’ backsides

October 14, 2020

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

Claudio Caniggia – the legend lives on

Claudio Caniggia – the legend lives on

October 8, 2020

On the 20th anniversary of Dundee signing Argentinian star Claudio Caniggia, we look at why his legend has grown like no other player since. Dundee United ensure they won’t be in relegation trouble with their deadline day signing, while St Johnstone pin their hopes on an Israeli striker.

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Nicky Clark is Dundee United’s Bobby Firmino - but has Louis Appere blown his chance?

Nicky Clark is Dundee United’s Bobby Firmino - but has Louis Appere blown his chance?

September 29, 2020

Another forward is expected at Dundee United but what will that mean for the ones already at the club? St Johnstone need to make sure they don’t get badly beaten by Celtic and the Hearts v Dundee build-up has already begun.

Micky Mellon is right to talk-up Logan Chalmers as one of Scotland’s best young players

Micky Mellon is right to talk-up Logan Chalmers as one of Scotland’s best young players

September 22, 2020

Lawrence Shankland and Logan Chalmers stole the show for Dundee United against St Mirren and Micky Mellon is happy to build-up the hype. St Johnstone need a new number nine of their own and the buzz around Dundee is growing.

Dundee United midfield could do with Charlie Adam-esque creativity and Dundee have got the real thing

Dundee United midfield could do with Charlie Adam-esque creativity and Dundee have got the real thing

September 15, 2020

Early season optimism is fading at Tannadice, with problems in midfield one of the big reasons. A win is needed against St Mirren to revive positivity. The jury is still out on St Johnstone’s strikers and Dundee fans have got the marquee signing they craved in Charlie Adam.

Dundee United against Rangers is no grudge match

Dundee United against Rangers is no grudge match

September 10, 2020

Talk of two bitter rivals meeting at Ibrox is wide of the mark and Dundee United fans need to keep the faith in Tony Asghar and Mark Ogren as the striker hunt goes on. 

St Johnstone’s modern-day Danny McGrain should be Premiership player of the month contender

St Johnstone’s modern-day Danny McGrain should be Premiership player of the month contender

September 1, 2020

Danny McNamara is making an impact at St Johnstone that reminds Jim Spence of the great Danny McGrain, Dundee United have had a wake-up call, and Dundee are right to try to sign Charlie Adam.

‘Street fighter’ Micky Mellon can take Dundee United into Europe this season

‘Street fighter’ Micky Mellon can take Dundee United into Europe this season

August 25, 2020

Great things lie ahead for Dundee United with young (and older) stars emerging at Tannadice, Dundee send out the wrong message with academy volunteers, and St Johnstone need a win to keep the glass half-full.

Lawrence Shankland is worth more than £2m man Lyndon Dykes, and Mellon Mania hits new heights

Lawrence Shankland is worth more than £2m man Lyndon Dykes, and Mellon Mania hits new heights

August 18, 2020

Dundee United should get more than the £2 million accepted by Livingston for Lyndon Dykes if they sell Lawrence Shankland and the team continues to thrive without him. Also, the pressure is off St Johnstone for Aberdeen match.

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