Courier Talking Football: Dundee FC, Dundee United, St Johnstone and other east coast Scottish clubs
No all-Tayside cup final - but Saints’ double dream lives on with Dundee’s play-off hopes

No all-Tayside cup final - but Saints’ double dream lives on with Dundee’s play-off hopes

May 11, 2021

The all-Tayside Scottish Cup final is dead but St Johnstone's double hopes are very much alive.

In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson assess where it all went wrong for Dundee United and Saints' chances of turning one cup triumph into two.

Also on the agenda is the Raith Rovers v Dundee play-off battle.

Semi-finals all round for United, Saints and Dundee

Semi-finals all round for United, Saints and Dundee

May 5, 2021

It's Scottish Cup semi-final week and Dundee United and St Johnstone have got differing job descriptions.

The inconsistent Tangerines are tasked with upsetting the odds and overcoming recent poor league form to get the better of Hibs.

St Johnstone, on the other hand, will be trying to stay on top of the wave they have been surfing for a few months to knock-out St Mirren.

Also on the agenda for Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson are Dundee's ever-increasing chances of promotion and two Angus success stories.

Game changing rewards on the line for United, Saints and Dundee

Game changing rewards on the line for United, Saints and Dundee

April 28, 2021

The stakes couldn’t be higher for Dundee United and St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup.

Both clubs are now two games away from a trophy, guaranteed European football through to Christmas and £3 million.

In this week’s Courier Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss the magnificent quarter-final performances that got them there and their chances of going all the way.

Also on the agenda - should Dundee expect any favours from Hearts at Kirkcaldy?*

*The answer is 'no'.

Quarter final dreams and play-off nightmares

Quarter final dreams and play-off nightmares

April 22, 2021

This week on the Courier Talking Football podcast, Eric Nicolson, Jim Spence and Sean Hamilton discuss Dundee United and St Johnstone's Scottish Cup quarter final hopes, Dundee's chances of clinching that all-important second place in the Championship and Brechin City's call for the pyramid play-off to be scrapped.

A fork in the road for Dundee United and Micky Mellon?

A fork in the road for Dundee United and Micky Mellon?

April 15, 2021

Doncaster Rovers have been linked with a summer move for Micky Melllon.

Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson assess the likelihood of Dundee United needing a new manager for next season and the mood music that suggests it wouldn't be the worst idea to shake hands and part company.

Also on the agenda are Dundee, unused sub Charlie Adam and the nail-biting Championship play-off race, as well as the weekend Scottish Cup action.

An all-Tayside Cup tussle and a summer dilemma for Micky Mellon?

An all-Tayside Cup tussle and a summer dilemma for Micky Mellon?

March 30, 2021

This week, Eric Nicolson, Jim Spence and Sean Hamilton assess Dundee's potentially huge comeback win over Dunfermline, look ahead to the Dark Blues and St Johnstone's Scottish Cup clash, ponder Dundee United's Cup clash with Partick Thistle and consider whether Micky Mellon may be tempted by a move back to England.

Marc McNulty exposes Dundee United striker frustration, and St Johnstone success story will run and run

Marc McNulty exposes Dundee United striker frustration, and St Johnstone success story will run and run

March 24, 2021

Dundee United have achieved Premiership safety but their two strikers are out of the Scotland picture, with one having his say on the team’s style of play. St Johnstone have more good times to look forward to, and Dundee have got a young star in midfield.

Dundee’s play-off sweat and United/Saints’ Scotland snub

Dundee’s play-off sweat and United/Saints’ Scotland snub

March 18, 2021

Dundee fans had to swallow a dose of bitter medicine after their team was comprehensively beaten at Dens Park by Ayr United.

In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss the possible implications for manager James McPake and the prospect of things changing for the better at Alloa on Friday night and beyond.

Also up for discussion are the Scotland snub for Lawrence Shankland and St Johnstone's cup heroes, a Mark Ogren statement and top-six D-Day.

Saints fans in heaven, United fans in demand, Dee fans on rollercoaster

Saints fans in heaven, United fans in demand, Dee fans on rollercoaster

March 4, 2021

Still basking in the glory of St Johnstone's Betfred Cup win, Perth supporters want to see their star players get Scotland recognition.

They also want to see Guy Melamed sign a new contract.

In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson look back on the Hampden Park triumph and all the talking points to emerge from the national stadium and Hamilton in midweek.

Dundee United are testing the water regarding a season ticket proposal and Dundee have a big test looming against runaway Championship leaders, Hearts.

United and Saints have momentum - Dundee desperately need some

United and Saints have momentum - Dundee desperately need some

February 25, 2021

Team selections, form, favourites and will they win?

In this week's Talking Football podcast Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson preview St Johnstone's Betfred Cup final clash with Livingston.

By the time the Perth side get back to league business, will Dundee United be the favourites to claim the last top six place?

Also on the agenda are Dundee's woes and the return to management of Neil McCann.

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