Mac without cheese would be just plain silly, as for many people is coffee without cream, though, these days I tend of have my too many cups a day black.
Likewise, for Dundee fans to be unhappy at new boss Jim McIntyre wanting to work with Billy Dodds just because of something that happened the best part of eight years ago is daft.
What’s important, or should be, is the now, and the best chance of McIntyre getting the Dark Blues out of their current predicament has to be with long-time friend and trusted assistant ‘Doddsy’ beside him.
For those of you not in the know, the reason many Dark Blues fell out of love with their one-time on-pitch hero is due to his stance when he and others were so disgracefully left jobless and out of pocket as the club entered a second period of administration in 2010.
Offered only six pence of every pound he was owed, he decided to take a stance against those whose recklessness had plunged Dundee to the brink of extinction and vote against accepting that.
To some that was an act that threatened to close their club, though, with other creditors voting to accept the deal, survival was secured.
Would I have voted the way Dodds did? Probably not.
But unlike many who follow the unfortunate modern trend of regarding anyone who disagrees with them as heinous enemies who deserve to be vilified, what I’m able to do is accept his motives were both honourable and sincere.
Billy Dodds did not want to see Dundee die, he simply wanted those responsible for the second financial disaster at Dens in just seven years to be held accountable.
In acting as he did, in the knowledge it would not be popular with many of the support, he showed strength of character and, incidentally, having known him since he was a kid at the club, that’s typical of him.
No matter what the crowd are saying, he’s always willing to stand up and give his view.
Add that to his unquestioned ability as a coach and you have the kind of character Dundee could do with
Right now in the first-team dressing-room, some painful home truths need to be pointed out and, along with ‘Macca’, he would say what he feels needs to be said.
That it looks like he won’t get the chance to do that is a poor show, one many in the wider football community cannot understand – and rightly so.