Things haven’t exactly gone to plan for Dundee so far this season but it’s not through lack of effort from new manager James McPake.
Every year it’s the same – I buy enough poppies to open my own stall.
Seven years ago, while walking over a crossing at the Westport roundabout, I found my friend John bleeding profusely having been stabbed in a drug-related attack.
Last week was a peculiar one – a melting pot of bipolar conversations with people I either do not know calling me a Tory or people I do know laughing at me.
I don’t think I have ever shared in this column that I am a big football fan.
On the 12th day of December my true love gave to me... an election win for Boris Johnson.
An air of trepidation clung over Tannadice in wins over Dunfermline and Partick Thistle this week, with an anxiety surrounding Dundee United’s star man Lawrence Shankland at the centre of it.
“Ok, boomer” has recently become the battle-cry of a generation.
When did Halloween become such a thing?
We’re slap bang in the middle of one of the most important fortnights of the season – one where we’ll get a sneak peak of what’s to come as the campaign wears on.
I found it difficult to watch the recent BBC Scotland documentary The Rise and Fall of Timex Dundee, despite the admirable stoicism and good humour of the largely female workforce.
Milly Graham has had a tumultuous three years, having survived domestic violence, sexual assault and a suicide attempt while fighting back against anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.
Following four wins in as many games to open their league campaign, many, this writer included, had Dundee United down as strong favourites for the Championship title.
It’s a frustrating time at Dens Park right now but that’s something Dundee fans will have to get used to because the Championship very rarely goes the way you expect it to.
One up side to travelling the length and breadth of the UK most weeks is the things you see.
I remember the first time I ever contemplated suicide.
Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland’s recent involvement in the Scotland set-up has been met with celebration by all parties concerned.
It is 10.05am on a mild weekday and I have just spent 45 minutes foraging through five different newsagents from one end of Dundee city centre to the other in search of three newspapers and two magazines.
I have just arrived back from a beautiful place where it felt as if time stood still.
The nights, as they say, are drawing in, which isn’t the best news if you like to walk, run, cycle or just get out and about.