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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.

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.
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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.

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English

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01382 223131


Episodes

Post-derby scars for Dundee, and a tough few days for the national team

9/12/2019
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The Courier sports boys discuss the message Dundee United will send out to the rest of the league if they win again at Ayr United, and also on the agenda are the post-derby scars for Dundee, Stevie May’s return to Aberdeen, and another depressing few days for the Scottish national side. All recorded while curtseying to the new rector of the University of Dundee.

Duration:00:41:39

Now the derby dust has settled…

9/5/2019
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Jim Spence and Ian Roache join sports editor Eric Nicolson to chew the post-derby fat about Dundee United’s new Duncan Ferguson, Robbie Neilson taking the handbrake off, and Dundee’s Finlay Robertson being benched for the demolition derby.

Duration:00:40:12

Looking forward to the Dundee derby

8/27/2019
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The Courier’s sports writers break down where the Dundee derby will be won and lost, and whether James McPake will be considering leaving Kane Hemmings out of it altogether.

Duration:00:32:40

Young stars, early season form, and 30 years of McDiarmid Park

8/21/2019
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Both Dundee and Dundee United look to have developed young stars in the making. Jim Spence, Ian Roache and Eric Nicolson discuss the early season form of Finn Robertson and Declan Glass. Managerless Brechin City and 30 years of football at McDiarmid Park are also on the Talking Football agenda.

Duration:00:41:07

Can James McPake keep three strikers happy at Dundee?

8/16/2019
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Jim, Neil and Eric discuss the job Dundee manager James McPake has in keeping three strikers happy at Dens Park. Dundee United’s Jamie Robson is praised for winning the early season battle of the left-backs, and also on the agenda is the much-needed fightback from St Johnstone. And, are Kelty Hearts are on their way to the SPFL?

Duration:00:33:22

Performance and predictions for the new 2019–20 season

8/8/2019
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The Courier’s Talking Football podcast has returned as the 2019-20 season gets under way. Our football writers Ian Roache and Neil Robertson sat down with columnist Jim Spence to discuss Kane Hemmings’ move to Dundee, whether Lawrence Shankland gave one of Dundee United’s greatest ever league debuts, and if St Johnstone will bounce back from humiliation against Celtic. Plus, find out about Arbroath boss Dick Campbell’s Winston Churchill-esque speeches.

Duration:00:31:11

The Dundee owners have given their message to the fans.

5/1/2019
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Jim Spence, Eric Nicolson and Neil Robertson discuss the implications of this week’s statement for the club and manager Jim McIntyre. Also, can the players prevent relegation on their own pitch and is Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson right to say that the Championship team could have an advantage in the play-off final?

Duration:00:46:04

The showdown between Dundee and St Johnstone, and can United fight their way to the Premiership?

4/17/2019
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Jim Spence, Eric Nicolson and Ian Roache discuss whether Dundee United now have the attacking options to take them to the Premiership, and Dundee’s chances of starting an escape act with a victory over St Johnstone. To tell the boys what you think of the teams’ performance – or what they said about it! – phone 01382 575200 to leave a message — which we might broadcast in the next episode!

Duration:00:41:33

Dundee United blow their chance to go top – will they get another one?

4/1/2019
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Jim Spence, Ian Roache and Eric Nicolson discuss a grim weekend for Dundee United, Dundee and St Johnstone. Have United blown their best, and possibly last, chance to get to the top of the Championship? What changes should Jim McIntyre make at Dundee? And which brave man will take the next penalty for St Johnstone? To tell the boys what you think of the teams’ performance – or what they said about it! – phone 01382 575200 to leave a message — which we might broadcast in the next episode!

Duration:00:47:19

Have Dundee United given themselves a title chance?

3/20/2019
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After Dundee United beat Ross County, Eric Nicolson, Jim Spence and Neil Robertson ask if the Tangerines might yet lift the Championship trophy in May. They also review Dundee's late disappointment against Celtic, and there's also a look at the lower leagues.

Duration:00:51:59

Are Dundee clubs heading for play-off drama?

3/5/2019
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Are the stars aligning for a Dundee v Dundee United winner-takes-all play-off?

Duration:01:04:06

Dundee United are starting to flex their muscles

2/20/2019
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The team discuss the strength in depth United now have, how Robbie Neilson deals with his three strikers conundrum and the impact of Mark Reynolds' plastic pitch decision. The return of Jamie Robson is another topic of debate.

Duration:00:24:09

Dundee FC: The Dark Blue revival continues

2/20/2019
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The Courier Talking Football team discuss all things Dark Blue as Dundee move out of the bottom two in the Premiership for the first time since August after a comeback win against Livingston at the weekend.

Duration:00:24:35

St Johnstone: Write the Saints off at your peril

2/20/2019
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In the latest Courier St Johnstone Talking Football podcast, sports editor Eric Nicolson, sports writer Ian Roache and columnist Jim Spence reflect on a draw against Rangers that people shouldn’t have been surprised about. The possibility of Chris Kane emerging as a top Premiership striker and Alex McLeish making a phone call to Tommy Wright are other topics debated by the Talking Football team.

Duration:00:20:58

New owner, new players and new hope at Dundee United

2/7/2019
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In the latest Courier Talking Football podcast, Eric Nicolson, Ian Roache and Jim Spence discuss all things Dundee United. The first few weeks of the Mark Ogren era, an extremely busy transfer window, academy changes, title hopes and the Scottish Cup all get debated. And there is a trip down memory lane with tales of the Ivan Golac, who is being inducted into the United hall of fame.

Duration:00:50:04