I know there were a lot of strong feelings amongst the Thistle fans when Jackie McNamara came back to Firhill for the first game of the season, but I hope it is all water under the bridge now.
Jackie has moved on and Paul Paton and Chris Erskine have, too. It was always going to be different at the first game of the season with all the hype surrounding what happened and them coming back to Firhill.
Hopefully we can just focus on talking about things on the pitch and what should be a good game tonight.
It is an all-Premiership tie so it is a tricky one for us, but I think it will be an entertaining fixture. If it is anything like the league game at the start of the season the fans will be in for another exciting 90 minutes.
We know United's strengths and their quality. They have scored a few goals recently, they had a great win up at Ross County, and we know how hard a place it is to go to and get a result.
"I was there to watch them on Sunday against Motherwell and they looked very dangerous at times. We know what to expect.
First and foremost, our priority this season is to stay in the league but it is good for the club, the players and the supporters if you can get a run in the cups as well. We are in a confident mood, we are happy with how we are playing so far.
We will put out as strong a team as we can, we want to go there and win the game and get into the next round. We will put out the team which we feel can win the game.
A few of the guys haven't played much first-team football so far this season but it is hard to break into a side that is playing well, like we have been over the last few weeks.
It can be frustrating but they are professionals and they just have to bide their time.
All the guys have been working hard in training and while I know it is hard not to be playing just now, that is why you have a squad.
Everyone will be needed over the course of the season. You have to keep working hard because you never know when your chance will come.
You need to have a strong squad and myself and Alan feel we have that. If you look at our bench, it is full of quality and we have a number of good players that aren't in the starting XI.
You need to have that strength in depth and the guys that perhaps aren't getting a look in just now know they will be needed at some point because it is a long, hard season. It is hard to keep everyone happy but it is a good problem for us to have.
Looking back on the Killie game on Saturday, I thought we were really positive, the players showed a great reaction to the Aberdeen defeat.
It was disappointing not to win the game. We are creating chances but just not taking them at the moment.
The fact we are creating them is a positive for us. We had enough opportunities to win a couple of games to be honest.
It is still new to us. It is all credit to the boys for their performances and it has given us a good platform heading into the game tonight.