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harry94 last won the day on June 5 2013

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  1. All things Dundee FC

    I don't think he'll be sacked but it wouldn't surprise me. I definitely think they'll have scouted the options and it's maybe the case that if somebody from a good level is definitely interested and receptive, they'll pull the trigger. Could see a Billy Davies type having that pull tbh. Don't think they'd have expected much more than what we saw yesterday though. If it gets worse and relegation looks imminent, I don't really think we'll have many options at that stage apart from maybe just taking a throw of the dice on Jimmy Boyle.
  2. Aberdeen vs Dundee FC

    Didn't think for a minute he'd score but he would have definitely meant more possession in the opposition half and less pressure on our back line. Probably wouldn't have made much difference but much higher chance something might have maybe fallen right I feel.
  3. Aberdeen vs Dundee FC

    Didn't think for a minute he'd score but he would have definitely meant more possession in the opposition half and less pressure on our back line. Probably wouldn't have made much difference but much higher chance something might have maybe fallen right I feel.
  4. Aberdeen vs Dundee FC

    He's not perfect but can physically compete and hold a ball which at least gives a little bit of hope. It's basic basic stuff to have a physical outlet away to a side like that. No chance of any play in the opposition half as AJ and Murray were haplessly flapping about.
  5. Aberdeen vs Dundee FC

    Game was over the moment Moussa was taken off. Clueless.
  6. Aberdeen vs Dundee FC

    As I said, he did very well playing at centre back. The games and periods in matches where he played in midfield, we only won one match in the top flight second time around (St Mirren away where he scored). He couldn't really influence the game and had no control over anything. Stephen O'Donnell on the other hand was a great midfielder who I'd love in the squad right now if he hadn't been crocked! I certainly don't think we've been beaten already for what it's worth, we should have humped them up there earlier in the season and were unlucky not to get anything at Dens. Odds are against us but we've got a team capable of putting in a decent performance and if we see another collapse tomorrow, a new manager has enough to work with to put it right IMO.
  7. Aberdeen vs Dundee FC

    Ian Davidson was a million miles away from being a good midfielder at this level. He was a decent centre-back but history has revised him into this big tough tackling midfield dominator which he never was. I like the guy but history has been revised to turn him into a player he wasn't, at least not at the top-flight level where he was out of his depth.
  8. All things Dundee FC

    I think it's because it's ended up being the case that the top flight team has had the opportunity to rest it off as their fate has been secured a game or two early so they've generally had the chance to basically rest up a wee bit earlier. It'll be really cutthroat for the bottom two places right to the end this season so I don't think it'll be a valid excuse. I do worry though that we're due another relegation from the play offs this season....
  9. Not really. It's just the same shite Russian deflection talking point where they spout plausible deniability (which will always exist in situations like this). There's proof beyond reasonable doubt that a state actor is involved. It's not exactly WMD stuff.
  10. Both economies generally aren't as reliant on the financial sector as much as we are so are able to be more stringent with them. Without checking to see if this is true, I think both of them had a long period of surplus as well so were able to offer quite a massive stimulus package in the immediate aftermath (I know this is true for Australia at least). To put it bluntly, too much of the economy and jobs in this country rely on imaginary numbers on a computer and it has been this way for a few decades now. Even in Australia which is a huge natural resource exporter, they've seen manufacturing exports decrease considerably in the last ten years and the makeup of their economy in terms of service output isn't too dissimilar to us. That's detracting from my point though. I'm not disagreeing with the principle that better regulation does help and I'm not denying that but the point I was trying to make is that with the UK specifically, we were at a point in the late 90s where the collapse was inevitable and the Labour Government was just managing an inevitable crisis which had already been made. JP Morgan pretty much come begging to the government as far back as 1999 basically saying that they had lost all their gold and were fucked (we then went on to pretty much give gold away at the lowest prices possible to try and settle the markets). Headquarters in London and I dread to think how many companies here would have collapsed had they went under at that moment. If the story started in 1997 and it was just a case of things as they are and powers being dismantled from a stable state, I'd maybe see the point but we started out in total chaos long long before that and I'm not sure what specific legislation could have gotten us out of it.
  11. There were HUGE lobbying interests against regulation that were at their peak in the late 90s/early 00s. The fact of the matter is that it was a race to the bottom and that reluctance to enforce parts of this agenda meant that jobs were lost overseas and a certain loss in the next election with opponents quite keen to even go much further with the crazy ideas. It's also the case that this was just really going with what was happening in the US (a government with considerable more weight) and it's severely doubtful that any legislation passed wouldn't have really changed the harsh reality that the UK would face in 08. It's still a really contentious issue today with this whole righteous thought that we shouldn't be letting these industries get away with so much shite but the fact is that moves to the contrary do take an economic hit. The sensible way to enact change is to get really big scale agreements so that one economy isn't harmed disproportionately for the other, you can argue that he was the world leader in this area and forced as much as a UK PM could ever reasonably achieve. Someone like Corbyn may have great intentions and even a productive plan that could really protect the banks but the reality is that unless he's pretty much receiving unanimous domestic support AND there's been a similar movement within the EU and USA, he's going to set the movement back decades when he can't negotiate anything close to his plans and then gets branded as ineffective. One error I would say is that in the 2010 campaign, the incumbent government were scrutinised for their part in this and he made a huge strategic error in basically making a simplistic admission of guilt and saying Labour had failed to run the economy well. That admission hung Ed Miliband as well when in reality, the man and opposition team they lost to were pretty much running an agenda that took the bad parts of their previous policy and put them on stilts. They were scared to explain such a complex issue to the public but I do think they should have tried to fight their corner to articulate why they did certain things at times. Also not calling the election was another big mistake.
  12. With the immediate challenges he faced, he handled things fairly well. I don't think many people realise just how toothless the powers western governments actually had to stop the insane banking shitfest at that time. It was all about stimulus and he played this game very well, going back to 2001 well before the collapse actually happened. A lot of idiots like to play the whole 'he should have collapsed the banks and re-regulated the economy' as if it wouldn't have plunged hundreds of thousands of people into poverty (which would have been loved by certain characters who would further consolidate their power in this way). The worst thing he did in his career (and probably life) was his 'deal' with Blair. He ended up being duped into playing by his rules which haunted him badly when he become a PM in his own right.
  13. He was a good Prime Minister (well not in the 21st century appearance way) and Chancellor. I haven't seen a coherent argument to the contrary.
  14. And he is blind in one eye with severe nerve damage that fucked up his facial muscles - dour one-eyed Scottish c**t.
  15. I think Corbyn is a cool guy and would like a pint with him but it's absolutely embarrassing when you people like Seamus Milne in a real position of power in his team. The guys pretty much taking Kremlin talking points and regurgitating it in parliament today FFS. I'm not taking the piss when I say that if Gordon Brown was still a backbencher, I think he'd be quite a credible candidate for the leadership and win a General Election very comfortably. That's saying quite a lot as well.