My gripe with the kit and training gear launch was the fact that they mentioned in the club statement that a new shop website will be launched in August to allow for online purchases, and that at present the kit will only be available in-store. It’s pretty amateurish to decide that the club needs a new online platform and then to not have it available for the launch of the new kit and training range. To be honest much of the communication and information from the club has taken a nosedive since Mal Brannigan left. Not that he was amazing or anything, but he hasn’t been replaced and it has meant Asghar and co all doing a bit of everything around the club and certain areas slipping as a result. At present it is a Sports Lawyer, Financial Director and Sporting Director trying to do much of the work they would never have been exposed to previously. We still have a media team, commercial team and retail team but it seems like they haven’t had anyone to co-ordinate everything. Some of the moans (and I’ve been guilty myself) could all be sorted with just a bit of effort and additional information being published by the club. Dave Cormack published a big Twitter thread explaining the procedures surrounding Aberdeen’s attendance application and all the logistics regarding that. It’s something that leaves fans with enough information to quell them and give some reassurance. With Asghar off social media and nobody at United in charge of general communication there is nothing coming from Tannadice and it leaves fans bickering with one another on social media. Take the Rangers game, we won’t find out if we have been successful with our application for additional attendance until after Dundee find out about next Saturday, but a holding statement or little piece published on the website at least gets some information out there and allows for some fans to at least understand where the club is with that matter (I only found out through someone who was at the supporters meeting last week, which should also be publicised better by the club). With a lot of uncertainty over the appointment of Courts, the club don’t then help themselves with the lack of social media activity and communication with fans.