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  1. We're going to lose 5-1, aren't we?
  2. Next Scotland Manager

    Aside from me being less enthusiastic about McInnes than you, we're not miles off being on the same page here. The original point, made by someone else, was that McInnes was not comparable to Levein. I pointed out what I see as the parallels between McInnes and the 2009 version of Levein. That doesn't necessarily mean McInnes would be as big a failure as Levein, but I can see why the comparison was made in the first place. It was someone else who made that comparison. I was the one denying the comparison.
  3. Next Scotland Manager

    Then your point doesn't contradict mine at all.
  4. Next Scotland Manager

    No, you're getting it arse over tit. I'm not using it as evidence that he wouldn't be able to do it, I'm saying (again) that being consistent over a league season for Aberdeen isn't necessarily evidence that he'd be able to improve our record against lesser teams. It was me that made the original point about consistency being one of his strengths. I was disputing that that alone qualifies him to do the job. As I said in my original post, I'd say his consistency is based more on a smart signing policy than strong tactical nous or an ability to get players playing above their usual level. Clarke has achieved a similar consistency (albeit over a shorter time) with a squad of players who were battling relegation before. That gives me more confidence that he'd be a good choice.
  5. Next Scotland Manager

    Nope, I didn't set any criteria. If you look back through the conversation you'll see that someone suggested McInnes would be good because we don't beat the lesser teams enough. My point is that beating lesser teams more often than not over 38 games is not evidence that he'd take 100% of the points against lesser teams in a qualifying group, which is what we need to do.
  6. Next Scotland Manager

    That's my point: we need someone who will take full points against the lesser sides, or at least make up for any dropped points by taking points off the better teams. McInnes has a decent record in beating the lesser sides more often than not for Aberdeen, but that's not necessarily evidence that he'd get us where we need to be.
  7. Game of Thrones

    I haven't seen this for ages, but in the context of this scene, I'm pretty sure she and her people are on the brink of starving to death unless they let her into the city. In any case, the issue isn't necessarily where she ends up (I've no doubt it's been the plan all along), it's how she got there. She has always had a dark side to her (as do loads of "good" characters in the series), but that has been reserved for wrong 'uns and her enemies until now. What was it that made her jump from that to killing thousands of innocents for no reason exactly? You can point to how it was foreshadowed in some obscure quote from six seasons ago all you like, but most people found it jarring for a reason; it was poorly done. I saw someone suggest an alternative plot where, instead of Rhaegal dying in the previous episode, he is opportunistically taken out as the bells are sounding, triggering Daenerys' attack. Even this small change would have been a big improvement. If you're making reference to the Ramsay quote, stop being an absolute dweeb. I don't care about happy endings, I care about good endings. This one has been a clusterfuck.
  8. Game of Thrones

    Seasons 1-7 Makes her name freeing the slaves and defending the innocent against rapists and murderers. Season 8 Commits genocide for no reason. Aye, seems fair enough.
  9. Next Scotland Manager

    I'd love a Scotland manager that consistently beats the lesser teams, the inability to do that is why the job's available in the first place. Fair, but there's a big difference between beating them more often than not over the course of a league season (enough to finish 2nd/3rd) and taking 16 or 18 points from 18 against the diddy teams in a qualifying campaign, which is what we need to be aiming for. We already beat the lesser teams more often than not but usually don't trouble the better teams. That's enough for Aberdeen to finish 2nd or 3rd in the Scottish Premiership but it's not enough for Scotland to qualify for major tournaments.
  10. Next Scotland Manager

    McInnes' success at Aberdeen is largely based on him being allocated a relatively large budget and spending that on players with a track record in Scotland or the English lower leagues. His Aberdeen team have consistently finished high up the league because they consistently beat the teams worse than them (which is most of them). There's nothing wrong with any of that, but those achievements don't really translate to being a good Scotland manager. He's never struck me as a particularly good tactician or someone who gets results when it really counts in big games. Drawing conclusions based on Levein might seem lazy, but there a lot more parallels between him and McInnes than Vogts and most foreign managers. Levein in 2009 had built his reputation on consistent performances in the SPL either side of a failed spell in England, much like McInnes. Again, like McInnes, this was built on a smart transfer policy and consistent results against lesser teams, rather than tactical nous or the ability to get results in big games. It's also easy to forget that Levein was a popular choice at the time. Probably about as popular as Clarke is this time (there was even the same chat about how he'd never take the job because of his previous run-ins with the SFA). Funny how things change. As for Clarke, he's been able to get a squad of players playing well above their previous level without making many changes and he consistently gets results against "better" teams. These achievements translate much better to being a good Scotland manager than Levein's or McInnes' IMO.
  11. Game of Thrones

    Okay, clearly they aren't going to kill Jon Snow off-screen or anything like that. Don't be surprised if there's some daft expectation-subverting ending, though. It'd be about time Bran actually did something anyway.
  12. Game of Thrones

    No idea is too daft for Game of Thrones these days.
  13. Game of Thrones

    So why did she destroy it after she'd already won? It made no fucking sense. Oh, I forgot. She's MAD now.
  14. Game of Thrones

  15. The very idea of travelling 120 miles on a Friday night and paying to watch this Hearts team slog out a 2-0 defeat in a completely meaningless encounter when you can stay at home and not watch it on TV instead.
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