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  1. I missed the St Johnstone game, but heard his performance was 'encouraging' there. At St Mirren, he was headsgone along with several others after the red card. Against Celtic, after the early poor judgement with the Kyogo goal, he actually settled into a decent enough game. Given he was good enough to be signed by Hamburg - is it not worth persisting with him and giving him some time to settle in ahead of writing him off as 'hopeless' already?
  2. Spot on Brian - the vast majority of good teams are built on a solid base and an element of stability. The edict to improve the playing style as a first priority has predictably led to us being a soft-touch for any reasonably well set up opponent. Hopefully some pragmatism is introduced in order to get some points on the board - a bit of confidence and consistency in the side and the entertainment will come as a by-product. Agree that Considine has been a huge miss…….especially since we’re at Dens next.
  3. This old chestnut - I suppose if you turn the question on its head, what are the reasons NOT to support your local team? Most common ones I can think of.... (i) "Team that my father supported" - maybe he came from elsewhere (ii) "My local team play in front of 400 fans" - I look out for them, and go to the odd game, but I would rather watch top flight football (iii) "I was bullied at school and badly needed some kind of identity" - therefore took the chance to go to Parkheid or Ibrox and sing songs about something I previously knew nothing about related to an island where I have never been, with the added bonus of supporting a club 20 times richer than my local one
  4. Given they prefer basketball type scoring to the prospect of a technically-proficient 0-0 draw - then the AFC defence of this season will likely oblige.........
  5. The B team's cup run came to end away to Accies, where Campbell's first half red card scuppered the chances, and with Brora and Arbroath's mannies having been despatched in previous rounds. Nevertheless listening to Robson on Red TV and looking at the record of his sides - there seems to be a lot more organisation and resilience at that level than we are seeing in the first team at this time. Begs the question - do we have an ready-made answer to helping address some of the obvious problems right now within the current coaching setup?
  6. Aberdeen don't often lose at Dens Park, in seasons where we get the opportunity to play there. Not to say it never happens (there was a Scottish Cup defeat there under McInnes), but it's generally a good venue for us. Given the current upcoming fixtures, this clearly provides the best hope of getting a badly-needed three points. If we lose, it is going to be absolutely toxic, with the later k.o. time contributing to that.
  7. I seem to be in the minority (again), but actually thought after a poor first half, that Longstaff looked decent enough after the break. Hopefully if used, he will get more influential as the games go on - but after the earlier speculation that he would have to play due to the loan agreement, it will be interesting to see how many opportunities he gets.
  8. Who’d have thought this, hot off the press about “depressing Aberdeen” ? https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/03/these-are-the-happiest-cities-in-the-uk-to-live-and-work-15355644/?fbclid=IwAR0U8Kl2GCAoUM2vSTurkfby1fnvzo3tK6aFyhUQ9gIIA4eSn8zcsUyBxQE Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The Schooner has now been replaced by another place that’s more coffee and craft beer- rather than sailors starting their sesh at 8am. Due to a night out on Friday, the Bond film and the Celtic game, we decided to stay in Jurys Inn at Union Square this weekend. Beautiful views over the city from up on the 7th floor there - and Union Square was fine with a bit of vibrancy about it that has certainly gone from much of Union Street itself. Belmont Street is still a nice spot too, with several more pop up bars and cafes evident than last time I was there - recall the Burnley fans loving it round there, albeit when you see the state of where they live, not a high bar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. St Johnstone and St Mirren hadn’t won a league game. Then Celtic’s poor domestic away record. Next up, Dundee who haven’t won a league game. Great stuff in this exciting new era we were promised. Feel really sorry for Hearts and Dundee United fans having to endure their sides grinding out these dull wins - albeit when it comes to Celtic at Pittodrie, this script was little different to most. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Accidentally sent a naked photo of myself to everyone in my address book. Not only was it embarrassing, it cost a fortune in stamps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. The Rooney-Church and Ward-Brown thing was the same season 2015-16. As stated, that monobrowed fker Rogic scored late at Kilmarnock for Deila’s lot and then Brown contrived to throw them in at Fir Park then the following week at Tynecastle and it was gone…..
  13. Most places near the Tay - whether the waterfront by the centre, Broughty Ferry or Perth Road are fine. Go three streets or so back anywhere though and very quickly a reminder you are in Dundee. As for the stuff regarding the state of Princes Street and Union Street - could be applied to most UK cities’ main streets alas. City centres need to reinvent themselves quickly or they could soon become the nuclear holocausts that many US “downtowns” are at evenings and weekends. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Won’t be around for the Celtic fans to boo in the manner of Czech schoolkids. The media uproar when this continually happened……..oh wait. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Agree Berlin is brilliant, but that museum/exhibition next to CC, where they had set up a west v east 3D of life during the wall with the haunting music was first class. For disappointments, I will nominate the Palace of Versailles. 2.5 hour queue and once in just absolutely rammed with people waving their phones around. Maybe didn’t have enough interest in the subject matter to really enjoy it - the DDR is far more of a curiosity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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