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  1. And bear in mind it's the Football Writers who vote for the manager of the year. It's not too much of a stretch to think that most of them see Scottish football as having only 2 teams worth bothering about.
  2. I doubt if Martindale was paying JET's wages. And I'd imagine that McInnes was involved to some extent in the contract dealings with Ferguson and/or his agent. I don't know if Ferguson's contract extension was made before Cormack took over from Milne. If it was during Milne's tenure , though , then I wouldn't be surprised if Milne gave McInnes at least tacit authority to give Ferguson some sort of unwritten agreement about any future transfer. All speculation and guesswork on my part. I'm pretty sure , though , that even the thickest of players wouldnt need his agent to point out that an unwritten gentleman's agreement isn't watertight. Ferguson doesnt strike me as being particularly thick. Comes across as having head fairly welli screwed on, to me anyway.
  3. Maybe if there was some sort of gentleman's agreement with Ferguson , it was done with McInnes , in the same way as JET's agreement/understanding with Livvy was apparently made personally with Martindale. If so then AFC could be taking the stance that with McInnes gone , all bets are off as regards the unwritten agreement with Ferguson. That scenario could well leave Ferguson and his agent somewhat pissed off.
  4. Barring another global economic meltdown , at least the timing of it means his value shouldn't be adversely affected (for a few months anyway) by getting injured and/or his playing form taking a nose-dive a la McKenna and Cosgrove.
  5. I mind thinking the same about Andy's comments. Also felt his pain in the same game when he said "I got a red card for that last week !!" speaking about a challenge on a Dons player that went unpunished. Can't say I enjoyed much of the RedTV coverage , but possibly due mainly to so many of the games being awful. t I thought Fraser Fyvie was , by far, the best co-commentator with Willie Garner being the next best. Shinnie was the worst commentator , with Rob McLean being the second worst
  6. I think that’s probably an understatement , and my suspicion is that AFC are in a much worse position financially than they’ve been letting on. Not through any mis-management , but a combination of “perfect storm” circumstances on top of the catastrophic loss of income (eg hardly any of our players being out of contract at the end of the 2019/20 season, meaning that we had to keep on paying them, even if only on a deferred basis, Cosgrove and McKenna’s stock falling meaning that we didn’t get nearly as much for them as we might reasonably have expected). Whilst we might not exactly be at the fire-sale stage , I don’t think we’re going to be playing hardball when it comes to selling any of our players. We can’t really afford to run the risk of any of our saleable assets running down their contract and leaving for nothing or next to nothing , as has been the case in recent years with the likes of Shinnie, McLean , Jack , Wright. So it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Hedges is sold at the first available opportunity unless (or even , if) he signs an extension to his contract which , I think has only another year to run. I reckon the days of us being the highest wage-payers , in comparison to our main rivals (ie Hibs and Hearts) are pretty much gone , at least for the foreseeable future, I think Glass has been brought in as part of an overall cost-cutting exercise and that anyone expecting marquee signings of a higher calibre than the players we’ve been linked with recently is going to be sorely disappointed.
  7. If we had the power to re-write history , would any Dons fan want to swap the outcomes of the two 11th of May games ? Winning the title at Ibrox could probably never be topped on the domestic front. But , for me , the European trophy trumps the Premier League title.....even clinching it in a decider at Ibrox.
  8. A player who lives out of a campervan alternating between the respective carparks at Pittodrie and Cormack Park , depending on which is the next day's workplace. And his mother must have been artificially inseminated with the defrosted sperm of Joseph Montgomery Harper, Steve Archibald , Mark McGhee , Eric Black , Eoin Jess, Hans Gillhaus , Duncan Shearer and Adam Rooney.
  9. Could be an instinctive striker getting a shot off quicker than most other players would be capable of. Might be deflected on the way in , but even the keeper might have saved it , if there wasn't a deflection it could still be said to be a good finish/good striker's goal. Just not as aesthetically pleasing as an undeflected finish.
  10. Cosgrove useless......blah blah.....Sale of Goods Act....blah blah.... not fit for purpose....blah blah.... Birmingham kept the receipt
  11. If he’s a Kenny McLean type , then that’s exactly the sort of player we’ve needed since McLean left. More than any other position.
  12. Still one of the finest footballers I ever saw play. Graceful almost balletic. And about as much use in a 50/50 challenge as your average ballerina
  13. Scott Severin. I didn’t hate him before he came to us , as to be honest I’d hardly been aware of him.....but within a few games for us I was already rating him very highly. And , to me , it simply demonstrated just how far we’d fallen below Hearts in the pecking order in that he just about instantly became our best player but had only been a bit-part/fringe player for them.
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