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8 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

They'd be mental to hold it at their ground tbh.  

Hopefully they move it (as long as it’s still a Saturday!). But it would still be disappointing if it was cove (their ground is brutal as well for watching football) as I was hoping for a new ground!

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Arbroath fan in peace. You got the draw I was desperate for. I live in Aberdeen and have been to Spain Park quite a few times as my kids play football there every so often, I also used to work round the corner so, unfortunately, I know the area quite well. It's a nice wee ground actually, although "wee" is the main problem.

Allegedly it holds 850+ but I think that's generous. There's a tiny, off-centre, elevated stand that holds about 100 that has great views, and two very small covered terrace areas shoe-horned between the pitch and railway line (sound familiar?). Aside from that, I can't see where anymore than a few dozen other fans could stand.

Another problem is the grounds location (still better than Cove) - it's on the border of sprawling industrial estates and Tory, one of Aberdeen's less salubrious areas. There are literally zero pubs or restaurants within walking distance (technically everywhere is within walking distance, but you know what I mean). It's right next to a Tesco, Halfords and Greggs so if a carry out, spare inner tube and a steak bake is your thing then you're sorted. ETA I forgot there’s also a costa and Lidl very near.

Alternatively drink/eat in the city centre and a 20ish minute bus jouney is the best bet. If driving, there's plenty on-street parking as the industrial estates are empty at the weekend. Pretty jealous tbf.

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I can’t be arsed trying to find a thread for tonight on the cup forum, if there even is one?

Mass changes apparently, which is good. We have some form of depth in the squad now so can ring the changes without losing too much quality. Don’t care about the score, just no injuries would do me.

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1 hour ago, Hank Scorpio said:

I can’t be arsed trying to find a thread for tonight on the cup forum, if there even is one?

Mass changes apparently, which is good. We have some form of depth in the squad now so can ring the changes without losing too much quality. Don’t care about the score, just no injuries would do me.

There's a thread running in the Domestic Cup Football Forum.

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4 hours ago, Brashy's Boots said:

Tx is gonna be beside himself if, as I suspect, we see game time tonight for some of the younger lads. Couple of half time subs and a bit of squad rotation and he'll thrash himself into a foam.

Happy to see some play for Mitchell and Arnott, strange Bow wasn’t named to the bench, good enough result…now, let’s rotate this lineup for Saturday…😜

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On 29/11/2021 at 21:31, foreverarover said:
On 28/11/2021 at 09:24, San Starko Rover said:
Yes it’s a wee bit worrying and I’m surprised he hasn’t extended yet. Any club that’s likely to be tempted to come in for him and would be tempting for him is unlikely to be put off by paying compensation.  McGlynn seems to enjoy Raith and is along with Campbell a manager who could probably survive being relegated and get a chance the following season as the fans have faith in him.  I’m interested who would be realistic to go for him and be tempting for him. Hearts obviously but he got burned last time and made the scapegoat during their financial crash, Hibs no chance.  Aberdeen, Motherwell and the Dundee Teams seem the only clubs in Scotland that I think could tempt him. The other top flight clubs while he’d get a better deal than Raith are risky as a few bad results and you’re facing the sack. Hopefully we keep him and get a new contract signed, between Sim, the board and McGlynn we’re clearly looking up for the first time in a very long time they clearly have ambitions of top flight football for the club. 

I'm still convinced that Christophe Berra came here to take over the management roll with Paul Smith.

Not an impossibility but I’d be interested in why you think this.

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