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The Famous Aberdeen - Season 2022/23


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54 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

I think the Celtic game showed a need for another in defence. Weird position to be in as we'll probably be fine for the other 10 teams.

Centre mid should be fine once Barron is back and fit. We need someone behind the striker though.

Think Besuijen will be playing behind the striker than the wing

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36 minutes ago, MikeAFC94 said:

A lot of money to spend on unproven players.

Would rather put the money for Ramsay and Ferguson to use and have a bit of ambition with signings than go down the loan route which won't do us any favours longterm. Highly unlikely that every player will be a success, but a chance to uncover some real talent and get a bit of solidity here.

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Just now, Menzel said:

Would rather put the money for Ramsay and Ferguson to use and have a bit of ambition with signings than go down the loan route which won't do us any favours longterm. Highly unlikely that every player will be a success, but a chance to uncover some real talent and get a bit of solidity here.

Agree with that, but would have preferred a bit more balance between punt and established. Especially if we're going to be shelling out large transfer fees.

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19 minutes ago, MikeAFC94 said:

Agree with that, but would have preferred a bit more balance between punt and established. Especially if we're going to be shelling out large transfer fees.

Aye, I reckon that's fair enough, but are we meaning more about 'established' in the sense of in Scotland? Ie Stewart certainly has the experience, but just not at this level per se. The problem is that it feels like a lot of the so-called experienced players we have taken on in recent seasons (Gallagher, even Maynard who apparently had 'pedigree') turned out to be utter shite.

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20 minutes ago, MikeAFC94 said:

Agree with that, but would have preferred a bit more balance between punt and established. Especially if we're going to be shelling out large transfer fees.

What constitutes 'established'?

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Enjoyed shaydens first interview. 

“do you know Scottish football? Seen much of it?”

”yeah, although I’ve mostly only watched the eh…um….the big games!” 

good save shayden, you’ll do fine. 

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55 minutes ago, tarapoa said:

What constitutes 'established'?

Dundee United and Hearts, I would say, have signed established players. Ones that have played at this level or higher, known quantities. 

I understand the model is to sign unfancied players and develop them, but the stakes are high.

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20 minutes ago, MikeAFC94 said:

Dundee United and Hearts, I would say, have signed established players. Ones that have played at this level or higher, known quantities. 

I understand the model is to sign unfancied players and develop them, but the stakes are high.

Sign unfancied players is possibly a slightly flippant way to describe it. 

Any signing is a gamble, I get that as fans we don’t know any of these guys but to the club they’re not total stabs in the dark. The idea is that the infrastructure we’ve put in place means we’re signing as much of a known quantity as we can without actually dropping them into a premiership game for Aberdeen. 

Some of these guys will flop as is the way with any window and in particular a window where you sign so many. It’s the first serious test of cormacks new vision and I think it’s quite exciting tbh. Doesn’t mean it can’t all go horribly wrong. 

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Dundee United and Hearts, I would say, have signed established players. Ones that have played at this level or higher, known quantities. 
I understand the model is to sign unfancied players and develop them, but the stakes are high.
Jack Ross has been very McInnesy in the type of players signed.
Fletcher, McGrath, Sibbald, Middleton will be regarded as safe SPFL signings - better players at smaller clubs in our league (some who have struggled to cut it elsewhere) - or returning veterans from down south for a final pay day.  
Hearts signing Shankland just feels lazy.  The guy's only good seasons were in the second tier with Ayr and Dundee United.  He's not done it in the top flight either with us, United or the Belgian club.
The club have gone down a different route - the next fives games will begin to give us a better picture if it was the right move to cast the net a bit wider.  Edited by tarapoa
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27 minutes ago, Frank Grimes said:

We’ve spent £2 million but that’s not even half the Ramsay cash

Nice to know if it goes tits up this season there is cash for another rebuild

#GoAgain 

Not sure about that as we lost £5 million during Covid and also last season figures won't be too clever. 

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30 minutes ago, Thenorthernlight said:

McKenna & Cosgrove sales covered COVID.

We also had an insurance pay out.

 

Had a look at the accounts not so sure, can any accountants confirm? If you are correct then they lost about 2.2m and the year before nearly 3m. Insurance payout was only till the end of the season so it won't be much. 

https://d2cx26qpfwuhvu.cloudfront.net/aberdeen/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/19235219/Annual-Report-2021.pdf

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Leighton Clarkson linked on loan from Liverpool. Defensive Mid. Was on loan for first half of last season at Blackburn before going back after not getting much of a game.

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21 minutes ago, Rodhull said:

Leighton Clarkson linked on loan from Liverpool. Defensive Mid. Was on loan for first half of last season at Blackburn before going back after not getting much of a game.

Why do we want a defensive midfielder? 
Waste of a wage 

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23 minutes ago, Rodhull said:

Leighton Clarkson linked on loan from Liverpool. Defensive Mid. Was on loan for first half of last season at Blackburn before going back after not getting much of a game.

If true I think it's a good move as we was very light in the centre midfield position against Celtic.

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5 hours ago, tarapoa said:

Jack Ross has been very McInnesy in the type of players signed.

Fletcher, McGrath, Sibbald, Middleton will be regarded as safe SPFL signings - better players at smaller clubs in our league (some who have struggled to cut it elsewhere) - or returning veterans from down south for a final pay day.  

Hearts signing Shankland just feels lazy.  The guy's only good seasons were in the second tier with Ayr and Dundee United.  He's not done really it in the top flight either with us, United or the Belgian club.

The club have gone down a different route - the next fives games will begin to give us a better picture if it was the right move to cast the net a bit wider. 

McGrath is the only one I'd touch from the Utd signings.

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