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#1774483 Summer Transfer Window 2019

Posted by boboisared on 17 May 2019 - 05:18 PM

Why fish in the English lower leagues when there is better talent locally?
Our best signings in recent years have been, debatably,McLean and Ferguson from St Mirren and Hamilton respectively.
That approach coupled with developing our own talent would surely be the way to go.
If we note two of the great successes in this year's English Premier Andy Robertson would have been available from Queen's Park back in the day and Ryan Fraser was raised by Aberdeen.
In conclusion why do we not trawl the Scottish market more and combine that with a continuation of developing and introducing our own youth?

We paid fees for McLean and Ferguson. Robertson turned us down as he had already agreed a deal with Dundee United.
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#1774263 Out Of Contract

Posted by boboisared on 17 May 2019 - 09:03 AM

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#1773875 Mcinnes

Posted by boboisared on 16 May 2019 - 11:12 AM

you're wasting your time @boboisared


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#1773874 Mcinnes

Posted by boboisared on 16 May 2019 - 11:11 AM

Came away from both those games (and of course home first leg both times which emphasises the luck required) thinking they were nothing special. Maribor keeper was utter horse as I recall. Shots on target? Can’t be arsed looking it up but we hardly peppered the lad.

Could also be down to the fact McGinn scored, referre brought it back for a penalty. Rooney then missed (the only time he missed one for us I believe) and we ended up without an away goal. We had a calamity of an O.G and the ref was looking to send Stockley off after his first challenge.


Let's blame the manager though.

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#1773847 Mcinnes

Posted by boboisared on 16 May 2019 - 10:17 AM

Just wanted to flag this post up again. Take a bow sir.

In what way should he be taking a bow? It's nonsense.

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#1773819 Mcinnes

Posted by boboisared on 16 May 2019 - 09:31 AM

As in, you don't believe the quotes?

As in you'd have to be a fool to take any of that seriously at all.

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#1773800 Mcinnes

Posted by boboisared on 16 May 2019 - 08:48 AM

Europe. Said for year til I'm blue in the face that we can't make any more money domestically and arguable with a stronger Sevco the money that we earned from Finals and 2nd place is going to get smaller not bigger... And fuck me if we're ALWAYS ill prepared for the biggest games of the season scrabbling together new signings the day the squad has to be in with UEFA... Whether we get a decent draw or not - we should be prepared with a full squad and if we do progress to the group stages some more cash should be made available to add a couple of extra players to see the squad fresh for the extra games. It's not rocket science... I suspect the same nonsense will happen this season as it has the past few seasons. Our big aim is to be a Top 100 European team... to do that we actually need to be in it (the fuck does getting to the Qualifying stages count...). That's my expectation for the club... Not much more we can do domestically.... It's all about Europe and if that makes me deluded, unrealistic or many of the stupid insults bandied the way of fans who have high expectation or ambition, I'd retort that those fans who are happy with what we've got are the ones who should be checking they're levels of expectation and ambition... We all deserve better and we all want better, we should all be collectively coercing the board to deliver that. 

So what are you expecting the board to do, out of interest?

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#1773777 Mcinnes

Posted by boboisared on 16 May 2019 - 08:20 AM

That's what I don't get with all this "he steadied the ship" crap... Aye he did... Now the ship is looking a bit worse for wear and in need of a refit... We're not quite at the "do we need to build a new ship" stage yet but you can only hide the cosmetic effects for a finite amount of time.


A lot of the club's PR in the past few days is totally giving out the "we're a steady ship now" vibes but it's the lack of detail or reading between the lines of some of that document yesterday that does beg the question - Are we aiming high enough ? Part of me is desperate for DMc to take the Scotland job but my expectations have been tempered by the realisation that no one is going anywhere and we're stuck with the direction we're heading in for the foreseeable future at least...

How high are you hoping to aim?


There needs to be a realistic spell of progression, otherwise you end up like Hearts, Dundee United, the huns etc.

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#1773539 Future Of The Club

Posted by boboisared on 15 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

Why are we wasting money on men's football?

:laughing: :laughing:

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#1773535 Future Of The Club

Posted by boboisared on 15 May 2019 - 02:49 PM

Come on!
Despite finishing second last season our performances were on decline, which has continued this season.
Given the quality of Scottish football and the budget the Aberdeen manager is given top 4 should be the minimum expectation.
DM has managed that to date, albeit the early years excluded Hearts, Hibs and Huns.
This season we could end up 4th with next season looking a difficult one at present, unless we have a good transfer window.
If folk think otherwise they are clearly deluding themselves in my mind.

You're skewing the facts to fit your agenda though.


If anything, McInnes is becoming a victim of his relative success. How certain are we that someone else can come in and do a better job?

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#1773529 The Ryan Fraser Clause

Posted by boboisared on 15 May 2019 - 02:39 PM

I presume Ryan would know and it came from him.

Why would he know?


If that was the case, Bournemouth would have likely came out and said it wasn't true when it was reported.

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#1773487 Future Of The Club

Posted by boboisared on 15 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

Just read the whole document. Must make a few folk somewhere within club feel important.
Facts that are missing include, but not restricted to, are;

a) Quality of team on slide for last 2 seasons and, pending the next transfer window, could continue to do so.
b) We are going to finish 3rd or 4th this season, which backs up a). Again, if we do not recruit well within the forthcoming transfer window, there is a danger of returning to the bottom six which the document appears to be claiming that we have left for good.
c) Our manager's stock in the game has seriously went backwards since his flirtations with Sunderland and Huns. Again should he oversee yet another poor transfer window and, if the club are really serious about the intent of this document, then they seriously require to replace him with someone with fresh ideas prior to moving to the new stadium.

In a nutshell the forthcoming transfer window is crucial to the immediate direction of the club. Get it right and the aspirations of document are valid, get it wrong then the document is no more than a pipe dream.

So the quality of our team deteriorated whilst the manager managed to keep us in second place last season, which led to his stock falling.


Which is it?


Some folk forget we are competing against a newly formed club which is spending a ridiculous amount of money that it can't afford, just like the previous club.


Kilmarnock have had a fantastic season and a half. Let's see if they can maintain it when teams go out to nullify their strengths next season.

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#1773416 Who Would You Have For Captain Next Season

Posted by boboisared on 15 May 2019 - 09:42 AM

Couldn't care less. Doesn't matter.

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#1773154 The Ryan Fraser Clause

Posted by boboisared on 14 May 2019 - 02:04 PM

It lapsed. There was a release clause now theres not. Not so hard to understand is it?

It's you who does not appear to understand what you are talking about.

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#1773133 The Ryan Fraser Clause

Posted by boboisared on 14 May 2019 - 12:49 PM

I'd doubt it'd be as widely reported as it has been if there was no clause. Richard Gordon etc have spoken about it on the radio and I'd imagine he's well informed.

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