Can't work out whether our manager is just stupid or incredibly naive. First Jack now Shinnie have led him down the garden path. He needs to learn that there is no loyalty in football anymore. If the fuckers going out of contract haven't signed on again by January at the latest then get rid. Embarrassing and annoying seeing this played out again.
Our Club needs to take back control in situations like this.
It's fucking bollocks that with what, four games left, we are still flashing our knickers at the likes of Shinnie because there's a "chance" he might still sign on again.
If I were a weary old cynic, I'd say the Club's PR people have decided to put out the release only now that we've been dunted out of the Cup.
Had we made it to the final, I doubt if such an article would have surfaced until after all games had been played because the fans would have been on both McInnes's and Shinnie's back if the latter had already made his decision to leave yet he is still captain.
I don't give a fuck how good any player is, there's no-one bigger than the Club and Shinnie (and others) should have been set a deadline before January.
If there was no acceptance of the offer, it should have been withdrawn (and in the case of Shinnie so should the captaincy) and we should have been looking to punt those players in January (if not in the previous transfer window).