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#1 OFFLINE   ericblack4boss

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:09 PM

A few folk on here have mentioned that our squad now is up there with willie millers side quarter of a century ago.

Thought I would list them both against either. For comparison.

Goalkeepers.

Snelders. Lewis
Watt. Rodgers

Defenders.

Wright. Logan
Connor. Considine
McLeish. O Connor.
Mckimmie. Reynolds
Irvine. Arnasson
Smith. McKenna
Watson Gregg. Harvie.
Watson Graham
Winnie.

Midfield.

Grant. Christie
Mason. Shinnie
Aitken. McLean.
Kane. GMS.
Richardson Tansey.
Ten caat. Stewart.

Forwards.

Jess. May
Shearer. Rooney
Booth. Stockley
Paatelainen. Maynard
Roddie. Wright.
S Thomson.
Gibson.

OK so the 92 squad was bigger but how does it compare with the present day one.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:10 PM

I think another good comparison would be with the 1990 squad.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:12 PM

Didnt come out as I planned did leave a gap between the two squads
Apologies

Edited by ericblack4boss, 12 August 2017 - 06:18 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

I think that 92 squad has a better defence and better forwards . On balance I like the mobility of the current midfield. 92 edges it for me but it's good that we finally have a squad that bears comparison

Edited by aberdeen1970, 12 August 2017 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

Aye the 92 squads defence is way better than our current one. Oh for an Irvine.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:29 PM

Who is the defender Connor?

92/93 would run up a cricket score.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:47 PM

Who is the defender Connor?
92/93 would run up a cricket score.

Robert/Bobby...top mouser.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:49 PM

Defender lol
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

I think you're comparisons are way off.
The players don't match up positionally.
It's a very hard comparison to make.
I still think the 90's squad would comfortably beat today's team.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

A few folk on here have mentioned that our squad now is up there with willie millers side quarter of a century ago.

Thought I would list them both against either. For comparison.

Goalkeepers.

Snelders. Lewis
Watt. Rodgers

Defenders.

Wright. Logan
Connor. Considine
McLeish. O Connor.
Mckimmie. Reynolds
Irvine. Arnasson
Smith. McKenna
Watson Gregg. Harvie.
Watson Graham
Winnie.

Midfield.

Grant. Christie
Mason. Shinnie
Aitken. McLean.
Kane. GMS.
Richardson Tansey.
Ten caat. Stewart.

Forwards.

Jess. May
Shearer. Rooney
Booth. Stockley
Paatelainen. Maynard
Roddie. Wright.
S Thomson.
Gibson.

OK so the 92 squad was bigger but how does it compare with the present day one.

Bobby Connor was left midfield every game for seasons fuck nos how he's been shifted to left back 25 years later.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:45 PM

Bobby Connor was left midfield every game for seasons fuck nos how he's been shifted to left back 25 years later.


Jimmys tactical tombola has been broken out.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

Ksl they are not matched up exactly positionally but i thought you would realise that. Ive given you too much credit all these years.

Bwg. Go fuck yourself . connor played left back on occassions just like youve been an arsehole on numerous occasions

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:52 AM

Class of '92 would win about 7 or 8 nil... and probably wouldn't need to break sweat.

 

Quite sad when you see that.  Shows how far Scottish football has fallen.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:58 AM

Well done Derek McInnes, you've assembled a team on par with Airdrieonians class of 92.

 

Thats the only team i remember us hitting 7 without reply.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:00 AM

.......and even then it might have been a figment of my imagination.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:07 AM

The 92/93 squad are miles ahead in goalkeeping, defense and forwards.

 

The only area where I'd pick one or two of the current lot [Shinnie & Christie - thought not ahead of Grant as listed] is in midfield and that would be to compensate with the current pace and running of our game.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:35 AM

Is jimmys top squad more comparable?
I think the league in 92/93 and maybe even in jimmys days were a higher standard than is now.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:42 AM

.......and even then it might have been a figment of my imagination.


You probably hit the boozer at 1-0

"That's it, game over"
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:07 AM

Is jimmys top squad more comparable?
I think the league in 92/93 and maybe even in jimmys days were a higher standard than is now.

 

To be honest, I think the current class would easily beat Jimmys lot.  Some absolute abominations in that team.

 

Hard to pin-point when exactly the standard dropped in scottish football.  Was probably co-incident with the SKY revolution of English football.  That would have began around '92... so i think EB4B's comparison is an interesting one.  I reckon it probably took until the late 90's early 00's for the standard to really bottom out.

 

I was a season ticket holder from 97-00 and the standard was utterly woeful.  Some absolute shocking player at Pittodrie: Mackie, Young brothers, McGuire, McAllister, Lilley, Perry, Solberg, etc... I remember watching us a few times against Dundee united and at the time, Maurice Malpas, who was approaching his 40th, was usually the best player on the park.  He was fat and slow, but read the game well and was light-years ahead in terms of technical ability.  At his age, he shouldn't have been able to compete. 


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:17 AM

You probably hit the boozer at 1-0
"That's it, game over"


I think I caught the result on Ceefax coming down off XTC.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:50 AM

 
To be honest, I think the current class would easily beat Jimmys lot.  Some absolute abominations in that team.
 
Hard to pin-point when exactly the standard dropped in scottish football.  Was probably co-incident with the SKY revolution of English football.  That would have began around '92... so i think EB4B's comparison is an interesting one.  I reckon it probably took until the late 90's early 00's for the standard to really bottom out.
 
I was a season ticket holder from 97-00 and the standard was utterly woeful.  Some absolute shocking player at Pittodrie: Mackie, Young brothers, McGuire, McAllister, Lilley, Perry, Solberg, etc... I remember watching us a few times against Dundee united and at the time, Maurice Malpas, who was approaching his 40th, was usually the best player on the park.  He was fat and slow, but read the game well and was light-years ahead in terms of technical ability.  At his age, he shouldn't have been able to compete. 


I'll tell you when the demise started.
1998, the inception of that cartel.
The SPL.
The season before it started the combined debt of premier division clubs was £10million, then the SPL started.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:53 AM

The original post was a nice ideas although executed poorly.

No comparison with defence and forwards. For the record Connor played left mid
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:06 AM

The original post was a nice ideas although executed poorly.

No comparison with defence and forwards. For the record Connor played left mid

 

Connor played where he wanted.

 

Star jump celebration his highlight.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:15 AM

I think you're comparisons are way off.
The players don't match up positionally.
It's a very hard comparison to make.
I still think the 90's squad would comfortably beat today's team.

 

Dunno, the 90's squad might be a bit out of shape compared to today's boys.

 

Seriously, the squad that lost on the final day at Iprix (90/91?), was perhaps our best ever, even better than the Fergie days.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

Ksl they are not matched up exactly positionally but i thought you would realise that. Ive given you too much credit all these years.

Bwg. Go fuck yourself . connor played left back on occassions just like youve been an arsehole on numerous occasions

Give me a break.
I was pished on the bus when i posted.
Still think the 90's squad would romp this current one.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:27 AM

 
Connor played where he wanted.
 
Star jump celebration his highlight.

Roger was class.
Quite the mouser.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:35 AM

Roger was class.
Quite the mouser.

Agreed...he rocked the early 80's Clappy Valley look throughout his career...he would have almost certainly owned both a 3 litre Capri and an XR3 at some stage.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:40 AM

Agreed...he rocked the early 80's Clappy Valley look throughout his career...he would have almost certainly owned both a 3 litre Capri and an XR3 at some stage.

An ill fitting stonewash denim jacket being the garment of choice.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:46 AM

An ill fitting stonewash denim jacket being the garment of choice.


:laughing: ...and a stick on for a pair of white socks teamed with slightly too short burgundy stay press and minkers brogues.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:49 AM

Give me a break.
I was pished on the bus when i posted.
Still think the 90's squad would romp this current one.

OK the forward line in both squads could be safely described as the two best we have ever had.

Rooney. Maynard. Stewart. May. GMS. Wright. 2017

Pattelainen. Shearer. Booth. Jess. Mason. 1992.

Nicholas. Gillhaus. Jess. Booth. Van der ark. 1990.

I'd certainly say the 92 forwards would all easily be first pics today.

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