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17 minutes ago, Sonoftherock said:

I do feel with Glass, that we may have to take a step back, before we make real progress.

Things were obviously stale with McInnes - he could bludgeon out 3rd or 4th place (as the league got improved) year on year... but there was no prospect of anything better (and we were slowly getting worse year on year) and the football was an absolute eyesore!

I can see that Glass has the right idea's in some respects and the football going forward is much improved.  However, we look a real soft touch (and at times shambolic!) at the back.  I think will give some teams absolute hammering this season... but also I think we might have to take a few more humiliating losses!  I think once glass has had a couple of windows and time to sort out the defence... that's when I'll judge him. 

Absolutely, fully agree.

The garden will not always be full of roses and it will take some time to make the changes he wants to implement the improvements he wants.

He’s started well though (IYAM)

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9 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

We agree then. He's started better than I anticipated too and as I consistently posted in this thread. So I'm still failing to understand what you are disagreeing with me on?

Remember that a good operation always looks to strengthen its weaknesses. Basic SWOT analysis stuff, the W & T standing for weaknesses and threats.

Before we can address them, we need to know what they are. I'm identifying two possible areas for improvement and that's all. Either you agree or disagree with my analysis but only a happy clapper or a thick cunt gets upset at asking the questions. 

This is a phased transition and I’m certainly a happy clapper for the phase 1 implemented so far.

Its unrealistic or deluded to think that all of the issues from the end of the McInness era will be resolved in this window.

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Aberdeen under Glass have become a bit of a victim of their own success due to the early promising start to the season. It meant that the result against Reith was even more of a disappointment given the performance levels of late. Not to say we'd be happy if it happened when we were a bit up and down, but it was by far the worst 90 minutes under Glass this season and came as a surprise given the chances we've created in previous games.

We are still short of key players up top and in defence, and a change of manager with new ideas and different training techniques and routines, it's going to take time. It's going to take a couple of windows for Glass to get the players he wants in and get rid of the players he's not keen on.  

I am disappointed that we've not went and brought in a few more players for this play off tie though. There's a lot of talk about making the group stages and the money we'll make, but we've not strengthened the side to give us a better chance of doing this. We don't know what's going on behind closed doors, so it could be that we've been unsuccessful in getting players in, such as Boyle, but it's still disappointing that we're going over there without another striker. 

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Just now, rocket_scientist said:

I'm sure that we have different interpretations for what we mean by "happy clapper". I am also pleasantly surprised by the many positive signs.

I know you are, just thought you’d appreciate me acknowledging that.

1 minute ago, rocket_scientist said:

 

Nobody has said that everything will be resolved in one window. You're inventing something to argue against.

I never said anyone did say it needed to be fixed this window. I’m not inventing anything to argue against, merely expressed my opinion and shared my personal expectation of the reality that we will not resolve all areas this window.

4 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

 

You still haven't articulated the potential threats and weaknesses and haven't commented on mine? In my definition of "happy clapper", this is an area that is invisible to them. 

Hmmm, what are you looking for here?

1) I’ve expressed that Brown has been a critical factor in how we play as a team. You can see from the times Brown started on the bench and had to come on how important he is. I’ve also expressed that this will be a short term fix and that Glass / the club will need to plan for his ultimate replacement. Ferguson will move on, McGeouch is tidy but too quiet and does not drive the team on so we will need a replacement there.

2) JET - I said before he signed that is was a lazy / McInnes type signing. He undoubtedly has talent, but the work rate is not there enough for me. He needs Ramirez up beside him, which leads onto our shortness of cover for Ramirez. JET just isn’t a man to lead the front line, so for me, ideally our top requirement is an able striker for cover. I know a lot won’t agree, but Hendry did a decent role for us, or a Marley Watkins would be a good addition.

For this window, the rest of the squad is probably adequate for the SPFL. Sign a replacement for Ferguson (McGrath / McAnn) if he’s sold. The next priority after a striker would be a CH capable of taking over from Considine in the coming season.. Seems pretty obvious to me

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14 minutes ago, StandFree1982 said:

Aberdeen under Glass have become a bit of a victim of their own success due to the early promising start to the season. It meant that the result against Reith was even more of a disappointment given the performance levels of late. Not to say we'd be happy if it happened when we were a bit up and down, but it was by far the worst 90 minutes under Glass this season and came as a surprise given the chances we've created in previous games.

We are still short of key players up top and in defence, and a change of manager with new ideas and different training techniques and routines, it's going to take time. It's going to take a couple of windows for Glass to get the players he wants in and get rid of the players he's not keen on.  

I am disappointed that we've not went and brought in a few more players for this play off tie though. There's a lot of talk about making the group stages and the money we'll make, but we've not strengthened the side to give us a better chance of doing this. We don't know what's going on behind closed doors, so it could be that we've been unsuccessful in getting players in, such as Boyle, but it's still disappointing that we're going over there without another striker. 

Fascinating discussion - still more worried about central defence which  has really been an area of weakness from day 1 though recent injuries have increased attacking weaknesses. Would agree with RS - many positive signs but also some areas still unaddressed... and at times unwillingness to accept critical comments as having a point which may be a threat and lead to new weaknesses going forward.- using SWOT analysis. 

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Is the team pretty much not in the same place it was this time last year. Playing some nice attacking football but in jeopardy of it going tits up with a couple of injuries, which is what happened around last November 

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33 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

The only proof here is that you are an imbecile. You say £20m has been pumped in but you've not seen the balance sheet, a set of the financial reports being something that used to be posted to all shareholders annually. Do you believe in the tooth fairy and Sunty too?

Also hugely spastic on your part is your failure to define "money-driven". It was extremely lazy and/or thick to not to even comprehend the need to clarify any point of contention before jumping in like the utter fool that you are doing a GREAT impression of.

You reckon businessmen investing sums yet to be substantiated for reasons that you think are philanthropic comes from the world of make-believe, unless you can back up the Narnia-like pish that you spout. 

There's maybe not been concrete "proof" of this yet, but that's what Cormack himself has said in the interview with Spiers.  I'm not really sure why he'd lie about it. 

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4 hours ago, TynesideDon said:

 

Seats at Pittodrie look like they could be knocked off by a fart tbf. Horrendous condition.

Although that image is clearly glorifying it... wank

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18 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

Do you also think they gifted cash to AFC?

Another couple of years of no group stage in Europe, and those dollars will be called in.  We must be careful what we wish for.

By and large Cormack has dragged the club kicking & screaming into the 21st century, and I like the fact he cares very little for the biggest problem in Scottish football which is its myopic traditionalism with its self-fulfilling prophecy of the duopoly.  But we have to be aware it comes at a cost.  We beat Qarabag and get into the group stage, this pressure point is alleviated a fair bit.  We fail, and we should brace ourselves for even more hard-sell tactics to part with more of our hard-earned.

Along with thousands of others, I had a season ticket last season and didn't request a refund. I'm not looking for a medal, I'm happy to do it, but the point I'm making is; what I'm not looking for is to be hounded to buy a DNA sub as well.  I'm not a traditionalist and I want my club to survive and make money, lots of it, and be successful. But be careful not to bite the hand that feeds you, namely don't take the piss AFC. My love for my team is unconditional, but the parting with my hard-earned isn't, and none of us should be ashamed to tell the club this, it doesn't make you any less of a fan.

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On 8/16/2021 at 11:47 AM, Poodler said:

I’m not trying to be edgy at all

it just doesn’t sit well with me to be getting photo opportunities at a grave

jesus of all the outrageous things posted on this site that’s hardly a radical view 

 

It seemed to sit well enough with the family. I think I will put their opinion ahead of yours.

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At least the boy facing the camera can say “Wisnae me”. Unless he’s just lobbed it over his head and the cameraman is politely enquiring if he wants his seat back?

Smashing up yer ain is low enough.  Doing the whole look at me on Tim tok or whatever is just the actions of a prick.

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17 hours ago, Byrne Baby Byrne said:

Seats at Pittodrie look like they could be knocked off by a fart tbf. Horrendous condition.

Although that image is clearly glorifying it... wank

I thought that image was someone holding Harry Kane's tongue

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Colgate man and his puppet have until the end of this window to get more, quality reinforcements in.

To fail with this basic requirement will result in another pish poor season ahead.

I didn't renew my 20 years + season ticket. I ain't getting conned by exaggerated promises any more.

Tonight appears like a repeat of previous Euro qualification efforts. Pig sick of this shite year on year....

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2 minutes ago, Crossbow said:

Are you watching Mr Colgate?

Your snake oil isn't working.

Hopefully a wake up call. 

Got by on a wee bounce at the start of the season but the signing policy is starting to look a wee bit scattergun at the moment. 

Need to sell Ferguson and bring in a couple of players we can really work with. 

 

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Just now, Millertime said:

Thats not happened in the last 8 years and is real sign of regression 

Don’t think it’s ever happened. A new low.

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22 minutes ago, Millertime said:

Yep

Out of 2 tournaments before we are out of August

Thats not happened in the last 8 years and is real sign of regression 

Gotta be said.

 

the only improvement is Scott Brown

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29 minutes ago, Millertime said:

Yep

Out of 2 tournaments before we are out of August

Thats not happened in the last 8 years and is real sign of regression 

Eh? We went out to st mirren in the 2nd round last season too - only because things were delayed due to Covid was it not in August. And Europe was a disaster way beyond losing in the playoffs…

You speak of people needing to move on from Mcinnes, but fuck me you need to give it a rest. He was finished with us.

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1 hour ago, Millertime said:

As I said

First time in god knows how long being out of 2 tournaments before we are out of august

Last season...

(Not August but obviously Covid played a factor).

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10 minutes ago, Millertime said:

Yep, as I say, first time out of 2 tournaments before we are out of August 

😄😄

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14 hours ago, Poodler said:

Gotta be said.

 

the only improvement is Scott Brown

Since when? Last season?

The football is more entertaining surely? (Granted it could hardly have been worse or even similar.)

Left back? Right back? Ojo? Red Shed? Pittodrie paintwork? ;) 

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15 hours ago, Millertime said:

Yep

Out of 2 tournaments before we are out of August

Thats not happened in the last 8 years and is real sign of regression 

What a pap!

Its clear that you are a narcissist and just looking for attention

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21 minutes ago, Betty Swallicks said:

Since when? Last season?

The football is more entertaining surely? (Granted it could hardly have been worse or even similar.)

Left back? Right back? Ojo? Red Shed? Pittodrie paintwork? ;) 

Started off well aye but we've barely created a chance the past 4 games.

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6 minutes ago, NEM said:

Started off well aye but we've barely created a chance the past 4 games.

The football in general is still better though even in the last 4 games. 

 

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18 hours ago, Woody21 said:

Colgate man and his puppet have until the end of this window to get more, quality reinforcements in.

To fail with this basic requirement will result in another pish poor season ahead.

I didn't renew my 20 years + season ticket. I ain't getting conned by exaggerated promises any more.

Tonight appears like a repeat of previous Euro qualification efforts. Pig sick of this shite year on year....

But you renewed when we were run by Stewart Milne for that whole period....

I'ts only now that a new man has came in and after 18 months of turmoil with covid you choose to spit the dummy out

The mind boggles sometimes

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2 minutes ago, Betty Swallicks said:

The football in general is still better though even in the last 4 games. 

 

Qarabag are some team -- even on ploughed field they're okay - on a good pitch they're mighty fine

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3 minutes ago, Crossbow said:

Qarabag are some team -- even on ploughed field they're okay - on a good pitch they're mighty fine

Yup. We've not really created last 4 games but 2 against a very good side, one v anti football hearts and one with a massively changed side. 

4 signings (likely) before the window closes (3 of which should be fairly solid and a wild card youngster).

Pant pishing from the likes of Rocket "I won't be back after last night" Scientist is fucking bonkers.

Keep The Faith!

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