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12 minutes ago, super_al said:

The Daily Hun is reporting that we have approached Saint Johnstone regarding offer Zander Clark a contract. 

A position we aren't in desperate need of strengthening at this present time.

Would much rather see us try and sign some wingers, an attacking midfielder who can create and a second striker just in case Ramirez is crocked by a Hun hatchetman on Tuesday.

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30 minutes ago, fine-n-dandy said:

Yes indeed.

 

There are some utter shite (over paid shite) at many lower EPL teams. 
This delusional arrogance that the EPL (because they pay so much) is 100% packed full with ALL quality players is sad as fk. 
Hedges could quite easily be amongst plenty of them. 

Ok, I’ll bite.

Where would Ryan Hedges play in the EPL? … 

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20 minutes ago, super_al said:

The Daily Hun is reporting that we have approached Saint Johnstone regarding offer Zander Clark a contract. 

Apologies to link for smelly weegia: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/zander-clark-set-aberdeen-transfer-25952267

Same article says we "have tabled a strong bid" for McGrath and "are looking to bring in players with pace in the front areas"

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4 hours ago, shooftahmooftah said:

That will be in 9 days time.  ?
Do you feel any twitches yet. ?

Does it not close on the 31st Jan? 

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12 minutes ago, WesthillWanderersFC said:

Ok, I’ll bite.

Where would Ryan Hedges play in the EPL? … 

Hedges wouldn’t look out of place as a fringe player at say Norwich Burnley or Watford. Tbh is he any worse than say a Jacob Murphy at Newcastle?

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21 minutes ago, torry_battery_ram said:

A position we aren't in desperate need of strengthening at this present time.

Would much rather see us try and sign some wingers, an attacking midfielder who can create and a second striker just in case Ramirez is crocked by a Hun hatchetman on Tuesday.

Lewis is past his prime, quite happy to see a new No1 in place for next season.  Clark on a pre-contract fits the bill. 

I'll be disappointed if we don't finish this window with a back-up striker for Ramirez and a first choice creative attacker/forward in the squad.

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3 minutes ago, ThomohawkKid said:

Hedges wouldn’t look out of place as a fringe player at say Norwich Burnley or Watford. Tbh is he any worse than say a Jacob Murphy at Newcastle?

22 career goals in 8 seasons for Hedges at a lower level than EPL would suggest he’d struggle at that level 

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12 minutes ago, ThomohawkKid said:

Hedges wouldn’t look out of place as a fringe player at say Norwich Burnley or Watford. Tbh is he any worse than say a Jacob Murphy at Newcastle?

Yes. 

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45 minutes ago, RabidGiraffe said:

Apologies to link for smelly weegia: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/zander-clark-set-aberdeen-transfer-25952267

Same article says we "have tabled a strong bid" for McGrath and "are looking to bring in players with pace in the front areas"

I think the strong bid refers to the contract we have offered him. Could be wrong though. And the last line of "Aberdeen are looking to bring in players with pace to the front areas" reminds me of Cormack at the end of the last January window tweeting "we tried to get another attacking player with flair and pace but couldn't get it done". We'll get fed the same line this year when it fails to materialise. 

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1 hour ago, torry_battery_ram said:

A position we aren't in desperate need of strengthening at this present time.

Would much rather see us try and sign some wingers, an attacking midfielder who can create and a second striker just in case Ramirez is crocked by a Hun hatchetman on Tuesday.

Your opinion matters not a jot though

Neither does mine though I unsurprisingly totally disagree with you

Somebody/people at the club have identified that we need a new goalkeeper. So presumably they are in agreement with me. 

Just because Lewis might not be the most pressing need to be replaced does not equate to the fact "other needs" have kicked that decision down the road for some time now and that we shouldn't do it. 

I dont care what the player is in any position. If there is someone better than the current incumbent then if it's possible for the club to get them onboard I want it to happen

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2 hours ago, RedRichard said:

what we do in the next two weeks will reveal how serious we are about European group stage football. 

our squad is pretty small taking into account likely injuries...

What?

Our squad is massive

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3 hours ago, fine-n-dandy said:

Hedges (on form) is perfectly able for top of championship/lower EPL.

 

 

😂 Like fuck he is.

The idea that we have offered stupid money for him to stay is crazy.

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1 hour ago, AyrshireSheep said:

I think the strong bid refers to the contract we have offered him. Could be wrong though. And the last line of "Aberdeen are looking to bring in players with pace to the front areas" reminds me of Cormack at the end of the last January window tweeting "we tried to get another attacking player with flair and pace but couldn't get it done". We'll get fed the same line this year when it fails to materialise. 

 

I would consider Clark on a pre-contract plus McGrath, a back-up striker for Ramirez (early 20s with potential to improve), and a first choice creative/attacking midfielder/winger of some sort in now as a reasonable window.   

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4 hours ago, YorkDon said:

Does it not close on the 31st Jan? 

I think time works differently on Shoofta's planet.

Edited by bonzodaddy73

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Some very bitter people on here ago. Last 18 months Hedges has been regarded one of, if not our best player. Now he’s leaving, he’s nothing special. Let’s stop doing this every time a player leaves. We’d all keep him in a heart beat. We just know we won’t now.

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17 minutes ago, ThomohawkKid said:

Some very bitter people on here ago. Last 18 months Hedges has been regarded one of, if not our best player. Now he’s leaving, he’s nothing special. Let’s stop doing this every time a player leaves. We’d all keep him in a heart beat. We just know we won’t now.

I've said he's shit for a very long time.

One footed as fuck in many of my posts 

LOOOOOOOOOOONG before it came about he is leaving. Don't rate the guy.

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I think everyone knows how good Hedges is. It’s more just a frustration of how little he showed it during the last 2 and a half years due to injury and inconsistency. 
 

it was the same when Scott Wright left last year. We all knew we were losing a good player but it wasn’t like you were going to “miss” him. He never really got going at Aberdeen due to injuries and not taking his chances when he got a run

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1 hour ago, ThomohawkKid said:

Some very bitter people on here ago. Last 18 months Hedges has been regarded one of, if not our best player. Now he’s leaving, he’s nothing special. Let’s stop doing this every time a player leaves. We’d all keep him in a heart beat. We just know we won’t now.

He’s been pish. Look back my posts.  Can be replaced in my opinion.

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I am not entirely sure being coined our best player of the past 18 months is much praise given how poor we have been during that period. 

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1 hour ago, ThomohawkKid said:

Some very bitter people on here ago. Last 18 months Hedges has been regarded one of, if not our best player. Now he’s leaving, he’s nothing special. Let’s stop doing this every time a player leaves. We’d all keep him in a heart beat. We just know we won’t now.

No not really

We have always known that he's  horrifically one footed, dreadfully inconsistent ( roughly 1 excellent game, 1 decent game, 2 games where he's totally anonymous and 1 horror show for every 5 appearances)

Also over his time with us he has proven to miss fair old chunks of every season through various niggling injuries.

Don't forget also in his first season with us he was so bad that McInnes dropped him and he barely made the bench for the whole second half of that season. So much so that if you can find the right thread on here, you would see such comments the following pre-season like "i'd forgotten he even played for us" and a cacophony of "get rid....he's shite"

if he had signed our extension I would have been ok about because he's not the only inconsistent player around and when he's excellent he's certainly a matchwinner. But he plainly wants to be elsewhere so I'd rather we got a smallish fee right now if possible and get him moved on.

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On his day, easily our most creative player but inconsistent and injury prone. 

I think the main concern is how he's going to be replaced and that's where the doubts set in. 

If we get another right winger in then fine. We move on. But if he's replaced by Ojo, McLennan or Kennedy for the rest of the season they can get to fuck. 

If you believe the papers then Broom is possibly the guy lined up to replace him.  Who I suspect won't be as good as Hedges' best days on his best days. But he might be more consistent, who knows. 

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8 hours ago, RabidGiraffe said:

 

I would consider Clark on a pre-contract plus McGrath, a back-up striker for Ramirez (early 20s with potential to improve), and a first choice creative/attacking midfielder/winger of some sort in now as a reasonable window.   

If we can get McGrath in this window plus a new striker plus a 1st choice creative midfielder yes i'd be happy aswell. I just worry that we won't get them. Nothing has shown so far that we will either. 

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6 hours ago, bonzodaddy73 said:

I think time works differently on Shoofta's planet.

Give my regards to Alice in wonderland where you obviously are st the present time .  Does it fkn matter if it's 9 days or 12 fkn days until the 31st . You and your FrIends in wonderland believe they will sell Ferguson hedges etc etc and sign the players needed by the 31 st January. Dream on. They are trying to get Clark signed up a goalkeeper when they need a striker a winger a defender. And they face rangers on Tuesday dreaming of s win. ?????????

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3 hours ago, ThomohawkKid said:

Some very bitter people on here ago. Last 18 months Hedges has been regarded one of, if not our best player. Now he’s leaving, he’s nothing special. Let’s stop doing this every time a player leaves. We’d all keep him in a heart beat. We just know we won’t now.

Some just don’t like our players leaving remember Kenny  McLean was a useless hun going to rangers until he signed for norwich, same was said about greame shinnie. 
 

If he’s so rubbish and inconsistent I wouldn’t be to worried if he goes as he will be easily replaced 

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Is there going to be a new player announcement before the match on Tuesday  👀

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1 hour ago, shooftahmooftah said:

Give my regards to Alice in wonderland where you obviously are st the present time .  Does it fkn matter if it's 9 days or 12 fkn days until the 31st . You and your FrIends in wonderland believe they will sell Ferguson hedges etc etc and sign the players needed by the 31 st January. Dream on. They are trying to get Clark signed up a goalkeeper when they need a striker a winger a defender. And they face rangers on Tuesday dreaming of s win. ?????????

When you said 9 days I doubted my maths.

My point still stands that we’ve two weeks before the window “slams” shut, so nae dampening my sheets just yet.

I, along with everybody else, wish we’d be a lot more decisive, and get our business done early.Unfortunately we never really seem to.

Would assume (hope) folks are furiously working hard behind the scenes to get things done.

 

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41 minutes ago, YorkDon said:

When you said 9 days I doubted my maths.

My point still stands that we’ve two weeks before the window “slams” shut, so nae dampening my sheets just yet.

I, along with everybody else, wish we’d be a lot more decisive, and get our business done early.Unfortunately we never really seem to.

Would assume (hope) folks are furiously working hard behind the scenes to get things done.

 

Given the performance I’m not holding my breath on anyone working furiously at Pittodrie. Arrogant complacency is the order of the day. 

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2 minutes ago, Crossbow said:

. Arrogant complacency . 

GBN 

 

Fronted by Dave Cormack 

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3 hours ago, RED_JOHN said:

Is there going to be a new player announcement before the match on Tuesday  👀

Doubt it. I have absolutely no insider info so this is a total guess... but I reckon we might have someone announced towards the end of the coming week, and then a couple of other things announced in the final week before the window slams shut.

So maybe 3 coming in now (at least one of which will be a loan), and maybe 1 pre-contract announced who will join us in the summer. 

I reckon we'll see one or two leaving the club permanently, and maybe a couple others going out on loan.

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