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Offline donsdaft

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2017, 02:30:38 PM »
If rust's the problem then a dip in the river is hardly likely to help.

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2017, 03:01:23 PM »
If rust's the problem then a dip in the river is hardly likely to help.

It's okay, he has no mettle.

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2017, 03:33:55 PM »
He's always got a bit of a "rabbit caught in the headlights" expression about him.
Like I said, lets just say he only had 3 or 4 beers and got pished on it. We all know a lightweight who'll come out for a pint with the boys but gets hammered early doors. That doesn't make them a disgrace, it just means that they're not used to drinking copious amounts of booze, so lets just guess that's the case, rather than he's a 20 pint a night alkie who likes a scrap.
Either scenario could be accurate, I don't know, I'm just guessing pretty much the same as you are, however, my guess is a glass half full benefit of the doubt guess, whereas you're more than happy to write him off a month into the season.
Wild assumptions about it being "probably more than the bevvy" says more about you than it does him.

Should professional footballers drink alcohol? I'd say that if you wanted to become the absolute best at what you are doing then no, you shouldn't. A finely tuned top athlete will count every calorie consumed and record every calorie expelled to keep themselves at the absolute top of their levels.
As a culture, Scotland is way behind many parts of the world as far as attitude and culture to drink is concerned, that's why as a nation we fail to produce exceptional footballers in comparison to many similarly sized smaller nations.

He went out, big deal
He got a bit pished, big deal
OK, he nearly drowned in a Glasgow river - That is a deal, but without any actual knowledge of the incident (and I refuse to believe that anything written in a shit stirring glasgow based tabloid) then I'm going to assume that it was a freak, one off unfortunate occurrence. Maybe he was trying to get away from an escalating incident and didn't realize that he was away to plunge into a river, maybe he thought he'd be quicker swimming over to the other side than wait for a taxi, maybe he was pissed and stumbled down the bank and fell in or maybe he was just so hot from the eccies he'd taken that he needed a cool down....I've no idea but I would like to think that he's learned from it.

Far too sensible a post mate.  :thumbsup:
Really doesn't fit in with the judge, jury and executioner agenda adopted by some without being in possession of a single hard fact of what actually happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2017, 06:02:11 PM »
Hope he is ready for arm bands (water wings) and rubber rings to be thrown at him whenever he plays now.
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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2017, 09:30:43 PM »
Can anyone actually imagine GMS and Stuart Armstrong having a rowdy night out? They come across as 2 polite lads who probably tip the toilet attendant every single time even after their seal is broken. He's done something a bit stupid but I don't think we're looking at Noel Whelen having his Beemer nicked after an attempted coked up threesome in a west end hotel level of debauchery.

So far the explanation that he was running away from people fighting and jumped over a wall without realising there was a river on the other side seems the most plausible. That said, it is a bit worrying if he is stupid enough to jump into a fucking river unintentionally.

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
I'm probably last to hear this, but I thought it was funny anyway.

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2017, 09:58:51 AM »
I don't think we're looking at Noel Whelen having his Beemer nicked after an attempted coked up threesome in a west end hotel level of debauchery.

Proper mannie's fitba player night oot, yon.

The type o' thing Joey Harper would've got up to.....except wi a Capri instead o' a Beemer.........Babycham instead o' charlie and the Dee Motel instead o' some West End wye o' deein'.
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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2018, 08:44:12 PM »
Gary Mackay-Steven has responded to criticism and shown he is as good as any winger in the Scottish Premiership, says Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes.
Mackay-Steven's goal gave the Pittodrie side victory over Hibernian on Friday after what his manager described as a couple of "quiet" games.
"I've not been too pleased with his performances," McInnes said.
"We spoke about him working hard when he's not involved and it's not going his way.
"His pace, his drive and his quality for the finish is what we expect from him. For me, when he reaches his levels, he's as good a wide player as we've got in the league."


He certainly seems to be coming on to a game.

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2018, 09:27:36 PM »
He's been great all season imo, I understand what DM means about a wee dip in form though.  He's our best attacker at the moment, no question, and I'm not missing Hayes too much anymore. 
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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2018, 02:24:47 PM »
Gary Mackay-Steven has responded to criticism and shown he is as good as any winger in the Scottish Premiership, says Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes.
Mackay-Steven's goal gave the Pittodrie side victory over Hibernian on Friday after what his manager described as a couple of "quiet" games.
"I've not been too pleased with his performances," McInnes said.
"We spoke about him working hard when he's not involved and it's not going his way.
"His pace, his drive and his quality for the finish is what we expect from him. For me, when he reaches his levels, he's as good a wide player as we've got in the league."


He certainly seems to be coming on to a game.

Buoy has been treading water for ages, but current form seems to be getting stronger

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2018, 03:33:06 PM »
Far more important to get Flipper resigned than it is to get Shinnie.

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2018, 06:41:29 PM »
Buoy has been treading water for ages, but current form seems to be getting stronger

 Playing with a lot more porpoise and basking in the praise.Maybe the captains armband will be enough to net his signature?...
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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2018, 07:46:15 PM »
Far more important to get Flipper resigned than it is to get Shinnie.


T.C  do you think Shinnie would be easily replaced ?  actually think it's looking ominous about both signing a deal, must be a reason they are stalling. :dunno:

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2018, 08:05:51 PM »
 For all Shinnies flaws,his will to win is good for the side,something I dont think we have much of.Also think its good to have a senior local loon in the side,....like Robson and Anderson added to the feel good of the '14 side.
  Cant see any obvious candidates out there that suit what we need in his place either

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Re: The footballer in the river
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2018, 08:32:05 PM »

T.C  do you think Shinnie would be easily replaced ?  actually think it's looking ominous about both signing a deal, must be a reason they are stalling. :dunno:

I've said it before.....only way i want Shinnie resigned is on the basis that he is told he is playing left back only. Yes he has a fantastic attitude but it cannot be allowed to detract from the fact that as a midfielder he is bang average. Completely one footed, so often tackles with the "wrong" foot which leads to free kicks and unnecessary bookings. Usually has a brain fart when he finds himself in possession up the field, the other night he fucked up in possession with a heavy touch and should have led to an equaliser when Kamberi blootered the ball into orbit rather than squaring to McLaren for what would have been a tap in.

I honestly think Shinnie fancies at change now anyway. We could pay him £7.5k per week making him our highest ever paid player and yet any Championship club could easily double that and the top League 1 clubs would pay £10k plus. I have no inside info, this is just a hunch, but Jack Ross is doing well with Sunderland and will probably   get promoted. He signed a good few Scots pre season including Cwith and McGeouch. I reckon Shinnie will be signing a pre-contract in January with them