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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2018, 11:01:31 AM »
But I also dislike knee-jerk reaction, over-reaction, and the negative outlook of many dons fans.

If you don't like it, confront it. Address the poster directly. Quote his words that you disagree with. It's the only way. Honesty is always the best policy. It is kowardly to throw out generalist criticisms of others without specificity, especially when you are having a go at fellow Dons fans, the danger being tarring us all with the same brush.

For the record, I don't believe the "Aberdeen and the NE is full of negative cunts" line. This is a myth, put about for reasons I fail to comprehend which may or may not include ignorance of negativity levels in the whole of the country.
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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2018, 11:19:29 AM »
Well to be honest my post wasn’t directed exclusively at you either. I think it’s healthy for the powers that be to be questioned and challenged in the way you do, keep them on their toes, as you say it’s our club not theirs. But I also dislike knee-jerk reaction, over-reaction, and the negative outlook of many dons fans. At least you’re always willing to back your opinion with comprehensive theory and debate.

Kow’s been a fantastic contributor to this and other forums for many years, I respect his opinion (as I do yours) and I enjoy his wit and knowledge of the game, as well as his positive outlook.

It’s match day. See you all here later on for a good moan!  :-\

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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2018, 01:12:49 PM »
Only if we don't win.

Nonsense.  We're Aberdonian, we're not happy unless we're miserable - a mere win isn't going to change that  :thumbsup:

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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2018, 02:30:56 PM »
Nonsense.  We're Aberdonian, we're not happy unless we're miserable - a mere win isn't going to change that  :thumbsup:

I'm an Ayrshire lad and personally I find the cunts down here a hell of a lot worse than the cunts from Aberdeen! Spent 3 years on and off living & working in Aberdeen and they were delightful people, especially Elgindon, he's a legend. Also was invited up last year to an ex colleagues wedding and another is now a personal best friend, good cunts  :thumbsup:
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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2018, 03:12:56 PM »
Maybe Milne saw something no-one else did?

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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2019, 09:47:11 AM »
As another campaign begins, I reflect on my own position as an ex-supporter and where I differ from you lot.

I've always been an optimist rather than a pessimist, have always considered my glass to be half full and definitely have a growth rather than a fixed mindset. But the thing we need is hope and with McInnes operating under Milne, I see nothing but hopeless. I can't even fathom where any potential for hope can exist under the current set up.

With the additional journeymen getting signed on wages that journeymen get, do any of you carry hope that we can win anything this season? Or is hoping for a cup or the league not part of the equation anymore? I know Scottish fitba is of a shite standard but are we like Hamilton or Dundee now, starting a season knowing that we are going to win fuck all?
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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2019, 10:27:57 AM »
As another campaign begins, I reflect on my own position as an ex-supporter and where I differ from you lot.

I've always been an optimist rather than a pessimist, have always considered my glass to be half full and definitely have a growth rather than a fixed mindset. But the thing we need is hope and with McInnes operating under Milne, I see nothing but hopeless. I can't even fathom where any potential for hope can exist under the current set up.

With the additional journeymen getting signed on wages that journeymen get, do any of you carry hope that we can win anything this season? Or is hoping for a cup or the league not part of the equation anymore? I know Scottish fitba is of a shite standard but are we like Hamilton or Dundee now, starting a season knowing that we are going to win fuck all?

I really am torn on McInnes RS, and what exactly he's trying to do. The winning fuck all could have been so different had we won a couple of these Finals we've got too, but we didn't.

My pet hate amongst many is " At least we're reaching Finals etc.... " maybe so, but you win fuck all for reaching them, so it's irrelevant. I feel he's a safe bet, I predicted a 4th place finish last season, hoping the Cups would provide a much needed distraction, I was right to an extent ( Smug cunt ) but you could see it a mile away, the Football was utterly turgid and he didn't seem to change it up. We play 1 Striker and send hopeless punts up to him, then folk moan that the lone Striker is pish and that he's the problem, yet he scored 21 goals last season with shite service. The very same people then Champion the absolutely dire Stevie May to replace him, the same guy that's played 67 times, netting 6 goals and assisting 4 goals & looks like he literally shits himself when presented with a decent chance in front of goal.

I suppose for me personally, as I said on a thread the other day there, we should aiming to win the League until it's mathematically impossible, we should lift at least one Domestic Trophy every year and hopefully qualify for the Group Stages of the Europa League, that's my aspirations and I feel that they are not out of reach.

A different manager may well have came in and progressed us, continuing on from the foundations that McInnes has lay, much like he did when Brown stepped down, but people are happy to argue that, as I said there, " we're reaching Semi Finals and Finals "  ::)

I only speak for myself of course, I don't particularly like the cunt, nor do I hate him, I just wish we'd let teams worry about us rather than the opposite. He has recruited what seems like on paper, a decent squad this season, compared to previous seasons, this is probably my last season giving him the benefit of the doubt, because this is his 6th year I believe? He's had more than enough time to deliver another Trophy, qualify for Europa League Group Stages etc...

It's a math class, the whole deal. Just like every math class, there's a clown in the front, and everybody hates this clown because he raises his hand, he's answering all the questions. What do we do? Move on. Just fucking move on, ready or not. He's deciding we got to move on, he knows his math, I hadn't even figured out about Santa Claus yet.

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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2019, 12:31:03 PM »
My thoughts on McInnes are well documented. I feel he has taken us as far as he can.....but having said that he's facing a system where 2 clubs have such a financial advantage over the rest that success really only can be gauged by qualifying for Europe each year given our financial advantage over the rest of the clubs (I'd suggest getting through 2 rounds in Europe isn't unreasonable an expectation every year and 3 rounds every 2nd year). Whilst DM achieves this I guess the board view him as value for money. "Better the devil you know" if you like.

On a smaller scale, we are a bit like Man City or Chelsea were 25 years ago. Able to win a trophy occasionally given a decent draw and a bit of luck but totally unable to compete in the league due to the financial advantages enjoyed by the top clubs. They only became truly "big clubs" once Abramovich and the middle east consortium at Citeh came riding in on their white horses bearing gifts of hundreds of millions. Celtic have that on a smaller scale with Dermot Desmond (plus a biscuit tin swollen by Champions league cash). Sevco are conjuring up cash out of thin air and no doubt are reliant on selling Morelos for £15million plus to maker their financial "model" work. But in the interim their mahoosive squad means that 2nd should now be guaranteed every year although it's doubtful they can topple Celtic as champions purely as Celtic can spend £10million on a player if they have to and will spend big if 10IAR looks in any way under threat.

We are what we are RS. We know we have directors onboard already who could bung £50million into the kitty and not even blink but they choose not to do so. (I believe Desmond at Celtic would dip into his pocket if the necessity arose). I'll never ever be an "ex-supporter" though as you describe yourself. I'll continue with blind hope every season that" this is the one". Knowing full well it isn't....under the status quo






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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2019, 01:28:01 PM »
1. Whilst DM achieves this I guess the board view him as value for money. "Better the devil you know" if you like.

2. I'll never ever be an "ex-supporter" though as you describe yourself. I'll continue with blind hope every season that" this is the one". Knowing full well it isn't....under the status quo

1. Therein lies the principal problem. The board - Milne, with less than 30% of the shares last time they bothered to post out the annual accounts - is NOT interested in success on the pitch, only in pursuing his own agenda.

2. I guess I can't be an ex-supporter after this long, over half a century. But I've been worn out by shite fitba for a period exceeding 20 years, since Milne wormed his way into the club coincidentally. So I'm no longer "supporting" in that I'm not prepared to give them any more of my money. And that's tragic. And there's many like me, the missing thousands. The status quo is not good enough and nobody's interested in change.
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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2019, 01:40:31 PM »
Hopes being dashed time and time again is a killer.

Not that we played well at all and we have one header from a corner and Joe Lewis to thank but the semi was the best bounce as an Aberdeen supporter for over 28 years, since May 1990 SC Final.

The final was an inept embarrassment as the shots stats back up. Worse though, was the spin put upon it by our hapless manager. And worse than that, at the end of the semi and the final, you lot were chanting approval for the manager!

Like the Celtic board made a mistake employing Lennon full time, thanks to their fans being so stupid too, we have a majority within our ranks who know fuck all about fuck all. The opening game of last season v. Sevco was, like the final, a total embarrassment during which our first shot on goal netted the 93rd minute equaliser. Despite beating them three times in Glasgow, we still couldn't get near to them in the league and the final table doesn't lie. If we're still in the SPFL title race in October, I'll be amazed.
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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2019, 09:29:03 PM »
Now that the league is over for yet another year - before the end of September - what are your hopes and dreams?

Now that the league is over after two games (rather than 7 last season), what are your hopes and dreams?
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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2019, 09:59:04 PM »
Now that the league is over after two games (rather than 7 last season), what are your hopes and dreams?

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You're genuinely my favourite poster on here, and I'm not taking the piss or sucking up your arse ( Don't even know you ) but I respect your honesty, your not giving a fuck and the fact you rub people up the wrong way. And no, I couldn't give a fuck if you dislike me  :rofl:

I shall brace myself for the incoming " Oh Friend " abuse  :smile:
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Re: AFC aspirations
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2019, 10:50:04 PM »
Not sure I understand your post KFP?

Nobody in their right mind gives a fuck about what others on a fitba forum think of them, including me who's never been of a "right mind", as determined and defined by the pack.

It's good to mix eggs with cashew nuts marinated in lime. Not enough are prepared to try.

Being of (a very) simple mind, I just want to know what the plan is? I have no fucking idea when it comes to AFC, an institution I once loved and spilt blood for.
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