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Offline RicoS321

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1080 on: February 03, 2020, 04:21:49 PM »
What I don't understand is that if we are signing him in some kind of collaboration with Atlanta, why wouldn't they just sign him directly themselves right now? I mean, they just signed Mulraney from Hearts who is absolute toilet, so they can't be so flush with top class players that they need to see this guy making the step up from Norwegian league to Scottish league before taking a risk in signing him.

I don't think the collaboration is anything other than scouting resources. We're not a feeder club. However, I wondered if there was any possibility of us actually pooling our scouting department costs at a "group" level, along with sharing the costs and profits of any new signings/player sales? Not sure how this would work with regard to the rules like. Basically, we have a single recruitment department with SA, Europe, UK branches that work in the same fashion and pass player info to the dons or Atlanta as requested (i.e. if they're looking for a defender, then they would get the benefit of the knowledge of our scouts in europe as well as their own).

As for Hoban, he's missed the boat a little I think. I can understand him not coming up to Aberdeen to train without getting paid, it'd be quite a trip away from family with the possibility of zero return. If ever fit, he'd be better than Taylor. I'd be tempted to give him a one year in the summer.

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1081 on: February 03, 2020, 11:23:36 PM »
I still can't believe Paul Bernard in 1995 does remain our highest transfer fee paid.  Was hoping Mr Ronald Hernandez might nick that record!!  How much would P.B. worth in today's market??

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1082 on: February 04, 2020, 02:15:47 AM »
1 million in 1995 must be worth about 2.5 going by inflation. However Football is a different thing altogether Andy Cole joined Man utd for 7 million in 1995. Even if you discount some of the outliers a lot of players are going for around the 80-100 million mark. So from that point of view Bernard today would have cost somewhere in the region of 10-15 million today.

Also I don't know if I would offer hoban anything at this stage. He obviously doesnt fancy joining us, so what's the point.

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1083 on: February 04, 2020, 03:42:28 AM »


Also I don't know if I would offer hoban anything at this stage. He obviously doesnt fancy joining us, so what's the point.

Not sure I get this to be honest ?
Why do you say that he obviously doesn't fancy joining us ?
Is it because he hasn't taken us up on our offer prior to now ?
McInnes is quoted as saying that it is only now that Hoban is ready to get on the grass and do a bit of work and that there was no point in him coming up prior to that.
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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1084 on: February 04, 2020, 10:24:41 AM »
Not sure I get this to be honest ?
Why do you say that he obviously doesn't fancy joining us ?
Is it because he hasn't taken us up on our offer prior to now ?
McInnes is quoted as saying that it is only now that Hoban is ready to get on the grass and do a bit of work and that there was no point in him coming up prior to that.

Fair enough big Al, I hadn't read that so I was uninformed. I got the impression he had refused our offer of training facilities. If that's the case I don't have a problem with getting him in on a mostly pay as you play type deal.

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1085 on: February 04, 2020, 01:11:27 PM »
Fair enough big Al, I hadn't read that so I was uninformed. I got the impression he had refused our offer of training facilities. If that's the case I don't have a problem with getting him in on a mostly pay as you play type deal.

No worries Dan.
Reckon we'll see some movement on this in the next couple of weeks or so :thumbsup:
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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1086 on: February 07, 2020, 04:20:04 PM »
Tommie Hoban has apparently accepted the invite to train with us and joins up next week. Hopefully he’s the creative #10 we so desperately need!

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1087 on: February 07, 2020, 05:04:10 PM »
I'm sure it is only to allow the loon to get up to match fitness and play a few reserve games to test out his knee. He won't be ready to do that for around another 4 weeks or so having been out so long. But as for signing him? There's just no room for him in the squad right now with 4 centre halves and 2 right backs. So even a pay-as-you-play deal would be throwing money away.

If he can come through a few reserve matches in March/early April......depending on how we go in our next few games our season could well be over anyway (out the Cup and struggling for holding on to a top 6 place in the league). If that were the case, I'd have no problem letting him play in a few first team fixtures as a possible trial for next season. At least one of McKenna and Devlin are likely to leave in the summer. Only then would I be offering him a deal, assuming he has indeed proven his fitness.

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1088 on: February 07, 2020, 06:46:06 PM »
Agree TC we dont need him ...
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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1089 on: February 07, 2020, 07:22:51 PM »
Tommie Hoban has apparently accepted the invite to train with us and joins up next week. Hopefully he’s the creative #10 we so desperately need!

Reeks of desperation 😡🔫

Am desperate enough to give it a try...assuming Hernandez isn't up to it



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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1090 on: February 07, 2020, 07:25:54 PM »
800k and already not up to it, i mean even for DM (dont think its his signing) that is a cracker , i dont believe he is shit , neither is Mcgeouch, Ferguson regressing... maybe there is another reason..
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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1091 on: February 09, 2020, 02:20:22 AM »
I still can't believe Paul Bernard in 1995 does remain our highest transfer fee paid.  Was hoping Mr Ronald Hernandez might nick that record!!  How much would P.B. worth in today's market??

You could argue Robbie Winters was the most expensive signing, on account we paid £700k plus Billy Dodds for him, and Dodds at the time was clearly worth a hell of a lot more than £300k, so the deal was worth well over a million.

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1092 on: February 09, 2020, 02:24:43 AM »
Hoban is probably a signing for next season, when we will need him
as McKenna likely will be away. Makes sense to get him in now as it'll likely take more than a few weeks in pre-season to get him properly fit.


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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1093 on: February 09, 2020, 12:52:35 PM »
You could argue Robbie Winters was the most expensive signing, on account we paid £700k plus Billy Dodds for him, and Dodds at the time was clearly worth a hell of a lot more than £300k, so the deal was worth well over a million.

In terms of damage down to the team it certainly wass the most 'expensive' signing.
I was probably naive when I first heard the Winters rumours to think it would mean a Winters & Dodds Strike Partnership (which with my limited football knowledge i think would have been great) so it was a real punch in the guts to find out Dodds was shipped out only a couple of weeks after he had scored a hat trick in the cup at Caley Thistle, and the promplty scored a hat-trick on his debut for the Arabs.

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1094 on: February 13, 2020, 08:26:31 AM »
was impressed with Brophy last night more to him than I thought, Killies lb looked good also (on loan from QPR)
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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1095 on: February 13, 2020, 09:39:12 AM »
Agree about the Killie left back Hamalainen. If our attempt to sign Leigh goes tits up then I'd be happy with us trying to get him instead, although I suspect QPR would be looking for a fee likely in excess of that we paid for Hernandez.

Against Hamilton, I liked the look of Gogic. He is an absolute beast and one thing we lack (apart from a genuine number 10) is a real hard bastard. Also pretty quick over the ground....he outpaced Kennedy then totally outmuscled him in the second half when it looked like Kennedy had been put through on goal. With what Hamilton pay....we could double his wages and he'd still be only at or around our average wage.

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Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Reply #1096 on: February 14, 2020, 09:07:00 PM »
Agree about the Killie left back Hamalainen. If our attempt to sign Leigh goes tits up then I'd be happy with us trying to get him instead, although I suspect QPR would be looking for a fee likely in excess of that we paid for Hernandez.

Against Hamilton, I liked the look of Gogic. He is an absolute beast and one thing we lack (apart from a genuine number 10) is a real hard bastard. Also pretty quick over the ground....he outpaced Kennedy then totally outmuscled him in the second half when it looked like Kennedy had been put through on goal. With what Hamilton pay....we could double his wages and he'd still be only at or around our average wage.

In all fairness to him, Ojo has really found a bit of dig recently. Possibly as he stops worrying about injury. He's bbeen putting himself around really well and dominating. Best of the 3 in there by some distance. I think Ferguson has reached his potential and its bang average. Mcgeouch seems tidy so far but not creative in any way.