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Offline manc_don

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Statement from the club
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:19:59 PM »
Why hasn't someone posted this?

https://www.afc.co.uk/2019/05/15/afc-the-journey-accomplishments-aspirations-and-way-ahead/?fbclid=IwAR02Xu2ba_mwBGBoZ0Y4nFOVd_0vYKiIdQ6KXSqkzkSxdhNqWyOQLCg_hCc

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With the opening of the Club’s £12 million state-of-the-art Community Hub, Professional Training Campus and Youth Academy planned for the September/October timeframe, the Club is excited to share with all Dons supporters, corporate clients, and partners the Club’s future strategy and plans,  in particular as they relate to investment in the football team, funding of the new stadium, and influencing positive changes in Scottish football.

This message comes from everyone at the Club. We are all Dons fans, most of us for a lifetime, and, along with the 100,000 Dons supporters worldwide, we too dream of and aspire to see the famous Aberdeen competing for and winning trophies.

We have a unique and storied history that serves as an inspiration to all of us. Standing Free, and together, we are on the verge of providing a platform to increase annual turnover, which we plan to deliver through new initiatives and moving to the new stadium.

Everything we do has the goal of the Club being successful on the pitch.

Recognising the importance of transparency, the Club sees as critical an ongoing conversation with its stakeholders as we strive to continue to increase investment in the success of the football team every season, deliver a new £50 million stadium that we can all be proud of, and play a pro-active role in ensuring the quality and integrity of our domestic game and the relevance of Scottish teams competing in Europe.

The Club recognises that it needs to do much more in its communications with supporters. Our goal is to make sure both internally at the Club and externally with fans that we are all aware of what’s happening, what decisions are being made, and that we provide a platform for constructive feedback.

We may not agree with each other all the time, but by being transparent we should all be forming views based on the “one version of the truth”, or facts, so to speak. As such we are implementing a communications plan across our own media channels and beyond, with supporters’ clubs, within the northeast business community, and with each of our partners.

With this in mind, we aim to provide ongoing messaging about the Club’s plans, and to seek feedback on elements critical to our future success, such as:

1. Being a Challenger Club
2. Investment in the Football Team
3. Opening of the new Community Hub, Professional Training Campus & Youth Academy
4. Importance of new initiatives & increasing turnover
5. New stadium consultation & investment
6. AFC Community Trust – at the heart of our community
7. Influencing the Scottish game – fans first!

You can read about all those elements in the document below, with more to follow over the coming months. Thank you for taking the time to read this message. Working together with your support, this club has a very bright future.

Stand Free



Offline donsdaft

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 08:25:15 AM »
Because it's such a load of utter bollocks, people would rather look the other way and pretend it just hadn't happened.

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 09:01:52 AM »
platitudinal bullshit ? joking aside at least its a plan , i had a swizz at the documemt... not sure signing dom ball will enable the strategy of challenging and punching above our weight
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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 09:08:04 AM »
Because it's such a load of utter bollocks, people would rather look the other way and pretend it just hadn't happened.

That maybe so, but it's a discussion point. Personally, I found a lot of it hard to believe. As Ayrshire_don says, a signing like Dom Ball isn't going to help us win a trophy nor entice fans. The whole club needs a freshening up. The fans are bored of the same old signings.

The right words, but I doubt they'll be followed up by the right actions.

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 09:28:45 AM »
I like the way that they've airbrushed James Wilson from DNA's history. When you talk about communication and transparency, a document that only accentuates the positives doesn't align itself with that and so just appears like the bunch of PR bollocks it likely is.

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 09:42:35 AM »
Looking at all the signatures on the PDF document, we have a lot more administrative staff than I expected, including that Irish defender Ebbe Skovdahl signed but never played, Robbie Hedderman, as a Business Development Manager.

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 10:13:19 AM »
Robbie Hedderman also get involved with community coaching sessions.
He's taken part in coaching primary school coaches as well.
Comes across as very likable and makes it easy to break down sessions into easy stepping stones for youngsters to build on.

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 10:40:17 AM »
I did note that they were "looking into" offering some form of representation for future DNA schemes. Whether that be in the form of shares or whatever, that can only be a good thing. "Looking into" probably means "looking at how we can avoid it but make it seem like we are doing it".

At least they've stated objectives of winning silverware and challenging those with bigger budgets. What the consequences of not doing so remains to be seen.

Their tiny part regarding wider fan participation in the future of Scottish fitba is massively important (in my opinion more important than what happens just at AFC) but shouldn't really have formed part of the document given it was just a couple of token sentences - better to not say anything.

Offline TheDeeDon

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 12:57:45 PM »
A terrible document to read, full of corporate bullshit.


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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 02:03:24 PM »
A terrible document to read, full of corporate bullshit.

This ^^^

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Re: Statement from the club
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 03:31:41 PM »
Did anyone go to the event at Pittodrie last night? Anything more substantial at that?