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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: sevco v Dons
« Last post by Ramperbamper on Today at 09:24:50 AM »
Have to start Shinnie in the middle here, despite Consi having a mare last time out - partly due to being hung out to dry by the gaffer - and it's in all our interests that Shinnie doesn't get an early booking and is hamstrung for the rest of the game.

I also hope Del doesn't overthink it. We have good players, set them out how we normally set them out and we're more than capable of beating these cunts. Not the game to try and shoehorn both Rooney and May in, or to play 3 at the back etc.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: sevco v Dons
« Last post by RicoS321 on Today at 09:21:43 AM »
So it wasn't at Ibrox, we didn't win and there was probably no glass or Dandies going berserk. Nips, min, yer going to have to think a little harder. Are you sure it wasn't a Killie game at Pittodrie?
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: New stadium thread
« Last post by RicoS321 on Today at 09:16:55 AM »
Interesting post Barcosente. However, I think it's all to simple to be critical of the cooncillors, it's the easy way out. The problem is that the council get nothing but shite ideas presented to them. I don't think I've seen a single, integrated, forward thinking planning application to the city in years. We have individual project over individual project that offer nothing in the grand scheme and the negatives on all far outweigh the positives. Kingsford is an example of that, as is Marischal square, obviously.

You mention Union St, it basically started to go to shite when Union Square was built, but try removing that from the city and watch the backlash (again, lack of integration - it was obvious). Coupled with the fact that the cooncil has absolutely zero teeth/power when it comes to dealing with how private property (which all of union st is) is leased and you have bookies. Not really a cooncillor issue.

In terms of Loirston, it was approved. They simply asked that AFC pay for the land. The blame here squarely lies with Cove (mainly, as they dicked about for years) and the club. We fucked about and fucked about (unlike the SMG and Scotia hoosing developments that were piggy backed in on the back of the stadium approval) and in the end we chose to blame the council because it was the easy way out. There's no way that the additional cost of the land would/shold have prevented Loirston going ahead - they've probably spent more on Kingsford subsequently. It's totally disingenuous to blame the cooncil and, I suspect, was more an issue of AFC funding.

Now, the cooncil may be unqualified to make these decisions, but then who is? Where are the overriding rules that govern their decisions? Where is the integrated city plan? The fact of the matter is that the right decision for the cooncillors to make on Monday is to refuse the planning application on the grounds that it doesn't integrate with the city. It is the only logical decision to make. It's a hard one for dons fans and the club, but it doesn't integrate with the city and that should be the overriding rule that dictates planning within the city. That's the only objective way of looking at it. Can it be sustained if you extrapolate it over the next 20, 50, 100 years? The answer is no. The only way to pass is this is to come up with a city plan that - by design - then integrates the stadium in the city. It's the most stupid and arse about tit way to do things, but that would work. Although that would take a lot of balls by the unqualified cooncillors. If you can come up with another objective measure that should dictate city planning, I'd be interested to hear it? Because your interesting post lacked a little substance.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: New stadium thread
« Last post by rocket_scientist on Today at 08:37:03 AM »
I like the flavour of that post Barcosente. It tastes good. Having digested all your words a couple of times however, I'm struggling to understand what it is I've just eaten.

It's not that you used words improperly and without good construction, nor have I (or indeed anyone else) the right to challenge an articulate and original view but I'll ask anyway;

Do you have an opinion on whether the proposed new stadium is a good thing or not?
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: The January window
« Last post by manc_don on Today at 08:14:51 AM »
I see DM reckons we'll have Chidi in place by the weekend, what a surprise they couldn't make sure it happened before the hun game  ::)
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: sevco v Dons
« Last post by BobbyBiscuit on Today at 08:06:15 AM »
Ok this cud be near impissible but i remember the last v huns game i went to was at ibrox and we were below the main stand under the indoor glassed area.

It started kickin off and the huns were throwin things at us if i remember and making gestures behind the glass.

Sometime in mid 90s upwards....i think we won but im fucked if i remember.
Terrible memory.

I remember thinkin we were at the mercy of the scum but the dandies went beserk

Couldn't have been mid 90s if we won, last won there in 91 before winning there in May last year.  Don't think we were in any part of the main stand after the late 80s, not that I can remember anyway.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: sevco v Dons
« Last post by Elgindon on Today at 07:54:02 AM »

 Trying to work out which part of that stand you were in N and T.Cant remember Dons fans being in there
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I see there are rumours of Jack's injury being season ending. What a shame  :rofl:
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Off Topic / Re: Tennis
« Last post by manc_don on Today at 07:16:37 AM »
South African  ;)

 :D

Aye but he's as dull as Tim Henman is, so he's definitely English.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: sevco v Dons
« Last post by Nips_and_Tatties on Today at 03:13:15 AM »
Ok this cud be near impissible but i remember the last v huns game i went to was at ibrox and we were below the main stand under the indoor glassed area.

It started kickin off and the huns were throwin things at us if i remember and making gestures behind the glass.

Sometime in mid 90s upwards....i think we won but im fucked if i remember.
Terrible memory.

I remember thinkin we were at the mercy of the scum but the dandies went beserk
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