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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Dons v County 22/02
« Last post by Panda on Today at 02:27:29 AM »
In my post, I said that to get third we would need to go on a 5 or 6 match winning run, which we haven't done, nor even looked like doing, since the season started. And beating all our closest rivals along the way. So I presumed you would extrapolate from that that I think it's highly unlikely we will now finish third. Which is why I stated that I think only a Scottish Cup win will save him.

You are saying 3rd will save him and I'd agree with that. What you haven't said is at what point, if any, you think the board would be forced into taking action. I don't think I moved any goalposts. I just pointed out that I think it's at least equally likely that we will not finish in your McInnes saving scenario of third place....Motherwell have the nap hand on 3rd as it stands and we now have Livi and Hibs breathing down our necks for the 4th place we currently hold, both of whom are in far better consistent form than we are showing.

I didn't say third would save him. I said if the team shows signs of improvement towards the end of the season, if the team starts putting in some good performances and he starts showing that now most of the injured players are back he's able to get the best out of the squad, then I think he'll be fine, because there'll be evidence there the team are on the way back, and there might even be genuine positivity for the next campaign, so the board will stick with him rather than go searching for someone else. Bear in mind the remaining games are four of the next six being away, five top six games, and if they win on Saturday then a return to Hampden. So we'd be talking about performing well in big fixtures.

Finishing eighth is clearly going the other way and the team getting worse. I doubt even a cup win would save him if the form was that alarming.

You mentioned Calderwood. He was on his last chance after the calamity of losing to Queen's Park & Queen of the South. The following season showed no signs of recovery and the team just drifted along while fans drifted away. They had to get rid of him. I don't think we're there with McInnes yet.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Dons v County 22/02
« Last post by rocket_scientist on Yesterday at 10:57:02 PM »
The saddest thing about the boy's posts is that he has no balls to actually express an opinion of his own. That he looks to curry favour with the board and the manager is standard but at what point will he ever have an opinion of his own? Fucking cretinous posting from a poster who's nae a real mannie and who is an out-and-out fraud.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Hun Skelpers
« Last post by Jute on Yesterday at 08:38:33 PM »
Not Huns this time but reserves beat Motherwell 3-1 today to reach Reserve Cup final. Dons goals from Anderson Ruth and Virtanen.

https://www.afc.co.uk/report_nostats/development-dons-defeat-motherwell-to-reach-reserve-cup-final/

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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Dons v County 22/02
« Last post by Ten Caat on Yesterday at 06:15:29 PM »
Well you've just moved the goalposts there from "only a Scottish Cup win can save McInnes from the bullet in summer" by now suggesting we might be 8th.

I said if we're third and finish the season strongly showing signs of improvement, I don't think in the eyes of the board he needs a cup win to save his job.

In my post, I said that to get third we would need to go on a 5 or 6 match winning run, which we haven't done, nor even looked like doing, since the season started. And beating all our closest rivals along the way. So I presumed you would extrapolate from that that I think it's highly unlikely we will now finish third. Which is why I stated that I think only a Scottish Cup win will save him.

You are saying 3rd will save him and I'd agree with that. What you haven't said is at what point, if any, you think the board would be forced into taking action. I don't think I moved any goalposts. I just pointed out that I think it's at least equally likely that we will not finish in your McInnes saving scenario of third place....Motherwell have the nap hand on 3rd as it stands and we now have Livi and Hibs breathing down our necks for the 4th place we currently hold, both of whom are in far better consistent form than we are showing.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Dons v County 22/02
« Last post by LA-Don on Yesterday at 06:12:18 PM »
Well you've just moved the goalposts there from "only a Scottish Cup win can save McInnes from the bullet in summer" by now suggesting we might be 8th.

I said if we're third and finish the season strongly showing signs of improvement, I don't think in the eyes of the board he needs a cup win to save his job.

I think a step back and a reflective eye has to be taken here, and hopefully Dave Cormack is doing that. The performances are poor and have been for a while (2 seasons or so), it's not entertainment, and there is an increasing discontent amongst fans. If you take a look at DM he's in scramble mode, we get different line ups, personnel, formations etc on a weekly bases. Nothing is breeding confidence or inspiring, plus his winter signing of McGeouch was an odd one (and I'm sure expensive), we didn't need that position.....and that's a concern since it was obviously approved by someone. No clue where Cormack stands with McInnes but it's still a wide open season. We could go to a cup final and finish 3rd or easily lose to St Mirren this weekend and finish 5-8th, nothing would surprise me. Has Cormack said much in the media about DM and the product on the aprk?
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Dons v County 22/02
« Last post by Panda on Yesterday at 05:44:58 PM »
Could just as easily finish 5th, maybe even 6th. With a total collapse from now till season's end 7th or 8th isn't out of the question. I think we will get through to the cup semi (possibly needing a replay to do so) but chances are we will get one of the arse cheeks in the semi. A bit of a doing at Hampden could then be on the cards, especially if its the green and white version we get. What do the board do then?

Well you've just moved the goalposts there from "only a Scottish Cup win can save McInnes from the bullet in summer" by now suggesting we might be 8th.

I said if we're third and finish the season strongly showing signs of improvement, I don't think in the eyes of the board he needs a cup win to save his job.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Killie (A) 04.03.20
« Last post by BigAl on Yesterday at 02:31:42 PM »
Yep new rule was brought in that all yellow cards received in first half of season get wiped out at the end of December. Net effect being that you can receive up to 5 yellows in each half of the season and avoid any bans.

Well every day is a school day, even at my advanced years.
That must have slipped past me unnoticed as certainly wasn't aware of that rule
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Killie (A) 04.03.20
« Last post by Chris Frae Killie on Yesterday at 01:08:30 PM »
Boo!
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Killie (A) 04.03.20
« Last post by Ten Caat on Yesterday at 12:12:03 PM »
Yep new rule was brought in that all yellow cards received in first half of season get wiped out at the end of December. Net effect being that you can receive up to 5 yellows in each half of the season and avoid any bans.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Killie (A) 04.03.20
« Last post by RicoS321 on Yesterday at 10:19:05 AM »
I thought they got cancelled at the winter break?
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