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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Last post by RicoS321 on August 20, 2019, 04:49:45 PM »
Please! Sell Cosgrove for anything about 500k. I think there’s very little between Cosgrove and main, and if Main is given the time and patience we gave Sam we’ll get similar results, especially if we give him penalties.

Saying that, they are both shite and I’d rather have Wilson up top. Means we have to change our style of play though which means DM has to coach and adapt. Would prefer this option if DM was a capable coach.

My preferred option though is to sell and sign two players, ideally permanent or alternatively loan. A forward and a creative number 10. If we can loan Maddison or Christie DM saw the need for that, surely he sees the need now.

Out of curiosity, who thinks Kyle lafferty is better than Cosgrove and main? Regardless of him being a cunt.

Wilson is absolutely fucking horse shite. We'd have change our style of play to learn how to play with ten men. Cosgrove has taken the close season to work hard and vastly improve his game in every area. Main is a shite Stevie May and wouldn't close to the same results as Cosgrove. Cosgrove is winning headers, taking the ball down and bringing others into play, tracking back, not making rash decisions at corners and appears to have actually learned how to shoot too.
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Football Chat / Re: Derby County
« Last post by RicoS321 on August 20, 2019, 04:46:21 PM »
If you seriously believe he was one of the best midfielders in the league then you are actually mental.  Plenty of games where he ran around missing tackles, giving the ball away and failing to intercept the ball and these were in games that he'd surely be dominating if he was as good as you think he was.  Motherwell cup game when they horsed us down there being one of the worst performances I've seen from an Aberdeen player, if he wasn't classed as "one of our own" he'd have been slaughtered but oh no the usual shit got spouted like "at least he cares" "He shows passion and that's what we want".

Many Aberdeen fans are happy to wank over the passion he showed and simple ignore the basics that he continually failed to do, he was averaging a yellow card every 3 games and was bordering on being a liability as a midfielder, I get the role he was intended to do but much like Flood when he done a similar role there were more games than not where it wasn't needed.

Except he was miles better than Flood, technically and positionally. His running was generally not headless chickenery, it was - for the most part - targetted and relentless. The times it wasn't were usually when everyone else had stopped working or he'd already run himself into the ground. A yellow card every 3 games is absolutely fine for a player that was regularly making up for others' lack of workrate, which he was (especially in that Motherwell game, where he was pap alongside a host of other pap). Two Scotland managers, and pretty much every pundit on the BBC agrees with me. You seem to be thinking I'm saying that he was the perfect player. I'm definitely not. Like TC, I don't think he'll suit the game down South either. The limitations to his game are more apparent down there and his obvious attributes of drive, strength, fitness and workrate significantly less useful. I think he'd also reached the peak of his game in midfield and I don't see any avenues for him to improve as his passing isn't good enough to be like Jack or Ferguson or the like.
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Music, Games and Movies / Re: Films
« Last post by rocket_scientist on August 20, 2019, 04:39:02 PM »

I thoroughly enjoyed The Hateful 8 although again I know of a fair few who didn't. If it's as good as that I'll be delighted.

The Hateful 8 had some good bits for sure but I was probably expecting too much, with QT having produced some of my favourite films of all time, Pulp Fiction being the best. I thought Jackie Brown was vastly underrated and that plus Django and Inglorious - in no particular order - would be included in my all-time top 5.

This one was better than Hateful but not in my top list. It was gripping entertainment for the whole 2 hrs 40. And stay to the very end, past the credits. It's worth it...
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Last post by LA-Don on August 20, 2019, 04:23:58 PM »
Typo. Anything above 500k I think is realistic but I’d certainly reluctantly accept a pitiful 5 mill I suppose.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Season 2019/2020 Rebuilding
« Last post by LA-Don on August 20, 2019, 04:22:18 PM »
Did I miss any hints from DM of late that we are not finished in the transfer market? DM saw the need for Maddison and Christie and brought them in, surely he sees the news now for a similar player.
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Last post by tlg1903 on August 20, 2019, 04:15:41 PM »
500k?  For Cosgrove? Under contract for 3 years and banging them in Cosgrove?

Sake.

5 mill pls
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Aberdeen Football Club / Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Last post by LA-Don on August 20, 2019, 04:04:44 PM »
Please! Sell Cosgrove for anything about 500k. I think there’s very little between Cosgrove and main, and if Main is given the time and patience we gave Sam we’ll get similar results, especially if we give him penalties.

Saying that, they are both shite and I’d rather have Wilson up top. Means we have to change our style of play though which means DM has to coach and adapt. Would prefer this option if DM was a capable coach.

My preferred option though is to sell and sign two players, ideally permanent or alternatively loan. A forward and a creative number 10. If we can loan Maddison or Christie DM saw the need for that, surely he sees the need now.

Out of curiosity, who thinks Kyle lafferty is better than Cosgrove and main? Regardless of him being a cunt.
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Football Chat / Re: Derby County
« Last post by LA-Don on August 20, 2019, 03:52:23 PM »
Shinnie was effective for us. Work rate, leadership, passion and drive. Something we are clearly lacking now. I don’t see Cocu giving him a chance as the Dutch pretty much require the technical Shinnie doesn’t have. In an average to below average league Shinnie was certainly one of the better midfielders but EPL and championship teams do pretty much require more than he has. Think he may have missed the boat at the Huns too with all their signings, I could see him returning to us in january.
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Football Chat / Re: Scotland squad
« Last post by Ten Caat on August 20, 2019, 03:37:48 PM »
Scott Gemmill is it nae?

Only link to Ayr that I can think of is that he maybe once read Tam O' Shanter at school (but even that unlikely as he was schooled down south)
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Football Chat / Re: Derby County
« Last post by Ten Caat on August 20, 2019, 03:35:46 PM »
Shinnie absolutely was one of the most effective midfielders in the SPL. I hesitate to say one of the best because he had very obvious limitations to his game....his right foot was for standing on only and it wasn't even too good at that at times......but whatever he lacked in technique he made up for in energy/work rate and leadership.

I do fear that a Dutch coach won't appreciate his qualities however and that his career at Derby might be over before it ever got off the ground. Can't see him going on loan to another Championship side.....absolutely convinced he will be back north of the border in January. Only sevco up here would be able to pay him his Derby wages if he were to come back up on a transfer and so they would likely be Derby's preferred option. He was an oldco fan as a young loon but even when they were rumoured to be interested in the past January/Feb, I never thought he would go there directly out of respect to Aberdeen. He might well be interested now though. Although they've got so many midfielders as it is....they may have lost any previous interest.

Only a fortnight ago I felt that we wouldn't consider him if he were made available for loan....just couldn't see where he would get a game after the highs of Chikhura and Hearts. If he were coming up on loan I thought Hibs would be the obvious fit. However Ojo has been piss poor in his past 3 games and we just lack the drive that he provided so if a loan were an option then I now think we really must attempt to get him back.

But unless Derby have a horror 2 or 3 months that results in Cocu getting bulleted...I fear his career there is over
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