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Mulgrew set to join Sheffield United

Published: 12/06/2010

 

ABERDEEN defender Charlie Mulgrew is expected to seal his departure from Pittodrie next week when he signs for Sheffield United.

 

The former Scotland under-21 international has verbally agreed a three-year deal with the English Championship club and will complete the formalities upon his return from holiday in Turkey.

 

Mulgrew, who joined the Dons from Wolves two years ago, has offers from other clubs in England, Brentford and Huddersfield, as well as Portuguese club Maritimo, but has decided to link-up with Blades manager Kevin Blackwell following the offer of a three-year contract.

 

Blackwell said: “He is a player we are interested in but it is at a delicate stage.

 

“He has been on our radar for a while, although his agent is talking to other clubs.”

 

Aberdeen have added another fixture to their pre-season campaign.

 

The Dons will head to Glebe Park to face Brechin City in the David Will memorial match on Tuesday, August 3 (kick-off 7.45pm).

 

Mark McGhee’s men face Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Dunfermline before heading for a week in England from July 23 where they will play against Tamworth, Port Vale and Brighton and Hove Albion.

 

They return to the north-east ahead of the Scottish Premier League kick off on August 14.

 

 

 

Read more: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1779528#ixzz0qcuyJxj9

 

 

I wonder if he'll be a centre half or left back, or bench warmer of course.

 

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It was in the EE last night too. Made me sad. Mulgrew might have been a cunt but he turned into a decent player whose goals we needed last season. Otherwise it would have been curtains for us in the SPL.

 

But aye - let's not be stupid and replace him. :roll:

 

If a club could be a cunt ours would be one. Utter embarrassment is what we are. Bunch of twats.

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It was in the EE last night too. Made me sad. Mulgrew might have been a cunt but he turned into a decent player whose goals we needed last season. Otherwise it would have been curtains for us in the SPL.

 

But aye - let's not be stupid and replace him. :roll:

 

If a club could be a cunt ours would be one. Utter embarrassment is what we are. Bunch of twats.

 

If a club could be a cunt, ours would be a blue waffle.

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See our DoF is in the Daily Retard saying no need to replace Mulgrew as we already have cover in Foster and Grassi.

 

Dear Christ, really? Can we just get skip the season and get relegated now? This way we don't have to deal with the embarrassment that this season will be. :-\ Have they learnt nothing about the past few years about not replacing players?!? :hammer:

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Dear Christ, really? Can we just get skip the season and get relegated now? This way we don't have to deal with the embarrassment that this season will be. :-\ Have they learnt nothing about the past few years about not replacing players?!? :hammer:

 

Nothing like jumping the gun Manc!!

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Nothing like jumping the gun Manc!!

 

I know ;) in all seriousness though, we need to replace him, as he was a source of a number of goals. Fozzy and Grassi do not give us that outlet. I know Mulgrew didn't give us many goals in the end, but the fact is, he did create more than most.

 

But, I stand by the general stance of my post, I really do worry for next season. I just hope McGhee can pull it out of the hat.

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if it means the money goes towards another striker or another midfielder then I'm all for it. We've got McArdle, Diamond, Considine, Ifil, Foster, Grassi (unfortunately) as well as Smith from the youths. That should be enough cover for the back.

 

All that is is cover though. Not a single defender I'm happy with being 1st choice. Foster had a decent season but there's every chance he'll soon be back to the useless divvy he was the years before last. McArdle no one knows anything about so benefit of the doubt for him, but the others have all proved they're not good enough.

 

Like you say though, if the money gets used to strengthen our midfield/attack then we could get away with the weak back line...but that 'if' is the size of Kelly Brook's tits.

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All that is is cover though. Not a single defender I'm happy with being 1st choice. Foster had a decent season but there's every chance he'll soon be back to the useless divvy he was the years before last. McArdle no one knows anything about so benefit of the doubt for him, but the others have all proved they're not good enough.

 

Like you say though, if the money gets used to strengthen our midfield/attack then we could get away with the weak back line...but that 'if' is the size of Kelly Brook's tits.

 

bar the youngsters there's not a single player i'm happy with at the club, but that doesn't mean they won't be used next season or that we should discount them when we're looking at who to bring in.

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bar the youngsters there's not a single player i'm happy with at the club, but that doesn't mean they won't be used next season or that we should discount them when we're looking at who to bring in.

 

To be honest, as well as not being happy with any of the players, i'm not happy with the management team or any of the people upstairs either.

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Mulgrew shuns Blades to join Celtic

 

By Michael Gannon

 

Published: 17/06/2010

 

Charlie Mulgrew is poised to make a surprise return to Celtic. The 24-year-old defender, who is out of contract after two seasons at Aberdeen, is set to shun Sheffield United after a late bid from his former club.

 

The free-kick specialist was on the verge of a move to the English Championship but the lure of a return to Parkhead is likely to prove too much to resist after Hoops manager Neil Lennon made his move.

 

Mulgrew came through the youth ranks at Celtic but was transferred to Wolves after a disagreement with then manager Gordon Strachan. He signed for the Dons in a £100,000 deal in the summer of 2008 and impressed during two seasons at Pittodrie, particularly with his dead-ball prowess.

 

Lennon, who was captain when Mulgrew was a youth player, remained an admirer throughout and is keen to give the defender a second chance at the Glasgow club.

 

Aberdeen were resigned to losing the Scotland under-21 international. He rejected an initial offer of a new deal and then knocked back an improved proposal.

 

Mulgrew had intimated he was keen to prove himself in England after an unhappy spell at Wolves and on loan at Southend but the chance to return to his boyhood club holds special appeal.

 

Davide Grassi, meanwhile, will return to Aberdeen next week to complete the signing of a new one-year contract at Pittodrie.

 

The 24-year-old Italian defender was originally offered a six-month deal but after talks with Dons director of football Willie Miller he has been granted his wish of a longer commitment.

 

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee was impressed with the former Parma youth product’s attitude and application last season and believes there is room for improvement in his game.

 

Miller said: “Davide is not in the country, so the deal is not done by any means. But I can say the talks with the player have been very positive.

 

“Mark was impressed with the player’s attitude last season and his bravery could certainly not be faulted. Davide made it clear during the contract talks he has a great desire to stay at Aberdeen.”

 

Grassi made 17 starts last season. Primarily a left full back, the Italian operated in numerous roles and it is that versatility which convinced McGhee of his worth to his squad. Grassi said: “Signing for Aberdeen is fantastic for me. I am convinced we will have a better season.”

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Can't help but think that those of a Celtic persuasion won't accept a defender who can't defend.

In all honesty Chic, if you think you're signing on there to get a regaular start, then frankly you're more deluded than I thought

 

Bench warmer, sum total, odd goal coming off the bench and taking a free kick

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Also meant to say, if this is the sort of player Lennon is signing for his Celtic revolution, then roll on next season, once we get our ten new quality players

 

Lennon was in the Sunday Herald at the weekend saying he believes Celtic have to start buying more British & Irish players as their work ethic and toughness is required at Celtic Park... does he know that if he signs Mulgrew that work ethic and toughness isn't part of the deal?

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