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(as transcribed onto Aberdeen Mad)

 

CHRIS CRIGHTON  :thumbsup:

Aberdeen disrespected the league cup, and by extention their supporters. How dare they.

Despite it being only the two realistic chances for trophy success, despite the numbers already driven away by year after year of cup humiliation.The Dons fielded a side in which no player started in the same position he had played on Saturday. Not conspicuously weaker on paper, but, with no more than any three of the back five ever having worked together in these roles, it invited chaos and disaster.

The players conducted themselves poorly, as if their injury-time equaliser had finished the job and they would inevitably win just because of who they were, because they get their names on the back of their jerseys.

Instead of going for the throats of tiring part-timers, Aberdeen let nature take its course, in fact being dominated in an extra-time period in which they held the aces. Such passivity was inexplicable given the obvious fact East Fife, with greater spirit and courage than the feckless Dons, were clear favourites for the penalties.

But these are mere symptoms of the sickness at Pittodrie.

Individuals come and go, the club locked in a cycle of throwing money at them to join and more to leave but when they find themselves representing a club whose only remaining target is to avoid complete humiliation it is easier to assimilate than to effect change.

The law of reversed effect states the greater the conscious effort, the less the subconscious response. So a club which exits solely to avoid walking into the furniture routinely trips over every footstool.

It takes a man of rare strength to free himself from the noose in which AFC is slowly strangling itself.

The brand of AFC has suffered irreversible damage. The club itself won't die, because while its current fleeting stewards may possess its share capitol and squad numbers, its spirit lives within us.

The charlatans can obsess over mid-table obscurity and absurd imperialistic plans for gaudy, inaccessable stadium no one wants, or will visit, until their hearts are content, for their time will pass and AFC will have better days when they are gone. Enough people still retain the will and the fire for it to be so.

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The brand of AFC has suffered irreversible damage. The club itself won't die, because while its current fleeting stewards may possess its share capitol and squad numbers, its spirit lives within us.

The charlatans can obsess over mid-table obscurity and absurd imperialistic plans for gaudy, inaccessable stadium no one wants, or will visit, until their hearts are content, for their time will pass and AFC will have better days when they are gone. Enough people still retain the will and the fire for it to be so.

 

 

 

 

 

Absoloutly spot on.

This should be sent to the board by post every day until they leave. And when they do, OUR club will be a shadow of itself. 

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