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Sunday 10 July 2022 - kick-off 3pm

Peterhead v Aberdeen

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Ross McCrorie


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The guy’s (twin?) brother was on the bench, he has every right to be there. As already said, if he was decked out in the Union Jack and orange away top then that would certainly be unprofessional but I don’t think there’s any evidence of that?

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Holiday snaps eh 😉

The good old days of sticking your spools into Boots to be developed and waiting to see what the fuck actually happened on holiday as you'd been pissed for a fortnight and didn't have a clue.

Once you got them back nae fucker got to see them ahead of removing anything embarrassing, cringeworthy  or downright incriminating 😂

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McCrorie has done absolutely nothing wrong. He’s a human being who went to support his family and friends. 
So what.  Get fucken over it. 
This obsession with the old firm players and particularly players associated with Rangers is fucken embarrassing. 
It’s the same as has been mentioned in a separate topic with the lack of love and support shown to Lewis Ferguson even though he’s been our players if the year (yes he has!) this season and scores plenty goals for us. 
The support are happy to sing about Ojo who has been pish for us but conversely don’t dare sing for Ferguson who apart from one season, has been very good for us…all because of pettiness. No doubt McCrorie will be the same now!  Beggars belief!! 
As long as they are ‘Aberdeen’ on the pitch when they are doing their job, that they are paid to do, then that’s what matters. 

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12 minutes ago, sheepheid said:

McCrorie has done absolutely nothing wrong. He’s a human being who went to support his family and friends. 
So what.  Get fucken over it. 
This obsession with the old firm players and particularly players associated with Rangers is fucken embarrassing. 
It’s the same as has been mentioned in a separate topic with the lack of love and support shown to Lewis Ferguson even though he’s been our players if the year (yes he has!) this season and scores plenty goals for us. 
The support are happy to sing about Ojo who has been pish for us but conversely don’t dare sing for Ferguson who apart from one season, has been very good for us…all because of pettiness. No doubt McCrorie will be the same now!  Beggars belief!! 
As long as they are ‘Aberdeen’ on the pitch when they are doing their job, that they are paid to do, then that’s what matters. 

Yep, but unless it's an issue that the club are willing to tackle then the problem will still exist. I'm guessing that the hatred may even be profitable for them. I mean it's fairly difficult to turn off, even for the most sensible of fans. I'm correctly expected to hate the Huns in every single way until the brief period that one of them joins us, then he's ours. I'm expected to hate Jack and Wright for doing the opposite of McRorie. I was very happy when they lost in Europe, but should I rethink that position? Because, let's be honest, the whole partisan thing is total bollocks that should have been left in the playground, but it's also why we're Aberdeen fans. It's really difficult.

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1 hour ago, sheepheid said:

McCrorie has done absolutely nothing wrong. He’s a human being who went to support his family and friends. 
So what.  Get fucken over it. 
This obsession with the old firm players and particularly players associated with Rangers is fucken embarrassing. 
 

You're right about the Rangers thing sheepheid, there absolutely is an obsession about it amongst our support.  This incident is not just about that though, it's about publicly showing support for one club whilst being employed by another, the fact that it is Rangers as well will just rub our fans up the wrong way.  I think it is wrong for any player or manager to be seen to be supporting another club.  If Steven Gerrard turns up at the Champions League final, that would bug me as an Aston Villa supporter, in the same way as if Frank Lampard had been in the Chelsea end at the FA Cup final, it just looks unprofessional.  

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I don't have an issue with it. Saw the picture the day of, and my reaction was meh!

That said. If it had been a former Don's player and supporter who'd fucked off to play for the huns and tried to come and watch us in a final, a la judas Robertson, I'd be very vocal in telling him to fuck off and making it as hostile as I could for him.

44 minutes ago, wokinginashearerwonderland said:

You're right about the Rangers thing sheepheid, there absolutely is an obsession about it amongst our support.  This incident is not just about that though, it's about publicly showing support for one club whilst being employed by another, the fact that it is Rangers as well will just rub our fans up the wrong way.  I think it is wrong for any player or manager to be seen to be supporting another club.  If Steven Gerrard turns up at the Champions League final, that would bug me as an Aston Villa supporter, in the same way as if Frank Lampard had been in the Chelsea end at the FA Cup final, it just looks unprofessional.  

I would imagine, given the family and personal connections, there could have been corporate options available (that would have hidden it), which maybe wasn't offered given the club McCrorie plays for and the reaction it might get from us.  

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On 19/05/2022 at 19:03, RicoS321 said:

Fucking ban them. It's only old cunts that post on here anyway.

 

On 19/05/2022 at 20:12, manc_don said:

Steady, not even 40 yet

And 40 is still incredibly young.

Isn't it?

shit...

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I have zero problem with McCrorie going to the game. There's a video of him joining in with the bouncy though which I would say is just fucking stupid - not because I don't think he's allowed, but because it's just asking for abuse, and he'll be a target now if he has a poor game against Rangers in future.

If you're going to go to the game and be in the public eye, then be sensible about it.


What perhaps is interesting is McCrorie can be in the middle of the Rangers end and presumably get no abuse. Wonder what the reaction would be if Scott Wright rocked up in the Aberdeen end for a game...

I'm old enough to remember (fuck sake Rico) David Robertson having to be escorted from the Aberdeen end and given a seat in the Celtic end at the 94 LC semi due to getting pelted with coins and spat at.

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On 19/05/2022 at 20:15, manc_don said:

Pretty much my thoughts on it. I don’t care who they support, but rather not see them attend matches. I’d probably excuse this one though, it’s a European final, hardly gets bigger than that.

This for me too!

As long as he doesn't make an appearance at Hampden this afternoon!

On a more pleasant note my middle daughter is a nurse and was on nightshift on Wednesday and  said there was an almighty cheer from all the patients and the staff when that german penalty went in which did make me smile 😃 

 

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I'd be interested to see if there are official guidelines at the club for players. It is virtually impossible for a player to go to a game and not be photographed in today's society, so there is no way that McRorie could have gone without it getting back. There are also bound to be situations outwith the player's control in terms of song singing, crowds etc that will occur when they are there that might show them in a worse light than intended. All that is very obvious, so it makes me wonder if the club have protocols or if they don't give a shit either way? For example, not commenting on the other SPFL premiership teams on social media, having to seek permission to attend a rival's game etc. Or do we think that the "training" is very basic? 

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Interesting reading the various comments on here and Social Media in general. There has been quite a bit of vitriol surrounding the whole thing, McCrorie could be the Captain this coming Season, not really basing it on anything other than the way Goodwin spoke about him and the fact we'll have a rather different squad next Season, but there's a good chance it could be him. Does that change anyone's opinion, probably not nowadays as it's not seen as important as it was, or should be! 

 

Do you remember when Gary Neville blanked Peter Schmeichel in the Tunnel when the teams were the wrong way round? United vs City, Neville was cold as fuck with him despite their bond and friendship from playing together and winning all sorts as teammates for years prior to this, you can absolutely bet that SAF himself made sure that friendship meant fuck all, he was the enemy now. That mentality has gone from the game now, I am absolutely with Roy Keane when he rants about players cuddling and laughing etc... before the game and after it, I am sure you've seen it, there's plenty of it going around on YT, then you've got absolute nobodies like Micah Richards laughing at him and taking the piss, Micah Richards for fuck sake 🤦‍♂️ I suppose I am veering off topic here, but in a round about way, I'm not. 

 

Our potential future Captain, in my opinion, shouldn't be videoed celebrating when Rangers scored and showing disappointment when they lost, or having photo's with Rangers fans etc... I completely appreciate his Brother plays for Rangers, and no doubt his Family would have had it planned to go over and support him as well as have a Holiday, but could he have been a bit more discreet about it, knowing as many of you have mentioned what it's like nowadays regarding Social media and the very, very good chance that he'd be photographed and videoed & knowing that it would have had this sort of reaction from a percentage of the Club that currently employs him, fans. 

 

I didn't like seeing McGinn sit with Celtic fans, more recently our current Manager sitting at a Celtic game, and now McCrorie too, I'm sure there's more, but do I doubt their commitment to Aberdeen, absolutely not, especially not McCrorie, boy gets battered, stuck in, knocked over and back up again at full pelt, he gives everything, I would have zero objection to him being our Captain, I would like though, to see that mentality back, which I alluded to with SAF and the Neville/Schmeichel tunnel incident, I think it's sadly lacking these days and it should come from the Manager and be drilled into the Players. I accept this is a long post which is mainly a pile of pish, but I hope you understand my point and why I absolutely see it from both sides. 

 

 

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McCrorie shouldn't be the next captain anyway. Not because he went to Seville, but because we don't even know his best position yet and we haven't actually had a good season out of him (winning POTY was more of a personality vote than anything).

Therefore, asking him to lead the side is too big and too early for him. 

Goodwin hopefully will be signing a captain. 

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