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    The Summer Transfer Window

    Well well well being that January Transfer window has slammed shut on us and it was such an amazing window for us and a very entertaining thread on here, I can hardly wait for the next one.
    To think that our management and recruitment staff work so fkn hard behind the scenes TWO windows in advance its amazing they manage to cope and come up with such superb bits of business.
    So what do you think will happen in the up and coming summer transfer window?

    I'll start us off.
    All the loaned or borrowed players that we have will return to their parent clubs
    All Aberdeen's players that have been put out on loan or borrowed to other clubs will return to Pittodrie.

    And that will probably be that because as a football club we appear to have absolutely fk all ambition

    SF

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    Next summer:

    Big Shug signs up to replace the departing McKenna and is made captain. Despite being ridiculed for several seasons now, I'm vindicated as it's classed as a masterstroke by McInnes.

    The McKenna money is spent immediately on pie ovens for the new ground.

    Other signings include Pawlett, Smith and Rooney but we miss out on Kenny McLean and Hayes again. We were also "close" to signing Ronaldo.

    Stewart decideds to give England one more shot then signs for a Turkish club leaving us up shit creek at the last minute as usual.

    Fraser decides he's achieved all that can be achieved in football and retires.

    Despite looking like a poor transfer window...Reynolds returning is hailed as a "new signing" in some quarters.

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    I fully expect more loan signings and very little in the way of money spent. It’s the Aberdeen way.

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    To state the obvious.

    Massive rebuild on the cards

    Potentially GMS gone(if not already), Shinnie gone, Wilson gone, Stewart gone, Lowe gone, Hoban gone, Ball gone, and unfortunately I would say McKenna.

    Borrows plug holes but when your actual players contracts run out and add to the number of departures it throws up a f@cking huge issue

    The summer will huge for McInnes and arguably his biggest transfer window ever but at least he was planning for it last july. At least he has a head start

    But I suppose they could just run another DNA campaign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman1903 View Post
    The summer will huge for McInnes and arguably his biggest transfer window ever
    Seems to be a bit of Déjà vu there

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED_JOHN View Post
    I fully expect more loan signings and very little in the way of money spent. It’s the Aberdeen way.
    Oh and I forgot to add there will be the customary "ALMOST" signing again.

    What a pile of sh1te

    Sick of it pal, fkn sick of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    Seems to be a bit of Déjà vu there
    Has he ever lost 8 of his first team in one swoop? That's the potential scenario

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman1903 View Post
    Has he ever lost 8 of his first team in one swoop? That's the potential scenario
    Would need to look back, so will do that later, unless others are inclined.
    That said, first team names that are still contracted to be here next year: -

    Lewis
    Logan Devlin McKenna Considine
    Ferguson
    McGinn May McLennan
    Cosgrove

    So we need to replace as a minimum a CM for Shinnie.
    We do have Gleeson, but I'm not counting him yet as a first team player due to his fleeting usage.

    Granted we need more depth and arguably some more quality, but I also seem to recall that there have been recent seasons where it appeared we were losing more first team players

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    Would need to look back, so will do that later, unless others are inclined.
    That said, first team names that are still contracted to be here next year: -

    Lewis
    Logan Devlin McKenna Considine
    Ferguson
    McGinn May McLennan
    Cosgrove

    So we need to replace as a minimum a CM for Shinnie.
    We do have Gleeson, but I'm not counting him yet as a first team player due to his fleeting usage.

    Granted we need more depth and arguably some more quality, but I also seem to recall that there have been recent seasons where it appeared we were losing more first team players
    Its the depth that that im getting at. You look at us now. We are a bitty bare. Lose 8 players potentially and its an uphill battle straight away

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    Quote Originally Posted by blowupsheep View Post
    Oh and I forgot to add there will be the customary "ALMOST" signing again.

    What a pile of sh1te

    Sick of it pal, fkn sick of it
    It won’t be long before Milne or McInnes come out and say we couldn’t do a deal to improve the squad and we just go with what we have. The DNA cash is paying for Lowe (just because he is a popular player as such) and we turned down a big money bid for Scott McKenna. Greg Stewart had a fantastic start to the season with Kilmarnock (nothing that helped us) and we are very fortunate to have his goal scoring threat nullified by playing him out wide. A positive window for all concerned at Aberdeen Football Club and could everyone please dig deep and help us move forward. Make cheques payable to Stewart Milne...thank you mugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    Would need to look back, so will do that later, unless others are inclined.
    That said, first team names that are still contracted to be here next year: -

    Lewis
    Logan Devlin McKenna Considine
    Ferguson
    McGinn May McLennan
    Cosgrove

    So we need to replace as a minimum a CM for Shinnie.
    We do have Gleeson, but I'm not counting him yet as a first team player due to his fleeting usage.

    Granted we need more depth and arguably some more quality, but I also seem to recall that there have been recent seasons where it appeared we were losing more first team players
    McKenna will definitely go in the summer unless he gets seriously injured or suddenly loses form. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bid or two for Ferguson and maybe even Cosgrove if he scores say another 10 in the second half of the season. I'm also pretty sure we'll cut our losses with Gleeson, and Reynolds will be gone, along with GMS, Shinnie and potentially Wright unless the loan to Dundee goes well. I wouldn't be entirely shocked if we tried to get rid of Stevie May too. Ball will surely not be back for a third loan. Wilson and Hoban won't be back and Lowe will probably not be back unless Derby get promoted to the EPL. Add another year on to guys like Logan, Considine and McGinn who are already showing signs of beginning to fade. Then you have youngsters showing promise like McLennan, Campbell, Anderson, Ross - but it's quite possible none of them will really make it.

    Not trying to paint a doom and gloom picture, but all of the scenarios above are at least 50/50 in likelihood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    McKenna will definitely go in the summer
    I think so too, but then again I thought he was definitely away this window.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bid or two for Ferguson
    I would agree here also, although with contract discussions ongoing, hopefully there is an extension which bumps up the price.
    I could also see him staying for another year beyond the summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    and maybe even Cosgrove if he scores say another 10 in the second half of the season.
    This I'm not so convinced of.
    I think he'd need to score another 10 the second half of the season and then show he can do it next year as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    I'm also pretty sure we'll cut our losses with Gleeson, and Reynolds will be gone, along with GMS, Shinnie and potentially Wright unless the loan to Dundee goes well.
    I think there is still doubt for some of these.
    Gleeson may end up the replacement for Shinnie, if he goes, but then again, he may just end up staying again. As I said, lets not count the chickens just yet when everyone was convinced he was off to Wigan or when Logan was a certainty to go down south again.
    Reynolds will not be a loss to be honest, he's hardly played for the last two years.
    Same with Wright, I'm not convinced. He has the ability, but too often brushed off his game and goes quiet. Hopefully Dundee toughens him up a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    I wouldn't be entirely shocked if we tried to get rid of Stevie May too.
    We'll have a replacement lined up if that happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Ball will surely not be back for a third loan.
    Isn't he out of contract. He could sign permanently, but why would he if he's not playing

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Wilson and Hoban won't be back
    Agreed, replaced with other loan players in all likelihood. Stewart could become permanent as a potential

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Lowe will probably not be back unless Derby get promoted to the EPL.
    I would have agreed, but depending on what Derby do, he may yet become a viable option

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Add another year on to guys like Logan, Considine and McGinn who are already showing signs of beginning to fade.
    I do think these are areas we can improve on, albeit statistically McGinn is still hugely influential

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Then you have youngsters showing promise like McLennan, Campbell, Anderson, Ross - but it's quite possible none of them will really make it.
    I think they have all showed enough that they can make it.
    Slightly worried about Ross's prolonged back injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Not trying to paint a doom and gloom picture, but all of the scenarios above are at least 50/50 in likelihood.
    A lot of if's and buts to be fair.
    I still seem to think that the rebuild a couple of years ago was greater.

    P.S. Great post by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    I think so too, but then again I thought he was definitely away this window.



    I would agree here also, although with contract discussions ongoing, hopefully there is an extension which bumps up the price.
    I could also see him staying for another year beyond the summer.


    This I'm not so convinced of.
    I think he'd need to score another 10 the second half of the season and then show he can do it next year as well.



    I think there is still doubt for some of these.
    Gleeson may end up the replacement for Shinnie, if he goes, but then again, he may just end up staying again. As I said, lets not count the chickens just yet when everyone was convinced he was off to Wigan or when Logan was a certainty to go down south again.
    Reynolds will not be a loss to be honest, he's hardly played for the last two years.
    Same with Wright, I'm not convinced. He has the ability, but too often brushed off his game and goes quiet. Hopefully Dundee toughens him up a bit.



    We'll have a replacement lined up if that happens.



    Isn't he out of contract. He could sign permanently, but why would he if he's not playing



    Agreed, replaced with other loan players in all likelihood. Stewart could become permanent as a potential


    I would have agreed, but depending on what Derby do, he may yet become a viable option


    I do think these are areas we can improve on, albeit statistically McGinn is still hugely influential



    I think they have all showed enough that they can make it.
    Slightly worried about Ross's prolonged back injury



    A lot of if's and buts to be fair.
    I still seem to think that the rebuild a couple of years ago was greater.

    P.S. Great post by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    I think so too, but then again I thought he was definitely away this window.



    I would agree here also, although with contract discussions ongoing, hopefully there is an extension which bumps up the price.
    I could also see him staying for another year beyond the summer.


    This I'm not so convinced of.
    I think he'd need to score another 10 the second half of the season and then show he can do it next year as well.



    I think there is still doubt for some of these.
    Gleeson may end up the replacement for Shinnie, if he goes, but then again, he may just end up staying again. As I said, lets not count the chickens just yet when everyone was convinced he was off to Wigan or when Logan was a certainty to go down south again.
    Reynolds will not be a loss to be honest, he's hardly played for the last two years.
    Same with Wright, I'm not convinced. He has the ability, but too often brushed off his game and goes quiet. Hopefully Dundee toughens him up a bit.



    We'll have a replacement lined up if that happens.



    Isn't he out of contract. He could sign permanently, but why would he if he's not playing



    Agreed, replaced with other loan players in all likelihood. Stewart could become permanent as a potential


    I would have agreed, but depending on what Derby do, he may yet become a viable option


    I do think these are areas we can improve on, albeit statistically McGinn is still hugely influential



    I think they have all showed enough that they can make it.
    Slightly worried about Ross's prolonged back injury



    A lot of if's and buts to be fair.
    I still seem to think that the rebuild a couple of years ago was greater.

    P.S. Great post by the way
    Are / were you an English teacher? That was like getting an essay back with feedback and red pen! haha Glad you agree with some of it - all ifs and buts, but I think we'll be needing to bring in a lot of players in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Are / were you an English teacher? That was like getting an essay back with feedback and red pen! haha Glad you agree with some of it - all ifs and buts, but I think we'll be needing to bring in a lot of players in the summer.
    Nah min.
    Tried to make it easier as you had so many points, most of which I agreed with

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    Nah min.
    Tried to make it easier as you had so many points, most of which I agreed with
    You aren't an English teacher!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    Nah min.
    Tried to make it easier as you had so many points, most of which I agreed with
    I know, I know - I admire your messageboard skills, I wouldn't know how to quote multiple things in a single reply!
    (Nothing against English teachers btw!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1983 View Post
    You aren't an English teacher!?
    No, he makes a fortune delivering wrong pizzas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    I still seem to think that the rebuild a couple of years ago was greater.
    That should be a worry...McInnes virtually by his own admission said we made a Roger Hunt of the transfer windows that season.

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    I would like to see us starting to look down the leagues in Scotland for talent, there is plenty there.

    One player I thought was worth a look was Lyndon Dykes of QOS who went to Livingston in the window but was loaned back.

    Typical of the talent that we seem to have no interest in that can clearly play at a higher level, and will be interesting to see how he gets on against us. I suspect because he wasn't sitting in the stands for Timmy he wasn't worth having a look at.

    Instead of the usual borrow nonsense a combination of established players and ones for the future should be our policy with a maximum of one loanee at any given time.

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