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    Ex Employees Of The Club You Forgot All About

    I was reading a book (Fifty Years of Scottish Football by John Litster) and a name popped up in in that made me think " he played for us did he not" and had to look him up

    2005/06 season and ten appearances.

    Danny Griffin

    Totally eradicated from my memory until it was jogged by reading his name. I cant even picture him in a Dons top

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    On reading about Neale Cooper's death, I had no idea that he had rejoined the club in 1990. Perhaps not surprising as he played 0 matches and it was before the advent of fans forums like these on t'internet...

    Griffin I remember, in particular for a game at Tynecastle.

    Jimmy Magonywood introduced a few of these short-termers like McFarlane, Bus, Snoyl, Griffin and the like who made little or no impression in their brief time at the club....Snoyl did perhaps better than the others listed here

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    Jamie Clark, a defender signed from America on loan during the Skovdahl era.

    David Lilley, signed as part of the deal (100k) that took him & Jamie McAllister to the Dons from Queen of the South

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman1903 View Post
    I was reading a book (Fifty Years of Scottish Football by John Litster) and a name popped up in in that made me think " he played for us did he not" and had to look him up

    2005/06 season and ten appearances.

    Danny Griffin

    Totally eradicated from my memory until it was jogged by reading his name. I cant even picture him in a Dons top
    I do remember Griffin and I have a vague recollection of him doing ok in a couple of games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BogBrush1903 View Post
    On reading about Neale Cooper's death, I had no idea that he had rejoined the club in 1990. Perhaps not surprising as he played 0 matches and it was before the advent of fans forums like these on t'internet...

    Griffin I remember, in particular for a game at Tynecastle.

    Jimmy Magonywood introduced a few of these short-termers like McFarlane, Bus, Snoyl, Griffin and the like who made little or no impression in their brief time at the club....Snoyl did perhaps better than the others listed here
    Dave Bus ranks for me, along with Harldur Ingolffsson, as the worst ever for us.

    His first half display at Inverness (he got hooked at the half) is I think the worst performance I have ever seen.

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    I was at quite a few games involving Youl Mawene but have no memory of him playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedStarTorphins View Post
    Jamie Clark, a defender signed from America on loan during the Skovdahl era.

    David Lilley, signed as part of the deal (100k) that took him & Jamie McAllister to the Dons from Queen of the South
    There was a totally foundation-less rumour did the rounds that Jamie Clark was Bobby Clark's son.

    Lilley played for us for a wee while, but my main recollection of him us when he came back and scored the winner for Partick Thistle against us in a 1-0 at the Pitt.

    I recall there was a run of games in the Patterson era where Partick came up here and beat us 1-0.

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    Tom Jones. Swindon Town. Just popped back in to my head just now. He wasn't too bad.

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    I remember Tom Jones equalising with a late penalty at Aidscastle for a 2-2 I think.

    He was possibly the quintessential Ian Porterfield signing.
    Gary Hackett being another.

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    Aye he was.


    No memory of Griffen at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsdaft View Post
    Aye he was.


    No memory of Griffen at all.
    Northern Ireland international at the time.

    PS - have you forgotten about Kenny McLean yet?

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    Patrizio Billio - Paterson era - decent with Dundee.....anonymous with us.

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    Who was the other Italian. Davide something I think. Did a decent phantom of the opera impersonation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devanha Red View Post
    Who was the other Italian. Davide something I think. Did a decent phantom of the opera impersonation.
    Grassi - left back - McGhee era

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedStarTorphins View Post
    Grassi - left back - McGhee era
    Mostly "famous" as he broke a cheekbone and had to wear a protective mask for a few games, so he got an aberdeen themed one especially made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wester_ross_don View Post
    Mostly "famous" as he broke a cheekbone and had to wear a protective mask for a few games, so he got an aberdeen themed one especially made.
    hence Devanha's "phantom of the opera" comment

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    Talk of the Italyan duo have made me thing of Dundee under Di Stefano. How mental was that. Ravanelli, Lombardo, Caniggia (aye I ken he's an argie) who else did they have?

    Don't think they ever fully recovered from that period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedStarTorphins View Post
    hence Devanha's "phantom of the opera" comment
    Oops, occupational hazard of skim-reading everything. That was him, aye.

    Juan Cobian, better crosser of the ball than Beckham or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedStarTorphins View Post
    David Lilley, signed as part of the deal (100k) that took him & Jamie McAllister to the Dons from Queen of the South
    I only mind him since this must have been the 2001-2 season, which is the version of championship manager I always played (and still play to be honest). He was pretty rubbish in the game too, like. Lots o forgotten boys in that squad. Anyone mind Ross O'Donoghue? He was actually a good prospect in that game. Centre Mid

    That was the same game future Dons captain Mark Kerr was one of the best players, and other youngsters such as Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were doomed to remain useless rookies. The champ scouts didna always get it right!

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    Anybody see the front cover of tonight's evening express. Jesus wept what has happened to that paper.

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