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Thread: Motherwell away October 19th roll call, match thread and all that cr@p

  1. #21
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    I find it more entertaining going to my dentist than watching us

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED_JOHN View Post
    I find it more entertaining going to my dentist than watching us
    Currently anything is more entertaining than watching us.
    Sad but true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devanha Red View Post
    Is right.

    Scottish football should be about a tenner for popular sections and 15 for the luxurious seats.

    Paying £26 for the mind numbingly boring dross a McInnes side serves up is bloody ridiculous.

    To be fair even when they try cheap as chip tickets or even free ones the crowd doesn't seem to go up any. Bottom line is if the experience is boring then folk won't go even if it's gratis.
    The essence of good sport is competition - without that you have very little "product" to sell.

    Slag the yanks all you like, but they recognise this with the way they structure their sports. Ok we cant do that here but there is, and has been, no attempt to encourage competition with Scottish football for many years - unless you count the two horse ugly sister borefest as competition, which sadly too many up here (including our club) do.

    More people would pay the inflated prices if there was the remote chance of their team challenging and competing - not just AFC fans. As its an entirely predictable borefest, with a sh1te standard of football, zero competition for most & hugely inflated prices, so its hardly surprising only diehard types go regularly - & even they have a line in the sand as to how much dross they'll watch.

    Add in the fact we're right on the doorstep of the most popular league in the world, & incredibly react to that my selling ourselves under the exact same model (even down to leagus names ffs) with an infinitely inferior product, its little wonder things have gone downhill rapidly.

    People can also watch football from all over the world now & when you see the quality on offer elsewhere (where the money is to be fair) you realise the utter dross we are subjected to here & the ridiculous prices we are asked to pay for the privelage.

    Doncaster will trot out the most watched league by head of population line. That may be true due to 2 teams - but the reasons for the draw those 2 teams have gets conveniently overlooked and ignored year after year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Moog View Post
    The essence of good sport is competition - without that you have very little "product" to sell.

    Slag the yanks all you like, but they recognise this with the way they structure their sports. Ok we cant do that here but there is, and has been, no attempt to encourage competition with Scottish football for many years - unless you count the two horse ugly sister borefest as competition, which sadly too many up here (including our club) do.

    More people would pay the inflated prices if there was the remote chance of their team challenging and competing - not just AFC fans. As its an entirely predictable borefest, with a sh1te standard of football, zero competition for most & hugely inflated prices, so its hardly surprising only diehard types go regularly - & even they have a line in the sand as to how much dross they'll watch.

    Add in the fact we're right on the doorstep of the most popular league in the world, & incredibly react to that my selling ourselves under the exact same model (even down to leagus names ffs) with an infinitely inferior product, its little wonder things have gone downhill rapidly.

    People can also watch football from all over the world now & when you see the quality on offer elsewhere (where the money is to be fair) you realise the utter dross we are subjected to here & the ridiculous prices we are asked to pay for the privelage.

    Doncaster will trot out the most watched league by head of population line. That may be true due to 2 teams - but the reasons for the draw those 2 teams have gets conveniently overlooked and ignored year after year...
    The crowds all over Scotland must be down except for these 2. Livi crowd was full of celtic fans, it's quite insane.
    Every game seen on tv is an almost empty stadium bar hearts/hibs them 2 & our fake numbers.
    It's only a matter of time before they are forced to come up with some kind of radical structure to create a sort of equality. IMO
    but with the voting structure in place can that happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
    The crowds all over Scotland must be down except for these 2. Livi crowd was full of celtic fans, it's quite insane.
    Every game seen on tv is an almost empty stadium bar hearts/hibs them 2 & our fake numbers.
    It's only a matter of time before they are forced to come up with some kind of radical structure to create a sort of equality. IMO
    but with the voting structure in place can that happen.
    Nothing will change mate - that ship sailed with Milnes scandalous blocking of the 11-1 vote change.

    The uglies run the show again now. Unless there is a liquidation of one or the other, that will never change now. Even then our lot would probably just sh1t the bed again and push to get the status quo back ASAP.

    The entire setup - SFA, SPFL & clubs only know one business model - sell the uglies & get the rest to make up the numbers. Our lot & the other diddy clubs are clearly quite happy with that. They even let the uglies dictate how many (or few) home games they have to allow to be put on TV. Less than the rest of us to protect their support - how much of a joke is that?

    Barry Hearn ripped them a new @rsehole about how they package & sell the game up here 2-3 years ago. Lots of nodding & agreement that he was quite right, then they just went back to doing the exact same thing. Its all they know & none of them are capable of innovative or radical thinking to improve the overall setup.

    How's Ernie Walkers think tank of the late 80's early 90's coming along...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Moog View Post
    Nothing will change mate - that ship sailed with Milnes scandalous blocking of the 11-1 vote change.

    The uglies run the show again now. Unless there is a liquidation of one or the other, that will never change now. Even then our lot would probably just sh1t the bed again and push to get the status quo back ASAP.

    The entire setup - SFA, SPFL & clubs only know one business model - sell the uglies & get the rest to make up the numbers. Our lot & the other diddy clubs are clearly quite happy with that. They even let the uglies dictate how many (or few) home games they have to allow to be put on TV. Less than the rest of us to protect their support - how much of a joke is that?

    Barry Hearn ripped them a new @rsehole about how they package & sell the game up here 2-3 years ago. Lots of nodding & agreement that he was quite right, then they just went back to doing the exact same thing. Its all they know & none of them are capable of innovative or radical thinking to improve the overall setup.

    How's Ernie Walkers think tank of the late 80's early 90's coming along...
    I wouldn't be surprised if they actually propose allowing a Celtic/Newco B-Team into the league next.
    Fan power will decide how long we put up with it.
    I'm more hopeful , just don't know how long it will take. How many generations

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    Itís all good and well picking faults because of the 2 big teams from Glasgow. We canít even change things at our own club because as fans we have lost the appetite for success. Milne has been a major catastrophe for Scottish football but he has been the exact same for our club. Itís folk like him that need chased from the game but when the fans donít bother then the likes of him will do as they please. They think they are untouchable and itís no wonder. We only have ourselves to blame in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED_JOHN View Post
    We only have ourselves to blame in reality.
    My conscious is clear. It's the supporters that were too busy counting loyalty points that have f*cked it

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    Exactly, get some ambition in your own club instead of hoping that Celtic and Sevco go backwards so you can challenge them.

    The people really to blame for this is the passive Aberdeen fans, who don't demand that their club put up more of a fight to properly challenge and win trophies and allow the club to be run amateurly. Also, where did all that 44,000 fans go?

    Yes the NFL shares the talent amongst the teams but their league is also a closed shop unless the franchise changes hands and moves to another city.

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    Being a closed shop was the one thing Scottish football had right. So obviously they f*cked that as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason89 View Post
    My conscious is clear. It's the supporters that were too busy counting loyalty points that have f*cked it
    You have a valid point. Too many were more concerned about being able to get a ticket for certain matches than enjoying the football in front of them. We are as supporters though are fully paying the price now though as more realise what the club offers is pitiful and disrespectful as a football club. In reality though the club have no conscience and only care about a new training hub and stadium. The footballing side of matters has taken a back seat as has well been shown.
    Fans have only themselves too blame as the vast majority of people going to the matches listened to the manager and chairman whimpering about not being able to challenge one team from Glasgow. Add to that a player (still a big part of our team), a manager who needed time off from duties to think about lining his pockets with a hated opponent and a chairman who longs for a stronger team of who we all hate.
    No one can say we didn’t have it coming to us....as fans we should have demanded better and demanded someone ran the club that had an Aberdeen FC interest. We are all real mugs for contributing anything to Aberdeen FC whilst they are still here.

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    As fans at a small provincial club you can't simply demand things. It just doesn't work like that.

    Only way to get serious change is a total boycott and that's just not the way up here. Don't know why but union type militant action is frowned upon big time in Aberdeen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devanha Red View Post
    As fans at a small provincial club you can't simply demand things. It just doesn't work like that.

    Only way to get serious change is a total boycott and that's just not the way up here. Don't know why but union type militant action is frowned upon big time in Aberdeen.
    Milne has reacted to pressure before and he would do it again. I donít think the Aberdeen Aberdeen FC fans have the desire anymore. Itís like too many have just given up or it could possibly be down to all the disappointmentís over Milneís reign. Itís like nobody really cares nowadays.

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    Ach well, it's Saturday again but thank fk it's not an SPFL Saturday, so at least we wont be sh1te today

    Happy Days

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    A Saturday without club football still seems wrong though.

    I'll console myself with watching footage of Guffy fans being hammered by Czech police.

    Of course it was the Czech's fault for having the kick off so late.

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    Tickets have sold fast for this one only 80 or so showing as left.

    In/Oot - In

    Furryboots - lower tier

    Pre - driving over from Edinburgh

    Post - parking up at stratchclyde country park and toby carvery for some chow

    Prediction - 1-2 considine winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    We'll keep up our brilliant run of not having more than 2 shots on target during the game.
    Probably get a good price for shots on target predictions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsdaft View Post
    A Saturday without club football still seems wrong though.

    I'll console myself with watching footage of Guffy fans being hammered by Czech police.

    Of course it was the Czech's fault for having the kick off so late.
    Seen clips of it a few times today on the news, and of course the media always try to make things appear more than they actually are, but, seriously Guff w@nk stain fans abroad have a reputation and FIFA / UEFA should step in and fkn ban the lot of them from traveling to any away game.
    There should not a guffy fan in attendance at any away from home guff international, they are a fkn disgrace

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    Reading the interview with Devlin in the match day programme for the Hibs game, itís clear (to me anyway) that the player wasnít injured earlier in the season. Maybe if our sycophantic local news guys had actually asked what the issue was with Devlin, weíd have found out. Or maybe they were briefed not to ask such pointed questions?

    Leads to some kind of issue between player and manager. Funny how he was straight back into the side when we only had one other fit centre half available and then straight out again when those players came back.

    Guaranteed heíll be back on the bench for this game.

    Unless itís a tombola time Derek back 3 😂
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    In/Oot - Oot as usual

    Furryboots - Playin at a weddin oot in the sticks somewhere in deepest, darkest N.E. of Scotland.

    Pre-match - brushin cat hairs aff ma ceilidh clobber

    Post-match/pre-gig - feelin the good vibrations o' the van engine on ma airse via the passenger seat, then humphin gear.

    Post-gig - humphin gear, then feelin the good vibrations o' the van engine on ma airse via the passenger seat.

    Prediction - Cry me a feel, but Ah'm a feel wi a good feelin ... 3-1 the good guys ... even if we're nae good ... Curtis Main hat-trick - (only jokin! .... a Joe Lewis hat-trick is mair likely! )

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