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  1. 48 minutes ago, Ethan said:

    A manager is only as good as the quality he has to work with or the attitude of the player.

    Goodwin has failed with Aberdeen no doubt about that. 

    Robinson has turned the attitudes around of our side with a poorer squad. He deserves to be judged with his own squad. It will be interesting to see how the squad shapes up pre-season.

    Goodwin hasn't failed at Aberdeen. He like Robinson should be judged with his own squad. The comments on Robinson and Goodwin since they took on their new jobs are just laughable.

  2. 23 hours ago, northstbuddie said:

    A bit of a selection dilemma for the Buddies next season - with a fully fit Brophy and also Main in his current form, will Greive be able to claim a starting place in the team?

    We may also sign another striker to provide cover for injury and to encourage competition for the starting role, assuming that we will normally start with two strikers.

    Remember also that Robinson seems to rate Kieran Offord who by the way does not appear in the club's website for the first team squad - have I missed something?

    No selection dilemma for me. Grieve has offered way more than Brophy and with Main in his current form then 2 decent strikers. I think Robinson will bring in another striker in the summer window. 

    Robinson also know how to get the best out of Main.

    We are paying too much for Brophy who I know has been injured quite a bit but hasn't justified the outlay. Not convinced he ever will. Personally I'd offload him if we could.

  3. 3 minutes ago, TopCat said:

    Look forward to it. In the meantime here's hoping for some more Connor magic to keep us up in the next few weeks. He scored the winning goal against St Johnstone, Aberdeen and Dundee the last time we played all three...What a player.

    Aye a repeat would be nice 😀

  4. 1 hour ago, TopCat said:

    If he is not league one level surely they're not going to get a decent fee for him? Wolves release players every year who go on and do well at better levels than that, they decided not to release Ronan.

    Ok nws, lets see where Conor Ronan is in 2-3 seasons time and we can decide who was right 😀

  5. 1 hour ago, TopCat said:

    So, why do you think Wolves give him a new deal last season? There's several bigger clubs interested than Hearts and Aberdeen, but again, it doesn't matter to us. He's not our player and he certainly won't be playing for us next season. It's been an absolute pleasure watching him in the meantime. SR?


    Probably to get a decent fee for him. It wasn't with the view of him being Wolves first team material. He's 24 also ! Been out on loan all of his time at Wolves and will be again for any time he stays on that contract.

    Yes he is a decent player at our level but I'm sure we will find a replacement

  6. 6 minutes ago, TopCat said:

    Why do you think Wolves gave him a new contract last year, if he is a League One Player? He's also attracting interest from clubs at home and abroad at a higher level than league one. No matter, he's not our player and he never will be, been a pleasure watching him this season. I dread to think where we would be without all his match winning performances. 

    McGrath is nowhere near as good as Ronan and i agree i'm not surprised he isn't getting a game at Wigan. He has never - and will never - be anywhere near an EPL club. 

    So lets just see where he ends up over time. Bet its not at the level you have him.

    Aberdeen are League One and Hearts are bottom end of Championship !

    I grew up watching Fitzpatrick, Richardson, Abercromby, Bone, Stark, Lambert and more recently McGinn and McLean. They are all way better than Ronan.

    Your also way over the top again in your condemnation of SR. 


  7. On 3/21/2022 at 5:48 PM, guinness said:

    Off the  top of my head Thompson. Dorman. Thomson. McGinn.

    I am not getting at you personally I just find that people now bum up players that are only moderate.  McGrath was the same. The standard in the Premier League is appalling .the reason the League is so tight from fourth to ninth is that they are all shit. 

    Maybe I am just an old cynic but the level of player now is very poor. Moderate players look good. Perhaps I am hankering after a time that never existed. Maybe I should just chuck  it.




    100% correct IMO. It really is laughable. Conor Ronan is League One  in England and no higher. 

    I've seen 76 of the 92 league teams in England and some 3 and 4 times. Followed Ipswich Town for 4 years as season ticket holder and he'd never have got in the Town teams I watched.

    Still follow Ipswich and he wouldn't get in their first team.

    Not the slightest bit surprised that McGrath is not getting a start at Wigan

    I remeber the bull after Adam Hamill worldy


  8. 13 minutes ago, waldorf34 said:

    Jobs for boys ,we should be  renamed Motherwell  old boys

    Maybe get top 6 that way ?

    What is wrong with Carson ?

    We are current not very good and that was the case under Goodwin which Robinson is paying a heavy price for.

    Bet he can't wait to get players in who he knows well and can improve us

  9. 1 hour ago, munoz said:

    I think the opposite. The referees will be under more scrutiny to get things right. 

    No hiding place for them now.

    Referees won't be hiding with the introduction of VAR.

    I would doubt there is a top level official who will be against VAR.

    VAR makes a referees job way easier.

    Glad its was voted for as would have looked a right diddy league if they didn't.

    Astro in the top league is bad enough !

  10. 9 minutes ago, Cumbriansaint72 said:

    As much as i see your points about last season, I think collectively we are a better team than last season and to be honest 11 games undefeated no matter how you play speaks volumes, since then and a bad change of manager 1 win in 9 with even that being a bloody hard watch with the same players who had confidence prioir also speaks volumes.

    Every game under Goodwin was a bloody hard watch. We are nowhere near the side we were last season. I feel sorry for Robinson at what he inherited and where he wants to be. Get over this season somhow and then root and branch clearout over 2-3 windows. Lets just sit back and watch how Goodwin does at Aberdeen !!

  11. 52 minutes ago, norrie82 said:

    The season has been a poor one overall. After Jim looked to have a run going when he left it’s all fell away. It’s galling seeing Ross C come from relegation certainties to top six whilst we do our usual shit . Piss poor and I’m not sure we will ever crack it . 

    RC are top six because they have a better manager than Goodwin. Mackay is who Aberdeen should have appointed

  12. 5 hours ago, renfrew156 said:

    Will we become Motherwell reserves under Stephen Robinson?

    I hope we don't get drawn in to the play offs I fear for us if we do.

    It is certainly not going well and its a slippery slope if you 

    publicly criticize players, has he lost the dressing room?




    The players need their backsides booted but Robinson is the wrong person to do it. Ran away from Motherwell and left them in a mess. Preserved his rep from season before but was taking them down.

    He's going  nowhere atm so we better just hope its not another Stubbs but it has all the hallmarks.

  13. On 4/3/2022 at 4:01 PM, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

    Just checked back. Prior to Robinson taking over we had lost one game in 11 which was away to Rangers. That included a draw against Celtic and wins over Aberdeen, Hibs, Dundee Utd and St. Johnstone. Yet Robinson’s version of that was that we were only playing the like of Ayr and Kelty. 

    Yet under him we’ve been gubbed off everyone bar a very late winner against the bottom team.

    The guy has such a brass neck it’s unbelievable. 

    We have been utter junk all season. We were a better team last season.

    We won against as poor an Aberdeen side as you will see. We fluked a win at Hibs. But for Anwick we could have been 2 or 3 down at half time versus StJ. The chances missed by United were a disgrace too. Motherwell battered us an finally scored in last seconds.

    How Aberdeen appointed Goodwin i'll never know.

    I stated at the time i wasn't convinced by Robinson appointment despite the vast majority on here welcoming it

    His man management for me is hugely suspect, flies off the handle and irrational. He has had one good season at Motherwell and that is it.

    For me though we need to  get over the line this season. Allow him to get his own players in and then really judge.

    If Goodwin had stayed I'm not truly convinced we'd have beeen a whole lot better but we'll never know.


  14. 24 minutes ago, W6er said:

    It was, but he is an employee of the club. It's an unfortunate aspect of the job - success and failure provokes a much stronger reaction than most occupations. Whilst I don't get sworn at if I have a bad day in the office, I don't get a round of applause if I have a good day, either. Also I don't earn anything like their wage.

    Well the one thing I like about Robinson is his passion.

    I noticed the abuse he was getting Saturday and its a complete disgrace. 

    It doesn't matter a jot what your earnings are nobody should be subjected to it and it is maybe about time we had a few more police about during matches to stamp it out.

  15. 12 minutes ago, TopCat said:

    They were targetting Tait all night, Neilson had clearly done his homework and identified him as the defensive weakness. He's playing right back first half, both goals come from down our right hand side. He's playing left back second half, both their goals come down our left hand side.

    But yeah the better team won and we can have no complaints. 

    Somebody mentioned Tait had been signed for another season. I was hoping not as I think we have seen the best of him. Motherwell saw the best of him 2 seasons back !

    Maybe as a squad player but that would be it for me.

  16. 4 hours ago, [email protected] said:

    I merely stated he has made a dreadful start, four defeats in five games and questioned whether he is the right choice. I prefer not to wait until next season to judge either team or manager, it’s what is happening now that is relevant. Do take time to read posts carefully before criticising. 

    So what kind of results did you expect in the matches outside of RC and Dundee ?

    His start is not dreadful and there isn't enough in the performances of the team to question why he was appointed that is why I criticised your post which I did read carefully.

    I also made the point that I think the same set of results would have happened under JG

  17. 2 hours ago, [email protected] said:

    Must be one of the worst starts ever for a new manager. Have we chosen the right man ?  Second best yet again , for the fourth time this season, to Hearts. Chucked it after the third goal. Pathetic..

    We have had 2 winnable matches under Robinson, RC and Dundee. He's at 50% win rate for me.

    It would have been no better under Goodwin. 

    The abuse of Robinson is a total joke.

    We can judge him next season when he has his own players in.

  18. 37 minutes ago, Ethan said:

    You are spot on. Enjoy Ronan while we can. The lad is outstanding. He will surely have clubs queuing up to sign him. 

    I dont get the slagging of Jones he works his socks off and is quality we didnt have in the first half of the season. 

    Ronan is league one in England and no better. 

    Jones is a wasted talent who is steadily working his way down the leagues. 

  19. 3 hours ago, StanleySaint said:

    Top 6 is important for me as it guarantees we are staying in the league gives us what our budget will be for the coming season and allows the manager to get plans in early for his dealings in the market in the summer. 

    100%, would love us to be top 6 for all the reasons you list and others but just don't think we are good enough. Would love to be wrong though but just can't see it happening.

  20. 1 hour ago, Wardog said:

    Im struggling to see how this is a huge game. Yes not far away points wise from top 6 but miles away from a top 6 side. To finish 8-9 would be an achievement but talk of top 6 etc needs to stop.

    For me its an important game to put a further distance from the bottom 2. Lose it and the gap between us and Dundee is 7 points. We lost a 10 point gap after we lost to Dundee at home ! 

    Top six I agree total delusion.

  21. On 3/5/2022 at 6:49 PM, faraway saint said:

    While your view has some credence there's also a well know phenomenon of "the new managers bounce" when players seem to lift their game and the new manager changes things for the better.

    Neither of the above has happened.

    I wouldn't agree that today's game was in the same bracket as the last two, so there was every hope we could have, at least, gained a point, if not three.

    So it's perfectly reasonable for supporters to be disappointed. 

    Supporters disappointed but that is it, not sacking the guy or questioning his appointment for losing to RC away ?

    Plenty on here falling over themselves to praise his appointment and now 3 games later questioning the whole thing.

    We didn't need a new manager bounce, if anything it was likely to go the other way as we haven't been all that great up until our wee run of wins.

    I think Robinson has been dropped in it a bit as I'm not convinced we would have done any better under Goodwin in the last 3 games.

  22. On 3/5/2022 at 7:46 PM, billyg said:

    He's come in to a well paid position at the club. He should have sat down and watched every minute of our games during our wee good run of form and taken note of the players involved and the plusses and any negatives. If he's saying that he's stayed with the same team/formation , then he's even more clueless than I thought. The likes of Greive thrives on balls played in to his feet , defenders are unsure how to handle him. He didn't get one ball like that today, he was left to chase lost causes during the first half , then get's subbed . Bizarre decision , one of many today !

    Seriously we have played Hearts and Celtic who are streets ahead of us. RC on a good run of form away is always a tricky fixture. 

    Our good wee run of form wasn't all that great and but for having a superb goalkeeper we would have lost a good few of them. 

    Grieve struggled badly against Hearts, Main made a difference when he came on with his physical strength. I know Main has been mince but Robinson only knows the Main at Motherwell so its not beyond reason to see why he's playing him atm.

    I'm amazed that Aberdeen took Goodwin. I very much doubt we would have done any better in these 3 games under Goodwin.

    I know you weren't overly impressed with the appointment of Robinson as I was too but we really need to give the guy a chance.

    My gut feel is that his teams are a lot more expansive and attack minded that the sterile [email protected] that Goodwin has served up for quite a while.

    My gut feel also is that there will be quite a bit of change in the summer with contracts finishing and Robinson wanting to build his own team

    We are very poor overall and for me I think we'll be 3rd bottom, we are not top six at all despite the delusions of many.

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