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  1. On 7/22/2022 at 12:16 PM, Callum Gilhooley said:

    Any ideas on the rumoured forward ? 

    James Scott. 

    We have already asked him a few months back and he didn't at that time want to join but that could change.

  2. 1 hour ago, JJ McG said:

    Brophy has 2 left I’m sure, I’m hoping for big things from him this season, Robinson rates him, I think he’s going to be a lot fitter this season.

    Well given what we are paying him we need him to produce because up to now its not been value for money. 

    The form that Main showed at the end of last season and Grieve in general means that Brophy will need to show a lot more than he has up till now.

    Again Goodwin's approach may have been an issue.

    Here's hoping we see a lot more from Brophy this sesason.

  3. 3 hours ago, Hunterian said:

    I’ll take those odds!

    Robbo seems to be able to get more effort from Main, in fact his performance against St.Johnstone at the end of the season was one of his best in a Saints top.

    I don't agree on the effort, although many make that comment.

    For Main has plenty of desire, its just that Goodwin's approach to using him finished him.

    Robinson know how to play him to his strengths.

    Be interesting to see how the sterile tactics Goodwin used at SMFC endear him to Dons fans, having said that I think he'll be more expansive at Aberdeen.

  4. 11 hours ago, portmahomack saint said:

    I already did... it's because they can afford it... unlike here.. was also told they also get seen a lot quicker unlike here 🙂

    50 euro to see a gp and pay for all your meds. Nhs for me anyday

  5. On 6/30/2022 at 1:30 PM, portmahomack saint said:


    Did you copy that from the project fear manifesto

    I don't know the workings of the Irish heath service but I have a family member who lives there who will know for sure.  I've just checked some figures 

    Ireland spending on their health budget 2020  26.5 billion euros  = 22.5 billion GBP

    Scotland heath budget from Westminster 2020                                    15.3 billion GBP 

    It can't be that poor as you are claiming 


    Hope not Fear Lenzie 




    The vast majority of folks i know in Ireland have private health care. The vast majority of folks i know in Scotland don't, go figure.

  6. 19 minutes ago, portmahomack saint said:

    It's astonishing that anyone would think otherwise, we have enormous resources and potential for such a small country 

    Can't believe people are still asking the question can we flourish without Westminster.. no doubt we would and why wouldn't we flourish ?  Take The Republic of Ireland under Westminster rule for instance it was one of the poorest countries in western Europe Not anymore it isn't.. They have flourished and mostly since joining the European Union which we have been dragged out of for the benefit of the few....  The same old arguments were said to the Irish from Unionist at home and in London 100 years ago... Home Rule would only mean Home ruin for Ireland the said etc etc... They were wrong then and they're wrong now.. It's time for Scotland to make it's own decisions what's best for us. 



    I think Scotland is as capable of any other small country of being successful and I'm 50/50 on independence

    On Ireland thought my wife is Irish and I'm over and back all the time.

    Their housing market was destroyed by being members of the Euro as interest rates were set for Germany and France and were way too low for Ireland.

    Their healthcare is poor compared to Scotland. Its private also and costs a fortune.

    There education system has way less resources than Scotland but the outcomes are no different which tells another story ?

    I very much doubt Scotland will get a say on whether it joins the Euro or not despite what Nicola Sturgeon says. When we join and are in a position to join is also an interesting issue. 

    The austerity measures that have been applied in Ireland at different points over the last 15 years have been way more painful than Scotland has suffered ?

    Its not all sweetness and light and independence will be a huge gamble but may be worth it in the long run ?

  7. 3 minutes ago, Slarti said:

    Only the libdems want anything like DevoMax, therefore it has no chance of being on the ballot paper.  Labour and the Tories want the staus quo but know that DevoMax would probably beat it, SNP and Greens want independence but know that DevoMax would probably beat it, LibDems want federalism (almost the same as DevoMax) but have no power to get it on the paper.  To me, DevoMax would just lead to independence anyway after a couple of decades, so why wait.

    I agree with that. I thought the minute Blair allowed devolution and Scottish parliament that independence was the final resting place. I don't think Blair was wrong to do what he did.

    I also think that its correct to hold another referendum as the question needs settled as Scottish politics is dominated by it. Current administration would have been out of office long ago.

  8. 3 hours ago, Slarti said:



    Because no political party (that has a chance of being in power) is asking for that.

    I think both options (indy and devo max) would trounce the status quo.

    They are different enough that Scotland would probably have mainly left of centre governments with an occasional right of centre, while England (dragging Wales and NI with them) would have mainly right of centre with the occasional left of centre. Both centrist but with the emphasis on different things. Then again, maybe the UK Tories wold continue to follow the US Republicans and get more right wing. Who knows, it's all guesswork.


    Only the SNP and Greens want a vote ?

    I think Devo Max would trounce all the other options but I agree that status quo would be last.

    I think it might surprise you over a period of time where Scottish politics would go. Greed and self interest with power applies in Scotland every bit as much as England. Much as Scotland likes to think its morally superior we actually aren't ??

  9. Why can we not have Devo Max on the ballot paper ?

    How much is there a burning desire to be fully independent and how much is an anti Tory vote.

    If Labour got into power in 2 years with a whole devolution agenda to the regions and Scotland/Wales would people really want independence ?

    Other thing I feel is that 10-15 of a left of center administration in an independent Scotland and with a charismatic(?) leader like Davidson leading a slightly right of center opposition what are the chances of Scotland voting that in ? Red Wall was never meant to happen ?

    I think there are many deluding themselves that Scotand is fundamentally different to England. 


  10. 16 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

    Bagless hoovers.

    I remember well the task of replacing bags full of dirt/dust when my mother asked me to do the hoovering.

    Hoovering became my task after we got married so the Dyson we got quite a few years ago was a revelation.

    Also, being cordless, makes life a lot easier, although as we now live in a cottage, no stairs to negotiate.


    When did you get married to your mother ?

  11. 22 hours ago, Rascal said:

    New Technology. In 1967 we installed a computer in our HO in London and transferred accounts records.  It took up a whole floor. In 1985 we installed a router and service area and it took one floor of one of my offices in Glasgow. In 1986 we started linking front desk and rear desk operations directly to the main frame. In 1990 we started installing desk top computers. I was considered “too senior” to receive any training. Bad mistake as I lost my PA in 1991. Was like losing my right arm. No more saying, you know what to say to these, contact these, ask these to come and see me or for me to go and see them and keep the diary. Best Buy of Technology was the Human One, my PA Catherine. Never met better.

    I don't really understand this post other than that you wanted us to know you were "too senior" and had a PA ?

  12. 11 hours ago, W6er said:

    This is his history so far...




    One goal in one game is impressive, so why didn't Wimbledon keep him? But at Gosport Borough, Cheshunt, Billericay Town, Middlesbrough he has not found the net in 24 games according to that... 

    You beat me to that post 🙂

    Usual over the top reaction to someone with a very very average career to date. 

    One saving grace is that Warnock took him to Middlesbrough and Robinson seems to have watched him which is a start,

  13. 1 minute ago, Rascal said:

    Two points Lennie. Firstly, I would have been happy at the time ti vote Devi Max. Based on remaining in Europe and the UK. Now - perhaps more cemented in my distrust of the UK government/establishment than before. Secondly. Three alternatives:One, keep it as it was in the last referendum, make it 60/40 or make it a straightforward most votes cast. Still unsure.

    If there was a solid thought out DEVO MAX option then IMO the vast majority of people in Scotland would vote for it. The vast majority IMO don't want full independence but want a lot more control over their affairs etc. 

    A constitutional convention type process which actually needs to happen across the whole of the UK. Mayoral system in England a start. Needs a more progressive government to get the ball rolling. Will never happen under Conservative government of any shade. 

  14. 2 hours ago, Rascal said:

    I know that Davie Wilson was a Rangers player and a Rangers fan but he was also a Scottish International and more than that a very decent guy. When I was younger and funds were a lot tighter Davie would call me to see how many tickets I needed when St Mirren we’re going to Ibrox. RIP

    It might have been better to stop after your first sentence ?

  15. 1 hour ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

    Time to cut free from Tory corruption & Greed . 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    There is corruption and greed in all political parties and there will be in an independent Scotland too if it ever sees the light of day

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 😀

  19. 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 😀

  20. 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

  21. 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. 


  22. 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


  23. 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

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