December the 4th was the last meme dump. We’d been to Hampden, but we weren’t happy.

And then Big Sam delivered

Big Sam was always good. Always had a good first touch, his link up play holding the ball for the midfield to move forward was always good. He wasn’t scoring goals, but he wasn’t really missing chances. Chances were not being created.

The transfer window. Aye we’re an impatient bunch. We want signings, and if we can’t get signings, we want rumours of signings. And we don’t like the Glasgow media and their lies, and we don’t like them knowing stuff before us, and we like how Dek does his business privately, not revealing anything until there is an actual signing, as we don’t like anyone who shares shit with journalists. We the Aberdeen support as every bit as inconsistent as our football team is on the park at the moment.

Oh yeah, most meme things on the page are rattled together in about 10 – 15 minutes, the one above took a bit longer. 32 likes on Facebooks you ungrateful bastards. Stevie Nicks, Stevie May. The ponytail. Mc, instead og Mac. Come on!

Not a meme, just a moment in time. A last minute winner, players and supporters in harmony, lovin’ it. Just fuckin’ Dandy.

Speedy recovery Tommie Hoban.

mickey-mouse-aberdeen

Football eh. After the Motherwell game, I was apoplectic with rage. On the back of just how much I enjoyed the whole The Rangers match performance, after the St Johnstone performance I am as chilled as Zen.

Oh and I missed the St Johnstone match, as had shit loads to do as I had guests coming for dinner. It was horrible, and they won’t get invited back, making whatever Stevie May did or didn’t do, pretty irrelevant.

I’m not sure my point really. Have some memes.

charlie nicholas aberdeen

‘Champagne’ Charlie.

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The tache. I went too far didn’t I. That face is difficult to get out of your head. He reminds me of Ronnie Barker’s character in open all hours.

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Back in the far off days of last Thursday, this is how we all felt.

santa afc

Just how many times ye gonna remix this meme fella.

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We went to Hampden, twice.

pigs hampden

I did this meme a while back remixing it for the Hampden semi-final. I realised after posting it, the disgrace of Hampden remaining The National Stadium, and not the obvious solution of Murrayfield is one part Old Firm corruption (they must always have an advantage) and also, it’s the Glasgow fucking ‘journalists’. They want it in their city, so they don’t have far to travel.

Wankers.

“Glasgow is a football city”. Aye right. That’s why there’s 50,000 at every Partick Thistle match. Glasgow is a sectarian city.

It’s still early days, but not getting to that final was very expensive for The Rangers. And for Stevie G. It’s difficult to know if he is a manager, if he’s got that spark, that not many of them have. He has done well in Europe, but it’s his post match interviews. Very revealing. A man in a hurry. A man making mistakes. A man who might not be fun to be around. A man not stupid, but might not be that smart either. He is already repeating himself, showing a possible limit to his talents and intellect. The longer time goes, the less inside knowledge on Liverpool’s reserve players. His main skill so far is a fast depreciating asset. Only time will tell.

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sectarian free

I wrote a poem.

racists fuck off

Dark times. Divide and rule, the oldest trick in the book for establishment 1%ers to keep control. Football is exactly where they will plant their puppets, to try and build on an unhappy populace pissed off with society. The banks caused the crash in 2008. Austerity has not paid back any of the debt. It is ideological, they are monsters who hate the poor and the disabled, and are driving the planet to destruction. It’s the billionaires stealing all your money you should have a problem with, not people with a different skin tone.

Harder to reach an audience on Facebook now. Still did about 600 likes on a 13000 reach. On Twitter another 600 likes, reached 50,000.

And that’s yer lot.

 

James Wilson Aberdeen

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All in all it’s just another… meme.

adidas aberdeen

The goalkeeper top Adidas, really?! Are you trolling us now?

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Stevie May yer rubbish! Stevie May yer shite! Stevie May ye just bought yersel’ at least six months’ goodwill. C’mon Stevie, we know you’ve got the talent…

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The one man campaign to make lobsters part of the Afc brand iconography continues…
Dali’s birthday is the 11th of May. Dali had a tash, Wullie had a tash, a lobster has a tash, kinda.

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Did this for the Burnley game. Currently works for every away game bar Ross County, unless you live in Helmsdale, or Newcastle. It’s a Stone Roses’ song Grandpa. I know these things as I’m ‘down with the kids’. Well Radio 1 got in touch.

Is that the fella from the Harry Potter films with Nesta? I politely turned them down…

sfa-meme

The back end of a successful Facebook post. This post worked, because it resonated. The power of the share button, and lots of people furious with corruption. You can understand why the establishment are going after Facebook.

Facebook in turn has dramatically changed it’s algorithm in the last eighteen months. Far harder to reach an audience. Even that of your own page’s followers. If you look at the official Afc content on Facebook, there is occasionally a very small ‘sponsored’ written below the headline. Aberdeen FC have to pay to reach their own followers, who in turn use Facebook to get Afc’s content.

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I hope everyone remembered to put their clocks back last Sunday. What?! Surely if there is moaning about the team, the clocks have at least gone back…

trainspotting toilet aberdeen

Working behind the bar in Ritzy’s nightclub, 50p a drink on a Friday night, it was like the Somme, you weren’t there man, you weren’t there. I once closed the nightbar of the Altens Skean Dhu hotel because some businessmen were being obnoxious and rude. Pretended not to know who Wallace Mercer was. Same hotel, Jock Stein shot me a filthy look, after I asked if I could carry his bag. A Gola holdall. A week before the Wales game. Working in a bar in London, notorious heterosexual Leon Brittan… actually better leave that one. Bar near the BBC served Philippa Forrester then of CBBC and later Robot Wars. You need to be of a certain age.

After a few too many years working in bars, came a point where I just couldn’t pull another pint or be polite to drunks anymore. So this lead to The time Eoin Jess got me a huge bollocking.

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Gothenburg 83 aberdeen Real Madrid

Been a while since the last meme dump.  Doing memes on The Dandies the last couple of years, starting to think there is nothing else to mine, graphically.

So-o, 11th of May, as well as ye know, is in fact the artist Salvador Dali’s birth date. He was a Catalan, did artwork for *Barthalona*, so presumably not a fan of Madrid, and extra time, bendy clocks, Dali had a tache, surrealism, lobster yeah. I may have had a drink that day to celebrate the 35th anniversary.

Oh, and I’ve decided lobsters are now part of the Dandy visual identity. C’mon, they are wearing the strip.

dandies europe

We qualified for Europe again! And much like Private Ryan, the rest of the show isn’t worth watching after that bit anyway.

dandy red hand

Can’t quite remember who we were playing the day I posted this one. Subtle, I aint…

aberdna shooting

AberDNA. Ooof, we love an argument the old Dandy support. A wee bit of tension in the ranks. Just a reminder, some of us pride ourselves on grudge holding!

So what are we going to do with all that cash. What’s the point of a group poll function if you don’t use it.

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Judging by the lack of signings, it appears Dek may indeed have pissed the money up a wall at a casino. Well as long as it wasn’t wasted.
The World Cup. Aye, shameful, disgraceful, childish, unnecessary. But enough about the BBC’s coverage. We weren’t entirely backing our neighbours… And on the back of the Adam Rooney media sneering, and the pub league digs in general, fuck em.

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On the back of blue strips, and green strips, for younger readers, this is a Dundee Utd strip. Dundee Utd were a football team back in the Eighties…

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Nippy little fuckers. A hard tough exterior, pretty darned spectacular inside. But enough about Aberdonians, here’s a lobster.

Told ya, lobsters are part of the Dandy identity. More to follow.

A short meme dump this time. I’m excited about the new season, new players, new challenges. It’s going to be a great season. #COYR

Meme dump number 4.
Meme dump number 3.
Meme dump 2.
Meme dump 1.

 

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Gru meme

This meme is so on point, it’ll cut you in half. Despite being from an eight year old film, in the world of memes, it’s brand new, as of March 9th 2018.  http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/grus-plan. You mean you didn’t know you can trace a meme’s history?!

The gag works by the third and fourth panel being the same text. This landed on the Dandy Dons page the morning after we knocked out Steve Clarke’s Kilmarnock. 14/03/2018.

Only 38 likes on Facebook, you bunch of bastards. Not for the first time, can’t help thinking I’m wasted on you people.

Jim Bowen

In the week the great Jim Bowen of Bullseye fame passed away. Yes it was so worth it getting it right up Steve Clarke in the quarters to be tanked by Motherwell in the semi…

I discovered a poll option in The Dandy Dons closed group.

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‘Shake it all about’ came second! One in the eye for the exceptionally nasty element on Twitter.

It strikes me the nasty element in the Afc support on Twitter divide into two categories. Gammon faced old men who haven’t had this much fun bullying people since they were arseholes at school, and fat, seventeen year old, angry, male virgins.

My analysis is scientific.

beer afc

Aye, about the semi.

sheep

I really hate that fucking blue strip now…. Then, by a weird coincidence, I found out in the same week, I’ve done this gag before.

the northern light

I hadn’t seen The Northern Light for twenty five years. Bought four copies on eBay, arrived that week. It’s the same gag. Mo Johnston had signed for Rangers…

I clearly didn’t know how to draw hands back then. Still can’t.

oconner aberdeen

So O’Connor took a pop at the Afc support for ‘not being good enough’… does the ‘O’ stand for ‘Oirony’ by any chance Anthony?

Douglas Ross

During an Old Firm match, the Conservative MP for Moray Douglas Ross, who is also a referee, waved like an excited puppy when spotting the opportunity to send off a Celtic player. You can read what your exceptionally banker friendly MP votes for here  www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/25531/douglas_ross/moray/recent

snow man

It was snowing a few weeks ago…

 

Big Doug Aberdeen

I did three or four of these a couple of years ago. This was a new one. I was very pleased with the Spanish, until someone asked why he was asking for a pie in a Dundonian accent.

easter heids

 

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mcinnes mememckenna

One day we’ll be sitting watching some big old EPL game and the captains shake hands in the centre circle, and we’re going to say ‘I saw McKenna when he was a Dandy…’.

scott-mckenna

One for the Paul Hardcastle fans out there. The Dandy Dons – no reference too niche.
You weren’t there man! Oh, you were…

stevie-may-breaking

Spent a ridiculous amount of time deciding which band Stevie should join.

stewart-milne

Dek had just turned down The Rangers. I’ve given him stick in the past, so…

one-city-one-team

So the new stadium got the go ahead. I’ll take my slogan back now. You’re welcome! Aurora? That reminds me of something Vic Reeves would randomly drop into Shooting Stars. Eranu. Uvavu. Aurora!

heids

Unless you are an international class centre half, it takes balls of steel to sit near the front of the South Stand, such is the peer pressure should you miss yer heider…

mcinnes-star-wars

With every managerial vacancy, it’s hold your breath time. As well as Scotland, West Brom currently planted to the foot of the EPL. Niall coming back points to there maybe being a couple of seasons yet…

redtv

There’s an awful lot of things Afc do really well. The sort of things you almost take for granted, unless you see it done badly somewhere else. I followed the SFA on Facebook for a while, partly out of professional interest. It was dreadful. The tone was wrong, the graphics, while technically professional, were poorly thought out and inappropriate. The last qualifying campaign they were using the slogan and hashtag #ThisTime. So a two word phrase that had the negative connotation of the previous failures to qualify built in.

The Red TV coverage, the passion and professionalism of Dave and Andrew, the overall tone of the whole Afc social media communication, the graphics, the use of the photographers work, the match programme, it’s all really well done. And you almost don’t notice it, which is how it should be.

Facebook is making changes that will change your Facebook news feed. If you want to keep seeing The Dandy Dons memes and illustrations do the following 1) Go to www.facebook.com/thedandydons 2) Click ‘Following’ 3) Click ‘See First’

Unless of course you would rather see cats, dogs, babies, minions and that racist stuff your Gran posts…

What a year 2017 was for fitba drama. From McInnes leaving/not leaving to a player almost drowning, the Strachan and McGhee sideshow and a feckin’ blue strip. But ultimately there is only one word to describe 2017…

concomitant

Although the person on Twitter who wrote ‘And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like… concomitant’ won it.

trump-aberdeen

afc-meme

We signed Stevie May. Pretty sure it was The Red Final we should be thanking for the number 83 on his back. Well done to the club for going with it though…

stevie-may-aberdeen

And in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a tattoo of the Joker on his arm. There’s also a CND sign, so plenty new meme possibilities for Stevie in 2018.

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murrayfield

We played a rugby match…

rod-stewart

To the song ‘Sailing’.

official-statement

The official statements. Sometimes they work, sometimes not so much. It is quite nice in the comments as people call out their mates, or ‘that bloke that’s always behind us…’. And one smart arse saying, ‘so you are moaning about people moaning…’. I’ve been using Twitter a bit more in the last few months, a different class of angry moaner on there altogether. ‘Just die!’. Because of a meme… www.twitter.com/thedandydons83

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kari-arnason

The Iceman cometh back again…

kev-mcnaughton

The brief but really very sweet return of Kevin McNaughton.

andy-considine-afc

Poor old Andy. The boots were NOT photoshopped…

#weratedons

#WeRateDons. There’s this very silly Twitter page called We Rate Dogs. All dogs are good dogs, and all dogs are rated by an amount above ten. So I thought…

el-clasico

It was the weekend of El Clásico… I’ve mentioned it before but Angus is a brilliant mascot. The seagull? Really who came up with that?! The person inside does a great job however. There is a more natural and kid friendly mascot in the Aberdeen brand though. Spot the Dog. The one that went to mow a meadow…

mourinho

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… Jose’s gonna need to work on the bicep curls if he’s gonna rock the gilet look like Dek though.

strachan-aberdeen

scotland

Looks like we’ve seen the back of these two. A recent interview regarding his sacking as Scotland manager marks him down as just as petty, arrogant and deluded as McGhee. Once they are out of the limelight for a bit, maybe we can remember them again as players, heroes, legends. Just not yet…

And finally, here’s to 2018! We’ve got the Red Hulk, and an old friend back.

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Click here for part 1 of the 2017 memes.

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A favourite of mine, that didn’t get a lot of likes (Christ I’m needy) It’s an REM song. We were playing them. I love the floodlights. I sometimes think I’m wasted on you people.

arnie-aberdeen

Over 700 likes, over 50 shares, an enormous post, all because I got the typography in a line with the angle of his arm. As a graphic designer I love your appreciation… </end sarcasm>

afc-strip-green

I made a mistake. The blue strip came out. Plenty weren’t too happy, I really wasn’t that bothered. I didn’t have much time. I would have done it with a digital felt pen (obviously fake) I was in a hurry, it was quicker to fix the colour in photoshop. I came back, quite a few people thought it was real. Never my intention. Just about to delete it… fuck it, it was quite funny.

aberdeen-strip

So to make amends, I start pissing about with it.

adidas-statement

I keep pissing about.

hans-gruber-aberdeen

Things to do before you die: Get Hans Gruber into an Afc meme.

pittodrie-aberdeen

‘For the many, not the few’ The Labour party slogan on the back of us lifting The White Stripes Corbyn song for McInnes. Since when did memes need footnotes?

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The biggest ever meme on the page in terms of likes, shares and reach. Also built on repeat posting, which is also part of the joke. It just gets under their skin, every time.

boycott-the-sun

This was a huge post. Enormous reach (close to 50 000) a lot of comments, a lot of shares. Not a single comment defending The Sun, or saying not to be political on the page. Quite fascinating to see just how unpopular Murdoch and his propaganda vehicle are. Shows why the mainstream media are so determined to control social media and the internet in general. ‘Fake news’ really? What has that rag and many others been pumping out for over a century.

daily-record

Talking of fake news…

jonny-hayes-aberdeen

People move on in life. Some people you just know are decent and honest. Others you are bitter about…

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kris-boyd-aberdeen

For the thirty fourth year in a row Aberdeen F.C picked up the award for best religious iconography in world football at FIFA’s religious iconography tournament in Zürich.

A spokesman for FIFA commended Aberdeen F.C for this magnificent achievement, adding ‘I mean they don’t even do religion at Aberdeen F.C and they absolutely piss all over the Old Firm, who you’d think would be well up for it.’

‘I mean come on, what have they got to compare to the Aberdeen work, Puddle the Huddle Hound, and some Dutch prick on a horse in 1690? Frankly their efforts are amateur!’

Asked what made Aberdeen’s iconography special Jesus Blatter commented ‘It all goes back to Wullie. It’s as if when he picked up the trophy, he knew the significance, he knew already that here was the opportunity to pick up the religious iconography award for decades to come’, adding ‘well he is God, so I suppose he had a bit of inside knowledge’.

‘We also took into account the Aberdeen Xmas art work with Rudolphs and Santa wearing red and white, and the significance of winning one of their European trophies at Xmas, while at the same time carefully ignoring The Dandy Dons Ramadon work as we don’t want to start a fucking holy war…’

One city, one team, one love, two European trophies and the best religious iconography in world football!

Happy North Easter!

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