The Dandy Dons blog

Ill thought-out, unresearched, inconsistent, barely literate articles with quite nice illustrations.

dek-mcinnes

Aberdeen v Livingston was very significant. Everything McInnes’s Aberdeen can’t do, was on the pitch for Livingston. Organisation, motivation, the importance of the team unit, set up with regard to knowing what the opposition were going to do, flexible enough to adapt during the game. Coldly and cynically and expertly took us apart. And it […]

wright

In an odd development, potential footballer and serial physio table ornament Scott Wright is leaving to join the Rangers. It’s annoying, it’s disappointing, even more significantly, it’s a bit weird. And quite predictably for Scottish football, another far more significant story is being missed by Scotland’s client journalism media. It appears a certain football club […]

Nothing points to the goldfish nature of football supporters better than, ‘such a shame we didn’t appoint John Hughes’. Yeah, he won one game. A couple of weeks ago it was the St Mirren guy, six months before that the Motherwell one. The short term nature of a manager winning a couple of games making […]

individuals

I love our collective idiocy. I love our collective coming together when all is good. I love our hypocrisy, our stupidity, our ability to change our minds at the drop of a hat, our selective memory loss, our shared hatreds, for everything we agree on, for everything that brings us together, there are a million […]

mcinnes-aberdeen

I quite like that we just went out in the first round of a cup. It feels so retro. So Roy Aitken. So Jimmy Calderwood. So shit managers from the past… the ghost of Aberdeen Xmas past (and perhaps future) has just visited. If there is one thing the Stewart Milne years taught me, it’s […]

Through the Facebook page and group I asked for your stories on Gothenburg, and a lot of you did and this free download was the result. So let’s do another one as social media is particularly good for collecting stories, and none of us are getting any younger. Also perhaps a way to help get […]

stovies-aberdeen

A few months back a thing happened involving Aberdeen FC. You’ll probably have forgotten what it was now, it really wasn’t that big a deal. Eight men went for a pint! There was a fair bit of material on it, but we’ll skim over that quickly. Okay done with that one now! Well a wee […]

ebbe-skovdahl-aberdeen

A look at the late great Ebbe Skovdahl and his time at Aberdeen. This is built on a previous article about the Skovdahl years and has been amended to reflect his passing. The person writing it isn’t a journalist or writer. Aberdeen post Fergie Of those who became Aberdeen manager after Alex Ferguson up until […]

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