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STAND FREE WHEREVER YOU MAY BE - And you thought Celtic beating Barca was something!

  1. STAND FREE WHEREVER YOU MAY BE - And you thought Celtic beating Barca was something!



    My 3rd Story with the Dandy Dons
    Can we finally win the big one?
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    Background
    I've been a Aberdeen fan all my life, 2nd favourite team behind Man Utd. First team i saw playing live in person back in 1999, our worst season ever in the league although through the hard times i did learn a valuable lesson

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    Me + Aberdeen = FM heartbreak


    1st try FM2009
    Broke became 3rd force with a good squad in 3rd season before giving up

    2nd try FM2010
    7 seasons, 4 SPL titles Europe - CL QF lost to Barcelona 2-0 on agg and a Uefa Cup
    Aberdeen = Scotlands new force in 16 team SPL



    So onto this story!

    In every edition of FM i try and do a Aberdeen save and ever year i feel it gets harder but having not done one with FM2012 i feel its only right i jump right in here for FM2013 so will be learning the game as i go having only spent a season with Spurs so far tactic testing.




    Manager's Ambitions
    My dream is to win the Champions Leauge with Aberdeen thats target NO1!. Yeah so that may take a while so to start with i'd take European place and the chance to test out my squad and try some bargain youths from around the world. SPL title by 2015 would be nice but as its my first save in the game anything can happen!


    Shall get the game underway tomorrow hope you all enjoy and i hope i can bring much needed success from this ever failing team.




    ------Running trophy count--------
    Scottish League Cup 2014
    Scottish Cup 2015
    Scottish Cup 2017
    2
    Scottish League Cup 2018 2
    SPL 2017/18
    Scottish Cup 2018
    3
    Scottish League Cup 2018/19 3
    SPL 2018/19 2
    Scottish Cup 2018/19 4
    Scottish League Cup 2019/20 4
    SPL 2019/20 3
    Scottish Cup 2019/2020 5
    Champions League 2019/20
    European Super Cup 2020
    World Club Championship 2020
    SPL 2020/21 4
    Scottish Cup 2020/2021 6
    SPL 2021/22 5
    Champions League 2021/22 2
    World Club Championship 2022 2
    SPL 2022/23 6
    Scottish Cup 2022/2023 7
    Four Nations Cup 2023 1
    Scottish League Cup 2023/24 5
    SPL 2023/24 7
    Scottish Cup 2023/2024 8
    Scottish League Cup 2024/25 6
    SPL 2024/25 8
    Scottish Cup 2024/2025 9
    SPL 2025/26 9
    Scottish League Cup 2026/277
    SPL 2026/27 10
    Scottish Cup 2026/2027 10
    Champions League 2026/27 3
    Four Nations Cup 2027 2
    European Super Cup 20272
    World Club Championship 2027 3
    SPL 2027/28 11
    Scottish Cup 2027/2028 11
    Scottish League Cup 2028/29 8
    SPL 2028/29 12
    Scottish Cup 2028/2029 12
    Scottish League Cup 2029/30 9
    SPL 2029/30 13
    Champions League 2029/30 4
    World Club Championship 2030 4
    SPL 2030/31 14
    Scottish Cup 2030/31 13
    Scottish League Cup 2031/32 10
    SPL 2031/32 15
    Olympic Gold 2032 1
    Scottish League Cup 2032/33 11
    SPL 2032/33 16
    Scottish Cup 2032/33 14
    SPL 2033/34 17
    Scottish Cup 2033/34 15
    World Cup 2034 1
    Scottish League Cup 2034/35 12
    SPL 2034/35 18
    Copa America 2035 1
    SPL 2035/36 19
    Scottish Cup 2035/36
    16
    Scottish League Cup 2036/37 13
    SPL 2036/37 20
    Scottish Cup 2036/37
    17
    Scottish League Cup 2037/38 14
    SPL 2037/3821
    Scottish Cup 2037/38
    18



    ----Champions League Efforts----
    2016/17 - Group Phase
    2017/18 - Semi Finals
    2018/19 - Quarter Finals
    2019/20 - Winners
    2020/21 - Last 16
    2021/22 - Winner
    2022/23 - Last 16
    2023/24 - Last 16
    2024/25 - Quarter Finals
    2025/26 - Last 16
    2026/27 - Winner
    2027/28 -Semi Finals
    2028/29 - Runner Up
    2029/30 - Winner
    2030-31 - Quarter Finals
    2031/32 - Last 16
    2032/33 - Runner Up
    2033/34 - Last 16
    2034/35 -
    Runner Up
    2035/36 -Semi Finals
    2036/37 - Quarter Finals
    2037/38 - Quarter Finals


    ----Aberdeen 500 Club----
    Daniel Monnard - App 938
    Liam Fotheringham - App 837 - Goals 42
    Derek Sneddon - App 738 - Goals 277 - Asst -319
    Michal Soldan - App 686 Goals 114 Asst 248
    Alex Butler - App 553 Goals 11
    Stephen Grant - 508 App Goals 13
    Chris Pierce - App 500 - Goals - 39




    Scotland History 2020-2028
    2022 World Cup - Last 16
    2023 - 4 Nations Winner
    1
    2024 Euro's - Last 16
    2026 World Cup - Last 16
    2027 -
    4 Nations Winner 2
    2028 Euro's - Last 16


    Holland History 2028-2034
    2030 World Cup - Quarter Final
    2032 Euro's - Quarter Finals
    2032 Olympics - Winner
    2034 World Cup - Winners


    Argentina History 2034 - 2035
    Copa America 2035 - Winner


    Story Highlights

    P5 - End of season 1
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    P6 - 2014 League Cup Win
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    P8 - End of season 2
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    P11 - Scottish Cup Win and end of Season 3
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    P14 - End of Season 4
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    P17 - Scottish Cup Win and end of Season 5
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    P20 - 2018 League Cup Win, Champions League Semi Finals, SPL Win
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    P21 - Scottish Cup Win and end of Season 6
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    P23 - Premier League, Scottish Cup and League Cup Wins and end of Season 7
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    P28 - Domestic Treble
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    P29 - Champions League Winners!
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    P31 - Super Cup
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    P33 - World Club Champions
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    P34 - Stadium expansion
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    P35 - League Champions
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    P36 - Scottish Cup win
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    P42 - League Champions
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    P43 - Champions League Winners!
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    P44 - Scotland World Cup 2022
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    P50 - World Club Champions
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    P51 - SPL win & Unbeaten record goes on.
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    P52 - Scottish Cup & End Of 2022/23 season
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    P58 - 1st Scottish League Cup in 4 seasons
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    P60 - League, Cup wins & Last game at Pittodrie
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    P61 - Scotland at The 2024 Euro's
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    P68 - Scottish League Cup 2025 & League Win
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    P74 - 9 In a Row and Cup Capitulations
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    P75 - Scotland World Cup 2026
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    P82 - Champions League winner & Quadruple
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    P83 - Four Nations Winners
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    P88 - World Club champions
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    P90 - SPL & Scottish Cup winner 2028
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    P91 - Euro 2028 & Quiting Scotland
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    P97 - SPL, Scottish Cup & Champions League Final
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    P98 - Lluis Juste start Managerial career at Alaves
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    P103 - SPL, League Cup & Champions League win
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    P105 - Holland at the 2030 World Cup
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    P109 - World Club Champions
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    P110 - SPL & Scottish Cup
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    P115 - 15th SPL title and 1st Video update!
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    P117 - Olympic Hero!
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    P120 - Treble & Champions League Final
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    P122 - SPL and Scottish Cup Wins
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    P126 - SPL and Champions League Final
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    P130 - SPL and Scottish Cup Wins
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    P132 - 1st treble in 4 seasons
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    P136 - Another Treble and Goodbye to Aberdeen
    STAND FREE WHEREVER YOU MAY BE - And you thought Celtic beating Barca was something!


    Last edited by stonecold; 24/07/2015 at 08:07 PM.

  2. Good luck

  3. yeah good luck see if u can better klippeys acheivment lol
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by White army View Post
    yeah good luck see if u can better klippeys acheivment lol
    Should have added that to my aims! because there is nothing sweeter than beating your friends!


  5. Aberdeen FC
    The hometown hero
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    Stewart Milne
    Mr Tightpockets, Our chairman
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    "Desperate times call for desperate measures! The clubs finances are not in a good way, We want and need a new stadium and its approaching 2 decades without silverware i believe Mr. Donald is the man to change our fortunes"



    This was chairman Stewart Milne's response to the media backlash at the news of ex Scotland boss Craig Browns departure from the team right at the beginning of the new season. Aberdeen had invested enough time and money into his failed tenure and fresh youthful approach of Donald was enough to convince the fans that all is not lost!




    Press - Where do you see Aberdeen going this season
    "Aberdeens main target for the season is to return to European football and significantly improve on three bottom half finishes in a row" Donald is determined to reward the clubs patient fans with some silverware but warns "Rome was not built in one day however i was not on that particular job" - Thanks Mr Clough


    Press - Have you been promised money to work with and was that a key incentive?
    "I've been told we have to sell before we by so valuable players or guys on big wages may not enjoy a future here if we can get better value for money"


    Press - Archie Knox has called of retirement plans to help guide you into your first job
    "Im over the moon. Archie was here and helped to build the best Aberdeen team in history and having him here to hopefully do it again is beyond a dream"




    Thanks for the questions but now i will leave to complete my backroom team and have a look what we can do in the transfer market to put the dons back on track to being great again!




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    SPL - Top 4 finish
    Scottish Cup - Quarter Final
    League Cup - Back up and youthful team will play here so no targets




    Media puts the pressure on right away by predicting 3rd so no room for errors here!


  6. Good luck on my save Aberdeen won the league first season and are second atm only know cause I'm subscribed to hibs who finished 5th
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  7. Would highly recommend Richard Brittain, the Ross county captain. Banged in 15 goals and 23 assists for Rangers in my first season in Div 3

  8. Quote Originally Posted by scottlaw18 View Post
    Would highly recommend Richard Brittain, the Ross county captain. Banged in 15 goals and 23 assists for Rangers in my first season in Div 3
    Thats a good thought as Ross county seem to go well in saves i've seen so far

  9. Good too see you back and best of luck buddy!!
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  10. Season Preview
    2012/13
    A preview from poverty


    Transfers
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    We'll start with the bad news. The transfer window was a utter disaster. Couldn't get any players of the quality i wanted in for full transfer or loan! At least there's most of August to try and get some more players in. Overall im happy with the depth, despite a lot of that being youth players so im only buying quality


    In
    Only signing was midfielder Jay Fulton from Falkirk. Still waiting and hoping several free players drop there price soon
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    Out
    Again nothing major. Back up players Paton, Magennis and Low all say goodbye with the worst of the youth team


    Top transfers 2012 so far
    M Fellaini - Man City - £21m
    C Tiote - Spurs - £19.5m
    C Ansaldi - Spurs - £19.5m
    L Baines - Man Utd - £17m
    Sandro - Man City - £16.5m
    H Ben Arfa - Chelsea - £12.75m
    D Costa - Spurs - £12m
    S Mandanda - Man Utd - £11.25m
    V Wanyama - Benfica - £9m
    J Enrique - Arsenal - £9m


    Aberdeen 1st team 2012
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    Tactics for anyone familure with my 2012 storys is almost identical. Made the midfielders a bit more defensive than before with this game seemingly a bit more leaky. Tried a few other formations but this seems to be the one for me


    Stand out youths

    Ryan Fraser - ML
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    Clark Robertson - DL
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    Cameron Smith - AT
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    Staff changes
    3 in 2 out. Club legend John McMaster and youth coach Neil Simpson are out! Alastair Stevenson, Jason Hastings and scout Willie Melville arrive with another coaching space waiting to be filled as well as a head of youth development to come in

    Last edited by stonecold; 08/11/2012 at 03:51 PM.

  11. Brilliant to see a save with a decent Scottish side. Aberdeen have a good batch of youngsters as well. You'll need to try and claim the SPL in a 3/4 years before Rangers join you, I'd say. Best of luck, will follow.
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  12. August



    - Aberdeen top the SPL beating Celtic on the way
    - Comfortably through in the league cup 3rd round
    - No more signings before the Window closed.Going to have to rely on freebies




    Fixtures


    A very fitting place to start my story. The young lads seen the championship flag unveiled for the away team. If all goes well one day we'll be ding that at pittodrie together




    Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
    Vernon 2


    The better team lost as we got 2 Penalty's and Scotty Vernon put them both away to humble the champions on day 1 and let it be known. Were here to win!




    Aberdeen 1-0 Ross County
    Considine


    Ross County have been doing a real job of adapting to the SPL. But were making a stunning start to the season




    St Johnstone 0-0 Aberdeen


    Bore draw, Went to make some subs on the 70th minute and suddenly it was full time




    Aberdeen 2-1 Hearts
    McGinn
    Vernon


    Dominated the first half and couldn't score then Hearts came back into the game during the second half and we quickly scored twice then held on to win the game.




    Aberdeen 5-1 Stirling - League Cup 2nd round
    Fraser 2
    Milsom
    Shaughnessy
    Smith






    League
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    3 wins including victory at Parkhead and top of the table more than makes up for our shoddy attacking so far. A lot of improvements to be made on that front





    Player of the Month

    Ryan Fraser
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    3 important performances in the league then ran the show in the league cup, What a prospect!



    Manager of the Month
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    Not a bad end to the first month as a manager


  13. Great start mate!!


  14. September



    Month started well with a thrashing of St Mirren and progress in the League cup but ended with a sour note with two poor home defeats putting the breaks on our charge at the top of the table, Where we still sit. Still yet to make any more signings.




    Fixtures




    Aberdeen 5-2 St Mirren
    Osbourne 2
    Milsom
    Hayes
    Vernon


    Ran away with a 3-0 half time lead but St Mirren made a game of it brining it back to 3-2 before a late rally from the Dons gave us another win




    Inverness CT 1-2 Aberdeen
    McGinn
    Milsom


    Not often this year have we had to fight from behind however today we did McGinn and Milsom doing the the business




    Aberdeen 0-1 Motherwell


    First defeat of the season and i think it was terribly unlucky Bossed the match but couldn't find the back of the net. Pretty much the problem I've seen happening all season so far




    Inverness 0-2 Aberdeen - League cup 3rd round
    Smith 2


    Last month it was Fraser this time Cameron Smith is at the double to take us through. Worryingly this match was far easier than the recent league game




    Aberdeen 1-2 Hibs
    Vernon


    Hmm two league defeats in a row after a good start. This one hurt after throwing away a early lead which we never capitalized on. And even worse Stefi Kuqi and former don Michael Paton were the scorers






    League
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    After 5 wins from our first 6 games our comfortable position at the top has been threatened by our new found inability to close a game which saw us loose our last 2 games in September and bring us right back into the pack




    Player of the Month
    Big Isaac Osbourne
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    Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy! Goals, Assists and man of the match performances. What a star

    And he can do this!




  15. Cameron Smith scoring against Inverness!? Wasn't he always hammering away against Inverness for KLIPPYBO
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  16. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Good luck laddie i will follow - chuck me a friend request on steam will you (kliippybo)

    Get to wear that outfit soon............ lol

  17. Quote Originally Posted by MaximumPower View Post
    Cameron Smith scoring against Inverness!? Wasn't he always hammering away against Inverness for KLIPPYBO
    Its the only time he did go wild for goals despite having plenty opportunities off the bench


    Quote Originally Posted by KLIPPYBO View Post
    Good luck laddie i will follow - chuck me a friend request on steam will you (kliippybo)

    Get to wear that outfit soon............ lol
    1 - Does the outfit fit?. Remember the bottoms are not the proper outfit as im proud to say there missing wrestling tights haha!

    2 - Sent you a message with my account name since i dont know yours


  18. October




    Team meeting called after our worst performance of the season at Kilmarnock
    91st minute O'G takes us to the league cup semi finals
    We Make our first serious signing of the season


    Ivory Coast international
    Abdoulaye Meite
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    Fixtures




    Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen


    Ok now im starting to worry. The curse of a good start in FM13 looks to be kicking in. We thumped Killie in today's match but could not find the goals and having to push on for a equalizer led to us conceding a second and 3 defeats in a row




    Dundee Utd 0-3 Aberdeen
    Vernon 2
    Milsom


    Great result, great performance. This is hopefully we'll be right back on form




    Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
    Osbourne
    Milsom


    Big Issac gave us the lead and Milsom looked to have made it safe before half time but Dundee made a game of it in the second half but we had enough today to hold on




    St Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen - League Cup Q/F
    O'G


    Paul McGowan has had better moments in his life than scoring a 91st minute O'G to put our youthful team through to the semi finals with Celtic, Motherwell and Partick Thistle

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    League
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    Victory's over the two Dundee sides helped us recover and remain top of the table. 11 games in and its still all very close!






    Player of the Month
    Scott Vernon
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    So often the hero with his goals and Vernon ended October as the SPL's top scorer


  19. Good luck lad. Somehow in all my Hibs saves (first won crashed and I got sacked in the last 3 and gave up) Aberdeen always seem to be leading the way, they always put out the 3-5-2 formation and just dominate in the middle. Also a mind-f**k for me seeing Cammy Smith in the game since he gets on my bus to College in the morning
    Last edited by DAVE1875; 09/11/2012 at 08:14 PM.
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  20. Nice story so far mate, following

  21. Quote Originally Posted by DAVE1875 View Post
    Good luck lad. Somehow in all my Hibs saves (first won crashed and I got sacked in the last 3 and gave up) Aberdeen always seem to be leading the way, they always put out the 3-5-2 formation and just dominate in the middle. Also a mind-f**k for me seeing Cammy Smith in the game since he gets on my bus to College in the morning
    Get Cammys's autograph! He's going to be a star!

    I can see how a 3-5-2 will work. The dons midfield is awesome. Fraser, Osbourne, Milsom, Hughes, Rae could jump into any team except Celtic!


  22. November



    At the top of the table we loose the lead, regain the lead then loose it again in our poorest month yet
    Beat Celtic comfortably again, But that's all the good news i have from my fixture list
    Another signing. This one will have you all laughing


    Bebe!
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    Cant ever recall any player being released 4 months into the 1st season but i guess if anyone was going to be!




    Fixtures




    Ross County 0-0 Aberdeen


    Weirdly enough this was our most dominating display so far. The dang ball just wouldn't go in the goals! Celtic win to go top of the League for the 1st time




    St Mirren 0-0 Aberdeen


    Once was bad enough but two blanks in a row certainly doesn't help the attractive attacking football i claimed to be brining to Pittodrie




    Aberdeen 4-2 Celtic
    McGinn
    Hayes 2
    Fraser


    Don't be fooled by the scoreline. We went defensive after taking a 3 goal lead after 18 minutes and had another goal disallowed while Celtic's 2nd was a 91st minute penalty. Why we can score 4 against Celtic but non against Ross County and St Mirren is lost on me




    Hibs 2-3 Aberdeen
    Vernon
    Fraser 2


    Good grief what a experience that was. Went 2 goals down in the first 17 minutes and slowly but surely, through the disallowed hibs goals, Vernon pulling a goal back right on half time this match had it all!




    Aberdeen 2-3 Inverness CT
    Naysmith
    Vernon


    For the second game in a row we make a awful start by giving away a early goal then relying on Langfield to save a penalty before we would quickly conceded again anyway. Today wouldn't see a comeback however. Naysmith did get us back into it but Inverness got a 3rd with 10 minutes to go with Vernon only getting a consolation






    League
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    The cream rise to the top. Despite loosing to us for the second time in a row Celtic were far more consistent than us in November and they hit the top twice during the month as we stuttered






    Player of the Month

    Jonny Hayes
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    Only played a game and a half due to injury's but boy did it count


  23. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Did you not play Smith against ICT? No wonder you got beat!
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by stonecold View Post
    Get Cammys's autograph! He's going to be a star!

    I can see how a 3-5-2 will work. The dons midfield is awesome. Fraser, Osbourne, Milsom, Hughes, Rae could jump into any team except Celtic!
    If I was an Aberdeen fan I would, but you can guess which team I support from my username

    All the Dons fans I know on FM always add players like Brittain & Vigurs. I managed to rangle Andrew Shinnie from ICT & both Darren McGregor & Marc McAusland from St Mirren. Also (wait for it, might happen to you if you're lucky) I also managed to get Craig Gordon on a free transfer (wait till mid-season when his wage demands aren't so high)

  25. KIU Stonecold! Done brilliantly so far, just need to hang on and continue to keep up with Celtic.

  26. LOL

    BEBE the BEAST
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by CantGetEnoughOfJelavic View Post
    KIU Stonecold! Done brilliantly so far, just need to hang on and continue to keep up with Celtic.
    Think it will get harder from here as our form has got worse and worse and really struggled to score in November

    Quote Originally Posted by DAVE1875 View Post
    If I was an Aberdeen fan I would, but you can guess which team I support from my username

    All the Dons fans I know on FM always add players like Brittain & Vigurs. I managed to rangle Andrew Shinnie from ICT & both Darren McGregor & Marc McAusland from St Mirren. Also (wait for it, might happen to you if you're lucky) I also managed to get Craig Gordon on a free transfer (wait till mid-season when his wage demands aren't so high)
    Tried to get Gordon but he signed for Man Utd! yep but he's fallen to the reserves. James McFadden was another target but he joined Fulham and has played 8 games and been awful!


  28. December


    Sinking without a trace
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    Nightmare month of results 5 points from 15 and only 1 win
    Then we lost our last chance of keeping up with the Celtic and Motherwell by loosing to Motherwell at the end of the month.
    But we did beat Elgin City in the cup.




    Fixtures




    Aberdeen 5-1 Elgin City - Scottish cup 4th round
    Bebe
    Shaughnessy
    Smith 3


    Bebe made a dream debut opening the scoring before Cammy Smith took over and got a hattrick




    Hearts 2-2 Aberdeen
    Vernon
    Milsom


    Two goals at the start of both half's was not enough to secure a win today. 2 home games to look forward too however




    Aberdeen 1-1 Kilmarnock
    Smith


    Good grief another bloody draw in the league. Totally sick of this. Vernon was awful in front of goal again and may need dropped even tough he's the only stand out striker i have. Don't think Smith is ready yet!




    Aberdeen 1-2 St Johnstone
    Bebe


    Swore repeatedly during this match. Had the lead and dominated the game St Johnstone attacked twice, scored twice. 1 point form a possible 6 at home along with our run over the last month has ended our league challenge. Amazing how bad we've been this month and if we don't beat Motherwell away next time out there will be a big gap to 2nd never mind 1st




    Motherwell 3-2 Aberdeen
    Vernon
    McGinn


    Ahh What an awful awful result even if we did play a lot better. Will hold off till the end of the month to show what a bust this months has been




    Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
    Bebe
    Clark


    It might be the weakest team but at this point I'll take anything. Hopefully this will bring a positive start to 2013!




    League
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    What a god awful month. Some terrible performances with the home results against St Johnstone and Kilmarnock probably ended our chances of a title challenge, Unless 2013 brings a few miracles




    Player of the Month
    Cammy Smith
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    Saved our bacon against Kilmarnock and was the star in our cup win. Smiths getting very close to taking Vernon's spot up front.


  29. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Shove Smith in when you are pretty sure you will have European football sewn up. Vernon wont be with you in the long term while Smith might

  30. Quote Originally Posted by KLIPPYBO View Post
    Shove Smith in when you are pretty sure you will have European football sewn up. Vernon wont be with you in the long term while Smith might
    I've been tempted and almost did a few times during December but stuck with Vernon so we'll see what January brings. Might take ages with the transfer window

  31. Nice going, will follow
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  32. January





    Pat Fenlon sacked by Hibs. Billy Davies replaces him
    John McGlynn Sacked by Hearts, Gordon Strachan replaces him
    Another transfer window failure
    But were back in the title race after our major slump in December




    Fixtures




    Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee Utd
    Hughes
    Smith


    Second victory against a Dundee team which leaves us in no mans land in 3rd. Great to beat our new firm rivals with a depleted squad




    Inverness 0-4 Aberdeen
    Bebe
    Milsom
    Fraser
    Hayes


    We do seem to like playing our "local" teams Started to field a few more youngsters and still we had no problems winning well




    Aberdeen 2-0 Hibs
    Osbourne
    Smith


    This time we had to work for it but a goal in the least 10 minutes from Cammy Smith made the 3 points safe and ends a much better month in the league.




    Dundee Utd 1-3 Aberdeen - Scottish Cup 5th Round
    Bebe
    Vernon
    Fraser


    A much changed line up saw its attacking players come to the front and with a 3 goal lead at half time we could cruise through the second half






    League

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    Wow after everything i said in December can be forgotten a 100% winning run through January as Motherwell and Celtic slipped up over and over pulls us within 4 points of the title race.






    Player of the Month
    Bebe
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    You may have laughed and or mocked the arrival of the biggest donkey I've ever seen in a United shirt but at Pittodrie he's got a total of 5 goals and 3 assists from his first 2 months and added to our attacking options






    Transfer Window


    In Aberdeen very little happened, I released Mitch Megginson and Put Peter Pawlett out on loan as there is just no room for him. looked for a Keeper, Left Back, Center Midfielder and Striker. Closest i came to any was getting David Goodwillie in on loan but he was happier in the reserves at Blackburn than winning the SPL with me so screw him!




    Top 5 world transfers


    Lucas Moura - Paris SG - £37.5m
    Andriy Yarmolenko - Arsenal - £23.5m
    Andre Ayew - Man Utd -£15.75m
    Douglas - Lille - £13.25m
    Neil Taylor - Liverpool - £10m




    Biggest Scottish move was Arron Sinclair to Dundee Utd for £240k so wont bore you with that



  33. February


    Despite my Mancini-esq claim out challenge was over there is a 3 horse race title race as we go into the last 10 matches
    Go out of the League Cup in the Semi finals beaten by two late Motherwell goals
    Speaking of Motherwell themselves and Celtic have terrible months!




    Fixtures




    Scottish League Cup Semi Final
    Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen


    Two late goals were enough to send Motherwell to the final. We played very well but didn't take our chances! Two top team in Scotland face off in the final Motherwell V Celtic




    Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren
    Meite


    5th League win in a row during 2013 but we only just deserved this one.




    St Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
    Smith


    Survived to take another 1-0 win but got a fright wile writing this up and seeing "Off the post" in the 91st minute




    Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
    Fraser
    Smith
    Fulton


    Horrible start as Dundee scored from the kick off but our youngsters got a quickfire double to put us back in charge and made the last half hour comfortable. Match came at a cost as Considine, Fulton, McGinn and Anderson are all out for between few weeks and a month




    Kilmarnock 0-1 Aberdeen
    Jack


    Seems to be my favorite result at the moment! Also this was Ryan Fraser's 25th game. Take note as he'll be making a hell of a lot more!




    Aberdeen 1-1 Ross County
    Fraser


    So our 100% record will not make it into March although we've been so close to dropping points i can't be too made with this result!






    League

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    We went unbeaten in the League again as Celtic and Motherwell kept dropping points, then taking points off each other which has seen us return to the top of the table, Some how. Don't see it lasting however but will enjoy it while it lasts! At the other end looks like there will be 4 teams fighting to avoid relegation






    Player of the Month
    Jamie "clangers" Langfield
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    He avoided the Rep to have a stunning month between the sticks. Might be his last season if i have my way but boy is he going out in style.






    Dons do the a treble


    Manager of the Month
    Darran Donald

    Player of the Month
    Jamie Langfield


    Young Player of the Month
    Ryan Jack





  34. Technical Failure!!!!!!
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    So far i've updated all my storys month by month however my router/modem/something at home has gone tits up and i cant get online. So i shall be posting updates on the rare occasion i get off my arse to go to my girlfriends parentals house and they shall be rather big updates as your about to see lol



  35. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Quote Originally Posted by stonecold View Post

    Technical Failure!!!!!!
    Attachment 283079

    So far i've updated all my storys month by month however my router/modem/something at home has gone tits up and i cant get online. So i shall be posting updates on the rare occasion i get off my arse to go to my girlfriends parentals house and they shall be rather big updates as your about to see lol


    Dear me said person - i see you are imagining up a girlfriend again!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

    (somebody at work actually complemented said female as she got a kitten off her!)

  36. Quote Originally Posted by KLIPPYBO View Post
    Dear me said person - i see you are imagining up a girlfriend again!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

    (somebody at work actually complemented said female as she got a kitten off her!)
    Oh me. Her fame is spreading at a rediculous rate! Who was it she got, The kitten i mean!

  37. Was wondering where this story had gone!!!


  38. March

    Back to back games with title rivals Motherwell and Celtic




    Dons loose top spot and there 12 match unbeaten run, But not where you'd think!
    Embarrassing cup exit to 1st division Raith Rovers after 212 minutes of action
    International window meant little changes due to lack of games




    Fixtures




    Raith Rovers 2-2 Aberdeen - Scottish cup Qtr Final
    O'Neil
    Fraser


    Played a back up and youth based teams and have to say were very lucky to still be in the cup. Replay is now a must win as both Celtic and Motherwell are out of the cup so we've a great chance of silverware




    Aberdeen 1-2 Raith Rovers - Scottish Cup Qtr Final Replay - AET
    Clark


    Why even bother turning on the laptop! All im saying is that after 121 minutes of the replay it was 1-1 and going to penalty's!

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    Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
    Bebe


    Haha! Brilliant result. Totally over the moon with this result as we have never looked like getting anything from our games with Motherwell till now and the team were totally shattered after cup duty. Celtic next!




    Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen
    Fraser
    Bebe

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    Cameron Smiths turn to make his 25th appearance for Aberdeen
    We made a terrible start as Celtic took the lead in the 1st minute and dominated the first half without adding a second. After a rousing team talk we came out and with our first meaningful attack Cammy Smith made it 1-1. Hooper quickly put Celtic back in charge leaving us going more and more attacking and with our last attack of the game Bebe struck what prove to be the equalizer as we remain unbeaten against Celtic. Incredible Scenes!




    Aberdeen 1-3 Hearts
    Vernon


    Hearts arrived at Pittodrie and raced into a quick 2 goal lead and on top of that Jamie McDonald was having an inspired game in goals but was eventually beaten by a Vernon penalty. With 20 minutes to go i went all out for the win but Hearts countered and finished the game with a 3rd. 1st defeat of 2013






    League
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    No quarter given or taken as the top 3 remain right in touch with each other in the title battle with Hearts probably too far back but anything can happen in the split




    Player of the Month
    Andrew Considine
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    Might look a bit too much like Jacko in that picture but he's been a rock at the back this season!





    Youth Intake


    Only 2 worth while, Surprisingly non looking like the next Pele, Maradona or even Eoin Jess to be fair!


    MC - Kris Vigurs
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    MR - W McDonald
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  39. April


    Star April by signing a new contract with the club till 2017
    Bebe's season ends during our deflating defeat at Motherwell
    Vernon is our only scorer through the whole month!




    Fixtures




    Dundee Utd 0-1 Aberdeen
    Vernon


    Just how important will this 91st minute strike from substitute Scott Vernon be come the end of the season! Minor side note Kris Vigurs makes his debut aged 15 years and 318 days. Youngest Don ever!




    Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen


    The top two going into the match.
    Motherwell copied Dundee Utd's tactic of getting two quick goals before going further and getting a 3rd to end any hope of points before half time
    Just to complete a terrible day Celtic beat Hearts and both teams jump me in the table




    Aberdeen 1-1 Hibs
    Vernon


    Andy Considine's 200th league game may have been the league game where we got a second consecutive major blow to the title push




    Ross County 0-2 Aberdeen***
    Vernon
    Fraser






    League
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    Only 1 top 3 clash left. Match 37 against Celtic. After that game its almost certain that 1 team will be out of the race!






    Player of the Month
    Scott Vernon
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    As above Scott is the only player who scored for us in April. We'll need a lot more from the rest of the team when it matters in May!




    ** - Ross County match was at the start of May but added it to April's review to set up for the title deciders



  40. The SPL title race
    The final countdown




    Match 37


    Aberdeen V Celtic
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    Pittodrie is sold out. A Huge crowd of, Wait for it 20,300 are there is song to cheer there team on towards a potential title victory if they get a result from today's match


    Team News


    Aberdeen
    Clark Robertson plays his 50th game
    Bebe is out for the rest of the season with a broken toe
    Niall McGinn got a knock in training and didn't make a recovery in time


    Celtic
    Tomas Rogne there only injury worry
    Miku not scored in almost 600 minutes while Hooper is the top scorer!



    The Match


    1st Half
    After Aberdeen made a very good start making plenty of chances and keeping Celtic at length Hooper broke through to give them the lead and right on half time Miku made the mountain twice as high for the second half!


    HT - Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic



    2nd Half

    Celtic went 3-0 up on the hour so i threw everything at it including a front 5 but couldn't get a goal and when Celtic got a 4th the league was over!



    FT - Aberdeen 0-4 Celtic

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    And even more annoying than our result


    Motherwell 0-1 Hibs






    Final Match




    Final day fixtures


    Aberdeen V Hearts
    Hibs V Celtic
    Ross County V Motherwell



    Possible Scenarios



    1st?
    The title has gone as even if Celtic loose the Goal difference is to much


    2nd?
    We must win and hope Motherwell loose. Or in the unlikely case we draw Motherwell have to loose by 5 goals




    The last 90 minutes of the season 2012/13



    2nd - Ross County 0-1 Motherwell
    7th - Hibs 0-1 Celtic
    11th - Hibs 0-2 Celtic
    12th - Aberdeen 0-1 Hearts
    19th - Aberdeen 0-2 Hearts



    Half Time
    Hibs 0-2 Celtic
    Ross County 0-1 Motherwell
    Aberdeen 0-2 Hearts



    2nd half
    46th - Hibs 0-3 Celtic
    81st - Ross County 0-2 Motherwell


    Full Time
    Hibs 0-3 Celtic - Champions
    Ross County 0-2 Motherwell - 2nd
    Aberdeen 0-2 Hearts - 3rd



    So the season which at so many stages promised much ends with 3rd, where we were expected to be finishing but being so close to the title is heart breaking!


  41. Unlucky, keep it up though. Keeping up with Celtic was some achievement as well.


  42. Season 2012/13 Season review





    SPL - 3rd
    Scottish Cup - Quarter Final
    League Cup - Semi Final




    Season Stats
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    Despite finishing 3rd only 6 points of the champions the way we finished the season was quite disappointing




    Final team talk
    "We fought above our weight and came close to knocking out the champions Celtic. I'll look to add a bit more strength to this team during the summer and next year could be our year if you all perform like that again"




    League

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    Celtic ended the season strongest and ended up as champions but they didn't have it all there own way! Aberdeen and Motherwell fought them through the whole season often being ahead of them but in our case we simply ran out of steam and had to settle for Europa league


    The battle down the bottom was just as close with Dundee, Inverness and St Mirren battled through the whole season with St Mirren falling apart at the end of the season and finishing last by some distance considering how close it had been.


    Coming up in there place is Livingston who won the first division by 3 goals from Falkirk and 2 points ahead of Hamilton and Partick in a very close season


    Rangers watch. Rangers won Division 3 with 31 wins and 5 draws recording 98 points to win the league very easily




    Scottish Cup

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    This was perhaps my biggest let down of the season. Engrossed in a title battle i drew with Raith Rovers twice and finally went out to a 121st minute goal with a easy path to the trophy opening up i should have taken that tie far more seriously


    Falkirk won the final against Dundee, Neither of which would have offered much resistance!
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    Scottish League Cup

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    Aberdeen put on a strong showing through the League cup but were overpowered by a better Motherwell team in the Semi final.

    Celtic went on to beat Motherwell in a enthralling penalty shoot out to win the trophy

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    2012/13 awards


    Footballer of the year
    Joe Ledley
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    Writers footballer of the year
    Kris Commons
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    League Player of the year
    Scott Brown

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    Top scorer
    Gary Hooper
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    U19's player of the year
    Callum Paterson

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    Young player of the year
    Connor Pepper
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    Team of the season
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    Didn't make the top 3 of Manager or writers manager of the year!



    Match of the Season
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    24th November 2012
    Hibs 2-3 Aberdeen


    What a comeback we had in this match! Hibs were 2-0 up in the first 11 minutes however lead by Ryan Fraser we got back into and eventually went on to win this game. Brilliant scenes




    Signing of the season
    Bebe
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    There was only one winner really! The donkey was release very early on by Man Utd and i felt that despite his total lack of ability in real life his FM stats would be enough to help score and make lots of goals for Aberdeen. Not quite worked out perfectly to plan yet but he was still easily the best signing i made.




    Player of the season


    3rd - Ryan Fraser
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    Ave rating had him well done but this is my choice and i felt that reaching double figures as a winger in his first season starting for the club is more than enough to pick him in the top 3


    2nd - Isaac Osbourne
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    Big Isaac can do it all. Probably our most complete and important player! Would love to have another 2 of him to run my midfield


    1st - Andy Considine
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    6 Man of the match awards through the season and a easy winner in the Ave ratings race. Was as ever reliable as Ryan Jack but Andy performances were on a totally different level and had no problems winning our player of the year.



    Honorable mention
    Cameron Smith
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    Mostly just a excuse to keep a eye on his progress




    Champions League final
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    Barcelona regained the champions League once again thanks to a extra time winner for Alexis Sanchez




    Euro final
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    Bilbao comfortably beat Tottenham in the final




    Other Euro leagues
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    Going into the summer
    Despite the poor end of season run i have to chalk this down as a successful first season which really deserved a trophy of some kind. Hopefully if i can make the right signings in the summer i can build on this squad and challenge Celtic harder in 2013/14



  43. Season preview

    2013/14
    Back in Europe, But for how long?




    Targets


    My debut season at the club was classed as a success. European football and a top 3 finish where we were in with a shot of the title right up to the second last game.


    League - Top 2
    Scottish Cup - Final
    Scottish League Cup - Final




    Transfers
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    In


    A mix of new signings 2 young two old, One very old!




    Alex Manninger - GK
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    The former Arsenal and Juventus back up keeper comes in to be Aberdeens No1. At 36 he's not longed for this world but hopefully it will give me 2 season to pick up a long term replacement


    Michal Soldan - MC
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    This is my signing of the summer. Was looking at right Back Kiri when i went into his former teams eventually stumbling across Brno where i found this gem unsigned in the team. He'll go right into my starting team ahead of some much bigger names.


    Simon Cziommer - MC
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    One of those players who will have to fight to get in the engine room Cziommer. Sitting on a free after being let go by Vitesse in the summer. Starting to reach his later days so may only get 2 season at pittodrie, Especially if Soldan works out.


    Michael Feisthammel - FW
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    You can't beat German efficacy especially when it comes to strikers! Feisthammel might not be great yet but he will be my project for the season. Improve his speed and he'll be ready for the SPL!




    Out


    6 players who were in the starting squad are no more!


    Chris Clark, Jamie Masson, Gavin Rae, Niall McGinn, Peter Pawlett and Jamie Langfield all sold to free up wages for the new players. Youth players departing were Craig Dugid and Matt McMahon




    Loans

    Storrie, Rose and Rumsby all leaving on loan for the season. Still hoping to flog Gary Naismith in the next month




    Summer Europa League games


    Europa League 2nd qualifier
    1st leg
    St Patricks Athletic 0-4 Aberdeen
    Bebe
    Fraser 2
    Vernon


    The stars of last years attack all chipped in to all but secure our progress


    Europa League 2nd qualifier
    2nd leg
    Aberdeen 0-0 St Patricks Athletic


    AGG
    Aberdeen 4-0 St Patricks Athletic
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    You'll notice I've not mentioned much about my aims for Europe. Well we've drawn Man Utd in the 3rd knock out round. How unfeasible is that!



    3rd Qualifier draw
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    Summer news


    Manager changes
    Nothing Major. Only one that will affect us is Ian McCall replacing Bollan at Livingston


    Ian McCall - Livingston
    Gary Bollan - Dunfermline
    Luis Aragones - Osasuna
    Lucio Spalletti - Inter
    Delio Rossi - Roma
    Jim Jefferies - St Mirren
    Rafa Benitez - Bayern Munich




    Top 10 transfers
    Marek Hamsik - Man City - £38.5m
    Gareth Bale - Man Utd - £31.5m
    Andre Schurrie - Tottenham - £25m
    Mats Hummels - Arsenal - £22m
    Toby Alderweireld - Bayern Munich - £21.5m
    Tomas Vermaelen - Barcelona - £19.75m
    Giuliano - Benfica - £18.25m
    Zoran Tosic - Tottenham - £15.5m
    Christian Benitez - Fulham - £15.25
    Davide Santon - Liverpool - £13.5m

    Top SPL Transfers
    Guess who has all the money?

    Robert Snodgrass - Celtic - £7m
    Kaya Semih - Celtic - £4.8m
    Etien Velikonja - Celtic £3.9m
    Conner Pepper - Dundee Utd - £1.1m
    Murray Davidson - Celtic - £725k
    Darren McGregor - Dundee Utd - £700k
    Aaron Doran - Dundee Utd - £350k
    Scott Boyd - Motherwell - £275k




    First team 2013

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    Except the Goalkeeper and the two center midfielders oh and Robertson taking over as left back from the aging Gary Naismith its the same team as last season


  44. gogogo golem
    Modern Day Legend
    Just read this and you're doing very well.

  45. Big tie against United - the paint job is amazing too ! Good luck there though
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  46. Quote Originally Posted by CantGetEnoughOfJelavic View Post
    Big tie against United - the paint job is amazing too ! Good luck there though
    Thanks mate! Took about 20 minutes each to do!

    Thanks guys!. Got a few months to throw up



  47. August



    Out of Europe as Man Utd teach us a lesson
    After a flying start we go goal shy at the end of the month
    Our striker Feisthammel is the top scorer at the U19 European championships

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    Fixtures




    Ross County 0-3 Aberdeen
    Vernon 3


    Vernon got the start with my two young strikers both injured and made a lot of noise to keep the striker spot with that performance




    Man Utd 4-1 Aberdeen - Europa League 3rd qualifier 1st leg
    Vernon


    Impossible to believe but we took the lead at Old Trafford and had our 10 minutes of fame before Man Utd equalized and then took the lead with a penalty in stoppage time in the first half. The second half was 1 way traffic with United making chance after chance easing to a 4-1 win and a big step towards the 4th round




    Aberdeen 0-1 Man Utd - Europa League 3rd qualifier 2nd leg


    Agg
    Man Utd 5-1 Aberdeen


    It was starting to look like we were going to get a result of some kind when with 12 minutes left Van Persie broke our hearts and scored the only goal of the game




    Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell


    Both sides were fighting for the title last season and on performance we looked far and away the better team but similar to last season we couldn't put the game away. Vernon made his 100th Aberdeen appearance




    Hearts 2-1 Aberdeen
    O'G


    This was our most disheartening result of the season so far. Never looked like getting anything and the fact our only goal was a O'G says it all. Ryan Jacks 100th appearance




    Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
    Milsom
    Fraser


    If hearts was Disheartening then this was something else. Dundee almost escaped with a point but thankfully Ryan Fraser was feeling inspired and dragged the 3 points our way




    Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock


    Scott Vernon is such a prick! Started the season with such promise and has been dire since!






    League
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    Not quite the start we were looking for with two very disappointing home 0-0 draws standing out






    Player of the Month

    Scott Vernon
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    Despite having a awful end to the month his goals at the start left us in the top half of the table






    Transfers


    Aberdeen
    Rangers youngster Derek Sneddon moves up in the world to join the Dons
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    Stephen Hughes was sold to Kilmarnock for £60k


    Gary Naysmith joins Livingston on loan while youngster Kris Vigures joins St Johnstone on loan to get some match experience


    Main transfers - End of the Transfer Window
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    SPL
    Mamadou Diakite - Motherwell - £525k
    Stephen Hendrie - Inverness - £400k
    Nigel Hasselbaink - Kilmarnock - £300k



  48. September



    Great start to the month by drawing at parkhead
    Awful performances through the rest of the month in the league as the results got worse.
    Comfortably beat Hamilton to reach the quarter finals against St Johnstone




    Fixtures




    Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
    Vernon


    Celtic have come on leaps and bounds from last season and had so many opportunity to put this game to bed but we somehow held on to get a point from parkhead




    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone


    Read all the other 0-0 draws we've had this season




    Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen - League Cup 3rd round
    Soldan
    Sneddon


    16 years and 142 day old David Sneddon becomes Aberdeens youngest ever goalscorer




    Hibs 2-0 Aberdeen


    First league defeat of the season but certainly not our first poor performance.






    League
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    Got a big point against Celtic but then inexcusably threw away 2 against St Johnstone and then were outplayed by Hibs to mark a poor end to a poor month



    Player of the Month
    Alex Manninger
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    Looks past the Hibs game he was the one reliable player we had.



  49. October



    Thanks to Soldan and Manninger i win manager of the month
    Will go to Hampden for a second season in a row after beating St Johnstone. Will play Hearts in February
    Neil Sullivan gets a game for Livingston aged 43 and 244 days




    Fixtures




    Livingston 2-3 Aberdeen
    Soldan 3


    Only the set piece skills of Soldan kept us from an embarrassing defeat! Our first win in 5 league games




    Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee Utd
    Considine
    Cziommer


    That was better. Got a huge assist from Richie Ryan for getting sent off just after we took the lead




    Aberdeen 0-0 Inverness CT


    Sigh!




    St Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen - League Cup Quarter finals
    Soldan






    League
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    Our form improves slightly. Defense seems to be bolted, except against Livingston. If our forwards start scoring then we'll be dancing






    Player of the Month
    Michal Soldan
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    The young Czech midfielder seems to be settling in and adding goals to his game. Hopefully others will follow his lead in November!



  50. November



    At last an unbeaten month!
    Beat Hearts in battle for 2nd place
    Thumped Raith but only scored 2 goals



    Fixtures




    Aberdeen 2-0 Ross County
    Soldan
    Hayes


    Slowly were starting to look like we may have found some form. Very comfortable win for the first time this season




    Aberdeen 2-1 Hearts
    Sneddon
    Considine


    Poor Alex Manninger's long run of clean sheets went down the toilet with a utter blunder on half time. Luckily the Dons have started to remember how to score goals and a second half winner from captain Andy Considine was enough to lift us to second above the jambos




    Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
    Soldan


    Have to be pretty grateful for the point as we again fluffed our chances in front of goals




    Raith 0-2 Aberdeen - Scottish cup 4th round
    Cziommer
    Robertson


    Dominated the game like crazy and well worth our win






    League
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    Badabingbadaboom! Were back. Playing very well at the moment if not perfect in front of goal but that's something we can work on! Already settle into a fight for 2nd as Celtic are already 10 points up the road




    Player of the Month
    Michal Soldan
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    He won SPL young player of the month and continued to score for fun in the SPL

    Last edited by stonecold; 16/11/2012 at 07:00 PM.

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