'Predictable but understandable', 'Congratulations Hibernian', 'Big gamble': Aberdeen fans react to board statement backing Derek McInnes

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack gave his public assurance to Dons boss Derek McInnes in a statement last night.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes ahead of a Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Motherwell. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes ahead of a Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Motherwell. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Listing achievements under the Pittodrie boss, the chairman urged the support to back the team through the second half of the season and their quest for a European place.

But the fans were mixed in reaction – and shared their concerns.

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@StuartFarquhar: “Everything geared towards European qualification... Futile and pointless; we can’t even make it through the qualifiers. A 10-month league campaign to deliver a couple of ties against Euro nomads, with little monetary return. Where’s the silverware?”

@fut_maverick: “Let's see if you're 100% behind him at the end of the month when a European spot is a distant memory.”

@Glen_AFC: “Congratulations to Hibernian on finishing third.”

@Traore_Szn: “We all bought into your vision of making this club great again, didn’t know your vision would be scared to make changes that will actually make a difference.”

@MartinG52016275: “We expect to be served up football that doesn’t bore us to death and make out eyes bleed.”

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

@viola16: “As expected. This season was written off ages ago. Covid, financial black hole, etc. Entertaining football can wait, it's all systems go for that third place everyone craves.”

@archiefyfe1: "I am not one of the many who wants Derek replaced. All I look for is decent football and an occasional trophy. This season Celtic are all over the place and Rangers are flattering to deceive.Yet we are quite happy to finish third.”

@pedross1973: “Reading between the lines there is a concern there and next 5 matches are massive but i think if last 5 games are repeated it could be a financial disaster and might have to hold on to him until his contract is out in 2022.”

@Jim_B_71: “Not what many expected but I think this is no more than a holding statement. Not a chance I’m reviewing my DNA or ST in the summer if there’s no change. Won’t be the only one.”

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes (L) and Ross McCrorie during a training session at Cormack Park (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

@sangsterdaniel1: “No backbone to anyone at this football club, surely the chairman being a fan can see how bad it really is.”

@aberdeenskipper: “Predictable, but understandable at the same time. A poor defeat to St.Mirren on Saturday and there’ll be another statement quicker than you can say Calvin Zola.”

@BeKindMore: “Some so called fans don’t remember how we were before McInnes, careful what you wish for. Calderwood, McGhee, Skovdahl, we were tragic.

@GrantHeath95: “Whilst I don’t agree with the manager I respect the board coming out and addressing the issue. Fingers crossed the season ends on a high.”

@oorscottish: “We have three new strikers in the door. All of them mobile and good with the ball on the deck. That's what the fans want. We got rid of Cosgrove and Main and can now play through the team instead of long. That's what the fans want. Give it a chance.”

@paulpat1979: “100% behind DM, players need to give themselves a good shake. Sick of hearing the so called Dons faithful slating the manager. Don’t see Liverpool fans throwing toys out the pram. All teams have poor run of form. Keep chin up Del and go prove them all wrong.”

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