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Aberdeen - Stand Free

Started on 3 February 2014 by smythy97
Latest Reply on 18 February 2014 by smythy97
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Hello guys, my name is Kieran Smyth, I am 16 years old and this is my first story on FM Scout so I apologies if it is not some of the best work that has been seen on this website but I will do my best to juggle school and this to consistently update you on what will be a very long story. The team I shall take over is Aberdeen FC

Aberdeen is a club who were formed in 1903, they have won 4 league titles, 7 Scottish Cups and along with Celtic, are the only 2 teams to never be relegated from Scotland's top flight. However in recent years, Aberdeen have struggled and for a club of their stature, they need a vast improvement. My goals as Aberdeen head coach is very simple.

- To take Aberdeen back into the top 6 for the first time since 2008/09

- To take Aberdeen back into Europe for the first time since 2009/10

- To take Aberdeen into top 2 for the first time since 1993/94

- To win the league for Aberdeen for the first time since 1984/85

- To get Aberdeen into first cup final since 2000

- To get Aberdeen first major silverware since 1996 (Scottish League Cup)

- To get Aberdeen Scottish Cup for the first time since 1990

Aberdeen are a sleeping giant in Scottish Football who now with the correct balance of experience and youth can now take Scottish Football by storm. I aim to have Aberdeen in Europe in the first year, have finally won a cup for Aberdeen within 2 years, dethrone the Old Firm as Scotland's top side within 3 years, establish Aberdeen as a major European side withing 4-5 years and before 6-7 years, Aberdeen will have won the Champions League and become the best side in Europe. So to sum up, what I'm trying to do is turn Aberdeen into a formidable side just like Sir Alex Ferguson did but I aim to go 1 better and win the Big Cup of Europe. I hope you enjoy my first story.
Looks good mate, I will definitely be following


Aberdeen have sacked Derek McInnes after only 86 days in charge of the club. The shock announcement was made by chairman Stewart Milne after the club's AGM on Monday. Milne, who had been talking about the club's need for financing, the club's new squad and the need for improvement on the pitch based on recent years, finished the meeting with the shock news that Derek McInnes had been relieved of his duties.

"I would like to personally thank Derek for his work he done in his short period in charge of the club as a new era dawns for not only the club, but the city of Aberdeen itself" said Milne. Milne added "However, I also believe that a new era at Aberdeen should begin with a new man at the helm which is why I have decided to relieve Derek of his duties as manager of Aberdeen Football Club".

Terry Butcher is favorite to land the Dons job, while Stuart McCall and Neil Warnock are also in the frame for the job.


Aberdeen have shocked the footballing world by becoming the first professional club to hand the top job to a teenager.

Kieran Smyth, a 16 year old from Glasgow was hired by Stewart Milne to take over from Derek McInnes, who had been sacked earlier in the week. The youngster spoke with BBC Scotland's Rob MacLean and told of his shock of obtaining the job.

"I sent in an application just saying that my passion for the Scottish game was the reason I should get the job obviously for a joke. I never in my wildest dreams expected not only Stewart Milne to actually phone me but to offer me the Aberdeen job". Smyth then added "I guess that I cannot turn down this opportunity, whether it was a joke or not. I might be young but that application spoke of my footballing passion which I hope to bring into my tenure here at this great club".
A good start to the story! You rarely see any stories based on Scottish clubs so I think this one is definitely one to follow because of originality!
@PJGrieve7 - thanks, great to have someone following my story, I really appreciate that and I will do my best to be successful
@Jamesg237 - thanks, I also find Scottish stories a rarity to come by on FM websites so I thought of doing it as I am Scottish and Aberdeen is one of the big teams who have been poor in recent years. Hope you enjoy it
Good luck :)
@pompeyblue - thanks man, I've been really enjoying your Cardiff & Portsmouth stories



Jamie Langfield
Nicky Weaver


Russell Anderson
Joe Shaughnessy
Chris Clark
Josh Magennis
Mark Reynolds
Andrew Considine
Michael Hector
Ryan Jack
Clark Robertson


Willo Flood
Jamie Masson
Barry Robson
Peter Pawlett
Nicky Low
Gregg Wylde
Jonny Hayes


Niall McGinn
Cammy Smith
Scott Vernon
Calvin Zola
Looks a strong squad mate, good luck
@PJGrieve - thanks, just finalising 1 or 2 signings for cover in certain positions but the squad should exceed current expectations of mid-table finish. Should have pre-season campaign and manager verdict done soon.

DONE DEAL: Berry Powel watched Aberdeen's 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the AMEX Stadium before completing his transfer to the Dons

Aberdeen completed the signing of Dutch striker Berry Powel on a free transfer, the first signing under the Kieran Smyth era.

The 33 year old, who previously had spells with clubs such as Elche, Groningen, ADO Den Haag and Millwall, was at the AMEX Stadium to watch Aberdeen's 2-1 friendly match defeat to Brighton. The Dutch international traveled back up with the squad to have a medical before putting pen to paper on a 2 year deal.

"I am delighted to be able to join up with the great squad Aberdeen currently have and I hope to make a positive impact here" Powel said. Powel also described how the ambition of Aberdeen was also key in signing for the Scottish Premiership side. "I heard what aims the manager has for this club and it got me excited to think I could be part of such an exciting project at this stage of my career".

Powel could be joined at Pittodrie by Portuguese striker Nuno Gomes, who is currently a free agent and Manuel Pascali, who is due to have a medical with Aberdeen over the next few days to finalise a season long loan from Kilmarnock.

JULY 2013

Aberdeen 1 - 3 Montpellier

Emanuel Herrera - (21)
Siaka Tiene - (68)

Jonny Hayes - (72)
Emanuel Herrera - (89)

Brighton 2-1 Aberdeen

Jake Forster-Caskey (39)
Niall McGinn (49)
Kazenga LuaLua (92)

Melbourne Knights 0-4 Aberdeen

Jamie Masson (21)
Peter Pawlett (35)
Scott Vernon (63)
Cammy Smith (87)

RC Lens 0-0 Aberdeen

Sparta 2-2 Aberdeen

Wouter De Bree (44)
Berry Powel (55)
Arne Koevermans (81)
Peter Pawlett (95)

Oakleigh Cannons 0-5 Aberdeen

Jamie Masson (2)
Scott Vernon (27)
Peter Pawlett (38)
Peter Pawlett (63 pen)
Andrew Considine (68)


It has been one of the most historic months in the history of Aberdeen Football Club with my appointment to the post of Aberdeen manager. I have seen positives and negatives in this squad over 6 games in preparation for the new league season. The Montpellier and Brighton games did not get us off to the best of starts but that's the beauty of having friendlies, they are used to gel teams together which we needed to do over a few games. Positive performances over the next 4 games was excellent and it helped me to look at what formation suits this group of players in time for the start of the Scottish Premiership.

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Has to be Peter Pawlett. Scored the most goals over the course of these friendlies and performed exceptional in several areas of the park which give us a more versatile player in Peter, who can only improve from here on in. Will be very key over the course of this campaign.
a great start for a first story, keep it up.
Nice story, mate, some good results in pre-season!

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