Date: 25th April 2008 at 9:23am
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Two years ago Aberdeen bought Dan Smith from Sunderland who had just been relegated from the Premiership. Could he be the answer to Aberdeen’s left back problems?

No. The Englishman has made a grand total of 11 appearances, most of which have been for only the last quarter of an hour. He has played for approximately 525 minutes, and on about 1000 pounds a week, that works out to be 198 pounds per minute on the park, meaning he’s practically played on a 17’500+ pound weekly wage.

When the news first broke that we’d signed him, the only thing anyone knew about him was 3 months previously he’d broken and disclocated Arsenal’s Abou Diaby’s ankle in an unthreatening position with the game already tied up for Arsenal in the 93rd minute. The tackle almost landed him in court and Arsene Wenger said he should not be allowed to play again until Diaby can. A month later he signed a 4 year deal with Sunderland, yet Aberdeen still got him for free.

However, with the Dons fans happy that a real ‘hard man’ was coming to the club, we were all rather disappointed when Smith turned out to be a complete pansy. Scared to put his feet where people would put their heads and all that.

Four of his 11 appearances have been in cup competition and I think that wraps it up.

More off the wage bill, now sign a decent player!