Date: 23rd April 2008 at 6:56pm
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In the past Summer transfer market, the Dons made a number of head-turning, bring-back-the-stayaways signing. Notely Jackie McNamara.

Jackie made a name for hisself at Celtic, where he captained the team to the 2003 UEFA Cup final in Seville, where they lost 3-2 in extra time to Porto, then managed by none other than Jose Mourinho.

To be honest, I was excited about McNamara coming to Aberdeen. After all, we’d all seen what he achieved at Celtic. I had no idea how he’d done at Wolves apart from signing, getting injured about 3 days in and missing the rest of his first season.

There was all the usual talk when a legend/veteran comes to Aberdeen about their experience and how they can pass on their knowledge to the younger lads etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

But to put it rather briefly, he’s been terrible. I have been incredibly disappointed with him and I’m sure I’m speaking on behalf of the red army.

First of all, he’s past it. He doesn’t have the legs anymore. Against Queen of the South the linesman was chasing the defender faster than him and I mean it. He’s just too slow and that has cost us numerous goals this season.

Secondly, he’s just rubbish. This may be because he’s too slow but he’s just always caught out and in my opinion is slow at reading the game.

We have a better left back in Ricky Foster, who had his best season for us last season where he was played there. So why Calderwood has been moving Foster to midfield and slotting McNamara in at left back god only knows.

He had a year left on his contract but just a few days ago left Pittodrie by mutual consent, i.e. both parties realised he was crap.

Luckily for us that means we don’t owe him anything and that’s a massive some of money off the wage bill for the moment and could be used to improve offers for the likes of Lee Miller to persuade him to stay next season.

Ta-ra Jackie, you won’t be missed.