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Dave DonBon

By Robert Thomson

JIM GOODWIN believes Dave Cormack’s detractors have to accept that he put his money where his mouth is.

The Aberdeen chairman has come under fire recently, with Dons legend Willie Miller slamming him for making too many mistakes.

Cormack fired hit Derek McInnes and replaced him with Stephen Glass – before firing him within the year.

Goodwin was poached from St Mirren to rebuild Aberdeen and feels no one can criticize Cormack for not stepping up, financially and otherwise.

He said: “I don’t think anyone expects me to say anything negative about the president. All I can be is honest.

“The relationship that we are building and we are still in the very early stages of it is really strong and positive.

“I’ve been involved with clubs in the past where the presidents wanted to run things from the top down but didn’t really invest their own individual wealth in it.

“Mr Cormack invested millions of his own money. He could have stayed in America and invested in an MLS team, but his allegiances are here in Aberdeen, the city and the football club.

“He wants to give the people of Aberdeen a team they can be proud of. He’s had his hand raised for a mistake or two he’s made, but he’s determined to fix it.

“We both have very similar characteristics in that we want everything done yesterday.

“We’re both running out of patience, but when I get back to accountability and people take responsibility for their roles, the president did.

“There are a lot of clubs I’ve been to where fans criticize the club for not being transparent enough or not having enough dialogue with them.

“Nobody can label that to the president.

“He’s involved in all these fan groups where he sits and talks to them.”