Local authorities throughout the land have been grinding them into rubble for years.
Aberdeen are struggling to score goals and, although the transfer window is open and they could bring somebody in, more needs to come from those already at Pittodrie.
The starting gun has already been fired in the race to tell Scotland how poor, how small, how weak and how useless it is.
Willie Miller column: Aberdeen fans have right to be unhappy – but Derek McInnes can still lead team to third and Scottish Cup run
Derek McInnes is more than capable of bringing more consistency and success to Aberdeen.
As someone once dubbed the biggest gossip in town, I’m fair strugglin’.
Okay, I admit it. I haven’t taken this Covid business seriously enough; until now.
Willie Miller column: Better Aberdeen display against Rangers, but record against Glasgow two at home must improve
Aberdeen’s performance in defeat to Rangers was better than their last two displays against the Gers – but ultimately the outcome was the same.
If I was told I had to drive to a field in Dyce at 3am on a wild and stormy Saturday morning to get a Covid-19 vaccine, I would be there without a second’s hesitation.
Scott Wright indicating he wants to leave Aberdeen is disappointing news.
Thanks to Black Monday, it was tatties-ower-the-side to oor happy new year wishes.
A member of Parliament has been arrested, partygoers around the country have been heavily fined and even two mountaineers were penalised by the plods – all for breaking Covid restrictions.
Willie Miller column: Keeping Greg Leigh and getting Marley Watkins back would be good January business for Aberdeen
With the transfer window open Derek McInnes will be hoping to bolster what is already a strong Aberdeen squad.
I am determined to do something in 2021 I’ve never achieved before... keep my New Year’s resolutions.
Aberdeen’s form in front of goal needs to improve having drawn a blank in two of their last three games.
Since most folk have probably had a very quiet Hogmanay, let me be one of the first to wish you a happy new year. And cripes, do we all need a good-news, healthy 2021.
Aberdeen play their final game of 2020 against Livingston tomorrow night and, in a year like no other, on the pitch, it has been a good year for the Dons.
Just three days left until we can finally put behind us the nightmare that is 2020.
I was saddened to learn of the death of my former team-mate Chic McLelland aged 63 on Boxing Day.
How was it for you? Whether you were with family and friends or on your own, I hope you had a happy, relaxing day.
It's that time of year again when columnists wish their readers – even those who can’t quite come to terms that the writer’s opinions may differ from theirs – a Merry Christmas.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas... well, as merry as you can make it.
Andy Considine continues to be a vital cog in the Aberdeen machine and that is likely to be the case for some time to come.
If Aberdeen can produce a fine run of festive form they can consolidate third place in the Premiership and continue to put pressure on Celtic in second.
I wish you a very early merry Christmas. That’s because there’s no EE next Friday, but my column will be in Saturday’s Boxing Day paper.
Is Nicola Sturgeon’s star, and with it support for the SNP, on the wane?
I expect any day now to see a coronavirus graph showing that the fewer days to Christmas, the higher the level of public recklessness.
Curtis Main’s performance against Ross County showed Aberdeen have good striking options beyond Sam Cosgrove.
Dave Cormack is right to keep putting forward the case to the Scottish Government for the return of fans.
What drama. Live on telly. William Shakespeare couldn’t have written it better. In fact, Oor Willie was responsible for the whole, amazing scenario and put himsellie at the centre of it.
I’ve always thought acting was quite a strange, precarious, but fun way to earn a living.