Author Topic: 4 (FOUR) Aberdeen F.C. Players in Scotland Squad  (Read 571 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Chris Frae Killie

  • Bench Warmer
  • ***
  • Posts: 108
  • Rating: 5
4 (FOUR) Aberdeen F.C. Players in Scotland Squad
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:34:03 AM »
Can anyone tell me the last time Aberdeen had 4 players  :o in the Scotland squad? 1980what? I'm sure some folk will have something negative to say  ::)   :hammer: but I'm just going to be proud and enjoy it!  ;D  :thumbsup:

Offline manc_don

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17243
  • Rating: 76
  • Hi Chris.
Re: 4 (FOUR) Aberdeen F.C. Players in Scotland Squad
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 03:31:40 AM »
It's great for the club and I'm very pleased for the players. My apathy is towards the general sfa and their set up. Not our players   :thumbsup:

Offline Lencarl

  • First Team Regular
  • ****
  • Posts: 783
  • Rating: 5
Re: 4 (FOUR) Aberdeen F.C. Players in Scotland Squad
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 10:06:04 AM »
IF all the four Aberdeen players play at the same time in a Scotland match I may watch the game. :thumbsup:
NEVER plan ahead.

Offline rocket_scientist

  • Club Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 6239
  • Rating: -162
Re: 4 (FOUR) Aberdeen F.C. Players in Scotland Squad
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 10:53:15 AM »
I don't get the being proud angle. It's great that Aberdeen players are considered to be amongst the best in the country but what if they're not very good, or the competition for places is particularly weak? The results over the last 20 years haven't been good enough and with the current set-up, manager and squad, it's highly unlikely that anything is going to change. Is that negative enough for you?

Devlin and McKenna have formed a great partnership in less than three months and it's great that they've been recognised, by a manager who used to play in that position for the same club. They thoroughly deserve their call ups and if it were me, I would play them together, no question.

Shinnie I feel sorry for. He's got an international class attitude. He's hungry and desperate to do well. He grafts and is a rare footballer who always gives 100%. But where do we play him? Even if he had been played at Left Back at Aberdeen, I don't think he would be picked ahead of Robertson (and Tierney getting a start in the same team as Robertson makes zero sense). Is he good enough in midfield to make any impact at international level?

GMS is a conundrum. During an impromptu sesh in the Masada on Wednesday between 4 and 8, I ran into an old mate. We used to play together, he's been going to Pittodrie for as long as I have and still goes to most of the away games. Where he loves GMS, I don't see him as an international class footballer but given the lack of genuine talent in the competition for places, I fully understand his selection. He can make things happen and has pace and great feet but if he's not good enough for Celtic, I can't see how he's going to be valuable for Scotland.

If Scotland ever do anything that anyone can be "proud of", I'll congratulate them. Whatever the composition of the squad, they're going to be nothing but an embarrassment for the foreseeable future for reasons that run deep and reasons that are fatal in my book, the neglect of the grass roots over decades being the biggest.

Ancient Sound, Modern Noise

Offline A llad insane

  • First Team
  • ***
  • Posts: 451
  • Rating: 10
Re: 4 (FOUR) Aberdeen F.C. Players in Scotland Squad
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 08:33:42 PM »
Started watching 5mns before ht, mainly to see how big Scott was getting on.
Good to see G.M.S & Shinnie on 2nd half, nice little back heel from Gary for consolation goal, game should have been played in Edinburgh or Aberdeen.
Portugal light years ahead of us,of course, so result no real surprise.