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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2018, 06:15:50 PM »
  Just back   -    Always nice to beat that shower,and we did so without being on top form.Game started off like a typical Hearts game, ....physical with the ball up in the air more often than not,so it was a bit of a relief when Sam opened the scoring with a very well placed header and they were forced to try and play fitba.
    To be fair they knocked the ball about quite well but carried little goal threat.Us on the other hand,I think we could have added to our tally if we'd moved the ball quickly on the deck more up front when they seemed to be winning the aerial battle.
   Mcginn,McKenna,Logan and Cosgrove all good.McLennan seems to have a good game then a bad game,so hope he turns it on v Celtic,cos he was poor today.
     Good win though, COYR
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2018, 07:44:38 PM »
Clean sheet, 3 points and the majority of Hearts players going down the road bumped and bruised, a very good day at the office.

Got off to a fantastic start. Sam Cosgrove is literally the best Striker in the League at this current time, on his form.

He was excellent again today, utterly battered Berra & Haring. McKenna & Considine dealt with MacLean & Naismith with ease, midfield were excellent also.

I almost jizzed everywhere when I saw Gleeson coming on  :rofl: You could see the calming influence he brought to the middle of the park when Hearts were getting a grip of the game, completely changed with his introduction, but a special mention to him for the venom he showed when Naismith looked to kick/stamp young Ferguson, he went mental and flew for Naismith and then ripped into Olly Lee, I can't tell you how proud that makes me feel, when I see our players stand up for each other like that, he took zero prisoners, and Cosgrove also looks like he takes zero shit from anyone, important attributes like that can help against a team like Hearts.

Sincerely hope that isn't the last we see of Max Lowe, but it would be rather ironic that Derby have called him back due to injuries, only to get injured himself. But hope he makes the next 2 games and goes on his merry way, he can proud of his time here.


I thought it was the penalty that changed the game, not gleeson. In the second half we were clearly second best to that point. Penalty pumped us up and really deflated hearts. Had we not gotten it I felt the equalizer was coming. Good win though, no complaints from me.

Curious about Lowe, was DM looking at a midfield and the options he has with Shinnie as left back?

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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2018, 07:47:13 PM »
Heard Levein on radio after match saying Hearts should have had 2 penalties, really ? :o  Thought our back 4 were superb today & big Joe made a great save 1st half.   Hope Lowe's injury isn't too bad as we could do with him on Wednesday.
Big 3 points today, & big Sam just keeps improving, his 1st goal was a really cracking header.  Young Dean looked a bit lost when he came on & Gleeson looked much more assured.
Naismith really is a little nyaff & how their no.5 stayed on the park is a mystery :dunno:

Always good to beat this horrible club :thumbsup:

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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2018, 08:36:47 PM »
I was a bit puzzled when we threw on Gleeson for May but with hindsight made perfect sense as we were second best at that time, Hearts were passing the ball around well albeit with no great end product (and Mitchell's attempted shot that ended up doing out for a throw in 10 yards behind where he shot from was comedy gold  :laughing:). Gleeson allowed young Campbell to play a bit further forward taking him out of the firing line. Just a pity Gleeson cannot last longer than an hour before running out of gas as you can see he does have a bit of quality about him.

May, Ferguson, Logan, McKenna all excellent.....Joe also worth a mention, didn't have a lot to do but kept us ahead with a great save first half when Hearts cut us open with a free kick (MacLean really should have scored though). But Cosgrove again gets m.o.m for his goals and all round performance. Can really see his confidence growing with every game and hopefully he can cause the Dhims a few problems on Boxing Night.

Shame about Lowe's injury, really hope it doesn't stop him playing in what would be his final 2 games. If he really is crocked then I hope he can at least come on to the pitch at the end of the Celtic game so he can take a final bow  in front of the home fans. I think this boy will be in the England set up within 2 years and playing at a far bigger club than Derby.

Results elsewhere generally suited us too. Hopefully the fermers can do us a wee turn tomorrow as well.

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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2018, 09:43:50 PM »
Nice wee bit of bite in DM's postmatcher in response to leviwn think hertz shoulda had 2 pens.  "hearts always think they should be getting pens"
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2018, 09:53:12 PM »
Well first things first. Hearts are a fucking horrible footballing team, also a horrible club with horrible supporters, but footballing wise they are a joke.

I thought we did well today, stood up to the hammer throwers all over the park and that first goal from Cosgrove inside 2 minutes was excellent, but I do have to admit when he picked the ball up for the penalty I thought he was going to miss, but shows once again I know sweet FA, he put it away with aplomb.  Cosgrove was really superb today, battled hard, won the ball more often than not and distributed it well also and was generally a menace to them all afternoon, took no shit from the scummy bastards either, but non of our players did.

Although I wasn't jizzing myself at his introduction I thought Gleeson came on and saved the game for us, the reason for this was at that point we had replaced Lowe with Campbell and Hearts were really overpowering us in the middle of the park, but when Gleeson came on he offered the experienced head which was badly needed and took a load of pressure off the two young loons alongside him, he also produced a couple of really good passes, hopefully he may get some more game time and prove to be the player we thought we were going to get in the summer.

I was only surprised Hearts had 10 players left on the pitch, they were very lucky not to have had a red card earlier, some of their tackling was terrible and only in Scotland would a ref give a performance that bad and not face some kind of punishment, but yet again Levein still thinks they were hard done by, fuck knows what game he was watching.

Well done to the players today though, they stood up and took no shit from the dirty bastards and got the all important three points, I would like to know why Shinnies 'goal' was chalked off as their keeper certainly wasn't impeded and I had a good view of it sitting in the Merkland end.

I hope we get to see Max Lowe back before he is offski.

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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2018, 10:15:55 PM »

I thought it was the penalty that changed the game, not Gleeson. In the second half we were clearly second best to that point. Penalty pumped us up and really deflated hearts. Had we not gotten it I felt the equalizer was coming. Good win though, no complaints from me.

Curious about Lowe, was DM looking at a midfield and the options he has with Shinnie as left back?

Not so sure LA, we were clearly being over run in the middle, he was introduced and immediately we started getting back up the pitch, dictating the midfield, then we win a penalty 10 minutes later. He definitely made a positive impact when he came on.
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2018, 10:17:15 PM »
Well first things first. Hearts are a fucking horrible footballing team, also a horrible club with horrible supporters, but footballing wise they are a joke.

I thought we did well today, stood up to the hammer throwers all over the park and that first goal from Cosgrove inside 2 minutes was excellent, but I do have to admit when he picked the ball up for the penalty I thought he was going to miss, but shows once again I know sweet FA, he put it away with aplomb.  Cosgrove was really superb today, battled hard, won the ball more often than not and distributed it well also and was generally a menace to them all afternoon, took no shit from the scummy bastards either, but non of our players did.

Although I wasn't jizzing myself at his introduction I thought Gleeson came on and saved the game for us, the reason for this was at that point we had replaced Lowe with Campbell and Hearts were really overpowering us in the middle of the park, but when Gleeson came on he offered the experienced head which was badly needed and took a load of pressure off the two young loons alongside him, he also produced a couple of really good passes, hopefully he may get some more game time and prove to be the player we thought we were going to get in the summer.

I was only surprised Hearts had 10 players left on the pitch, they were very lucky not to have had a red card earlier, some of their tackling was terrible and only in Scotland would a ref give a performance that bad and not face some kind of punishment, but yet again Levein still thinks they were hard done by, fuck knows what game he was watching.

Well done to the players today though, they stood up and took no shit from the dirty bastards and got the all important three points, I would like to know why Shinnies 'goal' was chalked off as their keeper certainly wasn't impeded and I had a good view of it sitting in the Merkland end.

I hope we get to see Max Lowe back before he is offski.

 :rofl: Definitely over the top, but I was genuinely pleased for him, he definitely made a positive contribution when he came on.
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2018, 12:27:12 AM »
Nice wee bit of bite in DM's postmatcher in response to leviwn think hertz shoulda had 2 pens.  "hearts always think they should be getting pens"

   :laughing:   good stuff. He's absolutely right.

Really wanted to go today but couldnt make it unfortunately, but that is a brilliant result today. We've come a cropper at this time of the season in these matches in recent years, especially in front of big home crowds which makes today even better.

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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2018, 11:31:37 AM »
 Campbell didnt get enough of the ball to judge.MacLennan was out of sorts,whether it was Hearts physicality or just not up enough for it generally.Need him in the mood on Boxing day
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2018, 04:52:56 PM »
credit to Cosgrove, been written off by many ( including me) but he is on fire at the moment.
Nobody else was taking the penalty.

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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2018, 04:57:10 PM »
credit to Cosgrove, been written off by many ( including me) but he is on fire at the moment.
Nobody else was taking the penalty.

MOTM : McKenna, fuckin immense.

McKenna was a rock, in fact the whole defence was really good.

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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2018, 10:27:16 PM »
may is making cosgrove runs channels ball in box and guess what striker in box... cosgrove on own will never work, his header was imperious , glad proved half wrong.. now naismith cunt , hearts may have had 1-2 pens but were shite ... the selection and line up for celtic could be challenging if lowe out
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2018, 12:10:51 AM »
Any more views on how Campbell played?

Was a bit baffled when he was chosen to come on initially, and it was clear we were losing the battle quickly after his introduction - think that’s why we saw Gleeson brought on so soon afterwards. Wouldn’t want to judge Campbell when he’s being thrown into that environment, it was a pretty brutal encounter at that point.
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
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« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2018, 12:35:27 PM »
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2018, 12:45:00 PM »
Levein is correct. McGinn definitely conceded a stupid penalty through sheer clumsiness and McKenna's was soft as fuck. He made the most of a wee shove in the back. We got lucky with those two decisions. Hearts were hard done by.
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2018, 02:21:17 PM »
They could have had 2 pens, but the better team on the day won.

Naismith could have been sent off also, all ifs and buts.
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Re: Dons - Hearts - Sat 3PM
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2018, 08:16:34 PM »
Levein is correct. McGinn definitely conceded a stupid penalty through sheer clumsiness and McKenna's was soft as fuck. He made the most of a wee shove in the back. We got lucky with those two decisions. Hearts were hard done by.

Were they fuck  rs, there was nothing wrong with our disallowed goal & Naismith should have been red carded all day long. They should probably have had one pen & McKennas was a pen.