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Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:48:22 PM »
St. Mirren really are pish. We should be looking to get a very good scoreline in this one.  Have to go back to 22nd December for their last league victory.  I mean, if the arabs can beat them, we certainly can.

McKenna obviously out for this one, so will we see Devlin slot in alongside Consi or will Hoban slot in alongside him?  Logan needs benching, so i'd be tempted to try Hoban at RB just to give him  a kick up the arse, but that won't happen.


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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 08:17:43 PM »
We have pretty much schooled St Mirren this season, and there's literally no reason why that won't happen again. Fancy Cosgrove to continue his streak, will be absolutely disgusted if Hoban is dropped, I appreciate Devlin is back now and I understand his importance, but there's absolutely no chance that Hoban deserves to be dropped, personally I think it'll be as you were vs QOTS, although I am hoping May gets ditched for either Wilson, McGinn or McLennan.

Plump for 3-0 Dandies ( Cosgrove, Considine, GMS ) 
It's a math class, the whole deal. Just like every math class, there's a clown in the front, and everybody hates this clown because he raises his hand, he's answering all the questions. What do we do? Move on. Just fucking move on, ready or not. He's deciding we got to move on, he knows his math, I hadn't even figured out about Santa Claus yet.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 08:59:28 PM »
The 2 who really need dropping are Logan and GMS, although I think I've come to the realisation that May and Stewart are a combination that doesn't work and right now there is only going to be one winner for the starting position and it isn't SuperTramp. Agree Hoban must stay in the side, probably at Logan's expense but I wouldn't be concerned if Devlin stayed on the bench And perhaps got the last 30 to continue easing him back gently.

St Mirren really are tripe and a 3 goal win is the very least we should be aiming for.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 09:11:33 PM »
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 Prediction  -  Reluctantly coming to the conclusion that May and Stewart cant play in the same set up.I'd bench Logan and try Hoban at R/B as a wee wake up call.Surprised,and delighted at Sams purple patch,can see it continuing this Sat.   

    Dons to win 4 - 1   Sam,Stewart...2 fae May off the bench to unsettle KFP   :P


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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 10:25:47 PM »
In or Oot - In

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 Pre  -  Working

 Post -  Driving

 Prediction  -  Reluctantly coming to the conclusion that May and Stewart cant play in the same set up.I'd bench Logan and try Hoban at R/B as a wee wake up call.Surprised,and delighted at Sams purple patch,can see it continuing this Sat.   

    Dons to win 4 - 1   Sam,Stewart...2 fae May off the bench to unsettle KFP   :P


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Not at all Elgin min, he's a Dandy, I want him to succeed, I'd be delighted if he contributed a brace on Saturday  :thumbsup:
It's a math class, the whole deal. Just like every math class, there's a clown in the front, and everybody hates this clown because he raises his hand, he's answering all the questions. What do we do? Move on. Just fucking move on, ready or not. He's deciding we got to move on, he knows his math, I hadn't even figured out about Santa Claus yet.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 07:05:14 AM »
I'd play Stewart alongside Cosgrove and give him licence to roam, he is no good on the wing IMO.

I would ditch GMS and May from the starting 11 and bring in McGinn and McLennan, if Logan is injured, based on the fact he come off on Sunday due to an issue with what looked like his foot, then Devlin in for him and put Hoban at RB. I doubt he will ditch GMS though.

I'll go 3-1 us Cosgorve x2 & Stewart.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 07:43:20 AM »
This should be our most comfortable home win of the season as we are playing a rotten St Mirren side. As long as we approach the game in a professional manner then we should pick up the 3 points. Not keen on playing a left sided defender at right back but if Logan is injured and the other option is Ball then I guess we have to go with Hoban unless we go with a back 3 with McGinn and GMS as wing backs. If we did go 3 at the back it would allow us to play Stewart in a free role behind May and Cosgrove.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 09:34:11 AM »
Hoban is naturally right footed

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 10:01:21 AM »
Fuck sakes, read title, got a bit of a dribble on. opened thread.  anti-climax  :dunno:

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2019, 10:21:53 AM »
Hoban is naturally right footed

But has played most of his career at either left back or centre half.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2019, 10:46:58 AM »
But has played most of his career at either left back or centre half.

I didn't know that, that's interesting. I thought he looked very lacking when he played left back for us at the beginning of the season. Not shite by any stretch, but just stood at the wrong angle when marking his man and his left-footed clearances were a bit straight legged. Like when Considine plays right side of defence. Both still more than capable with their wrong fits (unlike likes of O'Connor last season) but just something about them being on that side clearly not comfortable. I think Hoban will fit quite nicely at right back like.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2019, 11:48:48 AM »
I get concerned with these players who can supposedly play in a number of different positions.  Playing full back and centre half require totally different attributes.  Russell Anderson is a prime example - he was mince at right back in his younger days then looked like a different player when moved into the middle.

Look at Logan and Lowe for example, both must be around 5'7 or 5'8 compared with Hoban who is much more of a centre back build at around 6'1.  Depends on what you want from your full backs of course and that may well depend on the opposition.

Logan offers much more going forward and you have to accept that he might make the odd balls up going the other way.  I watched Danny Rose play for Spurs the other week and thought he was absolutely phenomenal in his work rate, as is Andy Robertson at Liverpool.  Both great examples of the modern day full back but like Logan both of those are probably better on the front foot than defensively.

I would see nothing wrong in Hoban replacing Logan in a game where we need to be more defensive, like when Considine plays left back but don't see what benefit he would give over Logan in a game like St Mirren where it is creativity that we are after.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 12:06:01 PM »
I think it was on the assumption that Logan was injured after being taken off in the QOTS game. I actually think it is essential that the dons have players that can play in a number of different positions. Hoban is just a centre half who is half decent with the ball at his feet, which allows him to play midfield or right back. If we could sign him permanently, he'd be a vast improvement on Ball for example as he's a little bit stronger and even slightly more mobile.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 03:42:54 PM »
hoban 13% of games at lb most of which 14/15 season
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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 03:58:33 PM »
Even if Logan wasn't injured If still be advocating taking him out as a starter for 2 or 3 games anyway. His form has been sketchy at best and Hoban has been excellent since coming in. I agree with Rico that Hoban didn't look anything special at left back and it might be that the same applies at right back but we need to find out and one game wouldn't be enough to form an opinion.

I do hope we try to get Hoban in permanently in the summer but suspect he will prove to be out of our financial range salary wise. Our best hope is that clubs in England look at his injury record and decide he is too much of a risk.

It's also noticeable that Ball is getting no game time in recent weeks. The Stewart signing has allowed Ferguson to play deeper. However I do hope that DM is more thoughtful in his use of Ferguson for the rest of this season. By all accounts he was poor throughout December and it seemed everyone could see he was badly in need of a rest except our management team. He has been ok since the break but no more. Gleeson or Ball are competent replacements and need to be utilised in our "easier" games to give the loon a break.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 05:01:19 PM »
to play deeper. However I do hope that DM is more thoughtful in his use of Ferguson for the rest of this season. By all accounts he was poor throughout December and it seemed everyone could see he was badly in need of a rest except our management team. He has been ok since the break but no more. Gleeson or Ball are competent replacements and need to be utilised in our "easier" games to give the loon a break.

Ferguson played on Boxing Day and then did not play again until Stenhousemuir on 19th January, that's 24 days off - more than my summer holiday and easter holiday combined.  Tiredness in fitba players is nonsense, he should not be fatigued playing 26 games in six and a half months.  Callum McGregor has played 51 games already this season for Celtic alone never mind his Scotland games on top of that.   

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2019, 10:49:49 AM »
Hope to wake up to a good convincing victory, lads! Get in amongst it early doors and we should be fine.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2019, 03:41:10 PM »
Bad penalty given away by Cosgrove total brainfart. Iffy 10 minutes following it but now one way traffic once Ferguson equalised. McGinn should have put us in front a couple of minutes later but missed when scoring was easier. Need to make dominance count

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2019, 03:46:17 PM »
Hoban fucked. Really is made of glass.

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Re: Dons - Helen Mirren - sat
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2019, 03:48:06 PM »
Hoban stretchered off in tears....left knee gone again. If it's the cruciate again that's his season over