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Offline Ten Caat

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Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2019, 05:48:57 PM »
The commentators on Premier Sports mentioned during the game that viewers can expect word of more Scottish teams' European games by Monday. Obv at that point sevco and Killie still had to play their games and Killie ( :laughing:) are now obviously out....Along with the numpties who had already booked their flights and accommodation for Belgrade I think that was the game Premier intended to put out live purely on logistical grounds (Belgrade much closer and far more travel options than Tbilisi). I've not checked about sevco….are they at home or in Luxembourg for their first leg?

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Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
« Reply #61 on: July 19, 2019, 06:38:58 PM »
A little surprised at the criticism and negativity. That was a typical DM performance, manage the game and see it out. Tactically went a little more defensive with Campbell ahead of Wright, and we didn’t play with the same attacking pace or urgency we saw last week. Job done and if Sam could have taken chances 3-4 to 1 would not have been unfair tonight.

I’m not an Ash fan but he was fine tonight. My only criticism is Sam and his missed chances. Thought Dean Campbell played well, got a lovely tough and sorry, plays like Ryan Jack. Pretty sure Gallagher was told to be less aggressive going forward tonight so we didn’t see many lung bursting runs. Again, job done.

I also think the surface played a factor, both in team selection and play during the game. No need to go all out and risk injury when the game is under control. Next week I hope to see Leigh, Funso, and Bryson and wonder how much of an effect the last two will have in midfield. We need to boss teams in there and Gallagher and Ferguson are a little blood and guts and will the new guys bring greater creativity.

Still not sure of Ferguson's role but you may see him and Bryson switch between holding and attacking mid. Also, and many apologies, but I do see Ferguson a bit in the Scott Brown mold.

Spot on, exactly what I expected from DMC, we had plenty of firepower as shown in first leg, but he went a bit more cautious just to make it exciting. I’d love to see us play with 4 attacking midfielders this year ( like last week )but I can’t see him dropping Ferguson or Ojo. To be honest I’m not that excited about Bryson playing in front of those 2. Think it’d be pretty flat. I’d prefer one sitting with four of mcginn, gallagher,hedges, Wright, McLennan and Bryson in front of them. I’m nit sure we’ll be brave enough.

P.s will Wilson get a chance to play striker this year?

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Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
« Reply #62 on: July 19, 2019, 08:07:56 PM »
Spot on, exactly what I expected from DMC, we had plenty of firepower as shown in first leg, but he went a bit more cautious just to make it exciting. I’d love to see us play with 4 attacking midfielders this year ( like last week )but I can’t see him dropping Ferguson or Ojo. To be honest I’m not that excited about Bryson playing in front of those 2. Think it’d be pretty flat. I’d prefer one sitting with four of mcginn, gallagher,hedges, Wright, McLennan and Bryson in front of them. I’m nit sure we’ll be brave enough.

P.s will Wilson get a chance to play striker this year?

I think we may see an older Bryson sit behind a more attack minded Ferguson, but also I think we may see one holding mid in Fonso behind those two in a bit more of a 4-1-4-1.

Wilson isn’t fit yet, DM sees him as a wide player who can also play up top if we decide to go with two forwards. He’ll push McGinn, Hedges, and McLennan for playing time, but I also think with both mcginn and hedges having past injuries he’ll get his chances when he’s fit (which in itself has its doubts with his previous injuries.)

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Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2019, 01:19:20 AM »
Possible opponents in the QR3 draw (being made Monday). We're in group 4.

PSV Eindhoven / Basel
Connah's Quay Nomads / Partizan
Flora Tallinn / Eintracht Frankfurt
Rijeka
Jeunesse Esch / Vitoria SC

If Aberdeen beat PSV/Basel, Partizan or Frankfurt, they would be seeded for the playoff round (according to someone who has been working it out).

So Partizan would appear the best tie for us.

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Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2019, 08:38:19 AM »
That's a pretty horrific list. I'm not even sure Partizan would be a good draw for us. Surely Vitoria would be better?

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Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2019, 05:10:17 PM »
I do think for us to reach the group stages we will have to beat a team that on paper we’re certainly not meant to beat. I think if we get by the next round we want a team who is in preseason, not a team who is fit and in mid season form. I’d rather avoid Rijeka who’d certainly be on a revenge mission, going Dutch or German may be cool but still a weaker team if there is one helps.

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Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2019, 03:47:26 PM »
That's a pretty horrific list. I'm not even sure Partizan would be a good draw for us. Surely Vitoria would be better?

The thinking was more that Partizan are seeded for the play-off round, so we could have taken their seeding and had an easier draw.