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Offline LA-Don

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St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:46:34 AM »
Given we’re not anywhere near consistent, surely we start a buzzing and full of confidence McLennan. While I’m not a fan, seems a smart choice

Lewis
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Obviously I expect Bryson to start with McGinn wide, and Connor comes on in the 87th minute, but I’m not a fan of Ojo Bryson and Ferguson all playing together, all huff and puff and not enough creativity in my opinion, but my opinion is certainly regularly the opposite of DM.

3-1, Cosgrove 2 (1 pen), McGinn.



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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 09:36:38 AM »
Agree with McLennan starting but for me it's Ferguson who should start this one on the bench rather than Bryson. Vyner did ok in the last game and despite McInnes' optimism of Logan being fit, I suspect discretion will be the better part of valour and he won't be risked to start.

For no obvious reason, St Johnstone regularly cause us problems that the gulf in finances really ought to mean they shouldn't so I'll be happy just to get past this one with a scrappy 1-0 win. However the Stevie May factor will also play a part in this game, he'll be desperate to get on the scoresheet and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if he does.


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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 02:04:39 PM »
Lewis
Logan Devlin Considine Leigh
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McLennan Bryson Hedges
Wilson
Cosgrove

Need to ditch this 2 sitting midfielders at home, although he won't. Bryson slowly but surely getting back to full fitness will hugely benefit us, and would like to see him further forward as opposed to being box to box, he's a goalscoring midfielder, who has the ability to unlock defences with a smart/clever pass etc... let Ojo protect the back 4 with the wide players also covering/helping. St Johnstone have been very, very poor, but they have a habit of putting in a strong performance against us and I expect more of the same.

Aberdeen 2 vs 1 St Johnstone ( Hedges, Cosgrove )
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: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 03:45:28 PM »
Oot.

I'll be taking in the delights of Linfield v Glentoran at Windsor Park.

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 04:25:23 PM »
Lewis
Logan Devlin Considine Leigh
Ojo
McLennan Bryson Hedges
Wilson
Cosgrove

Need to ditch this 2 sitting midfielders at home, although he won't. Bryson slowly but surely getting back to full fitness will hugely benefit us, and would like to see him further forward as opposed to being box to box, he's a goalscoring midfielder, who has the ability to unlock defences with a smart/clever pass etc... let Ojo protect the back 4 with the wide players also covering/helping. St Johnstone have been very, very poor, but they have a habit of putting in a strong performance against us and I expect more of the same.

Aberdeen 2 vs 1 St Johnstone ( Hedges, Cosgrove )

100% agree on the two holding mids but it ain’t happening with this manager.

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 04:41:24 PM »
I suppose you could argue that Ferguson does appear to get forward as often as allows, therefore would class him as a free role midfielder, but the majority of the time, he's beside Ojo, previously Shinnie/Ball etc... there's just no need for it, it's asking an awful lot of him. I think Ojo's position is a key one and I would play him ahead of Ferguson to be honest, and I'd also play Bryson ahead of Ferguson in the more advanced role, meaning we could play Main or Wilson beside or just off, Cosgrove, it would help the big man out a lot.
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: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 05:17:10 PM »
Bryson is a box-to-box midfielder. He's basically Shinnie's replacement. He'll sit alongside Ojo, providing the legs and coverage. Ferguson could play the advanced role, but in my opinion should be unrequired for a lot of bottom 6 home games and I'd give others a chance. At the very least, give others (Wright, Wilson) a good 30-40 minutes if we're winning games like happened against County (although, typically under McInnes, moving Wright 38 times in 35 minutes from left to right to centre and back again). Ferguson could easily interchange for Bryson or Ojo and vice versa (I don't think Ojo could play advanced) to give more flexibility and keep all three happy if required. I think that the three of them should play together for the harder games as I think that they're our best midfielders, but I think the 4-2-3-1 offers large scope for a behind-the-striker midfielder who doesn't really worry about defending.

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 12:33:38 PM »
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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2019, 01:49:15 PM »
Wright has done his cruciate and could be out for the rest of the season. 
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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 08:37:11 PM »
We win this, then i'll be happy. I'm not sure why these games always have to be absolute shit fests.

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2019, 11:38:00 PM »
I feel a sense of impending doom about facing may again but I'm hopeful the two weeks off will have been good for us.
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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 12:48:13 PM »
The return of proper fitba and no more international pish for a few weeks.

Who knows what kind of game it will be, but likely not one for the purists.

2-1 us, you just know May will score against us.

I would be glad to see the same team that started against Ross County.

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2019, 09:43:37 AM »
Firstly McGinn and Hedges have to start. Would not be risking Logan unless fully fit so would go with Vyner at right back despite not be convinced by him. Really should not need to be playing 3 holding midfielders at home to St Johnstone so would drop one from Ojo Bryson and Ferguson for an extra forward player. Saints fan in the work saying he is slight more optimistic about their prospects for the season following signings in last week of the window and return of players from injury. Think this might be a harder game than it would have been a few weeks ago.

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2019, 01:43:28 PM »

 About to head off.A bit breezy out there,hopefully means more ball on the deck(not sure it will happen though)

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2019, 03:03:49 PM »
In Greece, link anyone.
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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2019, 03:15:04 PM »
It's not even on the radio.

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2019, 03:20:27 PM »
In Greece, link anyone.
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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2019, 03:27:11 PM »
Hey, it works

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2019, 03:51:33 PM »
Really poor goal to lose, defence just switched off.  We were looking fairly good up until then

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Re: St. Johnstone at home, 3pm Saturday Sept 14
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2019, 04:57:28 PM »
more weapons grade pish
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