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Offline manc_don

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Saints - Dons - Sun
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:45:52 AM »
Really should be getting three points here, but our form is all over the shop and they've had some unlucky results against the bitches from the weeg.

Signing Kennedy doesn't alleviate all our problems, but hopefully mcinnes actually utilises him correctly though. We're in desperate need of creativity. Need to take some of the pressure of McGinn. He's too old to carry this team.

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 10:36:06 AM »
The last time I was at this "stadium" - a functional soulless box, almost identical to Hamilton's - we heard Clangers screaming from the other end of the pitch. He was bawling at McGinn who was having a mare. It was another abject performance from him but I was surprised that a teammate was calling him out. Then again, he may well have heard me five minutes earlier, my only outburst of the game, an unplanned and spontaneous one giving McGinn pelters after another inept losing of possession. I remember thinking why doesn't the manager drop McGinn as I assumed he had been rocketing his arse for a long line of thoroughly demotivated and pathetic performances, a really bad spell he was going through at the time.

It's on Sky. That's going to reduce the crowd to barely 3,000 I would've thought.
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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 01:19:11 PM »
Against my better judgement will probably head through tomorrow. If Kennedy is fit to play would like to see us going with Hedges and him on either flank and McGinn in the middle behind Cosgrove. Would try Ferguson and McGeough in the middle as no need for a defensive player like Ojo against St Mirren surely. Cash gate for away end tomorrow.

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2020, 03:21:11 PM »
We need a win tomorrow and a decent performance. Not sure about the signing of Kennedy as don't see him fitting into the way McInnes sets us up, but hopefully he will prove me wrong because we need someone with something to make this team tick and we are fairly rank.

St Mirren aren't a bad team at all and Goodwin has them playing decent football, so expect a tough game.

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 12:28:14 PM »
McInnes sticks with 3 similar centre midfielders because he doesn't want to drop one again. Expect a win, but another shitefest. Kennedy starts, which can only be an improvement on playing Gallagher there. Strikes me as very similar to hedges and mcginn. Can beat a man but doesn't quite have the pace to hit the byline like Hayes or even gms could. Expect a lot of cutting back and back again before crossing like mcginn does. Might suit Cosgrove if the crosses are good enough

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 01:19:55 PM »
The worst half of football I've watched on telly for a very long time. Unsurprisingly given that these are two dreadful teams, unable to execute the basics.

Tragically, Cosgrove and McGinn are considered two of Aberdeen's best footballers. Both were utterly inept in that first half and neither looked like a footballer. The gormless vacancy of both their expressions is a symptom of the emptiness of their heads. Fucking shite beyond shite.
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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 01:27:45 PM »
Plenty possession and a shedload of corners but apart from McKenna lashing one (deflected) over the bar, really not a great deal of note in an attacking sense. Kennedy been pretty poor so far but not getting much to work with. Lucky to go in to half time 0-0, McGeouch with a total brainfart attempting to pass back to Lewis without looking, intercepted by striker who should score but somehow hit the post.

Second game in a row we have been denied a stonewall penalty, Cosgrove blatantly pulled back in what seemed to be full view of the ref.

We have got the wind with us second half. Expect to see at least some efforts on goal from outside the box. Also expect Gallagher to replace Kennedy at around the 55-60 minute mark  :(

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 01:30:38 PM »
Yup, same shit different day. 3 center mids doing the job of 2. Against Motherwell Ojo was non existent, today it appears to be Ferguson so far. While we signed Kennedy and mcgeouch we didn’t/haven’t fixed our problem and were still crying out of a creative #10. As a result still way too much long hopeful shite balls that get us nothing.

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 01:31:08 PM »
At least McGinn is making the effort, trying to get into positions. He's not completing the passes however, although that's not helped by our entirely predictable setup and systemic lack of movement up front. Ferguson spent the entire half dropping deep to take the ball rather than stretching them wide and giving the other two midfielders some space. Basic knowledge of fitba would have told anyone this would happen, but if McInnes was struggling to spot it, then re-watch the fucking Motherwell game.

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 01:33:01 PM »
dreadful more sacking material
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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 01:37:36 PM »
Missed he first half, just in and I see that del still thinks that fergie is a creative player as he collects the ball on out 18yd line.. For the love of God just drop one of he three and play a proper attacker in the hole!!

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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2020, 01:42:07 PM »
At least McGinn is making the effort...

I don't think you can give him any sort of pass on his performance thus far. Passing out the pitch regularly and that losing possession on their 18 yard line 5 mins into the 2nd half was equally criminal.

He'll probably score a cracker now.
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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 01:48:06 PM »
First sub will be nteresting. It’s not really working for us, not creating. Will he remove a center mid and add creativity or will it be the predictable like for like. Ojo for hedges please but I expect Gallagher for Kennedy.

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2020, 01:51:32 PM »
First sub will be nteresting. It’s not really working for us, not creating. Will he remove a center mid and add creativity or will it be the predictable like for like. Ojo for hedges please but I expect Gallagher for Kennedy.

For me the obvious change should be fergie for Gallagher or hedges. We need energy and drive up there. If not fergie, drop him back and take off ojo.

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2020, 01:52:36 PM »
gallagher will come on
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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2020, 01:54:09 PM »
didnt take long for mcgeoch and kennedy to regress
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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2020, 01:55:50 PM »
Zzzzzzzzz. Dire stuff. How can you not have changed things by now?? Or are we holding out for 0-0?

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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2020, 02:00:31 PM »
Campbell was warming up so if the substitution does come....its just more of the fucking same. Ferguson has been shite today. McGeouch not much better.

I'll reserve judgement on Kennedy as it is his first game but so far so bad.

Oh hang on....it's Hedges on for McGeouch. 10 minutes too late but at least its a positive move

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2020, 02:05:48 PM »
Fergie could do with staying on his feet a lot more

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Re: Saints - Dons - Sun
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2020, 02:06:26 PM »
Campbell was warming up so if the substitution does come....its just more of the fucking same. Ferguson has been shite today. McGeouch not much better.

I'll reserve judgement on Kennedy as it is his first game but so far so bad.

Oh hang on....it's Hedges on for McGeouch. 10 minutes too late but at least its a positive move

Expect Campbell for Kennedy next 🤣