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Offline LA-Don

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Scott Vernon
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:20:10 AM »
Bored out my mind these days and saw some highlights of Vernon with the dons. I don’t really remember him but he scored some decent goals for us. Was he any good? I remember being happy when we signed Rooney, but don’t remember much about Vernon and whether, in the end, he left, we punted him, or what? Anyone??

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Re: Scott Vernon
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 04:37:29 AM »
Vernon in the end suffered from shite service, if memory served me correctly. Was ok, scored some decent goals but then missed chances he really should have buried. No where near the execution rate of Rooney's but a likeable guy. Certainly didn't fit DM's set up.

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Re: Scott Vernon
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 08:15:06 AM »
There was a few seasons under Craig Brown where Vernon scored a decent amount for us despite us being pretty rubbish. But I think he was one of these strikers who needed someone up front beside him to be effective. When we started playing one up front under Mcinnes he wasnt scoring as much and ended up second choice to Rooney. I think he left when his contract expired, but he may have been allowed to leave early.

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Re: Scott Vernon
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2020, 08:59:30 AM »
Vernon looked more like a striker than Cosgrove and Main combined. But he wasn't good enough to get into any team that could win stuff, like 99% of footballers at AFC since.
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Re: Scott Vernon
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 09:17:26 PM »
He had the instinct alright but as manc says not the best service.  I'll always remember him fondly though for that hattrick at Tannadice. Best signing mcghee made.
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Re: Scott Vernon
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 10:57:28 PM »
Recall him scoring his first goal for the club at Tanndaice
3-0 down after 10mins and yet when that goal went in (about midway through the first half) I (and I suspect many others) genuinely thought the dons were going to come back for at least a point.
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Re: Scott Vernon
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2020, 11:42:40 AM »
I remember when Brown was playing in midfield and on the wing briefly, was a handy enough striker when we were pish though.
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Re: Scott Vernon
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2020, 03:05:15 PM »
There the Friday night he scored a hat-trick at Pittodrie against Dunfermline Athletic in a 4-0 win.  Was this not the first ever game SPFL experimented with for 'Friday Football'????  I'm sure he will be fondly remembered for that well taken penalty in 2014 League Cup Final shootout too.