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Title: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Tyrant on July 10, 2019, 01:39:58 PM
Well our season starts tomorrow. I've no idea how we'll line up. I'm struggling a wee bit with the remains of last season's apathy and I think we've had a pretty dreadful transfer window so far. I'm shocked at how so many people are happy with the shite we've signed. But fingers crossed that this Finish mob will be more shite than us and we can get through. Pre-season results so far haven't been very encouraging even though I know it's not really about the results. It still kind of is.  ::) Hopefully I'm wrong and we'll actually be fucking ace.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: RicoS321 on July 10, 2019, 02:17:02 PM
I'm intrigued more than excited. My expectations based on last season's signings at the start of that season were low, and I'm in that same mindset this season. I'm with you in that I think we're a few signings short and the ones that we have made are fairly average. A lot will hinge on two signings for me. If Wilson turns out to be good at fitba then that would be a massive bonus and if the left back is anywhere near as good as Lowe then that'll be a boost too. I'm not seeing any other areas in which we've strengthened so I expect us to be worse.

Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: RicoS321 on July 10, 2019, 02:19:49 PM
My team would be:

---------------Lewis---------------
Logan---Devlin--McKenna---NewGuyWho'sNameICan'tBeArsedLookingUp
--------Ferguson--Bryson--------
Wilson-----Hedgeees-----McGinn
------------Cosgrove--------------

I think Wilson makes for as shite a winger as Stewart, but we might as well gie him a shottie.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 10, 2019, 07:16:34 PM

Nae quite ready for fitba yet,so am oot for this one,and probably will be til early August,but fair play to the 13k who've bought tickets,a decent amount.
   Curious to see how we shape up,hopefully signs that we're a bit more imaginative than last season.  COYR
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: TheDeeDon on July 10, 2019, 08:19:01 PM
I'm in for this one too as the youngest asked to go along, but not looking forward to it which is unusual for me first game of the season.

I haven't got a clue what the starting line up will be, well defence should be all but sorted, but middle of the park may well be a tombola job.

4-0 Curtis Main x 4
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: donsdaft on July 10, 2019, 09:24:23 PM
I'll be there but I'm trying to curb any pre season enthusiasm.

The last time I got really really excited about a game was that Euro tie that was going to kick off the start of a new glory era under the auspices of our wonderful new manager Mark McGhee.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 10, 2019, 09:39:37 PM
Don't have a good vibe about this. Can see us going 2-0 up but losing a late goal and I then believe we will have to score at least once in Finland to progress.

Team? Haven't a clue...can't see Bryson being risked starting but he could be thrown in just to bamboozle the Finns as they won't have seen him play except on Derby videoes. Left back, it's been kept very quiet if the new boy has recovered or whether Consi will have to slot in. Up front....your guess is as good as mine.

Hoping we stick 4 past them to put the tie to bed there and then but my gut instinct says my opening paragraph will be the accurate scenario
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: DantheDon on July 11, 2019, 06:25:33 AM
This one could be tricky, they are halfway through their season and will be a lot fitter than us. Also there's a lot of new faces in our team. I think we will scrape it over the two legs.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Jute on July 11, 2019, 07:45:32 AM
Oh well here we go again. Massively underwhelmed by the summer signings so far Bryson aside. As others have said no idea of how we will line up. I do not think the lack of creation in the middle of the park has been addressed so we might see McGinn being played in there with Ferguson and Campbell. Do not think Bryson will be risked for first leg. RoPS will have match sharpness on us but if we cannot beat the team that are 3rd bottom of the Finnish league over 2 legs then we really should consider chucking it.

In
Bus up and hopefully time for a beer
Y thunderstorms permitting
Bus back to capital
2-0 Ferguson and McGinn
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 11, 2019, 04:40:24 PM
underwhelmed? really main taylor aside rest seem ok
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 11, 2019, 06:11:18 PM
Too much doom and gloom lads. Here’s my take. Main provides competition for playing time with Cosgrove, I think that brings more out of both. Wilson will be better, reality check for him and I’m pretty sure he sees us as a shop window and will perform. Both hedges and Gallagher look promising. No clue about the left back but we couldn’t afford a Lowe type player and he can’t be worse than Considine at left back. Looks strong, powerful, good in the air, and pacy, attributes that are good for our league. We all agree Bryson is a good signing and I expect him to have the influence Robson had on our central midfield and team. Make or break year for Scotty Wright, has looked lively in preseason and perhaps a breakout like McKenna had returning from Ayr United.

Glass is half full! Happier today than I was at the start of last season.

Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 11, 2019, 06:45:32 PM
just seen team considine lb looks like gallagher ferguson cm , mm weak ? wright mcginn hedges cosgrove
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 11, 2019, 06:54:24 PM
 Lewis                                         
 Logan
 Considine
 McKenna
 Devlin
 Ferguson
 Gallacher
 Wright
 Hedges
 McGinn
 Cosgrive


 Subs - Cerny ,Wilson,Main,Taylor,May,MacLennan,Campbell

 4-3-3.....4-2-3-1?
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: manc_don on July 11, 2019, 08:06:06 PM
Decent game so far. Hopefully get a goal soon
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 11, 2019, 08:07:47 PM
Considine played a fantastic ball in from the left for Cosgrove 10 minutes...cosgrove put it wide from about 5 yards out  :hammer:

Couple of minutes later from a cleared corner Hedges had great shot from outside box superbly saved.

RoPS look quick on the break
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 11, 2019, 08:08:09 PM
how you watching it ? is there a stream ?
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 11, 2019, 08:10:50 PM
 Here https://www.vipleague.bz/aberdeen-vs-partick-live-stream-online-streaming-link-1
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 11, 2019, 08:11:51 PM

 Quick wee break fae RoPS there
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 11, 2019, 08:14:04 PM
Georgian team 2-1 up against Fola Esch  in Luxembourg 2 mins to go
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 11, 2019, 08:24:17 PM
yasssssssssssssssssssssssss Mcginn
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 11, 2019, 08:26:06 PM
Nice dink over the keeper
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 11, 2019, 08:26:59 PM
Sammy close...good save
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 11, 2019, 08:32:41 PM
Hedges looks a good find. Is gallagher willo flood in disguise?
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: OxfordDon on July 11, 2019, 08:38:46 PM
Liking the look of Hedges, McGinn appears to be enjoying himself
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 11, 2019, 08:50:33 PM
yaaaaassssssssssss 2-0 Sammy
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Chris Frae Killie on July 11, 2019, 08:53:54 PM
Fair play McInnes 4 wingers! Going for it and it is working! COYR!!
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 11, 2019, 08:55:52 PM
Should have scored there .COYR
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 11, 2019, 09:06:14 PM
What a save from their keeper
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 11, 2019, 09:31:35 PM
McKenna and Logan have been good.Like the look of Gallacher,pacy.Good to see Devlin stroll the game


 Crowd 14'300
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 11, 2019, 09:37:13 PM
unbefuckinglieveable

Logan to blame...ridiculous pass straight to their player with 30 fucking seconds left
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: DantheDon on July 11, 2019, 09:37:20 PM
Just totally switched off :/
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: OxfordDon on July 11, 2019, 09:38:16 PM
Fecksake.  We should have won that 4-0.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 11, 2019, 09:40:46 PM

 Casual fae Logan there,twit that he is. Still confident of us finishing the job over there.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 11, 2019, 09:52:01 PM
Disappointing end but solid enough and plenty of positives. See us moving in to the next round. Good performances, only gripes being big Sam not scoring a few and Scotty Wright, just not involved enough for a number ten, needs to have a bigger influence on the game.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: baggy89 on July 11, 2019, 10:13:00 PM
We should be able to put 3 or 4 past them next week. I’d have a closer look at  the boy Lucas Lingman, too.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: RicoS321 on July 11, 2019, 11:23:34 PM
Decent enough performance in spells. We should have scored 4 or 5. Cosgrove poor (although improved in the second) - he's just nae very bright. Gallagher looked good, will be a handful for quite a few teams with that pace - looks a bit weak on finishing. After a good game, Logan gave away a stupid pass, but Ferguson was very poor defensively the whole game and gave the guy too much pace to make what was an excellent pass. Definitely need another midfielder. Some pretty nice stuff from us times though and moving the ball quickly, which was nice to see. Wasn't convinced by Hedges, he was okay in parts, but didn't seem to understand the defensive side of the game at all, it was like watching Stewart. We need to just deal with them over there, we're a far better team than them. The back four looked decent, but little protection from midfield. Campbell could do with a loan move to get used to the pace of the game at first team level.

Good to see Wilson wearing number 8, which should mean Gleeson hasn't been given a strip.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: manc_don on July 12, 2019, 06:46:45 AM
Overall, didn't think it was a bad performance given that it was our first competitive game of the season. A fully match fit team beats them about 5 or 6 nil. I thought Cosgrove had a bit of a shocker in front of goal, despite scoring one. Should have scored a good few more with those free headers. We definitely lack bite in the middle but thought we created a reasonable amount. Can't say I was overly impressed with hedges but maybe I wasn't paying attention. Didn't think he did anything wrong mind.

Missed their goal as I was in work. Was a shame as I don't think we deserved to concede. Watching it made me miss Pittodrie a wee bit. Always enjoyed those summer trips up.

Also, McGinns goal, very cute finish. That's the McGinn we know and love.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: TheDeeDon on July 12, 2019, 07:14:07 AM
A decent enough game to watch, we played some good stuff at times and should have scored way more than two, but their keeper had a decent evening.

I liked the look of the new guys, thought Gallagher had pace to burn, Hedges looks like he may need a little time before we see the best of him, but he does look like he has ability, but will hold off until I have seen them over a few games. I think me missed a bit of experience in the middle of the park, Ferguson was like a headless chicken at times and showed we need another CM in as it looks like Gleeson is out the door.

Disappointing to lose the goal and they will be well up for for the return leg with that late goal, but they should have been out of the match long before the 90 minute mark.

That Piper before the game started was fecking awful.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Jute on July 12, 2019, 07:53:00 AM
This should be done and dusted but a mixture of great goal keeping and poor finishing followed by a defensive howler means RoPS are still in it. Hard to judge any of the new players on last night as RoPS are one of the worst teams I have seen at Pittodrie in a long time. We should still go through but due to our own failings it’s going to be harder that it should have been.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 12, 2019, 08:27:18 AM
inability to score continues to be an issue, this isnt done and dusted
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: A llad insane on July 12, 2019, 09:15:11 AM
Decent enough performance, although we looked a bit rusty.
Lewis never had a save to make all night but was picking the ball out the net, at the very end, unbelievable :dunno:
   Very impressed with the lad Gallagher (looks very like Jamie Smith the way he moves), & Hedges looks okay.

Thought McKenna was a rock last night & Logan looked good up till his costly error at the end :hammer:


Scott Wright has to do more imo! big chance for him last night, the boy Sissoko looked decent for them last night i thought & their keeper played a blinder.   Surprised D.M never hooked Cosgrove & replaced him with Main, especially as he was on a yellow, Cosgrove really should have bulged the net on about 5 occasions, missing 3 or 4 sitters.

I can still see us scoring & winning over there though, but we dont half make life hard for ourselves. :confused:
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 12, 2019, 09:25:34 AM
inability to score continues to be an issue, this isnt done and dusted

Sadly I concur. Inability to score may well come back to haunt us over in Finland. We had enough chances last night to have scored 6 or 7 but some dreadful finishing.....Cosgrove being the main offender...…..allied to an utter brainfart by Logan has given RoPS a more than decent chance of pamping us out. I don't think it will happen but we will need to score over there.

On the plus side, Gallagher looks a real find. Problem being if he keeps that kind of form up, with us only having him till January, other clubs will start to also show an interest. If we can do a deal with Atlanta now to get him in permanent he shouldn't cost too much.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: donsdaft on July 12, 2019, 09:26:35 AM
Not impressed with Hedges at all.

Early days though.

I thought Logan was a contender for man of the match until that dreadful mistake at the end.

If we try to hold them to 0-0 over there then we may well be out, have a go at them and we're through comfortably.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Reidzer 1314 on July 12, 2019, 11:08:26 AM
I thought we played quite well, Gallagher was immense, running constantly and looked a threat whenever he was on the ball.  Mckenna I though was solid throughout, looked more like the player that was attracting the big money bids the season before last. Gutted that we conceded right at the end, the defence just switched off.

Cosgrove should have been pulled for Main. I know he got on the scoresheet but he missed 3 or 4 cracking opportunities as well, chances that I actually think it was harder to miss!!

We need to attack this team in the away leg, they had no answer for Gallagher and McGinn and everytime we attacked them down the flanks we were creating chances.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Reidzer 1314 on July 12, 2019, 11:09:24 AM
Also the lack of experienced CM showed last night, hopefully Bryson is fit for the second leg.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: baggy89 on July 12, 2019, 11:43:35 AM
Thought Hedges was decent on another night would have had a brace.
Gallagher is lightning. Sometimes rushed his final ball though, that may have been due to him not expecting to be where he was (he was often starting 5 yards behind the defender and still getting to a the ball first)/no-one being able to keep up with him.
Did we switch to a back 3 with Logan playing CDM for a bit?
Hopefully Wilson with another weeks fitness starts next week.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 12, 2019, 09:15:12 PM
Surprised by the concerns regarding hedges, I thought it was an impressive debut. Gallagher looks a find and gives us competition at right back, as well as depth in multiple positions. I know it’s only one game but would be a good permanent signing. Disappointed in Cosgrove, should have finished the tie for us, and despite last years goals I’m not a fan. Would like to see Main for the second leg. Still rely too much on Ferguson, would like to see two more central mids signed.

Not a bad performance and their goal was certainly deflating but I expect 2-0, 3-0 us next week.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 12, 2019, 09:48:04 PM
I really wish I shared your optimism. RoPS showed on a few occasions that they are lightning fast on the break. If our new left back is still out next week, they could pose us a big threat utilising that pace. A good number of our fans are writing RoPS off as total shyte. They aint.

I take no pleasure in saying that my score prediction and how that scoreline would be achieved was eerily accurate. I have also predicted we will need to score in Finland to progress....possibly more than once. I think we will do and progress but we cannot afford to be as profligate again in any match going forward. I'd be dropping Cosgrove and starting Main in Rovaniemi as he will contribute more to a team effort.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: A llad insane on July 12, 2019, 09:56:27 PM
TC, i was staggered that D.M never hooked Cosgrove last night, especially as he was on a yellow
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: SeeBass on July 13, 2019, 08:00:06 AM
Maybe I'm easily pleased either that or very simple but I thoroughly enjoyed Thursday evening watching my team playing on a European stage for eighteenth time. Guess after spending four hours on public transport just to attend and not getting home til following day around 8.15pm one is always aware how much any victory at Pittodrie does mean to me personally speaking especially now given we ain't far away from the old place being knocked down plus private life struggle with anxiety/depression experienced since February 2018.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: kiriakovisthenewstrachan on July 13, 2019, 11:36:14 AM
Although it felt like a loss leaving the stadium the other night having conceded late, it was an encouraging performance overall.  Looked like we will try to play much more of a passing game this season where we were trying to just lump it for most of last season.

We had SO many chances it was crazy. 36 attempts on goal, 15 on target is some going and their keeper played well plus big Sam's finishing let him down numerous times (tap in miss at Merkland end looked ridiculous).

New signings had decent debuts and will get better. Hedges looking to take too many touches for me.  Scott Wright worries me and beginning to think he cannot cut it at this level.  The team must work harder at winning the ball back though because we were opened up too easily at times.

Gallagher looks a real find.

Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: SeeBass on July 13, 2019, 10:00:18 PM
Anybody got a proper angle of Niall's goal rather than the musical montage club put out earlier??
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: BigAl on July 16, 2019, 09:31:49 AM


Gallagher looks a real find.

Anyone know the ins and outs of his contract situation in the States ?
Is it pie in the sky to think we might be able to get him on a permanent deal if he keeps impressing until his loan period is up ?
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 16, 2019, 01:37:56 PM
US season restarts in March. It seems a bit of a stretch to think that Atlanta wouldn't be open to doing a deal with us right now given he never figured at all for their first team. Probably fairly cheaply too...….pure guesswork but I think £100k would get him.

However if he were to shine here over the next couple of months? It would certainly alert other clubs down south maybe top end EFL1 possibly even up to mid table Championship that there might be a player worth taking a punt on. Atlanta would encourage a bidding war and we might find that by the time his loan is up that we might need to offer £300k upwards to get him onboard. Even if we could afford that....he might fancy an English club more. I honestly think we have to take a gamble now and make the offer, otherwise we will miss the boat
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: manc_don on July 16, 2019, 08:10:58 PM
US season restarts in March. It seems a bit of a stretch to think that Atlanta wouldn't be open to doing a deal with us right now given he never figured at all for their first team. Probably fairly cheaply too...….pure guesswork but I think £100k would get him.

However if he were to shine here over the next couple of months? It would certainly alert other clubs down south maybe top end EFL1 possibly even up to mid table Championship that there might be a player worth taking a punt on. Atlanta would encourage a bidding war and we might find that by the time his loan is up that we might need to offer £300k upwards to get him onboard. Even if we could afford that....he might fancy an English club more. I honestly think we have to take a gamble now and make the offer, otherwise we will miss the boat

I'd probably agree with this, well, probably before the window shuts anyway, so we've got a few more games to assess him.  He's certainly impressed, good to see someone with some drive. Just need him to find his shooting boots, but at least he was in the right positions to take shots last week.
Title: Re: Dons v RoPS 1st Leg
Post by: manc_don on July 16, 2019, 08:13:34 PM
Just a reminder that this game is at 5PM UK time  :thumbsup: