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Title: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: manc_don on July 16, 2019, 10:37:14 AM
Whilst we got the win, conceding an away goal really was amateur.  Hopefully the it was just first game cobwebs that needed to be blown away.  Still still a fully match fit Dons side wipes the floor with them, but we can't afford to have any concentration lapses.  Be interesting to see if Ojo or Brophy are fit / start.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on July 16, 2019, 10:42:47 AM
Whilst we got the win, conceding an away goal really was amateur.  Hopefully the it was just first game cobwebs that needed to be blown away.  Still still a fully match fit Dons side wipes the floor with them, but we can't afford to have any concentration lapses.  Be interesting to see if Ojo or Brophy are fit / start.

Hopefully this isn't some sort of whoosh moment here Manc, but Ojo isn't eligible for this game and Brophy is a Killie player as far as I am aware.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Tyrant on July 16, 2019, 10:52:14 AM
Fuck sake Manc.  ;D

I've still got two tickets for the home end going if anyone's travelling up without tickets? That includes Brophy.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: BigAl on July 16, 2019, 11:19:04 AM
And I thought it was me taht was supposed to be the dottery old c**t amongst the admin on here  :laughing:
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: donsdaft on July 16, 2019, 11:59:12 AM
Donsdaft Jnr has sent in his first report, Alan Whicker he's not.

Arrived in Finland, shitload of trees.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: redordead on July 16, 2019, 01:05:39 PM
I'm in aberdeen on Thursday. Best pub to catch the game?
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Jute on July 16, 2019, 01:13:00 PM
I'm in aberdeen on Thursday. Best pub to catch the game?

I believe the Foundry Bar are showing the game.

No idea if that is a decent pub.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Tyrant on July 16, 2019, 02:51:47 PM
So how many of our squad are out because it's a plastic pitch? ???
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 16, 2019, 04:02:30 PM
So how many of our squad are out because it's a plastic pitch? ???

Wondered the same thing. Taylor play ahead of Devlin? McGinn doesn’t usually do the plastic I think? I doubt Bryson is risked.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 16, 2019, 05:54:47 PM
I believe the Foundry Bar are showing the game.

No idea if that is a decent pub.

 Home of the Foundry Bar Reds,inc the shaved ape....just to warn you


 Must admit though,there should be a good atmosphere.Drove past it on my home during an earl k/o Euro tie last year,and we'd just scored a goal. A fine rendition of Stand Free ringing down Holburn St as I went past
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on July 16, 2019, 07:06:31 PM
And I thought it was me taht was supposed to be the dottery old c**t amongst the admin on here  :laughing:

 :tumbleweed:
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: manc_don on July 16, 2019, 08:02:52 PM
Hopefully this isn't some sort of whoosh moment here Manc, but Ojo isn't eligible for this game and Brophy is a Killie player as far as I am aware.

Ha, was texting my killie mate around the time and he'd come up in conversation! Proof reading  :hammer:

So back to the topic of my original question  ;D  Has Bryson been confirmed as fit for this one?
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: A llad insane on July 16, 2019, 08:23:19 PM
Foundry will be heaving i would imagine, probably a few bars showing it.
  I would imagine Devlin & Bryson would miss out with artificial surface.
C.o.y.r :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: manc_don on July 16, 2019, 08:58:10 PM
Foundry will be heaving i would imagine, probably a few bars showing it.
  I would imagine Devlin & Bryson would miss out with artificial surface.
C.o.y.r :thumbsup:

Was talking to a Cork supplier the other day, and he's said that you're going to start seeing a change in the quality of plastic pitches. He said NL have banned the rubber artificial pitches (haven't checked this yet) and moved to Cork which provides better impact resistance for players. I doubt this has it yet, but be interesting to see if uk follows suit.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 17, 2019, 02:52:58 AM
Experienced this in the states, I certainly refer the cork and not as 'sticky' as the rubber.

Anyway, anyone got a score prediction since the threat is for the match. I expect 3-0 us. Main, Gallagher, and Ferguson.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: CvB on July 17, 2019, 12:23:20 PM
5pm kick off for this tomorrow. Just had to start moving meetings around to make sure I'm out of work in time.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: BigAl on July 17, 2019, 12:42:38 PM
:tumbleweed:

I rest my case.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: redordead on July 17, 2019, 03:04:52 PM
Thanks guys, I’ll head for the Foundry.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Jute on July 17, 2019, 05:27:22 PM
Been confirmed that Devlin and Leigh are both out already for this one so we already going to have the joys of Ash Taylor starting. Even with the bombscare at the back we should still have enough in the team to see off RoPS who really are a rotten side. Would think we will not be as attack minded as we were last week which might not be a bad thing now.

Oot
Work
Mad dash to Tron
Flat
2-1 McGinn and Wilson.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 17, 2019, 06:27:57 PM
devlin out... leigh doubtful.. big gash
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: SeeBass on July 17, 2019, 07:16:08 PM
Georgian Guys next week it is if we can FINNISH the job off tomorrow!!  I have a really bad feeling about this one.  I'm quite eager to play Chikhura Sachkhere like. 
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 17, 2019, 07:59:32 PM
I’d assume

Lewis
Logan-Taylor-McKenna-Considine
Ferguson-Gallagher
Hedges-Wright-McGinn
Cosgrove

The only potential switch I’d see would be Campbell for Wright if DM plans on being a little more cautious. Would rather play Main but don’t see that happening.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 17, 2019, 08:20:43 PM
I can't see Wright starting this one. Probably Campbell in place of him. I also think he may well throw Main in up top as opposed to Cosgrove, purely on the grounds that Main will do more donkey work when we aren't in possession.

I think we will scrape through in the end, but if RoPS were to score first it could be a very uncomfortable night for us
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: redordead on July 17, 2019, 08:41:43 PM
I think we'll set up 4-1-4-1 like last week. No changes at the start as we could have scored 6. If we don't score by half time I think main will come in.
One thing for sure is that we'll find out if free flowing football is here for the season or if Del resorts to type if it's tight.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: BigAl on July 18, 2019, 04:02:11 PM
If any kind person was to have knowledge of a stream for tonight's game and wanted to PM me then it would be much appreciated  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 04:31:10 PM
the gash is back
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 05:02:41 PM
big gash 1-0
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: DantheDon on July 18, 2019, 05:14:43 PM
As much as it would be easy to blame gash, It was Scott Mckenna not winning the ball that fucked us up there.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 05:22:08 PM
very lethargic sam not in correct position in box
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 05:22:47 PM
agree mckenna too easily brushed aside
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 05:27:29 PM
thank fuck
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 18, 2019, 05:40:15 PM
1-1, 37 mins and big Sam misses a header from maybe 5 yards? FFS, similar to missing the sitter in the first few mins of the first game. Reason I’d rather start Main, he misses so many fucking easy chances.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 18, 2019, 05:52:52 PM

 Try this link if you can avoid adblocker http://www.hesgoal.com/news/49826/RoPS_vs_Aberdeen.html
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 06:01:10 PM
agree and he is shite in the air in the box
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 06:14:54 PM
get cosgrove off fucking hopeless
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 18, 2019, 06:15:52 PM
And a 3 yard header missed 😳 Big Sam doing his best to keep them in it.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 06:38:51 PM
fucking horrible performance
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 06:51:48 PM
oof ferguson was outstanding job done hope to never see ash taylor again
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 18, 2019, 06:56:32 PM

 Nae probs. Next    :razz:
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: dons8321 on July 18, 2019, 07:03:12 PM
Try this link if you can avoid adblocker http://www.hesgoal.com/news/49826/RoPS_vs_Aberdeen.html

Thanks for that...worked a treat.  By Christ it was hard viewing, though. We're through and that's all that counts in the end.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: wee toon red on July 18, 2019, 07:08:17 PM
oof ferguson was outstanding job done hope to never see ash taylor again

What was up with Taylor? Just the usual complaining for the sake of it and needing someone to criticise even when we won a game?
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 07:13:20 PM
same incompetence as before he just isnt very good, and managed to
shy a ball out for a shy
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: dons8321 on July 18, 2019, 07:17:18 PM
same incompetence as before he just isnt very good, and managed to
shy a ball out for a shy

and let one through his legs in the last couple of minutes. 
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: BigAl on July 18, 2019, 07:27:32 PM
We're through and that's all that counts in the end.

Is spot on, have played much better and lost.
Know which I'd prefer.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 07:30:00 PM
ojo bryson leigh back in alot more solid , and hopefully a striker that can score goals from 3 yards
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: SeeBass on July 18, 2019, 07:46:57 PM
Am I right in saying Deek now has the most European away victories from any Aberdeen manager??????
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Elgindon on July 18, 2019, 07:50:14 PM

Tempered by having the most preliminary rounds(Im guessing)
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 18, 2019, 07:59:03 PM
Dreadful performance but as has been said, we are into the next round and that's all that matters for now.

Cosgrove took his penalty well but totally shite otherwise. Gallagher as good as he was last week was fairly anonymous tonight. Hedges...some nice flicks and touches but needs to drive at the oppo penalty box more often. Big Gash...….blameless for their goal, that was McKenna being bullied by a striker 3 -4 inches shorter than himself.

Pass marks to Ferguson, McGinn and Considine (Joe not being assessed, didn't have enough to do other than pick the ball out the net). Everyone else...…..must do better.

Onwards to Georgia next week. I believe the team we face will play the game in the capital Tbilisi as opposed to their home ground. Will make travel arrangements marginally easier for any fans thinking of heading over. I'm a bit of a plane spotter (seriously). As far as I'm aware there is one direct flight to Tbilisi daily from Gatwick by Air Georgian on an Embraer 190 (around 120 seats, long thin tube of a plane and flight takes around 4 and a half hours. Imagine at this late stage, getting seats on it for next Tues/Wed might be difficult). Otherwise I think it's 3 flights minimum going via London or Amsterdam to Talinn or Moscow then onto Tbilisi. Good luck anyone that fancies it
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: A llad insane on July 18, 2019, 08:10:41 PM
Well we won, but far from convincing. Actually feared tonight could be a tad tricky on an artificial surface against a side well into their season.
We looked rusty understandably, hopefully next Thursday we will be a bit sharper.
Also hope Cosgrove gets some heading practice in :frown: Think we will see 3 or 4 changes next week, with Ojo,Bryson ?Leigh all in.
My big positive from tonight & last week has been Niall McGinn, looks like the Niall of old. 
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: manc_don on July 18, 2019, 08:13:16 PM
I thought wizz air flew there from London these days? Or is that to the resort out on the coast only?

Time difference was brutal for this one but by the sounds of it, its just as well. We're through, happy enough with that. Although concerns re Cosgrove, that's two games in a row where he's missed clearcut sitters.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Ten Caat on July 18, 2019, 08:22:08 PM
Pretty sure that's a once weekly flight from Luton on a Sunday and is to Kutaisi not Tbilisi
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 08:30:09 PM
fair review tc   i will make allowances for pitch but hedges and gallagher i can warm to, however there is a peter pawlett element to them
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 18, 2019, 08:43:20 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.   

Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: DantheDon on July 18, 2019, 10:04:21 PM
The tie should have been put to bed earlier but the performances were ok at this stage of the season. Thats us through and weve got a couple of games under our belt now which will help the fitness. Sam could have had 4-5 over the two ties but I think his movement and link up play was quite good. I think he had much more impact than Main who didnt do much when he came on.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on July 18, 2019, 10:36:27 PM
I'll be honest, I didn't see what everyone seemed to see in Ferguson last season, I thought he was slow, lethargic and guilty of poor passes and needless fouls. Last week, 2nd Half anyway, and for the majority of the 90 minutes tonight, I saw a more rounded player, he seems to excel more prominently in the attacking third as opposed to the sitting role. so hopefully, with Funso Ojo sitting, and the experienced Bryson beside him, he can be a big player for us this year. I thought he was very good tonight.

Cosgrove was very disappointing, 2 glaring opportunities and he blew them, I am very hopeful that he's just rusty and that he'll start putting them away.

Gallagher, I think he looks awfully " Kick & Rush " and that's not necessarily a bad thing, but he does have to learn his next pass, delivery and move a little more smarter if that makes sense, thought McGinn was well marshalled and gifted them the ball several times, and eventually and naturally, tired.

Hedges looks technically gifted and he put in more than enough quality crosses in the 1st Half, which sadly we never took advantage of. Thought the game screamed out for Stevie May & Scott Wright to be honest, as it wore on anyway, to stretch them and put them on the back foot when they started being a bit more brave as the game neared the end.

Yes, we are through, but we need to improve and by some margin, especially offensively. Maybe Wilson match fit can make a difference, but I fully expect us to be more direct and dangerous with McLennan in the 11, Ojo & Bryson in the midfield and Leigh at Left Back. Fingers crossed they all feature against the Georgian mob.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: ayrshire_don74 on July 18, 2019, 11:09:12 PM
ferguson wanted the ball always , lewis as captain i think maybe a mistake
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Jute on July 19, 2019, 12:05:45 AM
Not a great performance  but we are through. Worrying the way a team as poor as RoPS still caused us problems at the back especially Taylor who looked very poor at times. Really need today’s injury to be the only one of the season for Devlin as better teams will murder Taylor. Cosgrove again missing sitters. Main did not look any better when he came on. Going to have to hope Wilson turns up this season.  McGinn and Ferguson looked our best players. We will need to be a lot better to get passed the Georgians I suspect.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 19, 2019, 03:52:23 AM
I suppose something else to add which is perhaps relevant. Starting this round

McKenna - 22
Devlin - 25
Gallagher - 23
Wright - 21
Ferguson - 19
Campbell - 18
Hedges - 24
Cosgrove - 22

We’re a young team, good to get these experiences, surely these guys can only get better.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don on July 19, 2019, 03:57:34 AM
I'll be honest, I didn't see what everyone seemed to see in Ferguson last season, I thought he was slow, lethargic and guilty of poor passes and needless fouls. Last week, 2nd Half anyway, and for the majority of the 90 minutes tonight, I saw a more rounded player, he seems to excel more prominently in the attacking third as opposed to the sitting role. so hopefully, with Funso Ojo sitting, and the experienced Bryson beside him, he can be a big player for us this year. I thought he was very good tonight.

Cosgrove was very disappointing, 2 glaring opportunities and he blew them, I am very hopeful that he's just rusty and that he'll start putting them away.

Gallagher, I think he looks awfully " Kick & Rush " and that's not necessarily a bad thing, but he does have to learn his next pass, delivery and move a little more smarter if that makes sense, thought McGinn was well marshalled and gifted them the ball several times, and eventually and naturally, tired.

Hedges looks technically gifted and he put in more than enough quality crosses in the 1st Half, which sadly we never took advantage of. Thought the game screamed out for Stevie May & Scott Wright to be honest, as it wore on anyway, to stretch them and put them on the back foot when they started being a bit more brave as the game neared the end.

Yes, we are through, but we need to improve and by some margin, especially offensively. Maybe Wilson match fit can make a difference, but I fully expect us to be more direct and dangerous with McLennan in the 11, Ojo & Bryson in the midfield and Leigh at Left Back. Fingers crossed they all feature against the Georgian mob.

Based on what I’ve seen I’d take Hedges, McGinn, or Gallagher wide before McLennan. Still not convinced by him, too much fumbling and falling over the ball or simply running straight into defenders. The three above in the last two games have looked very creative and produced chances.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: DantheDon on July 19, 2019, 04:17:23 PM
Any word of next weeks game being on TV yet?
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Ten Caat 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?
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: redordead 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?
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don 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.)
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Panda 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.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: manc_don 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?
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: LA-Don 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.
Title: Re: Dons vs RoPs 2nd leg
Post by: Panda 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.