Jump to content

Scottish Premiership 22/23 season start

Stand Free!

Good versus Evil part deux


maverick sheep
 Share

Recommended Posts

Imagine the buzz if we win this one too!

 

I'm betting Mcghee will be getting them as fired up for this as they were on sat because it all comes to nothing if we lose and find ourselves stuck in 6th place.

 

Celtic don't worry me as they are gash but from listening to the post match press con it sounds like we might not have any centre backs by the weekend still. Only thing that worries me then is that the timmery is a wider pitch so a makeshift backline could have more problems.

 

I really can't pick a winner though. I think a lot depends on whether the players are riding the crest of a wave at the mo and can keep some momentum up.

 

 

moniredsgitfuckinintaeum!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 74
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

On very recent form we will miss Kerr's dig in this one, although they still lack the same with Brown being out (is he still?). We just can't keep a settled side at present with red cards and injuries, its a miracle that we are competing at all. This one could go any way really but I'm hopeful our new found determination to succeed despite the efforts of hatchet men and referees will see us through, ugly or not.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brown is still out...until the New Year I think.

Saturday presents us with as good an opportunity as we've had in a long time to do back to back wins o'er the Brothers Grim.

Difficult call in terms of team selection for Dingus is injured players return.

Hard to argue against the likes of Deek Dung keeping place in starting line up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brown is still out...until the New Year I think.

Saturday presents us with as good an opportunity as we've had in a long time to do back to back wins o'er the Brothers Grim.

Difficult call in terms of team selection for Dingus is injured players return.

Hard to argue against the likes of Deek Dung keeping place in starting line up.

 

Have a horrible feeling if we played Young he would have a mare but agree it would be hard on him not to get the chance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

personally i'd go with either a midfield of aluko young macd pawlett with miller paton up front

 

or five in mid with miller up front on his own, young and macd sitting and the other three getting forward in support.

 

either way i'd keep fyvie as a little bit of magic on the bench to have an impact late on. Mcghee has said it would be out of order not to start young so unless aluko's fitness isn't up to it I'd guess fyvie will need to bide his time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bit aprehensive about this one, but hell, the guys gave themselves some confidence last saturday, I just hope they can emulate the work rate, team work and tenacity to get a result at a place that has not been favourable to us on weekends. I'm trying not to get too excited about it, but I am finding it increasingly difficult.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We always win when I go shopping, am nowhere near a radio and have to rely on texts from opposing fans to find out the score

 

I am more than happy to keep up this tradition if some of you give me money  :thumbsup:

 

If you're short of a few pounds I'll happily give you one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is there any word on considine ifil and diamond yet?  Its good to hear that aluko and fyvie are on the mend but i dont fancy playing the tims at their place with a makeshift back 4.  They looked pretty lively up front against st mirren

 

To be fair, St. Mirren didn't defend at all in that game, they were a shambles at the back, barely a challenge for any of the goals scored. Push McDonald out wide as often as possible, and make sure someone gives Samaras a couple of hefty dunts early on (he's a total shitebag, lets face it) and we *might* keep them from scoring.

 

Oh aye and put McGeady on his arse a few times as well, just for fun.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I dont like to be a killjoy but a lot of people seem to be getting way too carried away with a 1-0 win.  In my opinion we rode our luck big time, which the stats below back up they had 19 shots ffs, and if we defend like we did against the huns then i dont see us taking the square route of hee haw from the tattie bowl.  If we can get at least one centre half back to play alongside charlie or fosterhino i'll be a bit more confident but at the mo im not optimistic Possession

  • Aberdeen 56%
  • Rangers 44%

Attempts on target

  • Aberdeen 2
  • Rangers 6

Attempts off target

  • Aberdeen 6
  • Rangers 13

Corners

  • Aberdeen 1
  • Rangers 5

Fouls

  • Aberdeen 19
  • Rangers 20

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The stats and the highlights don't show the fact that with that majority possession we passed the hun fucks off the park. When it became clear rangers were never going to score we took the foot off the gas but generally we were much the better team.

 

Timland is a different kettle of fish though.

 

And it sounds very like we have no fit centre backs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I dont like to be a killjoy but a lot of people seem to be getting way too carried away with a 1-0 win.  In my opinion we rode our luck big time, which the stats below back up they had 19 shots ffs, and if we defend like we did against the huns then i dont see us taking the square route of hee haw from the tattie bowl.  If we can get at least one centre half back to play alongside charlie or fosterhino i'll be a bit more confident but at the mo im not optimistic Possession

  • Aberdeen 56%
  • Rangers 44%

Attempts on target

  • Aberdeen 2
  • Rangers 6

Attempts off target

  • Aberdeen 6
  • Rangers 13

Corners

  • Aberdeen 1
  • Rangers 5

Fouls

  • Aberdeen 19
  • Rangers 20

 

Miniskirts.

 

The important bit: many of those Rangers shots came during the last half hour when,

 

a) we had 10 men

b) Boyd and Miller were shooting from anywhere, hardly concerning stuff

 

If we can get two or three more players fit, as you hae alluded to, then we stand a chance of not only performing a little more conincingly but also nicking three points against a mediocre Celtic side.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The stats and the highlights don't show the fact that with that majority possession we passed the hun fucks off the park. When it became clear rangers were never going to score we took the foot off the gas but generally we were much the better team.

 

Timland is a different kettle of fish though.

 

And it sounds very like we have no fit centre backs.

We moved the ball about pretty well but passed of the park is simply inaccurate, this is what i mean we beat a very average rangers team 1-0 and all of a sudden we are fucking brazil. 

 

Azteca, just watched the highlights on the beeb and there were only two shots shown after kerr went off.  As for boyd, well watch the highlights again and on another day he would have had a hatrick.  He was one on one three times, first half he went for the shot and mculloch tried to put a head on it as it was going wide, second half he forced clangers into a mint save from the penalty spot and then from the same place turned and tamely skuffed it into the ground.  These were all chances i would expect him to put away 9 times out of 10.  If we hadnt had such injuries to the back line i doubt they would have had anywhere near as many chances, positionally foster and charlie were all over the place.  If we dont have a defence again on sat i think we will get found out big time

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We moved the ball about pretty well but passed of the park is simply inaccurate, this is what i mean we beat a very average rangers team 1-0 and all of a sudden we are fucking brazil. 

 

Azteca, just watched the highlights on the beeb and there were only two shots shown after kerr went off.  As for boyd, well watch the highlights again and on another day he would have had a hatrick.  He was one on one three times, first half he went for the shot and mculloch tried to put a head on it as it was going wide, second half he forced clangers into a mint save from the penalty spot and then from the same place turned and tamely skuffed it into the ground.  These were all chances i would expect him to put away 9 times out of 10.  If we hadnt had such injuries to the back line i doubt they would have had anywhere near as many chances, positionally foster and charlie were all over the place.  If we dont have a defence again on sat i think we will get found out big time

 

For me, there were three good chances. Lafferty in the first half, Langfield's save and Boyd's tame effort when finding himself unnaposed six yards out towards the end. Otherwise Rangers looked completely unthreatening. I'd put these down to a little inexperience on the part of the backline, I wouldn't expect anything else from four full-backs. I fail to see however, how Celtic are all of a sudden going to tear through us because Rangers had a handful of genuine opportunities. The main issue for me was that we were sitting too deep before half time, unnecessary when Foster could outpace both Boyd and Lafferty easily.

 

I doubt we'll keep a clean sheet at Parkhead, but I don't think that we're in for a doing. Hopefully we'll have a centre-back returning too to make life a little bit easier, and who knows, we might even end the game with 11 men  :thumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We moved the ball about pretty well but passed of the park is simply inaccurate, this is what i mean we beat a very average rangers team 1-0 and all of a sudden we are fucking brazil. 

 

Azteca, just watched the highlights on the beeb and there were only two shots shown after kerr went off.  As for boyd, well watch the highlights again and on another day he would have had a hatrick.  He was one on one three times, first half he went for the shot and mculloch tried to put a head on it as it was going wide, second half he forced clangers into a mint save from the penalty spot and then from the same place turned and tamely skuffed it into the ground.  These were all chances i would expect him to put away 9 times out of 10.  If we hadnt had such injuries to the back line i doubt they would have had anywhere near as many chances, positionally foster and charlie were all over the place.  If we dont have a defence again on sat i think we will get found out big time

 

similar to what i said in the original post but with the difference that i was trying to be less of a buzzkill.

 

We had no centre backs and 1 centre mid so of course they had chances but to say boyd would score those 9 times out of ten is more inaccurate than me saying we passed them off the park. Against a diddy team he probably would score 2 or three out of ten times but against top 6 he's lucky if he's averaging 1 in ten games, never mind shots.

 

Was an incredible performance from a thouroughly depleted team...McGhee must go!  :thumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...