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The Famous Aberdeen - Season 2021/22


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3 minutes ago, Clockwork said:

Will Stephen Glass get anywhere near the win ratio of Derek McInnes, (above 53%) by the end of this season? No.
Will he start pushing towards it after another year in charge? It would be a stretch with the current squad and without investment. He’s currently on just over 35%. It’s a transparent measure of progress over time, guess it all depends how patient the fans are prepared to be?

Stephen Glass also manages in a more competitive league.

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Very pleased with that today. As mentioned, the defence needs work, but starting to see a better understanding of the system from McCrorie and Bates. It really does heavily rely on individual performances, and total concentration as opposed to a rigid, defence in numbers kind of system that is so prevalent in Scotland. It's little wonder the defenders have taken time to settle into that way of playing, it's completely different to what they all will have grown up being taught.

Still, when you see the way we played going forward today, it really bodes well imo. As others have said we need the consistency there now. As Glass said himself, we need to stand up to a physical battle next week.

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2 hours ago, Dons_1988 said:

Hmm not so sure. Days like today are great but you play so open every week and the law of averages determines that results will be erratic at best. 

A team like St Johnstone who battle and scrap for everything will be a better guide of whether we genuinely have turned the corner. A big game at Perth next Saturday.

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If we had been as clinical with taking chances as we were today in other games this season when we have given goals away, we would be sitting on a far higher points total. I really couldn’t give a shit if we gift two goals a game, as long as we score three or four ourselves. 

On a simplistic note, if Hearts and United both lose tomorrow, we will be four points off fourth and six points off third on the same games played.

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20 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

According to their fans, there's not an ounce of fight in them.

Depends who we play.

MacPherson and Crawford are soft as shite. Wouldn't be stunned if Craig/Davidson/Bryson are all regularly played over the next month.

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21 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

If we had been as clinical with taking chances as we were today in other games this season when we have given goals away, we would be sitting on a far higher points total. I really couldn’t give a shit if we gift two goals a game, as long as we score three or four ourselves. 

On a simplistic note, if Hearts and United both lose tomorrow, we will be four points off fourth and six points off third on the same games played.

This is a nice sentiment but history tells you teams with this approach are not successful. 

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32 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

On a simplistic note, if Hearts and United both lose tomorrow, we will be four points off fourth and six points off third on the same games played.

I fully expect it to be nine behind Hearts as I can't see them dropping points at Livingston tomorrow.

Dundee United haven't had much in the way of injuries or suspensions yet. They will and they will slide down the table

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St Johnstone and Hibs are both struggling to recapture their form from the first half of 2021 and our tails should be up after two relatively straightforward home wins.

If Glass can finish off with at least four wins before the midwinter break then the damage would be minimal. Three wins and a draw at Hibs wouldn't be a disaster either.

The defence is definitely not watertight but, aside from Sevco, I don't expect St Johnstone, Dundee or Ross County to really test it. Hibs seem to be struggling although with Martin Boyle there's always a concern.

Of course all this might be wishful thinking but a bit of belief can go a long way.

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I know this season is not what Dons fans expect , but after watching streams of the Hearts game at Pittodrie , Ibrox game and most of that St.Mirren game today , my opinion is that things are not  "that" bad .. Played some great football and from what ive seen is far more exciting than the turgid stuff of McInnes .. So far id say Hearts are the best of  the rest  , Hibs current form is rank ( semi apart ) , Dundee Utd are tough to beat but have lost 3 out of 5 .. Motherwell can give anyone a game ..  My guess is after the festive games Aberdeen will be in a much better place.. The players are defo showing desire and theres still the 2 young full backs to come back .. Marathon ,not sprint ,in this League..

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35 minutes ago, Chefki Kuqi said:

I'm surprised to see anything but positivity here.

Since Cormack went on Sportsound and shouted at Kenny McIntyre you've barely put a foot wrong as far as I can see.

Getting bullied by Motherwell was particularly disappointing following excellent results against Hibs and Hearts, and being cheated by Beaton. Can't really blame the team for Madden's incompetence vs Utd either. Missed the Celtic game so can't comment.

Overall you're not far wrong. Cormack's public vociferous backing of Glass has clearly sparked a reaction. It's all about consistency now. Would like to see 4 wins in the rest of December, but I'd take 3 wins and a draw at Easter Road.

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46 minutes ago, Chefki Kuqi said:

I'm surprised to see anything but positivity here.

Since Cormack went on Sportsound and shouted at Kenny McIntyre you've barely put a foot wrong as far as I can see.

It's not negativity to point out that our defence needs working on. 

Not every game will be the free-flowing attacking masterclass of yesterday. Some matches we'll have to dig out narrow, flukey, shitfested wins where the attack doesn't function. 

It's easier to do that on a consistent basis if you can tighten up the defence a bit and stop conceding goals. 

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