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The Famous Aberdeen - Season 2021/22


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7 hours ago, Bob Mahelp said:

I was going to post a photo of Lawrence Shankland, because if any Scottish player is 'El Cubo', it's him, and then I came across a photo of him in his young days. Apparently it is him.

You shouldn't laugh at kids, I know. But....

Lawrence Shankland opens up on his youth career – Youth Football Scotland

 

Tefal heed trained with Hearts as a youngest according to the article where the photo appeared.

I'm not sure about the wisdom of the Mohican under such circumstances.

 

 

https://www.youthfootballscotland.co.uk/lawrence-shankland-opens-up-on-his-youth-career/

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3 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

Didn't realise relegation battles could be this enjoyable.

Assuming Celtic win tomorrow, we will finish the weekend just four points off fourth place. The relegation chat was perhaps just a touch premature. 

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6 minutes ago, DrewDon said:

Assuming Celtic win tomorrow, we will finish the weekend just four points off fourth place. The relegation chat was perhaps just a touch premature. 

I mentioned it yesterday but when we're on it going forward then we're really fucking good.

Happy to sacrifice chances at the back if we're going to be as clinical as that going forward.

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6 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

I mentioned it yesterday but when we're on it going forward then we're really fucking good.

Happy to sacrifice chances at the back if we're going to be as clinical as that going forward.

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. 

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6 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

I mentioned it yesterday but when we're on it going forward then we're really fucking good.

Happy to sacrifice chances at the back if we're going to be as clinical as that going forward.

Yeah. When it has been good this season, it has tended to be very good. It is fine to say that we need to be more compact and pragmatic, but you also need the players to make that work - I'm not sure either McCrorie or Bates, as good as both have been this week, along with Ojo and Hayes at full-back is the sort of defence you would want to be executing that type of game plan. 

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13 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

I mentioned it yesterday but when we're on it going forward then we're really fucking good.

Happy to sacrifice chances at the back if we're going to be as clinical as that going forward.

It's hard to think of a succesful side anywhere, with a shite defence. 

It would be nice if we could be the first, but I think that may be unlikely. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Dons_1988 said:

Fair. 

I mean, if we replaced Ramirez with lewandowski and hedges with messi then I’m cool with it. 

Marley obviously stays. 

Ha. I actually thought Marley hung Hayes out to dry a bit in the second half. Was a bit lazy tracking his man and left Hayes against two several times.

3 minutes ago, DrewDon said:

Yeah. When it has been good this season, it has tended to be very good. It is fine to say that we need to be more compact and pragmatic, but you also need the players to make that work - I'm not sure either McCrorie or Bates, as good as both have been this week, along with Ojo and Hayes at full-back is the sort of defence you would want to be executing that type of game plan. 

They maybe need a fair run of games together but I can't say I'd be hoping to see the pair of them line up together next season.

1 minute ago, Bob Mahelp said:

It's hard to think of a succesful side anywhere, with a shite defence. 

It would be nice if we could be the first, but I think that may be unlikely. 

 

Aberdeen won today, playing very good football. Maybe next week we can go back to keeping it tight at the back and playing it long to the big man in the channels.

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4 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

Ha. I actually thought Marley hung Hayes out to dry a bit in the second half. Was a bit lazy tracking his man and left Hayes against two several times.

They maybe need a fair run of games together but I can't say I'd be hoping to see the pair of them line up together next season.

Aberdeen won today, playing very good football. Maybe next week we can go back to keeping it tight at the back and playing it long to the big man in the channels.

Bob has a point though. Today was a good day for glass but the challenge is to get it consistently. On another day we don’t score two quickfire goals and st Mirren take one of their early chances. 

It’s still 6 wins out of 17 in the league which Is a very poor return. 

There is something about what glass wants to do but if we don’t sort ourselves out defensively it’ll be worthless. 

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8 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

 

Aberdeen won today, playing very good football. Maybe next week we can go back to keeping it tight at the back and playing it long to the big man in the channels.

That, of course, is the very opposite of what I said. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Dons_1988 said:

Bob has a point though. Today was a good day for glass but the challenge is to get it consistently. On another day we don’t score two quickfire goals and st Mirren take one of their early chances. 

It’s still 6 wins out of 17 in the league which Is a very poor return. 

There is something about what glass wants to do but if we don’t sort ourselves out defensively it’ll be worthless. 

It's nitpicking in the extreme.

Plenty happy to hold the manager to a different set of standards to the last (and I've slated him when he's fucked up) but rarely giving credit where it's due.

St Mirren targeted us down our left hand side today. The player in question is someone we can't afford to punt because someone else signed him to a very good contract when it was obvious we should never have taken him back. Hard to blame the manager for that.

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