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See Hearts during the week, they played Callums system for the first 50 odd minutes and looked shite, changed it and played 2 up front and looked far better. Why can't the hobbit see what every c**t else sees?

Edit, before anyone says we played 2 up front today, Murphy playing 40 yards away from Bair doesn't count and he's not a striker.

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1 hour ago, Zamora Fan said:

Our most realistic relegation rivals won 3-0 at Dundee United today. Incredibly depressing that its out of the question we'd get a result like that under this manager even if we played well.

No, you've got that wrong. Killie were at County and lost 1-0 to 10 men, so still hope.

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There very little chance of us scoring with that front three - primarily because Bair has absolutely no influence at all either dropping into hold the ball up then feeding Carey/Murphy or getting in the box for them to set him up. We need a new striker desperately, and if he’s not here by next week May has to start.

Our attempts at fighting back from a goal down were pathetic. It’s another game where I feel like we haven’t given up much defensively in terms of clear chances, but if you don’t create any yourself you leave yourself wide open to Lodi f the game from a moment of quality like we saw today.

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George O’Boyle at the game today.  Don’t understand why the club don’t take the opportunity to bring former players out at half time onto the pitch to get a welcome from the crowd.

Could’ve done with him on the pitch full stop

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I’m really willing it to happen for Bair but I don’t think we have the time to wait - again May did more in 30 than Bair in 60, even if that wasn’t a huge amount.

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See, first half, we were fine, not great but it was fine. Within 5 minutes of the second half, the game was really getting away from us and yet again, he’s reactive. The theme of waiting until we’re a goal down to change anything is absolutely killing us. The interviews defy belief. 

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9 minutes ago, PSJ.84 said:

See, first half, we were fine, not great but it was fine. Within 5 minutes of the second half, the game was really getting away from us and yet again, he’s reactive. The theme of waiting until we’re a goal down to change anything is absolutely killing us. The interviews defy belief. 

In his mind it's working till we're a goal down.  He sets up to draw every time and maybe snatch a win from a counter or set piece.

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25 minutes ago, PSJ.84 said:

See, first half, we were fine, not great but it was fine. Within 5 minutes of the second half, the game was really getting away from us and yet again, he’s reactive. The theme of waiting until we’re a goal down to change anything is absolutely killing us. The interviews defy belief. 

Interviews kill my soul. It’s clear no one ever question him on what he’s saying either.  
 

What was everyone’s views on Phillips today? Felt like I was watching a different player compared to everyone around me. 
 

 

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17 minutes ago, The Saintee said:

In his mind it's working till we're a goal down.  He sets up to draw every time and maybe snatch a win from a counter or set piece.

Aberdeen’s first away win, and first away clean sheet (in the league) since…

 

Yep. Game at McDiarmid in December. 

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1 minute ago, Kyle said:

Interviews kill my soul. It’s clear no one ever question him on what he’s saying either.  
 

What was everyone’s views on Phillips today? Felt like I was watching a different player compared to everyone around me. 
 

 

I can see what he’s getting at most of the time but he doesn’t half f**k it up. 
 

Was fairly impressed with Phillips last week, but today has lowered my expectations quite a lot. Decent enough at winning the ball back, but looked quite unfit - to be expected. His use of the ball? Deary fucking me. 

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1 minute ago, Jamie_Beatson said:

The thing is Davidson wasn’t reactive today. May for Bair on the hour is the same change he makes every week. The other two were mostly because they were on the cusp of getting sent off.

Suppose that’s fair. Like for like changes are hardly reacting, but merely being seen to do something

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Of course, football is only a minor inconvenience in the bigger picture. My thoughts and prayers go out to anybody reading impacted by what happened prior to kick off today.

 

Always open for a chat if it’s needed. 
 

 

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2 minutes ago, PSJ.84 said:

I can see what he’s getting at most of the time but he doesn’t half f**k it up. 
 

Was fairly impressed with Phillips last week, but today has lowered my expectations quite a lot. Decent enough at winning the ball back, but looked quite unfit - to be expected. His use of the ball? Deary fucking me. 

Roughly in line with my thinking re Phillips too. Caught on the ball a lot , passing was poor and he had players ghosting past him all afternoon. Certainly not writing him off but given the write up he got after Rangers I was disappointed. Certainly won’t be winning many MOTM awards if that’s his level. 

Discipline across the team was very poor too. Thought Carey in particular was very lucky to stay on the park as he had 3 fouls that could’ve been bookings. Considine maybe a bit fortunate too. 

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3 minutes ago, PSJ.84 said:

Of course, football is only a minor inconvenience in the bigger picture. My thoughts and prayers go out to anybody reading impacted by what happened prior to kick off today.

 

Always open for a chat if it’s needed. 
 

 

Was grim seeing it happen. Felt a bit awkward hearing Aberdeen fans chant throughout that though.

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18 minutes ago, Kyle said:

Interviews kill my soul. It’s clear no one ever question him on what he’s saying either.  
 

What was everyone’s views on Phillips today? Felt like I was watching a different player compared to everyone around me. 
 

 

Thought he looked average, if that. Passing was horrendous. Positioning not much better. Will give him the benefit of the doubt but needs to improve quickly.

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The players are not bad players. This squad could do okay if they weren't being coached to be so fucking negative. I've long thought he should go, but I'm. Not one to scream it from the stands. At full time today that changed, I can't continue to watch this. I don't mind losing, but to just set up like this week after week and offer nothing in an attacking sense when most of the teams in the league are beatable is just criminal. 

Bair does look hopeless for most part, he's never gonna get a chance to score the way we play though. Halberg playing deep when he showed last season how useful he can be further forward. You can't just hope Carey or Murphy will produce the magic, if they were capable of doing that consistently  they'd not be with us. 

The only positives I can take so far is the defence doesn't look nearly as bad as I feared it would. Mitchell has been a fantastic signing and Considine, despite his inability to run, has been pretty solid. Can't say much about the keeper as he's not really had much to do in the 3 games that matter. 

And as has been mentioned above, horrible to see the scenes before the match and fear it wasn't the best outcome, but I know I'd like to go doing something I loved, so there's that small mercy. 

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