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Aberdeen's performance is, strange as it sounds, irrelevant here. We were the ones that handed you the game, and for that I don't think anyone here considers Aberdeen to be "playing well" here. They've contained and prodded and that's all they've needed to do.
The "on this showing" is a fair caveat here. If this was all you ever saw of us, you would rightly contest this is a poor team sprinkled with some good talent that haven't turned up and I would be hard pressed to argue that.


It’s very relevant. Aberdeen haven’t had to work hard to pump the top team in the Championship. St Mirren’s two games against Premiership sides have finished 5-0 and 4-1 which would suggest that their defence in particular in not good enough for the top flight, despite them being the BBC media darlings.

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13 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

They weren't really happy to loan him out. They did realise however that we wouldn't play ball on a transfer if the loan wasn't part of the deal and they'd have to take their chances with the likes of Derby and Forest sniffing about in the summer. 

If Celtic were not happy to loan him out they would not have.

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1 minute ago, Grangemouth Bairn said:

If Celtic were not happy to loan him out they would not have.

Then he wouldn't be a Celtic player. He'd be a St. Mirren player in the last 5 months of his contract. 

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Just saw the replay of the GMS goal, that is brilliant.  When he's on his game he's fantastic, unfortunately he's not on his game consistently enough

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2 minutes ago, lubo_blaha said:

It’s very relevant. Aberdeen haven’t had to work hard to pump the top team in the Championship. St Mirren’s two games against Premiership sides have finished 5-0 and 4-1 which would suggest that their defence in particular in not good enough for the top flight, despite them being the BBC media darlings.

The bold bit? :lol: You mean amongst the multitude of Aberdeen supporting BBC staff?

As for the rest, you are just relying on lazy conclusions. You are entitled to your opinion of course.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Think that's literally been said every season for about a decade.

It genuinely has.  I agree that it's usually received nonsense.

This season though, it has some truth.

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Fair doos.  Went the way that it should, TBF.  Aberdeen, whilst looking shakey at the the back, deserved their 3 goal cushion.  

We were dire in defence.  Comical from Stellios, but we looked capable moving forward.  Second half after a wonder-strike made it 4-1 we offered nothing.  

Neither team came close to playing they way thay are capable.  

Safe home to the troops that made the trip, and good luck to the sheep shaggers.  Hope you go all the way or at least put Celtic or the tribute act out on the way.  

Hope we'll be seeing you next year.

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54 minutes ago, PauloPerth said:

This is a Gary Mackay Steven game through and through. Mostly nondescript in most matches, disappears in hard fought battles, yet up against a lower league team when you're cruising and he'll look like a superstar.  Expect a few pieces of outstanding skill in the remainder of the match and everyone raving about 'that's what he's capable of' ....

 

13 minutes ago, senorsoupe said:

Just saw the replay of the GMS goal, that is brilliant.  When he's on his game he's fantastic, unfortunately he's not on his game consistently enough

 

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Hopefully he goes onto to become a good player for them however the fact they were happy to loan him out with Hayes and Roberts both injured tells it's own story.
Celtic never had a choice in that. Lewis himself said that he wanted to stay with Saints until the end of season, regardless of who he signed for. Saints held all the aces as we were due a development fee anyway so we wouldn't have lost him for nowt

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The fact that Craig Samson is considered a good Championship level goalie and plays for the team that's top of the league highlights the clear difference in quality alone between the Championship and Premiership this season.

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It’s very relevant. Aberdeen haven’t had to work hard to pump the top team in the Championship. St Mirren’s two games against Premiership sides have finished 5-0 and 4-1 which would suggest that their defence in particular in not good enough for the top flight, despite them being the BBC media darlings.
Massive difference in the teams. We weren't at it today, shit happens, and we will bouce back. Aberdeen deserved their win and good luck to them. One bad performance doesn't make you a bad team.
As a nation, we tend to build teams/players up to unrealistic levels then when they have one bad game, we say they can't cut it. The truth lies somewhere in between imo

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1 hour ago, resk said:

Never seen three consecutive headers from the South Stand before. Lovely stuff.

Good to see the South Stand showing a glimpse of what it's capable of.

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2 minutes ago, Kneetrembler said:

Good to see the South Stand showing a glimpse of what it's capable of.

This is the worst South Stand performance for at least a decade.  Highlights the gap between the North Bank and this rubbish.  No keepie ups, no Rabonas, no nothing.  

 

:P

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30 minutes ago, Doctor Sanchez said:

Fair doos.  Went the way that it should, TBF.  Aberdeen, whilst looking shakey at the the back, deserved their 3 goal cushion.  

We were dire in defence.  Comical from Stellios, but we looked capable moving forward.  Second half after a wonder-strike made it 4-1 we offered nothing.  

Neither team came close to playing they way thay are capable.  

Safe home to the troops that made the trip, and good luck to the sheep shaggers.  Hope you go all the way or at least put Celtic or the tribute act out on the way.  

Hope we'll be seeing you next year.

Not confident of going up this season then?

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Mackay-Steven and Christie played well, and I'm looking forward to seeing those two and McGinn on the pitch at the same time. McGinn already began to show glimpses of what we have been missing in the first half of the season when he came on. Stewart shows modest signs of improvement going forward, but is still lacking a consistent end product and got himself into a real mess at St Mirren's goal. 

Some comical defending from both teams in the first half, but thankfully St Mirren's was slightly worse - or at least more costly. Reynolds just isn't very good, and O'Connor didn't cover himself in glory either. I don't know the nature of Arnason's injury, but hopefully it isn't too problematic and he will be back partnering McKenna soon enough. 

Oh, and Shinnie didn't get booked - three games in a row without a yellow card, which must be some sort of record for him at Aberdeen. 

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The fact that Craig Samson is considered a good Championship level goalie and plays for the team that's top of the league highlights the clear difference in quality alone between the Championship and Premiership this season.


No, no it fuckin doesn’t.

Great day out, hopefully we’ll meet again soon Aberdeen.

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3 minutes ago, buddie06smfc said:

 


No, no it fuckin doesn’t.

Great day out, hopefully we’ll meet again soon Aberdeen.

 

It kind of does. The fact Gavin Reilly has 20 goals and Lewis Morgan is "by far" the best players at that level says a lot. Morgan looks absolutely miles behind Ryan Christie despite their only being a year difference in age. 

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5 minutes ago, buddie06smfc said:

 


No, no it fuckin doesn’t.

Great day out, hopefully we’ll meet again soon Aberdeen.

 

I hope so too. Is the Alamo bar still on the go? It's a fucking awesome pub, one of my favourite away days. 

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