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Aberdeen v St Mirren Scottish Cup Round Four 20/1/18

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1 minute ago, Drew said:

How anyone can even pass comment on the performances of Flynn and Hill is beyond me.

Bizarre.

Yep. Both on when the game was already over as a contest. Hill especially had little time to impress, although he still managed one decent forward run with the ball. We've almost a week until the next match, time for the new boys to get to know their team mates a bit better, and get to know what's expected of them.

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1 hour ago, Kemp said:
1 hour ago, TopCat said:

Worth noting that in our 2 games against Premiership opponents this year, we have conceded 9 and scored 1. 

Best thing about our winning streak has been the absence of you posting basic negative statistics we are all fully aware of and acting like you have cracked the enigma code.

You  are more annoying than Elvis by some distance when we lose! Quite an achievement.

Have to agree with Kemp here and although I do realise a forum is all about opinions, in my opinion; we could do WITHOUT a prat like TC as a 'supposed' supporter :)

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I have to admit that my pre match prediction in the pub was a 4..1 win for Aberdeen. I think JR summed things up well in his post match comments. Two mistakes by Stellious and a third mistake in not picking up a runner cost us dear. Great 4th goal by Aberdeen.  No shame in this defeat but certainly things to learn from. Onwards and upwards. Ps. I agree that no judgements could be made on either Flynn or Hill. Good to see them getting a taste of the action. 

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10 minutes ago, Drew said:

How anyone can even pass comment on the performances of Flynn and Hill is beyond me.

Bizarre.

I specifically said I am not passing judgement on Flynn never mentioned hill but I think whats bizarre is people on here raving about Mullen not seen nothing from him no where near whats required for premier league I hope to be proved wrong though.

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Thought we let ourselves down a bit today. We can play much better than that and to give away such cheap goals was disappointing.

Might not be a bad thing though as will have brought us down a peg or two. Onwards and upwards ........ hopefully !

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Aberdeen beat Hibs 4-1 last month at Pittodrie. Does that make Hibs as 'shite' as us?

Learning curve and move on.  And we had 4 players 21 or under and a 22 year old - great experience for these young guys up against experienced pros.

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8 minutes ago, bender rodriguez said:

Were u happy with that insipid performance drew? U are one of the more sensible posters on here and I agree with most of what you say but that was pish today.

Of course I'm not happy, mate. Very poor today. We were well beaten by a significantly better team, but didn't help ourselves.

I posted earlier that I thought we defended very poorly today, and this was in response to someone suggesting it was a par for the course defensive performance. I don't agree, I thought it was uncharacteristically bad.

I'm not happy that we are out of the cup, especially in that manner, but we move on.  Not a great deal to be achieved by dwelling on it.

 

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I don't think we can be overly critical of the team individual errors were very costly and also i prefer not to judge ourselves against Aberdeen's standards at this moment in time. We have a squad that are looking good to win the championship. Then, we should look to buying in a higher quality of defender in particular. I think the3 new boys Flynn, Mullen and Hill will need time to settle and i include Mullen in that because he's still new in my book.

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I specifically said I am not passing judgement on Flynn never mentioned hill but I think whats bizarre is people on here raving about Mullen not seen nothing from him no where near whats required for premier league I hope to be proved wrong though.
I'm not one to get on players backs but I've really not seen much from him that makes me think he is going to pressure anyone for a starting position. Reminds me a lot of Lewis Mclear.

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A lot of doom and gloom on here and I can understand the frustration.

For me. The first half was really quite even. The defence on both sides was poor and they capitalised  on it while we didn't. Morgan was unlucky with the lob over their keeper.

Second half was a total non event after the 4th went in. Aberdeen controlled that phase. 

What I would say was that, even though we definitely  didn't play well and Stelios had an absolute shocker, I don't think we'll need too much extra to compete in the top league should we get over the finish line.

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3 minutes ago, Drew said:

Of course I'm not happy, mate. Very poor today. We were well beaten by a significantly better team, but didn't help ourselves.

I posted earlier that I thought we defended very poorly today, and this was in response to someone suggesting it was a par for the course defensive performance. I don't agree, I thought it was uncharacteristically bad.

I'm not happy that we are out of the cup, especially in the manner, but we move on.

 

I agree with most of what you say except that this was an uncharacteristic defensive display by us.

As stated by others, we have shipped loads of goals against SPL opposition in the recent past and against the likes of Dundermline and Morton in the Championship. In quite a few games in which we have either drawn or won, this was often partly down to poor finishing from the opposition - we are cut wide open far too easily despite our current league position.  I accept that there are signs that things are improving and I hope that this is the case.

Sadly, we often get at each others' throats on this forum, when someone states the obvious about our deficiencies, but I am sure Jack will address these as soon as practicable if he has not already done so.

The reason we are currently sitting top of the league is because of a combination of good organisation, team spirit and individual performances, but we will have to improve significantly to survive in the SPL if we go up at the end of this season.

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We’re the best team in our league and put out an attacking line up every week.

Today we were away from home against a team that is significantly better than us. We should maybe have put out a more defensive line up?

Maybe Eckersley in central defence alongside Baird and Davis, with Smith our wide right and either Magennis dropping out or moving inside as the expense of McShane?

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Limited support there was 595 of us.....

Don’t think you can fault the travelling Buddies. They out sang the home support and genuinely were excellent from watching on tv. Was more talking about the rest of the team. With limited opportunities he took his goal well, did a fair bit of closing down and held the ball up well at times.

I agree with others no need to be too down hearted they are the second best team in the country.

Also given where we are in the league championship winners comes miles ahead of being dejected about today’s performance. Back to winning ways next week and the feel good factor will return...

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4 minutes ago, zico said:

We’re the best team in our league and put out an attacking line up every week.

Today we were away from home against a team that is significantly better than us. We should maybe have put out a more defensive line up?

Maybe Eckersley in central defence alongside Baird and Davis, with Smith our wide right and either Magennis dropping out or moving inside as the expense of McShane?

Maybe realising Stelios is a liability? 

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We tested their defence in the first half but I suoppose they got the measure of us and our defence wasn't up to the standard for the quality of players they have . However , we move on and focus on winning the League . We were outclassed by a superior team and we were not at our best . It sounds like our fans had a great time at the game despite the result . .

Good learning curve for Jack and James . .

In Jack we trust. .

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Stelios cost us 2 goals but Eckersly wasn't fit so we had no choice. There is no doubt Eckersley is a better defender and he'll be back in once he's ready. I'm glad we didn't risk him in this game i'd rather have him for the title winning run in, he's far more reliable.

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Of the 10 outfield starters , for me,  only Davis , Magennis ,  C Smith and Reilly get pass marks . Both full backs were poor , big Baird was getting pulled all over the place . We also saw that the worries about McGinn and McShane's defensive capabilities when under pressure are justified. Unusually for Morgan , apart from a couple of flashes , he was anonymous. Pretty sure that a good few in the team will never smell the Premiership , even if we get there this season !

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