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    The manager picks the team, sets the tactics & motivates the players. No way does McInnes get excused from those Motherwell games, just because of some individual howlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason89 View Post
    The manager picks the team, sets the tactics & motivates the players. No way does McInnes get excused from those Motherwell games, just because of some individual howlers.
    So for the LC quarter final, are you blaming McInnes for picking Joe, who up until that point was having a good season, and after that game had a good season, but unfortunately chose that game to have an absolute howler?

    And for the SC semi final, are you blaming McInnes for playing Arnason at centre half (I can't think of a better option, given the choices available) and Ball at right back, again given the choices available.

    If you were the manager who would you have picked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    So for the LC quarter final, are you blaming McInnes for picking Joe, who up until that point was having a good season, and after that game had a good season, but unfortunately chose that game to have an absolute howler?

    And for the SC semi final, are you blaming McInnes for playing Arnason at centre half (I can't think of a better option, given the choices available) and Ball at right back, again given the choices available.

    If you were the manager who would you have picked?
    Maybe a better manager would have a more balanced side possible having someone that can deputise at right back rather than simply having a first choice and nothing else. Ball has never been a right back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basingstokered View Post
    Maybe a better manager would have a more balanced side possible having someone that can deputise at right back rather than simply having a first choice and nothing else. Ball has never been a right back
    Maybe so, but not easy considering the resources that we have to have options available in all areas and to account for every circumstance. McInnes surely isn't the first manager to be forced to play someone not in their preferred, natural position. Having said that Ball was honking at right back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    Maybe so, but not easy considering the resources that we have to have options available in all areas and to account for every circumstance. McInnes surely isn't the first manager to be forced to play someone not in their preferred, natural position. Having said that Ball was honking at right back.
    Perhaps the idiot could have got a right back on loan instead of the centre midfielder from Man City for all that he played

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    I thought Arnason was going to be a very good signing for us. Unfortunately this was not to be. His performances were poor throughout the season, but the performance in the SC semi final was woeful. I'm glad he didn't play much (if at all after this). It's all very well for him to spout on about playing it on the deck from the back, but his first job is to defend and he did that poorly this year.

    I think this season AOC, who certainly has his limitations, was more effective for us than Arnason was or Arnason could have been. AOC was an ok defender for us. Just don't give home the ball at his feet and time and space.

    McInnes is not without his faults but surely Arnason and Ball (who did Ok, playing in midfield after the SC semi) must shoulder the blame for the SC semi loss. It's also a pity the Joe Lewis chose the LC quarter final to have his honking game of the season. Again, not McInnes fault either than Joe had a 'mare.
    In the 49 games Anthony O’Connor played for us this season he played well against Celtic away and Kilmarnock away in the Scottish Cup,that’s 2 out of 49 games.

    O’Connor had as much abysmal games this season as Arnason did,he just never got dropped when he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basingstokered View Post
    Perhaps the idiot could have got a right back on loan instead of the centre midfielder from Man City for all that he played
    Ah, so now McInnes is an idiot for not getting a right back on loan, because really he should have known that his right back would have been suspended for this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    Ah, so now McInnes is an idiot for not getting a right back on loan, because really he should have known that his right back would have been suspended for this game.


    Yes who would suspect that a defender may get suspended would it be acceptable for him to have one striker in his squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico94 View Post
    In the 49 games Anthony O’Connor played for us this season he played well against Celtic away and Kilmarnock away in the Scottish Cup,that’s 2 out of 49 games.

    O’Connor had as much abysmal games this season as Arnason did,he just never got dropped when he did.
    Aberdeen had the second best defensive record in the league behind Celtic. Not bad going considering one of their Centre halves only played well twice during the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    Aberdeen had the second best defensive record in the league behind Celtic. Not bad going considering one of their Centre halves only played well twice during the season.
    Obviously O’Connor was the reason for the record given the amount of teams chasing his signature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basingstokered View Post
    Obviously O’Connor was the reason for the record given the amount of teams chasing his signature
    I never said he was the reason. I was stating the fact that we did have the second best defensive record in the league in response to the earlier comment that AOC only played well twice. Whilst he is a very limited footballer, he has been a very effective defender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    I never said he was the reason. I was stating the fact that we did have the second best defensive record in the league in response to the earlier comment that AOC only played well twice. Whilst he is a very limited footballer, he has been a very effective defender.
    If he was such an effective defender why isn’t there a que of clubs for his signature he’s is garbage pure and simple if he had come through the youth team here there would be uproar about him having played so often for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    Whilst he is a very limited footballer, he has been a very effective defender.
    He was sh!t. Will not be missed at all. Another player that was brought in to help with the tooling up and unfortunately for us he hid in bigger matches. (Played 1 decent end of the season match against Celtic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico94 View Post
    In the 49 games Anthony O’Connor played for us this season he played well against Celtic away and Kilmarnock away in the Scottish Cup,that’s 2 out of 49 games.

    O’Connor had as much abysmal games this season as Arnason did,he just never got dropped when he did.
    Actually , I thought he played well in the three home games after the split as well as away to Celtic. I didn’t see the other post-split game away to Killie , but I think Peter Houston who was the co-commentator for that game on Sportsound was full of praise for his performance that day.

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    Oh dear. This is a reply to both of the above.

    Whether you see it or not, he is a very effective defender. He is also a very, very poor footballer with the ball at his feet. He was an integral part of our defence last season and only the Tims had a better defensive record than us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    Oh dear. This is a reply to both of the above.

    Whether you see it or not, he is a very effective defender. He is also a very, very poor footballer with the ball at his feet. He was an integral part of our defence last season and only the Tims had a better defensive record than us.
    Just imagine how much better it could’ve been, without that f*kn donkey in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason89 View Post
    Just imagine how much better it could’ve been, without that f*kn donkey in it
    It`s really quite amazing how e finished second again given how many poor players we have !!

    A team in transition, losing our most effective attacker in Hayes. Christie playing for half a season ( as a show pony ) Rooney NOt getting a start or being played out wide. McGinn gone, then back but not firinig on all cylinders. Greg Stewart too slow and fat, May all over the place and unable to gel or score. Logan off form. O Conner ,...sheeeite ( ?! ) . Considine, .....you fill your own description in pls , Ball rubbish. McLean rubbish because he didn`t grow a moustache. And Lewis , hells teeth even he had a bad game. One . And maybe a couple more glitches. And then there was that GMS. hot and cold. Not up to standard really.

    Have I missed anything out ? Oh Aye. McInnes. Jeeeezzz. Wrong teams, poor planning, all his signings were duff. No visio, a Hun traitor. It`s all his fault.

    Yet we still finished second....again !! Ah, but look at what we didin`t do in the Cups. we should have won two or more by now. He`ll have to go. There are loads of other managers out there with good or better records. We should have got Jack Ross. Or Jim McIntyre.


    Right,. So that was last season. it`s done. It`s over. And we came second again.....eventually. We beat Celtic in Glasgow with Considine scoring . So a great last day.

    But it`s all over. So come guys. Can we just move on , and look forward to supporting this really crappy team again next Season. We`ve already signed three players , ( who of course will be rubbish ) and we can look forward to getting another one or two in soon . From EL 1. Who`ll be rubbish. and a couple of loanees . They`ll be rubbish too.

    I can`t wait. Bring it on. COYR !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilthedon View Post
    It`s really quite amazing how e finished second again given how many poor players we have !!

    A team in transition, losing our most effective attacker in Hayes. Christie playing for half a season ( as a show pony ) Rooney NOt getting a start or being played out wide. McGinn gone, then back but not firinig on all cylinders. Greg Stewart too slow and fat, May all over the place and unable to gel or score. Logan off form. O Conner ,...sheeeite ( ?! ) . Considine, .....you fill your own description in pls , Ball rubbish. McLean rubbish because he didn`t grow a moustache. And Lewis , hells teeth even he had a bad game. One . And maybe a couple more glitches. And then there was that GMS. hot and cold. Not up to standard really.

    Have I missed anything out ? Oh Aye. McInnes. Jeeeezzz. Wrong teams, poor planning, all his signings were duff. No visio, a Hun traitor. It`s all his fault.

    Yet we still finished second....again !! Ah, but look at what we didin`t do in the Cups. we should have won two or more by now. He`ll have to go. There are loads of other managers out there with good or better records. We should have got Jack Ross. Or Jim McIntyre.


    Right,. So that was last season. it`s done. It`s over. And we came second again.....eventually. We beat Celtic in Glasgow with Considine scoring . So a great last day.

    But it`s all over. So come guys. Can we just move on , and look forward to supporting this really crappy team again next Season. We`ve already signed three players , ( who of course will be rubbish ) and we can look forward to getting another one or two in soon . From EL 1. Who`ll be rubbish. and a couple of loanees . They`ll be rubbish too.

    I can`t wait. Bring it on. COYR !!!!

    Whoever we sign from league 1 will have the rest of the Europa league teams quaking at the prospect of facing such technically brilliant footballers

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_a_goal View Post
    Aberdeen had the second best defensive record in the league behind Celtic. Not bad going considering one of their Centre halves only played well twice during the season.
    It wasn’t down to him though,he was lucky he had McKenna playing alongside him instead of Reynolds.

    If we didn’t give McKenna his chance and AOC and Reynolds were the first choice centre backs we wouldn’t have finished 2nd or had the 2nd best defensive record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilthedon View Post
    It`s really quite amazing how e finished second again given how many poor players we have !!

    A team in transition, losing our most effective attacker in Hayes. Christie playing for half a season ( as a show pony ) Rooney NOt getting a start or being played out wide. McGinn gone, then back but not firinig on all cylinders. Greg Stewart too slow and fat, May all over the place and unable to gel or score. Logan off form. O Conner ,...sheeeite ( ?! ) . Considine, .....you fill your own description in pls , Ball rubbish. McLean rubbish because he didn`t grow a moustache. And Lewis , hells teeth even he had a bad game. One . And maybe a couple more glitches. And then there was that GMS. hot and cold. Not up to standard really.

    Have I missed anything out ? Oh Aye. McInnes. Jeeeezzz. Wrong teams, poor planning, all his signings were duff. No visio, a Hun traitor. It`s all his fault.

    Yet we still finished second....again !! Ah, but look at what we didin`t do in the Cups. we should have won two or more by now. He`ll have to go. There are loads of other managers out there with good or better records. We should have got Jack Ross. Or Jim McIntyre.


    Right,. So that was last season. it`s done. It`s over. And we came second again.....eventually. We beat Celtic in Glasgow with Considine scoring . So a great last day.

    But it`s all over. So come guys. Can we just move on , and look forward to supporting this really crappy team again next Season. We`ve already signed three players , ( who of course will be rubbish ) and we can look forward to getting another one or two in soon . From EL 1. Who`ll be rubbish. and a couple of loanees . They`ll be rubbish too.

    I can`t wait. Bring it on. COYR !!!!
    I read this excellent post and before I had to say "Hear, Hear", Basingstoke jumps in with more negativity.

    FFS, McInnes, why aren't you signing Ronaldo? And Bale? They both want to leave Madrid. Go get them.

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