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Thread: All things Hertz Away

  1. #181
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepcrooky View Post
    We've got one, Tansey. That sort of game was set up for him yesterday, bizarre he never got on.

    Have to disagree.
    From what I've seen of Tansey he's a different player to Jack, or at least a different player to what Jack was turned into.
    I was well impressed with him at County, thought he was MoM, but he was breaking high,playing passes and making angles higher up.

  2. #182
    We're at our best when Wright and Christie get the ball at their feet and take on defences like we did for spells in the 1st half so fvck knows why we resorted to lumping it up to Rooney.

    Having everyone back for corner is something else I can't fathom out either.

    It looked like we had a decent penalty claim in the 1st half - difficult to tell for sure being sat so far way from it.

  3. #183
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Grieves View Post
    Having everyone back for corner is something else I can't fathom out either.
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    It's about having more of our players in the box than theirs. That's as far as the preparation goes. Doesn't matter who's marking who, who's on the posts or if there's any plan for an out ball. It's not something we need a state of the art training complex to work on.

    It's absolute insanity & a gift to the opposition

  4. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by Mason89 View Post
    It's about having more of our players in the box than theirs. That's as far as the preparation goes. Doesn't matter who's marking who, who's on the posts or if there's any plan for an out ball. It's not something we need a state of the art training complex to work on.

    It's absolute insanity & a gift to the opposition
    Hearts were doing the same yesterday.

  5. #185
    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1983 View Post
    Hearts were doing the same yesterday.
    They all get their badges at the same place

  6. #186
    ****ing shocking performance.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by leontrotsky View Post
    ****ing shocking performance.....
    It wasn't great, but it was far from shocking. Should definitely had a penalty in the 2nd or 3rd minute when Rooney is pulled back in the box. Without getting pulled back, he would have easily put the chance away. If the gutless Thompson had managed to get that decision correct, game completely changes.
    We were poor in the second half and without a doubt, Joe Lewis kept us in the game, but to be fair, that is his job.

    Equal top after 5 games, I think we would have all taken that. However, I think we all agree we have not played well yet and our 13 points could easily have been a few less.

    In comparison to last year when our starting XI was pretty much nailed on every week, we are blending new players in and still searching for our best XI. I personally would play Tansey or Arnason to give us a bit more steel in midfield, but recognise that would mean dropping McLean which seems unlikely.

  8. #188
    Quote Originally Posted by leontrotsky View Post
    ****ing shocking performance.....
    It certainly wasn't the best... Joe Lewis made sure we came away with a point. I never used to like Shinnie, Jack and McLean all in the one team together as McInnes likes them to sit deeper and used to counter...Shinnie, Ball and McLean playing all at the one time is very similar and holds us back also. Shinnie should be playing as he is a great player but McInnes should be making a sacrifice between Ball and McLean as we don't need another 2 deep lying midfielders.

  9. #189
    Very disappointed with how the game went yesterday, strange set-up and as the game developed McInnes did his usual to help the team on the pitch.....feck all, no subs until they couldn't really contribute to the game overall !!!
    Don't know why we didn't go with our standard formation yesterday, was he trying to combat/match up to Hertz ?
    The pitch certainly wasn't the same dimensions as Tynecastle, it looked bigger than Hampden and no wonder a few players were getting cramp towards the end of the game.

    What has happened to Rooney in 2017, he has been abysmal since the turn of the year.

  10. #190
    Yesterday summed up why we are the summit of McInnes's career. He might get a better club than AFC sometime soonish but I doubt he will make a decent fist of it.

    I'm all for squad rotation - but you stick with the same system, and just slide players in and out of that system. Yesterday was just a complete mish mash, can somebody explain to a football luddite like me what the system actually was? F.ucked if I know.

    0-0 is never a bad result against Fartz; Tynie, Murrayfield, even with them in dissarray. But, we made them look good yesterday which they aren't, and they should have had us well beaten. And, quite alarmed at McInnes's post match comments that "if there was going to be a winner, it was going to be Hearts" or something along those lines - Some kind of justification for the players retreating to the half way line for the last 15 mins. Was that an admission that he f.ucked up?

    Did Arnie warm up yesterday, in front of the away end? Never saw him....
    Last edited by Feck_the_Huns; 10-09-2017 at 06:54 PM.

  11. #191
    Just watched the highlights,Lewis bailed our defence out so many times.The one where Ball gave away possession and their number 77 was allowed to run at our goal while Considine jogged beside him was embarrassing.

    Arnason must be raging being an international defender sitting on the bench watching that sort of calamity defending.

  12. #192
    Quote Originally Posted by rico94 View Post
    Just watched the highlights,Lewis bailed our defence out so many times.The one where Ball gave away possession and their number 77 was allowed to run at our goal while Considine jogged beside him was embarrassing.

    Arnason must be raging being an international defender sitting on the bench watching that sort of calamity defending.
    McInnes was not happy on thursday night when I asked him why Arnie is not starting - he accused me of suggesting there was something sinister going on. Clearly rattled by my line of questioning. Simple question which deserved a simple answer, other than "he ain't fit."

    Just tell us, Derek

  13. #193
    Quote Originally Posted by GlezgaRed View Post
    The pitch certainly wasn't the same dimensions as Tynecastle, it looked bigger than Hampden
    The pitch was smaller than the standard of 105 x 68m (no top level pitch is Scotland is bigger than this).

    I would suggest the pitch was Tynecastle size in order to ensure that there was no disadvantage to the 3 opponents who play there as opposed to Tynescastle.

    Certainly it was not as long as 105m.

    Area of grass surface does not have any bearing on pitch dimensions!

  14. #194
    Quote Originally Posted by Feck_the_Huns View Post
    McInnes was not happy on thursday night when I asked him why Arnie is not starting - he accused me of suggesting there was something sinister going on. Clearly rattled by my line of questioning. Simple question which deserved a simple answer, other than "he ain't fit."

    Just tell us, Derek
    Interesting,the more this goes on it looks like he was signed by someone other than McInnes and he is being stubborn in not playing him to prove a point.The fitness thing is shyte he played for Iceland last week plus if he was unfit McInnes would have him playing u20 games to get him up to speed but hasn't.

  15. #195
    Quote Originally Posted by kkong View Post
    The pitch was smaller than the standard of 105 x 68m (no top level pitch is Scotland is bigger than this).

    I would suggest the pitch was Tynecastle size in order to ensure that there was no disadvantage to the 3 opponents who play there as opposed to Tynescastle.

    Certainly it was not as long as 105m.

    Area of grass surface does not have any bearing on pitch dimensions!
    I'd be astonished if that pitch is the same dimensions as Tynecastle, the first thing we noticed was the distance from the 18 yard box to the touchline.....looked to be the best part of 20 yards in distance.
    Could easily be an illusion as we were so far away from the pitch in the top tier but when at Tynecastle you're right on top of the pitch !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico94 View Post
    Interesting,the more this goes on it looks like he was signed by someone other than McInnes and he is being stubborn in not playing him to prove a point.The fitness thing is shyte he played for Iceland last week plus if he was unfit McInnes would have him playing u20 games to get him up to speed but hasn't.
    Maybe Arnason shagged Ash Taylors missus

  17. #197
    Quote Originally Posted by GlezgaRed View Post
    I'd be astonished if that pitch is the same dimensions as Tynecastle, the first thing we noticed was the distance from the 18 yard box to the touchline.....looked to be the best part of 20 yards in distance.
    Could easily be an illusion as we were so far away from the pitch in the top tier but when at Tynecastle you're right on top of the pitch !!!
    From goalpost to edge of the box is 18 yards, this we can agree as it's a standard dimension.

    From the photo below, the distance from edge of box to touchline is clearly much less than 18 yards.

    If it was 12 yards, that would give a pitch width of 68 yards (12+18+8+18+12).

    68 yards = 62.2m. Tynecastle is 64m wide.

    Last edited by kkong; 10-09-2017 at 08:01 PM. Reason: Oops, mixed up metres and yards

  18. #198
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman1903 View Post
    Maybe Arnason shagged Ash Taylors missus
    aye maybe.

    Speaking of Ash Taylor I see he got player of the month for Northampton,they must be shyte.

  19. #199
    Quote Originally Posted by Feck_the_Huns View Post
    McInnes was not happy on thursday night when I asked him why Arnie is not starting - he accused me of suggesting there was something sinister going on. Clearly rattled by my line of questioning. Simple question which deserved a simple answer, other than "he ain't fit."

    Just tell us, Derek
    Interesting. Clearly one stubborn *******.

    What were his exact words?

    Amazingly he even seemed to allude to your question after the game and said the defence had been unfairly criticised, right after a game that would have been 4-0 if not for the goalkeeper.

    There are times he is obviously deluded.

  20. #200
    I have only seen the highlights but it looked as though we were being overrun in midfield in the 2nd half. Reminded me a bit of the first h*ns game last season.

    13 out of 15 is a decent start albeit our fixture list has been somewhat soft. Having too many attacking options is a nice problem to have but the potential issue is trying to shoehorn every player into the team. DM may have to operate a rotation policy, which isn't necessarily a bad idea given that his sides have tended to suffer from burnout (last season excepted).

    H*ns seem to be hitting a bit of form now...the first game against them will be massive.

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