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#1651 ONLINE   1903Fitba

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

Same as Cosgrove on Brown. If you’re gonna get sent or at least do some damage.

Tyrone Mings could do a job for us.
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#1652 OFFLINE   Sooper-hanz

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:59 AM

People forgot that McKenna is still a fairly raw player. He's only played ~50 top flight games for Aberdeen (in the league), and he's still pretty young, so he's going to make some mistakes. 

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

McKenna's form had been patchy before his injury. He has played in the last 2 games versus the ugly where we have conceded 8 goals. Against better quality opposition he has looked suspect. No doubt he has potential, but at the moment I can't see any EPL side coming in for him. It is the games against the ugly sisters where they will judge him and last night he was chasing shadows.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

I think he seems more impressive because of his physical attributes. 


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:53 AM

McKenna's form had been patchy before his injury. He has played in the last 2 games versus the ugly where we have conceded 8 goals. Against better quality opposition he has looked suspect. No doubt he has potential, but at the moment I can't see any EPL side coming in for him. It is the games against the ugly sisters where they will judge him and last night he was chasing shadows.

 

He's routinely been Scotland's best defender when he's stepped up to that level. 


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:58 AM

He's routinely been Scotland's best defender when he's stepped up to that level.


In fairness being Scotland’s best CB isn’t much of an achievement at the moment.

At least now he’ll get a few games rest and get back to 100% before he plays again.

The whole defence was fucking shocking last night, not just McKenna.
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#1657 OFFLINE   ConsiCanBoogie1903

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:05 AM

In fairness being Scotland’s best CB isn’t much of an achievement at the moment.

At least now he’ll get a few games rest and get back to 100% before he plays again.

The whole defence was fucking shocking last night, not just McKenna.


I don't blame them. It was the system used. When we had to go 4 at the back in the second half Rangers never got a sniff when it was 10v10. McInnes being a smart arse from the go is what resulted in us struggling first half. I can understand adopting those tactics in Glasgow at Hampden or Ibrox, but playing in front of your own fans and being in a good vein of form, it's just cowardly.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:15 AM

I don't blame them. It was the system used. When we had to go 4 at the back in the second half Rangers never got a sniff when it was 10v10. McInnes being a smart arse from the go is what resulted in us struggling first half. I can understand adopting those tactics in Glasgow at Hampden or Ibrox, but playing in front of your own fans and being in a good vein of form, it's just cowardly.

 

It wasn't 3 at the back, it was Considine left back with Lowe in front of him. Then we switched that in the second half and Hoban went into a sitting midfield role until the sendings off.  I agree we were set up wrong and should have started with Hoban sitting in midfield but it was a back 4 all game (until Logan got subbed as we were chasing the winner).


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:18 AM

In fairness being Scotland’s best CB isn’t much of an achievement at the moment.

At least now he’ll get a few games rest and get back to 100% before he plays again.

The whole defence was fucking shocking last night, not just McKenna.

 

Fair enough, the point I thought I was making was more that he has looked comfortable at international level which is a higher level than playing the huns.

 

I'd also add he was terrific when we won at Ibrox.


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#1660 OFFLINE   SheepieBaaBaa

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:58 AM

In fairness being Scotland’s best CB isn’t much of an achievement at the moment.

At least now he’ll get a few games rest and get back to 100% before he plays again.

The whole defence was fucking shocking last night, not just McKenna.

 

I rate Mckenna very highly, but reckon the understanding he has with Devlin is the key.

 

Both are great players, but together they are a class above.  Devlin still young too, but has that little bit more experience and together they have a chemistry.


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#1661 OFFLINE   dj_bollocks

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:13 PM

I hope Devlin is fully fit again soon. I'd give him an hour on Sunday if he's ready...


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:36 PM

Devlin seems to have that in built instinctive knowledge that the key is stopping them putting the spherical thing in your netty thing. Their formation, their price, their wage, their reputation and all their other pish counts for fuck all.

That is not an instinct shared by many in that squad regrettably.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:28 PM

I’ve said before that McKenna will hit a slump in form and how he deals with it will define his next career move. At the moment I think Devlin is a bigger miss in the defence, not necessarily because he’s a better player than McKenna, but because of his organisation, attitude and drive.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:34 PM

I’ve said before that McKenna will hit a slump in form and how he deals with it will define his next career move. At the moment I think Devlin is a bigger miss in the defence, not necessarily because he’s a better player than McKenna, but because of his organisation, attitude and drive.


Erm, yep, so a better player
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:52 PM

Erm, yep, so a better player


Is someone who answers calls at your work a better employee than you?
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#1666 OFFLINE   fine-n-dandy

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Is someone who answers calls at your work a better employee than you?

 

No doubt.

 

Even when they are on sick leave


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:04 PM

Aye he was right,but schoolboy stuff nae to play to the whistle!
He should ken better.


It's a bit late to wait for the whistle and then claim offside.

But whatever you think.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:07 PM

Erm, yep, so a better player


Not even close.

Devlin is almost at his peak imo, experience will improve him a bit but he's there.

McKenna looks like a player with loads of upside, it's all still to come if he has the attitude to keep learning and the right coaching.
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#1669 OFFLINE   fine-n-dandy

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:29 AM

Not even close.

Devlin is almost at his peak imo, experience will improve him a bit but he's there.

McKenna looks like a player with loads of upside, it's all still to come if he has the attitude to keep learning and the right coaching.

Correct. Just like VVD when at Celtic & at same age


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