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busby1985
7 minutes ago, Thommo414 said:

Michael Smith too

🙈

 

A 4-0 skelping 6 days before a national final against the side we are playings 2nd string, some laugh. Kinda sums up this season tho. 

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Gambo
15 minutes ago, Absolute Scenes said:

Why has he started so many first team players??!! 

 

How stupid can he be

I reckon only about 3 - 5 of that team will start next week.

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Debut 4
13 minutes ago, Famous 1874 said:

Rash playing Smith, Souttar and Clare. 

Hope we snap all their first team players 

Not bothered about Clare myself, the other two, yes. 

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Gambo

No Cochrane. Starting next week?

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graygo
Just now, busby1985 said:

🙈

 

A 4-0 skelping 6 days before a national final against the side we are playings 2nd string, some laugh. Kinda sums up this season tho. 

 

We took a skelping from them before the semi final in 2012.

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Gashauskis9

I thought Edwards would be a shoe in start today.  Good at pressing.  

 

On the positive side, Cochrane’s omission suggests he could be playing next week.  We need his composure on a big pitch rather than panic merchants like the Ollies.

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soonbe110
1 minute ago, Gambo said:

No Cochrane. Starting next week?

Or injured again? 

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Harry Potter
5 minutes ago, Jean Louis Valois said:

I think it’s safe to say that Vanecek will be away in the summer. How bad must this guy be to not even make it on to the bench today. Another utter waste of cash from our manager.

Total strange signing, turning up to his new club unfit,  still , mind his pass to Clare to beat Livi in the cup, 

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Gambo
3 minutes ago, soonbe110 said:

Or injured again? 

Might be.

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Brighton Jambo

I can see the logic of playing some first team regulars particularly in goal/defence.  Getting absolutely pumped a week before we play them in the cup final isn’t sensible.

 

 

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Governor Tarkin
17 minutes ago, Geoff Kilpatrick said:

No strikers at all - Wighton doesn't count because he isn't a footballer.

 

:lol:

 

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SevenTay

No out and out striker in the team then. Wighton is a actually a No10.

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Gavman81
3 minutes ago, graygo said:

 

We took a skelping from them before the semi final in 2012.

It was before the actual final when they gubbed us 5-0. Today is still pretty much irrelevant ahead of next week though. 

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graygo
2 minutes ago, SevenTay said:

No out and out striker in the team then. Wighton is a actually a No10.

 

Nonsense, he's a number 15.

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Scott980612
16 minutes ago, letsalldothebeattie said:

Would not have been playing Michael Smith, Souttar or Mulraney 

 

pleased to see Irving, Smith & Hickey starting. Assuming Harry getting rested ahead of next week?

Agree with both points here - seems strange to risk those 3 particular players  

 

thought cochrane would have been involved today at some point.  

 

Hope the 3 young lads do well - hickey looked ok up at Pittodrie 

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Auldreidy1874

We don't have a huge squad and with injuries probably cannot avoid playing first team players.

 

Would be too much of a gamble playing more reserve players against them.

 

Maybe looking to keep them hungry and avoid a big defeat 🤗

 

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Gashauskis9
2 minutes ago, SevenTay said:

No out and out striker in the team then. Wighton is a actually a No10.

Before the introduction of squad numbers he would have been a traditional number 15.

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GarryJ-o-s
9 minutes ago, jambo-fletch said:

No idea what formation we’re using today, Clare and Mulraney out wide with Smith supporting wighton?

 

 

I think Mulraney is wing back with Hickey on the other side. Lee and Irving sitting with Clare and Smith supporting Wighton

 

Mulraney-Lee-Irving-Hickey

———Clare————Smith

————Wighton———

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Gashauskis9
Just now, graygo said:

 

Nonsense, he's a number 15.

We’re doing that telepathy thing again 😧😧😧

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Sir Gio
14 minutes ago, Famous 1874 said:

No problem at all😂

Absurd we are playing 5 of the 11 likely to start next week. Today should have been about playing young lads and kicking their first team players

Absolutely 

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Harry Potter
Just now, Gavman81 said:

It was before the actual final when they gubbed us 5-0. Today is still pretty much irrelevant ahead of next week though. 

Today will let the young lads prove a point, and hopefully get in the team next week.

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Sexton Hardcastle

***** moaning whatever the line up was. Too many or too little first team players.

 

Have a ****ing day off man.

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graygo
2 minutes ago, Gavman81 said:

It was before the actual final when they gubbed us 5-0. Today is still pretty much irrelevant ahead of next week though. 

 

So it was.  :facepalm: 

 

Point is that our confidence wasn't affected one iota.

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graygo
1 minute ago, Gashauskis9 said:

We’re doing that telepathy thing again 😧😧😧

 

:rofl: 

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Gashauskis9
1 minute ago, GarryJ-o-s said:

 

 

I think Mulraney is wing back with Hickey on the other side. Lee and Irving sitting with Clare and Smith supporting Wighton

 

Mulraney-Lee-Irving-Hickey

———Clare————Smith

————Wighton———

This.  Testing a 3-4-2-1 ahead of next week.  Expect the same formation but with different personnel.

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Gavman81
1 minute ago, graygo said:

 

So it was.  :facepalm: 

 

Point is that our confidence wasn't affected one iota.

Correct mate.

 

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busby1985
9 minutes ago, graygo said:

 

We took a skelping from them before the semi final in 2012.

We also took a skelping off them before the final in 2012. Here’s hoping for a skelping again. 

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Jambof3tornado

If vanecek cant get picked in a side with no strikers his Hearts career is over.

 

Why the feck did I get excited by the prospect he was meant to be.

 

Stuck in Hearts, although we look poor in midfield.

 

Take a draw right now.

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Taffin

Could be a long afternoon.

 

On the plus side, this suggests Lee won't be starting the final. 🤞🤞

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feedthefox
14 minutes ago, Gambo said:

No Cochrane. Starting next week?

 

Sorry but notwithstanding injuries you have to go pretty far back to recall Cochrane playing well and deserving to be a starter next week, not for me.

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BOBTHEBRUCE

How many goals will we not score today then lads?

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Harry Potter
2 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

If vanecek cant get picked in a side with no strikers his Hearts career is over.

 

Why the feck did I get excited by the prospect he was meant to be.

 

Stuck in Hearts, although we look poor in midfield.

 

Take a draw right now.

Im gutted by the whole fiasco bud, thought he would be special, strange carry on.

Good on video though :sad:

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SkabalaJam

Shaughnessy playing in front of Dikamona don't understand, or is he still carrying an injury?

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Harry Potter
2 minutes ago, BOBTHEBRUCE said:

How many goals will we not score today then lads?

You go first, ha ha.

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Alan_R
18 minutes ago, SevenTay said:

No out and out striker in the team then. Wighton is a actually a No10.

 

15 minutes ago, graygo said:

 

Nonsense, he's a number 15.


You're both wrong he is definitely a number two! 💩

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Debut 4

Think it’s a test for the likes of Lee today to see how he responds. 

 

Will he go out thinking he’s just playing today because others are resting for the final and play half heartedly?

 

Or take the attitude it’s a chance to work himself back into the manager’s mind for the Final?

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BOBTHEBRUCE
1 minute ago, Harry Potter said:

You go first, ha ha.

 

More chance of one of the youngsters scoring than our usual mob to be fair. 

 

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Jambof3tornado
5 minutes ago, feedthefox said:

 

Sorry but notwithstanding injuries you have to go pretty far back to recall Cochrane playing well and deserving to be a starter next week, not for me.

Unfortunately if we are hanging our cup final hopes on young Harry alone we are fukked already.

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letsalldothebeattie
15 minutes ago, Scott980612 said:

Agree with both points here - seems strange to risk those 3 particular players  

 

thought cochrane would have been involved today at some point.  

 

Hope the 3 young lads do well - hickey looked ok up at Pittodrie 

Yeah because we know what will happen one of the 3 will pull up or get rattled and that’s another out the final. Same would’ve thought Cochrane would be involved to keep him ticking over for next week as well. Hopefully Hickey does well. First time seeing him last week and was quite impressed looks a good prospect

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Harry Potter

 

1 minute ago, letsalldothebeattie said:

Yeah because we know what will happen one of the 3 will pull up or get rattled and that’s another out the final. Same would’ve thought Cochrane would be involved to keep him ticking over for next week as well. Hopefully Hickey does well. First time seeing him last week and was quite impressed looks a good prospect

Hickey could be in the final if he performs today.

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letsalldothebeattie
Just now, Harry Potter said:

 

Hickey could be in the final if he performs today.

Would be a massive call from Levein if the case but a massive chance for Hickey to go and prove he can get a shot in the final

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Gambo
12 minutes ago, feedthefox said:

 

Sorry but notwithstanding injuries you have to go pretty far back to recall Cochrane playing well and deserving to be a starter next week, not for me.

The same could be said for all the squad including regular starters.

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Harry Potter
5 minutes ago, BOBTHEBRUCE said:

 

More chance of one of the youngsters scoring than our usual mob to be fair. 

 

aye bud.

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BOBTHEBRUCE

Looks like Burns is a shoo in to play left wing back in the final. 

Not even on the bench and Mulraney being risked today. 

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Gashauskis9
4 minutes ago, BOBTHEBRUCE said:

 

More chance of one of the youngsters scoring than our usual mob to be fair. 

 

My thinking here is that Lee will play next week assuming Naismith is defo out.  Only player we have willing to shoot on sight, but Levein needs to see more work off the ball, hence why I reckon he’s been given a chance today.  

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Gashauskis9
Just now, BOBTHEBRUCE said:

Looks like Burns is a shoo in to play left wing back in the final. 

Not even on the bench and Mulraney being risked today. 

Can only see Burns playing if we go 4-4-2.  He’s never a wing back.

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Jambof3tornado
6 minutes ago, Debut 4 said:

Think it’s a test for the likes of Lee today to see how he responds. 

 

Will he go out thinking he’s just playing today because others are resting for the final and play half heartedly?

 

Or take the attitude it’s a chance to work himself back into the manager’s mind for the Final?

He will fail to grab the game by the scruff of the neck as he always has. 

 

That said if they stand off him he could be one of very few goal threats.

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Jambof3tornado
2 minutes ago, BOBTHEBRUCE said:

Looks like Burns is a shoo in to play left wing back in the final. 

Not even on the bench and Mulraney being risked today. 

Always worry about mulraney given the bursts he makes, that a hamstring will ping at some point.

 

If he is given a marking role he does it well but it does hamper his forward play.

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BOBTHEBRUCE
Just now, Gashauskis9 said:

Can only see Burns playing if we go 4-4-2.  He’s never a wing back.

 

It's hard to predict. Levein has a habit of playing players out of position. 

I'm just going by the fact Mulraney is being risked today. 

I can't see Lee starting the final but stranger things have happened. 

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feedthefox
3 minutes ago, Gambo said:

The same could be said for all the squad including regular starters.

 

I hear you but Cochrane has been particularly poor since he came back he will be overrun, bench at very most for me.

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