Reo, Alexandro: Brendan gets managing

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Finishing third last season, Aberdeen go straight to the Europa League playoff round, so their only competitive game since losing 5-0 at Celtic Park at the end of last season was Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Livingston.  They prepared for the season with only four friendlies, meaning they have seen less game time than anyone else in the league, perhaps in the country.

Our record at Pittodrie is excellent.  There have been 11 wins and two draws since the last defeat, under Ronny Deila, still, for my generation, this is always a daunting fixture.  We were conditioned during more difficult times.

What happened last season to Aberdeen remains unexplained.  Jim Goodwin had them performing well, but letting a two-goal lead slip late on against Newco derailed them.  Form disintegrated amid humiliating defeats to Darvel, Hibs and Hearts.

Barry Robson took over as interim and effected an immediate turnaround.  From an unlikely position, they climbed the table into third position, sweeping aside Hibs and Hearts without trace of their earlier defeats.  Barry’s status as a winner is without question among the Celtic support, I hope he succeeds at Aberdeen, although not for a few more days.

I was a bit surprised to read Brendan Rodgers suggesting that Reo Hatate “has to prove himself”.  This is no more true for Reo as it is for everyone else in the squad.  Managing a couple of dozen young athletes will require various techniques, I hope this is merely a way to tweak Reo’s role.

One technique all managers like to employ is making an example of a miscreant.  Alexandro Bernabei missed a team meeting and put his own neck in the stocks.  If there is a serious athlete in there, he had better show himself quickly.

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  1. Turnbull and Matt not an ideal combination.Wee Odin in against Killie ?.Need to get them playing.

  2. Turkeybhoy

     

     

    Agree re Kyogo / Kane. Thai feels like bed wetting of an extreme nature.

     

     

    Also agree re Brendan and stats obsession working against Reo.

     

     

    He never just plays the percentage ball. This is why we love him in the SPFL where we can recover if it does not come off but where it can often split the blocks we are up against.

     

     

    Brendan won’t love this but hopefully he does see the value of it.

  3. TB, dont get me wrong, i dont think Spurs fans would accept Kyogo as a Kane replacement, but Ange seems to have their backing re transfers, so it cannot be dusmissed outright as a possibility. I remember most on here dismissing the Jota and Ange exit rumours from the London press also…

  4. bournesouprecipe on

    Scaniel

     

     

    A lack of civility draws attention but renders some posts to the pure waste of time bin. 👍

  5. bournesouprecipe on

    Transfer fee monitors – David Turnbull £2M – Reo Hatate £1.4M

     

     

    Punts CSC

  6. Sunday is the first real test of the season and will show if we are stronger or weaker than last season.

     

    I think we are weaker, time to find out.

  7. Despite my feelings when he left, I’m delighted to have Brendan back in the hot seat.

     

    I’m hopeful he will strengthen the team, hopefully sooner rather than later.

     

    However, as things stand today, I find it increasingly difficult to argue that we are stronger in any area of the pitch.

     

    Whilst we have made an increased earnings announcement to the regulators, we do not appear to be stronger in the goalkeeping dept. Or defensively or midfield or up front.

     

    This is disappointing.

  8. The Battered Bunnet on

    So good it deserves a reprise:

     

     

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 11TH AUGUST 2023 1:26 PM

     

    Wee Alexandro is adamant that he said to Brendan “ Wake me up before Kyogo “

  9. bournesouprecipe on

    Big Billy regularly fined Frank McAvennie for turning up for Monday morning training on Tuesdays.

     

     

    Allegedly CSC

  10. !!BADA BING!! on 11TH AUGUST 2023 1:56 PM

     

    Spurs signed an Argentinian striker last week….

     

     

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    Veliz. He’s a 19 year old and viewed as one for the future.

  11. Any feedback as to when A Johnston might return ?

     

     

    A goalkeeper upgrade

     

     

    Right back cover

     

     

    Center back cover (seems to be happening)

     

     

    Are my realistic priorities.

     

     

    We have options and development potential for the rest assuming no one leaves.

  12. AuroraBorealis79 on

    Kyogo to spurs is not an unrealistic proposition. He knows the ange system, he can find space & the back of the net. Ange trusts him.

     

     

    Who could have predicted Ange to Spurs 3 months ago?

  13. the long wait is over on

    BR of course will be privy to information and have an opinion on players attitudes we never will but for me Reo has nothing to prove.

     

     

    Bernabei is the opposite. Poor on the pitch and seemingly a bit unrealiable off it.

     

     

    Seems he still faces charges of DD and criminal behaviour in a nightclub. All still to be proven of course.

     

     

    Maybe that’s affecting him.

  14. paulsthroughball88 on

    Citeh at Burnley, Master v Apprentice, live on channel 109 tonight if you have Virgin Media but don’t subscribe to Sky Sports.

  15. bournesouprecipe on

    Big Billy regularly fined Frank McAvennie for turning up for Monday morning training on Tuesdays.

  16. SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 11TH AUGUST 2023 1:45 PM

     

    25 people have still to make their Superbru predictions before the 3pm deadline tomorrow.

     

    Thi is your chance to topple our current leader- the Donkey King- Scaniel.

     

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    Can we just close the competition there. I’m usually propping the table up thanks to my cunning plan to award all thems away fixtures a 1-0 victory to the home side and all thems home games a 0-0 draw. Wishful thinking sometimes works, don’t you know 🥴

  17. scaniel

     

     

    Adopted a similar policy in the first part of last season, could not bring myself to back the new Rangers to win any game. The Masons in black soon put an end to that virtue signalling.

  18. paulsthroughball88 on

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 11TH AUGUST 2023 2:25 PM

     

     

    “Big Billy regularly fined Frank McAvennie for turning up for Monday morning training on Tuesdays.’

     

    ____________________

     

     

    Jenny, Jenny, fines are ten a penny. . .

  19. Tom McLaughlin on

    LAMBERT14

     

    Sunday is the first real test of the season and will show if we are stronger or weaker than last season.

     

     

    Do you really think you can make such an assessment on one game?

     

     

    You can’t.

     

     

    Thankfully football and life aren’t that simple.

  20. bournesouprecipe on

    AURORABOREALIS79

     

     

    Who could have predicted Ange to Spurs 3 months ago?

     

    ……..

     

     

    His agent?

  21. TOM MCLAUGHLIN on 11TH AUGUST 2023 2:36 PM

     

    LAMBERT14

     

    Sunday is the first real test of the season and will show if we are stronger or weaker than last season.

     

    Do you really think you can make such an assessment on one game?

     

    You can’t.

     

    Thankfully football and life aren’t that simple.

     

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    It will certainly be a good indicator on whether a lack of pace in our midfield in 2 of our 3, Turnbull and O’Riley will be good enough to have confidence in.

     

    Also how will our 2 direct wingers cope without having the trickery of a Jota.

     

    I believe this will tell Brendan whether this is the way forward.

     

    Admittedly Ralston is only a stop gap but if Gustaf is signed then we will have good depth to central defence .

     

    Sundays game will also be a huge test of Hart as Aberdeen may see him as a weak link.

     

    For me, Sunday will tell us everything.

  22. “Why people are so negative:

     

    In brief, almost all negativity has its roots in one of three deep-seated fears: the fear of being disrespected by others, the fear of not being loved by others, and the fear that “bad things” are going to happen”

     

     

    Hmm…

  23. We never signed marquee signings, they became marquee signings. We have brought in younger players who will be hardier. Mooy aside, Carl and Jota could get bullied up here. Scandinavian boys will make us harder with AJ, CCV, Maeda and Iwatta. He’s building 2 teams. No matter how much we spend and who we bring in Europe is a pipe dream.

     

     

    Give yourselves a shake.csc

     

     

    A keeper and LB is needed to keep winning domestically.

     

     

    I see lots of the sky is falling posts and blogs of late, my only concern is the goals we have lost in the team. Matty going to replace Mooys goals? Yang, Tillio and a fit and playing Abada to replace Jotas goals?

     

     

    Need players out not in just now

     

     

    KLV

  24. and HS

     

     

    Online disinhibition is a phenomenon where individuals in cyberspace do or say things that they would not say or do in “real-life” situations as they feel less restrained and able to express themselves more freely (Suler, 2004).

  25. Aloysius Gonzaga on

    Celtic are due credit for planning ahead with regard’s to Kyogo’s contract .

     

    If Spurs come in for him .

     

    We will be able to negotiate a better transfer fee than we would under his old contract .

     

     

    Let’s hope we have our eye on a suitable replacement if they do seek to sign our STAR man .

     

     

    We should not be caught with our pants down .

     

     

    AG

  26. Imagine buying a 25m player and loaning him out 6 weeks later.

     

     

    Different planet.csc

     

     

    KLV

  27. There was a good interview on Hawksby & Baker on Talksport yesterday with Brad Friedel about this company he now works for, Goalkeeper.com, where they analyse goales strengths and weaknesses to the nth degree, where he explained how they can argue using stats that David Raya is a better bet than Ramsdale next season, for example.

     

    I know you can prove absolutely anything with stats, but would love to see some analysis of this type done on Siegrist & Hart, or any other new prospect. Long gone are the days of shots stopped, passes made, crosses caught etc Its all far more convoluted but was an interesting take on the level of detail involved. I get the feeling that Brendan would hold more faith in this level of analysis than Ange may have done.

  28. Like the majority on here , I do not have a clue as to what goes on behind the scenes.

     

    All speculation, but I am adamant no player is bigger than the Club, not one.

     

     

    So, if a player does not wish to play for us, then, thanks and goodbye, end of.

     

     

    With regards Brendan, my jury is still out on him. My personal feeling are that his style has not evolved the same was as say Peps at Citeh. Must keep moving on or get trampled on.

     

    Only my opinion though.

     

     

    KINGLuBO

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