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#41 thefootygaffa

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:08 PM

Aberdeen currently living dangerously 1-0 down (2-3 agg) if they concede again they will be out on away goals! 10 mins to go



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:20 PM

FT Aberdeen through! Great stuff



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:59 PM

Good good
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Posted 11 July 2016 - 06:20 PM

Hearts are live on Premier Sports away  v Birkirkara FC, 7.30pm KO on Thursday



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 10:39 PM

Aberdeen have another Latvian team to play in next round. Had mixed success over the years against their teams.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:06 AM



Aberdeen v Ventspils: Latvians deserve respect, says Derek McInnes
13 Jul From the section Football

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
McInnes is looking for a much improved display from his Aberdeen players
Aberdeen v Ventspils, Europa League qualifying, second round, first leg
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium Date: 14 July Kick-off: 19:45
Coverage: Live text on BBC Sport website, updates on BBC Radio Scotland
Manager Derek McInnes is warning that Ventspils will provide Aberdeen with much tougher opposition than their last brush with a side from Latvia.

The Dons swept past Dauguva Riga 8-0 on aggregate two years ago.

But, 13 games into their domestic campaign, Ventspils can boast a much better pedigree.

"Ventspils deserve loads of respect, they are way ahead of what Dauguva Riga were," said McInnes ahead of Thursday's Europa League qualifier.

"They are certainly a capable side, with good experience.

"They have a several Latvian internationals, they have Girts Karlsons up front. He has more than 50 caps and is sitting on 10 goals for the last 12 matches.

"They get the ball forward and get crosses into the box. They are team used to winning, so I think there's no comparison to the last Latvian opposition we had."

Ventspils, coached by former Peterborough assistant Paul Ashworth, sit third in the Virsliga table and progressed with a 4-0 aggregate win over Vikingur from the Faroe Islands.

'Find the right balance'

Aberdeen made heavy weather of getting past Luxembourg part-timers Fola Esch, edging through by a goal after losing the away leg 1-0.

"We managed to get the job done but we know we put the tie at risk," said McInnes.

"We will use it as a reference but it's important we don't dwell on it."

Aberdeen left it late in the first leg against Fola Esch, scoring twice in stoppage-time for a 3-1 victory after missing several good chances.

The Dons dominated possession for long spells in that game but did leave gaps at the back and McInnes is wary of being punished by a superior side.

"We need the right balance all over the pitch, the blend between attack and defence is vital," he said.

"While we will be going all out to win the match, it's important we don't throw everything at it, we need to keep a level of discipline because the level of team we're playing are good enough to punish any lack of organisation.

"If we can get to the levels we are capable of quickly, then we'll give ourselves a chance to progress."
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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:08 AM


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Hibs are likely to hand a first start to keeper Otso Virtanen for Thursday's Europa League second qualifying round first leg at home to Brondby.

The 22-year-old Finn is expected to step up following the departures of Mark Oxley and Conrad Logan.

Striker Grant Holt is in line to make his competitive debut on what will be manager Neil Lennon's first match in charge of the Easter Road side.

The Brondby attack will be led by former Celtic striker Teemu Pukki.

The Danish side's South African midfielder Lebogang Phiri did not travel because of visa problems.

Brondby finished fourth in last season's Superliga, while Championship side Hibs are in the tournament after ending a 114-year wait for a third Scottish Cup success.

The visitors also have a new manager in Alexander Zorniger, with the German steering them to a 10-1 aggregate victory over Icelandic side Valur in the opening qualifying round.

Polish striker Kamil Wilczek will provide support for Pukki, who was signed for Celtic by Lennon in the summer of 2013.

"This will be a good marker," said Lennon. "Brondby are a very good side. They are up alongside the likes of Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen. But the players know they can compete at this level and it shouldn't faze them.

"We are a bit under-cooked, obviously. Some of the players have probably not even played 90 minutes, because we have to be careful to avoid injury, but preparation has gone as well as expected, and the players are relishing the challenge.

"We might have to use the squad as best we can, but we tried to get the players as up to speed as possible. They came back in really good condition and the work they have done on the training ground has been excellent.

"They have played well in the games so far and their attitude has been excellent."

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:15 PM

A busy night, but only hearts on the telly. Premier Sports if you have a subscription, or have other means.

#49 Hoopz

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:26 PM

Took sheep n hertz btts win
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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:00 PM

Hibs go one down against Brondby.........



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:05 PM

If Scottish teams get through then AZ, West Ham or Hertha Berlin could be possible opponents.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:22 PM

Hibs manager Neil Lennon sent to the stand following a disagreement with the match official.....



#53 sheeptastic

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:17 PM

Hibs manager Neil Lennon sent to the stand following a disagreement with the match official.....

Some things never change eh!! :-D :-D



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:18 PM

1-0 for the sheep, this Stockley lad could be good for us



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:19 PM

2-0, that man Rooney :-D :-D



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:19 PM

Terrific result for us. Burns scored with his first touch. Good to have options come off the bench and make an impact. Caught a bit of Redtv stream.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:21 PM

Terrific result for us. Burns scored with his first touch. Good to have options come off the bench and make an impact. Caught a bit of Redtv stream.

As you say mate great result, I spoke to a pal who is a Bristol City fan, he says Burns is a good player that should do well for us



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:31 PM

Watched Hearts in the pub, we were absolutely dominant and really should have scored a couple of goals. Big Oz hit the bar with another 40 yard screamer. The other team had no chances whatsoever, very confident of an easy win next week at home.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:43 PM

As you say mate great result, I spoke to a pal who is a Bristol City fan, he says Burns is a good player that should do well for us

Nice one. He seems to be a promising talent who will hopefully prosper at Aberdeen. Ideal start for the lad.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

Around 200k+ euro for getting through each round really steps up in the third round and still a brave bit to go!  2.4m euro for  getting to group stage would do wonders for Scottish clubs.






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