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Who cares about the Sheep,we can have a right go first fifteen as they will be jaded from Thurs,then settle in and play our game.

Ayr came with a game plan to sit in keep it tight and play quick balls forward and get one on ones with mainly Cammy,but they ran out of steam about 55-60 min mark and our superior fitness and footballers took over.Should have been two or three by the end,but I'll take 1-0 all season.Thought Ayr did jobs well,and other teams will do similar at Dens,we are a scalp worth taking,be prepared ...........

Mon the Dee.

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1 hour ago, Billy Campbell's Ghost said:

Maybe not if they go thru 90 mins and extra time this Thursday night?

BCG, they could be missing Cosgrove, he has a hammy strain, in addition there is no Shinnie who has tortured us previously, I think we have a fair crack if we go into the game with a front 2.

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As much as they are stuttering they will be seeing this as an excellent chance to get back on track and get some confidence again.

We musn't underestimate that. Play our game and I'm confident of a good performance from us and a potential upset.

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8 minutes ago, SM1893 said:

As much as they are stuttering they will be seeing this as an excellent chance to get back on track and get some confidence again.

We musn't underestimate that. Play our game and I'm confident of a good performance from us and a potential upset.

Agree ^^^^. we need to be building our team's confidence and trying to get the players comfortable with each other. Start with the team that ended against Ayr, but let's not try new selections in important cup games. Keep Cammy as a defender would be my choice.

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Although following their last two games, it is more than likely, Aberdeen will come out fighting & thinking ... "This game against Dundee, is exactly the right kind of game, to get US, right back on track" ...

I prefer to think their confidence has taken a knock. And if we can continue, what seems our early progress, there is more than a reasonable opportunity for the DFC Lads, to do the business on the day. MON THE DEE:chaplin:

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52 minutes ago, Gedee said:

Although following their last two games, it is more than likely, Aberdeen will come out fighting & thinking ... "This game against Dundee, is exactly the right kind of game, to get US, right back on track" ...

I prefer to think their confidence has taken a knock. And if we can continue, what seems our early progress, there is more than a reasonable opportunity for the DFC Lads, to do the business on the day. MON THE DEE:chaplin:

This game is a chance to continue to develop our team. Agree that Aberdeen may be off the pace a bit for their european matches and they have Scott McKenna  unsettled by transfer rumours and Cosgrove supposedly suffering from a hamstring tweak, but we need to focus on our own players and not be bothering about apparent problems for Aberdeen. We need a very robust defensive performance and everyone playing at the top of their game. Don't want to see a gung ho attitude right from the start, we need to build the confidence of our players and IMO we should treat this game as though it was an important league game that we feel we can win if we play to our players strengths and don't change the shape of our team.  

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If we don't concede in the first 15 minutes on Sunday that'll be 300 minutes (or 5 hours) without an opposition team scoring a competitive goal at Dens. Not bad at all. Wonder when that last happened.

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It would be a boost if Sam Cosgrove was still missing. They don't really have anyone as effective as him at what he does although they've got lots of other good players. 

I'd rather face Curtis main than him.

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1 hour ago, Wattie Rojas said:

It would be a boost if Sam Cosgrove was still missing. They don't really have anyone as effective as him at what he does although they've got lots of other good players. 

I'd rather face Curtis main than him.

Definite boost for us if missing. Hopefully tore themselves out with hard game today then have to rock up to fortress dens. If we are going to beat the dons , this is the opportunity. Would be great for club and all of us if we could squeeze through 4-0 , hemmings (2). Johnstone(1) nelson (1)

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Tonight's result could have a significant bearing on our game. If they can turn their tie around against Rijeka they'll arrive at Dens in great spirits. If they lose three games on the spin for the first time since 2016 they could be deflated and there for the taking on Sunday.

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39 minutes ago, Cobra said:

Tonight's result could have a significant bearing on our game. If they can turn their tie around against Rijeka they'll arrive at Dens in great spirits. If they lose three games on the spin for the first time since 2016 they could be deflated and there for the taking on Sunday.

Or desperate to win? I just want them run into ground so they’re knackered and some wee knocks. Then there to be swallowed by the Dee machine 

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I'm not sure there's any ideal scenario tonight really, a defeat and they're desperate to end the losing sequence, a win and they're possibly over confident coming here. We've got to play our best game and hope that they don't play their's.

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I agree there is no ideal outcome tonight. If they qualify they'll be buzzing. If they lose they'll be hurting and see us as the perfect opposition to take it out on.

All we can do is prepare well, perform on the day and hope it's enough to cause an upset.

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40 minutes ago, Cobra said:

I agree there is no ideal outcome tonight. If they qualify they'll be buzzing. If they lose they'll be hurting and see us as the perfect opposition to take it out on.

All we can do is prepare well, perform on the day and hope it's enough to cause an upset.

I think it's going to be a tough game however tonight pans out, one or two injuries aside, I can't really decide what the best scenario tonight would be. Obviously their main striker remaining on the sidelines would be a bonus and hopefully (but unlikely) they underestimate us.

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2 minutes ago, Reverend Lovejoy said:

I think it's going to be a tough game however tonight pans out, one or two injuries aside, I can't really decide what the best scenario tonight would be. Obviously their main striker remaining on the sidelines would be a bonus and hopefully (but unlikely) they underestimate us.

Facing Aberdeen is always going to be a big challenge but I think if they lose for the third game on the bounce and fail to score for the third successive game it's going to pile the pressure on them as their season threatens to fall apart.

If we get stuck in and don't gift them a goal, I think it could be a difficult afternoon for the Sheep. They won't be at their fluid, confident best against us if tonight goes badly.

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2 minutes ago, Cobra said:

Facing Aberdeen is always going to be a big challenge but I think if they lose for the third game on the bounce and fail to score for the third successive game it's going to pile the pressure on them as their season threatens to fall apart.

If we get stuck in and don't gift them a goal, I think it could be a difficult afternoon for the Sheep. They won't be at their fluid, confident best against us if tonight goes badly.

It's easy sitting in the stands but I think we've got a team that can cause them real problems if JMcP doesn't decide to pick his mates. Todd, for me, simply has to start ahead of McGowan, even though I really like Gowser for everything he brings I think Todd offers that wee bit more in an offensive sense, especially if we're to go one up top. 4-2-3-1 would be my preferred formation as I think it gives us more options than a straightforward 4-4-2.

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21 minutes ago, Cobra said:

Facing Aberdeen is always going to be a big challenge but I think if they lose for the third game on the bounce and fail to score for the third successive game it's going to pile the pressure on them as their season threatens to fall apart.

If we get stuck in and don't gift them a goal, I think it could be a difficult afternoon for the Sheep. They won't be at their fluid, confident best against us if tonight goes badly.

I guess it's another one where we really have to score the first goal, to unsettle them, and keep that lead beyond HT. Going behind early, I'd not expect us to survive.

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Aberdeen overload out wide and get crosses in. Our wide midfielders have got to be prepared to track back so the fullbacks aren't exposed. 

I'd go 4-4-2 with Todd and Mcdaid either side of Ness and Byrne. Nelson and hemmings up top.

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