Marciano - Canít fault his game tonight other than the odd bit of poor distribution.
McGinn - Tried the forward passes and at least attempted to get forward to some degree. Canít recall Aberdeen troubling us down his side.
Porteous - Iíve no idea who he thinks he is on the ball. Start of the season he was immense and defended and played like he should. Lately his passing and decision making has been very very poor and heís been fortunate that heís not been caught out. Todayís was awful, recieves a pass with room to move into yet he then tries a reverse diagonal pass over to the left when Ferguson is right next to him.
Hanlon - Donít think he was troubled throughout or done much wrong.
Doig - If the best part of his game is his attacking play then thatís concerning as Iíve yet to see it. He gets up and down the line but never to the point he beats his man or puts in a decent cross. That said I thought he was better defensively tonight.
Boyle - Far far to easy to mark him out of a game. Heís one of our biggest players he needs to take the game by the scruff of the neck and make things happen. Not for the first time this season he was non existent and I forgot he was on the pitch.
Gogic - Done his normal role and had the difficult task of picking up Wright and Hedges who played behind Cosgrove aswell as McCrorie and Ferguson. He had a lot to do and a lot of ground to cover so itís no wonder he fouls so often. Also as heís just part of a 2 thereís a expectancy for him to create or move the ball well which heís just not great at.
Newell - Needs to impose himself far more on these sort of games. Far too many passes were back to the defenders.
Murphy - Shocking for the first goal and done nothing after.
Nisbet - Poor tonight from him and his usual standards. Starved of service but even the routine balls to his feet or chest werenít sticking
Doidge - Genuinley, canít remember him touching the ball.
The game was finished after 12 minutes, Aberdeen of all teams are happy to sit back and be difficult to break down once theyíre infront and that was evident tonight. Aberdeen in fairness pressed very well throughout and forced us back. When we tried to press them they were very comfortable on the ball and retained possession unlike us.
Rossí game plan was ruined by individual errors after 12 minutes and our options from the bench are poor and not likely to swing it in our favour. Only thing I would have been tempted to do was move to 352 in the second half and get Wright on LWB for Doig with Murphy playing central.
As a team we need to move the ball far quicker and play in the opposition half. All of our possession was in our defence, into Newell or Gogic then back to the defence before a long ball. As a team we need to be braver and take the ball in tight situations in the final 3rd, retain the ball and really get them moving. That was so so easy for them to defend and the reason we never had a single shot (Gullans in the second half was a cross Imo).
Im really unsure what our best formation and balance is to get the best players in the team when everyone is fit. Iíd be temoted to try a 433 with Magennis in for Doidge.