McInnes - the next Pep

derbybear

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#1
According to some on here the master or masterplans and tactics was brilliant last night.

Just wondering if some of the great tacticians on here (and there appears to be many) could explain what the tactics were and how what THEY won the game.
 

bob1873

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#7
The way I see it is he’s found a tactic we struggle to cope with. There’s no evidence whatsoever that he has anything els in the bag.
We find a way to deal with it and we’ll see him for what he is.
I see it as he plays to their strengths which is an ability to defend which is significantly better than us despite poor players like Considine. Despite knowing how they play SG has no proven ability to counteract it. To me McInnes has SG’s number and SG can do nothing about it.
 

Jimmy the Gent

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#8
He’s anything but a master tactician, it’s patently obvious how he is going to set his teams up and they will counter our set up.

It’s galling then and very telling that he can still outsmart Gerrard continuously.
 

Saltire

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#11
They won the game because McIness knew exactly how we would setup, the same way as we have done every other time we've played the sheep, Killie, Hibs etc. Add to that his sh!te, anti-fotball tactics and the bonus gift of an early goal last night.

On the flip side, we knew how he would have his team setup and did nothing to counter it, we played right into his hands!
 

Laudrups Barnet

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#13
This is why I hate dodgy results against them more than most. If we’d been beaten by a hibs of last season with their dynamic midfield or an early this season hearts or similar I’d have no complaints we were shite etc.

They literally play 1970s football. Steal a shitey goal from a brain fart from us and literally play 10 men in front of their box for the remainder. Hardly fucking genius free flowing football.

We were rank rotten last night and didn’t seem to want to get back into it. But that custard slurper Chris mutton and his ilks claim of him schooling us are fucking delusional. That said we seem unable to break down stubborn diddy team defences which is a worry.

Despite our season all but ending last night I still thank my lucky stars we never got that rubberspined hipster as our manager.
 
#15
Don't think he's remotely close to being that good and no one is saying so. Nor would I have him any where near the Rangers job.

Has Steven Gerrard's number, knows how to beat Rangers, continually builds a side at Aberdeen and reaches cup and semi finals on a fraction of our budget.

You can't sit and dog Aberdeen's style of play and use it as an excuse for Rangers not winning. 90% of FF dub Aberdeen as shite. Plenty on here said we would thump them.

A class above supposedly. We keep doing the talking whilst other managers get the better of our by making tweaks here and there. McInnes done it last night, Heckingbottom done it 2nd half at Easter Road, McInnes done it in the cup game at Pittodrie whilst our manager offered nothing in return.
 

Amato Turn

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#16
11 big brutes behind the ball.
Take it in turns to kick feck out them safe in the knowledge we won't get a red card.
Don't make any mistakes.
If Rangers make any mistakes punish them.
Waste as much time as possible.
Break the game up/slow the game down as much as possible.
Don't even bother trying to play football.

In fairness to them they carried it out brilliantly but their 'style' of football would get the game stopped.
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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#17
Every season FF slags him and he pisses all over us. We might have beat them last season more than they beat us but he got the last laugh again by finishing above us.

We might be ahead of them this season but he's pumped us out of both cups.

He loses his best players every season but continues to have Aberdeen competing every season.

In short, the guy is a good manager. Time people started to realise that.
 
#18
It’s not “according to some on here” though is it? Nobody’s said that.

He continues to get the better of us whilst some on here lord it up about him being pish. Go figure.
 

Saltire

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#20
Every season FF slags him and he pisses all over us. We might have beat them last season more than they beat us but he got the last laugh again by finishing above us.

We might be ahead of them this season but he's pumped us out of both cups.

He loses his best players every season but continues to have Aberdeen competing every season.

In short, the guy is a good manager. Time people started to realise that.
He's not a good manager, he might have found his niche but that doesn't make him a good manager.
 

derbybear

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#21
  • Waste as much time as you can.
  • Kick the %^*& out of anything in blue.
  • Have a compliant ref that allows you to kick the %^*& out of anything in blue.
  • Rinse, repeat.
He certainly had a fan club on here last night for the above tactics.
Had a huge fan club last night and this morning.

Having a compliant referee is paramount.

Personally don't see it as a masterclass or master anything more of our players not having the skill (guile and awareness) to break down a stubborn defence.
 

RDFM

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#23
He's not a good manager, he might have found his niche but that doesn't make him a good manager.
He took Aberdeen from a near relegated side to the second best team in the country and had it not been for a Celtic side with near unparalleled domestic dominance he’d probably have a couple more trophies to his name and be by far Aberdeen’s best manager since Ferguson.
 

Saltire

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#24
He took Aberdeen from a near relegated side to the second best team in the country and had it not been for a Celtic side with near unparalleled domestic dominance he’d probably have a couple more trophies to his name and be by far Aberdeen’s best manager since Ferguson.
We'll see how good a manager he is when he moves on, that's if he's got the bottle to take that next step!
 

derbybear

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#25
He took Aberdeen from a near relegated side to the second best team in the country and had it not been for a Celtic side with near unparalleled domestic dominance he’d probably have a couple more trophies to his name and be by far Aberdeen’s best manager since Ferguson.
Had it not been for Clancy we would have won last night
 

bilkobear

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#26
Every season FF slags him and he pisses all over us. We might have beat them last season more than they beat us but he got the last laugh again by finishing above us.

We might be ahead of them this season but he's pumped us out of both cups.

He loses his best players every season but continues to have Aberdeen competing every season.

In short, the guy is a good manager. Time people started to realise that.
He is a decent manager, but would he be allowed to put a team out in England to play like they did last night?
Could he get away with having a Rangers team play like that?
 

Polar bear

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#27
According to some on here the master or masterplans and tactics was brilliant last night.

Just wondering if some of the great tacticians on here (and there appears to be many) could explain what the tactics were and how what THEY won the game.
He definitely could teach SG a thing or two (or three,or four.):(
 

Graemeh89

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#29
According to some on here the master or masterplans and tactics was brilliant last night.

Just wondering if some of the great tacticians on here (and there appears to be many) could explain what the tactics were and how what THEY won the game.
Just stay solid defensively and hope for a chance to sneak it at the other end. St Johnstone , Kilmarnock and Aberdeen do the same every time they come to ibrox , and sadly it seems to work a worrying amount of times.
 

Walt Longmire

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#32
Even real dud Sheep managers like Magoo could get a performance from his team against Rangers whilst being routinely spanked by the Tarriers.

Nothing to do with management or tactics, it's bred into them up there to hate Rangers and incomers are infected by the sheep-dip they wash their jerseys in.
 

sk1n1873

Active Member
#36
Bottom line is If he drew every game with us 0-0 he would be delighted.
So they set up not to get beat and if they could nick a set piece great.

He knows we are unhappy with anything other than a win so its a case of cat and mouse. 1 wants to win the game and 1 wants to avoid defeat.

With better quality of player in final third hopefully next season we should be able to put them away with greater ease.
 

MSF

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#37
Had a huge fan club last night and this morning.

Having a compliant referee is paramount.

Personally don't see it as a masterclass or master anything more of our players not having the skill (guile and awareness) to break down a stubborn defence.
Has anyone said its a masterclass though?

His tactics are basic & defensive. But we can’t get the better of him. Its alarming for us & Gerrard.
 

DylanGer

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#39
He's done well with Aberdeen.

He had his chance he won't get a second one with us though our press release at the time must bring a smile to his face every time he turns us over-absolute unprofessional amateur nonsense from the club at the time.

We will never know how he might have done at our club-but that's a bigger loss for him than us.
 

Amato Turn

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#41
Every season FF slags him and he pisses all over us. We might have beat them last season more than they beat us but he got the last laugh again by finishing above us.

We might be ahead of them this season but he's pumped us out of both cups.

He loses his best players every season but continues to have Aberdeen competing every season.

In short, the guy is a good manager. Time people started to realise that.
For a club like Aberdeen.

Not Rangers class.
 

derbybear

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#42
Has anyone said its a masterclass though?

His tactics are basic & defensive. But we can’t get the better of him. Its alarming for us & Gerrard.
There was a load last night. You are right very basic and very defensive.

The way to beat a team like that is get round the back and put decent (notice I say decent) balls into the box. The one Candieas hit across was in a great area bar one important point - there was no phucker to tap it in. Too often Kent goes inside where the defender wants him to go.
 

TN8

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#43
Stand off our defenders in our half, let them have the ball and make sure more often than not they've got nobody to pass to so they have to play long or risky passes. Steve Clarke also does it.

Aimed at having the ball the air as much as possible and be first to the 2nd balls, like their 2nd goal.

Quite basic really, but its proving effective against us. Lots of long high balls from our defenders not finding their targets. And when we try to play through midfield they can sit deep knowing we regularly waste good attacking situations.
 

gersrus71

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#44
He is Mourinho light.
Heard on the radio a few days ago that they have a decent away record and a shite home.
Reason being his team can’t play football, they just sit in defend like %^*& and steal the odd goal on the counter, exactly what he did last night.
It’s an effective tactic away from home but not so much at home where they are expected to try and play.
It’s all he has got in his locker, nothing else, we find someone that can unlock a defence and we will show him up for what he is.
No surprise that our best result against him was when we scored first and they had to open up a bit
 

DylanGer

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#46
For a club like Aberdeen.

Not Rangers class.
Wasn't so long ago our Board thought he was....we can't have our cake and eat it. That's why there is much anger towards him-he turned his back on us-I get that but let's at least be honest about things. And no he wasn't an universally accepted candidate for the job.
 

Partickger

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#47
Literally no-one said he was the next Pep. He plays industrial football which we can’t cope with, particularly when the ref is at it as well.
 

RFC4ME

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#48
3rd with the 3rd biggest side
Likely to win %^*& all
No Europe

Ehmm great - not sure “beat Rangers a few times” will be an honour many will bother about on his Wiki page
 
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