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Red Matchday Four | Preview

August 13, 2019 7:58 pm Author: Red Matchday Team
Red Matchday Four | Preview


We have another bumper Red Matchday European special available to buy on Thursday night.

And thanks again to Dolly Digital for another superb cover!

The Manager

“It’s going to take a collective effort from everyone, the players and the supporters, if we are going to progress to the play-off round.

“As we saw in the Hearts game recently, a full and noisy Pittodrie can intimidate the opposition and, if we all get behind the players from first whistle to last, it has the possibility of being another very special European night.”

Joe Lewis

“Even having lost the second goal, I still feel we can approach the game with real belief with the way that we have scored goals this season and the way we have created chances at home. I always feel that there is a good atmosphere at these Thursday night Europa League games and that will play a big part. If we can get everyone on our side and really behind us then we can create an atmosphere that will maybe affect them and give us a real edge.

“Once again, we didn’t keep a clean sheet on Sunday and that is disappointing. So that will be the first objective and if we do that, which is vital, we’ll have gone some way towards coming through this tie because I’m sure we’ve got goals in us.”

Niall McGinn

“There is also always a great feel about these European nights at Pittodrie. The fans always come out in their numbers. There is always a healthy crowd and a great atmosphere. All night games are special here. The players enjoy going out to try and win a game of football.

“The last time we played Rijeka at Pittodrie, my goal turned out to be massive. We won 3-0 away from home but always knew we had work to do at Pittodrie because they were such a good side.

“And so they proved when they went 2-0 up. But I more or less scored straight from kick-off to pull a goal back and the tie then swung back our way. If they had gone 3-0 – and they had chances before the second goal went in – the momentum would have been with them.”

Plus; Ryan Hedges, Greg Leigh, Drew Jarvie; an in depth look at Rijeka and Croatian football, plus plenty in our history section which includes a long back at some of our greatest European comebacks.

Here’s hoping for another famous one on Thursday.

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