GRAEME SHINNIE insists the speculation surrounding Derek McInnes’ future was NOT to blame for Aberdeen’s dismal Ibrox display.Instead, the Dons skipper says his teammates need to hold their hands up after being humbled 3-0 by Rangers in Glasgow.McInnes remains a leading candidate for the Light Blues job despite stressing last week he is happy in the Granite City.But Shinnie rubbished suggestions the rumours which continue to swirl around his boss were behind the sloppy star that cost them the chance to move nine points clear in second spot.He said: “It has been going on for weeks. The players have no interest in that.“It is up to us to go on the pitch and deliver the goods.“It was so disappointing as we just didn’t get going at all in the first half.“We got off to the worst start we could have asked for. BET £10 WITH SUN BETS AND GET A FREE £30 BET “We wanted to frustrate them and get the crowd on their back but the … [Read more...] about Aberdeen skipper Graeme Shinnie refuses to blame Derek McInnes speculation for Rangers humbling
KRIS BOYD has refused to back down over his comments regarding Aberdeen duo Graeme Shinnie and Kenny McLean.Boyd slammed Malky Mackay’s decision to include the Dons stars in his squad for the friendly against the Netherlands earlier this month.Kilnarnock face Aberdeen on Sunday when the two sides meet at Rugby Park.But SunSport columnist Boyd has refused to apologise for his previous comments as he prepares to come face to face with McLean and Shinnie.He said: “I’m looking forward to this game, I look forward to every game.“It’s up to them if they want to have a reaction, but I’ll still back up what I said.”The pair were handed a call-up for the glamour tie at Pittodrie with McLean earning his second cap while Shinnie failed to come off the bench.Speaking at the time, the Killie striker said: “Tell me who McLean and Shinnie are going to play ahead of. KILMARNOCK V ABERDEEN: BET £10 WITH SUN BETS AND GET A FREE £30 BET … [Read more...] about Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd refuses to apologise over Graeme Shinnie and Kenny McLean comments ahead of Kilmarnock’s meeting with Aberdeen
SCOTLAND take on the Netherlands at Pittodrie tonight in their final game of 2017.SFA performance director Malky Mackay is taking charge of the team following the departure of Gordon Strachan last month.And Mackay will want to make sure the national side finish the year unbeaten when they face up to the Dutch.It is a chance for players who have been overlooked for previous Scotland squads to show why they should be called up in future.Aberdeen stars Graeme Shinnie and Kenny McLean have been named in the pool of players alongside on-loan Celtic ace Ryan Christie.Rangers are represented in the form of Ryan Jack.But the Dutch will also look to recover from their World Cup qualifying failure by finishing 2017 with a win.So what TV channel will the clash be on and when does it kick off?Scottish SunSport Online has all of the information. SCOTLAND VS NETHERLANDS: BET £10 WITH SUN BETS AND GET A FREE £30 BET The game is due to kick off tonight at 7.45pm.The game will be … [Read more...] about Scotland vs Holland: What TV channel is the Netherlands friendly on, what time is kick-off and what’s the team news as Kieran Tierney is named CAPTAIN for the first time?
MALKY MACKAY has hit back at Kris Boyd after he claimed Aberdeen players had been picked for Scotland to sell tickets.The national team face the Netherlands in a friendly at Pittodrie tomorrow night.And Boyd slammed the selection of Dons duo Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie, saying the duo were called up because the game was at their home ground.But today Mackay confirmed two out of the Aberdeen contingent – which also includes on-loan Celt Ryan Christie – will START the friendly.He said: “I’m out to make sure that team go out on the pitch and beat Holland.“There is no one I would bring to this squad to purely fill a jersey.“People talked about the Aberdonians in the squad just being in to sell tickets – two of the three are going to start the game.“I’m not sure I would pick players just to sell tickets and have them start a game.“It’s a lead up to Euro 2020, what I’m doing is shaping this group so they have a … [Read more...] about Malky Mackay hits back at ex-Rangers star Kris Boyd’s claims after Kilmarnock striker said Aberdeen duo Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie were picked for Scotland to sell tickets
SCOTLAND are set to take on the Netherlands at Pittodrie in their final game of 2017.SFA performance director Malky Mackay is taking charge of the team following the departure of Gordon Strachan last month.And Mackay will want to make sure the national side finish the year unbeaten when they face up to the Dutch.It is a chance for players who have been overlooked for previous Scotland squads to show why they should be called up in future.Aberdeen stars Graeme Shinnie and Kenny McLean have been named in the side alongside on-loan Celtic ace Ryan Christie.While Rangers will also be represented in the form of Ryan Jack.But the Dutch will also look to recover from their World Cup qualifying failure by finishing 2017 with a win.So what TV channel will the clash be on and when does it kick off?Scottish SunSport Online has allm of the information. SCOTLAND VS NETHERLANDS: BET £10 WITH SUN BETS AND GET A FREE £30 BET The game is due to kick off at 7.45pm on Thursday, November … [Read more...] about Scotland vs Holland: What TV channel is the Netherlands friendly on, what time is kick-off and what’s the team news?
KILMARNOCK striker Kris Boyd has slammed Malky Mackay for calling up Aberdeen duo Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie.The interim Scotland boss has called up eight uncapped players for the friendly against the Netherlands including the Dons pair.But Killie striker Boyd has branded the decision as a ‘laughing stock for Scottish football’ in a scathing rant.He told BBC Sportsound: “Tell me who McLean and Shinnie are going to play ahead of. And who should be in the squad instead of them?“When you go down the road, Paul Coutts is flying at Sheffield United. Kevin McDonald has come back to form for Fulham.“What I will say is if we’re going on about how good Shinnie and McLean are, then we need to blame solely Anthony O’Connor for Celtic’s midfield totally destroying them the other week.“Shinnie is not an international player because I’ve seen him play. Where’s he going to play? It won’t be at left back.“Even Barry … [Read more...] about Kris Boyd slams Malky Mackay for handing Scotland call-ups to Aberdeen duo Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie as well as Rangers star Ryan Jack
DEREK McINNES admits he felt like SANTA telling Graeme Shinnie he’d finally won a Scotland recall.Aberdeen skipper Shinnie was brought back into the squad by Malky Mackay after being snubbed by Gordon Strachan.The 26-year-old, whose last call-up came in 2015 for the games with Gibraltar and Poland, is one of three Dons in the squad to face Holland at Pittodrie on Thursday night.Shinnie’s omission baffled many observers of the Premiership, who saw the impact he has made for the second-best side in the country over the past few years.Strachan’s reluctance to pick him was held up by his critics as proof the former Scotland boss was too keen to overlook the domestic scene.McInnes had long been banging the drum for his captain to get recognition and had to reassure Shinnie when it didn’t come.But now it has, the Dons gaffer said: “One of the best parts of being a manager is telling a player they have been given an international call-up. I enjoyed breaking the … [Read more...] about Rangers target Derek McInnes said he felt like SANTA after he told Aberdeen skipper Graeme Shinnie he was called up to Scotland squad
JONNY HAYES kept Aberdeen’s Euro hopes alive and kicking with a dramatic late equaliser against Maribor.Amazingly, the Dons were trailing with just two minutes left after creating enough chances to win several matches.Dynamic and intelligent for every minute bar the one which saw 37-year-old Milivoje Novakovic hand the Slovenians an 83rd-minute lead, this looked like being another Scottish football hard-luck story.But Derek McInnes’ men finally scored five minutes later to keep hopes of making the group stage.Losing an away goal, especially a poor one as Ash Taylor was weakly bundled aside by Novakovic, will irk the Dons boss but this Maribor side, while decent, can certainly be exposed at the back.They will have to do that next week, but last night’s performance will give McInnes belief they can.The Dons boss opted to pair Adam Rooney and Jayden Stockley for the first time this season.Going with two up was a bold move, but the Dons have been at their best in Europe … [Read more...] about Aberdeen 1 Maribor 1: Jonny Hayes keeps Dons’ Euro hopes alive and kicking with a dramatic late equaliser
HALLOWEE’EN MAY be past.But this had tricks and treats galore as Accies and Aberdeen fought out a terrific draw.If nothing else, a cracking game exploded the myth that you never see a decent game played on Accies’ artificial surface.The home side thoroughly deserved to extend their unbeaten run to three games but it was a performance that continued Aberdeen’s haphazard Hamilton form.They’ve now won just twice on their last eight visits to Accies – and nor did they deserve any more than a point.Accies led through Dougie Imrie’s free-kick and could’ve extended their lead with more clinical finishing.Aberdeen levelled through Greg Stewart and both sides had chances in a refreshingly open game.Kari Arnason appeared to have won the points for Aberdeen with a bullet header with seventeen minutes left but Accies responded and got a deserved equaliser when David Templeton, whose trickery had caused Aberdeen problems throughout, levelled three minutes … [Read more...] about Hamilton 2 Aberdeen 2 – MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Accies and Dons share the spoils after playing out a terrific draw
THE last time he signed a new deal at the club, Celtic sensation Kieran Tierney revealed he bought his mum and dad a house in Motherwell.Which explains the email I received yesterday from a reader in Airdrie who said: “That’s amazing. All that money and he only gives his folks 200 quid?”Aye, if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out . . .Hats off to the talented 20-year-old. A hoose?When I was that age, I could barely afford to buy my maw and da a Christmas toiletries set from cut-price chemist Cost-U-Less.What’s the Parkhead youngster going to do with the proceeds from this new six-year deal?To save any further emails from Airdrie, I imagine it’ll be an even smarter house – one with an inside toilet.The wee man revealed this week he still lives at home with his mum and dad in Motherwell (nothing wrong with that, I know someone who did it until he was 34).However, after admitting he leaves dirty dishes lying around and … [Read more...] about Celtic’s Kieran Tierney bought parents a house in Motherwell after last contract…a reader emailed: ‘All that money and he only gives his folks £200?’ says Tam Cowan