Date: 16th October 2006 at 9:44pm
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Aberdeen defender Zander Diamond has urged everybody to take a hard look at themselves after the Dons slumped to their third successive defeat at the weekend.

The latest loss came against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park and, while Killie only won 1-0, Aberdeen looked impotent and were lucky to emerge without a gubbing.

Scotland under-21 international Diamond said: ‘Everybody needs to take a hard look at themselves. We got a roasting at half-time from the manager and we deserved it. But we still didn’t kick on from there. We came here full of confidence but just didn’t turn up.

‘We didn’t win enough tackles or second balls then they made us pay for a mistake. It was an honest mistake from Scott Severin and we all make them.’

Scott Severin’s mistake was a shocker – he passed the ball straight to Killie’s David Fernandez, who collected the ball 30-yards from goal and hit a perfect pass to Gary Wales, who found the net off the post.

Diamond also admitted that his side didn’t deserve anything from the game, as their performance didn’t merit a point.

However, while there are concerns, it should be remembered that Aberdeen are still in eighth-place, and just three points behind third-placed Rangers – even it that says more about the Glasgow side than it does anything else.

The Dons will have a good chance to return to winning ways on Saturday (Oct 21) when they host basement club Dundee United at Pittodrie.

Surely the Arabs won’t cause too much of a problem…

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