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Been thinking about writing a blog for a long time and thought Derek Mcinnes’s 100 league games in charge of my beloved dons would be a good place to start.
I want to write the type of blog the captures my passion for my team, so on a home match day I will try to write what I think before I have herd what pundits have to say and I have seen any replays.
As I said this is about Derek’s 100 league games in charge. I think the stats is a …

The potential sale of Ryan Gauld shows that Scottish football is progressing. With the sale of James McCarthy in September 2013 for £2 million there were thoughts of ‘oh a small club with 1 good player’. But no, the mistake people make is they assume because the league is small there is no quality or the lame excuse ‘its a two club league’ (Celtic/Rangers). Having watched the demise of Hearts and Hibernian, then the takeover of both clubs you can see there is a new club style in …

Ryan Fraser was voted the Clydesdale Bank Premier League Young Player of the Month for September 2012. And from the destruction of defences he caused since he broke into the Aberdeen side, it’s no wonder.
His style of running at defenders, taking them on and generally beating them, he is something that most SPL defenders are unfamiliar with, so they don’t know how to handle him. Many defenders have tried lunging in for the ball and hoping for the best. But this has not worked, and you only have to look …

So, Scott Vernon is off the mark for the SPL season. Craig Brown has informed Aberdeen fans on many occasions that as soon as Vernon scored a goal, he would gain confidence and a goal rush would not be far away. I would like to strongly disagree.
I fail to see where this confidence is going to appear from, for he has only scored one goal and not a hat-trick of overhead kicks. Scott Vernon is not lethal enough to have a goal rush season. But I wouldn’t say he doesn’t …

In a friendly match organised by Manchester United in preparation for their defence of the Premiership and Champions League crowns, they faced Scottish opposition in the form of Aberdeen, which ranked 4th in the Scottish Premier League 2007/08. The line-up fielded by Sir Alex was:

Amos (GK) <-> 73′ Woods
Neville <-> 46′ Simpson
Brown <-> 61′ J. Evans
Vidic <-> 46′ O’Shea
Silvestre
Fletcher
Carrick
Scholes <-> 61′ Gibson
Martin <-> 46′ Eagles
Rooney <-> 73′ Hewson
Giggs <-> 61′ Campbell

This was the first match in which the new white away kit was used. For a detailed report of the …