Tag Archives: Aberdeen

McInnes became a victim of his own success and change was necessary
By J Bleasdale |

EIGHT years ago, Derek McInnes walked into Pittodrie looking to rebuild his own reputation not just Aberdeen’s after his sacking by Bristol City a couple of months earlier. The timing of his arrival at the club was perfect as he was given five dead-rubber post-split fixtures to assess his squad. That final position of eighth [Read more]

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Ebbe Skovdahl – the infectious Dane who lifted the gloom in the Granite City
By J Bleasdale |

LIFE was never dull at Aberdeen under Ebbe Skovdahl. The Dane became the Dons first, and so far only, foreign manager in the summer of 1999, and was entrusted with the unenviable task of restoring dented pride in the Granite City following two and a half years of alarming decline. During his three and a [Read more]

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Crowd pilot is step in right direction
By J Bleasdale |

MARCH 12 2020, Rangers fans depart from Ibrox Stadium after witnessing their side going down 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League last sixteen. Little did they realise at that point that they would be the last set of fans in Scotland to have attended a football match to date. The following day, football [Read more]

Time for Positivity at Pittodrie after a few weeks of misery
By J Bleasdale |

ABERDEEN have not had much luck at the start of the season. A tepid opening day performance against Rangers was followed by the embarrassment of eight players breaking Scottish Government regulations on social distancing at a local bar, with two of them contracting Coronavirus. As a result, and of the stupidity of Boli Bolingoli giving [Read more]

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Crowds at games should start from the bottom
By J Bleasdale |

THE number of new cases and deaths from Coronavirus are falling and more restrictions are being eased by the Scottish Government. After months being stuck indoors and not going for exercise further than the local park, it’s music to everyone’s ears that they can go to other households again as well as go to the [Read more]

Billy McNeill – the man who laid the foundations for Alex Ferguson
By J Bleasdale |

WHEN the announcement of Billy McNeill’s passing was made, naturally tributes poured in for the first British Captain to lift the European Cup with Celtic in 1967. Most tributes will point to the fact McNeill was a great Celtic Captain during their dominance under Jock Stein from mid sixties to early seventies, and oversaw four [Read more]

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Scottish Cup Semi Final Preview 2019
By J Bleasdale |

THE penultimate stage of this years William Hill Scottish Cup is just days away, with four sides hoping this weekend isn’t their last trip to Hampden. Fans of Hearts, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Aberdeen and Celtic will descend on the south side of Glasgow confident that their side will reach the Final on 25 May. There’s [Read more]

Betfred Cup Final 2018/19 Preview – Aberdeen v Celtic
By J Bleasdale |

FOR the second time in three seasons, Scotland’s top two for the past four years will battle it out for the first major trophy of the season. Aberdeen and Celtic go head to head in Sunday’s Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden in a repeat of the 2016 showpiece. It was the Bhoys who triumphed [Read more]

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Semi Final Farce sums up the incompetence of Scottish Football’s Governing Bodies
By J Bleasdale |

THE Betfred Cup Semi Final draw threw together two mouthwatering ties between four of Scotland’s biggest clubs. A rejuvenated Hearts were paired with Brendan Rodgers all conquering Celtic side whilst Aberdeen were drawn to face Rangers. The prospect of two of the biggest rivalries outside of the Old Firm and Edinburgh Derbies in the last [Read more]

S7E38 Rangers PR is Murtyfying
By C Adey |

It’s the two John’s again to discuss an eventful week in Scottish football. The charity bets were unsuccessful but we have a belter for the upcoming weekend if it comes in. Hibs managed to clinch the youth double as they beat Aberdeen in the Youth Cup final. They were a bit more streetwise than the [Read more]