As Aberdeen prepare to party like it’s 1999, it’s fair to say these are great times at Pittodrie. Champions League football has been secured and, perhaps more remarkably, looks set to continue into the latter stages. We have a good, young squad who will only improve and yes, some of the better ones are booting off about playing for little old Abderdeen but I’ve told them to ask Andrew Mainwaring about what happens when you leave too soon. That’s shut them up. More importantly, we’re proving we’re the best in Scotland. Let me show you how…
We’ve definitely got Rangers’ number at our place, though why they persist with Gordon Durie is a mystery to me.
However, the real fun can be found at Celtic Park, where Mark McGhee has made Celtic…even worse.
Nevland’s 15 minute hat-trick is always a welcome sight.
We were on the verge of securing our pathway to the Champion League quarter finals last time we spoke. I’m pleased to say the last two games went by without incident
Despite being the first team to concede to Gornik we battle back to finish with 5 wins and a draw, which leaves nothing to chance
Comfortable qualification ensured, we’re in with the real big lads now. There’s no such thing as an easy draw, but there’s also Fergie returning to Aberdeen…
That’s going to be quite the story, and we’ll see how that goes later in the update.
Our league form is serene, we’re able to brush aside most teams with alarming ease.
Even when we’re throwing away leads, you can usually rely on Erik the Nev to come up with something.
We even help ourselves to another 6 points off the Old Firm
We’re unbeaten at Pittodrie, you’ll be glad to know. Celtic came into that match off another 4-1 loss…
I’m honestly not sure how Mark McGhee is still employed
If the papers didn’t use a ‘Grim Rieper’ headline then something is awfully wrong.
We’re still in the FA Cup, unlike Celtic. Rangers remain an obstacle though.
So onto the main event and our trip to Old Trafford. Their squad is insane
We are given a boost though by the fact Peter Schmeichel has a broken skull and will miss both legs. Yes, really. I’m not above signing their two other goalkeepers. Don’t think I won’t do it.
With that information in hand though I know it’s worthwhile sticking to my attacking guns, as away goals are there to be had
For once, I was right. Eventually.
Ex-Man Utd academy man Graeme Tomlinson nets two late goals to leave things finely poised. You’ll have to come back next week to see if we can complete the job.
That defeat is our first in 23 games…
A remarkable run. We’ve opened up a healthy lead at the top of the table, it’s clear that we know where the goal is.
A 10 points lead with 9 games to go? We should be able to hold on to that. We have double the amount of points Celtic have, who are closer to the bottom than the top. Greenock Morton are terrible.
The squad is a thing of beauty, and the players have good prices on their heads
Nevland is of course the kingpin in all of this. The SPL can’t handle him!
Although Rob Page is the top performer, thankfully him and Mulryne have dropped their requests to leave. I’ll probably look to upgrade wingbacks in the summer, and if I’m being greedy I want Bakayoko to partner Nevland but he’s not keen on Scotland right now.
Over in England and it’s 1995 all over again.
Champions Arsenal are 16th and £3m in debt. The front three of Shearer, Wright and Bergkamp have not fired.
The Belgian league is a two horse race between Club Brugge and Standard Liege. The latter have Kinkladze, so fair play for that.
That’s all I have for this week but do join me next week if you can for the final update of this season and indeed this year. Toodles for now.
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