That Escalated Quickly

Hello! Welcome to the final update of 2017, and as luck would have it, the final update of season 2 of this Aberdeen adventure. Having won the SPL, we battled through Champions League qualifying against Monaco and came through a group featuring Ajax. Our reward was a reunion with (not yet Sir) Alex Ferguson, and we came away from Old Trafford with a 3-2 defeat. We’ll see if we can turn that around shortly, but first, white hot Scottish Cup Quarter Final action

1-0 Cup QF win

Phew. What’s more is we get the plum draw of Albion Rovers in the Semi-finals, no doubt due to the “hot ball/cold ball” theory that some conspiracy theorists subscribe to.

cup SF draw

I’ll play Rangers any time, as even if we give them a two goal advantage, we’ll get the job done.

rangers 3 - 4 aberdeen

Sometimes I think it’s a switch that the front 4 just flick on when they fancy. Three goals in 8 minutes in the hardest away game of our domestic season? No bother.

Now though it’s time for the second leg, and it turns out Fergie has lost the plot. Meet David Beckham, the sweeper.

man utd tactics

I’m not ashamed to admit I tried to buy both their keepers, but only Kevin Pilkington agreed to join. You’ve made a very powerful enemy, Nicky Culkin

aberdeen 2 - 0 man utd

Get it up ya! Dida is magnificent to preserve our clean sheet and a goal in each half past Macaulay Culkin secures our spot in the semis. What a result!

CL SF draw

Oh bloody hell it’s Barcelona.

They arrive at Pittodrie full of talent and Paul Ince.

aberdeen 1 - 0 barca

But they leave empty handed, Marc Emmers scoring an early goal as we seal a famous win. Now we’ve just got to go to Barcelona and get a result!

There’s like a million games between now and then though, and we smash past Albion Rovers to ensure at least one cup final

fa sf results

Scenes. We’ll see Rangers in May.

Thanks to Erik Nevland, we should have the title secured by then.

nev 4 - 2 hibs

He really hates Celtic. Honestly, how we manage to routinely put the Bhoys to the sword is nothing short of brutal.

celtic 1 - 5 aberdeen

The win at Celtic Park is doubly sweet as it actually secures us a second consecutive league title with 3 games to spare.

leagye won

I would like to get 100 goals but my enthusiasm for that will depend on what happens in Barcelona.

Gillespie’s early goal opens the door and after Abelardo is dismissed, it’s in the bag. Sonny Anderson makes it interesting but Barcelona can’t find the two extra goals they need and the rest is history.

barca 1 - 1 aberdeen

Aberdeen are in the Champions League final!

It’ll be Ajax who we meet there, who we’ve already beaten in the group stages. Though that was in Aberdeen…

With the league won, we continue smashing the goals in and we finish with a win at Hearts

last game of season

Those were goals 102 and 103. Nice!

Final table 99

That leads us in nicely to the showdown with Rangers. I really wish it was Celtic.

cup final defeat

There’ll be no domestic double, a really blot on our copybook. But they are Rangers, they’re not just going to let us win everything. We’ll be back, Walter Smith.

Still, at least I lost with dignity.

Belgian cup finak

Oh so that’s where Gerard Wiekens is. It’s no wonder Dortmund sacked Bosz if he captains his side to cup finals in this manner.

Time for the real deal then, Aberdeen vs Ajax part 3 – this time in the San Siro.

3-0 up after half an hour…

CL final WIN

A little wobble towards the end but we did the damage early on. We’ve won the bloody Champions League!

To be honest, I expected this to take a lot longer than it has but er…great, I guess. I’ll look forward to trying to crown us the best club side in the world next season.

Oh Nev, you are everything to me

Nev record 99

GOALS

goals 99

RATINGS

ratings 99

Don’t worry though, this save isn’t anywhere near done. I’m enjoying how things are playing out and I still have Belgium to explore, or better yet trying to unseat this Aberdeen side with another club. All to look forward to. Let’s tie up some loose ends

Man Utd regained the Premier League, with Blackburn joining them in the Champions League. We’ll also be there and we shouldn’t even have to qualify this time.

prem top 99

It’s bad times for Sunderland, Spurs and Leicester who are relegated. Arsenal really recovered their situation!

prem bottom 99 final

Standard Leige are dominating Belgium, Anderlecht are well off the pace.

Belgian top final 99

The most important thing though is that Erik Nevland is getting the credit he deserves

Nev awards

Oh and Jonny C too

JC Awards

I pick up the manager gong which, without being big headed, is not a surprise

Awards 99

Maybe I should sign Clarence Seedorf. If we can get Nev to win European Footballer of the Year, then we’ll know we’ve done a great job.

english awards 99

So that’s it for this update, a golden time in Aberdeen but can we improve on this? Is this as good as it will ever get? We’ll find out in the new year. I’m straight on the phone to Bakayoko who is mulling over whether he wants to swap the South of France for Aberdeen. Champions League winners, Ibrahima.

I’ll most likely post something soppy before Christmas but if you’re not into that, thanks for reading and I’ll see you in the new year. All the best

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