Well, through to the next round of the Scottish Cup after what sounds like an absolute thriller at Pittodrie (sarcasm alert). Romanov, the twerp from Lithuania, memorably and rather foolishly claimed, when he took over, that Hearts would win the Champions League by 2009…don’t snigger… and after an initial burst of enthusiasm by the glory hunting Hearts fans interest has subsequently declined rapidly.
It’s hard to get excited about Scottish football anymore as the standard is rather dire and is likely to get worse before it gets any better, not a very palatable thought.
To cheer up fellow Dons fans, rather than accompany this post with a match photo of a half empty Pittodrie from today, instead I’ve attached a pic from the glory days, 1984 to be precise, and a nice sunny Hampden park sees the reds basking in the glory of a 3rd consecutive Scottish Cup win. Coincidentally, this was current manager, Mark McGhee’s (seated second left) last game for the reds prior to joining Hamburg. Birmingham manager, McLeish is seated with the Cup atop his ginger bonce whilst Middlesboro gaffer, Gordon Strachan, is back row right…this may also have been his last Aberdeen appearance. Visible to the left of Alex McLeish is current Sunderland assistant manager, Eric Black. I was at this match…(sighs)