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I presume this is after the stewards pathetic attempts to get the "singing section" to sit down at the St J game.  I have had ST toward the back of the RDS for about 5yrs now and have never sat to watch a match.  I'm fucked if I'm doing it now because the club have decided to pick a fight with a section of our fans. 

Fucking imbecilies.

<head in hands smiley>

 

Please find below some important information for all supporters visiting Pittodrie for this Sunday's match against Celtic.

 

All coaches travelling to the game on Sunday will be stopped and searched by Grampian Police.

 

We would also like to remind all supporters that Pittodrie is an ALL SEATED stadium and standing in any area of the ground is strictly prohibited and is against ground regulations.

 

We would kindly ask all supporters, both home and away, to respect the rules stated above.

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I presume the Celtic supporters will be reminded of this all-seater rule, they're a forgetful bunch.

 

If they want to stand fucking let them.

Of course if they insist on making us sit down I would expect them to do the same with them and not come out with excuse that TF got when asking why 4000 tims were aloud to glorify the IRA, namely "there's too many of them"

 

This obsession with making folk sit down does my head in.  Fair enough if everyone behind is sitting, it's a bit rude, but when it's folk at the back of the stand is it really worth the hassle?  As happened at St Mirren or RDU opening day you have a loud vocal crowd, in no way causing anyone any trouble.  You then send in jobs-worth-stewards and suddenly you have a few dozen/hundred folk irate, pushing and shoving and suddenly you have a volatile situation.  Maybe this is what they want, so they can go around kicking folk out, but it seems completely counter productive.  SPL football is dull and sterile enough with out making the few fans that try and back their sides and create atmosphere feel victimised and unwanted.

 

Last few seasons this has happened to a few away fans at Pittodrie, in particular Motherwell.  Apparently they were "casuals" and a bit "drunk" but on each occasion there were barely two dozen of them, standing well away from their own and our fans and doing nothing more than standing and singing.  Suddenly the stewards and police pile in and fists get thrown and dozens of fans get kicked out.  If they had done nothing the worst that would have happened is that we would have had some noise from the away end, and god forbid maybe a bit of banter between fans

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I presume this is after the stewards pathetic attempts to get the "singing section" to sit down at the St J game.  I have had ST toward the back of the RDS for about 5yrs now and have never sat to watch a match.  I'm fucked if I'm doing it now because the club have decided to pick a fight with a section of our fans. 

Fucking imbecilies.

<head in hands smiley>

 

Probably more aimed at the minks.  Its ridiculous that the home support have to sit but they seem fairly powerless to get the Infirm to sit down.

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Each week in RedMatchday AFC Historian Kevin Stirling does a Top Ten list of things involving the Dons. This week he picks his Top Ten Aberdeen victories over Celtic......

 

(10) Nov 1985 Aberdeen 4: 1 Celtic

 

This win only finds itself in last place because it was not that significant in the long term. It is included purely due to it having all of the passion and style that was synonymous with Aberdeen—Celtic games in the 80's. Rangers were lagging well behind these two for years—this was the big game in Scotland at that time. A packed house, the game full of incident and an attacking display from fabulous Frank McDougall that is still revered today. McDougall's four-goal haul almost brought the roof off the old ground.

 

(9) December 1970 Celtic 0:1 Aberdeen

 

63,000 packed in to Parkhead for what many described as a title decider—in December. Aberdeen were the only challengers to Celtic and the two giants were so far ahead that the two-horse race was going to down to the wire. Celtic expected to win, Aberdeen knew that they could win. Jock Stein had been full of praise for the Aberdeen challenge and a frenzied crowd refused to accept that they were second best to the Dons. A solitary Joe Harper header after a fine rehearsed move was all that separated the sides. The Dons defence was renowned for being as tough as the city granite…they did not disappoint.

 

(8) Feb 1983 Celtic 1:3 Aberdeen

 

Not the most vital win ever over Celtic but crucial for Aberdeen hopes at home and abroad. Watching from the Parkhead stands was Bayern boss Uli Hoeness who was impressed by the Dons. Eric Black hit a clinical hat trick as Aberdeen dominated the Celts on their own patch. Aberdeen were due to go to the Olympic Stadium in Munich for their date with destiny. This win kept Aberdeen at the top of the table and the vital confidence boost for Germany. Not many listened to Hoeness when he went back home and said that Bayern would have to play out of their skins against Aberdeen. Two weeks later they soon took note.

 

(7) 1983 Scottish Cup Semi Final Aberdeen 1:0 Celtic

 

One of the most physical encounters between the two ended with Aberdeen edging through to another Final. It all came in the midst of the Dons ECWC run to Gothenburg. Many had said this was one game too many, but Ferguson wanted the lot. If the Dons can succeed against the likes of Bayern Munich then Celtic would hold few fears. They didn't and the Dandies romped through to another big Hampden date on their way to Cup success. It was as though the cup that year was strictly secondary in the options—the Dons had a bigger fish to catch in Europe…

 

(6) May 1990 Scottish Cup Final Aberdeen 0:0 Celtic

 

One of the most instantly forgettable Finals in living memory but still a significant Aberdeen success. It was also the last time the Dons won the Scottish Cup. In what was the first ever final to be decided on penalties, it was Aberdeen who held their nerve to complete a first ever domestic League and Scottish Cup double. It also marked the end of a decade that had brought unprecedented success. It was a like a parting shot from the Dons—their fifth Scottish Cup win in 8 years. Just as Rangers were embarking on a spending spree to buy the title, losers Celtic once again, ended the season with nothing.

 

(5) 1976 Scottish League Cup Final Aberdeen 2:1 Celtic

 

Not the most memorable of games but another in which Celtic were favourites despite the Dons being top of the league. It was also six years since Aberdeen had won anything and the return to winning silverware was significant after what had happened months before. In the first ever Premier League the Dons just escaped on the last day and the win over Celtic a few months later meant a return to the top for the Dons in many ways. It was also a personal triumph for Ally MacLeod and another break in the Old Firms domination of the trophies. This win gave us all a boost and paved the way for McNeill and Ferguson.

 

(4) 1984 Scottish Cup Final Aberdeen 2:1 Celtic

 

No provincial club can look back on a period as successful as Aberdeen enjoyed in the 80's. In 1984 it was a significant third Scottish Cup win in succession for the Dons. If there were still any doubters around then they were answered by the Dons who were the dominant force in Scotland. As League Champions this win gave the club their first League and Cup double in their history and the first triple Cup success in a row. It was all too much for Celtic captain Roy Aitken as he was sent off. Aberdeen showed in this match just what it was like not to play exceptionally well but still have enough in their tank to win. When it was all said and done Aberdeen had the double, Rangers the League Cup and Celtic with nothing.

 

(3) Feb 1982 Scottish Cup 4th Round Aberdeen 1:0 Celtic

 

On the face of it just another cup-tie but this win was absolutely crucial for the club in the long term. Aberdeen had lost twice to Celtic in the league at Pittodrie and title hopes were fading for the second year in succession. Their only hope was the Scottish Cup and Celtic were favourites to progress and effectively end Aberdeen's season. John Hewitt had a knack of scoring vital goals and he provided the one piece of magic in the game—his clever overhead kick gave the Dons a deserved victory as Billy McNeill and his side were sent tumbling out of the cup. Had Aberdeen lost that tie they would be faced with a second season in a row when nothing was won and the title success of 1980 would have cynically been viewed as a one-off. Aberdeen went on to win the Cup defeating Rangers 4-1 in the Final. That opened the door for the ECWC the following season in 1982.83.

 

(2) 1970 Scottish Cup Final Aberdeen 3:1 Celtic

 

A real fairytale in that Aberdeen went in this game as the biggest post war outsiders on record. Celtic were thought to have been invincible—they were in the process of putting Don Revie's great Leeds side to the sword in the semi final of the European Cup. At Hampden, Aberdeen were given no chance. Under Eddie Turnbull however they had other ideas. The team had a ring of confidence about them and Celtic held few fears. It was Joe Harper who opened the scoring but the tale will never be complete without two-goal Derek McKay who rose to prominence in a matter of weeks before disappearing from the team almost as quickly as he came in to it. A reported 50,000 welcomed the Dons through the streets of the city the day after the Final. Heroes one and all, has there ever been such an enthusiastic welcome home for an Aberdeen side?

 

(1) April 1980 Celtic 1: 3 Aberdeen

 

Without doubt the Dons most important win against Celtic. Aberdeen had just defeated the Celts 2-1 at Parkhead earlier in the month as they tried to catch up on their fixtures following a horrendous winter period. As the Dons clawed back a seemingly unassailable lead in the league race, any slip up would have taken the title to Parkhead. Some said Celtic were too complacent—with such a big lead and having to play the Dons twice at home, there was no way they could lose. Aberdeen had other ideas and as gutsy a performance as you would ever see from an Aberdeen team brought the club to the brink of the championship. It was significant in that Aberdeen broke the Old Firm domination of the league, the first provincial club to win the flag for 15 years. The title win inspired the Dons and opened the door to further success. This was a pivotal moment during Alex Ferguson's reign.

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Just wondering (being an optimist) who would be the first Aberdeen player to start the Eugene Dadi inspired celebrations at Pittodrie that happened last time we beat the tims at Pittodrie after a run of dreadful results? My money is on Clangers running fae the sidelines to start it off :)

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Just wondering (being an optimist) who would be the first Aberdeen player to start the Eugene Dadi inspired celebrations at Pittodrie that happened last time we beat the tims at Pittodrie after a run of dreadful results? My money is on Clangers running fae the sidelines to start it off :)

 

Hardly a run of dreadful results. That was our 9th home win in a row and we were sitting 9 points clear in 4th. The bad run of results came after it.

 

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