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McGinn scoring records

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Contrary to what has been written in some quarters, ex-Don Frank McDougall actually scored EIGHT times in SEVEN matches for Aberdeen, having scored twice against St Mirren in Oct 1984 and singles in the others in season 1984-5.


Niall McGinn therefore has actually equalled the record of seven league matches in a row and is now on the trail of Joe Harper, who still holds the club record of scoring in NINE successive league games in 1971-2.


To equal Joe's record, Niall only needs to be on target against Celtic this Saturday and at Easter Road the following week.


Joe's record is post-war only.

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It seems the info above has yet to reach the Daily Record but here todays story from them



FRANK McDOUGALL has sent Niall McGinn a good luck message from Brazil as the Aberdeen striker aims to level his record run.


The Dons legend is setting up a football academy in South America but has been keeping an eye on his old club and McGinn’s scoring exploits.


McGinn can equal McDougall’s feat of netting in eight consecutive league games against Celtic this weekend and the former striker said: “I’ve sent Niall a wee message, wishing him all the best. I hope he can carry on in the same fashion as he has been doing.


“Striking is a confidence thing and once you start getting goals on a regular basis you believe you can find the net from any position – no matter the opposition or where you are on the pitch.


“I fancy Aberdeen’s chances against Celtic. I don’t think Celtic are concentrating 100 per cent on the SPL just now because of their involvement in the Champions League and the fact they know they will be champions come the end of the season.


“It is a long time since the Dons beat Celtic but, if they perform with confidence and belief, I reckon they are definitely in with a shout.


“They are on a high at the moment, they’re buzzing and that’s a massive thing when Celtic ride into town. The city of Aberdeen needs that right now and a strong football club.”


McDougall is loving life in Brazil and spoke fondly of a recent chance meeting with the greatest player in the country’s footballing history.


He said: “They call me Zico when I walk into my local and the other day I was walking about in the city centre and this bloke comes up to me.


“He says, ‘Are you Frank McDougall?’, I replied ‘Aye’.


“He says, ‘The Frank McDougall that won the Golden Boot and a treble with Aberdeen?’, I said ‘Aye, who are you?’.


“He said ‘Pele’ and I replied, ‘All right Edison Arantes do Nascimento, how you doing?”


Frunks on the booze in Brazil then or taking the piss out of the reporter!

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