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and other stuff :thumbsup:

 

Norm delighted with fans gifts - particularly new socks!

 

Legendary Dons fan Norman Goldie was yesterday presented with a hamper thanks to the kindness of Aberdeen-Mad visitors.

 

Norman was at his sister Jessie's home when he was presented with the goodies, plus a cheque for £500.

 

The 79-year-old lifelong Dons fan was attacked on Friday 28th September as he was walking in Kincorth by a cowardly thug around a quarter of his age.

 

The attack outraged so many Aberdeen-Mad visitors that donations to a quickly set-up Norman Fund came flying in from all over the world.

 

The collection, which ran for a week, raised an amazing £526.

 

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Most Dons supporters recognise Norman, who is a regular at Pittodrie and is seen decked out in Dons flags, scarves and badges, as well as his trademark one red and one white sock.

 

Norman thanked everyone for their kind donations, and said he is going to use the cash for his next season ticket.

 

But he was more delighted with the other contents of the hamper - a year's supply of his favourite sweets liquorice allsorts, two large boxes of biscuits, a christmas cake, and a pair each of top quality red and white socks.

 

He said: "I am delighted with the gifts, and I thank everyone who has been so kind over the last few months."

 

Norman has been able to make it to a couple of games since the incident with the aid of a stick.

 

And he is looking forward to his first away game in three months when he plans to head down to Motherwell - but there is one match he is desperate not to miss.

 

He said: "I'll certainly be going to the Copenhagen game, nothing can stop me missing that one!"

 

Norman's sister Jessie said that the attack hasn't stopped Norman going out or to the games, but he has stopped going out late at night.

 

She added: "We can't believe the support he has got. I just want to thank everyone."

 

Aberdeen-Mad editor Craig Stewart added: "When I started the fund I expected to collect about £30 or £40 to get Norman some of his favourite treats.

 

"I never expected that we would be able to help Norman so much, and it is all down to the generosity of the Aberdeen fans."

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Norman has been able to make it to a couple of games since the incident with the aid of a stick.

 

And he is looking forward to his first away game in three months when he plans to head down to Motherwell -

 

 

Loud renditions of One Norman Goldie will be getting sung me thinks from people dressed in Santa Suits...

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Norman thanked everyone for their kind donations, and said he is going to use the cash for his next season ticket.

 

I don't want to put the boot into AFC, but if the club had a heart, they would give him a free season ticket for next season at least.

 

Back on the topic, glad to see his ordeal hasn't too badly affected him and that he's back with the Red Army. Has anyone been charged with his assault, though?

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