We Are The Champions!!!
The clue is in the title,and that is what the article today is about. One game can turn a season around for bad or for good,but a championship is rarely won on the back of one game.
Saturday defined our season in more ways than one;we finished it as champions for the eighth successive time,but like much of the season,the match was a bit of a curate’s egg. We could easily have lost three goals in the first half,but Aberdeen could just as easily lost three players. And we could have had two or three penalties-I can think of one team in particular who would definitely have got them.
But the three that matters is the three points,thanks to a 3-0 victory.
I’ll take that,and hand you over to FAN-A-TIC for his always excellent review of the proceedings.
Aberdeen v Celtic Saturday 4th May
TEAM: Bain; Lustig, Simunovic, Ajer, Tierney; Brown, Rogic; Forrest, McGregor, Weah; Edouard. Subs: De Vries, Toljan, Benkovic, Hayes, Sinclair, Ntcham, Burke
Not a fan of playing players who are not 100% fit but our cautious coach has no quandary with doing so.
Like the injection of pace through Weah though.
I expect a physical approach by the Dandies ably supported by cheating Beaton.
2 mins Great KT cross but weak Rogic header easily save.
Good early possession but no real chances
8 mins Stewart kicks KT long after ball gone.Foul given but no card?
12 mins Ball booked for cynical fouls McG brooks forward.
16 mins Dons pressing causes turnover but Stewart fires over from centre of box.
We are to obvious in expecting Brown to launch every attack .Dons know this so are just marking everyone off the ball.
21mins Great ball from Ajer leads to Ed one on one with Lewis who makes a good save.Logan was pulling his shirt but ref decides we got shot off so no foul.
22mins Ajer booked after Dons swan dive.
23 mins Rogic and JF not involved so far.
24 mins KT has shot blocked for corner after JF cross.
26 mins Ball deliberate push on Rogic but unlike in the Ajer situation ref deems no card which would have been second yellow.
28 mins Dons spell of pressure finally cleared by KT.
29 mins Lustig fed good ball by Ed but runs into pack instead of staying in space to hit cross.
31 mins Great Bain save and Dons fire rebound wide when easier to score.
We are very vulnerable to quick breaks…
35 mins good Weah run but ball goes behind.
Then JF shoots just wide from Ed knockdown.
36 mins Rogic fouled twice but gets penalized when he returns the favor.
Typical Beaton with his differing standards.
Our midfield balance is not right as we do not create enough and are poor at defending breaks.
39 mins Pc Lustig bullets a diving header into the net from great McGregor diagonal cross.
Great pass by McG and run by PC.
41 raging racist Logan booked for bad challenge on JF.Could have been red.
45.06 mins Half time whistle blows
Second half starts with Dons snapping into tackles.We are a little too cautious.
48 mins Wilson fires over from a good position.We have started half too passively.
51 mins Good Lustig cross to Ed but goalie saves for a corner.
52 mins Jozo bullets McGregor corner into net with header.WTF!!!!!! We scored from a corner!!!! 2-0
55mins Hayes on for KT who played well.
58 mins Jozo wins corner off raging racist Logan who then gives him verbals.
60 mins Ed pulled back but Beaton does not see that as a booking.
62 mins Raging racist with another foul this time on JF
67 mins Cosgrove studs Hayes late gets yellow but could have been red.
70 mins Good block on cross by Simo for corner them.
McInnes shows wisdom by subbing raging racist Logan and thug Cosgrove to spare them reds.
72 mins Burke on for Weah.
75 mins Ed shoots over after good run and cross by JF
77 mins Stewart fires over after poor Brown clearance.
84 mins Bain makes good save from shot after corner.
85 mins Dons fire dangerous cross across 6 yd box but no takers.
88 mins Super Ed seals it with great shot after good JF run and pass.
90 mins Brown deservedly booked.
92 mins Full time whistle blows and we are CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Celebrations begin and there is a priceless and magical moment with the look on a young fans face when Broonie gives him his jersey.
M.O.M For me was Jozo who played like a Lion.
Bain also made vital saves when tie was in the balance
So there you have it,folks. Our 8 in a row wrapped up rather nicely by a goal in the 88th minute! Grateful thanks to FAN-A-TIC for his time and effort.
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