Date: 8th August 2008 at 8:19pm
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Some may say it feels like years have gone by since we humped the huns on the final day of the season and like the first flash of lightning came out of absolutely nowhere to steal 4th from Dundee United while handing Celtic the league at the same time. But to me it seems like only yesterday. Why, I don’t know.

Tomorrow, ideally:

Get in the ground nice and early, warm up the vocal chords. The team comes out the tunnell to a rousing rendition of ‘Oh When The Reds’. We grab an early goal. However, the team continue to attack in an attempt to wrap up the game in the first half. We get another from the spot just before half-time. Due to a defensive lapse in concentration, we concede a sloppy goal. But instead of turning on the team’s backs, as the ball heads back to the centre spot, a spine tingling rendition of stand free is belted out by the bumper 16’000 crowd. The team are inspired, and within a minute restore the two goal lead. Thanks to some attractive football and attacking substitutions, we add another two before the final whistle. The team leave the field to a standing ovation and a quick round of ‘Tell All The Huns You Know’ as we top the SPL after a 5-1 victory. Everyone goes home happy.

Tomorrow, realistically:

Miss the first 5 minutes due to the queue for the RDS snaking round past the Broadhill Bar. Find out from the guy next to me that Calderwood’s selected a CB pairing of Severin and Considine. We concede an early goal. The miserable crowd of 9’000 get impatient and start booing every time Ricky Foster gets the ball. On the stroke of half-time we get a penalty. Miller leans back and the ball smashes one of the windows of the corporate boxes seperating the two tiers of the RDS. Half-time comes and goes in deathly silence, after Redz n Co were sacked a few weeks ago. But, two early 2nd half goals from Smith and Mulgrew put the Dons 2-1 ahead. Half way through the 2nd half, Calderwood replaces the front two with two defenders, reverting to the 6-4 formation. 20 minutes and 0 shots later, the 4th official holds up a board indicating a minimum of 3 minutes stoppage time. It looks like the Dons have held on, but Considine carelessly gives away a corner even though the 3 minutes of injury time are up. The referee, however, allows Caley one last attack. The ball is floated in, Langfield flaps at it and Ross Tokely smashes the ball home from 1 yard. The referee blows the final whistle and the team leave the field to a chorus of boos and a quick round of ‘One Stevie Lovell’. Aberdeen sit in 7th place.

Anyway, I for one am excited after the football Ramadan and hope we get off to a flier to set us up nicely for the trip to Motherwell next week.

Stand free. Come on you reds.