Date: 10th August 2008 at 1:01pm
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Aberdeen lost 2-0 to Inverness in a dire opening game of the season at Pittodrie.

Scott Severin had a volley cleared off the line half way through the 2nd half. But just minutes later Inverness took the lead with a very, very poor goal. Smith lost the ball on the left wing, Tokely sent the ball low across the face of the goal and the ball was missed by 4 Aberdeen outfielders and goalkeeper Jamie Langfield and Andy Barrowman slid in at the far post.

Darren Mackie replaced the anonymous De Visscher at half-time, although the move could be questioned since Smith was in fact worse than De Visshcer. Mackie made an immediate impact with him being the only one on the park in a red shirt at the time willing to fight for every ball. And within 5 minutes he undid his good work when he sent a volley directly infront of goal from 7 yards into the RDS.

And again, he did nothing to win back fans with 5 minutes left. A Caley defender slipped on the edge of the box on the goal line, and with 4 Aberdeen players waiting for the ball to be played to them, he blasted the ball straight at the goalkeeper 10 yards from goal.

And when Aberdeen were desperately searching for an equaliser with seconds of regulation time remaining, the ball was carelessly lost and Caley had a 3 on 1 situation. What was sickening to see was that the only Aberdeen player running back from the Caley box was Ricky Foster. Caley were too quick though and McBain blasted the ball past Langfield from 18 yards. It was quite a sight when 3/4 of the stadium immediately streamed up or down the stairs and out.

With about 3000 Dons fans left in the stadium, Jamie Smith finally took his finger out his arse and hit the post from 25 yards. That was as close as Aberdeen got though and the boos were almost deafening as the players ran straight for the tunnel at the final whistle.

Questions must be asked.

Calderwood clearly did not know what his strongest eleven or formation was before the game. A reason could be because he wasn’t playing either in the pre-season games. The team clearly hadn’t gelled.

Another is why the hell does Chris Maguire get paid to play football? A classic Bebo moment was early in the 2nd half when he ran 80 yards with the ball from his own box in a straight line and straight out of play at the opposite end of the pitch. He’s too lightweight, has no skill and is, all in all, sh*t.

Should Aberdeen not win either of their next 2 games, Calderwood may find himself out of Pittodrie come September.