Date: 23rd July 2007 at 10:31pm
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Finally a victory for Aberdeen on their Egypt tour which begs the question, what would have happened if Calderwood had fielded this familiar team in the other two games before tonight`s match against Al Itthad?

Jimmy`s lineup for tonight`s match against the team the manager has stated he thought were the best in the group was typical of an SPL team he would have fielded last season as he chose 1 Langfield, 2 Hart, 3 Foster, 4 Nicholson, 5 Mair, 6 Considine, 7 de Visscher, 8 Clark, 9 Lovell, 10 Brewster, 11 J Smith.

This of course meant that most players were played in their familiar positions and the only changes were the introduction of Lee Mair and Jeffrey De Visscher who both played where they are most comfortable which showed in good performances by both.

De Visscher is proving to be the star attraction of the new boys Calderwood brought in during the summer break and he capped tonight`s performance with the equalizing goal just before half time.

Aberdeen could afford to even miss a penalty against their hosts as worryingly Barry Nicholson, just about the only Don who could put one away last season, had his effort saved.

Steve Lovell was the man who gave Aberdeen a welcome victory boost with his winner on the 74th minute in the game which will probably their last of this tournament which has proved that the Dons are more capable of finding the net than keeping it clear.

No doubt food for thought for Calderwood as he returns home probably unsatisfied that no silverware will be on the plane with the team and that he is likely to be still very much pondering what his best eleven will be come the Tannadice match on August the 4th.