Date: 21st February 2007 at 8:27pm
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Prompted by Friday`s friendly against Bohemians of Ireland, there has been a new poll added to the site asking what out of the five candidates is the worst in Aberdeen`s recent history.

The five nightmare Dons showings are (but sadly not confined to) summarised below.

Aberdeen 2 V Bohemians 2

UEFA Cup 2000 Qualifying Round

berdeen slumped to this national embarrassment after losing the first leg 2-1 at Pittodrie and despite winning 1-0 in Dublin, they went out on away goals rule, earning the accolade of becoming the first Scottish team to have lost to Irish League opposition.

Celtic 7 V Aberdeen 0

SPL Fixture

Monday November 2, 2002

In truth, many of the matches against Celtic that Ebbe Skovdahl was in the dugout for could have made this list but this one sticks out as it just showed how little the Dons had progressed under the Dane. It was a miserable day in particular for Dons goalkeeper David Preece as he stood in for the injured Peter Kjaer. The former Darlington player conceded seven goals on a previous visit to Parkhead three years prior to this mauling and found himself on the receiving end of an identical scoreline as four-goal John Hartson, Larsson naturally, Bobo Balde unexpectedly and the substitute Shaun Maloney produced another rout.

Stenhousemuir V Aberdeen

Scottish Cup 3rd Round


The defeat against Second Division Stenhousemuir at a rain-lashed Ochilview in the 1995 Scottish Cup, when a team containing Stephen Glass, Eoin Jess, Duncan Shearer and Billy Dodds had no answer to Tommy Steele`s second-half double, was one of the biggest shocks in the tournament`s history.

Aberdeen 1 V Skonto Riga 1

Aberdeen lose on away goals

UEFA CUP 94-95

Having secured what was thought to be a satisfactory 0-0 away from home in Latvia , the return leg was supposedly a formality but, in the words of Billy Dodds, ‘When I was at Aberdeen we drew in Latvia with Skonto Riga in the UEFA Cup and everyone thought it was a decent result. He was maybe not wrong but complacency set in and ‘We were as happy as Larry. But we dropped our guard and lost at home, which was a terrible way to go out. Indeed it was and lost out on the opportunity to play Napoli in the next round who professionally dispatched the Latvians 3-0 over the two legs.

Queens Park 0 V Aberdeen 0

AET. Queens Park win 5-3 on penalties

League Cup 2nd Round


The home side went closest to scoring in the 120 minutes when Derek Soutar had to turn a Bowers effort round the post in extra time. The match went to spot kicks and Darren Mackie missed the Dons first kick when he fired over the bar. The amateurs kept their nerve to score all five spot kicks to win 5-3. The Dons didn`t even have the excuse of playing away as the match was held at neutral Firhill Stadium.

It seems our shocking cup results have become what Aberdeen are associated with recently rather than the proud team who won so many. Maybe it`s because of our past success that these results are highlighted; possibly?but these results were stinkers regardless of anybody`s history and like the atrocities committed in war, these should never be forgotten lest they are repeated and serve to warn us not to make the same mistakes again. Please God no.

Please register your view on what you thought was the worst by taking our poll on the right hand of this site.

I promise I wont keep it up long!!!!

If you have any more nightmare memories that should have made this list then tell me about them and I`ll remorsefully add them to the poll.