Date: 22nd May 2008 at 4:27pm
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It feels like only yesterday that I was standing in Tannadice with 6000 mates waiting for the SPL season to finally kick off again. Since then we’ve experienced some of the highest highs and lowest lows that Aberdeen Football Club have ever been through. And incredibly, today, for us at least, the curtains close on the 2007/2008 season. Just like last season, it’s at home to Rangers.

Unlike last season however, Rangers have it all to play for. Should Celtic drop points at Dundee United, depending on how many, a draw or win will see Rangers win the SPL. It is an unbearable thought – the Gers winning the league at Pittodrie – and who knows what will happen if they do. I recommend a pitch invasion to prevent the trophy presentation. No seriously though, I don’t want to even think about it.

Looking on the bright side, if we win, Motherwell overcome Hibs and Celtic beat United, we can still finish 4th, albeit a country mile away from 3rd. To do that and stop Rangers winning the league at the same time would make my Thursday.

Jimmy Calderwood’s weekly press conference was slightly more interesting this week. Zander Diamond returns from a two game ban and, no jokes, Jamie Smith and Lee Mair have been passed fit. Sadly, Josh Walker and Sone Aluko will be unable to say their goodbyes to the Aberdeen support that took to them so well as they are on international duty.

Another sad fact is tonight will be Barry Nicholson’s last game at Pittodrie. He told the club website, ‘We want to finish the season on a high. You get all the stories about all the conspiracies and stuff but everyone in the dressing room realises how big a game it is for Aberdeen so we will be going out to get a result for ourselves and finish the season in the right manner.’

Midweek games at Pittodrie usually come up with an atmosphere no non Old Firm game can find and as we’ve seen this season, when the fans perform, so do the players. The last minute artist Steve Lovell will be undoubtedly looking to finish his time at Aberdeen on a high. He’s scored 5 in 7 appearances against Rangers in an Aberdeen shirt and a goal from him to lose Rangers the title may well put him into Pittodrie folklore.