Date: 18th March 2007 at 4:07pm
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Aberdeen were beaten 3-0 at Ibrox. In a truly horrendous performance by the reds, they never looked like scoring a goal all afternoon and boss Jimmy still hasn`t recorded a win over either Old Firm this season.



It`s a seven point gap now between the teams and whilst Rangers are far from a good team they do have a dedicated goal scorer and a tight defence. Aberdeen believed that they had a good defence going into this match and they took the leagues best away defence record to Glasgow for this major test but were found wanting.

Gutted Calderwood summed the match up,’This was massively disappointing as we’ve had a great season then come here for arguably our biggest game an d we just didn’t turn up. We gave Rangers the confidence they needed then it was just a matter of pride to play for. Normally when we don’t play well we at least defend well but today we were very poor defensively.

‘We defended far too deep. It is hard enough coming here without giving them a three-goal start,’ he said.

‘If Rangers had to do a lot to win the game then you can understand it but we made it easy for them really. It is so annoying,’ the Dons boss added.

‘We need to work ourselves up and defend like we can defend and not like amateurs.’

‘Rangers are now in the driving seat for second place but we just have to keep plugging away. It’s not over yet and we just have to start again. The only plus point was the fact that Hearts lost.

The day started badly for Aberdeen when the team sheets were handed in and Anderson and Considine saw that they`d be up against league top scorer Kris Boyd and Dado Prso and not the totally ineffective Filip Sebo as Smith wheeled out his quality players who he`d bizarrely rested against Celtic and Osasuna.

Whilst Rangers benched their dead weight, Aberdeen in return started theirs in the form of Lee Miller who took the place of either “tired” Craig Brewster or flu victim Darren Mackie before being substituted 76 minutes too late.

The Dons never got a hold of the ball and cannot in anyway feel hard done by but should feel relieved that Rangers only notched three. Kris Boyd muscled Russell Anderson around for his goals and must now be the favourite to start for Scotland next week with his 19 league goals.

Former Scotland boss Walter Smith summed up the performance of the man he`d dropped and must now realise the major mistake that he`d made by playing Sebo ahead of Boyd, especially in the UEFA tie.

He said,’It was an excellent contribution, I’m delighted for him,’.

If we can supply him with opportunities to score there is no doubt he is as good as anyone at taking them.

The three today were varied – right foot, left foot and a header.

‘He has obviously got bits of his game he has to improve. We will have to look at that as well and say we’ve got a boy who is a natural goalscorer and use that to the full.’

lthough Rangers are no great shakes, a comeback was never on the cards at 3-0. Rangers have been playing very badly but they have still not conceded goals and kept out Hibs and Celtic in their last league matches so effectively the match was over when Boyd claimed his hat-trick.

Whilst it`s obvious that Aberdeen are going to need some major luck and help from other teams to snatch the Champions League place, there is still the opportunity to have a wee laugh to cheer up a bleak Sunday afternoon, courtesy of dropped Rangers ‘star` Mr Filip Sebo and his personal website www.filipsebo.com

Choice moments from the site include Sebo parading about in his Speedo`s and ‘action` shots of the great man pumping serious iron.

Along with other excellent features, ‘Fila` has given us an in depth insight into the man behind the player.

When asked if he has habits before each game his reply was “saying to myself that I am the best!”

When asked what his favourite way to relax is, he replied “to grill with my family in the garden”.

When asked of his favourite perfume, his answer was “my own scent”.

When asked what inspired his tattoos, he said “curiosity”.

When asked if he plays any other sports he said “all sports where I win”.

But we`ve saved the best till last as when he was asked what his job is he cheekily said “Professional footballer”.

Great stuff Seeeeeeebbbbooooo, hope to see you back in the team very soon.