Date: 24th July 2008 at 5:54pm
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Former Aberdeen FC forward Steve Crawford has shocked the (Scottish) footballing world by signing for Division 2 side East Fife. East Fife were promoted from the 3rd Division last season and were looking to strengthen their squad, but couldn’t have expected to capture someone of Crawford’s ‘fame’.

East Fife is now Crawford’s 6th Scottish club, having had spells at Raith Rovers, Hibs, Dunfermline twice, Dundee United and Aberdeen. Crawford only left Aberdeen 2 seasons ago, after falling out of favour, and apparently falling out with manager Jimmy Calderwood after Queen’s Park

His goalscoring record at Aberdeen does look poor at first, having scored 8 in 34 appearances, that is on average 0.24 goals per game. Yet that is in fact better than any of our current strikers’ record from last season.

He never achieved anything at Aberdeen, well, no-one at Aberdeen has in the past 12 years, but he did come off the bench and scored twice in 5 minutes to make it 2-2 in the famous 3-2 cup comeback at Tannadice nearly 3 years ago.