Date: 21st August 2007 at 12:36pm
Written by:

All the doom and gloom merchants who are slating and writing Aberdeen off already should take a look at last seasons results at the tail end of the league matches during the top six split.

The Dons narrowly lost to Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead, were trounced 4-2 by United and when they travelled to Tynecastle, the teams could only manage a goal apiece. These matches were very important games at the time but the team still managed to pull through and secure the 3rd place they were so highly praised for.

It`s early days, one point from nine is a bad return but with a bit more luck it would certainly have been more and it probably should have been.

It doesn`t get much easier either with a visit to the capital to play a Hibs side sitting in 3rd place but promising new signing Jeffrey De Visscher should be able to return to supply more frontline ammunition to a team whose star performer on Sunday was a 40 year old ex-manager but even Craig Brewster can be sure of nothing as his manager explains.

‘Craig might turn up tomorrow in a zimmer for all we know, so we won’t be rushing into anything.

‘We will consider his position in due course but it will all depend on how his old legs hold up.

‘We’ve something like 18 games before the turn of the year, so I’m taking it from month to month.

‘I would obviously be delighted if Craig does get a deal in the end.

‘He’s a great professional and was a real inspiration to the rest of the team.

‘You can’t have too many people like Craig in your dressing room.’

Certainly Brewster showed his younger strike partners a masterclass in holding the ball up until support arrives and Darren Mackie would do well to learn from him that skill and also how to challenge in the air as Mackie won nothing all day.

If Aberdeen are to achieve anything this season then they will need all the talent and experience they can muster with Brewster being a major part of that.

But we all have to remember that the season is, unlike Brewster, still young and many more twists and turns are ahead. It may offer some comfort that Man U and their superstars have only two points from matches against teams such as Reading, Portsmouth and Man City and who`d bet against them still winning the league.

Don`t bet against the Dons having a successful just yet.