Date: 8th December 2007 at 3:01pm
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Through thin and thinner.

That pretty much sums up my time supporting Aberdeen. Having missed out on the glory years I’ve been feasted to the likes of the 94/95 season, the Skovdahl days and the Paterson era. Finishing an entirely deserved last along the way and in my time, the what used to be traditional cup finals have been very scarce.

However, as they say, all the bad times are worth it in the end. Under Jimmy Calderwood, Aberdeen have gone from being hovering-above-relegation-nobodies to a side expected to finish in the top 3 every season, challenging for the cups and taking on the best in Europe, with almost no money.

Last Sunday we were treated to a magnificent performance against Hibs. I had to admire Jimmy’s bravery for dropping Scott Severin and the move paid off. After tearing apart Hibs for the first quarter of the game, a small lapse in concentration gave them the lead. However, the pressure didn’t ease on the Hibs back four after that and less than 10 minutes later Miller equalised. Deserved to be in the lead at the break but we weren’t, but a minute into the 2nd half luck turned our way with a massively deflected free-kick spinning past the fans favourite Ma-Kalamby. You can never trust Aberdeen with a one goal lead and luckily come injury time it was 3-1. A short free-kick to Derek Young was followed up with a cool finish through bodies past the helple…I mean hopeless Hibs keeper.

Unfortunately this week Touzani is missing through injury but that makes space for Sone Aluko. Calderwood has once again put Severin on the bench and started with the front two of Miller and Maguire.

Hopefully Michael Hart can retain his 100% record as captain.