Date: 29th July 2006 at 2:34pm
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The new Scottish Football season has got under way! SPL Champions Celtic have kicked off the new season against Kilmarnock at Celtic Park but the game of the day is at Easter Road when Aberdeen are the visitors.

The Dons are fresh from their pre-season in South Africa and Montrose were,incase you missed them the results were as follows.
Montrose 0 Aberdeen 3
Bidvest Wits 2 Aberdeen 3
Jomo Cosmos 0 Aberdeen 1
Bloemfontein Celtic 1 Aberdeen 2
Jomo Cosmos 2 Aberdeen 0
All this and a trip to see Nelson Mandela what more could a Dons fan ask for ?

But now the real stuff starts and a match against Tony Mowbray’s club or Celtic’s feeder club as they could be know as the Parkhead club have taken both Caldwell and Riordan have gone through to Glasgow to join the Champions.

So what of the Dons this season ?
Well,they do have a decent squad that is very capable of finishing in the top half of the table but maybe this time push for a European spot!

In’s and Out’s
Those who have came in to join the Dons this season,so far are as follows.
Karim Touzani defender from Twente Enschede
Derek Soutar goalkeeper from Dundee

Out
Kevin McNaughton defender Cardiff City
Ryan Esson goalkeeper Shrewsbury Town
Danny Griffen defender Dundee
Neil MacFarlane midfielder Gretna
Ashley McInnes midfielder
Robert Thomson defender

Further news is midfielder Chris Clark has signed a new two year deal with the Dons,which is more good news for Jimmy Calderwood.

Vital Quotes:

Jimmy Calderwood was delighted with the news that Chris Clark had signed his new contract and said,’He is quick,has two good feet and can play in a number of positions’.

Hibernian Team News:

Hibs will be without Beuzelin,Morrow,Murphy,Malkowski and Spoule.
Chris Killen may be fit as he has tried to shrug off a knock.
Steven Fletcher and keeper Andrew McNeil are with the Scotland under 19’s,good luck to them in the final today v Spain.

Player to watch: Rob Jones

Rob Jones

Aberdeen Team News:

Russell Anderson,Richie Byrne,Andrew Considine all have knocks but Severin and Diamond are suspended.

Player to watch: Chris Clark

Chris Clark after agreeing his new deal he will be in a great frame of mind to do well in the first game of the season.

Match Facts & Stats

33 matches in all competitions since the last 0-0 draw between these sides.(means it will end 0-0)

Match Prediction:

Hibs 1-2 Aberdeen

Next Fixtures:

Inverness Cally Thisle (h)