Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Glasgow Rangers 2 - Aberdeen 0

Saturday 13th of November.

Aberdeen's season didn't get any better as they were on the receiving end of a 2-0 reverse in Glasgow.

The animosity between Aberdeen and Rangers is well documented. Since Aberdeen is the only team in the City they lack an inner-city rival like the Hibs vs Hearts (in Edinburgh) or the Dundee Utd vs Dundee games.

However, this is more than made up by our long running feud with Glasgow Rangers. A good article about that is here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20020120/ai_n9626457/ . There is so much bad blood between the teams that the Rangers fans (wrongly) claim that Aberdeen only play well when they are facing Rangers. I despise Rangers so much, ever since i was young.

It has been 19 years since Aberdeen last won against Rangers in Glasgow. It was on the 28th of September 1991. I was 5.

Anyway, onto the match. On the back of a 9-0 thumping by city rivals Celtic, Aberdeen entered the match looking more for damage limitation rather than a win.

Aberdeen set out with a 4-5-1 formation, very defensive and Rangers had many shots on target. So it was only a matter of time before Kenny Miller opened the scoring on the 21st minute with a header from a cross delivered by Weiss. Rangers increased their lead to 2 with Weiss scoring with a shot after a blocked shot by John Fleck.

Things looked like it was going from bad to worse on the 40th minute when Clark Robertson tackled Whittaker unfairly and gave away a penalty to Rangers. Kenny Miller stepped up looking to score his second goal of the game, however Jamie Langfield produced a fine save to keep the scoreline down. Langfield continued to make some fine saves as they kept the result to 2-0.

Not the greatest result but at least we didn't concede 9 goals this time.

Next blog will be on the Scotland vs Faeroe Islands game that i went to last Wednesday.