Aberdeen

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Aberdeen: Will there finally be a happy ending to the Dons' recent horror story?

There was a time when being an Aberdeen fan was a glorious occupation. Under Sir Alex Ferguson the Dons were winning everything under the sun, dominating the Old Firm on their own patch and even seeing off European greats like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. The Pittodrie story in the 80s was lik...

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Aberdeen v Inverness Caley: Five of the biggest cup shocks in British football

Aberdeen head into this Sundays League Cup Final with Inverness Caledonian Thistle as overwhelming favourites for the cup. The Dons are second in the SPFL, are the only league team to have beaten leaders Celtic this season and are also one game away from reaching the Scottish Cup Final. There wi...

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Thursday, 06 March 2014

Benteke joins Rosenthal, Torres and Van Vossen in the worst misses ever club

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a sensational strike for the struggling Premier League side on Sunday in a rousing 4-1 home win over Norwich City. He left Villa Park the hero as he made a goal out of nothing to beat Norwich keeper Jon Ruddy. The big Belgian controlled the ball on his c...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013

Can Aberdeen win the Scottish Cup?

Aberdeen last won the Scottish Cup in 1990 thanks to an epic penalty shoot-out against Celtic at Hampden Park. Defender Brian Irvine was the Dons hero that day, slotting home the decisive spot kick to win 9-8. Little did the travelling hoards from the north east, who had watched their side dominat...

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Friday, 01 November 2013

A grades for Aberdeen, Celtic and Caley while Hibs and Hearts are not so smart

We are that point in the season now where every team has played each other once in the Scottish Premiership and based on that it is now time to review how all the teams stand following almost three months of action. Aberdeen: The Dons were touted to challenge when the season opened and consid...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic keep up the pressure on ICT as Motherwell move up to third

Week Eight of this season’s Scottish Premiership got under way at lunchtime on Saturday as Celtic made the short trip down the A77 to visit their friends in Kilmarnock. It must be admitted that in the early stages of this game it appeared we were going to be in for a sloppy goalless encounter as...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Aberdeen end ICT's unbeaten run as Celtic draw level at top

Let’s get the show on the road this week with the league leaders Inverness Caley Thistle. The Highlanders had a short journey to make by their standards down to the Granite City to face a newly invigorated Aberdeen side. Aberdeen’s pounding of Partick Thistle last week was a bit of a rarity for Do...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Aberdeen turn on the style in Partick as ICT keep Celtic off the top

Week six of the SPFL, look away now if you like to back home wins on your coupon each weekend, this weeks fixtures are not for you! The action got under way in Edinburgh on Saturday as Hearts entertained Celtic at Tynecastle. As expected the atmosphere was absolutely electric in the build up to the...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

10 things we've learned over the past seven days

The past seven days have seen Arsenal give a debut to their club-record signing Mesut Ozil, the issue of diving return, referees getting pelters and England edging ever closer to the World Cup in 2014. But what have we actually learned from watching the beautiful game over the past seven days? Her...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic show their battling qualities as ICT remain the team to beat

Saturday was the last day of summer and as we conclude the fifth week of the new Scottish Premiership season we are on the long winter road discovering who will finish second to Celtic this season. It will be Celtic again who will clinch the title; the two matches they played over the past week a...

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Super Caley go ballistic . . . but Celtic fight back for a point

Its been more than 13 years since plucky Highlanders Inverness Caledonian Thistle produced one of the biggest shocks in Scottish football when they sensationally dumped John Barnes Celtic out of the Scottish Cup at Celtic Park. The result also produced one of the best headlines ever - Super Caley ...

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic end Aberdeen's 100 per cent record as Caley stay top

The third round of fixtures in the Scottish Premiership kicked off on Friday night in Glasgow as Partick Thistle entertained Hearts. Both clubs will be happy with the opening couple of weeks of the season considering they were tipped by many as relegation fodder, but as week three came to a close ...

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dave Blackburn's predictions 2013/14

The return of the most action-packed and exciting league in the world is only three days away, but what will the Premier League produce this season? For a start there will be no Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United boss has retired, leaving David Moyes to deal with the mess that is Wayne Ro...

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Rangers off to a winner as high-flying Aberdeen await visit of Celtic

Neither Celtic nor Rangers kicked a ball in the Scottish Premiership this week, but as 100,000 supporters shelled out money to watch the Old Firm in action over the weekend they deserve a mention in the weekend’s review. Rangers got life under way in League 1 as the new kids on the block having...

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Dave Disciascio's predictions for 2013/14

The Premier League season is just days away and we at Squarefootball are getting ready by staring into our crystal balls and predicting our winners and losers for the season ahead. Weve already had Mitch Waddon predict title glory for Manchester City while Jim Barry has plumped for Jose Mourinh...

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Jim Barry's predictions 2013/14

There are only days remaining until the most exciting league in the world kicks off for another action-packed season of goals, controversy and talking points. The action is already under way in the Football League and Scotland, but who will be the biggest winners and losers during 2013/14 campaign?...

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic made to sweat for the win as the Green Brigade bows out

It’s back. It might now be called the SPFL Scottish Premiership and there is even a new TV Channel called BT Sport broadcasting some of the games, but on Friday evening there was no doubt that Partick Thistle were lining out against Dundee United in what is the top flight of Scottish football. If y...

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Thursday, 01 August 2013

How the 2013/14 Scottish Premiership will look come May?

The new Scottish Premiership season gets under way this weekend and the champions Celtic start the campaign as runaway favourites to pick up their 45th Scottish league title, but who will finish where in the rest of the division? Will Aberdeen finally launch a sustained challenge for silverware...

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Can Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibs or Motherwell stop Celtic from winning a 45th title?

The Scottish Premier League, or Scottish Premiership as it will now be known, has traditionally been a two-horse race between the Glasgow giants of Celtic and Rangers. That was the case until the Gers were sent packing to Division Three, leaving the gates wide open for the Bhoys to dominate. Last...

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Bolton end the season on a high

Bolton Wanderers may have missed out on a play-off place on the final day of the Championship season but Dave Blackburn ended the final day of the Premier League campaign on a high. Mr Blackburn was our top pundit with 12 points thanks to correct scores at Chelsea and Wigan, along with correct resu...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Title glory for Squarefootball chief

Squarefootball chief Antony Melvin has been the man to catch all season in our Predict the Premier League Experts section. Apart from a brief spell around Christmas where Blackburn Rovers fan Terry Kennedy claimed pole position, Mr Melvin has been head and shoulders ahead of the rest. At one stage ...

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Portsmouth make late surge for the title

Portsmouth may be preparing for life in League Two but Pompey fan Peter Rendle still has a chance of ending the season with silverware following his points haul in our Predict the Premier League competition. Mr Rendle has pulled in an impressive 34 points to top the weekly chart and goes into the f...

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Friday, 17 May 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Can Wolves or Portsmouth beat the boss to the title?

The Premier League season comes to an end this weekend and Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin already has one hand on our coveted Predict the Premier League trophy. Mr Melvin has been the man to catch all season and goes into the weekend a whopping 18 points clear of his nearest rival, Wolves fan C...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Fergie calls time, but Sky ensure we’ll see plenty of him before he goes

So, I’m not sure if you’ve heard but Sir Alex Ferguson announced to the world last week that he intends to quietly walk away from football at the end of the season. In mass hysterical scenes usually only seen when a monarch dies or a Twilight film comes out, the entire country seemed to let o...

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Thursday, 09 May 2013

Manchester United: Football world honours Sir Alex Ferguson

After 26 years, 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, two Champions Leagues, four League Cups and 1,500 games in charge of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he is to vacate the Old Trafford hot seat. At 71, his decision to retire at the end of the season should not h...

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: West Ham and Bolton are on the up

West Ham United beat Wigan 2-0 at the weekend to end any fears of slipping through the Premier League trapdoor and it was a double celebration for Hammers fan Mitch Waddon. Not only did our man toast the Irons win on the pitch and make a cameo appearance on Soccer AM, he has also been our top pundit...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Joy for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers may have a battle on their hands to stay in the Championship this season but Wolves fan Chris Cox - and former Predict the Premier League winner - could end the campaign with something to celebrate as he is in second place and has moved nine points clear of Portsmouth in our ...

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Birmingham City and Leicester City are on the up

Birmingham City are on course to finish in the top half of the table under Lee Clark and the Blues fans are optimistically looking forward to the 2013/14 season. Off the pitch its been a good time for the Bluenoses too, especially Squarefootballs Steve Coulter, who has been our top Expert over the ...

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Aberdeen are out of the bottom three

Did you that Aberdeen - the only Scottish club to have won two European trophies - have not won a major piece of silverware since beating Dundee in the Coca-Cola Cup final way back in 1995? The Dandy Dons have been in the doldrums far too long but maybe the arrival of Derek McInnes will galvanise th...

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Good times for Portsmouth

First let me apologise for the lateness of this update - its been over a month - but theres only so many hours in a day and this guy has only just discovered the wonders of Homeland and Claire Danes! So without further ado, lets get cracking. Liverpool 5 Swansea City 0 Liverpool gave Swansea Cit...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn, Portsmouth and Wolves in battle for second

Manchester United have blown away the rest of the Premier League to all but wrap up the title in March and so has Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin in our Predict the Premier League competition. Our leader is a whopping 33 points clear of his nearest challengers, Portsmouths Peter Rendle and Wolv...

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Predict the Premier League: Squarefootball chief leads the way again

Right weve got three weeks of fixtures to get through here so lets get cracking. Please cast your mind back to the midweek fixtures of January 29 and 30. Aston Villa 1 Newcastle United 2 This was a huge game at the foot of the table and one that the visitors emerged from as victors. Goals from Ca...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Squarefootball chief extends his head at the top

There was a time when Squarefootballs Antony Melvins position at the top looked under threat. Today he stands 31 points clear of his nearest rivals Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy and Wolves fan Chris Cox. Down at the foot of the table the bottom three places are still occupied by Sunderlands Sarsha...

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Friday, 08 February 2013

Why Royal Mail's Dream Team fails to deliver the goods

Royal Mail has assembled its Home Nations dream team to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association. Legends of the game like Bobby Moore, George Best and Denis Law all feature in the special stamp collection, but eyebrows have been raised at some of the names who have missed out. H...

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn and Wolves narrow the gap on leader

Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy and Wolverhampton Wanderers fan Chris Cox have their sights on Predict the Premier League silverware and the current leader, Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin, will be looking nervously over his shouder. Both Mr Kennedy and Mr Cox cut the gap on Mr Melvin this past...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn Rovers regain their form

The FA Cup has taken centre stage this weekend so this is the ideal time to update our Predict the Premier League tables. It has been a manic past fortnight with goals and shocks galore, but who has been the best at predicting this madness? Step forward Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy. He has been o...

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Friday, 11 January 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Squarefootball chief increases lead at the top

The festive period was jammed packed with football and this is the first update of our Predict the Premier League Experts table of 2013. We may be in a new year, but its the same old story at the top of our table, although there are changes at the other end. Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin rema...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Portsmouth get 2013 off to a flying start

2012 was another painful year for Portsmouth but hopefully they will follow Peter Rendles example in 2013 and not Dan Taylors. Mr Rendle was our top pundit over the festive period, picking up 39 points from a possible 117, to climb into the top four. It wasnt such good news for his fellow Pompey fo...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn fall further behind the leader

The title race for our Predict the Premier League title was a two-horse one until recently. Ever since Blackburn hit the top spot the wheels have come off of Terry Kennedys juggernaut. As we prepare for Christmas dinner, Squarefootballs Antony Melvinis eight points clear. At the bottom, Aberdeens C...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Festive joy for Squarefootball chief, Wolves and Aberdeen

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City ensured there were points to be had this past weekend, but the Gunners and Citys slender wins, combined with Liverpool and Chelseas goalfest, meant maximum points were hard to get. Here is a rundown of who scored what on the weekend of December 22/23....

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Squarefootball chief extends lead over Blackburn

Squarefootballs Antony Melvin has extended his lead at the top of the Experts Predict the Premier League table to five points, but with a hectic festive period just around the corner anything could happen and Blackburns Terry Kennedy or Squarefootballs Hugh Larkin could easily be top by the time we ...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Great week for Leicester City

Leicester City were top dogs in the Experts section of our Predict the Premier League competition in Game Week 16. Chris Pettitt, our hilarious TV critic, was the only pundit to pick up double figures to top our weekly chart. His haul included two correct scores and four correct outcomes. Mr Pettit...

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn, Leicester and Wolves hit form

We have three game weeks to run through here so lets not waste any time. Week 13 Sunderland v West Brom The Baggies beat Martin ONeills men at the Stadium of Light 2-4. At the time it moved them up to third. Eight of our experts expected an away win, but nobody thought it would be such a high s...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn are toppled and Aberdeen are off the bottom

Its been a few weeks since I had the opportunity to update the Predict the Premier League table and a lot has changed. For a start Blackburns Terry Kennedy has been replaced at the top by his long-term rival, Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin. Mr Kennedy and Mr Melvin have been the Manchester Uni...

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Manchester United: Celebrating Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is now in his 27th year as manager of Manchester United and has guided this great club to glory and so much more. Ferguson’s numerous titles both in England and Europe for Manchester United are evidence of his greatness. His ability to rebuild a team over the years and be able ...

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Aberdeen and West Ham top the table

The Premier League threw up a number of shock results at the weekend. Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton were all fancied for wins on the road at West Brom, Norwich and Reading but the big boys all left their destinations empty-handed. Even Fulham, who had only lost at home twice during 2012, ...

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Predict the Premier League - the Experts: Blackburn are still the team to beat

It was a poor weekend for points in the Predict the Premier League competition. Hot favourites like Chelsea, Everton, Fulham and Manchester United all let our pundits down following their shock defeats. So much so that our highest scorers this week were Aberdeens Colin Illingworth and West Hams Nige...

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Predict the Premier League Experts: Gap closing on Blackburn Rovers

At one stage it looked as though our Predict the Premier League title race was going to be a two-horse affair. Blackburn Rovers Terry Kennedy and Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin were running away with it. However, we now have a new faction in the mix, Squarefootballs Hugh Larkin. Mr Larkin has ...

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Predict the Premier League Experts: Birmingham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Wolves are perfect 10s

Cast your mind back to last weekend. Arsenal were left frustrated at home by Fulham, Manchester United came back from two down to beat Aston Villa, City beat Spurs, Newcastle United were beaten at home by West Ham United and Chelsea were held by Liverpool. Some of those results proved beneficial to ...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Scottish football: How a 16-team league revamp can benefit all clubs

The notion of returning to a 16-team top tier in Scotland has been mooted for the past few seasons and with Rangers dropping out of the top tier it has never looked more likely that the 16-team division will come to pass. There are two major issues at stake with such a proposal. The ...

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