ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Lest we forget........
In case you missed it...there is also an hour long programme on Sky Ch 403 "When Aberdeen Ruled Europe"...on again 8:30 pm Sunday and 2:30 pm Monday.
Aye, I have that one Sky+ed, haven't had a chance to watch yet.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001lvms via @bbciplayer
Not a dry eye.......
Forty years on, Aberdeen remain the last side to defeat Real Madrid in a European final.
One of the Milan sides may usurp that title in the next few weeks, should Franco's team defeat Abu Dhabi in the battle of the obscenity that is modern football, but who cares.
Once this tainted, beautiful game of ours was egalitarian, was once a true meritocracy.
Some of those legends have been called home since then, some too soon (RIP Tattie) ......but heros are remembered, legends never die.
Dick, Chris, Neale, Teddy, Doc Hillis ....... I'll see you in my dreams.
Forty years on the greatest ever achievement by a Scottish team remains just that.
Happy Goteburg day one and all.
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven".
Fantastic memories of When We Were Young.
Not a clue Doc, no stand out candidate.
But I'll say the same as I said post-McInnes and post-Glass.
It makes no difference unless and until there's an overhaul of the scouting, recruitment and youth development.
The club needs gutted, Gunn, Mowbray and that horrible Sevconian PR woman (and her daughter in the woman's team) need huckled.
We need someone in to oversee all aspects of the football side.
The single most disturbing thing to come out of this whole shit show is the revelation that Milne still has an active role in football operations.
That astonished and horrified me.
Who`s next ?
Has to be.
Hit rock bottom, then head further down.
Is Goodwin history now ?
And Aberdeen remain the last side to beat Real Madrid in a European Final.
The Liverpool fans may have had issues getting in, but, looking at the stadium at trophy presentation time, getting out was piss easy.
I have to fully agree…the best of times.
I'll settle for the memories.
When you look at how utterly toxic and abhorrent modern day fitba has become, I'm just pleased to have been there during the best of times.
I fear that our proud, long held, record of being the last team to beat Real Madrid in a European Final has only a couple of weeks left.
But for one brief, shining period, we managed to put two behemoth, odious, sectarian organisations into a box and conquered Europe in our spare time.
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven."
We were talking about this last night and wondering if Fergie is a blessing or a curse, when you look at where Aberdeen and, Man Utd are now ?
It comes around once more.......
Happy Goteburg Day!
I recall the Shopping Mall (though the cup had gone by the time we got there), I think everyone passed through there
I don't recall it being subterranean but truth be told my attention was more on the Swedish ladies
My one regret, our flight was due back at lunch time, about half an hour before the team but we were delayed and also missed the shindig in the toon.
It was about six o'clock we got in, oh happy days.
Yes I watched it yet again, think I enjoyed it more this time, seen a few kent faces, and being hit by the wall of singing when we went into that indoor (underground ?) shopping mall when the rain came on, will live with me forever, brought tears to my eyes then and did again when I re-watched it, biggest regret is not getting back to Aberdeen in time to join in the massive street parade...but hey we were so fortunate to just be a part of it.
Aye, it is a repeat but WELL worth a re-watch.
If only to get the stench of the Euros away........
Ping : - magicrat.....this is on BBC ALBA 22:30 Monday night...
Sir Alex Ferguson recounts the season he led Aberdeen FC to European glory in Gothenburg.
On for an hour, but is probably a repeat...but hey I love repeats like this.
At first I thought the crowd was chanting "Göteborg! Göteborg! Göteborg!" I found it hilarious that the stadium was filled with locals rooting for their hometown while the players ran around down there on the field kicking the ball. Then I realised it probably was "Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!" It made it a lot less funny. A big day for the two teams obviously.
Aye, I was at Dyce about now, getting waved off by Jane Franchi in the organised chaos.
Never to be forgotten.
Right now 38 years ago I was sitting in the sun (yes the sun) on a bench in the city centre finishing the last of my Tennents cairy oot after a 56 hour bus/boat journey, before heading for a proper breakfast to start what was to be one of the best days of my life.
Helluva team, great game. "Willie Miller never let's........go by"
Aye, there were some less than PC banners. "John McMaster lays on more balls than Emanuele" was another that was......"of its time".