Saving layout

One Moment...

Resetting layout

One Moment...
X

Customise your homepage

default
save
Drag each panel to set your preferred order. Click the eye icon to toggle the visibility of the panel. You can reset the layout by clicking the 'Default' button above.
Slider
Statistics
Introduction
News
On This Day
Social History
Match Centre / League Table
Players / Managers / HOF
The Aberdeen Collection
Squad (Hidden)
Profile / Dark Blue Dons / Wartime Dons
Results / Pittodrie Stadium
RedTV / Milestones
Drew trying to shift the Main Stand on his own
Drew trying to shift the Main Stand on his own
Kit manager Teddy
Kit manager Teddy
Paddy Moore scores against Morton 11th March 1933
Paddy Moore scores against Morton 11th March 1933
Jock Hutton Scores
Jock Hutton Scores
Season 1985-1986 trophies
Season 1985-1986 trophies
Fitba in Aberdeen 1891 style...
Fitba in Aberdeen 1891 style...
Willie leading the team out at gothenburg
Willie leading the team out at gothenburg
1980 Premier League champions
1980 Premier League champions
Fergie enjoying a training session.
Fergie enjoying a training session.
1982-83 first team squad with trophies
1982-83 first team squad with trophies

aberdeen fc handbook 1949 50

Amongst the plethora of printed ephemera housed in The Aberdeen Collection, we have this gem of football publishing: The Aberdeen F.C. Handbook 1949-50.

Within the twenty pages of the booklet, which is roughly A5 in size, can be found a history of the Dons up to that point in time along with three rare photographs of match action.  Less than half of the booklet is devoted to Aberdeen, the remainder taking a broad look at the rest of Scottish, including International, football.

Published by a Dundee firm, The Simmath Press, this was one of many that were produced from the 1930s into the 1950s. Clubs of every size were covered during that time providing a great source of research for present day football researchers. Even the eight advertisements in the booklet provide interest.

In the case of Aberdeen, it appears that there were only two booklets produced. In 1948 there was “Through the Years” a club history, followed in 1949 by the Handbook shown here. Copies of the handbook are every few and the chances of collectors finding them are slim but well worth the effort of searching it out.

Simmath Press became a division of Valentines of Dundee, the famed publisher of postcards, but operated as a separate entity until it went out of business in about 1955. Small publishers such as this are deserving of appreciation for the work that the did and the valuable historic legacy they left.


Next Match
Celtic
H
20 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Hampden Park, Glasgow