NOT so long ago Davie Shaw was the popular skipper of Aberdeen's first team. At Pittodrie on Saturday he was the victim of barracking from a section of the crowd, who cheered ironically every time the former Hibs man kicked the ball.
It was both unfair and unnecessary (writes James Forbes). Shaw certainly had a bad first half, but the barracking did not begin until he was playing near this particular section of the crowd, and by that time he was playing much better.
The man on the terracing pays his money and has every right to express his views, but the game can well do withont such victimisation of players. My advice to the barrackers is to cut it out.
THE Pittodrie reserves were in one of their exasperating moods. An early lead of two goals apparently gave them the impression that it was all too easy, and it was not until St Johnstone "A" jumped into the lead that the home forwards gave of their best.
Ian Rodger seems to be regaining his confidence. Apart from scoring his hat-trick he provided opportunities for others. Pearson again brought the best out of Hay, and the goal scored by the left winger himself was one of the game tit-bits.
There was further evidence that Samuels is going to develop into a good half-back, but Bruce did not appear to be particularly happy at centre-half.
Source: Evening Express, 17th September 1951