Source: Unknown, probably The Scotsman, 13th April 1909
Aberdeen at Dens Park.Miserable weather prevailed just before the game started with Dundee on Monday, which made the pitch very heavy and slippery. Play was keen and exciting, Dundee opening the score rather unexpectedly. The success was short-lived, for O'Hagan equalised; but Hall rushed another one before helf-time. The second, period should have been a barren one, for the goal which Hall scored was a bad one as he used his hands in beating Mutch. Dundee thus won by 3-1. Aberdeen did not deserve to be beaten by this score, for they had equally as much of the play, but their finishing was not so robust as it might have been had the players been in the best of fettle, which they were not. A new back in Russell, of Bo'ness, was on view, and acquitted himself very well. Under the circumstances, the game was value for a draw, but no more, while the attendance on account of the weather was very meagre.
Chatty BitsAberdeen did not make a mint of money-off their Easter tour, but it afforded their players a nice trip, and an enjoyable one. The tediousness of the journey going was worse than the return one on Friday night. They had a rousing welcome at Peterhead, who drew one of the largest "gates" they have ever done, since they were instituted as a club. It is stated they drew over £36. Dundee were disappointed at the breakdown of the weather on their holiday, for they sunk a bit of money over it. Usually three figures and over have been touched on a holiday, while on Monday they were considerably under £80 all in. The Dundee officials are busy signing on just now, and have laid the foundation to a strong team. Rumour is rife that they are likely to lose Bellamy, and "Sailor" Hunter, but the executive have not lost hope of securing them yet before April is finished. They lose two of their best scoring forwards if they allow these players to slip through their hands. There is not a great deal of business being done in the way of signing-on by many of the leading clubs. Hearts have booked most of their men for next season, but there are still vacancies to fill. Though not officially given; it is said that the Celts have every man of their splendid team booked for next season. They do move very quietly out Parkhead way, and never give away what they are doing till everything is completed. Owing to Mr Milton's indisposition business at Ibrox has been suspended till he recuperates a bit. Advertisements are now -appearing asking applicants for all positions to apply to English and Scottish clubs. If the Players' Union persist in their stupid policy, there will be a larger number than usual of unsigned players at the end of the season. Aberdeen had a pretty stiff job on to induce Alloa Athletic to play the Dewar Shield final at Pittodrie, but were successful in the end. As Aberdeen A played at Perth last year, they naturally claimed the right to have the venue at home this time. The Dewar Shield and badges will be presented in the Pavilion after the game on Saturday. The Aberdeenshire Cun will be handed over to the Aberdeen A on Saturday night at a smoking concert to be held in the Bon-Accord Hotel. A very fine programme has been a-r-ranged for this occasion.
Source: Bon-Accord, 15th April 1909