Source: The Scotsman, 8th April 1907
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th April 1907
The Old, Old Story.The way the Aberdeen forwards brought the ball down Meadowside was a treat, but the finishing efforts were weak or received the go-by from a particularly robust defence. Partick's methods paid best, for they were not very particular how they got rid of the ball when pressed, while they were always eager for a run on their own. With the Aberdeen halves close up trying their best to assist the attack, Partick's forwards had generally the visiting backs only to beat to get in their shot. There was just a trifle too much of the close passing to be effective - when a few shots from long range might have been converted by the wily Wilson, who was eager to get there, but could not get the ball. Lennie and Macdonald had both extremely hard lines in not scoring, and it was the home side who claimed the first goal, though in play they hardly deserved to take the lead. How Boyle handled in the second period was inexplicable, and when the visitors were two down it was prac¬tically all up for Aberdeen. To our opinion, the "Black and Gold" were too cocksure of victory, and this was their undoing more than anything else we could attribute to their play. Why. they cannot adopt other tactics when checkmated in the finer points we arc at a loss to know, but the dropping of points week after week is a serious matter for the club.
Chatty Bits.The signing-on has begun in earnest all over the country. Has Aberdeen effected any captures yet? Aberdeen will have a busy week, as they play Bo'ness on Wednesday, Clyde on Saturday, and away to the Hearts on Monday. It would have been the Hibs at Pittodrie this week had the drawn game not taken place at Easter Road. There is every chance of the A's being on the idle sheet this week, as it will be difficult to get a fixture just now. The Reserves are pulling up in the Northern League Table, and can go higher if they keep up Saturday's form. The first team will require to steady up a bit if they mean to reach 30 points. They simply threw away two at Partick. The League schedule will soon be finished. Dates have only to be found for the Queen's Park away, and Hibs at home to complete the schedule.
Source: Bon-Accord, 11th April 1907