Source: The Scotsman, 14th October 1907
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 14th October, 1907
Falkirk Triumphant.The result of the game at Brockville Park on Saturday would naturally appear to those who were not present as if Aberdeen had been thoroughly outplayed when 4-0 was chalked up against them. The pitch appeared heavy and not suited to fast going, though the local players seemed to know how to get more work out of the ball by fast crossing than did the visitors. It was here that the difference lay, combined with the fact that "Rab" had an off-day. In our opinion, the result really should have read 2-0, for two of the goals were gifts in a way, which MacFarlane could have saved. Alertness on the part of the home forwards did the trick, while the Aberdeen forwards, especially the centre, were always that second of time too slow to clinch the openings that came their way. During the first ten minutes we were con¬fident Aberdeen were to score, but once Simpson put the ball past MacFarlane it was a long time before they got into their stride again. While the backs were playing wonderfully well, the halves did not hang on to the men as they usually do, only Halket doing this with anything like success. While Falkirk had the better side in the first half, Aberdeen put in some splen¬did work in the second, the right wing showing us some capital footwork, and only as we have said, the slowness of the centre to pick up Muir's crosses, made them retire with a blank sheet. It was a contrast to watch how the Falkirk were ever ready to snatch at a slip and make headway for goal for all they were worth. As one of the Falkirk officials remarked, the "Bairns" were on the top of their form, and worked better together than they had done for a few weeks back.
"Spring Chicken" at Pittodrie.This (Thursday) afternoon we are to be treated to an exhibition game, on behalf of charity, at Pittodrie. The contestants will be composed from the company which are at present performing at His Majesty's Theatre in the "Spring Chicken," and a team from the Aberdeen. F.C. In several other places this company have played, a game with clubs on behalf of charity, and we trust they will meet with a hearty response on this occasion. There will be an innovation in the usual way of starting the game, for the leading lady, Miss Violet Loraine, will set the sphere in ¬motion, when hostilities will begin in earnest.
Chatty Bits.Henry Low was home for a week-end last week. He its looking well, and likes Sunderland not so bad. Down Leith way we note that W. Jaffrey is making a great name for himself as a wing player for Leith Athletic. Collins, Aberdeen's latest recruit, has promised to come back again. There is the makings of a good football player in him. There is a rumour that another local junior is to be given a trial soon. Black, who got his leg broken in the St. Johnstone - Forfar Athletic on Saturday, is an old favourite at Pittodrie. We regret to hear of the sudden death of Mr. J. Fraser, Hilton Street. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Aberdeen, and two seasons ago was a candidate for the directorship.
Source: Bon-Accord, 17th October 1907