Source: The Scotsman, 31st October 1910
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 31st October 1910
PLAY AND PLAYERS.Beaten, but not disgraced, aptly describes the situation as it appeared to us at, Firhill Park on Saturday. It is the opinion of everyone on the Aberdeen side that if they had been able to keep their team intact they would at least have come away with a point. Millar's unfortunat accident came at a bad time, and entirely upset the whole campaign. It was a perfect treat to watch the ten men battle against eleven, and this they did most successfully till one bad slip let their opponents score the only goal of the match. Plenty teams would have gone to pieces after this, but the present Aberdeen team are not built that way. They came again, and were as near equalising the score as could be, and the pity is they did not do so, for they deserved to score for their pluck alone. In dealing, with the players it would be difficult to give greater praise to one more than another, but we think Colman and Hume showed not only fine judgment, but their clearing was almost perfect. King was as good in goal as any goalkeeper that ever wore the Aberdeen colours. Millar was best in the middle line till he was hurt, with Wyllie and Wilson not much behind. The forwards were a trifle excited in the first half, and missed their opportunity then. Had they scored in the first twenty minutes they were winning easily. Like heroes they fought hard against the odds in the second period, and were better balanced then than in the first. The Thistle have a fine heavy, bustling team, Raisbeck towering above them all with fine headwork and splendid breaking-up tactics. Elmore and Gardiner took our fancy forward, with Campbell and the backs in defence. We do not now wonder at their position in the tables, for they are a splondid side, and will keep their place against the best. They are sure of a great reception when they come to Pittodrie.
CHATTY BITS.The only consolation which Aberdeen brought from Glasgow was the share of a big gate - the half of £393. They have lost the services of Millar, who is one of the best halves in this line. He will be off for at least one week. At no time did Aberdeen seem to be down-hearted, for they pegged in all the time when the odds were against them. If any man earned the highest praise for his play it was Donald Colman, who was the best back on the field. The general remarks at the finish were of sympathy with Aberdeen in their misfortune, for it was regarded by all that a draw would only have been fair in the circumstances. Sympathy will be extended to Millar in his enforced absence, and all wish him a speedy recovery. On Wednesday night, in the County Hotel, Mr and Mrs James Philip entertained a select company of their friends on the occasion of the celebration of their silver wedding. Good wishes mere extended to the couple, who were the recipients of many handsome presents. In the inter-League game at London last week, the Scottish team were defeated by 1-0 by the Southern League, after a splendid game. It was admitted that an exceptionally strong team on paper was sent to London, and a weaker team was selected to go to Ireland and meet the select of the Irish League. Scotland beat Ireland by 3-1 at Belfast on Monday. Colman was in evidence all through the game for some splendid work, and we think the authorities are now beginning to realise what we have all along said that he is as good a right back as there is at present. Lennie did not show up so well in the first half but latterly got into his stride, and put in some telling work. During this month and next the start of all League games will be regulated by the light, and early kick-offs will be the rule. In the first round of the Aberdeenshire Cup on Saturday, the result of the tie between Peterhead Hibs and Maud was a draw of three goals each. St Bernards have at last shaken off the Forfar loons in the QualifyinIg ties by 3-0. This was the third game, and the Forfarians put up a great fight. Arthur Murray, the popular centre-half of Queen's Park, and an Aberdeen graduate, was married last Friday to a Forfar lady.
Source: Bon-Accord, 3rd November 1910