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Monday, 19 February 2007 - 14:00
redweb has moved
new site launched.
Sunday, 18 February 2007 - 23:26
gretna 2 aberdeen 3 aet
wonder goal wins it.
Chris Maguire
Saturday, 17 February 2007 - 16:11
calderwood comments
on another day we could have taken somehing.
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Jimmy Calderwood.
Saturday, 17 February 2007 - 14:25
dons effort fails to produce points
dons fail to get the breaks.
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Friday, 16 February 2007 - 14:50
this week's redalert
includes new wallpaper
Jamie Wallpaper in RedAlert Issue 152
Friday, 16 February 2007 - 12:32
meet afc players on monday
and donate to goal
AberdeenSaver account
Friday, 16 February 2007 - 00:49
redmatchday
issue 15
Thursday, 15 February 2007 - 20:14
dons out to slow down celts title march
jimmy hopes to end five year wait.
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Aberdeen v Celtic
Tuesday, 13 February 2007 - 14:51
falkirk res v aberdeen res
ft score
Falkirk v Aberdeen
Monday, 12 February 2007 - 09:53
u19s go down
aberdeen 0 falkirk 3
Saturday, 10 February 2007 - 18:16
calderwood comments
these are the games you have to win.
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Jimmy Calderwood.
Saturday, 10 February 2007 - 16:45
three and easy for dons
euro challenge on course.
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Aberdeen 3 v 0 Dunfermline
Friday, 09 February 2007 - 19:20
friday night news
miller ready to face pars as bagshaw shines for scots.
Lee Miller in squad for tomorrow's game.
Friday, 09 February 2007 - 10:23
early valentine gift from afc but...
..you can't win if you're not at the game
A Football Valentine
Thursday, 08 February 2007 - 20:37
dons ready for euro battle
miller a doubt ahead of pars visit.
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Aberdeen v Dunfermline this Saturday at Pittodrie
Thursday, 08 February 2007 - 17:50
redmatchday
issue 14
Thursday, 08 February 2007 - 09:59
international round up
from this week
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 - 17:53
u19 and reserve games
arranged v falkirk
Tuesday, 06 February 2007 - 19:47
tenth don involved in international set up
crawford plays in 2-0 win.
Jonathan Crawford
Tuesday, 06 February 2007 - 12:30
falkirk v aberdeen 3rd march 2007
ticket information
Falkirk v Aberdeen Saturday 3rd March 2007 KO 3pm
Tuesday, 06 February 2007 - 12:00
young dons beat league leaders
celtic put to the sword.
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Willie John Kiely.
Tuesday, 06 February 2007 - 10:28
no reserve
game today
Monday, 05 February 2007 - 00:20
scotland u19s win
maguire scores
Friday, 02 February 2007 - 15:33
jamie langfield
gets scotland call up
Friday, 02 February 2007 - 14:06
goals goals goals wallpaper
in this week's redalert
Goals Goals Goals wallpaper in RedAlert 150
Thursday, 01 February 2007 - 20:30
news update
injured players back running.
Andrew Considine.
Thursday, 01 February 2007 - 15:33
celtic and bohemians
ticket news
Bohemians FC, Dublin
Thursday, 01 February 2007 - 10:50
aberdeen star kicks
off recycle 4 kit
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 - 19:44
dream debut for new signing
ross the hat trick hero.
David Ross
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 - 17:13
dons friendly confirmed
in dublin
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 - 14:31
scotland b squad
daz and chris called up
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 - 13:00
darren mackie
signs new contract
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Darren Mackie
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 - 12:36
mcleish names first
scotland squad
Monday, 29 January 2007 - 16:41
alex mcleish appointed
scotland manager
Saturday, 27 January 2007 - 17:23
calderwood comments
andy's dad had a dream.
Andrew Considine.
Saturday, 27 January 2007 - 16:45
considine sinks saints with first half double
langfield saves spot kick.
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St. Mirren v Aberdeen
Friday, 26 January 2007 - 14:34
signed shirt giveaway
in this week's redalert
RedAlert Issue 149
Friday, 26 January 2007 - 11:24
ticket news
for tomorrow
Friday, 26 January 2007 - 09:00
from paisley to pittodrie
kevin stirling meets frank mcdougall
Frank McDougall
Thursday, 25 January 2007 - 20:59
dons look to bounce back into european contention
touzani back in squad.
St. Mirren v Aberdeen
Thursday, 25 January 2007 - 15:28
u19 fixtures
arranged
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 - 18:41
spl and mitre
agree new 4 year deal
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 - 16:05
considine, maguire and bagshaw
recieve scotland call up
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 - 13:27
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Tuesday, 23 January 2007 - 10:24
new date confirmed
for fir park trip
Monday, 22 January 2007 - 19:24
monday update
byrne closer to return.
Jamie faces op this week.
Saturday, 20 January 2007 - 08:17
match postponed
weather knocks out fixture.
Friday, 19 January 2007 - 20:53
aberdeen v motherwell head to head
the complete league record.
Motherwell v Aberdeen
Friday, 19 January 2007 - 15:33
motherwell v aberdeen
pitch inspection at 8.00am
Friday, 19 January 2007 - 11:48
motherwell reduces ticket prices
for tomorrow's match
Motherwell v Aberdeen 20 January
redmatchday
the 1937 cup final

16 February 2007 00:49

In this weeks RedMatchday we look back at the 1937 Scottish Cup final between Aberdeen and Celtic. The attendance for the cup final was 146,433 and remains a British record crowd for any club match, held at a newly refurbished Hampden. It was also reported that more than 10,000 entered the stadium through various means other than the turnstiles and 20,000 were locked outside. The British record for any game was created seven days previously when 149,415 filled Hampden for the Scotland v England international.

the 1937 cup final
There were unprecedented scenes in Aberdeen as the city was gripped with Cup fever. An estimated 30,000 left Aberdeen with high expectations. With all modes of transport leaving the north east, some intrepid fans began to hitch hike to Glasgow a day before the final. It was an early start for the bulk of the biggest supporter exodus ever seen in Aberdeen when the first of 17 special trains rolled out of the Joint Station at 4.25 on the morning of the final. Many Aberdeen fans had come from the north east and had traveled down to Aberdeen on the Friday to catch the trains leaving the city the next morning. The travelling Aberdeen team left by train on the Friday evening in preparation for the final. On the moment of their departure, a black cat was presented to Eddie Falloon as a gesture of good luck but as more than 1,000 gathered at the station to see the team off, buses and coaches from all over the north were winding their way down to Aberdeen to be part of the massive Aberdeen following. The station at Aberdeen had proved to be a busy place all day as hundreds gathered and remained all day to see off the supporters lucky enough to be on their way to Hampden. The Joint Station had become a focal point for Aberdeen as the team always travelled by train and on their arrival back in Aberdeen there always drew a fantastic support after any famous victory.

Aberdeen supporters overwhelmed the Buchanan Street area as they arrived in Glasgow and the whole station area was turned into a mass of Black & Gold favours. Glasgow was preparing for Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth some three weeks later, but that was of little consequence to the Aberdeen support as they anticipated Hampden would be filled to the rafters for the game. Meanwhile the Aberdeen party had enjoyed a restful night at the St Enoch's Hotel in the city centre. Two Rangers players, Bob McPhail and Alan Morton, visited the night before the game and wished the Dons players the best of luck against their great rivals - back then, the cup final was seen as the pinnacle of the Scottish season and deemed far more prestigious than winning any league flag.

Jim Hermiston
Also in issue 15 of RedMatchday Russell Anderson gives an exclusive incite into the Scotland get together last week as well as looking forward to Saturday's big match. Andrew Considine is this weeks featured player and there is an exclusive interview with former Don Jim Hermiston who now lives in Australia. He speaks openly about his time at the club, his disappointment at being left out of the Scotland World Cup Squad in 1974 and the reasons why he retired from football at such a young age. Mark McGhee is the Dark Blue Don featured and there is all the usual good stuff from our various columnists.