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Peter Nicholas Squad Index
Information:
1987-88 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Central Midfield
Date of Birth:
10th November 1959
Birthplace:
Newport
Nationality:
Welsh
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
12st 6lbs
Signed:
7th August 1987
Career History:
Apprentice
Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 1st December 1976
Arsenal 16th March 1981 500,000
Crystal Palace 10th October 1983 (On Loan), 23rd August 1984 (Permanent) 150,000
Luton Town 30th January 1985
Aberdeen 7th August 1987 350,000
Chelsea 13th August 1988
Watford 8th March 1991, Retired in May1993 175,000
Chelsea Youth Coach July 1992
Brentford Youth Coach October 1993Crystal Palace Youth Coach June 1994, Assistant Manager June 1995Barry Town manager July 2000 to September 2001
Swansea City Assistant Manager September 2001
Newport County 15th November 2002 to October 2004, Manager
Llanelli August 2005 Coach, February 2006 to April 2009, Manager
Neath Athletic Manager 31st May 2011 to 15th November 2011
 
Profile:
At a reported fee of 300,000, Peter was an excellent signing by Ian Porterfield. He was a grafter for the team although not a goalscorer. He played an impressive 54 matches in his season at Pittodrie before leaving for family reasons. Unfotunately one of his most memorable contributions came in a penalty shootout in the 1987 League Cup Final when he missed the kick that brought about the Dons' defeat.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
08/08/1987
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,223 27 Start
12/08/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Premier Division 8,000 27 Start
15/08/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Premier Division 22,500 27 Start
19/08/1987
Aberdeen 5-1 Brechin City
League Cup R2 9,000 27 Start
22/08/1987
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,858 27 Start
26/08/1987
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Johnstone
League Cup R3 10,800 27 Start
29/08/1987
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 16,000 27 Start
01/09/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
League Cup QF 24,000 27 Start
05/09/1987
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,237 27 Start
12/09/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,000 27 Start
15/09/1987
Bohemian Dublin 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 1L 10,000 27 Start
19/09/1987
Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 38,944 27 Start
23/09/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
League Cup SF 22,034 27 Start
26/09/1987
Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,500 27 Start
30/09/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Bohemian Dublin
UEFA Cup R1 2L 9,950 27 Start
03/10/1987
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 11,313 27 Start
07/10/1987
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,741 27 Start
10/10/1987
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Premier Division 12,500 27 Start
17/10/1987
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,281 27 Start
21/10/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 Feyenoord
UEFA Cup R2 1L 16,000 27 Start
25/10/1987
Aberdeen 3-3 Rangers
League Cup F 71,961 27 Start
28/10/1987
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,707 27 Start
31/10/1987
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Premier Division 21,000 27 Start
04/11/1987
Feyenoord 1-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L 26,390 27 Start
07/11/1987
Morton 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,000 27 Start
14/11/1987
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 20,000 28 Start
17/11/1987
Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 41,371 28 Start
05/12/1987
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,799 28 Start
09/12/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Premier Division 8,000 28 Start
12/12/1987
Aberdeen 4-0 Morton
Premier Division 8,000 28 Start
16/12/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 6,500 28 Start
19/12/1987
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,721 28 Start
26/12/1987
Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 28 Start
02/01/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 21,500 28 Start
09/01/1988
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 16,000 28 Start
16/01/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 20,000 28 Start
23/01/1988
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,584 28 Start
30/01/1988
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 10,000 28 Start
06/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Premier Division 22,500 28 Start
13/02/1988
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 18,817 28 Start
20/02/1988
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 7,270 28 Start
27/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 13,500 28 Start
05/03/1988
St. Mirren 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,858 28 Start
12/03/1988
Aberdeen 5-0 Clyde
Scottish Cup QF 12,000 28 Start
19/03/1988
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,403 28 Start
26/03/1988
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Premier Division 9,410 28 Start
30/03/1988
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Premier Division 22,700 28 Start
02/04/1988
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,132 28 Start
09/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 20,488 28 Start
13/04/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP 17,288 28 Start
20/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF RE2 19,048 28 Start
23/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 10,500 28 Start
04/05/1988
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 7,000 28 Start
07/05/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 5,500 28 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1987-88
39
0
3
5
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
54
0
3
0
0
0
Totals:
39
0
3
5
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
54
0
3
0
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 54 3