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On This Day: 12 July

2002: The signing of French defender Eric Deloumeaux from Motherwell is completed. The experienced and versatile player is expected to be a great help with the developing young players in the squad.

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1939: Only four weeks before the new season was due to start, Lord John Sangster's Circus was allowed onto the Pittodrie Car Park for a period of four days. The attractions included football playing elephants, horses and sea lions.
Then, as now, the Dons' needed to raise funds from many quarters and at least this didn't happen on the pitch.


1910: MOTORISTS AT THE BEACH. PECULIAR SUNDAY SCENE. The ludicrous plight of a company of motorists at the Aberdeen Beach on Sunday afternoon created considerable amusement, the car being sunk to the axles in soft sand in close proximity to the incoming tide. The visitors had evidently intended to enjoy a spin along the fine stretch of beach, and for this purpose had come under the archway some distance north of the Bathing Station Buildings. The car, which contained a lady and four gentlemen, was a large and powerful one, and ploughed its way for about 30 yards through the sands before it stuck and became firmly embedded. The driver reversed the engine, but the sand flew from under the revolving wheels, and the automobile remained stationary. There was cause for fear that the tide would soon reach the car, and an urgent appeal was made by telephone for horses, but the firm whose aid was invoked seemed to think that a joke was afoot, and declined to accept the "order." The motorists were at their wits' end when a friendly policeman came on the scene, and enlisted the services of a large number young men who were in the vicinity, and who merrily set to work to push the car to firmer ground. This task was ultimately accomplished, with the tide lapping the heels of the "salvage" workers, and the motorists, profuse in their thanks, left the vicinity with all speed. They are believed to be strangers to the city.

Source : The Aberdeen Daily Journal Tuesday July 12th, 1910

Born on this Day
1989 Jason Beardsley Defender Age: 31
Aberdeen Results on 12 July
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2015 Raith Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen Friendly Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy Click here to watch the Highlights of Raith Rovers v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 1,359
2011 Deveronvale 0-2 Aberdeen Friendly Princess Royal Park, Banff
2008 Aberdeen 0-2 Manchester United Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 20,500
2007 Cove Rangers 1-5 Aberdeen Friendly Allan Park, Aberdeen 2,500
2005 Montrose 0-2 Aberdeen Friendly Links Park, Montrose 1,943
2001 Koge 3-1 Aberdeen Friendly