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On This Day: 22 October

2015: Paul Mason drilled his way into club history by scoring the Dons' two goals in this League Cup Final victory over Rangers.

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1966: Ian Taylor is given his debut against Airdrie by Eddie Turnbull and scores in the process.

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1980: A crowd that seems a good deal larger than Pittodrie's capacity sees Aberdeen fight hard against Liverpool, but with McMaster off the pitch getting treatment for a horrible injury, McDermott grabs the only goal of the first leg European Cup tie.


1935: Proposed Street Litter Penalty Aberdeen Town Council are aiming at a big drive against the litter problem in the city streets. Under a new Provisional Order they are seeking powers to make it an offence, with a penalty of 40s, to throw disused tramway or bus tickets on the streets, and also to make it an offence to distribute bills, leaflets, pamphlets, or circulars in the streets without the permission of the Council. Councillor Thom, convener of the Cleansing Committee, said one of the worst instances of the litter problem was the issuing of pamphlets outside Pittodrie Park on the occasion of football matches.

"Perfect Disgrace" Referring to the general question of litter, he said the streets of Aberdeen were becoming a perfect disgrace. Some of their own tramway and bus conductors swept used tickets off the platform on to the streets. The Council are also seeking powers to build a 194,000 bridge which will link up a new road with the road leading to Stonehaven, Montrose, Arbroath, and Dundee. It is also proposed to widen Merkland Road and Pittodrie Street in order to lay a tramway loop line to cope with the football crowds to Pittodrie on Saturdays.

Source : The Courier and Advertiser Tuesday 22nd October,1935

Born on this Day
1914 George Erskine Right Half  
1932 Ivor Smith Inside Right  
1924 Jimmy Mitchell Right Back  
1923 George Eady Centre Forward Age: 96
Died on this Day
1903 Joseph Haise  
Aberdeen Results on 22 October
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2016 Aberdeen 2-0 Morton League Cup SF Hampden Park, Glasgow Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Morton now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 16,183
2005 Aberdeen 0-1 Hibernian SPL Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Hibernian now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 13,375
1994 Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Aberdeen Premier Division Tynecastle, Edinburgh 10,655
1989 Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers League Cup F Hampden Park, Glasgow Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Rangers now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 61,190
1983 Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 22,800
1980 Aberdeen 0-1 Liverpool European Cup R2 1L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 23,934
1977 Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen Premier Division Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 37,000
1966 Airdrie 1-2 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Broomfield Park, Airdrie 4,320
1960 Raith Rovers 0-3 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy 5,000
1955 Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren League Cup F Hampden Park, Glasgow 44,106
1949 Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow 14,500
1938 Heart of Midlothian 5-2 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Tynecastle, Edinburgh 20,000
1932 Morton 0-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Cappielow Park, Greenock 4,000
1927 Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 20,000
1921 Hamilton 2-2 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Douglas Park, Hamilton 6,500
1910 Aberdeen 1-0 Airdrie Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,500
1904 Aberdeen 3-1 Raith Rovers Div 2 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 4,000
1898 The Aberdeen 6-4 Fair City Athletic Friendly Central Park, Aberdeen
1898 Victoria United 2-1 Montrose Northern League Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
1898 Orion 5-1 Raith Rovers Friendly Cattofield, Aberdeen
1892 The Aberdeen 4-2 Orion Scottish Cup PR2 REP Chanonry, Aberdeen
1892 Victoria United 9-1 Brechin Friendly Wellington Bridge Grounds, Aberdeen
1887 The Aberdeen 6-3 Rovers Friendly Holburn Cricket Ground, Aberdeen