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On This Day: 29 March
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1979: Mark McGhee is signed from Newcastle United for 65,000, making his debut against another old club, Morton on the 4th of April.

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SOCIAL HISTORY: 1948 LACK OF MESSAGE BOYS

1948: Traders Hit by Lack of Message Boys One Aberdeen Firm Stops Deliveries Aberdeen shopkeepers are hard hit by the acute shortage of message boys. Traders interviewed on the subject by a reporter of "The Press and Journal" described the position as "absolutely hopeless." It is so serious, in fact, that a firm of booksellers have been compelled to stop deliveries of newspapers and periodicals. The firm had been advised that only five boys left school at Easter and none of these would accept employment as a messenger. While it is generally agreed that the chief cause for the scarcity of boys is the raising of the school-leaving age, traders say there are many other factors. "These boys are beginning to get high-falutin' ideas and going messages is bit below their dignity", remarked a shop proprietor. "What they don't realise is that if they do their job well, people take notice of them and they have good prospects when they are past the messenger stage. All boys have got good jobs out of it." Another view put forward is that nowadays boys will not take jobs which entail working on Saturday afternoons when there are football matches to watch.

Source : The Press and Journal Monday March 29th, 1948

Born on this Day
1954 Walker McCall Centre Forward Age: 66
1924 Willie Bruce Goalkeeper  
1980 Duncan Buchan Left Back Age: 40
1931 Billy Lewis Centre Half  
Aberdeen Results on 29 March
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2014 Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United Scottish Premiership Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Dundee United now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 14,627
2008 Inverness CT 3-4 Aberdeen SPL Caledonian Stadium, Inverness Click here to watch the Highlights of Inverness CT v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 5,655
1994 Aberdeen 2-3 Hibernian Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,832
1986 Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen Premier Division Fir Park, Motherwell 4,957
1980 Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen Premier Division Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 20,000
1978 St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen Premier Division St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley 9,300
1975 Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000
1969 Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Easter Road, Edinburgh 6,321
1966 Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers Scottish Cup SF REP Hampden Park, Glasgow 40,850
1958 Clyde 5-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow 9,000
1954 Leeds United 3-1 Aberdeen Friendly Elland Road, Leeds 7,500
1952 Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Celtic Park, Glasgow 18,000
1947 Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen Scottish Cup QF Dens Park, Dundee 35,500
1939 Aberdeen 1-3 Motherwell Scottish Cup SF REP Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 40,539
1937 St. Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Muirton Park, Perth 6,000
1930 Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee United Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,000
1924 Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Firhill, Glasgow 8,000
1919 Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen Friendly Dens Park, Dundee 8,000
1913 Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,500
1902 Orion 3-3 Victoria United Northern League Cattofield, Aberdeen
1902 Dundee Wanderers 2-1 The Aberdeen Northern League Clepington Park, Dundee
1890 Black Diamond 4-1 Orion Aberdeenshire Charity Cup R1 Holburn Cricket Ground, Aberdeen
1890 Montrose 10-2 The Aberdeen Friendly Links Park, Montrose