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The Aberdeen 1 - 4 Queen's Park
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Queen's Park are evidently improving. Their 4-1 victory over Aberdeen was not at all bad - even for the Hampden "Spiders."

Source: Dundee Evening Post, 25th September 1900

No team in all broad Scotland is held in greater respect than the Queen's Park, a respect that has been strengthened by their action in joining the Scottish League this season. I remember with pleasure the first visit the Queen's paid to Aberdeen. On that occasion they were on a visit with regard to the Scottish Cup, Aberdeen having been drawn against them in that competition, and the writer is proud of the fact that, on that auspicious occasion, he was the first one to pay for admission to the grounds. On that ever memorable occasion the Queen's won, if I remember rightly, by 13-1. It was a great match worthy of a great occasion. How I remember watching every kick of Walter Arnott; cheering and hissing alternately the play of Tom Robertson, who was a player of the robust style. And how well I remember watching the deft Davie Wood, the best man that ever stood between the sticks for Aberdeen, stripping in the dressing room and showing the scars he received from the charges of the bounding Hamilton, the Queen's centre forward. And how we all did cheer when Jimmy Thomson sent the ball through the Queen's goal. Then the Queen's big score was forgotten in the fact that an Aberdeen player was clever enough to score against the Q.P.'s. It was a memorable occasion and will always be looked back upon with pleasure by those who witnessed it. But time works great changes. The Queen's are still amateurs, but the Aberdeen, who in those days looked for light and leading from the Glasgow club, have gone over to professionalism, and for better or worse must continue so. This has little to do with Monday's match, but it is right to remember the good old days when football was played for the love of the game, and not for the sake of making money.

The Queen's were not fully represented on Monday, but the team that came North proved more than a match for the Aberdeen. At all times their play was delightful to watch, and the precision and grace with which they moved down the field was a treat to witness. I always think the Aberdeen play best against south teams, and Glasgow ones in particular, and as an evidence of this I need only mention the games they have played against the Celtic on more than one occasion. At times the Aberdeen played extremely well, and after the lesson they got on Monday, and from which I hope they may profit, I have confidence in the Aberdeen showing improved form in their future engagements.

Source: Bon-Accord, 27th September 1900

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