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match report 1903-04 fixture list
Aberdeen 1 - 7 Newcastle United
Kick Off:    Bonnar.       McClarence 2, Templeton, Orr 2, McColl, Howie  
Attendance: 5,480
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Saturday's Fiasco at Pittodrie
It is on occasions such as Saturday that we know the true value of the Aberdeen football team. Never in the history of the game has a team been shown up as they were on Saturday. To criticise it would be impossible, to treat it seriously would be to waste space. But the game will not be without profit - we do not mean financial - if the directors take the lesson in the proper spirit. We quite admit that there is a difference between the Aberdeen and the Newcastle club, but we never imagined that it would have been so great. And it must not be forgotten, too, that the Newcastle club was on a holiday tour. What the score would have been had, say, they been on a cup-tie visit we leave it to our readers to imagine. Bonnar, McNicoll, and Low were the only players on the Aberdeen side who really seemed to have a grasp of what was expected of them, the others played like novices. But the game was not altogether uninteresting, for the brightness that the Newcastle players put into their work was a treat to witness. The great McColl made the ball do anything he wished, while the lightning dashes of the famous Templeton were a revelation to those who had never seen this famous player. The only consolation the Aberdeen can get from the game lies in the fact that it drew 137 from the pockets of the Aberdonians, and that, too, before a Spring Holiday. We wonder what the gate would have amounted to had the spectator got an inkling of what they were to witness.

Source: Bon-Accord May 5, 1904

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Barrett, Mackie, McNicol, Sangster, Strang, Low, Shinner, Bonnar, Mackie, McAulay, Johnston.

Unused Subs:


Newcastle United Teamsheet:  Crumley, McCombie, Carr, Gardiner, Aiken, Birnie, Templeton, Howie, McClarence, Orr, RS McColl



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