Source: The Scotsman, 1906-03-26
Chatty Bits.Rab Macfarlane had his day off. and could not resist the temptation of walking the line. Just to see the 'boys" win. Tait, who kept goal at Pittodrie did not impress me as one fit to take Frank Barret's place. It was with extreme regret that I learned at Pittodrie on Saturday of Barret's illness. I had no knowledge that he had been ill, but hope, he will have a speedy recovery. Talking about goalkeepers, I should advise Aberdeen to keep their weather eye on Mutch, of Inverurie. A very fine custodian could be made of this fellow, if properly looked after. The catch of the fag-end of the season has been the brothers Simpson. They both played very fine football on Saturday, and further enhanced their reputations at Pittodrie. I understand there are a few others who are on the list as likely lads to be given a chance shortly. Next week the first of the night matches takes place, when a pack of the juniors oppose the Aberdeen. The proceeds are to be devoted to the funds of the Junior Association and League. Then comes the Norwood from London, who are to play T. T. Fitchie, and they are reputed to be a very fine combination. A meeting of the East of Scotland League to arrange the remaining fixttures is to be held in Edinburgh this week. Aberdeen have still to play Falkirk, Hibs, and Leith Athletic in this competition. If time permits Aberdeen will have a tour of the North seeing that their English project has fallen through. There are also Inter-City League fixtures to get through along with the A team ones. Everything points to a big rush before the 15th of May comes round. Booking for the Internationial trip is going on briskly, and there is every indication that a goodly number of spectators will travel to Glasgow. I understand that the Fraserburgh, Ellon, and District excursion is a practical certainty. If the A team does not get on a fixture, a few of them are to go to the International. There is every appearance that there will be a record crowd at New Hampden Park. The Queen's are busy making every preparation. Dundee expect to have a big following with them on Saturday, as Monday is the Spring Holiday. The "At Home"' was a brilliant function on Tuesday night. The Committee deserved the thanks of those present for their nice arrangements. It will be hard on Aberdeen A if they have to go without a fixture on Saturday. At the time of writing nothing had been lined up for them. They have only three games to play in the League, Lochee United being the only away fixture, and, as the latter are engaged for Saturday at Lochgelly, the" A's" may be idle for the afternoon. The opinion round Port-Glasgow is that the Hearts will require to put more dash into their play before they can secure the cup. Third Lanark came away in time and saved the situation. They have a stronger chance in their own enclosure. If the Third do get into the final they will make the Hearts go all the way. My impression is that St. Mirren have lost the chance, but there is no saying. There is now the usual tapering-off in the League table, and places are at present being fixed for good. Queen's Park, Hibs, and Dundee all put up their League shutters for this season on Saturday. A strong effort is being made in the West to have the Scottish League First Division increased to eighteen clubs. In this case Clyde, who have finished second this season, are pushing their claims for promotion. No doubt, Leith Athletic will be also at it, seeing they have this season the double honours of being Second League champions and Qualifying Cup Holders.
Source: Bon-Accord, 5th April 1906
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 26th March 1906N.B. This is fixture is listed in Jim Rickaby's excellent "Aberdeen the Complete Record 1903-1987" as an Inter City Cup tie but as can be seen from the match report above this was not the case - it was definitely an East of Scotland League fixture. AFCHT