Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 7th January 1907
Chatty Bits.Ward's injury will keep him out of the team for a week or two. It is satisfactory to know, however, that Edgar is now about Fit to play, and may do so at any moment. Clubs have had a very bad time of it during this storm. The expense of clearing grounds and failure of fixtures has been heavy on the exchequers. Aberdeen have been about as hard hit as anybody, and we heard on Saturday that both the Hearts and St. Mirren were to claim compensation. The Clyde officials were disappointed at the decision of the referee in not playing a League match, but their journey north gave them some idea of what had to be contended with. Brebner was in fine form against the Clyde on Saturday. He is making a capital substitute for Gault. It seems Gault was asked to get into training last week, but failed to turn up through some misunderstanding. Caie, the old A team player, tried his paces on Tuesday, but failed to show his old form. Buckie Thistle were badly hit by their cup tie being knocked off. They had an excursion arranged and tickets sold for it. The directors at home thought it inadvisable to bring them through with no possibility of having the grounds cleared. St. Bernards, after beating Dundee, got the half of £16, and at Pittodrie on Tuesday they divided £24. Travelling expenses will swallow up these items. The gate on Saturday against the Clyde came to £96 all in. Rather good for such a day! It also goes to show that there are genuine sportsmen in Aberdeen prepared to back up their team. Owing to the enormous number of reported cases of rough play, the Scottish Association met on Tuesday night to consider them. The case of James Quinn has caused more attention to this meeting than anything the Scottish have done for wine time. Had they not met till their usual statutory meeting in February, Quinn would have been eligible to play in the first round.
Source: Bon-Accord, 10th January 1907
ONLY A FRIENDLY.Owing to the condition of the ground at Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen, Referee Turnbull, of Hurlford, declared it unplayable for a League match, and the clubs, it seems, played a "friendly." His decision was quite in order, and according to rule, for he did not start the match as a League one. Had he done so, then, of course, he must have declared the ground unplayable, and stop the League match, because he could not, after it had started as such, transform it into a "friendly." TO PLEASE! We understand one reason for the friendly encounter proceeding was to please the large crowd of Clyde supporters who travelled per special train to Aberdeen. It was certainly hard lines on them to travel all that distance and not see a match of some kind, and so the friendly was put on. Aberdeen are due much sympathy on their record New-Year experiences, which, we do hope, are now ended. The match as a League one will require to be replayed.
Source: The Scottish Referee Monday 7th January, 1907