Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 13th May 1907
The High Cup.The attractions of two new players brought out the crowd on Saturday to see how they would shape against our dear rivals - Dundee. Many is the rough and tumble game we have seen these teams play together, but Saturday's one was full of earnest-ness and life from the start till the whistle blew. First one side and then the other seemed to have the advantage in play, but neither could finish properly. Muir and Macfarlane had some splendid saves, while the backs on both ends of the field were of the never-say-die order. Aberdeen were weakest at inside left, where Ward, on a moment's notice, was placed, owing to O'Hagan being indisposed. Lennie's usual brilliancy was very much obscured in consequence, though he put in some grand work and gave Muir no end of trouble. Murray, who is a glutton for work, kept Macdonald well supplied with the ball. "Allan" performed with great coolness, and gave us the im¬pression that, once he got settled down to his game, he would go far. The real success of the Aberdeen lay in the back play of Strang and Gault. If they were not superior in some respects in stopping runs, they were equal to their opponents. There was little to choose between the front lines, who played hard, scientific football the whole ninety minutes. The draw of no scoring about fairly represents the run of the play. In the second tie on Monday evening another draw of one goal each resulted, so that the destination of the Cup for this season has not yet been settled.
Chatty Bits.There is still much speculation about the composition of the Aberdeen eleven for next season. Those that have been signed and come north on trial have given general satisfaction to the critics. This was the case last year, and some turned out "frosts." Murray, of Middlesbrough, seems to be a class player, and once he gets into his partners' ways should make a strong wing. Mackintosh, whom one paper said was signed, and another said wasn't, has been got, and he played a good game on Monday, at Dundee. Macdonald was unable to play at Dundee, on Monday, and was far from well on Saturday. Halket is on the sick list, and may be for some time. It was given out that Strang had signed for Aberdeen on Monday. The Scottish Association have remitted Aberdeen's complaint against West Ham to the Football Association. Footballers all over will extend their sympathy to Peter Simpson in his sad bereavement. There was a large attendance at the funeral on Sunday, when the coffin was carried to the grave by the players. Those having sheets for the Lennie testimonial might kindly hand them back to Mr. J. P. Mackie, Bonnymuir Place, or at the Pavilion on Saturday. It does not seem possible that some of the Northern League clubs can finish their engagements this season. This should be a strong argument for the reduction of clubs next year. We fancy that one less in Fifeshire and Forfarshire would about meet the case.
Source: Bon-Accord, 16th May 1907