Source: Unknown, possibly The Scotsman, 1906-02-05
Chatty Bits.Given a good day, Pittodrie will be packed as it never has been before to-morrow. Specials run from Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundee, in the south, while the G.N.S.R. will bring-their quota from Elgin, Buckie, Keith, Peterhead, and Fraserburgh in the north. The Rangers will arrive to-night, and have a look round the sights tomorrow forenoon before they go to Pittodrie. Aberdeen A are delighted that their fixture with Lochee is off. They have been itching to see the Rangers Tie. Who could blame them for desiring to see a great game once in a season, when we learn that all the other local Cup Ties are off? Aberdeen players are undergoing the preparation as last year for the Tie, Culter being the rendezvous for the last few days. A ripping game at Cappielaw should have been a win for Aberdeen by 2-1. The Greenock officials were well pleased at the result, and so they might. They had luck on their side with that penalty. The halves grew tired watching the forwards' lameness in shooting, and went for goal themselves. Tom Strang scored his second goal for the season. He will have to be promoted to the first line. In view of the halves' scoring propensities, I would suggest that the front line be set to the following - Robertson, McAulay, Strang, H. Low, and Lennie. McAulay and Robertson were a great wing on Saturday. The outside man was always kept on the move, and the change on this side was creditable. The same cannot be said of the left wing - Edgar was inclined to hang too long on the ball. "Rab" had a great reception from his kinsmen, who turned out like one man to see him. They gave him plenty of encourage¬ment. And he deserved all he got in the way of plaudits from the crowd, for he stopped several 'what ones.? "Good old Greenock!" If ever there was a man confident of winning against the Rangers in the Tie to-morrow, that man is Rab Macfarlane. Blizzard and all thrown in, the "gate" off Saturday at Pittodrie came to £24. The only test which Duncan McNicol had to stand on Saturday was the weather, and he came through it with flying colours. A hearty cheer went цр on Duncan taking charge of the team. He lost the toss, though, and won the match, which was better. As far as play was concerned, Duncan got very little to do, but what he did get, he put to the best advantage. If he had once a proper chance of testing his weak knee, he would soon be in the first team again. "Pim" Henderson made a good shape at outside left, He acquits himself much better in that capacity than as an inside man Ward and Hamilton were also in the best of form, and for effect were above the others. Aberdeen A go up to third place on the League table, and if they play as they can should reach the top. Hearts are anxious to play an Eastern League game at Pittodrie, oh March 3. This is the date of the Aberdeenshire final. It would be at pity if the date has to be sacrificed, as they wish to get the tie off. The Great North of Scotland Railway Company is alive to the interest taken in the Cup Tie at Pittodrie. Arrangements have been made for a special train from Elgin, calling at the principal towns en route. Another special will be run from Fraserburgh and Peterhead. Full particulars will be found in our advertisement columns.
Source: Bon-Accord, 9th February 1906
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th February 1906