Source: The Scotsman, 5th September 1910
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th September 1910
THE PLAYERS.Hamilton had the best-balanced team out on Saturday that has ever worn their colours on Pittodrie. Fault might be found with the middle line, who were inclined to kick out at any price, without regard to placing. Montgomery was clever in goal, with a pair of rattling backs in front of him in Brownlie and Davie. Forward, Leckie and Somers were always on the move, and the ex-Celt proved he has not lost any of his cunning, and also that he can shoot when an opening occurs. No fault could he found with King in the home goal. In the first half he saved two splendid shots; but he did not get half the work that his vis-a-vis got. Colman was best in the back division, while Hume should have lain off in the second half. Wylie and Millar gave of their best all through, and the centre-half has established. himself as a first favourite with the home crowd. Wilson was erratic at the start, but steadied down considierably in the second. The worst fault that could he found with the forwards was that they did not shoot often enough, for their outfield play deserved more than two goals. In the first period the right wing were best, because they got more of the ball, and in the second the left wing was seen to better advantage. The whole line, however, worked, better together than on the opening match, and if they continue to improve they will do better yet.
CHATTY BITS.Hamilton took away the first point from Pittodrie on Saturday - a feat they have never done before. The "Acas" were proud of their team on Saturday, and they have reason to he so, for they are a good side. The Celts could be doing with old Peter Somers in the front rank just now, for they are badly in want of good scorers, and Peter can do that same trick. O'Hagen has been attached to many clubs of late by the newspapers, but, though nothing definite has been done in the beginning of the week, we believe he will sign for Greenock Morton, if he did not do so on Wednesday. We know that Morton have made a good offer, and Charlie willbhe unwise not to accept it. In Huddersfield's opening match, Mutch received great praise for his custodianship. "His only failing is a tendency to run out with the ball. He was penalised once for this on Saturday, and kicks in goalmouth are dangerous. He hugs the ball too much, but all the same he is a capture." So says a contemporary. Bobby Simpson does not come in for the same favourable comment, but is accused of "lying among the halves." This was not Bobby's play at Pittodrie. While Sunderland have stuck their form, And their men are keeping all right, Newcastle seem to have lost the knack of beating a goalkeeper. The opening has been sensational with some of the clubs in England, but the real form of many of the teams will not be found till the end of this month. Manchester City have made their presence felt already, but their rivals at Old Trafford have not yet got into their scoring. The newly-constituted Fraserburgh team is going to make things "hum." They have got together a good side, and expect to make a good show in the Qualifying ties. Peterhead must have felt as bit sore at being defeated on their own pitch by their new rivals. The keen rivalry which exists between these two places ought to make the game go well in future. The Scottish League have still some points to clear up with the Southern League, as to the transfer of players. On some points it is expected outside assistance will be required to settle the matter.
Source: Bon-Accord, 8th September 1910