Source: The Scotsman, 19th September 1910
SATURDAY'S GREAT VICTORYThe utmost satisfaction was afforded to followers of football in Aberdeen on Saturday by the splendid victory of the Aberdeen team at Glasgow. For the first time in their history the local team defeated the famous Glasgow Rangers, and that by the substantial lead of four goals to two. And the Aberdeen players returned to the city at 10:15 on Saturday night, they were met at the station by a large crowd, who formed a kind of garb of owner, and loudly cheered the visitors, Colman, Lennie, and Wyllie receiving a great ovation as the outstanding players of the day. It is estimated that 19,000 people witnessed the match at Glasgow, which means that the divisible gate amounted to at least £430. This is an undoubted tribute to the popularity of the Aberdeen team in Glasgow, for there were other two big matches in that city on Saturday. The spectators were very impartial, and as the players trooped off the field at the close of the game, the crowd cheered the winners with great enthusiasm. Before the departure of the team for Aberdeen, Baillie Henderson, Glasgow, congratulated Mr. James Phillip, the manager, on the club's success, and hoped they would go far in the league competition. He was, he said, particularly struck with the play of the Aberdeen men.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 19th September 1910
PLAY AND PLAYERS.As we have remarked several times, Aberdeen have not got the same class of forwards that has hitherto represented them. They have held the reputation of being deft and clever in the open, but weak at finish. This year's quartette were seen at their best on Saturday on the splendid pitch at Ibrox. With plenty of room, their outfield play was not so pretty, maybe, but their movements were more methodical, and their dash at close quarters was bound to tell. They worried the backs beyond endurance, all the inside men having a thorough understanding as to how they would gather the ball and when the shooting was to be done. We are astonished that Aberdeen did not get more goals, and but for Lock's excellent judgment Rangers would have been badly beaten. As ne have said, Lock was in capital form, Law and Richmond proved a pair of only fair backs. and the middle line had more work to do than they seemed capable of performing. Alick Smith and Reid took the eye most in the front line, and they complained of being badly served by the halves, who retorted that they had too much to do stopping the attack without assisting in feeding. From goal to centre-forward the Aberdeen team worked like a machine. King did well. He was beaten twice with unsaveable shots, while he saved some good ones. He inspires confidence every week. Colman and Hume were ahead of the Rangers' pair of backs by a long way, the Aberdeen captain being the best on the field. Wyllie, by some extra clever work, was slightly superior to Wilson and Millar, though no fault could be found with them. As a trio they did remarkably well in every respect, and as a line were better than their opponents. Of the forwards nothing but praise can be awarded them. The pity is that Soye and Travers did not complete the list by getting goals, but though they failed in this, they were able to say they had a hand in the formation of the others. It would be unfair to individualise, for they were all so well mated that praise to one more than the other would savour of fayouritism. A fair and true opinion would be that we have not seen a front line with so much dash, and still possessing command of the ball, representing Aberdeen since they entered Pittodrie. We trust they will keen up their present form and be able to occupy a better position in the table than they did last season.
CHATTY BITS.After a long spell of perseverance Aberdeen have got their reward in defeating the Rangers. They make no secret that there is another club in Glasgow they would like to beat, and intend doing so - bar accidents. Besides earning a couple of valuable points, Aberdeen had a big cheque for their "half-gate," which should help them out of their financial difficulties considerably. There have been many croakers who have phophesied that Aberdeen would suffer by the departure of O'Hagan and Simpson from the front line. The answer to these critics was given on Saturday, when the front line moved as sweetly and as methodically as ever they did. Regarding O'Hagan, he has blossomed out in a new role for Morton, and has become their chief scoring forward. He seldom tried that on Pittodrie, but left it for others to do. Bobby Simpson was amongst the goals on Saturday, and scored a beauty. Once he gets his eye in there will be a lot chalked up to his credit. Huddersfield had another drop on Saturday. Mutch was beaten three times. He could have easily saved one of them. This won't do; Sandy will have to buck up or he will be losing his place. The Yorkshiremen are very particular. The rumour that Aberdeen were after a new goalkeeper is entirely without foundation: none of the officials seem to know anything about it.
Source: Bon-Accord, 22nd September 1910