1907–08 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1907-08 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 8th
Scottish Cup Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Tom Murray (14)
All: Tom Murray (19)
Highest home attendance 20,000 vs. Celtic, 21 March 1908
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs. Queen's Park, 20 April 1908

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1907–08.

Overview[edit]

This was Aberdeen's fifth season overall and their third in the top flight of Scottish football. Aberdeen improved on their league finish from the previous season, finishing 8th out of 18 clubs, they also had their best season to date in the Scottish Cup, going all the way to the semi final but losing 0-1 to Celtic. Notable new signings included Donald Colman from Motherwell; in this season, Willie Lennie became the first Aberdeen player to be capped for Scotland when he played against Wales in March 1908.[1]

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 17 August Clyde H 3–1 Halkett, McDonald, Lennie 8,000
2 24 August Rangers A 0–4 20,000
3 31 August Morton H 1–2 Lennie 4,000
4 7 September Hibernian A 0–1 8,000
5 14 September St Mirren H 1–3 B. Simpson 6,000
6 21 September Dundee A 0–1 8,500
7 23 September Celtic H 2–1 McDonald (2) 9,500
8 28 September Partick Thistle H 1–0 Lennie 7,500
9 5 October Kilmarnock H 1–0 Murray 7,000
10 12 October Falkirk A 0–4 5,500
11 19 October Third Lanark H 1–1 Murray 7,000
12 26 October Heart of Midlothian A 1–3 McDonald 8,000
13 2 November Hamilton Academical H 3–0 B. Simpson (2), O'Hagan 4,500
14 9 November Queen's Park A 2–2 Murray, Lennie 3,500
15 16 November Motherwell A 3–2 McDonald, Murray, Lennie 4,000
16 23 November Port Glasgow Athletic H 3–1 Murray, O'Hagan, Lennie 7,000
17 30 November St Mirren A 3–0 Simpson, Murray, Lennie 3,500
18 7 December Dundee H 1–1 Murray 16,000
19 14 December Third Lanark A 1–1 Murray 4,000
20 21 December Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 Murray 5,500
21 28 December Morton A 0–2 3,000
22 1 January Airdrieonians A 1–0 Murray 3,000
23 2 January Celtic A 0–2 6,000
24 11 January Falkirk H 1–1 Lennie 11,000
25 18 January Rangers H 0–0 10,000
26 1 February Hamilton Academical A 0–3 3,000
27 29 February Kilmarnock A 0–1 4,000
28 7 March Motherwell H 2–1 Murray, O'Hagan 4,500
29 14 March Port Glasgow Athletic A 1–1 B. Simpson 2,000
30 28 March Airdrieonians H 0–1 5,500
31 4 April Partick Thistle A[nb 1] 6–0 Davidson, W. Low, Muir, Murray, O'Hagan, Lennie 1,000
32 18 April Hibernian H 1–1 O'Hagan 4,000
33 20 April Queen's Park H 3–0 B. Simpson, Murray (2) 3,000
34 25 April Clyde A 2–2 Muir, Lennie 3,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 St Mirren 34 13 10 11 50 59 –9 36
8 ABERDEEN 34 13 9 12 45 44 1 35
9 Third Lanark 34 13 7 14 45 50 –5 33
10 Motherwell 34 12 7 15 61 53 8 31

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 25 January Albion Rovers H 3–0 Muir 2, McDonald 5,000
R2 8 February Dundee H 0–0 18,000
R2 R 15 February Dundee A 2–2 Murray, O'Hagan 23,000
R2 2R 19 February Dundee N 3–1 Own goal, Murray, Lennie 24,000
QF 22 February Queen's Park H 3–1 Murray (3) 17,000
SF 21 March Celtic H 0–1 20,000

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Scotland Willie Brebner 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Donald Colman 34 0 28 0 6 0
DF Scotland Stewart Davidson 7 1 7 1 0 0
MF Scotland Tom Drain 7 0 7 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alex Halkett 35 1 29 1 6 0
DF Scotland Jock Hume 39 0 33 0 6 0
FW Scotland Willie Lennie 37 11 31 10 6 1
MF Scotland Wilf Low 35 1 29 1 6 0
GK Scotland Rab Macfarlane 33 0 29 0 4 0
FW Scotland John McDonald 30 6 24 5 6 1
FW Scotland Vic McEchern 6 0 6 0 0 0
MF Scotland Jim McIntosh 38 0 32 0 6 0
FW Scotland Dave McKinlay 4 0 4 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jim Muir 23 4 17 2 6 2
FW Scotland Tom Murray 38 19 32 14 6 5
GK Scotland Cody Mutch 7 0 5 0 2 0
FW Republic of Ireland Charlie O'Hagan 35 6 29 5 6 1
DF Scotland Ken Ross 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland JJ Simpson 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Bobby Simpson 22 6 22 6 0 0
MF Scotland George Wilson 7 0 7 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stirling, Kevin (2002). Aberdeen: A Centenary History 1903-2003. Desert Island Books. p. 209. ISBN 1-874287-49-X. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This game was played at Aberdeen's ground (Pittodrie), despite Partick Thistle being the home team.
  • Kevin Stirling. Aberdeen A Centenary History 1903-2003. Desert Island Books 2002. ISBN 1-874287-49-X.