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Shockers

23 Jan 2023,
Darvel 1 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Cup 4th Rd - Manager Jim Goodwin
(Darvel were 1st in the West of Scotland League Premier Division, Level on League pyramid-6)

("The Most Shameful Result in Our History" - Aberdeen Evening Express, dated Tuesday 24 Jan 2023)

08 Oct 2022,
Dundee United 4 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premiership - Manager Jim Goodwin
(Dundee United were last in the Scottish Premiership no wins, Aberdeen 3rd)

("Ruthless" Dundee United got their first Scottish Premiership win of the season - BBC Scotland, dated Saturday 08 Oct 2023)

06 Nov 2010,
Celtic 9 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League - Manager Mark McGhee
(Celtic finished 2nd in the Scottish Premier League)

("Atrocious Dons suffer biggest defeat in club history" - The Scotsman, dated Saturday 06 Nov 2010)

30 Jul 2009,
Aberdeen 1 v 5 Sigma Olomouc, Europa League, 3rd Prem Rd, 1st Leg - Manager Mark McGhee

("Aberdeen fell to a humiliating first leg defeat at home to Sigma Olomouc in the Europa League qualifier, first leg" - BBC Sport, dated Thursady 30 Jul 2009)

12 Apr 2008,
Queen of the South 4 v 3 Aberdeen, Scottish Cup Semi-Final - Manager Jimmy Calderwood
(Queen of the South finished 4th in the Scottish First Division, Level on League pyramid-2)

("Queen of the South reached their first ever Scottish Cup final by winning a seven-goal thriller against Aberdeen" - BBC Sport, dated Saturday 12 Apr 2008)

18 Feb 1995,
Stenhousemuir 2 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Cup 4th Rd - Manager Roy Aitken
(Stenhousemuir finished 4th in the Scottish League Division Two, Level on League pyramid-3)

(Arthur McTague wrote: “Normally the story of such results is of a plucky wee team battling away, getting a break and holding on until the end, but frankly Terry Christie’s team outplayed their cup-laden opponents.” - Falkirk Herald Sport, dated Sunday 19 Feb 1995)

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Assault Charge

04 Nov 2022,

Funso Ojo: Former Aberdeen player punched Dundee United supporter.
An Aberdeen player took off a rival supporter's glasses before punching him in the face after being goaded about being sent off, a court heard.
Funso Ojo admitted "squaring up" to Dundee United fan Donald Dewar after being sent off at Tannadice.
Ojo told Dundee's Justice of the Peace Court that he confronted Mr Dewar on the staircase after hearing comments being shouted at him.
The former Belgium under-21, who now plays for Port Vale, was fined £400.
He said Mr Dewar fell over when he was pushed and banged his head against the wall, but sprung back to his feet and came towards him again.
Ojo said he then punched the fan in the face, before his team-mate Connor MacLennan was able to pull the two men apart.
Ojo told the court: "At that moment I felt like it was a 'me or him' situation."
Ojo, 31, had denied assaulting Mr Dewar at Tannadice Park and claimed he acted in self-defence.
He denied injuring Mr Dewar by pushing him repeatedly, knocking his glasses from his head, and punching him to the head.
He was found guilty of pushing Mr Dewar and knocking his glasses off.
JP Andrew Gourlay cleared him of punching Mr Dewar and injuring him on the basis that he was acting in self-defence.
(Funso Ojo: Former Aberdeen player punched Dundee United supporter. - BBC News, dated Friday 04 Nov 2022)

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Azerbaijan Smuggling Accusation

Europa Conference League 2021–22
19 Aug 2021 - PO, 1st Leg, Qarabağ FK 1 v 0 Aberdeen
Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku, Azebaijan, Attendance: 15,000

Andy Considine reveals Azerbaijan smuggling accusation as Aberdeen star opens up on horror injury.
Andy Considine has revealed he was accused of trying to 'smuggle' something out of Azerbaijan after his horror knee injury.
He added: “Once the game was finished we got to the airport and getting through there was tough. “I had a brace on my knee and at one point they asked me to take it off because they thought I was hiding something in my brace. “I said I have literally destroyed my knee into smithereens – I can’t take this off.”
(Andy Considine reveals Azerbaijan smuggling accusation as Aberdeen star opens up on horror injury - Football Scotland, dated Sunday 02 Jan 2022)

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Coronavirus Fiasco

08 Aug 2020,

The Aberdeen 8 named as stars issue apology over Dons' coronavirus fiasco.
Several of Derek McInnes' squad have been forced into self-isolation following a night out in the Granite City.
The eight Aberdeen players involved in the club's coronavirus fiasco have issued an apology to fans, boss Derek McInnes, Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland's NHS staff.
The group has been named as Sam Cosgrove, Scott McKenna, Craig Bryson, Jonny Hayes, Bruce Anderson, Dylan McGeouch, Michael Devlin and Matty Kennedy. Two of the eight tested positive for Covid-19 following a night out in the virus-hit Granite City last Saturday, which then forced the remaining six into a fortnight's self-isolation. The Dons' Saturday fixture with St Johnstone has been postponed following pressure from the Scottish Government, with First Minister reading the riot act over the "completely unacceptable" behaviour.
(The Aberdeen 8 named as stars issue apology over Dons' coronavirus fiasco. - Daily Record, dated Saturday 08 Aug 2020)

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The Great Mystery

14 Nov 1931, The Great Mystery
Benny Yorston along with, Harry McLaren, Frank Hill, and Dave Galloway were implacated along with Jimmy Black, the following is from Jack Webster.

Yorston was one of five Aberdeen players dropped after a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock later that year. At the time, the reasons were not clear, but the club's official history claims that several players had been involved in a betting scandal. No players were ever charged with any offence, but none of them ever played for Aberdeen again.

Benny Yorston
Jack Webster
"When I tracked him down to that Chelsea flat, shortly before his death in 1977, Benny denied all knowledge of corruption - and even claimed to have no memory of the mystery which led to his departure from Aberdeen."

(Webster, Jack (2002). The First 100 Years of the Dons. Hodder and Stoughton, London.)
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Scandal !

11 Jan 1926,
"PITTODRIE F.C. BAR IRREGULARITIES. Club Law Breach. WELL KNOWN DIRECTORS FINED. The board of directors and the secretary the Aberdeen Football Club were charged, Aberdeen Police Court yesterday, with a breach of the regulations concerning the sale drink from the shareholders bar without necessary certificate on the 19 Dec 1925, total fines amounted to £5" (Worth app £390.00 today)
("PITTODRIE F.C. BAR IRREGULARITIES" - Aberdeen Press & Journal, dated Tueday 12 Jan 1926)

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