Rangers - Aberdeen Preview

Last updated : 24 August 2002 By Grandmaster Suck

By Belfast D

The annual visit and abusefest of Aberdeen to Ibrox, and their team¹s prospects look as bleak as those of a Bear walking round the Granite City wearing a Rangers top on a Saturday afternoon. At least there will only be 700 singing about the Ibrox disaster and Davie Cooper this time and I sincerely hope that the singing section can drown them out.

Aberdeen haven't won at Ibrox for 10 years, and in the last four years they have only managed two draws in all fixtures. They failed to score against us in all games last season, and lost all games the season before as well so they should be travelling with some trepidation.

The danger here is that we get too complacent, and complacency, not to mention slack marking, cost us two goals at Easter Road, so the gaffer will need to have everyone on their toes. I expect us to start much the same although I have an inkling that Flo may get a start, and his scoring record against Aberdeen is pretty respectable having scored a double against them at Ibrox last season.

Still no Nerlinger or McCann as they have to get more games under their belts but I still see us being far too strong for Aberdeen this time around, especially if they play as they did in their woeful capitulation to Celtic. I realise all such good runs must end but I just don't see it happening this time and take us for a home banker, possibly 3-0, or 3-1 with De Boer again on the scoresheet.