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Who Can Pee the Highest?

I inadvertently stirred up a wee bit of a storm in my post this morning by suggesting that Aberdeen FC might lay claim to be the third biggest football club in Scotland.

Correspondents Jimmy Jehosophat and Adullamite (whom, it has to be said has a vested interest) derided me and said that the Jam Tarts (aka Heart of Midlothian FC) were in fact the third “biggest” club.

I have checked some sources and found this site which does indeed list Hearts as third in points total behind the Old Firm. However when we seasonally adjust the fact that the Jams have been in existence since 1874 and the Dandies have only been around since 1903 then it would seem that Broon’s army have several games in hand!

I notice the Sons at number 20 which is pretty much what I expected.

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9 Responses

  1. Rab why did you have to say we were no 20
    I hope Brabco dont read this or they will start again with 6k all seated all singing all dancing fantasies.
    Oh I forgot they are still there lest we forget
    GO NOW AND TAKE YOUR UNSUSTAINABLE DREAMS WITH YOU

  2. ‘who can pee the highest?’

    The Dons being ‘utter pish’ must give us the advantage here.

  3. Twentieth ? We haven’t been that high in a while.

    Can Aberdeen claim to be Scotlands most successful club in European competition, having won two cups, the Cup Winners Cup and Super Cup ?

    • I’ve always found the ‘two euro trophies and two stars on the shirt’ thing a bit embarrasing – notwithstanding the excellent performances against Hamburg – but what the hell, right now we will claim anything.

      Certain other clubs have been known to list the Tennent’s Sixes on their Honours List.

  4. I can mention at least FIVE good reasons why the Heart of Midlothian are bigger than relegation threatened Dons.

    Surely if the Dons can wear a ‘Star’ for no reason so can Dumbarton? They beat West Bromwich Albion in one of the early world cup games did they not?

    • I wish we could claim that Dully. It was Renton FC who won that, although in the late 1980’s we did play West Brom in a centenary of the game (Renton is a quaint village a couple of miles from Dumbarton)

      For the record the Sons won that centenary match.

  5. Ah yes, but I thought you won it the next year? I thought Renton played Wanderers? It is a while since I looked this up mind you.

  6. Nope although the Sons won the first two league championships (sharing the first one with Rangers)

    It was Renton v West Brom 1888 and a 4-1 victory that conferred the not entirely accurate “world champion” status on Renton.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/sportscotland/asportingnation/article/0008/index.shtml

    That year Celtic were formed and the subsequently pinched Renton’s best players.

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