"Spineless"; Aberdeen fans left furious ahead of Celtic Park matches

By David Walton

February 9, 2021

Aberdeen fans have been venting their fury towards their club ahead of two upcoming matches against Celtic.

The vast majority of the spotlight this season has been placed on Neil Lennon and the Hoops’ steep decline. Celtic supporters have wanted Lennon out for months now, with the club continuing to ignore incessant calls for his departure.

However, whilst that’s been the story of the season so far, another has been brewing up north. In the Granite City, Dons fans are getting fed up with the turgid football on display from McInnes’ side.

Aberdeen currently sit fourth in the Premiership table. They’re five points behind Hibs with a game in-hand. Winning only 12 of their 27 games this season, the Pittodrie faithful are demanding better from a manager whose been there for the best part of seven years.

The form of Livingston also can’t be ignored. Aberdeen remain only five points clear of them, and David Martindale’s side only suffered their first defeat in 14 games at the weekend.

Aberdeen fans not happy with their club as Celtic clashes loom

Compare that with Aberdeen’s form – one win in their last eight games and no goals scored in their last four. It’s grim viewing for the Dons. And as they see their grip on third spot slipping away, they have two Parkhead trips coming up.

Whilst Celtic are in crisis themselves this season, it’s still not a favourable fixture for our foes. Lennon’s side host McInnes’ men on 17th February before doing the same 10 days afterward. It’s a quick-fire couple of fixtures that sandwiches another round of games in between them.

And even though some may have those down as potential dropped points for Celtic, Aberdeen clearly aren’t in a good place.

Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen are all over the place / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

With their chairman coming out and backing McInnes, many of their fans have been left furious. And no wonder when you consider their lack of attacking spark this season. They’ve only scored 31 goals this season, fewer than both Hibernian and Livingston – their two main rivals for third. They also have a lower goal difference than their rivals too.

The Dons have massively disappointed, with plenty now calling for McInnes to go. And as they reacted to Dave Cormack’s statement online ahead of their Celtic Park trips, it’s clear Aberdeen haven’t managed to unite their supporters:

In other news, a Celtic agreement looks set to be finalised today with the Hoops ready to bank six figures.