Yet another Aberdeen star talks up overtaking Celtic

By David Walton

January 10, 2021

Aberdeen haven’t lost in a couple of weeks, which unsurprisingly means they’re targeting overtaking Celtic in the Premiership again.

Andrew Considine came out at the start of December and initially talked this prospect up. He stated Aberdeen were a match for anyone on their day. However, he said if they have a good month then they can take aim at second (Daily Record).

It’s difficult to pinpoint what qualifies as a good month in the Granite City. Apparently, it’s three wins in five games now that Joe Lewis is the next one to talk up Aberdeen’s hopes of Champions League qualification.

As the Premiership stands at the moment, Aberdeen sit four points behind Celtic. We have a game in-hand over them too as well as a meeting at Parkhead coming up. But still the Dons can’t help but be outspoken when it comes to their top two ambitions.

As quoted by the Daily Record, goalkeeper Lewis said: “I’m not going to rule out finishing second, that would be silly from the position we’re in. I don’t want to target specific teams, we’ll just take it game by game as we always do.

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“But it has to be a target for us to finish as high up the league as possible. And second place is still very achievable for us at this point in the season. We’re not going to write it off, that’s for sure. A Champions League spot for second place is certainly a carrot for every club. And third place gets you further into the Europa League than it has done in previous seasons.

“Second place is definitely there for us if we can put a good run of form together and get some solid results. We certainly think it’s achievable this season.”

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We haven’t been performing well this season. We can all acknowledge that. In fact, Lewis and Considine’s comments are probably a sign of how many points we’ve dropped this season.

But please spare me this idea of being pipped to second by Derek McInnes’ side. It’s tiresome. We’re talking about a team that drew 0-0 at home to Dundee United last weekend. A side that couldn’t beat a dreadful Motherwell at Fir Park just over two weeks ago. There are absolutely no signs of Aberdeen stringing a winning run together.

If the Dons are being serious, they probably need to win around 10-15 games in-a-row. Because Celtic will have their sights set on Rangers and you can expect a lengthy winning run there. The Hoops know they have to win all 19 games to have any hope of catching their rivals. Celtic are about to turn on the gas, and they showed that towards the tail-end of 2020.

Joe Lewis’ Aberdeen are hardly in great form (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Aberdeen, however, haven’t shown a thing. Yes, they’ve recently bagged some wins against Kilmarnock, Ross County, and St Johnstone respectively. But they’ve won three of their last nine in all competitions. They were powderpuff at Ibrox and hardly look likely to claim anything from Parkhead either.

Beating them in that re-arranged in February will end this talk of a battle for second. No Celtic fan can be bothered with this nonsensical idea. That’s not arrogance either, it’s just reality. We’ve had a dreadful season and will still be seven clear of Aberdeen if we win our game in-hand. When we turn the heat up, McInnes’ side can’t touch us.

However, here’s hoping they can show us what they’re all about later this afternoon. A win over Rangers at Pittodrie is a result both ourselves and the Dons could certainly do with.

In other news, the Celtic supporters have been discussing a ridiculously-timed transfer update yesterday.