May be it's just me but Aberdeen had two good results against Celtic within a couple of weeks and won the league cup by beating ICT in a penalty shoot out and all of a sudden we're talking about them mounting a serious challenge to Celtic.
As has already been pointed out they are only a point in front of Motherwell, who have been far more consistent in finishing higher up the league in recent years so they are far from a cert for second place this year.
Jay is saying that he is hopeful that they can make some good signings to strengthen the squad at Pittodrie while thinking that Celtic could struggle to attrach the standard of player that they used to. Celtic have bought relatively untried players and brought some of them on before moving them on for a tidy profit. The likes of Wanyama, Hooper, Ki, McGeady were hardly household names before being making it at Celtic and from the current squad Forster and Van Dijk were relatively unknown. So the scouting system must be doing something right and there's no reason to think that will change, we've also brought through the likes of Fisher and Henderson from the youths who don't look out of place in the side.
If Aberdeen do the double this year it would have to go down in their history as one of their best seasons but it remains to be seen if they can maintain this going forward.
Edited by Grumpy Old Man, 29 March 2014 - 12:59 PM.