From feasting on the banquet of a whole goal last week, Aberdeen supporter’s were once again left to starve as the Don’s failed to find the net this week against Celtic.
Eight out of eleven games the Dons haven’t scored since the turn of the year and, with star midfielder Lewis Ferguson admitting that the fight for third is out of Aberdeen’s hands, you sense McInnes is entering the last chance saloon to achieve his goals this season.
The league split coming up at the end of the month, it can go both ways. Hibs can start dropping points on a more regular basis allowing Aberdeen to catch them. At the same time Aberdeen’s games become just as tough and the Dons will have to find away to turn over Celtic in order to gather the points to close the gap on the Hibees.
The week was also a watermark in Scottish football for the fact that finally the Neil Lennon siege came to a close.
The Hoops manager handed in his resignation after the 1-0 loss to Ross County last weekend.
Having won 10 trophies with the Hoops as coach, including finishing off the quadruple treble, Derek McInnes sentiments seem to be the wisest in the echo chamber of madness that is Glasgow football – time will be kind on Neil.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both had handsome wins in the league at the weekend setting up nicely for an explosive Klassiker next Saturday.
One team that is not nicely set up is Schalke.
One of the biggest sporting club’s in Germany is in a woeful position, bottom of Bundesliga looking certain for relegation.
After the Royal Blues lost their sixteenth game this season, they sacked their fourth coach of the campaign, the hapless Christian Gross after a 5-1 defeat to Stuttgart.
Spookily it was the same team and the same scoreline that got Favre sacked form arch rivals Dortmund earlier in the season. Favre was given his marching orders after Dortmund lost 5-1 to Stuttgart in matchday 11.
The golfing season is soon to be on us – soon might be a little bit of an exaggeration this far north however we live in ignorance.
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club has been announced as the venue for the Scottish Seniors Open with Paul Lawrie as host.
On the circuit the European Tour is on a break to complete the first of the four WGC tournaments – known as ‘the mini majors’.
Collin Morikawa took home the $1.8m winner’s cheque and made history whilst winning the event by three shots ahead of Brooks Koepka and European rising star Viktor Hovland.
On lifting the Gene Sarazen Cup, 24-year-old Morikawa became the first player along with Tiger Woods to hold both a WGC event and a major at the same time – Morikawa won the US PGA in 2020.
A word on the other man in that sentence. Players at the Concession wore the famous red shirt Tiger always wears on the final day of competition in tribute after Woods’ horrific car accident in LA last Tuesday.
On another couple of frustrating notes – Scotland’s Six Nations game versus France was cancelled due to an outbreak of covid in the French camp, meaning the game is unlikely to be rescheduled until at least July.
It is quite cataclysmic for a two month tournament of just five games that teams will have to wait at least four months for the conclusion of the event.
It was also hugely sad to see the reaction to BBC Sport reporter Sonja McLaughlan’s expert post-match interview between Wales and England on Saturday.
The game was marred by terrible refereeing decisions which McLaughlan tried to get reaction to.
To the moronic haters – that’s the sport reporter’s role – to get reaction on the major incidents of the game they’re covering, which McLaughlan did with aplomb.