Friday, January 7, 2011

East Fife go into the Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup tomorrow hoping to add to the Club's proud giantkilling traditions.

Has our best hope gone however?

When the draw was made in November, us Fife fans we cock-a-hoop at the prospect of facing Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

This season, has seen one of the worse Dons teams turn out in my living memory. They've been woeful at times and the longer Mark McGhee held on, the more hope we had. Add to that East Fife's excellent form under our new boss in John Robertson and the fact that Aberdeen's Cup records in recent seasons against lower league sides isn't too healthy and it was looking like a little shockeroonie could have been on the cards.

What a difference though those few weeks since have made. East Fife can't get a game played, not only losing momentum but our loan players in this period as well. Aberdeen sack McGhee, appoint ex Scotland supremo Craigy Brown and have gone on an unbeaten run of three games, with seven points being taken in the SPL from the last nine.

Aberdeen should be too strong for us, especially losing the likes of Kurtis Byrne back to Hibs. But it's the Cup. Robbo will have them fired up. The Craw will be fired up. An early goal for us or no early goal for them and who knows what could happen.

I'm gutted I'm missing it. Never been to Pittodrie. Missed the Cup game in 2009 and Aberdeen are one of only three Scottish sides I've never seen East Fife play (the other being Hearts and new boys Annan Athletic).

The weather put the spoilers on things two years ago, let's hope it's not going to be another repeat. Also let's hope that we can get our goalie past three minutes this time before getting sent off!

AFTn hope to have Twitter updates from Pittodrie HERE from 3pm tomorrow.

We should be taking a fair few hundred up north for the game. Enjoy yourselves lads and lasses, be safe and cheer one in for me.

C'mon the Fife.


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