2010–11 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen
2010–11 season
Chairman Stewart Milne
Manager Mark McGhee (until 1 December 2010)
Neil Cooper (from 2 to 11 December 2010)
Craig Brown (from 13 December 2010)
Stadium Pittodrie Stadium
Scottish Premier League 9th
Scottish Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Scott Vernon (10)
All:
Scott Vernon (16)
Highest home attendance 15,307 vs. Rangers 26 September 2010
Lowest home attendance 5,636 vs. Dunfermline Athletic 6 February 2011
Average home league attendance 8,874
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010-11 season was Aberdeen's 98th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 100th season overall. Aberdeen competed in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.

Aberdeen began the season with successive league wins over Hamilton Academical and St. Johnstone, but suffered a poor run of form in the following months, culminating in a club record 0–9 defeat to Celtic in November 2010. The following month, Mark McGhee was sacked as manager and replaced by Motherwell manager Craig Brown.[1]

In the cups, Aberdeen reached the semi-final of the Scottish League Cup, losing 1–4 to Celtic in January 2011. Aberdeen also reached the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, losing 0–4 to Celtic in April 2011.

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Aberdeen announced a series of pre-season friendlies in May 2010, including a tour of England and games in Scotland and Germany.[2] The first pre-season friendly on 17 July 2010 against Highland Football League club Fraserburgh ended in a 1–3 defeat for Aberdeen.[3] The following day, Aberdeen won 2–0 against Peterhead, with Mitchel Megginson and Michael Paton scoring.[4] On 21 July, Aberdeen lost 0–1 to Dunfermline Athletic.[5]

Aberdeen's tour of England began in Tamworth on 24 July. Despite Aberdeen taking an early lead, Tamworth equalised early in the second half, and the game ended 1–1.[6] Aberdeen's next game was against Port Vale, Aberdeen won 1–0 thanks to a Michael Paton penalty ten minutes before the end of the game.[7] The tour of England concluded with a 0–1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on 31 July 2010. [8]

Aberdeen returned to Scotland to face Brechin City in a memorial match for former Brechin City chairman David Will on 4 August 2010. The result was a 2–2 draw, Fraser Fyvie and Andrew Considine scored for Aberdeen. [9] Aberdeen's final pre-season game was in Germany against 1. FC Kaiserslautern on 7 August 2010. Aberdeen lost 0–2 to the Bundesliga club.[10]

Transfers[edit]

Seven new players arrived at Pittodrie in the summer transfer window, including Scotland international Paul Hartley, who was appointed as team captain. Three players were signed on loan between September 2010 and the end of the January transfer window, in addition to three permanent signings. Full-back Ricky Foster joined Aberdeen's rivals Rangers F.C. on transfer deadline day in August on a season-long loan, with striker Andrius Velička moving in the opposite direction.

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee Contract Length Source
June 2010 Northern Ireland Rory McArdle England Rochdale Free Two years [11]
5 July 2010 Northern Ireland Josh Magennis Wales Cardiff City Free Two years [12]
13 July 2010 England Mark Howard Scotland St. Mirren Free One year [13]
26 July 2010 England Scott Vernon England Colchester United Free Two years [14]
26 July 2010 Togo Yoann Folly England Plymouth Argyle Free Two years [14]
28 July 2010 Scotland Paul Hartley England Bristol City Free Two years [15]
31 August 2010 Lithuania Andrius Velička Scotland Rangers Loan End of Season [16]
6 September 2010 Montenegro Nikola Vujadinović Italy Udinese Loan End of Season [17]
24 December 2010 Scotland David McNamee England Plymouth Argyle Free Six months [18]
31 December 2010 England Myles Anderson England Leyton Orient Free Six months [19]
13 January 2011 England Robert Milsom England Fulham Free Six months [20]
13 January 2011 England Nick Blackman England Blackburn Rovers Loan Six months [21]
31 January 2011 Scotland Steven Smith England Norwich City Loan Six months [22]

The end of the previous season saw three on-loan players return to their clubs. Paul Marshall, Jim Paterson and last season's top scorer Steven MacLean all left to go back to their parent club. Eight out-of-contract players departed Aberdeen on free transfers in the summer, including left-back Charlie Mulgrew, who rejoined Celtic, and former captain Mark Kerr, who joined Greek club Asteras Tripolis. Only one player left the club in the January transfer window, English defender Jerel Ifil, who was released from his contract.

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee Note Source
31 May 2010 Scotland Charlie Mulgrew Scotland Celtic Free Out of Contract [23]
31 May 2010 Scotland Gary McDonald Scotland Hamilton Academical Free Out of Contract [24]
6 June 2010 Scotland Mark Kerr Greece Asteras Tripolis Free Out of Contract [25]
31 May 2010 Scotland Stuart Duff Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle Free Out of Contract [26]
31 May 2010 England Paul Marshall England Manchester City Loan Return
31 May 2010 Scotland Jim Paterson England Plymouth Argyle Loan Return
31 May 2010 Scotland Steven MacLean England Plymouth Argyle Loan Return
31 May 2010 England Stuart Nelson England Notts County Free Out of Contract [27]
1 July 2010 Italy Davide Grassi Italy Sorrento Calcio Free Out of Contract [28]
Scotland Jonathan Crawford Scotland Montrose Free Out of Contract [29]
Scotland Nicky Clark Scotland Peterhead Free Out of Contract [30]
31 August 2010 Scotland Ricky Foster Scotland Rangers Loan End of season [16]
31 January 2011 England Jerel Ifil Free transfer Released [22]
2 March 2011 Scotland Mitchel Megginson Scotland Brechin City Loan One month [31]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total SPL Scottish Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Jamie Langfield 38 0 30+1 0 5+0 0 2+0 0
2 Northern Ireland DF Rory McArdle 36 4 27+1 2 3+1 1 4+0 1
3 Scotland DF Ricky Foster 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 Scotland DF David McNamee 13 0 9+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
4 Togo MF Yoann Folly 20 1 18+0 1 0+0 0 2+0 0
5 Scotland DF Zander Diamond 41 1 32+0 1 5+0 0 4+0 0
6 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 34 0 26+1 0 4+0 0 3+0 0
7 Scotland FW Chris Maguire 44 11 35+0 7 5+0 3 4+0 1
8 Scotland MF Paul Hartley 32 8 23+1 4 4+0 0 4+0 4
9 England FW Scott Vernon 42 14 29+4 9 5+0 2 3+1 3
10 Scotland FW Darren Mackie 14 1 7+4 1 0+0 0 2+1 0
11 Nigeria MF Sone Aluko 33 2 27+1 2 3+1 0 1+0 0
13 Serbia DF Nikola Vujadinović 25 1 13+5 1 2+3 0 1+1 0
14 Scotland MF Derek Young 35 0 20+9 0 1+2 0 2+1 0
15 Scotland MF Peter Pawlett 16 1 6+7 1 0+2 0 0+1 0
16 England DF Jerel Ifil 20 0 13+4 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
16 Scotland DF Steven Smith 20 0 15+1 0 4+0 0 0+0 0
17 Scotland MF Fraser Fyvie 6 0 1+4 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
18 Lithuania FW Andrius Velička 6 1 1+5 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 Scotland FW Michael Paton 11 0 4+6 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
20 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 36 4 10+19 3 2+3 1 1+1 0
21 England GK Mark Howard 11 0 8+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
22 Scotland MF Ryan Jack 37 1 26+4 1 4+0 0 1+2 0
23 Scotland FW Mitchel Megginson 8 0 1+5 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
24 England FW Nick Blackman 18 2 10+5 2 1+2 0 0+0 0
25 England DF Myles Anderson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 England MF Robert Milsom 23 1 18+0 1 4+0 0 1+0 0
31 Scotland DF Nicky Low 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 Northern Ireland DF Dean Jarvis 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 Faroe Islands MF Hallur Hansson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 Republic of Ireland DF Joe Shaughnessy 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
42 Scotland DF Clark Robertson 14 0 7+6 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
43 Scotland MF Ryan Fraser 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
52 Scotland MF Jack Grimmer 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name SPL Scottish Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
6 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 9 1 0 1 0 0 9 2
8 Scotland MF Paul Hartley 6 2 0 0 1 0 7 2
7 Scotland FW Chris Maguire 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2 Republic of Ireland DF Rory McArdle 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 1
19 Scotland FW Michael Paton 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 Scotland DF Zander Diamond 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
14 Scotland MF Derek Young 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
16 Scotland DF Steven Smith 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1 Scotland GK Jamie Langfield 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
42 Scotland DF Clark Robertson 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3 Scotland DF David McNamee 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
13 Montenegro DF Nikola Vujadinović 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
27 England FW Nick Blackman 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 Togo MF Yoann Folly 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 England DF Jerel Ifil 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Scotland FW Darren Mackie 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 England FW Scott Vernon 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
27 England MF Robert Milsom 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
11 Nigeria MF Sone Aluko 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
43 Scotland MF Ryan Fraser 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Scotland MF Ryan Jack 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Rank Player SPL SC LC Total
1. England Scott Vernon 9 3 3 15
2. Scotland Chris Maguire 7 4 1 12
3. Scotland Paul Hartley 4 0 4 8
4. Northern Ireland Josh Magennis 3 1 0 4
5. Northern Ireland Rory McArdle 2 1 1 4
6. Nigeria Sone Aluko 2 0 0 2
7. England Nick Blackman 2 0 0 2
8. Scotland Zander Diamond 1 0 0 1
9. Togo Yoann Folly 1 0 0 1
10. Scotland Ryan Jack 1 0 0 1
11. Scotland Darren Mackie 1 0 0 1
12. England Robert Milsom 1 0 0 1
13. Scotland Peter Pawlett 1 0 0 1
14. Lithuania Andrius Velička 1 0 0 1
15. Serbia Nikola Vujadinović 1 0 0 1
16. Own goal 1 1 0 2

Results & fixtures[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 9th 14 August 2010 14 May 2011
League Cup 2nd round Semi-finals 25 August 2010 29 January 2011
Scottish Cup 4th Round Semi-finals 8 January 2011 17 April 2011

Source: Competitions

SPL[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Motherwell 38 13 7 18 40 60 −20 46
8 St Johnstone 38 11 11 16 23 43 −20 44
9 Aberdeen 38 11 5 22 39 59 −20 38
10 Hibernian 38 10 7 21 39 61 −22 37
11 St Mirren 38 8 9 21 33 57 −24 33
12 Hamilton Academical 38 5 11 22 24 59 −35 26 Relegation to 2011–12 Scottish First Division

Updated to games played on 15 May.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
More about European qualification:
a) Scotland is ranked 16th in the Coefficient table for 2011-12 European competitions. If the title holder of the Champions League qualifies for the group stage or for the third qualifying round (champions) via their domestic league, then the Scottish champions will advance to the Third Qualifying Round.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 11 5 22 39 59 −20 38 6 2 11 22 21 +1 5 3 11 17 38 −21

Source: BBC Sport

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A A H A H H A A H A H A A A A H H A A H H H H H A A A A H H A H H H A
Result W W L L D L L L W L L L L L L L W W D W L W L L W W D D L L L L L D W L L W
Position 1 1 3 3 4 6 7 9 8 8 9 9 11 11 11 12 11 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9

Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results by opponent[edit]

Team Results[32] Points
1 2 3 4
Celtic 0–9 0–1 0–3 0
Dundee United 0–1 1–1 1–3 1
Hamilton Academical 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 10
Heart of Midlothian 0–1 0–5 0–0 1
Hibernian 4–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 9
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 6
Kilmarnock 0–1 0–2 5–0 3
Motherwell 1–1 1–2 1–2 1
Rangers 2–3 0–2 0–1 0
St. Johnstone 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 4
St. Mirren 1–2 2–0 2–3 0–1 3

Source: Scottish Premier League 2010–11 article

See also[edit]

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