THEY say it's a game of two halves but the Aberdeen faithful are now daring to suspect it's a season of two halves. The first part horrendous, witnessing a rudderless shambles slide towards the abyss, the second built on the solid foundations of a five-match unbeaten run.
Never has the fillip of a new management team been so pronounced at Pittodrie, with St Mirren the latest opponents to be vanquished quite comfortably, despite their very own Jim Goodwin laughably dismissing the Dons chances pre-match (by the way Jim, your performance was utterly hideous).
Reinvigorated by the sweet taste of a few decent wins, now comes our chance to banish the grim memories of this season's lowest ebb. No Red needs reminding of the last trip to Parkhead but rest assured: we will not surrender meekly this time.
In fact, Celtic, who doubtless will expect another cakewalk, will likely have to be at the very top of their game.
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