THANK god for St Mirren. Slayers of Celtic, orchestrators of Tony Mowbray's ultimate downfall, they still surrendered meekly to give us our first win in 12 largely miserable games.
During this barren streak the Dons have often resembled 11 complete strangers desperately trying to familiarise themselves with each other and that round white thing called a football. You've got to wonder what they get up to at 'training' each day.
It's therefore hard to believe Aberdeen still have a chance, albeit a very slim one, of reaching the top six.
Saturday's welcome three points were never in doubt until the referee ignored two stonewall penalties, then inexplicably sent off Steven MacLean for a well-timed challenge. Only then did Smurn start to gel and nearly snatched a ridiculously undeserved draw. Brian Winter, the latest SFA bottler - shame on you.