Another Aberdeen v Celtic cup semi/final game at Hampden, another crushing defeat for the Dons.

Our North East rivals really don’t like playing our Glasgow ones. Particularly when it comes to cup competition.

Aberdeen lost their discipline against Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They couldn’t muster any kind of resistance as they were routinely cast aside by Celtic. At the same time, they completely lost the rag and in turn, lost a place in the Scottish Cup final.

It is in stark contrast to the composed and controlled performances of the Pittodrie side against Rangers. When Aberdeen play us, they exert a scruffy, game-slowing, frustratingly physical gameplan which tends to work.

They raise their game, gunning for every ball, putting their bodies on the line for 50/50s, taking their chances when they come. They play out of their skin against Rangers.

 

Against Celtic and many others in the league for that matter, they can’t motivate themselves to compete.

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It is a sad mark on Aberdeen that their squad can get more motivated in the average league game against Rangers than they can for a cup semi-final.

Yesterday’s Aberdeen Celtic sup semi proves two things. Firstly, that if anyone is going to break Celtic’s dominance in Scottish football, it looks like it’ll have to be Rangers.

Derek McInnes’ side put up little fight as Celtic romped to victory. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

And secondly, that Aberdeen are more concerned with getting one over on us at Ibrox than they are with the bigger picture and properly having a stab at winning things. It’s as tragic as it sounds.

And on the subject of Aberdeen’s indiscipline, could Rangers move for one of the players who was given his marching orders yesterday?