Our second Aberdeen Vintage post features more Dons player and team images, this time drawn from the mid 1970s. Jimmy Bonthrone had succeeded Eddie Turnbull as manager and while his four seasons in charge didn’t yield any silverware, Aberdeen were now established top four finishers and on the path to becoming the biggest threat to Old Firm hegemony. Ally McLeod continued Bonthrone’s work and won a League Cup in 1976 before departing for his ill-fated spell in charge of the national team.
Three successive good managerial appointments by club chairman Dick Donald created the strong and stable platform that would help Alex Ferguson launch Aberdeen to domestic dominance and multiple honours during the 1980s.
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