Empire Exhibition Trophy – Part 6 – 28th May 1938

On this day in 1938, the back pages of the papers were dominated by reports of the second tie in the Empire Exhibition trophy, when Aberdeen had met Chelsea;-

NO DOUBT ABOUT ABERDEEN’S

SUPERIORITY

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Chelsea Unimpressive in Empire

Exhibition Tie

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Aberdeen 4 Chelsea 0

‘Aberdeen easily defeated Chelsea in the second tie of the Empire Exhibition football tournament at Ibrox Stadium last night before a crowd of 20,000.

The game in many respects was disappointing and lacked the excitement associated with the Celtic-Sunderland encounters.

The customary contrast in style between English and Scottish footballers for once in a while was reversed. Aberdeen were the fast-moving team and Chelsea the side with deliberation.

The Chelsea method was over-done, however, and in penetrative power, they were much inferior to Aberdeen’.

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As those words of the report in the Glasgow Herald state, the English team were very disappointing and the crowd were not slow in letting their disapproval show, especially in the first half when Aberdeen went 3-0 up. With the wind now behind them, Chelsea did improve a little in the second period but the Dons were always in control and eventually won 4-0. Aberdeen will now meet the winner of the Rangers/Everton tie in the semi-final.

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The crowd of 20,000 might have seemed disappointing but for the ordinary Glaswegian, even if he was a football fan, one team was from up north and the other from London, so he was going to keep his money for matches involving one of Glasgow’s big two. In any case, the match had

taken place on a Friday night and as everyone knew, that night was reserved for either the cinema – or pictures as it was called in Glasgow – or ‘ra dancing’ at one of the city’s many dance halls.

The two top films of that week were;-

Bringing Up Baby, starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant; and The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

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