No matter the outcome of their battle with Kilmarnock for third place in the Premiership, this has been a season of missed opportunities for Aberdeen.

They have defeated Rangers three times in Glasgow, and went on a superb run away from home, and in the end they have relatively little to show for it.

Cups ended in disappointment

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The cups in particular have proved to be disappointing. They reached the Betfred Cup Final but didn’t turn up until the second-half in a 1-0 loss to Celtic.

The Scottish Cup was even worse. The Dons reached the semi-final but self-destructed against Celtic, receiving two red cards and losing 3-0.

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In the league, they failed to mount much of a challenge to either Celtic or Rangers, despite some decent results against the duo.

Failed to make most of star man’s final season

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Even worse for Aberdeen, this was the last season that Graeme Shinnie was the focal point of the side. The Dons skipper has moved on to Derby, and all at the club will be disappointed that his final season with Aberdeen wasn’t more of a success.

Where do Aberdeen go next season? The future is uncertain. They will need to replace some very important players. The first step is beating Kilmarnock to third place, and qualifying for Europe.

If they can do that, it gives Aberdeen a foundation to build on for next season.



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