ABERDEEN FOOTBALL CLUB – The Dons – won the Scottish League Cup last Sunday (16th March 2014). They beat Inverness Celtic 4 – 2 on penalties after extra time. Now we don’t follow Scottish football often on the Hedon Blog, but this match was brought to our attention for two reasons:
1. Since Sunday the Dons fans have spearheaded a campaign to get the Human League 1980’s hit record ‘Don’t you want me’ to number one in the charts – they’ve famously changed the catchy-chorus lyrics in honour of their midfield player to “Peter Pawlett Baby!”.
With the help of a Facebook and Twitter campaign, they’ve amazingly pushed up sales of the record on iTunes to currently reach the top ten in the charts! And it could even reach the number one spot!
2. Peter Pawlett (23) actually missed the game through an injury received in training. But the thing about Peter that interests us is this – he lived in Hedon until the age of 8 before moving to Aberdeenshire and went to Inmans Primary School. He still has family living in Hedon and apparently grew up supporting Hull City! Peter played his debut game as a substitute for Aberdeen in 2009.
This Hedon lad was carried shoulder-high by other Aberdeen players following the Celtic Park final on Sunday whilst 40,000 fans sung a deafening version of “Peter Pawlett Baby!” in his and the Club’s honour (See Aberdeen FC’s YouTube clip). Nightclubs in Aberdeen have been playing the song relentlessly by popular request, with club-goers singing our local lad’s name!
All together now, Hedon…. “Peter Pawlett Baby!”…. Oh oh oh oh! – and buy that record!Embed from Getty Images