Date: 16th November 2006 at 12:21am
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Fundadon Appeal

As part of the Fundadon appeal, two lifelong fans of the club have arranged a challenge match against former Aberdeen players which will allow supporters to bid for a position in the opposition team. Andy Cordiner and Chris Ormiston have arranged the match for Cove Rangers’ ground, Allan Park, on Sunday, November 26, at 1pm and all proceeds will go to the clubs` transfer fund.

Ex-players to the caliber of John Hewitt, Willie Garner, Duncan Shearer, David Robertson and Brian Irvine have so far agreed to play and fans wishing to take place can place their bids on the website. The highest bids will claim the starting berths but there will also be five substitute places available and as the match will have rolling substitutes, every player will have a fair amount of time on the pitch.

The two fans hope that this match can raise many thousands towards Jimmy`s January transfer fund.

Dons In National Action.

Neither Chris Clark or Lee Miller we able to shine in the 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland`s B team. Both will be pleased to have earned their first caps and to have saw some action but in truth, it is unlikely that they will have very much to remember the game by.

Scotland seemed to be denied a stonewall penalty and besides that, only Steven Whittaker and Kris Boyd had chances of any note.

Walter Smith spoke after the game and said ‘This type of game gave these players the opportunity to show us what they can do. We were better in the second half and there wasn’t a great deal of creation for either side but overall they worked very hard and that was pleasing.

Walter has recently stated that he thinks Miller has made a good decision joining Aberdeen and he clearly rates the 6`2″ striker.

Smith said before the match “Lee Miller can do extremely well for Aberdeen once he settles in there completely,” Smith said.

“He played well when he was on loan at Hearts not that long ago and got into the national team before losing his way a little bit at Dundee United.

“Moving to Aberdeen has already proved to be a good move for Lee although he has taken time to find his feet there.

“He is starting to produce the form he showed when he returned north from Bristol City to Hearts on loan and that can only be good news for Lee, Aberdeen and Scotland.”

Congratulations to both players for winning their caps and lets hope there is cause for many more call ups in the future.

By Cole Thomson