Date: 3rd April 2007 at 12:07pm
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Jimmy Calderwood is trying a new approach to management in a bid to secure the Dons first Euro place in 5 years.

Instead of blowing the teams ears off with a deserved rant at half time after a shocking first half performance against Kilmarnock, he told his side to calm down and try and play football.

Jimmy`s new way obviously worked and now he`s hoping that the team can stay calm and cool during the most vital league run in the Dons have had since the relegation playoff with Dunfermline in `95.

‘It wasn’t a good football performance, it was a battling performance, but it is not a bad thing to have in your locker”, said Jimmy

‘I was worried at half-time as you can’t play as badly as we did and expect to win games. Maybe nerves are a factor. Look at Celtic. They were cruising to the title but now that it is close they are not winning games and are now just desperate to get over the finishing line.

‘I have had a word with the players to get them to relax a bit. I can understand players getting into a frame of mind where they don’t want to take a risk in games at this stage but you can’t be scared to make a mistake.’

Aberdeen remain well on course for a European place and if Jimmy can keep his players at ease and keep the pressure on Rangers, who knows where the Dons will finish this season.