Date: 8th April 2007 at 4:32pm
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Not wishing to dwell on yesterdays 4-2 humping by Dundee United, Vital Aberdeen is bringing you the news that Jimmy Calderwood tried to sign Eoin Jess for Dunfermline to completely change the subject.

Eoin played for Aberdeen during two periods of his career; he had his professional debut at Pittodrie and made 200 odd appearances before Coventry City lured him to Highfield Road.

The move didn`t really work out for club nor player and he headed back to the Granite City but Calderwood admits he wanted to take the player off Gordon Strachan`s hands when he was boss of The Pars.

‘I wanted to take Eoin to Dunfermline a number of years ago but he was way outside our wage limit,’ said Calderwood.

‘Eoin was at Coventry City at the time and I did go as far as contacting his agent.

‘It was a shame as the money he was on was beyond our resources at that time.

‘He was a very, very good footballer with great vision and was a special talent.

‘I was actually down at a Northampton Town watching someone else and he was the best player on the pitch by a long way.

‘He was absolutely fantastic and even though he’s 36 now his attitude was superb.

‘Eoin knows the game really well and I’m sure he will prove to be a successful coach.’

Jess made another 113 appearances for The Dons before again trying his luck in The Premiership, this time with Jim Jeffries Bradford City.

Jess couldn`t stop the Bantams being relegated and has not played in The Premiership since as he has wound down his career playing for Nottingham Forest and Northampton Town.

Eoin won 18 Scotland caps, scoring 2 goals, at the peak of his career but Father Time has now caught up with “The Hottest Prospect In Scotland” and he revealed on April the 3rd 2007 that his Northampton Town contract has been cancelled and he therefore intends to quit playing and concentrate on coaching.