Date: 21st May 2007 at 11:38pm
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After the amazing weekend that the Dons fans would have undoubtedly enjoyed, they would be brought crashing to earth if they were to be hit with the news that Russell Anderson would be getting sold.

Russell is under the eternal speculation that teams from both north and south of the border unsurprisingly want to sign our outstanding captain with the latest being Middlesbrough and a rumoured £1million bid but also Premiership new boys Sunderland apparently declaring an interest by the fact that they sent a scout to the Rangers match on Sunday.

There is a very real possibility of a bid from someone and it could well be The Black Cats as they try to strengthen for their Premiership survival bid next season under the guidance of Roy Keane who will be more familiar than most of Russell`s qualities having had played against him whilst at Celtic.

The good news is that Jimmy Calderwood has came out and given the supporters the words they wanted to hear regarding their captain.

Jimmy said, “I can assure the Dons fans there is nothing at all in the pipeline as far as Russell is concerned.

‘Papers will continue to speculate, but we’ve not had an approach for him from any club.

‘I hope that continues because he has been outstanding for the last three years and I would to see Russell leading us in Europe.

‘As a football person, I would be chuffed for Russell if someone did give him the opportunity of a lifetime.

‘But as a manager I would rather keep him, so maybe I will just turn my phone off over the summer and make it impossible for anyone to make a move!’

The summer wouldn`t be so nice if we were expecting to start next season without Player of the Year nominated Russell but with Lee Mair, Jackie McNamara and Jonathan Kurrant all having signed up for the campaign could it be that Jimmy is resigning himself to the fact that Russell will be leaving?

Get onto the Vital Aberdeen Forum and let`s hear what you think.

ould the Dons be the same without Russ, can they maintain their progress?

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