Date: 4th July 2007 at 1:18pm
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As the majority of you wanted, Scott Severin has been named as Aberdeen`s new captain.

Seve was the clear choice in our poll and had amassed a conclusive 50% of your votes, of which there were hundreds, as visitors to Vital Aberdeen realised just how important the job is to the club and city.

Jimmy Calderwood didn`t bow to demand however as he has been the first to speak out previously about the attributes Severin brings to Aberdeen and couldn`t help but notice that he had a natural successor to the departed Russell Anderson.

Calderwood and the fans know Severin is capable of picking up his team mates when the going gets tough and dragging them with him in matches. He also has the priceless ability of scoring vital, timely thunderbolts as he demonstrated against Hibs in October to win the match and on the last day of the season when he scored a stunning left foot half volley from 35 yards to set his team on the way to their historic 2-0 victory over Rangers.

His play is always inspiring to his team mates and he has the bite and toughness needed to get his point across both to his team mates and opposition.

Jimmy Calderwood, although faced with other options, agrees with the majority of fans that there was only one choice and has decided to promote his vice-captain to the full job despite a good shout for Jackie McNamara and all that he has achieved in the game.

Jimmy spoke to Reds Online about the man he brought from Hearts, ‘I wanted to talk to Scott first to see if he was happy about taking over from Russell.

‘He was delighted to accept the offer and was always going to be the natural successor.

‘I’m just hoping he proves to be as successful a captain as Russell.’

The way the mood is around Aberdeen just now, the feeling is that Severin could be even more successful than Anderson and they`ll be disappointed if he isn`t but Seve says he`s relishing his new role despite the extra pressure it involves.

The Dons skipper said, ‘I’m absolutely delighted to be named as the Aberdeen captain.

‘I was the vice-captain at Hearts and occupied the same position at Aberdeen so I’m very pleased to be named as a captain in my own right.

‘I feel honoured to be given such a role when you consider some of the greats who have captained the club in the past.

‘I’m just hoping I can carry on all the good work Russell has done over the last few seasons.’

‘There’s a lot more to the job than just doing it on the pitch.

‘The work Russell did for the club behind the scenes was phenomenal.

‘I deputised for him when he was injured or suspended so I have a good idea of what to expect.

‘I’m just hoping to get off to a good start and secure a few victories at the beginning of the new campaign to bed myself in.

‘It’s something I’m looking forward to and I was happy to accept the position when the manager offered it to me.’



Congratulations then to Scott Severin, lets hope that Jimmy and everyone at the club is correct in their decision that he is the best choice and that he can lead the team to greater success next season.

The full results of our poll which asked “Who Should Be The New Aberdeen Captain?” were?.

Michael Hart 6%

Scott Severin 51%

Lee Mair 2%

Chris Clark 5%

Jackie McNamara 23%

Barry Nicholson 7%

Darren Mackie 2%

Zander Diamond 4%

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