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Rumour Mill- Another Scott Severin Link with Dons?

Rumour Mill- Another Scott Severin Link with Dons?

The Daily Record today reports that Burnley are interested in bringing 30 year old Aberdeen midfielder, Scot Severin to Turf Moor.

Although classed as a defensive midfielder the Scottish International is more of a utility player and has played at centre back, right back and up front as a striker for both Aberdeen and his previous club, Hearts. He has even played between the sticks in the final few minutes as a stand-in goalkeeper for Hearts in a match against Rangers!

Severin started his professional career with Hearts in 1997 but decided to join Aberdeen in July 2004 after his contract at the Edinburgh club expired.

He signed a new three-and-a-half year contract at Pittodrie in December 2005 so this is now due to expire this Summer.

The Scot with 14 caps for his country now looks set to leave Pittodrie at the end of the season because it is understood the Dons cannot afford to offer him a new contract.

This is not the first time we have been linked with this player. He certainly looks a good bet for a small squad in view of the positions he can play, but do we really need another midfielder and if we get promotion to the Premier League would an unproven 30-year old struggle at this level?



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday April 23 2009
Time: 9:48AM

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Looks like the silly season has started early with some Rumour Mill news already. I would have thought it might be best to see which division we are in next season and therefore what our potential finances are like before considering new players. Difficult to guage how much this rumour has legs and could just be a re-hash of the previous rumours and a guess because Coyle knows the Scottish football market!
turfmanphil
23/04/2009 09:53:00
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Looks like the silly season has started early with some Rumour Mill news already. I would have thought it might be best to see which division we are in next season and therefore what our potential finances are like before considering new players. Difficult to guage how much this rumour has legs and could just be a re-hash of the previous rumours and a guess because Coyle knows the Scottish football market!
turfmanphil
23/04/2009 09:53:00
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Some more from Teamtalk:The midfielder,is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with Burnley. He insists he has yet to make up his mind whether to sign on at Pittodrie or jump ship but is tempted by a move to England after seeing former team-mates Barry Nicholson and Russell Anderson thrive down south. Scotland international Severin said: "A few clubs have been on the phone to my agent but he has told them we are still in discussion with Aberdeen and they will be the first club to know my decision. "I realise a tough decision will have to be made and I will not rush into it. I have a young family to think about and my wee boy starts school next year. "I am 30 now and this will be the biggest decision of my career so I will take as long as is necessary. I have spent 10 years in the SPL and there are times you feel it is a bit boring and you fancy a new challenge. "There are other times you realise this is a great league to play in and I enjoy it. "Barry Nicholson decided to go and has really enjoyed it. Russell Anderson is another player who made the move and doesn't regret it."
turfmanphil
23/04/2009 10:40:00
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Some more from Teamtalk:The midfielder,is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with Burnley. He insists he has yet to make up his mind whether to sign on at Pittodrie or jump ship but is tempted by a move to England after seeing former team-mates Barry Nicholson and Russell Anderson thrive down south. Scotland international Severin said: "A few clubs have been on the phone to my agent but he has told them we are still in discussion with Aberdeen and they will be the first club to know my decision. "I realise a tough decision will have to be made and I will not rush into it. I have a young family to think about and my wee boy starts school next year. "I am 30 now and this will be the biggest decision of my career so I will take as long as is necessary. I have spent 10 years in the SPL and there are times you feel it is a bit boring and you fancy a new challenge. "There are other times you realise this is a great league to play in and I enjoy it. "Barry Nicholson decided to go and has really enjoyed it. Russell Anderson is another player who made the move and doesn't regret it."
turfmanphil
23/04/2009 10:40:00
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Don't know anything about this player so wouldn't know if he would be good for BFC or not. However, must agree with TMP, bit soon for the rumour mill and as he said shouldn't we be waiting to see if we will be playing in the top tier first.
sheclaret
23/04/2009 11:20:00
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Don't know anything about this player so wouldn't know if he would be good for BFC or not. However, must agree with TMP, bit soon for the rumour mill and as he said shouldn't we be waiting to see if we will be playing in the top tier first.
sheclaret
23/04/2009 11:20:00
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From reading a report in the guaridian about Modus Properties ( Brendan Flood), we may have trouble financing any players if we dont get promoted!
Claretdale
23/04/2009 13:51:00
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From reading a report in the guaridian about Modus Properties ( Brendan Flood), we may have trouble financing any players if we dont get promoted!
Claretdale
23/04/2009 13:51:00
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I wouldn't worry about Modus they are just restructuring as any business would do in this current climate. You only need worry if Flood starts calling in his loans and there is no evidence he will do that
turfmanphil
23/04/2009 16:14:00
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I wouldn't worry about Modus they are just restructuring as any business would do in this current climate. You only need worry if Flood starts calling in his loans and there is no evidence he will do that
turfmanphil
23/04/2009 16:14:00
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