FAN HITS RIGHT NOTE AHEAD OF HAM­P­DEN TIE

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY DANNY MCKAY

A DONS-DAFT foot­ball fan has penned a cup fi­nal song themed around two cor­ner­stones of Aberdeen FC – Graeme Shin­nie and seag­ulls.

The tongue-in-cheek med­ley was put to­gether by 33-year-old foot­ball writer JJ Bull over a cou­ple of days. Orig­i­nally from Old­mel­drum but now based in Lon­don, his song, The Graeme Shin­nie Song, is avail­able on Ap­ple Mu­sic and Youtube. It’s open­ing lyric sets the tone for the song: “Graeme Shin­nie has the power of a seag­ull.” De­scrib­ing him as “half man, half gull”, the tune goes on to de­tail how the Dons cap­tain col­lects yel­low cards to build his nest with. JJ said: “Seag­ulls are ev­ery­where. I as­so­ciate that with go­ing to Pit­to­drie. “It’s mostly be­cause I thought it was funny and light-hearted. “Ev­ery­thing I like about this cur­rent Aberdeen team is em­bod­ied by Shin­nie. “Be­cause I love him. He’s the cap­tain. He leads by ex­am­ple. He makes ev­ery­one else around him bet­ter. “Writ­ing the song took a cou­ple of days. “I had the idea a while ago. I knew I’d do one if we reached the fi­nal. “It wrote it­self very quickly and I recorded it on Fri­day. “I wanted to tip the hat to the Euro­pean Song and World In Mo­tion. “I just wanted to cap­ture that sound and vibe you get from the re­ally fun cup fi­nal songs of old. “To be hon­est, the words I kind of made up as I went along.” JJ, who was also be­hind the 2014 cup fi­nal song which spurred the team on to vic­tory, penned the lat­est ef­fort on his own, while his girl­friend helped with the video. Although he couldn’t pre­dict a score­line, JJ reck­oned the Dons might just have a chance of bring­ing home the sil­ver­ware. He said: “I al­ways think pre­dic­tions are dif­fi­cult. “The im­por­tant thing is the play­ers re­mem­ber the game plan when they go out onto the pitch. “If they fo­cus and re­mem­ber what they’re sup­posed to be do­ing, they’ll be fine. “I think Celtic are by far the favourites, but as long as Aberdeen play as well as they can, I think we’ve got a chance.” The video can be found at bit.ly/2zuk­tpo

The song can be viewed on Ap­ple Mu­sic and Youtube

Writer JJ Bull, left, with Dons boss Derek Mcinnes

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