Milne’s prompt for Aberdeen fans


A few points about Stewart Milne’s comments this week. Immediately after the Court of Session overturned the earlier rulings on Rangers EBTs, putting the issue of sporting advantage in the spotlight, I noted that it would be the clubs who would decide if this matter would be looked at again, and that if Celtic were unable to gain support from a number of clubs, the issue was dead in the water.

The conversation has been parked until after BDO hear about their application to appeal to the Supreme Court but the issue remains active. Celtic are not alone on this matter, but as you hear from Milne, everyone is not on the same page.

I was a bit surprised Milne spoke openly on the issue but this needed to come out. Just as the SPFL’s decision to act or not is in the hands of the clubs, Aberdeen’s stance on the matter is ultimately in the hands of their supporters. If they care enough about the issue, they must express this view to Milne as clearly as they did in 2012, when they changed his plans on an earlier matter.

Milne’s comments about Scottish football’s position relative to the game in England were among the most futile ever uttered. He is one of the few people in a position to work for change. Aberdeen have more going for them than Swansea – a smaller club based outside England who earn over £100m from Premier League TV rights each season.

No wonder we’re outside the party when one of the men in charge has only just recognised a party exists.

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  1. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    that doesn´t count as you never answered my question on teh last thread.



    Thems the rules :-)




  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 17th December 2015 12:40 pm



    I did actually, and before I started here. ;)

  3. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 17th December 2015 12:45 pm



    I’ll have to fite you. I left a reply to the effect that ‘Special’ tickets were the ones that didn’t include OF games back in the day. Time of reply 12.38.



    First post here 12.39.



    You have besmirched my reputation and therefore I must meet you on Glasgow Green at dawn with duelling pistols. :-)

  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    There is no Old Firm so I keep getting told on here. So no need for a change or ?




  5. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 17th December 2015 12:51 pm



    Anyway to get back to the topic. I’d not be giving RIFC the massive allocation unless there’s solid proof of demand from our fans for the Ibrox fixture, which I sincerely hope there isn’t.

  6. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    such matters were never taken into account. We know our place. Back of the bus




  7. I would have thought Milne was allowed his opinion, whether you or I agree with it, or not, as a right Or are we in the business now of crushing opinion we don’t agree with, just for? Rip into the dick big time but allow him his own thoughts and mind.







    I read your post regards the Tricolour… it is the right of any supporter of Celtic to wave the flag of any nation they so chose, who are you or I to dictate which flag they should fly? Despotic attitudes do not become you.



    I just had a wee check in the cupboard, I have one Celtic strip, one Brazil strip and six Scotland strips and I have never been to a Scotland game in my life; still in protest after forty years.



    I was once arrested at Easter Road for fling the tricolour, got kicked out in a moment when I informed them I had a valid Irish passport. If I had my choice I would rather fly a Scottish flag at Celtic games but if I was ever arrested for doing so I could not produce a Scottish passport to support my right to fly the flag of my nation.



    Scotland is in a slumbering limbo and those who have Irish blood in their veins have never stopped suffering. You might not understand that, and if you do and you persist with your anti-Irish posts then you are just being mean and attention seeking, in my eyes anyway, but maybe I’m wrong, maybe you truly just don’t like the Irish influence indelibly ingrained into the fabric of Celtic Football Club, for whatever reason I do not have a clue. I really don’t, but if you choose to sly the Irish at every opportunity… well that is your prerogative.

  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    at work will listen later …but sounds like it could be appropriate




  9. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Not too sure title stripping would be as big an issue for Aberdeen supporters as trying to shoehorn a new club into the top league. Timing would also be key – in 2012 it happened at season ticket renewal time.


    Hope I’m wrong though.

  10. There is no old firm…im ignoring that, it doesn’t exist in my universe.


    When the huns arrive at CP…I hope a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows them all….Hell awaits, and I hope its burning hot enough:)


    Mind you, Glibby will be trying to sort a deal with the devil…..poor old Satan wont know what’s hit him.


    You think Manchester was bad, says Glibby:)





  11. Is an opinion more a product of the heart or the head. Do we cultivate them objectively consciously and with reasoned evaluation, or do we give heart and passion free reign to express subjectively what we individually believe to be right?


    iIMMHO… When Thatcher ordered the Belgrano sunk, that to my mind was mass murder. When she ordered the shoot to kill policy in the six counties, regardless of provocation, that was murder. when she ordered the deaths in Gibraltar… that was murder. And yet British public opinion and law(sic) or lack of, disagrees with me.



    Am I so wrong with my opinion which comes from both my heart and belatedly my head.






    Amazing isn’t how people get on their ‘high horses’ and spout their ‘principled’ position, as if their view was the only one that mattered and everyone and anyone who disagreed with them was labelled a “hun”, or, a “red tory”.



    We have people in the Truss and their ‘fellow travellers’ such as PhilMac, holding up the SNP as paragons of virtue and in the former’s case, running around shouting about the living wage and foodbanks and virtually blaming Celtic, the board and Peter Lawwell, for all sorts of heinous crimes against humanity.



    However these people all full of tripe when it comes to Mr Mike Ashley. The recent exposure of his employment arrangements in the Guardian are completely overlooked by the Truss and the bold Phil – a case of ‘my enemy’s enemy, is my friend’.



    The Ibrox mob are a nasty piece of work, but then so is Ashley; however some among us have a very dodgy set of values – a case of “only when it suits us”….Pathetic

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    MacGregor said: “We’re coming to the end of the period in which a shock went through clubs who showed a capacity to overspend.



    “The decline of Hibs and Rangers comes down to bad management but the league have moved to tighten up on issues so there’s more awareness of debt.



    “Of course, I would like to see Rangers and Hibs in the top division again, but it’s up to these clubs to go and do their business in the months ahead. One of them is likely to come up as champions and the other, in terms of stature, should have a good chance of promotion via the play-offs.



    “After the recent announcement of the changes to the structure of the League Cup, as well as the European Championships, a move to change the current set-up next season is probably too difficult in practical terms.



    “I don’t have a problem at all with the debate (being put forward by Stephen Thompson) of a change for the summer of 2017.



    “My argument against the structure being proposed last time was from the perspective of the fan. If you buy a season ticket you should know what will happen over the course of that campaign.



    “Even now, if you buy a season ticket you don’t know about the sides your team will face in the last five games. Making a move at Christmas is not fair to season-ticket holders who are the most loyal fans.”



    “I believe the play-offs have been of benefit to the Scottish game and I’m supportive of the move to bring the League Cup forward by a couple of weekends in July.



    “I was the new kid on the block during the talks on reconstruction last time around and television were a driving force in the belief that either a 16 or 18-team league would not provide enough competition.



    “I’m not sure that argument cuts ice any longer if we have clubs such as Rangers, Hearts and Hibs back in the SPFL Premiership.



    “I would prefer to play each team twice a season rather than four times and one of the good things about reconstruction is that more money has gone to First Division clubs.



    “The top four or five clubs in the Championship would probably grace the Premiership – and it could mean four more teams at the highest level providing more players for the national team too.



    “There are several areas up for debate and I would like to see every club in the Championship full-time.



    “I’m also an advocate of safe standing and the tail is wagging the dog in terms of midweek match scheduling at this time of the season.



    “We’re in the League Cup semi-final, but it won’t be played until the end of January and our quarter-final tie was played in October.



    “Why’s that? We don’t have enough Saturdays because the Premier League can’t play in midweek when European games are on the telly.



    If we don’t have clubs in Europe, surely we can play on a Tuesday and Saturday? After all, they do it in the English Championship.



    “Overall, I welcome debate. Football is an entertainment business, but we’ve got to continue to ask if we’re entertaining.



    “The integrity of season-ticket holders is everything. They deserve certainty. If there is a trend of falling attendances, it’s not among season-ticket holders but the pay-as-you-go guy.



    “I have an open mind of the discussions going forward, but penalising the most loyal fans is a dangerous concept.”

  14. Kitalba



    IMO you are right on all counts.


    Deliberate taking of life is murder.


    No matter who is responsible.


    That makes sense to me .




  15. Fred Quimby:



    Who gives a toss about Ashley or The Rangers?



    SNP as paragons of virtue, in the same sentence, you are at the wind up… aren’t you?

  16. Stewart Mile epitomises the old order in Scottish football. I have no doubt he is a committed Dons fan but he knows his place. He’ll be enjoying second place just now; an odd cup final and talk of a challenge to Celtic. As he wanders the corridors of Pittodrie, with reminders of ’83 everywhere, he believes they days are gone. He appears to want the Glasgow duopoly back.



    He’s in a one club city, debt is sorted and a new stadium is proposed. Why the craving for the bigot’s return. They won’t be the same as the previous club, they are fatally weakened. Aberdeen need a vision, a belief in themselves and not a craving for a return to the blue order.

  17. Kitbalda – Hard to pick out which part of your tripe to knock – suffice to say, there are no Scottish passports, never have been and, in our lifetimes, never will be…..unless of course the SNP liars can convince more than 1.5 million (38%) of the 4 million registered voters to believe than gold has been found all over the Highlands.



    Its no coincidence that the worst schools and the worst educated place in the Scotland is SNP Town, Dundee – numpties will always vote for other numpties.

  18. Roy Croppie



    I would not be surprised if Stewart Milne was a member of the er… club.


    Wants to help his brother Dave out, because he is in distress.


    I could be wrong though:)




  19. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    12:01, 16 DEC 2015 UPDATED 14:22, 16 DEC 2015





    Celtic football club are set to offer fans a unique service by providing dedicated supporters with an official club-themed funeral service for the first time.



    Celtic fans can now literally follow their club from the cradle to the grave.



    As part of the pre-paid funeral package supporters get a coffin in Celtic colours featuring the club crest while a home shirt with your name printed on the back is also provided for your last journey.



    Other nice touches are a green and white floral football bouquet with condolence card from the club, the Celtic song will played at the service without charge, your ashes scattered on the concourse and an announcement of your death to be made at a home game and printed in the match-day programme.



    A Celtic insider stated “We expect to make up for the loss of four years of Old Firm revenue when Rangers are finally promoted, many of our fans are literally at this moment foaming at the mouth. It is too good an opportunity to miss”

  20. Fred Quimby



    You are the Donald Trump of CQN.


    Bitterness oozing from every pore.


    Away and gies peace.

  21. The Green Man:



    Please don’t forget, that is just my opinion and it flies in the face of the majority UK public opinion and the law of the land was set aside to allow the majority of the UK population to sleep at nights.



    It is happening again, now, in other spheres, in Scotland, in football of all things, not so serious as those I highlighted previously, but the law is once again being set aside, and if not so in totality, then it is being petted to secure an illegal outcome in favour of one over the interests of all, and the law as a book and a virtue.



    Therefore, to my mind there is no virtue in UK law. Ever. The law is plastic or plasticine, whichever fits the day and the days events. Bugger the people, they don’t count when it becomes an issue concerning the real ‘the people’.



    And the silence, the silence of those I hold most dear, the silence, their silence, it hurts my ears and bursts my heart.



    Still who cares. I am only one, just like every sailor on the Belgrano was only one. I wonder how many children Thatcher deprived a father or a mother….



    I wonder how longer Scotland can be manipulated to the benefit of cheats over law abiding individuals and companies….



    I wonder who speaks with sincerity and integrity any more….



    Celtic PLC ?….

  22. AWE NAW



    Ah now you are looking into your chrystal ball.


    Don’t give them any ideas:)





  23. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Makes you wonder if a letter from Glibby and some succulent corned beef sandwiches are ALL that was on offer. Doesn’t seem very much does it?

  24. Fred Quimby:



    I think you should maybe re-read my post again with an open mind and without the angst!



    I was not deriding your post like you did mine, but hey, don’t worry about it, I’m easy.

  25. Kitalba



    Your words do you credit.


    Your heart is in the right place.


    That is all we can hope for, that’s all we can do.


    We can only try to be good people……that’s my only hope, for humanity and compassion…..except for sevco, they don’t count:)


    And btw…when I storm the SFA bastille, I hope you will be by my side:)




  26. I see one time Thompson Twin Alfie Pastry is back this time operating under the nom de plume Fred Quimby.



    Oh joy.



    Am away out.




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