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. Weeminger-thanks for reply,they are borrowing more money,when they are incapable of paying existing loans,does this not matter. ?

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    I disagree. The eejits are leaving.



    This is what happens when you truck with someones rigid beief system.



    The revisionism required to deny the truth is prevalent ..very prevalent on this very thread. Sponsored by Paul67 and CQN. Very sad and very hunnish. Shockingly so



    But hey ho …that is what we have become.



    Btw it is not a surprise to me.



    It was always so it is just being exposed.




  3. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    Shirley roman abramovic had an eye for quality staff and will recognise Mark as the man to lead the team from London



    Diego Costa will get punted for £40m and warbo will swoop for waghorn at £10m



    He will bring the boy crooks in and yon other non league players he had identified .



    Of course he will Loan terry and ramirez to govan.

  4. Bada,



    Noooooo. The media made the simple lie and the explayers joined in, it snowballed and became the ‘truth’.



    Unless I’m reading it wrong which has been known :D




  5. Shortbread’s main story is John McGinn having a red card rescinded….I think we know where this is going…Level 5 will have the rags all over it tomorrow

  6. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    what happened to chelsea this year ?what happened to aberdeen – thought they could really push us – you never know what relationships are like behind closed doors



    stick at it corkcelt – I know I’m not your cup of tea but you’ve always got celtic at heart and a quality socialist to boot if you don’t mind me saying.

  7. Bmcuwp @6.14.


    Hi ya Boaby.


    All gear looks well on me…..there just has to be enough of it lol.


    We fight the bit out on here but there’s not a day that goes past that some gem isn’t uncovered. We all have our foibles but with the exception of the obvious trolls we are all united in our love for the famous Glasgow Celtic. You know better than most when you meet people face to face at the hoots/cqn corner et al there is not a better bunch of people. Marys Meals, support for those less fortunate the wee shay appeal define us and attest to that fact.



  8. *** LAST MAN STANDING 6 ***



    Delighted that the numbers continue to creep up and we are now sitting at 66 competitors. Personally, it drives me up the wall that so long after the event we are still bombarded with references to what happened in 1966. Can they no just give it a rest. So, a plea from the heart for one of you out there to move us on to 67. Just drop us a ‘can I play, please’ email to cqnpredictor@gmail.com .



    And remember our Christmas Bonus deal. If we get to 67 we’ll be doing a draw and one of the existing entrants will get anotherr free one for a friend or family member -or you could use one of your other blog monikers ;-)



    Entries close at midnight on Friday. Dead easy to play – just pick 1 team to win each week* – and most importantly more funds raised to help Wee Shay.









    * – full rules available on request ;-)








    Despite its statistical improbability,I’ve yet to meet a CQNer that I didnae like. And a lot of that is simply because when all is said and done,we are all Celtic supporters.



    Of course,there are some on here whom I’ve not yet met who might even up the stats one day,but heyho…



    Looking forward to seeing you in the Aussie gear at Easter. You’ll be the Belle of the Ball!!!!

  10. Surely all clubs should come out and say that the current ‘Rangers’ are not the cub that was liquidated and will be treated as such.

  11. the glorious balance sheet on

    Both Shortbread and STV pushing league expansion, wonder why.



    Anything to accommodate Sevco and bank the bigot pound.





    Smashing wee dig in your 646 post,very witty indeed.

  13. garygillespieshamstring on

    Maybe I am just thick or do not have the incisive legal brain of land, but could anyone explain to me what the point would be in a sporting organisation going to the bother of setting g up a tax avoidance scheme for its employees and deliberately concealing this if it did not give them a sporting advantage?

  14. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    GARYGILLESPIE. There arguement is it was never hidden it was disclosed every year in there accounts. H.H.






    Shirley roman abramovic had an eye for quality staff and will recognise Mark as the man to lead the team from London



    Diego Costa will get punted for £40m and warbo will swoop for waghorn at £10m










    Sprang to mind there.



    For whom the bell tolls… No man is an island……. It tolls for thee.



    That should be put on sdm’s headstone.





    Was that under the heading of ‘Illegal backhanders to help us deal wi Timmy’?

  17. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on




    Is this a side payment LMS6 bonus and has it been properly declared?



    Wait and see, we will get another 5 buses coming in at the same time and you’ll have to push for 88 :-)



    Wonder who will be last to register at 11.59 tomorrow night?



    Latest odds



    St Stivs Evens


    BT 3/1


    Catalpa 10/1


    Doc 25/1


    Kojo 100/1







  18. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    TBJ 5.36pm: Here wis me thinking he was already in the building game! Is that not what is said when we fail agai and again in Europe:)

  19. Bada – businesses refinance debt all the time. This loan seems unusual to me in that it had no set payment schedule. Just the whole sum to be repaid in full.

  20. Evening Timland from a coolish hun free mountain valley.




    Get yersel back on here.


    Negativity is just par for the course, you have always said scroll past if you don’t like the posts, in saying that you have to read them to know if you like them :-)






    So they have banned beards from the bigot dome.


    Dignity Timmy, dignity, you wouldn’t understand.


    Still it will restrict the amount of wags attending the bigot dome me thinks.

  21. CRC –



    Heard a wee rumour about the ole CQN Friday Night Quiz being resurrected. Can’t wait!



    Take it you have to be in the LMS clique to play though? ;-)



    Oh, and we’ve just hit 67…………..

  22. If 16 team league meant only one home game a year against THEM would this diminish PL and DD’s enthusiasm for THEIR return?

  23. mike in toronto on

    quonno … robbery! they could have hired and fired me for about a 1/10th of that amount, and been no worse off.

  24. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    I see some strategic planning has been taking place down ipox way…..



    Loaf : ” if you don’t get me 6 or 7 new / better players for next season, we will be straight back doon again next year…..



    Ming :” don’t worry about it…….I’ve ALREADY instructed my puppet meeja / SFA to restructure, to give us a better chance of staying up next season, cause yur no getting any new players. We have my expenses to cater for and THAT is the overriding priority, you silly banker….”



    Neither of them seem to realise that sevco are not going to survive this season…….

  25. So who recalls good old Imran Ahmad getting a fat fee for a short term loan?



    What if MA wasn’t of a mind to accept payment but you wanted make sure he looked the bad guy.



    Lodge funds knowing full well they won’t actually need paid.



    Just a theory.

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