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. Fred Quimby



    That’s the same hateful comment you used when you were Alfie Noakes.


    Away ye go ya muppet.


    Scrooge has got nothing on you.

  2. The board has spoken children.


    Now just behave yourselves or its bedtime and no supper.



  3. West End of East End on

    Awe Naw – I think you’re getting your posters mixed up ! The eejits as you called them are taking there self away from here because the gestapo types are coming in daily, dropping their perceptions as gospel then leaving. Auldhied refuted everything Neg2 said and has done so on many occasions, point by point. I don’t see him responding, the next time he drops in it’s with the same rhetoric and out again. No discussion.



    The problem with scroll by is that it becomes more and more frequent….

  4. TBJ





    You might be happy about paying a fine from your ST money that could be spent on better players or services, but I’m not.



    Apart from the safety aspect, those responsible show total disregard for their fellow fans and the club whom they put themselves above at no cost to themselves. Perhaps footing the bill will concentrate minds.



    And lets not bring in whataboutery in this case that’s the language of the dark side.



    Hopefully the threat will be enough to encourage the folks responsible to act responsibly.


    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/milnes-prompt-for-aberdeen-fans/comment-page-6/#comment-2738749

  5. West End of East End on

    Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 17th December 2015 8:54 pm



    West End Res 12 should have been the clubs job.



    No disagreement from me there and on some of the other points the Club should be standing up and being counted, I’m not a happy clapper where the board are concerned but I don’t blame them for every decision made in Scottish football as some on here do…

  6. mike in toronto on

    Some bad news and some good news ….



    the bad news… I have finally joined the CQN predictor!



    the good news …. I am so confidient of winning, that, like Paddy Power, I will agree to take half my winnings now, rather than waiting for the inevitable outcome. :)



    this gambling thing is fun … I dont know why I haven’t done it before!

  7. West End of East End on

    quonno on 17th December 2015 8:28 pm



    West End of East End on 17th December 2015 8:25 pm



    I shouldn’t drink on a school night but this place drives you to it at times…



    Any excuse. But does your mammy know?





    Thought you were better than that…..

  8. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Looking forward to the quiz CRC, another example of why you’re such an asset to this blog.


    Well done.



    PS you have my email addy if you want to help out someone who traditionally does crap in the quiz night

  9. We would be as well laughing while we can…because when ra berrrz are back next season, there will be hell on earth.


    Full scale bigotry assault.


    It will be like a re-run of the Gordon Riots in 1780.


    Same mob:)




  10. Went away for an hour there and I’ve come back to a Blog with red trimmings. Christmas decos I assume?

  11. West End of East End on

    weeminger – If you’re on twitter have a look at James Doleman, he’s making fun of tin foil heed….

  12. tonydonnelly67 @ 9.30 am




    “I’ve had a tough year this year, and at this time of the year it’s not nice to be going at each other’s throats, so I’m calling a Christmas amnesty for all in here. Cept. For the lurking Huns in here, you can GIRFUYs”



    No problem TD we will see how it plays out and what you think then.








    Awe_Naw @11.05 am




     No one has had the guts to officially proclaim them the same club – not the SFA, not the SPFL and, unless I missed it, Celtic have not said so either.






    “Really !!! after the kids got booted out this season if Sevco came back up – without consultation or fore warning


    Such a decision (i.e to marginalise our attending children and I suppose alienate their parents/guardians) is not made lightly. It also reinforces the concept of A RETURN to Old Firm pricing. I.e a better product, a chance to make more instantaneous money rather than develop a relationship with those children. The return of Sevco and the bigot pound that it generates is considered far more important than our children. Then 6 months later when urged at the AGM to address this issue we are told that it will be reviewed.


    I deduce lots from this stance and it is not good with the caveat that if this has been done to let the outside world think that the plc is going along with Old Firm reincarnation but somewhere along the line they will pull a rabbit out the bag. If you believes this then IMHO (honest and humble) then you are hanging on for nothing.”





    It is circumstantial evidence that they will be prepared to resume a level of economic cooperation with the Ibrox clumpany when their new team appears in the top division and they will do so because they will believe, probably accurately IMO, that there is a strong appetite in our support to obtain a substantial ticket allocation for our first ever Ibrox fixture against this club. However many of us who are or were entitled to seek an Ibrox ticket pre-2012 who would choose to boycott this fixture will be replaced by 5 times our number willing to step into our shoes.


    What the reciprocal ticket bendover will show is a (rare) willingness to look out for the demands of our fans. What it most definitely NOT is proof that our club will treat them as and call them the same club. They MAY, in future, be prepared to go to that length but they have NOT done so thus far.

  13. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Auldheid these players we could sign with the fines can I ask who in non league football you have in mind? Cause let’s be honest that’s what you’d get for all the fines in recent seasons.



    BTW I have no issue with puris being banned in the stands as the ignighted flares are an obvious danger but for me the smoke ones are a different issues as even the club use them to celebrate lifting the SPFL trophy eye and if there were safety issues re the smoke why do the club use them as they can’t control the direction of the wind.

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

    Don’t get me wrong guys – them fireworks are dangerous. ( used to play chap door runaway sticking a banger in a dog do on someone doorstep so im not in a position to be over critical )



    But to me there should be priorities and flags banners and fireworks are way down the list compared to cheating fraud vandalism and assault

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

    Mike in Toronto- Your LMS6 winning cheque is in the post



    EddieinKirkMichael- emailed answers to you, hope my cheque is in the post?



    Now to write the questions :-)







  16. TBJ



    You will be tagged a Marxist Malcontent with comments like that.


    You should know better:)




  17. saint stivs canny join LMS6.



    Timing is everything,




    I need to keep James Forrests agent locked under my stairs till his existing contract runs out, or Peter the heater , panics and pushes him out the door in January.



    saves the anto 1.



    you havnt seen me, right.

  18. a light insanity on

    The board’s ability to make statements about fans in Turkey contrasts with their ability to make comments on the attacks on free speech last week, etcettttttttrrrrraaa. I know we live in an imperfect world/land but jeezo just give an indication that we are not in a club led by “b”ank(i)ers.

  19. eddieinkirkmichael on

    CRC will try and meet you at some point on sat, I’m doing bucket collection so prob can’t make CQN corner.



    Never lasted the full month off the drink, bought a bottle tonight to ease weary limbs but will have a donation for wee Shay when I see you. Any plans for a drink after game on sat?

  20. mike in toronto on

    SFTB …. I could be mistaken, but I thought the Celtic website referred to them as Rangers … not The Rangers.

  21. A Light Insanity



    They never had anything to say about Celtic fans being violently attacked by Ajax Nazi’s in the Gallowgate though.


    Strange eh.





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

    eddieinkirkmichael on 17th December 2015 9:47 pm



    Think I will be in the Kerrydale bar after the game for one or two. Will confirm. Can you email me your mobile no. pls?



    Thank you for your support for Shay and indeed everybody on this fantastic blog,







  23. AULDHEID on 17TH DECEMBER 2015 9:44 PM


    An absolute must read from BRTH.








    for this is what supporters of all clubs but particularly Celtic are up against.



    Agree Auldheid.



    Makes depressing reading, but the current situation summed up perfectly by BRTH.




  24. CRC (just before I go)



    Think I saw somewhere that the Kerrydale isn’t open after Saturday’s games as it’s hired for a Party Night?



    Sleep tight all, and keep those entries coming….

  25. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    QUONNO on 17TH DECEMBER 2015 8:39 PM



    If sevco did surface, we would be playing sevco, not the oldco corpses / zombies …….when sevco are deed, however, the meeja etc will bring in ANOTHER tribute act and the vicious circle continues to weave it ‘s tale of lies and deceit…….the only costant is the gullible peepul…..yawn…!!!!

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

    Feck, BRTH blog posts are as long as James Forrests, Need to be broken up into episodes and issued weekly :-)



    Will read the second half tomorrow :-)







  27. Mike in Toronto



    My recollection was that a Youth Final at CP was advertised as such but, like the LC semi-final in February, it was advertising a competition organised by another party. Using the name Rangers rather than Rangers IL or Sevco is not the red line for me. That is a bit of frivolous nonsense that we can indulge in to our heart’ content. The club has to be a bit more douce and buttoned-up in the way it describes things.

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




    Not yet. Did you get my text today?







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




    No you didn’t, as I sent it to the wrong T! Doh! :-)







  30. a light insanity…



    Not that I agree with the use of flares that can endanger supporters, especially with breathing difficulties.



    I find the board only make statements when hit in the pocket and pander to some supporters that are too quick to herald them for doing so.



    Whilst as other have said…turn a blind eye to the hypocrisy that has been going on for years by a deid club/new club.



    They are out of touch with the fan base… You only have to look at the board…uppity self serving *******

  31. Don’t want to offend but surely some really inane and


    daft posts tonight…..differentiating between incendiary devices……recent events in Paris…. and you want to quibble about levels of danger….