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#61 OFFLINE   NEM

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:24 PM

That is fucking pathetic

 

 

Aye I know - Cormacks put more in in the past 6 months.......


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#62 OFFLINE   fine-n-dandy

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:45 PM

What difference does it make if they got relegated? They're back now and have won more trophies than us in that time.
It fucking sickens me that Hearts have now won the sc 8 times to our 7!
There are no trophies for not getting relegated.

Hibs even won the Scottish cup whilst in the championship & beating the Huns in doing so & managed to batter a few of their fans as well into the bargain.

I would happily have taken relegation for that day lol
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 03:57 PM

Hibs were great that day . Underlined what Ive always said about Sevco fans .utter cowards that talk a good fight but are the biggest shitebags about.
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:09 PM

To a large extent it's Milne's fault.

He threw fucktons of money at Aitken and Miller, and to a great extent Ebbe... with ever reducing return on investment. We were paying (for us) huge wages with little in the way of financial return.

In a desperate bid to halt the financial slide of the club, Milne went to the other extreme, and hired known alky Paterson with the mandate that he cut the wage bill... I forget the exact figure, maybe someone can dig it out... but it was by at least 60%, it might even have been 80%. Meaning all we were able to afford as replacements to outgoing players were lower league journeymen.

So our transfer policies were a direct result of initially giving a blank chequebook to untested managers in Miller and Aitken, who pished said money away, and culminating in turning the club into essentially a 1st Division team with the demand that Jakey Paterson slash wages, meaning we very nearly found ourselves relegated had it not been for the extremely good fortune that we finished above the worst Partick Thistle side in modern history. I believe they were relegated in two consecutive seasons... and they were the only team worse than us in 03-04.

Any other year and we'd have been down, no ifs ands, or buts.


So, classic

Milne given shit for backing managers in the same breath as NOT backing them

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 04:34 PM

Shite.  No cunt outside of Aberdeenshire had heard of the clown before he got involved with the dons.  Fast forward a few years and there's Stewart Milne hooses getting built all over the country.  Aberdeen FC have been very good for Stewart Milne.  Stewart Milne's been a fucking disaster for Aberdeen.

 

Kelt hit the nail on the head.

 

Anyone thanking that inept tcheuchter fuck needs their head looking

 

 

Goes without saying.

 

I'm the voice of reason. 

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 10:38 PM

Aye I know - Cormacks put more in in the past 6 months.......


How much has Cormack put in then over the past six months?

And as for your other point, Stewart Milne was was an established company well before he built the RDS. If as you are claiming that nae one had heard of him outside Aberdeenshire, just shows you how desperate the Donald's were to fuck off selling Aberdeen to a so called no mark nae bastard had heard of.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:57 AM

A training ground and £5million investment for starters
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:17 AM

True wrt hindsight, but we should have had foresight as well.

There was a total lack of due diligence with that appointment - he didn't just suddenly turn into a gambling, reckless booze-hound when he became our manager.

Indeed, when he was forced into a public statement, he admitted the situation had existed for "years".

People at Inverness (and in football more generally) must have known the situation, but chose to wash their hands by selling us a pup, rather than getting him help.

Duncan Shearer must have known fine well what was going on, over years.

No doubt the situation was behind why he suddenly went from supposedly signing a long term deal with caley, to suddenly being our boss.

And its a disgrace that football seems just to have left him to rot: he was still having very public drink problems very recently.

He was going to get the Dundee utd job previously but then Eddie Thompson apparently contacted killie chairman at the time who was a senior police chief.
He informed him about peles issues that were well known in inverness. And Thompson looked elsewhere

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:10 AM

How much has Cormack put in then over the past six months?

And as for your other point, Stewart Milne was was an established company well before he built the RDS. If as you are claiming that nae one had heard of him outside Aberdeenshire, just shows you how desperate the Donald's were to fuck off selling Aberdeen to a so called no mark nae bastard had heard of.

 

 

Over £9 million.

 

How many Stewart Milne hooses were being built outside of the North East pre 1994?


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:11 AM

He was going to get the Dundee utd job previously but then Eddie Thompson apparently contacted killie chairman at the time who was a senior police chief.
He informed him about peles issues that were well known in inverness. And Thompson looked elsewhere

 

 

Apparently Inverness were quite upfront about Pele's drink problem.  Milne and co thought they were bullshitting to put us off


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:59 AM

How much has Cormack put in then over the past six months?

And as for your other point, Stewart Milne was was an established company well before he built the RDS. If as you are claiming that nae one had heard of him outside Aberdeenshire, just shows you how desperate the Donald's were to fuck off selling Aberdeen to a so called no mark nae bastard had heard of.

 

Are you o the board or doing PR for Milne?


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:08 AM

If we win the Scottish Cup in 2020 Stuart Milne's legacy will be forgotten quicker than David Murray's ability to pay the tax bill...


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:11 AM

Over £9 million.

How many Stewart Milne hooses were being built outside of the North East pre 1994?

You think Aberdeen football club is responsible for Stewart Milne homes being built outside the north east?

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#74 OFFLINE   The Boofon

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:15 AM

You think Aberdeen football club is responsible for Stewart Milne homes being built outside the north east?

😂


Partly. Raised his profile significantly.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:36 AM

You think Aberdeen football club is responsible for Stewart Milne homes being built outside the north east?

 

The enhanced profile from being Aberdeen chairman certainly did him no harm.

 

 

You fucking wet wipe


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 11:18 AM

I wonder if taking his mop off sold him more houses
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 11:52 AM

shaved ape worships it the alter o milne. if thir twa fans it the opisite end eh the spectum its the shaved ape n miller..wans a foolhardy bastart thit wid die fir the club..n wans a cunt in replica shorts n socks thit disna like tae leave the hoose
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:31 PM

shaved ape worships it the alter o milne. if thir twa fans it the opisite end eh the spectum its the shaved ape n miller..wans a foolhardy bastart thit wid die fir the club..n wans a cunt in replica shorts n socks thit disna like tae leave the hoose


Can you translate this to Gaelic min so I can understand it? Am lost.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:02 PM

Interesting comment in the P&J article today.  Basically saying McInnes was his best decision, brought stability, pride, a cup  etc etc.  I dont particularly disagree with anything he says other than the inference that he (and his resultant impact) was the best we could hope for.  Not the worst.  We're a million miles from the noughties.  But there's an arguement to be had if his style achieved as much as we should have at the time.


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 02:22 PM

In the early years of Milne's involvement with the club, namely when executive vice-chairman and then the first years as chairman, we signed some excellent footballers, on good money.  It wasn't only Aberdeen FC that were spending alot of money on players, everyone was at it in the mid-90s.

 

For me, it would be very interesting to understand what proper football people think about Milne's attitude to running a football club in those early years.  Was he naive in trusting the managers too much and sanctioning money being chucked at the team?  In hindsight, this is the way it looked after what transpired, but it could also have gone the other way; the 1995 league cup win maybe papering over the cracks.  At face value, he backed his managers with cash during this time.  Any manager will tell you they love that.  And in the moment, we as fans revelled in the fact we could afford good players and be competitive.  Ultimately however, we weren't competitive.  The managers that were employed didn't manage their players effectively enough.  Was Milne to blame for the managers not doing their job?  There are alot of things that go on behind the scenes at football clubs that fans never get to know about.  For me, from what I can gather during this period, Milne was incredibly naive, and I think he came to realise this when he began employing Chief Executives.

 

This ultimately came to be a spectacular financial fall-out from this period in our history leading to years of gloom and mediocre footballers.  Some of the mediocre footballers that were lauded by younger generations of fans during the following years showed how far our star had fallen.

 

Other unscrupulous football chairmen have let their teams go bust and ran away rather than working to keep their clubs afloat so if there is one thing to be thankful to Stewart Milne for, it is for sticking around and making sure we didn't go bust.  But that's probably actually quite cynical; it's a bit like sailing on a cruise across the ocean and thanking the captain that he didn't crash into an iceberg.  So Stewarty, thanks for the memories, I've no doubt we'll go into choppy waters at some point with the yanks coming aboard, but ultimately I doubt you'll have any true positive legacy at this club among the loyal paying customers.


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#81 OFFLINE   Millertime

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 03:59 PM

Apparently Inverness were quite upfront about Pele's drink problem. Milne and co thought they were bullshitting to put us off


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:43 PM

Pahahahaajjaajaja

 

 

You having a stroke there pal?


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:28 PM

The enhanced profile from being Aberdeen chairman certainly did him no harm.


You fucking wet wipe


That I agree with. I lived right beside Old Trafford a number of years back and was surprised to see he secured sizable housing contracts near me at the time. His profile as Chairman certainly helped him and this is the crux of many fans' argument right there - while his personal fortune raised significantly, that change was inversely proportional and in stark contrast to the Club's.

I still haven't forgiven the Wig Wam Bam for Alex Miller's appointment. Absolutely horrific and it was NOT a popular choice at the time, for what was proved to be good reason.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:38 PM

I quite like the analogy of thanking the captain for not crashing your ship into an iceberg during and Atlantic crossing.

But to put that in perspective, you have to imagine that on your safe arrival in the US you discovered that a number of other ships crossing that same week had in fact hit icebergs on the way.

Including the huntanic which went down with all cunts on deck.

Ach well, shame.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:48 PM

Are you o the board or doing PR for Milne?


Nope just think some people are being unfairly critical of Milnes tenure.
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 10:24 AM

Nope just think some people are being unfairly critical of Milnes tenure.

 

Compared to whom ? Peter Lawell ? Dave King ? What did he actually do apart from keep us afloat ?


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:42 AM

Stewart Milne legacy lol
About as much good as David Murray’s legs I see
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 01:51 PM

His management of appointing/sacking managers has been 50/50, with the late 90s/early 2000s doing the most damage to the club's finances.

 

Bad Manager Appointments

Miller - Terrible, spunked money and we were gash

Ebbe - Bad with maybe one good season but did more harm than good to the debt spending money on foreign duds

Paterson - Terrible 

McGhee - 20/20 hindsight as a lot were happy when appointed but the guy didn't want to be here. Should have been sacked long before he was.

 

Good Manager Appointments

Hegarty - Helped us stay up as we were down the bottom for a lot of that season after Miller with some big name players too.

Calderwood - Good appointment, turned the club around but was kept on too long

Brown - Steadied a sinking ship after McGhee (we were on course to go down that year) but again kept on too long.

McInnes - Undoubtedly turned the club around and has done the best of the lot but again is he staying on too long?


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:04 PM

His management of appointing/sacking managers has been 50/50, with the late 90s/early 2000s doing the most damage to the club's finances.

Bad Manager Appointments
Miller - Terrible, spunked money and we were gash
Ebbe - Bad with maybe one good season but did more harm than good to the debt spending money on foreign duds
Paterson - Terrible
McGhee - 20/20 hindsight as a lot were happy when appointed but the guy didn't want to be here. Should have been sacked long before he was.

Good Manager Appointments
Hegarty - Helped us stay up as we were down the bottom for a lot of that season after Miller with some big name players too.
Calderwood - Good appointment, turned the club around but was kept on too long
Brown - Steadied a sinking ship after McGhee (we were on course to go down that year) but again kept on too long.
McInnes - Undoubtedly turned the club around and has done the best of the lot but again is he staying on too long?

You think we were gash under Miller lol. No point reading anything after that unless you mean Alex 11 men at the back Miller

Edited by fine-n-dandy, 29 November 2019 - 03:05 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:08 PM

You think we were gash under Miller lol. No point reading anything after that unless you mean Alex 11 men at the back Miller


Of course he meant Alex Miller. Milne wasn't chairman when God was manager.
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