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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 18/6/2012 7:38:58 PM   
boaby

 

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So "Club 12" and Celtic aren't at home on the day... so either the fixtures were drawn donks ago and there was just a name change, or even post-liquidation Club 12 are imagined to be some club based in Glasgow.

Motherwell have released a statement suggesting they're lubed up and ready take it up the hoop.

I've not got a clue how this is going to play out. Worrying in itself as this should be cut and dried. Doesn't help having all and sundry in the media talking as though they still exist.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 19/6/2012 12:33:50 PM   
ChickMagnet

 

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But to give a bit of an up for people like me n Boaby, the SPL are preparing to go in dry on whatever's left of Club 12 after the vote takes place.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18496571

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 19/6/2012 3:00:17 PM   
boaby

 

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Shennanigans afoot at Pittodrie.

4 board member leaving, including Martin Gilbert. He represented Aberdeen Asset Management on the board, they and Milne between them hold the vast majority of shares. AAM, according to STV's man up north are to transfer their shares to "other individuals".

Another of the 4 was the fans' rep. on the board.

Willie Miller is also leaving. He was Director for Football development - yoof basically. Hugh Little was our Director of Football. Not anymore. Looks like no-one on the board now in charge of actual football. Weird.

We also have a new chief executive - oops: Esecutive Vice Chairman - called Yule. He made money in oil apparently, won awards and stuff too. Chair of Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

No reasons have been given for this boardroom clearout. Unsettling. Not that they were much use. This is all very muddy still. Don't like it.



Walter Smith walks away again.

< Message edited by boaby -- 19/6/2012 3:21:37 PM >


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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 19/6/2012 4:25:25 PM   
Chief


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quote:

ORIGINAL: boaby

Shennanigans afoot at Pittodrie.

4 board member leaving, including Martin Gilbert. He represented Aberdeen Asset Management on the board, they and Milne between them hold the vast majority of shares. AAM, according to STV's man up north are to transfer their shares to "other individuals".

Another of the 4 was the fans' rep. on the board.

Willie Miller is also leaving. He was Director for Football development - yoof basically. Hugh Little was our Director of Football. Not anymore. Looks like no-one on the board now in charge of actual football. Weird.

We also have a new chief executive - oops: Esecutive Vice Chairman - called Yule. He made money in oil apparently, won awards and stuff too. Chair of Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

No reasons have been given for this boardroom clearout. Unsettling. Not that they were much use. This is all very muddy still. Don't like it.



Maybe they're the next crowd to get done over EBT's and are getting out of Dodge before the taxman catches them.

Is there a fingers crossed smilie?

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 19/6/2012 5:30:32 PM   
boaby

 

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There's no stench of financial jiggerypokery as far as I can see. If there was cheating then managing to be this crap for this long is a feat in itself.

There had been murmurings for months about changes at board level. Wasn't expecting AAM to duck out - they have more shares than Milne.

There was a meeting between the 10 of the 11 SPL clubs, i.e. not Celtic, at Gleneagles at the weekend. If it was made clear that enough were willing to deny entry to whichever joke outfit deciding to base itself at Ibrox then that may have speeded it up. I've no idea, random speculation.

It has been suggested that this restructuring/streamlining/jargontastico is to better prepare the club for a post-OF environment. Hope so.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 19/6/2012 6:15:29 PM   
boaby

 

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Milne trying desperately to say nothing of significance to STV and instead sounding worryingly non-hostile towards a newco.

This is getting concerning.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 20/6/2012 12:05:16 AM   
Qwerty Norris


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief


quote:

ORIGINAL: boaby

Shennanigans afoot at Pittodrie.

4 board member leaving, including Martin Gilbert. He represented Aberdeen Asset Management on the board, they and Milne between them hold the vast majority of shares. AAM, according to STV's man up north are to transfer their shares to "other individuals".

Another of the 4 was the fans' rep. on the board.

Willie Miller is also leaving. He was Director for Football development - yoof basically. Hugh Little was our Director of Football. Not anymore. Looks like no-one on the board now in charge of actual football. Weird.

We also have a new chief executive - oops: Esecutive Vice Chairman - called Yule. He made money in oil apparently, won awards and stuff too. Chair of Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

No reasons have been given for this boardroom clearout. Unsettling. Not that they were much use. This is all very muddy still. Don't like it.



Maybe they're the next crowd to get done over EBT's and are getting out of Dodge before the taxman catches them.

Is there a fingers crossed smilie?


Doubtful. I'd say maybe more a sign of mass protest from former board members after Milne privately insisted that a newco had to be allowed back in?

I hope I'm wrong.

The 4th July will either be the day scottish football starts fighting back (all being an uphill battle) or it rips itself apart to the point of no repair.

I'm genuinely nervous over the outcome.

Maybe I should start thinking about a Spartans season ticket?




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Qwerty's Top 10 of 2013 (so far)

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. No
3. A Hijacking
4. Behind the Candelabra
5. In The Fog
6. Good Vibrations
7. McCullin
8. Beyond the Hills
9. The Place Beyond the Pines
10. Wreck-it Ralph

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 20/6/2012 1:17:29 PM   
London Calling


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Apparently the newco's financial position is 'very challenging' and have read a few rumours that they could head down the insolvency route themselves. And this before they've done a single thing.

I hope the chairmen are aware of the precarious situation. Do they really want to admit a club which may be unable to fulfil its fixtures within weeks?

To be in this position in the first place is ridiculous. Dundee seemingly had their application in begore 31st March - they should be admitted now.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 20/6/2012 9:28:08 PM   
big dawg


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Ths is the speil that's doin the rounds....


Zeus have offered Walter's consortium half the club for ÂŁ8m. King flew over to represent the group and say "no, thanks." Both Zeus and Green know they cannot finance the club going forward. Green's plans for X level of investment haven't panned out and he accepts he'll have to sell.

A major problem is Lloyds. They are refusing to provide banking/overdraft facilities and as yet, newco have no bank willing to support them, hence King's 'immediate' need for investment. With no bank and no investment the newco will go into admin. All parties know this. And more will move in this next 24 hours.

On top of that, I understand there are other and much more complex banking complications involving the Green Rangers operation which should become public within the next 24 hours.

It will be a bombshell!

And it will shake Charles Green's reputation as a businessman and also raise a huge question mark about his investment bankers, Zeus Capital and their two stooges on the Rangers board, to protect the Manchester investment, Imran Ahmad and Brian Stockbridge. It is Zeus and their reputation for probity that's on the line. They are the paymasters behind Charles Green's get-rich-quick scheme to rape Rangers. But they will now have to balance any marginal profit their bank may make against the terrible damage which could be caused to its reputation through being associated with Charles Green.

When the story about all of the banking complications surrounding the Green Rangers breaks, then the Walter Smith led consortium's statements will be seen in a different light.



They're not goin to be an SPL club next season, I honestly think they'll be lucky to get any votes, no matter what the papers are reporting. The great and good of Scottish football will try and sort something out to fast track them back in but there wont be a Rangers of any sorts kicking off their season at RP in August.

Happy days

< Message edited by big dawg -- 20/6/2012 9:30:27 PM >


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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2012/2013 - 21/6/2012 9:37:43 AM   
Chief


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I heard on the radio that there's some other bid of Ł11m come in from somewhere.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 21/6/2012 3:02:18 PM   
Qwerty Norris


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quote:

ORIGINAL: London Calling


On the line for around Ł600,000 in lost revenue if the TV deal takes a heavy hit with no Rangers in the SPL, money – including the Ł800,000 Rangers owe them for Lee Wallace – will dictate their attitude. Hence director Sergejus Fedotovas’ take: “Justice is very important but lessons learned are more valuable. Scottish football should not put all focus on the punishment.”
How they might vote: Certain to back a Rangers return.



The latest statement from Mr Romanov on the Hearts website today pretty much suggests both my clubs position to the newco vote and the fact that Andrew Smith was talking absolute rubbish.


Mr Romanov, who has been consistent in his views since investing in Scottish football in 2005, said:

"The opinion of Heart of Midlothian FC in regards to the current situation of Scottish football is clear and robust.

"The football mafia represented by former owners of Rangers FC and Rupert Murdoch's media are to blame for some of the worst problems to hit Scottish football and must not be allowed back in under any circumstances.

"As regards the club itself, we can only express our deepest condolences to its supporters, who have been lied to for so many years.

"It had to happen sooner or later. Victories were achieved not by sporting merits, but through slander, conspiracies amongst players and their poaching via third parties, unfair pressuring of referees, who in themselves are as valuable to the fabric of football as the football stars themselves.

"All of this brought hollow victories and destroyed football. We can also mention the attempts to eliminate Hearts with the help of the tax petitions, through false accusations and threats to revoke the club license. There is a saying about digging a grave for someone: you get it for yourself …

"Without these people football will become cleaner and stronger. Without Murdoch the whole of society will improve, in particular sport and culture.

"Supporters deserve a new beginning and have to accept the fact that their club has to start from the lower league, keeping order in the SPL and without creating unfair competition with other clubs.

"As regards the pitiful state of Scottish football finances, a lot of the blame should be placed at the doors of Murdoch's media. They pay huge sums to English clubs, whilst in Scotland, where football is better supported per capita than anywhere else in Europe and there are more cable or Sky subscribers per capita than in England, clubs receive peanuts for their broadcasting rights.

"At the very least this is discrimination and protectionism for the English football product, which at the same time stunts the development of the game in Scotland, that is regarded as the cradle of football.

"I feel that it is absolutely realistic to create a company that would bring to Scottish clubs at least the same broadcasting income, and even grow it by 50-100% over the next two to three years. This company should be in the hands of Scottish clubs and work with those who want to earn money the honest way, instead of conducting business the Murdoch way.

"They have lived beyond law and all morals, and should now be declared beyond the pale. A society that allows the destruction of integrity in sport, which is a crucial part of Scottish culture, is destroying itself - and all for the benefit of a media aborigine."


Obviously a bit hysterical, but you get the jist of it.

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Qwerty's Top 10 of 2013 (so far)

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. No
3. A Hijacking
4. Behind the Candelabra
5. In The Fog
6. Good Vibrations
7. McCullin
8. Beyond the Hills
9. The Place Beyond the Pines
10. Wreck-it Ralph

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 21/6/2012 3:09:12 PM   
London Calling


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Well in Vlad.

Motherwell to let supporters and shareholders decide (and make a handy few quid in the process no doubt):

http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2012/06/21/well-society-to-vote-on-newco-rangers/

The board of Motherwell FC met yesterday to discuss the vote by SPL member clubs on the question of the admission of a successor club or ‘Newco’ Rangers FC into the SPL.
The current board of Motherwell FC are not the owners of the club but are the trustees of the majority shareholding as we transition towards a fan-ownership model through the successfully launched ‘Well Society.
We are very conscious of our duties as directors to protect the financial interests of our club. The decision making on ‘Newco’ is rendered extremely difficult by the complexity of the potential scenarios and the uncertainty around the likely financial implications of all of them.
We are increasingly of the view that the uncertainties around the financial implications are substantial and negative under all likely scenarios. This is a matter of extreme regret for our club given all the work being undertaken on a strategy to help us grow sustainably as a community and family based club owned and run by our fans.
At a time we should be enjoying the club’s success on the park and development off it, we face a grave threat to the viability of our sport and our club through no fault of our own.
It is our view that in the face of this we will be best placed if we live by the spirit of the model we are seeking to achieve. We believe it is mission critical that we both listen, and are seen to have listened, to the views of our members and shareholders on whom our club relies now and for the future. Under all scenarios we need to come together as a club to see this situation through.
We will therefore hold a ballot of adult ‘Well Society Members and the small number of existing minority shareholders who have yet to join the society, on a ‘one member/shareholder-one vote’ basis. The results of the ballot will be independently audited and will be used to determine which way the club votes on 4th July.
The results of the ballot will be independently audited and will be used to determine which way the club votes on 4th July.
Ownership in any business has to mean making decisions and then dealing with the outcome. The timing for administering a ballot is not ideal, given the constraints we face but we believe it can be achieved and underpins the way we want our club to be run. Given that Society members have already parted with their cash with the purpose of having a say in the future running of the club, we believe using this group is the most practical and sustainable way for us to proceed. The final date for votes cast will be Friday 29th June 2012. All existing members can vote. Anyone joining between now and the date of the ballot will be required to pay in full to secure a vote.
An impartial guidance document on the likely risks to club finances of each outcome will be supplied as part of the information Society members will receive in order to vote. This will be our assessment based on the information available to us at this time. In reality this analysis will never be perfect as it relies on estimates which change daily.
We look to all our members, shareholders and supporters to stand behind the club at such a pressured time for all. Motherwell fans have never been found wanting and we have to ask for their loyalty and support once again.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 21/6/2012 3:51:04 PM   
Spaldron


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quote:

ORIGINAL: London Calling

Well in Vlad.

Motherwell to let supporters and shareholders decide (and make a handy few quid in the process no doubt):

http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2012/06/21/well-society-to-vote-on-newco-rangers/

The board of Motherwell FC met yesterday to discuss the vote by SPL member clubs on the question of the admission of a successor club or ‘Newco’ Rangers FC into the SPL.
The current board of Motherwell FC are not the owners of the club but are the trustees of the majority shareholding as we transition towards a fan-ownership model through the successfully launched ‘Well Society.
We are very conscious of our duties as directors to protect the financial interests of our club. The decision making on ‘Newco’ is rendered extremely difficult by the complexity of the potential scenarios and the uncertainty around the likely financial implications of all of them.
We are increasingly of the view that the uncertainties around the financial implications are substantial and negative under all likely scenarios. This is a matter of extreme regret for our club given all the work being undertaken on a strategy to help us grow sustainably as a community and family based club owned and run by our fans.
At a time we should be enjoying the club’s success on the park and development off it, we face a grave threat to the viability of our sport and our club through no fault of our own.
It is our view that in the face of this we will be best placed if we live by the spirit of the model we are seeking to achieve. We believe it is mission critical that we both listen, and are seen to have listened, to the views of our members and shareholders on whom our club relies now and for the future. Under all scenarios we need to come together as a club to see this situation through.
We will therefore hold a ballot of adult ‘Well Society Members and the small number of existing minority shareholders who have yet to join the society, on a ‘one member/shareholder-one vote’ basis. The results of the ballot will be independently audited and will be used to determine which way the club votes on 4th July.
The results of the ballot will be independently audited and will be used to determine which way the club votes on 4th July.
Ownership in any business has to mean making decisions and then dealing with the outcome. The timing for administering a ballot is not ideal, given the constraints we face but we believe it can be achieved and underpins the way we want our club to be run. Given that Society members have already parted with their cash with the purpose of having a say in the future running of the club, we believe using this group is the most practical and sustainable way for us to proceed. The final date for votes cast will be Friday 29th June 2012. All existing members can vote. Anyone joining between now and the date of the ballot will be required to pay in full to secure a vote.
An impartial guidance document on the likely risks to club finances of each outcome will be supplied as part of the information Society members will receive in order to vote. This will be our assessment based on the information available to us at this time. In reality this analysis will never be perfect as it relies on estimates which change daily.
We look to all our members, shareholders and supporters to stand behind the club at such a pressured time for all. Motherwell fans have never been found wanting and we have to ask for their loyalty and support once again.


You couldn't make it up.

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And I looked and behold, a pale horse
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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 21/6/2012 4:52:52 PM   
boaby

 

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Teddy Scott died today. He worked for the Dons for 49 years as player, trainer, coach and kitman. Mr. Aberdeen. He retired in 2003. Probably never see the like again. Gutted.

There's very little that's tangible that remains of the club I loved as a lad. Just the stadium really. And soon there won't even be that. The new place is bound to smell wrong, if I ever set foot in it.

Properly melancholic today.


Mad Vlad raised a smile like.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 21/6/2012 8:00:52 PM   
big dawg


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Well said Vlad, and even Motherwell seem to be doing something right. I wouldnt entirely trust letting the fans make the decision but at least they're listenng. Better than our total bell-end of a chairman, basically saying, "fuck you Killie fans, I want the OF dollar, specifically the Hun dollar!!"....and we wonder why we get the "mini-hun" jibes. I'd like to state that his view are in no way indicative of the Kilmarnock supports

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 21/6/2012 9:48:11 PM   
boaby

 

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The pikeys have said no to newco.

Ace.

'mon Milne, ye timrous wee beastie, grow a set.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 22/6/2012 10:36:23 AM   
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18539483

3 down, 2 to go.

Tick tock...

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 22/6/2012 3:31:53 PM   
boaby

 

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Milne's a wee scrote. No idea fit's in the man's heid.

Spence isn't the sort to just prattle off some half-truth for sake of a headline - he's nae Chick Young.

He must have thought his source spoke with the authority of the AFC board before saying publicly that AFC were voting against.

Then Milne says "hud on minity, dinna ken yet."

The man's a fud.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 24/6/2012 6:36:11 PM   
big dawg


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Well it looks like we're now "consulting" the fans. Huzzah! Prob wont make much difference now as I can't see them getting the 7 votes they need to get in anyhoo, so it'll be the SFL's problem now. I wish they'd just show somw dignity and go down to Div 3 and start again.

Naisy and Whttaker away...quite right. I dont think Green has a leg to stand on when he says they're in breach of contract

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 24/6/2012 10:21:44 PM   
London Calling


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Hibs confirm No vote:

http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/20120624/club-statement_2262950_2821039

Club Statement

24 Jun 2012
Hibernian FC Board confirms voting intentions

Following a meeting of its Board of Directors, Hibernian FC confirmed that the Club will vote against the transfer of the Rangers share in the SPL to a newco at the General Meeting of SPL clubs on 4 July 2012. This re-affirms the view of the Board that the sporting integrity of the SPL is of paramount importance.

The Board is also acutely aware that in making this decision, Hibernian - like other clubs in the SPL - will suffer collateral financial damage at a time of severe economic hardship and uncertainty. The Board believes it is time for all fair minded supporters to get behind their clubs and to contribute in whatever way they can to the viability of the professional game in Scotland.


Inverness to confirm No tomorrow apparently.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 25/6/2012 3:14:10 PM   
London Calling


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Inverness confirmation:

http://sport.stv.tv/football/clubs/inverness/107843-inverness-ct-become-latest-club-to-say-no-to-newco-in-spl-meeting/

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have become the fourth SPL club to confirm it will vote against a newco assuming Rangers membership in the league.

The Highland side will vote no to the proposal at the SPL general meeting on July 4.

Club chairman Kenny Cameron made the decision after listening to fans of the team, and said that supporter pressure helped him to come to the decision.

Mr Cameron said: "It is fair to say that in excess of 95 per cent of them raised the issue of sporting integrity as the reason why they don't want the newco to be admitted and had not yet renewed their season tickets.

"Financially, we examined the various scenarios and, frankly, none of them were positive for our club, it is extremely disappointing to be adversely affected by something not of our doing, unfortunately this is a similar situation for the rest of the clubs in SPL.

"We have also been contacted by supporters of various other SPL clubs, saying they would not be back to Inverness if we did not accept that sporting integrity was what mattered, but this is something that we had already considered and it is not only the integrity of the SPL that is at stake but the integrity of Scottish football.

"It is quite clear, that supporter opinion in Scotland overwhelming supports that view. Supporters are the life blood of any club and we would have been foolish not take on board their opinions on this matter, they are our customers and any business that ignores the views of it customers does so at its peril.”

The chairman went on to say that a "substantial amount" for Caley Thistle fans had withheld their money from buying season tickets and has now called on the fanbase to put their money into the club after their wishes were heard.

Mr Cameron said it was time to rally round and help Inverness for the season ahead.

He added: "We have listened to all our customers and taken the decision and we now look forward to their support going forward.

"Our sympathies go to the many small businesses in and around Glasgow who have or will suffer through no fault of their own and the Rangers supporters who are not to blame for their club's difficulties but have also found themselves out of pocket through the actions of others.

"We would be in a completely untenable position, financially and morally, if we defied the overwhelming demand of our own paying customers who are, after all, what Caley Thistle are all about.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 25/6/2012 3:28:47 PM   
emogeek


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80% there

On a seperate note, looks like the police will be investigating Whyte's takeover....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18582965

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 25/6/2012 4:11:46 PM   
big dawg


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In news that will delight boaby.....Aberdeen have apparently confirmed they'll hammer the final nail in "The" Rangers coffin

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 25/6/2012 4:12:43 PM   
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Aberdeen deliver the death blow

Aberdeen Football Club has stated that the acceptance or otherwise of a 'NewCo' Rangers into the SPL is only one of a number of issues facing clubs in Scotland over the forthcoming period.

Pittodrie Chairman Stewart Milne commented, "As we indicated two weeks ago there are many matters that have to be resolved regarding Rangers. Traditionally we have preferred not to make public our voting intentions, but in light of the level of interest and the fact other clubs have chosen to show their hand, on this occasion I can confirm it is our intention to oppose readmission to the SPL for any Rangers NewCo. If readmission were to be refused, we believe the appropriate course of action would be for Rangers NewCo to apply for membership to the SFA and to submit an application for admission to the SFL.

"One of our major objectives has to be to work with everyone concerned to ensure that the commercial challenges that this case has and will continue to cause can be mitigated as far as they possibly can so that sporting integrity can be the overriding factor.

"Reorganisation of the game is a priority and is something we have been actively involved in for a long time, but it is not something that should be rushed through just to deal specifically with one club.

"As we have indicated there are a number of other areas that we feel need to be addressed openly in the coming period if Scottish football fans are to feel that their views have been properly taken into account."

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 25/6/2012 4:28:25 PM   
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Bwahahahahaha.

Happy days.

The rats choosing not to abandon one sinking ship for another, the cops being telt to hae a poke roon' and then Aiberdeen peeking under the coffin lid and bellowing a "get it right roon' ye, ye d!cks" before piling in the final nail.

A beautiful day.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 25/6/2012 6:35:31 PM   
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Sky reporting that St Johnstone are saying no as well...

http://youtu.be/gMxkMy9JvXI

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 25/6/2012 10:31:05 PM   
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... and now Chic Young is leaving the beeb!

Awesomeness.

boaby has looooooooooved this Monday.

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 26/6/2012 12:15:17 AM   
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ORIGINAL: boaby





Bwahahahahaha.

Happy days.

The rats choosing not to abandon one sinking ship for another, the cops being telt to hae a poke roon' and then Aiberdeen peeking under the coffin lid and bellowing a "get it right roon' ye, ye d!cks" before piling in the final nail.

A beautiful day.


Ye of little faith Boaby!

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 26/6/2012 11:13:30 AM   
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Statement from Raith Rovers:

Raith Rovers FC continues to closely monitor developments in the saga of who will replace the liquidated Rangers within Scottish football.
As proud members of the Scottish Football League, we may soon be called upon to consider proposals for the way forward not only in relation to any vacancy that may arise in our league but also in respect of the future construction of the game in Scotland.
Whilst we retain an open mind on the subject of league reconstruction, and will carefully consider any proposal put to us by the SFL board in this regard, the board of directors of Raith Rovers FC is unanimous in its view that we shall certainly not cast our vote in favour of any integrated plan that in our view compromises sporting integrity by involving the admission of any ‘Newco’ directly into Division One.


Will the authorities who are scrambling around trying to find a 'compromise' that nobody wants ever get the message?

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RE: The Scottish Football Thread 2009/2010 - 27/6/2012 7:56:41 AM   
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http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/raith-to-vote-no-to-newco.17985342

He's quite right about the 'problem' being punted onto the SFL clubs.

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