Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!

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I guess the real question is what league will The The Rangers play in next season?

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Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
ianagain says:

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:40

Craigies solution if in doubt (or lying) in a document – just dont sign it. Simple but bet it works.

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/225113-ex-rangers-owner-craig-whyte-appeals-ticketus-177m-court-case/
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From that article:

“Ticketus stated it would not have entered into the agreement with Mr Whyte had it been aware of his previous business history”

Given all the relations and connections that have been exposed in this sordid tale does anyone else doubt the veracity of either or both of the parts of that statement? i.e. that they were not aware of his history or wouldn’t have entered the agreement anyway.


Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
iamacant says:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 23:47

smugas says:
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 23:41

On the fergie theme – I believe his auto biog indicated he was offered the Gers job three times in the 80′s and was answered the same way each time. To be fair as well as the signing policy he also specifically cited that he was being approached by ‘Rangers men’ without the knowledge of the present managerial incumbent (Greig and Wallace from memory) which didn’t sit well with him. Always was a man of vision and principle!
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He also had a board who knew how to run a football club (as a business) behind him and he trusted them, as did the board with Fergie. Pity we don’t have that nowadays but playing catchup throughout the 90′s didn’t help when a certain team weren’t being honest.
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The impact of Richard Donald and Chris Anderson on the fortunes of Aberdeen in the 80s shouldn’t be underestimated. Donald learned the hard way that you didn’t want to be in hock to the bank having had to break up the title winning team of the 1955 because the bank called in their overdraft. The Club was never in debt again until after his death. Chris Anderson was a real progressive thinker and his untimely demise due to motor neurone disease IMHO is the biggest reason that the Club didn’t manage to make it’s breaking of the duopoly a more permanent thing (like Porto who broke a Benfica/Sporting duopoly around the same time).

A real opportunity was missed and it may never come again.

Unfortunately, the board that followed under first Ian Donald (who managed to kill his fathers entire business empire in a few short years) and Stewart Milne (put your money where your mouth is man!) has taken the Club backwards rather than forwards and it make take us years yet to even get into the doldrums!


Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
rougvielovesthejungle says:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:54

Spot on Zero tolerance. Every so often the English media is just as blinkered as ours.

AFC were knocked out on away goals in the quarter finals of the European cup in 85 when his team was arguably at its peak too.

Back in era when Scottish fitba was “cleansed”!
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I remember all too well sitting in the Paddock as Johnny Ekstrom’s last minute 25-yarder sneaked in off Bryan Gunn’s left hand post 🙁

I honestly think we would have taken Barca in the semis given their porr record against Scottish teams 😉


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Time to Ditch the Geek Show
Also regarding McInnes, bear in mind that he turned down an offer from Sunderland this summer.  He would have had a handsome salary and transfer money to spend, but just didn’t fancy it.  As I said, no daft.  


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HOMUNCULUSOCTOBER 29, 2017 at 11:36 0 0 Rate This
Surely there wouldn’t be any deal other than
“If someone wants to employ our manager, who has recently signed a new contract then they will have to pay us £1m (or whatever) to break that contract. Then he is free to do what he wants”
Given that Aberdeen were second in the league and in both cups last year, they cannot in a hurry to get rid of him.
Or are they, maybe an Aberdeen fan could enlighten us.
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I’m sure it comes as no great surprise that McInnes is immensely popular with the Aberdeen support, and it’s about more than just getting the first team knocked into competitive shape but also other aspects of the Club, top to bottom. Overall the Club is in much better shape after a series of terrible managers and mismanagement at the Club for many years. 

Therefore, it will also come as no surprise that Milne will be hung drawn and quartered if he lets McInnes go without a fight, especially to “them”.  Obviously we can’t do anything if they throw the required level of compensation at it but anything less will be unacceptable. 

That said, McInnes is not daft. He’s onto a good thing at Aberdeen and he surely knows that Sevco is a basket case.  The treatment of Warburton and Caixinha cannot have gone unnoticed.  I’d be surprised if he jumps ship for anything less than a Premiership Club. 


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What a shock, Ryan Jack failed to grab a hold of the game.  Sat too deep it seems,  well duh.  There’s a reason that very few tears were shed in the North East when he didn’t sign a new deal. 


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Oh dear Pedro.  

Você está sendo demitido pela manhã.


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@Jimbo – surely you mean the best Scottish export since whisky?  Rather than whiskey!!!


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