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John ClarkAugust 16, 2016 at 14:19  This is from 2011:“..New SPL …

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John ClarkAugust 16, 2016 at 14:19 
This is from 2011:“..New SPL rules allow clubs to postpone one fixture in the early stages to allow for friendlies, meaning that on the second weekend, Celtic will not be in action due to their participation in the Dublin Super Cup. The parkhead side had been scheduled to play Dunfermline at home.
The following weekend, Rangers and Hibs are opting out, with friendlies scheduled for August 6. They were pencilled in to have home matches against Kilmarnock and St Johnstone respectively. New dates will be announced in due course.”
It may be that the reconstructed SPFL changed those rules, and that on this occasion Celtic were in breach. I haven’t the time at the moment to check the Articles of Ass. and the Rules of the SPFL, but if some one could, it might save a lot of grief if we knew for sure that the ‘other’ teams in postponed matches were happy with the postponements? And what, if anything, was in it for them!
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No suggestion made that Celtic were in breach John. As I said a few days ago Aberdeen used this last season to rest players because of EL fixtures pile up and distance travelled. I also said 2 wrongs don’t make a right (although I might contend that this was a better reason than playing a friendly). Also I would be prepared to place a small wager on the Celtic v TRFC never being scheduled at this time of the season.

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I agree Tayred. But there was never any chance that Celtic would have been playing the new team on Saturday past. It would have been known that Celtic were going to be playing a “friendly” that Saturday a long time ago and the SPFL fixture list would have been “managed” accordingly. In my opinion.


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Has tayred’s post congratulating Andy Murray been removed?


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Wee question for Tayred. Did we not use the postponement provision last season (or the one before) due to fixture pile-ups during EL qualifiers? Not saying 2 wrongs make a right though.


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bfbpuzzledDecember 28, 2017 at 10:41
Even having done that, I would not have a clue on the correct value of a TRFC/RIFC share, yet every man and his dog of the blue persuasion can confidently assert that the value is not 20p but 27.5p. 
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Can one of you clued up guys remind me what the basis of the 20p per share is?


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easyJamboDecember 21, 2017 at 20:31 0 0
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Homunculus December 21, 2017 at 20:07Yes but have you amortised those values EJ.========================Just keep an eye on the Cash Flow next year.
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Aye cash is King or king. They will limp along until season book time (45k of them = circa £18m netto?). With Sevco having that kind of budget, whilst not being able to challenge Celtic, we are back to a duopoly rather than a monopoly. They really are f**ked if they want to be top dogs anytime soon. But the bears don’t want to hear that.


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BallyargusDecember 6, 2017 at 09:29Another cracker from C Jack in the Herald,”It is understood that the Gers opted to do the honourable thing and wait until after the Premiership double-header with Aberdeen last week before making an official approach for the Reds boss.” 
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I know, I saw that earlier! Some of the stuff spouted by Chris (union) Jack these past weeks has been beyond belief.
My take on the saga is that it stinks, stinks to high heaven! The SMSM, including and maybe particularly the BB effin C, stated from day 1 that McInnes was the preferred candidate so basically doing Sevco’s dirty work and destabilising Aberdeen. I believe D McInnes has been “sleekit” as BILL 1903 says and does not come out of this well. His body language over the past weeks has sent messages.
We really are in a no win position. If we try to hold on to a manager who no longer wants to be at the club that will end in tears. I have no problem with him leaving and, as posted here a few days ago, always thought that would be the outcome, but the whole way in which the thing has been handled, as I say, stinks.
I hope that when we move for another manager that if that is someone who is in a job currently that we do it properly with respect for all concerned.


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AllyjamboDecember 3, 2017 at 12:38
There seems a certainty amongst some Aberdeen fans on Twitter that McInnes is off to Ibrox early next week. Apart from everything else connected with this, should it happen, I hope the Dons fans demand that the compensation is paid in full, upfront, or at least prior to McInnes’ first match in charge of TRFC.I think it would be hard for Milne to claim he had no choice in the matter if he allows a club that has stalked his manager to pay for the privilege by instalments. If TRFC cannot afford to pay the compensation up front, the SFA should refuse them permission to register him (if managers are registered) or ban him from the dugout until such time as the compensation is paid, with Aberdeen having no say in the matter.At some time the game’s governors have to say, ‘show us yer money!’ and refuse to allow a club with successive going concern matters raised in their accounts to deal with other football clubs unless it pays up front.
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I am one of these and have been from the day Pedro was shown the door. Nothing we can do to stop it but why the delay?, why the statements from Milne and McInnes? The title of this blog could be applied to the saga.
The uncertainty must surely have had an impact on the morale of the team and the manager’s motivation! 1 – 0 down at home as I write.
I hope we get every last penny of compo and yes up front in full.


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