Auldheid 17th December 2015 at 11:25 pm # ================================== The conditions you …

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Auldheid 17th December 2015 at 11:25 pm #

The conditions you lay out for moving forward are spot on. It is quite incredible after all that’s happened we have the Chairman of one of our biggest clubs saying we should forget all about it and move on. I wonder if his very successful business had been cheated in a similar way since 2000 he would be so forgiving. Imagine it was discovered another housebuilder had used illicit means to purchase land in prime areas at a cost prohibitive to his company, making tens of millions in profit along the way. If you are reading this Mr Milne, just think about that. 

I don’t think I’ve ever felt as sickened about the governance of our game more than I do this very day, and believe me there are many other days to compete with. In terms of media coverage the national broadcaster is triumphantly announcing FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THREE WEEKS that Rangers will pay / already have paid the loan to Sports Direct. Enough said. 

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motor red 17th December 2015 at 9:20 am #dear, up the hoops. i suggest you reign it in a bit, where have i ever suggested that i would like to see my club roll over?

Motor Red, just getting the chance to respond.

My post was not directed at you or any other Dons fan. It was an attempt to communicate with those SPFL Chairs and CEO’s who may on the off chance read this blog. Apologies if it came over any other way. My main point is if they all fall over themselves for Rangers the way Stewart Milne appears to be, then Rangers will be all they have left. The Rangers fans through their misplaced anger against all other clubs will back their team in great numbers. If those in charge of the other clubs expect THEIR fans to ignore the ridiculous finger of blame the Rangers fans are pointing then there will in my view be a significant number who will walk away and maybe never return.

They should be very careful what they wish for, because it might just come true.

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motor red 17th December 2015 at 4:51 am #well i have just seen my reply from AFC, ”dont believe everything you read in the paper”thats it. my post was mainly a copy and paste job to be honest. i did reply.  i do hope mr milne will come out and refute the statement,as this and to many others looks like mr milne is flying a kite on mr kings behalf. thanks for the reply ,all the best to you in the xmas and new year.

While the reply they sent you may be true in a general sense, it in no way addresses whether or not Milne is quoted accurately, and what prompted him to say it. 

I have no idea if SPFL Chairs or CEO’s read this blog, but if they do all I’d like to say is this. If the way ahead is for Rangers to always be on top with capacity crowds, lording it over your club then you are welcome to it. I, like many others, will need to seriously think whether I should spend a penny more on such a corruptly managed product. Of course, should you insist on a proper punishment for Rangers past cheating, and demand a full apology for it, then of course a club like that could be an asset to the league. To summarise though, If you want to just lie there and let Rangers trample all over you, then you’re welcome to it. Why don’t you just hand every trophy to Rangers at the start of the season and be done with it. Better still, perhaps you would be happy playing Rangers at your ground in front of a capacity crowd consisting only of Rangers fans, because that’s the way you’re heading.

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tony 15th December 2015 at 6:56 pm #upthehoopsis this the stewart DCK  was referring to ?

I believe the Stewart being referred to by DCK in the alleged letter will be the Rangers CEO. 

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And the now classic “We Deserve Better”


I really don’t understand that thinking.  We all support our clubs and we all want them to do as best as they can but I’m not sure we actually ‘deserve’ anything. We may get angry at the players and directors from time to time (as Rangers fans are right now), but what constitutes ‘deserving’ something? 

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HOMUNCULUSAPRIL 21, 2018 at 12:44

Mr “Surrender No”, with pseudo masonic references during a TV interview.
It staggers me him getting the easy ride of which you speak. 


A former colleague I was friendly with was a senior Freemason. He assured me they were a very law abiding, charitable fraternity who knew right from wrong, and helped many in the community, both inside and outside the craft.  Can’t see too many of them approving of tax evasion then! 

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