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Stewart Milne worth more than Romanov?

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Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has graduated into the top 20 of football's richlist.

The Dons' chairman is valued at £240 Million - three places and £40 Million ahead of Hearts' majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov, who lies in 21st place.

Surely he wouldn't miss £10 million that would clear the clubs debt. The tight fisted bastard won't even fund a new stadium ffs. Cunts like that shouldn't be in charge of football clubs. If I had even quarter of what he has I would attempt to buy the cunt out.

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Milne's poured money into the club in the past and doesn't want to do it any longer - and if it wasn't for his personal guarantee, the club would have had their overdraft and loan recalled.

As for his funding of a new stadium - Aberdeen City Council won't grant planning permission for just any old stadium, so his hands are pretty tied. Plus, how do you think he got that first £240 million? Not by being a crap businessman, anyway ;)

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Yeh know what you mean. But there has been a big tunraround in the clubs income over the last few years. Largely due to the goo job Willy Miller is doing.

But yeh why can't he just give us 20mil to spend on a few players.

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for once i agree with cloud. there's no point in milne clearing the clubs debt as it would create a false impression. he's going to hopefully get the club into making money again and able to support itself which would make it much healthier than most spl clubs.

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why would milne put his money in his pocket, when he owns less than 40% of the club, if he put his money in then other shareholders would benifit.

and just because hes worth 240m does not mean he has 240m, it just means his companys come to that value

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As for his funding of a new stadium - Aberdeen City Council won't grant planning permission for just any old stadium' date=' so his hands are pretty tied. [/quote']

yet they allow him to build houses pretty much anywhere he likes? ;)

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Na, he's just waiting for the council to give the go ahead - and chip in for the new stadium and he'll be rubbing his hands as his company buys the old ground and makes even more on the flats they put up.

Maybe it's not right for him to clear the debt, but I'm sure if he invested more in the club for transfers, wages etc. we might have a bigger squad which could cope with injuries. I'm not saying give players 10-15 grand a week but we could at least get in a few more to add depth to the squad and a goal scorer

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Na' date=' he's just waiting for the council to give the go ahead - and chip in for the new stadium and he'll be rubbing his hands as his company buys the old ground and makes even more on the flats they put up.

Maybe it's not right for him to clear the debt, but I'm sure if he invested more in the club for transfers, wages etc. we might have a bigger squad which could cope with injuries. I'm not saying give players 10-15 grand a week but we could at least get in a few more to add depth to the squad and a goal scorer[/quote']

the board funded calderwood 2 potential goalscorers this season, why is it milne who gets the blame, lets remember that aberdeen asset management own more of the club than he does

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why would milne put his money in his pocket' date=' when he owns less than 40% of the club, if he put his money in then other shareholders would benifit.

and just because hes worth 240m does not mean he has 240m, it just means his companys come to that value[/quote']

He does put his money in his pocket.

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lets remember that aberdeen asset management own more of the club than he does

aren't they crooked as hell?

(not libel/slander whatever, just something i heard)

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the board funded calderwood 2 potential goalscorers this season' date=' why is it milne who gets the blame, lets remember that aberdeen asset management own more of the club than he does[/quote']

Potential being the operative word. If Calderwood had more to play with we would have more than potential. Milne's a greedy bastard who wouldn't even sell his share to benefit the club. All he's worried about is the extra paypacket each year.

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Potential being the operative word. If Calderwood had more to play with we would have more than potential. Milne's a greedy bastard who wouldn't even sell his share to benefit the club. All he's worried about is the extra paypacket each year.

Who was going to provide the personal guarantee to cover the bank loan and overdraft of 9 million? Not many people with the club's best interests at mind will gladly do that.

And again, why should he clear the debts? Should he buy Moshulu and give us all free tickets, too?

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Potential being the operative word. If Calderwood had more to play with we would have more than potential. Milne's a greedy bastard who wouldn't even sell his share to benefit the club.

if you think investing 10million pounds in a mid table scottish football club that he doesn't own out right is a good investment' date=' then you nead to wake up.

All he's worried about is the extra paypacket each year.

so what, hes a buisness man, he didnt buy shares in the club to please the fans.

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the fans moaning about stewart milne not investing his millions in the club are often those who won't even part with twenty quid to watch a game. it is very easy to make small minded comments from the sidelines. milne has invested in the club and it has gone towards youth development, scouting and the overall infrastructure of the club. aberdeen should be following the hibs model of youth investment and high quality coaching. then we might actually produce some young players that big clubs might want to buy.

aberdeen could have a transfer kitty of 100 million but the reality is that top quality players are not going to move to the north of scotland. we couldn't even convince kris boyd or lee miller to come to pittodrie. the best hope for aberdeen is to invest heavily in youth investment and get themselves a new stadium. otherwise we will keep regressing and find ourselves bound with mediocre clubs such as kilmarnock and inverness.

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Pittodrie is falling to bits, only the Richard Donald stand is actually suitable for the demands these days. The Main Stand is costing more and more each year just to get their safety certificate and needs replaced, the South Stand needs some refurbishment and the Merkland needs decent facilities.

It'd probably work out cheaper in the long run to build a new stadium suitable for community use too rather than maintain/upgrade Pittodrie.

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Pittodrie is falling to bits' date=' only the Richard Donald stand is actually suitable for the demands these days. The Main Stand is costing more and more each year just to get their safety certificate and needs replaced, the South Stand needs some refurbishment and the Merkland needs decent facilities.

It'd probably work out cheaper in the long run to build a new stadium suitable for community use too rather than maintain/upgrade Pittodrie.[/quote']

Where do you get this stuff?

Its a lasugh a minute reading the gravy shit drooling out of your gob

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It'd probably work out cheaper in the long run to build a new stadium suitable for community use too rather than maintain/upgrade Pittodrie.

Yes, I bet thats accurate..

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Where do you get this stuff?

Its a lasugh a minute reading the gravy shit drooling out of your gob

Such a big man aren't you' date=' trying to abuse random strangers on the internet :laughing:

Anyway, it's pretty logical if you look at it - the Main Stand is well known to be in a bad way, doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that a stand as old as that will have some pretty major problems. I got shown round it a while back by one of the people responsible for maintaining the ground, and there's a raft of other problems - heck, the board room is tiny, let alone the rest of the place.

what else...

The toilets in the Merkland are a disgrace, the catering facilities are shabby to say the least, and the whole stand is generally a complete dump.

If you take all the costs of upgrading the place bit by bit, with all the chaos and placating local residents during work/etc, chances are, you'd be better off just building a brand new stadium that would also be designed with the community in mind.

Of course, Dumpex, you're obviously such a genius that you know how Pittodrie can be modernised and catering for the following things.

A) inconvinencing local residents

B) keeping the capacity at at least 15,000 at all times

C) Ensuring that segregation arrangements don't get disrupted

D) Opening the stadium for community access

E) Upgrading the capacity of the Main Stand (not for supporters, but for club reasons)

F) Not taking up more land than is available (ie, next to none)

G) Replacing the facilities in at least two of the stands

And all the other issues.

Or you could build a brand new, 20,000ish stadium without any of those problems, while gaining from the "woo, new stadium" factor that always attracts new people. Maintainence costs would also be reduced from a new stadium (no need to paper over the cracks every off season). Virtually everyone associated with Aberdeen over the last 10 years has stated the problems with Pittodrie, while Milne has been investigating ways for ages to get people to pay for a new stadium because there's no way Aberdeen can afford it on their own.

But no, I forgot, you're the expert on football clubs here and you know what's best for them ;)

Interests:

THIS ACCOUNT IS RARELY IF EVER USED AS OF 04 NOVEMBER 2005

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A) inconvinencing local residents

B) keeping the capacity at at least 15' date='000 at all times

C) Ensuring that segregation arrangements don't get disrupted

D) Opening the stadium for community access

E) Upgrading the capacity of the Main Stand (not for supporters, but for club reasons)

F) Not taking up more land than is available (ie, next to none)

G) Replacing the facilities in at least two of the stands

:[/quote']

So why should Aberdeen supporters have any obligation to 'conveniencing' local residents, who's tower blocks probably came a long time after Pittodrie? Why should care less if Pittodrie isn't the community central of Aberdeen? Similarly I don't give a shit if the toilets reek and the pies have brain in them.

Sounds like a waste of money to me.

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