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No chance of it being cancelled due to this weather? I think the management team is a side issue and with the stadium now 3-4 years away I would expect to hear signifcantly more about how we plan to pay for it other than last years "funding will be found" statement.

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No chance of it being cancelled due to this weather? I think the management team is a side issue and with the stadium now 3-4 years away I would expect to hear signifcantly more about how we plan to pay for it other than last years "funding will be found" statement.

 

More pressing would be the loans/interest arrangements as of March 2011.

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What happens on the night will depend on how much powder the Trust kept back for the night.

Strange notion to meet the week prior to discuss the points from the accounts.

 

If they were notifying the board of the issues they will seek answers to on the night then I can see sense. If it was to accept answers there and then I can see nothing to be gained.

 

It's been all too easy for the board previously gloss over questions from the floor or even simply tryto belittle the questioner.

 

New management team or not I think of all agms in recent years they need to provide some serious answers to serious question marks in relation to te next 5 years, starting now ahead of the renegotiations will the bank in early 2011

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Not a great deal to report:

 

  • There was a big crowd despite the weather
  • All three directors re-elected, with each asked to backup their achievements and hopes for the future (apart from Martin Gilbert who wasn't there); Milne confirming things hadn't quite gone to plan  ::)
  • New stadium tenders are out; will go in front of council in February then expected to be called in by the Scottish Government;  Hopefully final decision in April (sounds a bit hopeful for the Scottish Government!); Contract to be awarded 1Q 2012; Construction to start 2Q 2012; Finished by start of 2013-2014 season
  • Stadium to cost approx. £35M; £20M to come from sale of Pittodrie (approx. £17M), mortgage and share issue; Remaining money will be a combination of naming rights, sale/rent of offices inside stadium, and thin air
  • Even if we get relegated, the plan is still to move to Loirston;  There is no Plan B!
  • Soccer Academy would cost about £4M and funded separately
  • Milne confirmed that the 10 team SPL is AFC's preferred option, seemingly its the only option that works  :-\
  • Willie Miller spoke at length with a great deal of passion about the youth development; we now have centres in Dundee, Glasgow and for the first time Edinburgh; He claims we have the best youngsters of any club in Scotland;  He also expressed his frustration about the hard time he gets when he is working hard behind the scenes on the youth development;  He also says he has been criticised for firing managers but pointed out that he has just hired his 3rd manager in the 6.5 years he has been Director of Football;  He spoke very well but he always does compared to Milne
  • Milne confirmed that pay offs for the last management team won't affect the football budget
  • Miller confirmed that Brown and Knox (who were in attendance) have total control over signings and anything to do with the first team; Hoping to make a couple of signings in January
  • I got stuck in the snow on my way back  :-[

 

Anyway, on to the best quote of the evening.  Hugh Little had to take over the proceedings during the re-election of Milne.  He confirmed that Brown and Knox both spoke to Fergie before accepting the job at Aberdeen.  And to quote Fergie directly, he told Craig Brown that "You won't find a better chairman in British Football!".  Presumably it was Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas!?

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