Thursday, 11 October 2018

Rangers and Aberdeen launch into war of words...


Rangers and Aberdeen have launched into an indirect war of words over Hampden ticket allocation following the Dons’ failed attempt to secure the entire North Stand in Mount Florida.

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne expressed outrage that his team wasn’t being allocated enough tickets, and when that allocation was then increased but under the condition of sales numbers, the Pittodrie chief complained the situation was unmanageable. And perhaps he had a slight point, but Rangers have hit back in a statement suggesting his original request was ridiculous:

"It is important to make it clear there had been an attempt to deny Rangers fans all of Hampden’s north stand but this was resisted fiercely and that entire area will now be a sea of red, white and blue."

That ‘attempt to deny’ was Stewart Milne trying to grab the bundle for his club.

The problem the Dons chief has is there’s by no means any guarantee his allocation will get sold, whereas Rangers and Celtic usually/always fill out theirs, meaning Hampden/SPFL/SFA are near certain to get full revenue with regards the Glaswegian side – Rangers, certainly.

However that isn’t as certain for Aberdeen fans, albeit they did fill the place out for 2014’s final v Inverness.

Regardless, Hampden have made their decision and there will be more Rangers fans than their red counterparts.

8 comments:

  1. Fuck Aberdeen, hate them more than the beasts from the east

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  2. Agree the SS can get stuffed. They represent everything that I hate about the Scottish Football System . Week in week out they never fill thier stadium Please tell them to get Tae !!!

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  3. There should be a system laid down whereby the average home gate of each team is the marker for ticket allocation for semis and finals this would resolve the problem how many times have we heard of teams complaining about not enough tickets when what they are asking for is way above their home gates average

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  4. They have an average home attendance of a mere 9,290 fans. Yet want half of hampden. Completely agree with 424, it actually makes they’re club look like glory hunters. Don’t bother in the league so much but I’d silverware is a possibility let’s kick up a stink and ask for more. The fact that the fixture is against us says it all , anything Rangers and let’s all have a pop. Stuff the lot of you

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  5. Won't see them for dust after


    1/2 time as we will destroy them

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  6. Its Pathetic because if you look at most of their Home Games over the last season or two, They are Lucky if they gwt 7,500 through the gate.

    Its as Simple as This :
    Rangers Sells / Aberdeen Doesn't

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  7. Money talks. The SFA only usually find in our favour, when it's financially advantageous for them.

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  8. We owe Aberdeen so much; thank you Mr Milne and the Dons support for persuading Derek to stay put. Honestly, mere words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards you.
    x.

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