If only Aberdeen FC had the fore­sight to buy land Sports Vil­lage is now on

Evening Express (City Final) - - Views - G THOM­SON

AM I the only per­son who is get­ting fed up lis­ten­ing to Aberdeen FC chair­man Stewart Milne and vice chair­man Ge­orge Yule spout­ing the same rhetoric say­ing Aberdeen will go back­wards if the move to Kings­ford does not go ahead?

They seem to be mak­ing their prob­lem the peo­ple of Kingswells and Westhill’s prob­lem.

The city coun­cil vote on the mat­ter is huge. The city cen­tre is al­ready strug­gling and a num­ber of busi­nesses de­pend on match day, in­clud­ing fish and chip shops, cafes, bak­ers, public houses and so­cial clubs.

Mr Milne re­cently stated the club had spent £5 mil­lion on plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment. But, in my opin­ion, they did not have to leave the city. If only they had the fore­sight to buy the land that is now oc­cu­pied by the Sports Vil­lage.

A num­ber of busi­nesses de­pend on match day

goal: The sta­dium is planned for Kings­ford.

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