Andy Halliday interview on PLZ Soccer Show

KirkwallTrueBlue

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A player that we should not be getting rid of, his importance and understanding will be missed within the squad. Enjoyed his interview there but fuq PLZ.
 

Jimmy Jazz

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36 now - it is like the End of Days :rolleyes:

Why can't we have the OP 'taking one (flak) for the team' by telling us
what the content is (unless it's PFV/R)....then everyone else can follow
the link if they want?

We could even have a Post Template which prompts basic questions
such as "what did he say about us good/bad", "do you think he was genuine", "did he take opportunity to septic-bash", "was his hair nice(!)" :rolleyes:
In a short summary, he:

- is obviously disappointed to be leaving but no qualms or bitterness about not being offered a new deal

- is gutted he won't get the chance to say a proper goodbye to his teammates and the staff at the training ground and at Ibrox

- hinted that he thought Gerrard was prepared to offer him a new deal but some of the coaches weren't keen

- feels his best position is in midfield but has been a versatile player all of his career, not just at Rangers

- told a couple of funny stories, including away to Ufa when Gerrard warned Flanagan at half time to tread carefully as we'd already had Morelos sent off, only for him to elbow one of their players in the heed 5 minutes later

- spoke of his fondness for Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace and said they are among the best teammates he'll ever have

- said the scuffle with Joey Barton was blown out of proportion and they actually got on well. It was whatever happened between Barton and Warburton in the manager's office that saw him leave

- spoke about the ridiculousness of his red card against Morton

- reckons his next club is unlikely to be in Scotland as he is not very well liked here. Having no kids makes it easier for him to explore more options in England or abroad
 

SuperGers07

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A player that we should not be getting rid of, his importance and understanding will be missed within the squad. Enjoyed his interview there but fuq PLZ.
His time was now to go. The club is trying to go up a level. The player will understand. He gave us his all. He’s got MLS interest. He’d be daft not to take a deal there
 

Theciscokid

Active Member
36 now - it is like the End of Days :rolleyes:

Why can't we have the OP 'taking one (flak) for the team' by telling us
what the content is (unless it's PFV/R)....then everyone else can follow
the link if they want?

We could even have a Post Template which prompts basic questions
such as "what did he say about us good/bad", "do you think he was genuine", "did he take opportunity to septic-bash", "was his hair nice(!)" :rolleyes:
Hair was shocking
 

BlueNoseBlueblood

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In a short summary, he:

- is obviously disappointed to be leaving but no qualms or bitterness about not being offered a new deal

- is gutted he won't get the chance to say a proper goodbye to his teammates and the staff at the training ground and at Ibrox

- hinted that he thought Gerrard was prepared to offer him a new deal but some of the coaches weren't keen

- feels his best position is in midfield but has been a versatile player all of his career, not just at Rangers

- told a couple of funny stories, including away to Ufa when Gerrard warned Flanagan at half time to tread carefully as we'd already had Morelos sent off, only for him to elbow one of their players in the heed 5 minutes later

- spoke of his fondness for Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace and said they are among the best teammates he'll ever have

- said the scuffle with Joey Barton was blown out of proportion and they actually got on well. It was whatever happened between Barton and Warburton in the manager's office that saw him leave

- spoke about the ridiculousness of his red card against Morton

- reckons his next club is unlikely to be in Scotland as he is not very well liked here. Having no kids makes it easier for him to explore more options in England or abroad
Cheers mate
 
In a short summary, he:

- is obviously disappointed to be leaving but no qualms or bitterness about not being offered a new deal

- is gutted he won't get the chance to say a proper goodbye to his teammates and the staff at the training ground and at Ibrox

- hinted that he thought Gerrard was prepared to offer him a new deal but some of the coaches weren't keen

- feels his best position is in midfield but has been a versatile player all of his career, not just at Rangers

- told a couple of funny stories, including away to Ufa when Gerrard warned Flanagan at half time to tread carefully as we'd already had Morelos sent off, only for him to elbow one of their players in the heed 5 minutes later

- spoke of his fondness for Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace and said they are among the best teammates he'll ever have

- said the scuffle with Joey Barton was blown out of proportion and they actually got on well. It was whatever happened between Barton and Warburton in the manager's office that saw him leave

- spoke about the ridiculousness of his red card against Morton

- reckons his next club is unlikely to be in Scotland as he is not very well liked here. Having no kids makes it easier for him to explore more options in England or abroad
Thanks I will give this a listen as sounds like a good interview
As much as I get the anger re peter Martin - describes to me by an ex player as a Rangers hater
I think it’s maybe not a bad thing to sometimes do these interviews as it means celtic are not dominating the media channels

I also think it might help Andy get another club by putting him in prospective clubs thoughts
And I hope that is the case as he deserves another club and continued employment
 

Disraeli

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Andy was one of the few figures in the dressing room I have confidence was a real winner who knew what it took to be a Ranger. Also a far better player than he is given credit for and never let us down, even when playing a lot of football out of position.

Really hope he is given a chance to come back to Ibrox for the support to show their appreciation of him.
 

Lawsome

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Rangers could do with a lot more of the Andy Hallidays' of this world than they could with the types that talk shit about him on Follow Follow and Facebook.
 

Arkanoid

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Could tell he was only half joking when he said that.
What are your thoughts? He could definitely be a starter for all but the top 2 sides be mad for him or his agent to discount 10 possible teams to earn a living. How many would take him? Aberdeen and HIVS wouldn't and it's not on the lads ability
 

Hap Hapablap

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If you were a Rangers player would you give an interview to someone who labelled your support as "WATP knuckledraggers" ?

Fair enough, knowing that if it was me I wouldn't give McGuire the steam off ma shite.

We need to understand though the disconnect from rank and file Rangers supporters and the players. They are not glued to FF like most of us.

I was not aware of that, im pretty sure Halliday knew nothing of it and was just giving an interview as requested. Knickers being twisted because of who it was from.
 

SuperGers07

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What are your thoughts? He could definitely be a starter for all but the top 2 sides be mad for him or his agent to discount 10 possible teams to earn a living. How many would take him? Aberdeen and HIVS wouldn't and it's not on the lads ability
He would earn far more money abroad in America than for any other side in Scotland bar two
 

SC81

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He got to do what everyone on this forum would love to have done.

I know if I ever see him at Ibrox I will go and say hello or buy him a pint if the chance arose.
 

queensferrybear

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I do wonder where he will go, he would easily get in to the majority of teams in scotland. We all like his attitude, hes just nowhere near good enough for us so best to move on.
 

prenzlauerbear

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Can already tell the "WHY DIDN'T HE DO FAN MEDIA INSTEAD!!!" pearl-clutching whenever a player carries out an interview outside of the outlets in question is going to be a tiresome hallmark of FF going forward.
 

Go_Bert_Go

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We all know what Martin/Macguire is - you don't get bonus staunch points for pointing that out.
However, the thing that will live on longer than he will is his "the helicopter is changing direction" line in commentary which gave Helicopter Sunday its name, whether he likes it or not. Having said that I have heard him say that was his best moment in broadcasting...
 

Turrabear

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Okay then. You've convinced me. Halliday clearly loves the tarrier media and wouldn't piss on Rangers fan media if it was on fire.
Surely Andy who is a Rangers man through and through and I,m sure his friends are Rangers fans as Well. Excluding the wee rat Scott allan. Would know that they are a couple of Rangers haters.
 

Crouchy

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Great guy.

Talks really well about football and specifically Rangers.

Hard not to like Andy Halliday.
 

Arkanoid

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He would earn far more money abroad in America than for any other side in Scotland bar two
You've jumped a massive step over my point though. It's not about money, what happens in 4 years time then when he's 32 and wants to start a family and come home, is it not sad he would find it so difficult to earn a living in his homeland as a professional athlete
 

Jimmy Jazz

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What are your thoughts? He could definitely be a starter for all but the top 2 sides be mad for him or his agent to discount 10 possible teams to earn a living. How many would take him? Aberdeen and HIVS wouldn't and it's not on the lads ability
Agreed, I reckon he could play regularly for all outside us and the scum. It's not worth it for him to go Aberdeen, Dundee Utd or Hibs for the abuse he'd get. The rest of the league might just be able to take him on board without their fans being in too much of an uproar.

Personally I'd like to see him leave this hellhole altogether. Think he'd get himself a decent League 1 side in England. Pretty sure he has a decent reputation at that level after his time at Bradford.
 

andy17x

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In a short summary, he:

- is obviously disappointed to be leaving but no qualms or bitterness about not being offered a new deal

- is gutted he won't get the chance to say a proper goodbye to his teammates and the staff at the training ground and at Ibrox

- hinted that he thought Gerrard was prepared to offer him a new deal but some of the coaches weren't keen

- feels his best position is in midfield but has been a versatile player all of his career, not just at Rangers

- told a couple of funny stories, including away to Ufa when Gerrard warned Flanagan at half time to tread carefully as we'd already had Morelos sent off, only for him to elbow one of their players in the heed 5 minutes later

- spoke of his fondness for Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace and said they are among the best teammates he'll ever have

- said the scuffle with Joey Barton was blown out of proportion and they actually got on well. It was whatever happened between Barton and Warburton in the manager's office that saw him leave

- spoke about the ridiculousness of his red card against Morton

- reckons his next club is unlikely to be in Scotland as he is not very well liked here. Having no kids makes it easier for him to explore more options in England or abroad
Red card was at 66 mins, Halliday didn't come on til 69 mins, so no sure where he got "heidering baws for 40 mins" from although stoppage time was like a year in that game
 

Roskoranger

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McGuire is a real Rangers hater along with most of his staff. Good luck Andy Thanks for your service. Once a bluenose always a bluenose.
 

johnredx

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Andy is gone but to many he will not be forgotten, hope he gets another club soon and keeps playing
 

Lizzy's 11

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People surely realise football players live in a completely different world from your average fan. They wont sit on message-boards for hours a day and dissect every little negative thing ever written or said about Rangers or the fans etc.

Halliday will just see Martin as a normal media pundit who he doesn't think twice about and gave an interview to him.
I dont find that credible at all. Everyone at the club will be briefed on which journos are friendly and which not to trust and this show must be up there with one of the least Rangers friendly going. If that's not happening then it's a total failure from the club to protect its players. Now I appreciate he's no longer our player and free to speak to whoever he likes but he really should be choosing wiser.
 

subversive_bear

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What a fantastic lad Andy Halliday is. He speaks very well and in such glowing terms about the club and fans. Exactly the type of voice we need in the media.
 

AzorIbrox

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Heard Andy on PLZ and on TalkSport this morning. Especially good on TalkSport today highlighting The Asterisk Title that was awarded in Scotland this year.

As much as we support fan media it's unrealistic to be 100% inclusive at all times and it's good Halliday is getting his message out on some bigger platforms for the time being.
 

StaunchAndTrue

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Find it strange anyone could watch this and have anything other than positive words to say.
Andy spoke very positively about team mates, staff (including unsung heroes), players and of course fans as well as our chances of kicking on next season - which as we know many of players who had been let go would have found difficult. For me, it gave me confidence in the management team leading our club forward.

One thing is for sure he will continue to speak well of our club to any mainstream media - which is more than can be said for a lot of ex players who took more from our club than Andy ever has.
 
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