Bruno Alves v Jordan Rossiter

Bluefin221

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By the way for the most part Halliday comes off as a pretty likeable. But on these shows he seems to go into ned mode to try and fit in with that crowd.

I also have to say he can’t be too judgmental because I remember him not exactly covering himself in glory in OF humpings in that era. Lazily letting runners peel off that led to us conceding.

Got let off on here for throwing a tantrum when he was correctly hooked against the Yahoos. Acted like a big wean and folk applauded him for it. Seems to have amnesia about his own performances.
 

Scaramanga

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Got let off on here for throwing a tantrum when he was correctly hooked against the Yahoos. Acted like a big wean and folk applauded him for it. Seems to have amnesia about his own performances.

He was rotten and he went down without a fight like the rest of them; the tantrums etc were just fan service as far as I’m concerned. Being one of us has bought him some serious leeway over the years, of course doing half decent in the early days of Gerrard meant people were willing to just pretend everything that came before never actually happened.
 

blueaway

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I've said it before - it's too early for Haliday to be giving it the big reminiscing chat - leave that for when you are at least 15/20 years off the scene.

Let's say he wants to become a coach or something in next 5 years - whose going to sign for him knowing the stories will be out there in next few years.
 

sh3lldon

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I was a big fan of Halliday through his time with the club he had some great moments that felt like it was us all enjoying them but just the simple comments he now makes about players for us pisses me off. The rossiter was out for about "6 year" and when he did train comments are pish
 

Jaymuz7

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I’m rapidly going off Halliday. Is he genuinely being snarky about Bruno Alves?

Yes, that’s Bruno Alves.

As for the needless sarcasm about Rossiter’s injuries? Twattish behaviour.
He’s not doing himself any favours recently. Expected better. Trying too hard to fit in with his t@!g mates.
 

Scaramanga

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I was a big fan of Halliday through his time with the club he had some great moments that felt like it was us all enjoying them but just the simple comments he now makes about players for us pisses me off. The rossiter was out for about "6 year" and when he did train comments are pish

It’s just a bit disrespectful as much as anything, and disrespectful to a lad who wanted to do well but just had horrendous luck with injuries.
 

Bluefin221

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He was rotten and he went down without a fight like the rest of them; the tantrums etc were just fan service as far as I’m concerned. Being one of us has bought him some serious leeway over the years, of course doing half decent in the early days of Gerrard meant people were willing to just pretend everything that came before never actually happened.

I thought Gerrard would see right through his “boss, boss” act but seemingly not.

In the Hampden game, he was jogging around the park with his thumbs in the air. You’d think he was having a Barry Ferguson in the 2002 Cup Final performance the way he reacted. Histrionics for the simpletons in the support who lap that shit up.
 

OohAhHuistra

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I was a big fan of Halliday through his time with the club he had some great moments that felt like it was us all enjoying them but just the simple comments he now makes about players for us pisses me off. The rossiter was out for about "6 year" and when he did train comments are pish
I like Halliday but what great moments? A semi final that we went onto lose the final
 

sh3lldon

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I like Halliday but what great moments? A semi final that we went onto lose the final

the goal at hibs the day being in the stand the celebration was my 1st thought

we were all there for the times but in my head it wasnt all shite had some great days and moments with mates and he felt like one of us out there

I understand some might not class it as that and the memories maybe are more towards success and trophies
 

OohAhHuistra

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the goal at hibs the day being in the stand the celebration was my 1st thought

we were all there for the times but in my head it wasnt all shite had some great days and moments with mates and he felt like one of us out there

I understand some might not class it as that and the memories maybe are more towards success and trophies
Aye that was good tbf as we actually looked like we were a football team again lol
 

SDF

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I thought Gerrard would see right through his “boss, boss” act but seemingly not.

In the Hampden game, he was jogging around the park with his thumbs in the air. You’d think he was having a Barry Ferguson in the 2002 Cup Final performance the way he reacted. Histrionics for the simpletons in the support who lap that shit up.

Without defending Halliday's performance, Murty could've waited 4 minutes and made the change at HT. Instead he humiliated the player, hung him out to dry and gave that mob's support an open goal(pardon the pun) to take the piss out of him with absolute glee.

We were never coming back from 2-0. Just make the change at HT and get the game over with.

It was a cowardly act from a cowardly manager whose true colours were shown post match when he ran to the board to grass two players in to them. Halliday wasn't the only one who had a go when he was subbed that day. Candeias gave him a mouthful as well.
 

OohAhHuistra

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Without defending Halliday's performance, Murty could've waited 4 minutes and made the change at HT. Instead he humiliated the player, hung him out to dry and gave that mob's support an open goal(pardon the pun) to take the piss out of him with absolute glee.

We were never coming back from 2-0. Just make the change at HT and get the game over with.

It was a cowardly act from a cowardly manager whose true colours were shown post match when he ran to the board to grass two players in to them. Halliday wasn't the only one who had a go when he was subbed that day. Candeias gave him a mouthful as well.
I agree with all of this. Wait and don't humiliated him, they took as much joy in that sub as any goal as he's one of us.
 

SDF

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I agree with all of this. Wait and don't humiliated him, they took as much joy in that sub as any goal as he's one of us.

They sure did. Halliday was shit, but then again he was out of position at LB. The idea that at 2-0 down THAT Rangers team was making a comeback by subbing Josh Windass on in the 41st minute is sheer fantasy.

I have absolutely no idea what Murty was playing at.
 

ronadamus_prime

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Yeah that was hilarious. Played at the highest level for years but shat it at the piggery. Was also seen with a protective boot on the following do to fly out and see his personal physiotherapist. Classic FF though.

You trying to tell me that a man who had played for top clubs in Greece, Turkey and Russia wasn't a total shitebag? The FF armchair psychologists are some of the best in the business. You must be jesting.
 

OohAhHuistra

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They sure did. Halliday was shit, but then again he was out of position at LB. The idea that at 2-0 down THAT Rangers team was making a comeback by subbing Josh Windass on in the 41st minute is sheer fantasy.

I have absolutely no idea what Murty was playing at.
I left that game thinking how could we be anymore gutless other than the 5-1 season before, fast forward to Parkhead and it was 5 going on 10, Alnwick keeping score down.

You're completely correct what Murty was thinking is a mystery shut up shop, as bad as it sounds and try keep it from an embarrassment. If upto me Murty wouldn't have been kept on in his previous role
 
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JFK-1

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Don’t think Halliday says anything overly bad there to be honest. I do agree that OG is pretty pish in general, some of the interviews used to be good though.

They should drop Slaney, I can barely listen to it due to his vacuous rambling.
 

Business_Bear

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There is nothing wrong with an accent, but that podcast butchers the English language in a cacophony of inarticulate babbling.
It would be easier to unravel the bedlam from Mumbai Railway Station.
The very essence of a podcast is surely to be understood by those listening?

The three/four of them spend an hour shouting 'Listen' at each other and recycling the same Jim Jeffries patter every week before bursting into song.

I used to stick up for it a bit on here but can't be doing with it anymore.
 

WATP_74

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I don't see the issue with what Halliday has said there?

Although I must say I find that open goal painful viewing at the best of times.
Bunch of neds with a microphone.
Halliday's above this crap and should chuck it before it come backs to haunt him.
And save the stories about fellow payers for when you're finished playing.
 

ekbear98

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If alves was kept once gerrard came I genuinely think he’d of been a right important player, probably wouldn’t be with us now right enough but could of slid into a similar role as Defoe
 

tazzabear

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The love Rossiter got for a guy who played about a dozen games in 5 years on a heavy heavy wage is madness.

Myself included, suppose he just comes across as an honest young man who would run through a brick wall or in his instance papered door frame so he wouldn’t get injured.
Maybe it’s because he came across like wanted to do it.
Desperately wanted to be a player for us.
Compare with a few others who took the hefty wage, enjoyed the adulation, but did very little in the latter part of their contract to justify it.
Played, or acted, like they didn’t want to be here.
 

prenzlauerbear

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“Aw they caps for Portugal n that but I jus never. Just in games he couldnae dae whit he usually diz.”

Or something like that. Good insight there. If they really were smashing into each other all the time you would have thought the manager would have stepped in. You don’t want that, particularly when one of them clearly needed protection from injuries.

Is there worse patter on FF than someone trying to take the piss out of Glaswegian slang by typing it out like this? It’s not even accurate.

If you can’t understand what he’s saying then I’m assuming you’ve never stepped into a working class pub before. The horror of a Govan lad talking excitedly with his mates.

I expected him to be getting tore into Alves going by some of the comments, yet it’s not even close to that. The constant need to be raging at basically everything really does get tiresome at times.
 

Roskilde

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Don’t really see what Hallidays has done wrong there? Not any different from Ally telling the story of Souness and Durranty going at it in training etc
I think giving it a bit more breathing space is important, IE wait for your teammates to retire then start telling stories about them to your heart's content
 

Bleedsroyalblue

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In David Bates' first Old Firm game he replaced an injured Bruno Alves.

In David Bates' first old firm game, Bruno Alves was still playing his football in Italy.

Think the poster was talking about McCrorie's old firm debut. Couldn't comment on where Alves was the night before the game.
 

Truffle Shuffle

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“Aw they caps for Portugal n that but I jus never. Just in games he couldnae dae whit he usually diz.”

Or something like that. Good insight there. If they really were smashing into each other all the time you would have thought the manager would have stepped in. You don’t want that, particularly when one of them clearly needed protection from injuries.
Problem is, the Manager was Murty. Who the %^*& would listen to him if he'd even be brave enough?
 

Overanout

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Is there worse patter on FF than someone trying to take the piss out of Glaswegian slang by typing it out like this? It’s not even accurate.

If you can’t understand what he’s saying then I’m assuming you’ve never stepped into a working class pub before. The horror of a Govan lad talking excitedly with his mates.

I expected him to be getting tore into Alves going by some of the comments, yet it’s not even close to that. The constant need to be raging at basically everything really does get tiresome at times.
Aye, people from Glasgow posting the linmy picture to take piss out of literally any other Scottish accent.
 

The Reaper

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Is there worse patter on FF than someone trying to take the piss out of Glaswegian slang by typing it out like this? It’s not even accurate.

If you can’t understand what he’s saying then I’m assuming you’ve never stepped into a working class pub before. The horror of a Govan lad talking excitedly with his mates.

I expected him to be getting tore into Alves going by some of the comments, yet it’s not even close to that. The constant need to be raging at basically everything really does get tiresome at times.

It’s not patter it’s a quote. I can’t believe anyone would actually be paid for saying it. He’s not sitting in a pub with his pals he’s working in the media. I’d also be surprised if it’s true. Allowing Alves to kick lumps out of Rossiter every session when he was struggling badly to stay fit? The thought of Rossiter repeatedly and deliberately smashing into Alves full stop!
 

TheMish

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I really, really disliked Alves, players like him are the worst signings we make, only ever looked like someone who was here for a wage, horrendous habit of missing OF games, a massive no for me when it comes to Bruno.

Rossiter was so close to be being a modern KT for us, he would have been so well suited to our support if his body had let him.

I enjoy Open Goal find Halliday quite funny personally, no issue with him having digs at sides from the Murty and Pedo era even if he was in them most of it is just inoffensive stuff with little harm meant by it, players rib each other all the time.
 

Bradbo88

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The best thing that you can say about halliday is that the fans came up with a catchy song for him.

A massively average at best footballer who only got to play for us because of the journey up.

Will struggle to remember him playing for us in 10 or 15 years.
 

TheMish

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It’s not patter it’s a quote. I can’t believe anyone would actually be paid for saying it. He’s not sitting in a pub with his pals he’s working in the media.

Not all media these days has to be high browed and spoken in traditionally perfect English, they aren't hosting the news. The general theme of the show is one of mates down the pub, they literally have shows called "a pint with" it is little different to Soccer AM or Fantasy Football league. The template of shows like this has gone on for years.

The majority of guests on it simply speak as they would down a pub, including the likes of McCoist.
 

All of the Lights

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Yeah that was hilarious. Played at the highest level for years but shat it at the piggery. Was also seen with a protective boot on the following do to fly out and see his personal physiotherapist. Classic FF though.
Shat it at Celtic Park according to some on here.
It wasn’t just on here! At the game itself he was getting absolute pelters as he walked past our support.

He’d been struggling in the game, looked like he could barely move so wasn’t surprised when he pulled up and it looked a bad one.
 

Peedzy

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Halliday is hamming it up to his target audience these days.

I'm glad I'm not part of his target audience.
 

Recoba

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I’m rapidly going off Halliday. Is he genuinely being snarky about Bruno Alves?

Yes, that’s Bruno Alves.

As for the needless sarcasm about Rossiter’s injuries? Twattish behaviour.
It might be unpopular but I can't stand Halliday and I hate everytime he opens his mouth.
 
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prenzlauerbear

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It’s not patter it’s a quote. I can’t believe anyone would actually be paid for saying it. He’s not sitting in a pub with his pals he’s working in the media. I’d also be surprised if it’s true. Allowing Alves to kick lumps out of Rossiter every session when he was struggling badly to stay fit? The thought of Rossiter repeatedly and deliberately smashing into Alves full stop!

It's Open Goal, not Newsnight. The show's entire USP is that it's loose and tongue-in-cheek.

Alves is, by all accounts, an absolute nutcase, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was a physical trainer.
 

Bowery Boy

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Without defending Halliday's performance, Murty could've waited 4 minutes and made the change at HT. Instead he humiliated the player, hung him out to dry and gave that mob's support an open goal(pardon the pun) to take the piss out of him with absolute glee.

We were never coming back from 2-0. Just make the change at HT and get the game over with.

It was a cowardly act from a cowardly manager whose true colours were shown post match when he ran to the board to grass two players in to them. Halliday wasn't the only one who had a go when he was subbed that day. Candeias gave him a mouthful as well.
100% spot on. Murty is a wetwipe.

Halliday talks a lot of pish though. He started off well on snyde but has slowly reverted to ex Rangers player in the meeja type.
 

daven37

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Halliday has always been a woeful footballer and a bit of a ned.

I'm not sure there was ever that much to go 'off' from.
Don't know him as a person but woeful footballer he was not.

He had his level like all do but he wasn't shite and never gave less than 100%. He was superb when we beat the tramps on penalties at Hampden.
 
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