He always threatened to be on the cusp of something great with us, it never really materialised IMO. He was great in fits and starts but he really let us down in Europe.You make valid points IMO
theres an understandable nostalgia associated with Gazza, domestically terrific and played for us slap bang in the middle of a golden period for the club. A huge name to arrive at Rangers, and while others followed particularly during the Advocaat years, Gazza was a real symbol of where we were at that time as a club
For me he will be remembered as a player who shared some fantastic times with us, but ultimately his off field challenges came to the fore and it didn't end particularly well, which is fucking sad. But thinking back to the good times on the domestic front and yeah, its nostalgia max and I think that's why there's such a fondness for Gazza within the support.
Agree on Europe though, some absolutely honking results and whilst not solely accountable, youd be looking to players like Gazza to stand out and make a difference. He, and others, failed miserably in that regard
Agree with the general sentiment but I do think its harsh to say he really let us down in Europe. The whole team did, and we had enough quality elsewhere in the side to see us through some of those ties.He always threatened to be on the cusp of something great with us, it never really materialised IMO. He was great in fits and starts but he really let us down in Europe.
Richard Marx sang that song and I've always associated it with Davie Cooper through hearing that song for the 1st time as a 14 year old at the timeThe one I sadly remember first when we talk STV using songs over football highlights, is from their tribute to Davie Cooper the night he died. Song was called Right Here Waiting, and to this day I'm close to tears anytime I hear that song played.
Did Gazza have a 3way with your bird and ma or something?? You seem to be the only person that dislikes him.My point is he done nothing for us in Europe to show it.
England won the same amount of games in the group stages of 1990 World Cup as Scotland, one.
In fact that 1-0 win over Egypt was the only game they won over 90 minutes having beaten both Belgium and Cameroon after extra time.
England had a number of “world class” players in that 1990 team. To suggest Gazza carried them single handedly in these events is ludicrous.
Name a game in Europe Gazza controlled for us and really stood out ? Do you remember our results in Europe with Gazza in the team.
The one I sadly remember first when we talk STV using songs over football highlights, is from their tribute to Davie Cooper the night he died. Song was called Right Here Waiting, and to this day I'm close to tears anytime I hear that song played.
I agree mate. With the players we had at that time we should have been doing far better in European competition. Interesting that Walter got us to a European final in his second spell with (and no disrespect to them) a group of considerably less gifted players. Was in the Broomloan for that 3-1 game and, as someone has said. his first goal sometime gets overlooked by the second, but it was another special goal from a very special player.I think the reason why our players never really lit up Europe was Walter Smiths tactics.