Players you hated to see go

mfgorm

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Would have said Laudrup if he'd left a year before he did. There was talk he was going then, but he stayed. His last season he was being affected by injuries and he was part of the 9iar team that many left at the same time, Goram, McCall etc, so his departure didn't have the same effect.
Baxter would be the one for me, I never got to see him in his prime.
 

Knightswoodbear

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Recently it was Candeias. No he wasn’t a legend, he was no Albertz, Laudrup or Gascoigne. But he was known as a journeyman or a mercenary until he came to us and I think he fell in love with the club. He got us and I think he thought of Rangers as his home. Yes he had limitations but I felt he would have been useful and offered us something.

I wasn’t crying when he left but I was sad to see him go. I felt he could haven been part of 55 or a cup.
Absolutely, same here.
 

evo14

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Hateley
Laudrup
Gascoigne (even though admittedly he was past it)
The remainder of the 9IAR squad when Advocaat came in, though it was time for them to go)
Lovenkrands
Novo
Cuellar - Honestly believe he could have been a legend.
Jelavic
Aluko
Andy Little
Kenny Miller
 

bluebells272

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Trevor Steven (first time round).

He was superb for us, which is why we got so much money for him when he went.

I was suitably delighted when he returned, so much so it was a 'JFK' moment for me, ie, I still remember where I was when I heard the news. Sadly, as with so many second spells with clubs, it never worked as well as the first.
 

Ubik

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fleck and drinkell i thought had a lot more to offer. I was gutted when we sold hutton and wonder if our season would've been different had we hung onto him.
 

Slim

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Definitely Laudrup, he was just the standout player for a generation. Been sad to see loads of others leave but others come in and take their place. Laudrup was irreplaceable.
 

Hal B. Goode

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Tugay and Albertz was emotional. Laudrup really hurt.

To a lesser extent, losing Aluko was a blow. I'd have liked him to have stayed on.
 

Dave Angell

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McCoist. Along with Cooper (who I was also gutted to see leave us), they were my two boyhood idols.

The time was right for McCoist to go, but that was tough to see my hero bowing out empty handed that season.
 

Amity75

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As a kid I remember being gutted when Jimmy Nicholl left us. Think he got sent off in his farewell game as well.
 

Alex Venters

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Willie Henderson, he was only 27!
Bud Johnston, in his prime.
Bobby Russell, we kept Cammy Fraser ffs!
Davie Cooper, no explanation req'd
Terry Butcher
Gazza,although on the wane could've made the difference between winning/losing 10.
Laudrup, a genius.
Albertz, loved him
Tugay, rated him.
Fergie, our leader and a great player.

Barrie McKay, he had the lot but.....
 

TheDeli

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Was absolutely gutted when Davie Cooper, Graeme Souness, Mark Walters & Chris Woods all left.

I've been disappointed to see other players leaving the club (Cuellar & Papac possibly being the main 2) but nowhere near the levels of seeing the other 4 leave.
 

TheBlueBlazerV3

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Was listening to TalkSport on the commute home and they were discussing players from their club they hated to see go for either 1) the club they went to (Van Persie to Man Utd) or 2) because they loved the player that much while he was at the club. Who’s everyones player they hated to see leave the club?
In modern day Rangers players:

Waghorn as he had a lot of potential (which he has since shown)
Andy Little - felt he was given a pretty rotten end considering the partnership he had struck up with Jig.
Then latterly - Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace - that still stinks to the high heavens.
 

TheBlueBlazerV3

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Recently it was Candeias. No he wasn’t a legend, he was no Albertz, Laudrup or Gascoigne. But he was known as a journeyman or a mercenary until he came to us and I think he fell in love with the club. He got us and I think he thought of Rangers as his home. Yes he had limitations but I felt he would have been useful and offered us something.

I wasn’t crying when he left but I was sad to see him go. I felt he could haven been part of 55 or a cup.
100% agree, we have let players leave in recent years that confuse the life out of me, and this was one of them.
 
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