Stephen Hughes

Barbarossa

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The first year I won the BB Scottish Cross Country Championship, I was looking at all the previous winners on the trophy and there, in amongst a good few Olympians, was none other than a young Stephen Hughes, from a BB Company in Wishaw.

Was clearly a very good athlete back in the day.
Stealth post.
 

The Huguenot

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He looked a decent football player when he broke through. A shame he didn't go all the way. Maybe he was a victim of the unprofessionalism at our club back then and didn't receive the support he needed.
 

SDF

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Ross was a strange one. At times he looked a proper Rangers right back who would chalk up 400 appearances. Did he not get phucked about a bit by being moved to left back where he was a fish out of water.
I thought after 01/02 we had our next right back for a decade with Ross.

That treble winning season, we let Vidmar go and brought in Muscat (shudder)

Muscat was first choice right back (except bizarrely Celtic games where Ross would be back in) and Ross often covered for Numan at LB if he was injured.

Following season Ricksen was back in at RB and Ross never really got a regular game again.
 

minder

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Based on a few people I know from Motherwell, and backed up by various incidents of drink driving and scrapping in / outside pubs.
I can back that up.If anyone ever wants a chat with him go to the Horseshoe in Motherwell where he can be found regularly.
He's a decent enough guy but it's fair to say he probably shouldn't drink
 

SecondBestIsNothing

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Ferguson set a bar for youth prospects (especially in that position) that he could never reach, one of those players who unfortunately broke through at the wrong time. Was one of my favourites when I first started supporting us
 

Square and compass

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I’d argue that Maurice Ross would probably be the best RB in the league now if he was here. There was a reason the likes of West Ham and Wolves were in for him at points.

Malcolm wasn’t the most mobile but he could pass a ball and could tackle.

Hughes looked very promising but then never kicked on, iirc he got an injury and never really got back in after it
Football in Scotland has went down the way since then, Tavernier is better than Ross imo
 

Square and compass

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No need for that. Have some respect. He did something you could only dream of.

I’ve no idea what he is up to but whatever it is I wish him all the best.
Gies a break, most of the players on were called rank after sunday from FF
There was a witch hunt for tavernier ffs
Ok , they werent of ones quality you would expect
 

Square and compass

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I’d argue that Maurice Ross would probably be the best RB in the league now if he was here. There was a reason the likes of West Ham and Wolves were in for him at points.

Malcolm wasn’t the most mobile but he could pass a ball and could tackle.

Hughes looked very promising but then never kicked on, iirc he got an injury and never really got back in after it
Charlie adam was a great passer of the ball and got one hard time from the fans.
I liked charlie, intelligent player imo.
Look what he went on to do.
Bob malcolm played under 150 games in his full career.
 

JW1988

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Charlie adam was a great passer of the ball and got one hard time from the fans.
I liked charlie, intelligent player imo.
Look what he went on to do.
Bob malcolm played under 150 games in his full career.
charlie Adam is imo a prime example of what’s wrong with our fan base.
a player with clear talent, always used in big games, thrived under PLG as well. But was hounded our the club by impatient fans. It’ll always happen now, players aren’t allowed time to progress. Especially young Scottish players
 

Square and compass

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charlie Adam is imo a prime example of what’s wrong with our fan base.
a player with clear talent, always used in big games, thrived under PLG as well. But was hounded our the club by impatient fans. It’ll always happen now, players aren’t allowed time to progress. Especially young Scottish players
He didnt look the part as well, edu got a roasting as well.
 

Blaew

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That young team he played in (the 1980-82 age group) when you look back on it, brought through a fair decent few young players who played their part here or had decent solid professional careers elsewhere:

Maurice Ross, Bob Malcolm, Stephen Hughes, Allan McGregor, Mark Brown, Stephen Dobbie, Steven MacLean, Peter MacDonald.
 
My own daft wee memory of him is him becoming World Class, captaining Rangers to multiple Champions League and trebles before retiring to become Manager of Cowdenbeath.

CM03/04, what a game that was!
 

Trueblue76

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I can back that up.If anyone ever wants a chat with him go to the Horseshoe in Motherwell where he can be found regularly.
He's a decent enough guy but it's fair to say he probably shouldn't drink
Seen him in there recently, thought my eyes were decieving me!
 

Super_Rangers72

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I find that hard to believe but then again what about Sandy Robertson. Looked about 12 years old but got done for assaulting door staff.
Remember reading that and thought what a guy. Remember the story reported that Robertson was steaming and saying ‘big man’s ma pal’....then the bouncers chucked him down a flight of stairs. Wee Sandy got back up and battered them. Could imagine ars3hole bouncers doing that so fair play wee man, must have been a good fighter. Wonder what happened to him?
 

JMCK

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Ross was one of the best players on the park in 2002 SC Final. Also had cracking games in Paris and at Parkhead that season.
At the time Ross broke through I wondered if he might be captain one day; sadly, for him, it wasn't to be but him, Malcolm, and Hughes could all be good players on their day.
 
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