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BankieBlue
31-10-2008, 10:18
Too difficult to choose a favourite, but number 1 is number 1 for a reason ;)


1. Mr Struths "Let the others come after us, we welcome the chase"

2. the wives of celtic fans used to send me letters thanking me for sending their husbands home early --- Jim Baxter

3. When Rangers come knocking, you dont turn things like that down." Neil Alexander

4. Ive played for some big clubs but Rangers is a proper football club ------Graeme Souness

5. My only regret was coming too late and leaving too early. Mark Hateley


6. Jimmy Millar (1955-67; 317games 162goals) quote

"When a chap loses his heart to an ideal, there's no going back. It grows and grows within him, growing stronger as the years slip past.
That is why, when people ask: "Would you rather play centre than in the half-back line?" my answer comes off my lips as though from a tape recorder:
"I don't care where I play so long as I wear the Rangers colours."

7. 'The Spanish police did what was natural to them. The Rangers fans did what came naturally to them and charged.' Big Jock Wallace on the pitch invasion in Barcalona


8. Bobby Shearer: 'How you feeling son'
Young player making his debut: 'I'm a bit worried Mr Shearer'.
Bobby Shearer: 'When you pull on a Rangers jersey it's them who'll be worried'.


9. 'Sorry, Mr Chairman, but this is the earliest I have been late for some time.' Coisty who was famous for bein late, to SDM who was waitin for him at the front door


10. 'I always said that the team who drinks together, wins together.' Richard Gough.


11. Pele on Jim Baxter: "I wish he had been Brazilian."


12. 'I still think about those people every single day of my life.' John Greig on the fans who died in the disaster.


13. Ian Ferguson: "I only ever have a drink when we win a trophy. That's why people think I'm an alcoholic."


14. 'I played for the team I loved' - Davie Cooper

15. for every fiver celtic spend, we will spend a tenner. – Sir David Murray

16. Hateley on returning for his second spell,
Reporter at Glasgow airport - 'How do you feel about coming back Mark?'
"I'm not coming back - I'm coming Home"

17. The Goalie against Marseille in France when asked if he was nervous,…….."Pub Team"

18. "My kind of manager...he didn't go over the top tactically, he knew my ability on the ball and let me go out and play my natural game."
Davie Cooper on Jock Wallace

19. "I do feel a little bit frustrated that these good and exciting times at Ibrox have come a little too late for me. But against that frustration is the realism that I have enjoyed a marvelous career that others would give their right arm for so I can’t be greedy."
Davie Cooper

20. “I hated leaving Rangers, but I wanted to go somewhere where I could keep playing.”
Davie Cooper

21. "What do I like about Rangers?i like winning"-Mark Hateley

22. I would do those 2 years over and over again for the rest of my life" - Paul Gascoigne

23. "Glasgow Rangers.. God I loved playing for them" - Gazza again

24. George Best..."If I wasn't playing football...I'd still be throwing stones at Catholics (not Rangers obviously, but interesting comment from Best)

25. "I'll play for Rangers as long as I can, then spend the rest of my life being depressed" - Super Ally


26. "£4 million? That's an awful lot of money for a sub" – Mark Hately on Duncan Ferguson


27. " At Rangers you are never more than 2 defeats away from a crisis! "Walter Smith


28. "Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome." - Bill Struth


29. After beating Celtic 3-2 in a Cup Final.

TV Reporter : 'As you went into extra-time were you confident' ?
Jock Wallace : 'I was confident before it started, son'


30. "when i play, i am like a soldier going into battle. my team mates are my commrades.we will never give up, no matter the opposition" – Dado Prso


31. 'Police officer: ''Mr McCoist, do you have a police record.'' Ian Durrant: ''Walkin On The Moon' . .'' ' From wee Durrants autobiography.


32. 'You can put on my gravestone that Andy Goram broke my heart.' Tommy Burns.


33. 'It was a fantastic achievement, made even more special by the fact it was won at Parkhead.' Donald Findlay on Rangers winning the Treble at our rivals' ground!


34. "the helicopter is changing direction" - Helicopter Sunday


35. "I hope to be here so long they have to kick me out!" – Andy Goram


36. "From now on their must be No Surrender!" – Stefan Klos


37. "Rangers like the big strong powerful fellows, with a bit of strength and solidity in the tackle, rather than the frivolous, quick moving stylists like Jimmy Johnstone, small, tiptoe-throughs the tulips type of players who excite people." - Willie Waddell, Rangers manager 1972


38. 'Rangers have treated me so well, the fans have become like a family to me. 'No matter how much money was put in front of me, I would never sign for Celtic.' – Nacho Novo


39. "Celtic could offer me all the money in the world, I'd never play for them, I simply wouldn't do that to Rangers, my fans and to myself"---Rangers legend Jörg Albertz


40. "In Scotland, I have to say I'm more fond of Glasgow Rangers - not Celtc - and there is a great player who played for them , and who is still alive today, Willie Henderson, I met up with him recently when Benfica played Celtc again" - Eusébio da Silva Ferreira


41. "See you next year" - Dick Advocaat on his winning acceptance speech at the Manager of the Year Awards.



Some quotes from opposition players on the Ibrox Atmosphere


Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
"All I can say when I try to imagine what it will be like at Ibrox is Ooh la la!' I played against Rangers at Ibrox with Chelsea in the summer and we lost 2-0, I have told Perrin that the atmosphere at Ibrox is absolutely magical. To my way of appreciating football, its truly really beautiful. That's how to support your team!"

Drogba goes on "Lyon played at Celtic a couple of seasons ago but Ibrox will be completely different!"

Thierry Henry (FC Barcelona)
"I know the atmosphere that's generated here and that makes it tough for any team. I thought the fans were unbelievable again.
"They were not swearing or shouting stupid things, they pushed their team forward and that's great to see."

Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
"The Rangers fans were awesome, all the lads were talking about it," said Lampard.
"The reception I got when I went to take corners during the game, and after when we were going off, was really nice.
"They certainly love their own team, but it was very special to get that welcome. It was amazing really, and a very good game to play in for us, certainly the best friendly we've had.
"With that kind of backing from their crowd, they will be hard to beat. And I expect to see Rangers in the Champions League.

Hernan Crespo (AC Milan)
"I've played at Ibrox --the atmosphere in Scottish stadiums is sensational."

Lionel Letizi (PSG)
"I'd been told about the incredible atmosphere but could not believe how loud it was.
"When we arrived and walked out on to the pitch, the stadium was empty because we were early.
"We went back inside to change and when we walked into the tunnel we could hear a rumbling noise.
"And when we went back on to the pitch I could not believe my ears. The sound was terrifying and the game had not even started yet.
"I then had to walk to my goal and when the referee blew his whistle to start the match the sound which came from the stand at my back almost knocked me over.
"It was amazing and I am really looking forward to experiencing this again - as a Rangers player."

Henning Berg (When at Rangers)
"The atmosphere was better than anything I experienced at Old Trafford, even better than playing Juventus there. I will never forget this night.

Dado Prso (Monaco)
"The atmosphere was incomparable, and I had goosebumps throughout the match," he said of the 2-2 draw, despite spending the first 56 minutes on the bench.
Since then, I have never experienced anything as intense in any of the other European stadia I've played football in. Rangers are the club I needed to join. They are a club in my own image, and their ambitions are on the same level as my own."

Gary Neville (Manchester United)
"This was the loudest atmosphere that I have known, compared to any English ground away from home.
"There have been certain nights at Old Trafford in European games - the ones against Juventus comes to mind - when the atmosphere was incredible.
"But this was definitely up there with the best. It was fantastic.
"When we came out at the start I was looking around me and I saw people in the directors’ box jumping up singing and I was wondering what was happening. It is not usually like that.
"The crowd beating us was never going to happen - but thank goodness they didn’t score."

Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United)
"I'll never forget that night we played there. The atmosphere was unbelievable, very hostile.
Villarreal will think they've experienced a lot of good atmospheres but I really think the Rangers support could startle them.

Marcos Senna (Villarreal)
"Usually players don't even hear supporters when we play but it was impossible to ignore the crowd in Glasgow.
"When they scored, the noise was amazing, incredible. It was a very beautiful spectacle.
"I could almost say I was not totally sad when they scored - that crowd deserved it.
"It seems there will be 6000 Rangers fans here but only 4000 will get into the stadium. Well, it's going to be noisy inside and out.
"Their fans are great and it will help them but it was a lot noisier at Ibrox than it will be at our ground. The Madrigal fans support us a lot but in a different way."


Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona)
"It is not just made up that players can suffer from an intimidating atmosphere when they play at visiting grounds.
"I know from Ruud (Ruud van Nistelrooy) that when we beat PSV at Ibrox in the Champions League he thought it was very frightening. He said it was one of the most atmospheric matches he had ever experienced - and now he has to face it again. For him to come back to Ibrox it will be the same experience.
"I know that Manchester United's players face all the biggest games and full stadiums everywhere, but I think most of them will find this Wednesday night at Ibrox a really different atmosphere.
"I've played in England and I don't think that any stadium in the Premiership can compare with Ibrox for its intimidating atmosphere - it is far above them."

rfcjonnya
31-10-2008, 10:29
Very good thread my friend. I enjoyed reading all the quotes. As with the quotes from the different players praising us...leave that to the scum accross the city we know what our atmosphere can get like. WE ARE THE PEOPLE.


WATP

macaloon9
31-10-2008, 10:37
Really enjoyed reading that mate.

Saddens me to think we're unlikely to get any such comments on the atmosphere at Ibrox for some time.

However:

15. for every fiver celtic spend, we will spend a tenner. – Sir David Murray

Not the kind of rubbish I want to remember!

WokinghamBear
31-10-2008, 11:07
I love the Jimmy Millar one in full,
"When a chap loses his heart to an ideal, there's no going back. It grows and grows within him, growing stronger as the years slip past. That is why, when people ask: "Would you rather play centre than in the half-back line?" my answer comes off my lips as though from a tape recorder: "I don't care where I play so long as I wear the Rangers colours."
Believe me, I have said those words a thousand times, and they mean as much today as when I first uttered them."


Also - from Jock Wallace:
"Rangers don't play friendlies, we play challenge matches"

superbear
31-10-2008, 11:11
"Rangers like the big strong powerful fellows, with a bit of strength and solidity in the tackle, rather than the frivolous, quick moving stylists like Jimmy Johnstone, small, tiptoe-throughs the tulips type of players who excite people." - Willie Waddell, Rangers manager 1972

Much though I respect Waddell I can't say I like that one (which reinforces a certain stereotype). Especially when you remember the number of great wingers we've had - including Waddell himself (even if he wasn't a "Jinky" type).

vancy
31-10-2008, 11:13
http://forum.*****************/showthread.php?t=482373&highlight=Made+smile

Telford_True_Blue
22-07-2009, 18:31
Shameless bump!! :)

rab_gascoigne_8
22-07-2010, 17:54
Cracking thread. Feel-good bump.

Baxter79
22-07-2010, 18:02
Big smile ear to ear reading these player Quotes,

The most unpopular quote i remember Souness- I don't care if we lose four times to Celtic as long as we win the league...

superrangers
22-07-2010, 18:03
Ian Ferguson - "I just don't like Celtic and it's as simple as that"

18kjmmd73
22-07-2010, 18:07
8. Bobby Shearer: 'How you feeling son'
Young player making his debut: 'I'm a bit worried Mr Shearer'.
Bobby Shearer: 'When you pull on a Rangers jersey it's them who'll be worried'.

Makes my spine tingle. But this one is the most appropriate at this time.

28. "Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome." - Bill Struth

zanderburgess
22-07-2010, 18:16
Kyle Lafferty - I'll play anywhere for the Rangers

orange&blue
22-07-2010, 18:26
31. 'Police officer: ''Mr McCoist, do you have a police record.'' Ian Durrant: ''Walkin On The Moon' . .'' ' From wee Durrants autobiography.

Brilliant!

BIB
22-07-2010, 18:51
Cracking read! Just what you need right now :):)

portrushbear
22-07-2010, 19:02
great read

am proud 2 b blue
22-07-2010, 19:38
'To break Mr McPhail's record means more to me than any other honour...I don't think it will be broken', super Ally

eastenclosurebear
22-07-2010, 19:47
We Are The People - Giovanni Van Bronkhorst

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
22-07-2010, 19:52
"That was for the troops. There were big gaps in the Celtic end today but there were none in the Rangers end."

Jock Wallace.

milky-bear
22-07-2010, 22:48
Top post Bankiblue brings back a lot of memories!!!

I doff my cap to you!

first250worldrecord
22-07-2010, 23:02
Great read,

no doom & gloom in sight

turrabear
22-07-2010, 23:23
top post .great for lifting the troop's spirts at time's like this.

Baxter79
22-07-2010, 23:30
"That was for the troops. There were big gaps in the Celtic end today but there were none in the Rangers end."

Jock Wallace.

Jock Wallace would have killed Chuck Norris...

sahrfc
24-07-2010, 17:25
I think i'll get number 1 and 28 as tatt's 28 i feel sums up how things feel just now but shows that we will overcome

NO SURRENDER :)

Sasa's Barber
24-07-2010, 17:28
I'm proud to say that no matter what happens in the future i'll always be a Ranger and no one can take that away from me. I may not have been born a Ranger, nor manufactured a Ranger like a true Ranger. I understand and I need no explanation. Hopefully i've served this famous club well and i've stayed true to the values and principles that make the club and the fans the best in the world. We truly are the people. "Nacho Novo"

Flawed_Genius
24-07-2010, 17:33
some tremendous quotes in there - I love hearing guys who didn't grow up with Rangers in their blood saying such things.

Hateley and Gazza have some belters in there.

sam_cooke
03-02-2012, 14:01
So much doom and gloom on here nowadays, something to lift the spirits ;)

... After defeating the Rhats 1-0 in the 1992 Scottish cup semi-final with only ten men for 84 minutes of the match, the commentator, Ian Crocker I believe uttered the closing words as the final whistle blew..."NEVER write off Rangers" !:)

dragy71
03-02-2012, 16:34
Great stuff ,glad i didn`t have to type all that out lol:)

Blairdardie bear
03-02-2012, 17:17
walter on miko he has great economy of movement:p

klostheboss
03-02-2012, 17:27
I was confident before it started son! Haha big jock didn't miss did he, good quote from Drogba too, never seen that one before

cbcrfc
03-02-2012, 17:28
I’ll probably think that (this is just an exhibition game) until I wake up in the morning and say, ‘I get to play Rangers tonight. Regardless of what kind of team they brought or who they’re playing, it's still Rangers. Not many people can say they ever did that. - Landon Donovan when Rangers played LA Galaxy in a end of season friendly in 2007.

cbcrfc
03-02-2012, 17:29
also can not remember bombers quote, that is a great one.

Joan66
03-02-2012, 17:57
delighted this thread got bumped great thread! And I agree mr. Struths comment is no.1 :)

54ncounting
03-02-2012, 19:05
Non bluenoses just don't get how we are so special and better than the rest. First class travel and bowler hats..f*ck the grey shell suits! WATP

The_Ulsterman
03-02-2012, 19:14
Great read with some great quotes about our great team. Subscribed to this thread so I can keep coming back to it :D

The Paludrine Club
03-02-2012, 20:05
At some clubs, you are only as good as your last game; at Rangers you are only as good as your last pass - Richard Gough.

storyoftheblues
03-02-2012, 20:12
7. 'The Spanish police did what was natural to them. The Rangers fans did what came naturally to them and charged.' Big Jock Wallace on the pitch invasion in Barcalona


From the time when no-one f****d with Rangers fans.

matt64
03-02-2012, 20:17
Ian Ferguson - "I just don't like Celtic and it's as simple as that"

I think we all agree with that. :scarf:

Peasandgravy7
03-02-2012, 20:23
Stand tall and look them in the eye because you will not buckle, you will not wilt because you are wearing a blue shirt and let them be worried.

rfcgrahambrfc
03-02-2012, 21:20
Some aawesome quotes makes you feel good

ticket_master
03-02-2012, 21:38
an excellent idea to bump this thread

runningbear
03-02-2012, 21:50
Doddy, What's the cry? - Jock Wallace.

marty cvfb
03-02-2012, 21:57
13. Ian Ferguson: "I only ever have a drink when we win a trophy. That's why people think I'm an alcoholic."

Brilliant

joeapb
03-02-2012, 22:14
superb read thanks

plus1
03-02-2012, 23:23
Jordan McMillan's youth cup story against celtc and the cry was "NO SURRENDER"!

wordy_rappinghood
03-02-2012, 23:24
So much doom and gloom on here nowadays, something to lift the spirits ;)

... After defeating the Rhats 1-0 in the 1992 Scottish cup semi-final with only ten men for 84 minutes of the match, the commentator, Ian Crocker I believe uttered the closing words as the final whistle blew..."NEVER write off Rangers" !:)

Think it was Martin Tyler .

elalamein
03-02-2012, 23:45
I really enjoyed reading these quotes !

It is appreciated you spending the time putting it together!

neilyblueboy07
04-02-2012, 00:00
walter on miko he has great economy of movement:p

"for the tabloid press, he's a lazy b@stard!"

The rest of the Walter quote :D

Teddyjohn
04-02-2012, 00:03
Struth's is an iconic moment in our history.

bear2010
04-02-2012, 00:19
Nacho Novo - " I said no thanks" opting to join the gers instead of the runner up.

Did Ray Wilkins not have a quote about the pleasure to play for the Rangers.