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ssblue
30-05-2013, 22:06
100 league games.

1 goal that I'm sure we all remember.

Selling a goal in a 1-1 draw against that lot at Ibrox.

Captaining the team the day we won 3 in a row.

Other memories?

b burns
30-05-2013, 22:07
Did he not score against the beasts in one of his first games?

talktalk
30-05-2013, 22:13
Tried to get a Scotland cap by saying he was from Prestonpans, great player for us and acted like a Rangers player should off the park.dignified and never in trouble.

myopic
30-05-2013, 22:14
An absolute gentleman and someone to whom I owe a small but significant personal debt

rangeral
30-05-2013, 22:16
League v Celtc
League Cup v Queen's Park
Scottish Cup v Dunfermline

only his 3 goals he scored.

first250worldrecord
30-05-2013, 22:18
100 league games.

1 goal that I'm sure we all remember.

Selling a goal in a 1-1 draw against that lot at Ibrox.

Captaining the team the day we won 3 in a row.

Other memories?

My first game v them, a horrific back pass allowing cascarino to nip & equalise after a diving header from Super had given the Gers the lead.

Clachan Blue
30-05-2013, 22:19
Meeting him playing crazy golf in Tenerife in summer 2001! He was managing Barnsley at the time and they were playing a couple of pre-season friendlies there.

Oh, and scoring at the Piggery.

sasasmate
30-05-2013, 22:31
Met him before chelsea v man city last November, lovely fella

Number_Eight
30-05-2013, 22:34
A fabulous footballer.

When others hid, he looked to take responsibility.

I wish we'd had him longer.

Brian Laudrup
30-05-2013, 22:35
had the unenvious task of following Ray Wilkins in central midfield but he was a quality player in his own right

blue_radley
30-05-2013, 22:42
Great player, one of the cleanest tacklers Ive ever seen.

Fell foul of the 3 foreigner rule back in the 90s so had to be let go.

Sluggy1966
30-05-2013, 23:10
My first game v them, a horrific back pass allowing cascarino to nip & equalise after a diving header from Super had given the Gers the lead.

I am sure I was in West enclosure that day and Cascarino took pelters from us when warming up and when he came on and scored he just gave the enclosre a smile. Or did I dream that?

Memories of Spackman - Did he play in a friendly v Rangers at Ibrox for Chelsea? I remember the Chelsea fans singing his name and wishing we could have such a player as we were pretty poor at the time - maybe dreaming again as that was in my youth.

superrangers
30-05-2013, 23:24
Good player and great gent. A true Ranger.

Mr Struth would have been proud.

cw3038
30-05-2013, 23:25
Rab Spackman a gentleman and a player.

chic
30-05-2013, 23:27
Decent player who scored against the tarriers at Beggardome.

We watched that game in the old Edmiston Club as we couldn't get a ticket for Beggardome

Gordy61
30-05-2013, 23:32
Did he not score against the beasts in one of his first games?

Yip,a 1-0 going on 10-0 New year game at the girodome
I had a wee crash in my dads car on the way home.He was not happy at all:)
Spackman was a good player for us and a top guy.

howiefaeek
30-05-2013, 23:33
Loved watching him play ! As previously mentioned great tackler ! All round consistent player!:)

No1likesus
30-05-2013, 23:35
An absolute diamond geezer.

Doing a lot of pundit work for Al Jazzeera.

I became friendly with him when he was here and we keep in touch.

beastie69
30-05-2013, 23:55
A fabulous footballer.

When others hid, he looked to take responsibility.

I wish we'd had him longer.

That's my recollection.

He could dig and play. A time when we could sign quality midfielders to rival anyone in Britain.

geo752
30-05-2013, 23:58
I loved the way Nigel played he owned the midfield while at Ibrox a great professional

weewilbur
31-05-2013, 00:00
A very good player for us.Always remember the SC semi-final at Hampden when Robertson got sent off after 6 mins,Nigel Spackman was immense that night in a number of different positions.The type of player in games who would cover right across the front of the defense,but could also use the ball too.

bruceybalboa
31-05-2013, 00:01
The story Goram tells about leathering him at half time against Aberdeen!

Would have done the exact same thing.

georgeclooney
31-05-2013, 00:20
Great passer of a ball but could play a bit and was mobile as well. Just added that on at the end as I recall Bob Malcom could pass a ball but very little else.

stayfor90mins
31-05-2013, 00:30
Did he not score against the beasts in one of his first games?

Yes he scored in his debut game against the filth, a shot come cross from McCoist,which he converted into a goal:)

Jimmy Mac
31-05-2013, 00:32
Tried to chat up my mrs when I went for a piss in bonkers the bastard.

:D

adelblue
31-05-2013, 00:37
The night we went to see him do a talk in Huddersfield. Despite not being meant to he spoke about rangers most of the night. "because whatever they say there's only one team in glasgow". The night he scored that goal Ian durrant got him so pissed he fell asleep in a lift in the Hilton.

Jimmy Mac
31-05-2013, 00:44
The night we went to see him do a talk in Huddersfield. Despite not being meant to he spoke about rangers most of the night. "because whatever they say there's only one team in glasgow". The night he scored that goal Ian durrant got him so pissed he fell asleep in a lift in the Hilton.

To be fair that's normal in my book :D

DavieCooperloyalGB
31-05-2013, 10:02
"Has his contract been extended yet?" If not, why not!!!!! ( Phone in rant from an overexcited Bear ) Had me in stiches

craigie
31-05-2013, 10:04
A fantastic player who, at times, was only appreciated when not in the team as he was quietly efficient in everything he did on the pitch.




25/10

imbran
31-05-2013, 10:05
Quality player who is often overlooked when we remenisce about heroes of the past.

ozbluenose
31-05-2013, 10:12
Game at scumhut,and the 2-0 against the sheep to win the league 1991 he ended up in middle of defence near the end of that game and was immense.

mrder90
31-05-2013, 10:21
another player we had at the time who could have walked into any team in the country,i was sad to see him go.

LJ50
31-05-2013, 10:27
My abiding memory of Spackman is of meeting him leaving Ibrox one day, having gone up to pick tickets up for a European game, and him being crowded by half a dozen of us trying to get an autograph. One 16-17 year old pushes his way to the front, shoves a pen and autograph book into Nigel's hand and says:

"To Scott"

"To Scott, what?" replied Spackman

"Nothing else, just 'to Scott'"

"I thought maybe 'to Scott', please" says Nigel.

All done without sounding unfriendly or rude, and he quite happily signed the autograph for the boy.

I eventually got my autograph and turned to my folks beaming, when my Mum said "I hope you said 'please'". Spackman overheard, laughed and then had a couple of minute conversation with my folks about manners.

Stuck in my mind as I really liked him as a player, and he seemed a really bright, articulate and friendly guy.

GBOY
31-05-2013, 10:48
His finest game in a Rangers jersey was the cup semi when Robertson was sent off after six minutes. Spackman was tremendous that night.

Southside_Shug
31-05-2013, 12:00
A fantastic player who, at times, was only appreciated when not in the team as he was quietly efficient in everything he did on the pitch.




25/10


Said it many times on here.


You only noticed how good he was when he wasn't there!!!:D

craigie
31-05-2013, 12:01
Said it many times on here.


You only noticed how good he was when he wasn't there!!!:D

I've always been of that opinion too Shug.




25/10

The Blue Sea
31-05-2013, 12:06
Lasting memory for me is him getting his ankles taped up in the 4 in a row video.....

windsor11
31-05-2013, 16:19
Billy Spackman a gentleman and a player.

Fixed that for you