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Scottish Hall of Some Infame - Derek Johnstone??

Post by Sat31March1928 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:29 am

Just been looking at the latest 8 inductees.

http://sport.scotsman.com/sport/Scottis ... 4699460.jp

Derek Johnstone? One of the 40 best ever Scottish footballers? I don't think even the hardest blue nose would have him in the 40 best Rangers players.

And as much as John Thomson suffered a tragic death should he be in ahead of someone like Harry Rennie? Bizarrely the Scotsman says "His career was cut tragically short when he collided with Rangers striker Sam English and suffered a depression of the skull in 1931". Don't they know he died because of it?

And still no Bobby Walker. :(
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Post by bobby s » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:57 am

No Bobby Johnstone? :roll:
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Re: Scottish Hall of Some Infame - Derek Johnstone??

Post by lbb » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:29 am

Sat31March1928 wrote:"His career was cut tragically short
:shock: Yeah, kinda difficult to 'bounce back' from that kind of thing. What were they thinking?

Derek Johnstone certainly wasn't one of the first 40 to be inducted into Rangers Hall of Fame. I know his nose was put out of joint when fans voted Mark Hateley ahead of him in the Greatest XI. That's what you get for being fat in the 1980's, I suppose.

I'm surprised to see that it's taken so long for Bill Struth to be included. And there's no Willie Maley either - but Gordon Strachan is there. I like Gordon Smith but has he really made an 'outstanding contribution to Scottish football'? I don't see it.

This whole thing seems to be open to the capriciousness of supporters.

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Re: Scottish Hall of Some Infame - Derek Johnstone??

Post by bobby s » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:04 am

lbb wrote: I like Gordon Smith but has he really made an 'outstanding contribution to Scottish football'? I don't see it.
I think it's the real Gordon Smith, not the cheap imitation.
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Re: Scottish Hall of Some Infame - Derek Johnstone??

Post by lbb » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:22 am

bobby s wrote: I think it's the real Gordon Smith, not the cheap imitation.
:oops:

What a dreadful error. People have resigned for less.

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Post by MadMac » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:31 pm

The words "Scraping" and "Barrel" spring to mind.......

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Post by Gersman » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:54 pm

Aye, 16 year old cup final winners are ten a penny in Scotland.
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Post by sam peckinpah » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:58 am

The problem with a Scottish Football Hall of Fame is that Old Firm players will inevitably come to dominate. Success is a 'given' and this can inflate / exaggerate a players 'ability'. Some form of weighting against Old Firm domination should be applied so that the Hall of Fame is truly representative of Scottish Football's broad church. Any player that achieved 'big' at a provincial club is surely worth at least three Old Firm 'stars'. In this sense, the achievements of Gordon Smith remain awesome.

As for Derek Johnstone being in the Hall of fame,what was it they said about Henry Kissinger winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

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Post by Scottish » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:02 am

Same applies to management. I've just finished compiling a list of trophy-winning managers and much to my surprise discovered that only sixteen bosses have won more trophies than John Greig! I doubt if even the most rabid Rangers fan would place Greig among Scottish football's twenty best managers ever.

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Post by exile » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:23 pm

He deserves something for these results

Rangers 2 Juventus 0
PSV Eindhoven 2 Rangers 3

both in 1978. It did go downhill after that, however.

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