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Anyone who reads the Scottish Daily Mail will have read his interview but here's his top eleven of the players he's worked with.

Andy Goram

Maurice Malpas

Richard Gough

Terry Butcher

Sasa Papac

Brian Laudrup

Graeme Souness

Paul Gasgoine

Davie Cooper

Ally McCoist

Mark Hately 

 

How I would love too see that team on the park today .

He also mentions that Billy Connolly gave him advice on how to handle Gazza.

"You will always have to live with the genius. The genius will not live with you"

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Mad Sasa, testament to how good he was he's managed to get into a Walter Smith all time XI

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2 minutes ago, WGOH said:

Mad Sasa, testament to how good he was he's managed to get into a Walter Smith all time XI

Aye the writer said it was a surprise choice.

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16 minutes ago, WGOH said:

Mad Sasa, testament to how good he was he's managed to get into a Walter Smith all time XI

What a nod that is to Papac considering everyone Smith has worked with. I don't quite agree from a fans point of view. Off the top of my head I'd have thought Robertson however who am I to argue with Smith, who's worked with these guys day in day out. That's quite a feat for Papac.

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20 minutes ago, WGOH said:

Mad Sasa, testament to how good he was he's managed to get into a Walter Smith all time XI

The odd thing (apart from those of us who watched Walter's teams) is that he has two left backs, so presume Malpas is right back? Also, amazing to have two left backs and neither of them are Davie Robertson.

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Souness, Gascoigne, Laudrup and Cooper. Jesus Christ. Imagine those 4 in the same team.

----------------Souness-----------------

Laudrup---------------------Cooper

--------------Gascoigne---------------

 

 

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31 minutes ago, WGOH said:

Mad Sasa, testament to how good he was he's managed to get into a Walter Smith all time XI

Aye and one of the first things  McCoist did was  move him into midfield for Wallace

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Papac being there speaks wonders for his work ethic and dedication.

A player with cult status for his consistency and a player I'd love us to have at left back even now.

Not bad for a PLG centre half.

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Sasa was a star on and off the park , never had an agent and just signed any new contracts that came his way, without any of the shite you hear from players today.

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1 hour ago, ritchieshearercaldow said:

Anyone who reads the Scottish Daily Mail will have read his interview but here's his top eleven of the players he's worked with.

Andy Goram

Maurice Malpas

Richard Gough

Terry Butcher

Sasa Papac

Brian Laudrup

Graeme Souness

Paul Gasgoine

Davie Cooper

Ally McCoist

Mark Hately 

 

How I would love too see that team on the park today .

He also mentions that Billy Connolly gave him advice on how to handle Gazza.

"You will always have to live with the genius. The genius will not live with you"

I see papac as the 'surprise' inclusion but I thought he was great for us - some team!

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5 minutes ago, Bluepeter9 said:

Anyone who reads the Scottish Daily Mail

Let's hope very few, or better still, none  :justno:

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3 minutes ago, Misteral said:

Let's hope very few, or better still, none  :justno:

While I agree with the sentiment re daily mail quote - I didn't write that!!????

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Hateley!!!!!! 2 e's ffs!!!

Maurice Malpas ruins the list.

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Papac instead of Robertson is a real surprise there... especially as Robertson had won so much and played a big part during the 9 and had that great combination with Laudrup .... no disrespect to sasa who was a great servant during smiths second spell....for me sasa was 3rd best left back we have had in the last 30 years imo... still surprised .... wonder if there was a wee issue ther between Smith and Robertson  in later years?....

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10 minutes ago, FSM said:

Hateley!!!!!! 2 e's ffs!!!

Maurice Malpas ruins the list.

Surely Gary Stevens would've been in at RB instead. 

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3 minutes ago, Polo said:

Surely Gary Stevens would've been in at RB instead. 

And Stuart Munro instead of Papac.

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Papac was very much a Walter type player so i'm not at all surprised to see him included above David Robertson.
 

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The bold Souness holding the fort while Laudrup Gazza and Cooper work off that front line :bow:

 

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I'm honestly not surprised Papac is there. 

Hard working, dedicated, loyal and good defensively. Smith's perfect defender. 

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