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For me the stand out has got to be Rino Gattuso.

What Advocaat didn't see in him I'll never know, was absolutely gutted when he left as I feel we could have easily sold him for 10m+ if we'd got at least 2/3 full seasons out of him.

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Just now, Smile said:

He was poor when at us a headless chicken Advocaat tried to covert him to right back he wasn't having it more a cult player that an actual player.

Went on to have an outstanding career though.

He was only 19 at the time though. new country, climate etc

I think if he'd settled after a couple of seasons then we'd have had a world class player at our disposal. 

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24 minutes ago, mearns loyal said:

Gio...

Meant as in players that werent well known at the time. Fixed the title.

But yeah, Gio had a great career after us. Doing not bad as a manager too.

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Wracking my brains to think of one .... there have been very few I think over the years most players either peaked at Ibrox or found the level too high....even our very best players never moved on to big clubs elsewhere for different reasons....

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2 minutes ago, King_gazza said:

He was only 19 at the time though. new country, climate etc

I think if he'd settled after a couple of seasons then we'd have had a world class player at our disposal. 

He would have been sent off more by the impartial referees than time spent on the pitch.

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8 minutes ago, Smile said:

He would have been sent off more by the impartial referees than time spent on the pitch.

True, I reckon Smith would have got the best out of him.

Shame it was towards the end of his reign that Gattuso signed. Would have loved to have seen him wiping out Lego muncher in a OF game if he'd been around in those days. 

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Arteta is the obvious one.

Tugay wasn't really appreciated until he left us, but I think he was rated before he arrived, so prob not right to include him.

McCormack could potentially be included purely on his transfer fees. I maintain that he was and always will be pish though.

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10 minutes ago, Theulstervolunteer said:

Wracking my brains to think of one .... there have been very few I think over the years most players either peaked at Ibrox or found the level too high....even our very best players never moved on to big clubs elsewhere for different reasons....

True, in regards to our very best players not moving to bigger clubs then I'm shocked nobody came in for the likes of Numan, Klos etc

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Just now, mitre_mouldmaster said:

Arteta is the obvious one.

Tugay wasn't really appreciated until he left us, but I think he was rated before he arrived, so prob not right to include him.

McCormack could potentially be included purely on his transfer fees. I maintain that he was and always will be pish though.

I thought Tugay was immense for us back in the day.

Was gutted when he left.

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7 minutes ago, King_gazza said:

True, in regards to our very best players not moving to bigger clubs then I'm shocked nobody came in for the likes of Numan, Klos etc

Klos had a great contract remember reading at the time he was on like 25-40 grand a week do not know how true that was but he just sat it out picking up the money soured his time at us a bit for me.

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15 minutes ago, Theulstervolunteer said:

Wracking my brains to think of one .... there have been very few I think over the years most players either peaked at Ibrox or found the level too high....even our very best players never moved on to big clubs elsewhere for different reasons....

our best times were probably the 90s and at that time Rangers was as big a Club as your Man Uniteds and other big clubs in Europe if not bigger, so our players wouldnt have needed to move. Many of our best players obviously loved it at Ibrox due to how long they stayed 

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10 minutes ago, Smile said:

Klos had a great contract remember reading at the time he was on like 25-40 grand a week do not know how true that was but he just sat it out picking up the money soured his time at us a bit for me.

Was on 50k a week, came out when all the EBT stuff got released. 

Our highest paid player ever. 

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10 minutes ago, Smile said:

Klos had a great contract remember reading at the time he was on like 25-40 grand a week do not know how true that was but he just sat it out picking up the money soured his time at us a bit for me.

According to Wiki he was on one of the largest wages in Europe so wouldn't surprise me if it was around the 40k mark.

It's a shame if it's true that he picked up injuries without being legitimately injured as it's tarnished the great reputation he built up. From keepers I've seen play in the flesh for us then he'd be 2nd behind Goram.

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17 minutes ago, King_gazza said:

I thought Tugay was immense for us back in the day.

Was gutted when he left.

He was a brilliant player 

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Just now, King_gazza said:

According to Wiki he was on one of the largest wages in Europe so wouldn't surprise me if it was around the 40k mark.

It's a shame if it's true that he picked up injuries without being legitimately injured as it's tarnished the great reputation he built up. From keepers I've seen play in the flesh for us then he'd be 2nd behind Goram.

As a shot-stopper, he was excellent as you say only Goram was at his level or Above.

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9 minutes ago, jackrfc95 said:

Was on 50k a week, came out when all the EBT stuff got released. 

Our highest paid player ever. 

Ridiculous wage at the time no wonder he never wanted to move.

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Just now, Billythebear77 said:

He was a brilliant player 

Always remember that rocket he scored for Blackburn from outside of the box on the volley.

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On 09/02/2018 at 16:41, Smile said:

As a shot-stopper, he was excellent as you say only Goram was at his level or Above.

Goram tops klos all day long Imo though. Capable of pulling off truly miraculous saves in big games. 

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