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David Weir vows to walk away from Ibrox if he stops getting picked

RANGERS captain David Weir will walk away from the Ibrox club if he cannot force his way back into the team, he has revealed.Expected to be fit again within the week after a month out with hamstring injury, the defender can no longer be considered an automatic first choice following manager Ally McCoist's recruitment of centre-backs Dorin Goian and Carlos Bocanegra.

Weir confessed that at the age of 41 he would not continue to make the commute to Glasgow from his family home in Cheshire if he is forced to settle for a place on the bench.

"I always had an agreement with Walter (Smith] that if I wasn't playing I'd shake hands and go home," said Weir, speaking at the launch of his autobiography, Extra Time.

"I discussed this with Ally when I signed my (latest one-year] contract and he's been part of the discussions before. That's always been my way of doing things. I spent time on the bench at Everton and I couldn't get away quick enough. It's not what you want to do; you want to play. So if I was on the bench, then I don't imagine I'd be doing that for long.

"That is basically the agreement I've had and I don't think it will ever change. If it becomes the case (that I'm not playing], then that's what I'll do (leave Rangers]. There is no point in me being here if I'm not playing. Up until now I haven't had that problem. If I do have that problem, I'll have to address it."

Weir has captained Rangers to three successive championships and missed just three league matches over the course of these campaigns.

McCoist, meanwhile, has accused outside bodies of "making a drama out of a crisis" with regard to the Old Firm. With a week to go to the first Rangers v Celtic match of the season, events off the pitch are dominating the run up, with parliamentary debate on laws that may or may not help to end sectarianism in football.

McCoist chose his words very carefully, saying: "With the greatest of respect, and I look at these things as part of my job, I would never understate the importance of it, but sometimes some people like to make a drama out of a crisis.

"We've got governments getting involved when two managers square up to each other. I'll never understate it or shirk my responsibilities, but, hey, come on, let's calm down everybody and talk about football again. If issues need addressing, let's address them, but let's calm down. I think everybody is becoming frustrated by it. We're all in the same boat, we all just want to talk about and enjoy the football.

"I honestly think, especially the Old Firm fans, the behaviour in recent seasons has been fine. There have been one or two misdemeanours from a minority, you're always going to get that, but I have to say over recent years it's been far better behaved and better policed.

"The Old Firm fans, the players, the managing and coaching staff, if they don't know now about the responsibilities they have, then they'll never know."

Rangers last night denied reports from Austria that they were late in paying Rapid Vienna the latest instalment of Nikica Jelavic's transfer fee. Jelavic moved to Ibrox for £4 million in summer 2010.

:weir:

( sad to say but maybe times up for the big fella , or should he stay as back up ,if Ally can get him to , )

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As much as I love big Davie and thank him for everything he has done since he joined the club, I can't see a need to play him regularly any more unless it's the very last resort. Goian, Bocanegra, Bartley, Perry all slot in before him for me.

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Not the quotes or attitude i expect from the big man. Strange interview tbh. Move him on.

Why? Would you rather he said he has a 1 year contract and is happy to take wages, even if he is not getting a game?

To me his quotes show the man that he is.

Someone to look up to as a person, and maybe the last player of these times who is not just a greedy cunt. :praise:

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What if someone like Edu came out and said this? "if i'm not getting picked i'm leaving" people will be raging and telling him to get to fuck.

Weir should be no different just because he's 41 doesn't make him any different. He should have left at the end of the last season.

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Have a lot of respect for Davie.

The boozegate episode? He doesn't get it. it was wrong! He sad that someone should have told Baz et al to go to bed. Implicitly absolving them of blame.

Davie? Good man.. but not that intelligent. imho. My respect for him comes from the fact that he kept himself fit.

However, he went 2 years too far and milked us for 20-25k per week. IF he was a true Rangers man, he would have hung up his boots.

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It is a non-story, everyone knows he has this agreement with the management. He is not trying to manipulate the management into playing him, he is just being honest, at his age he has nothing to prove. If I`m not wanted, fine I`ll move on. Maximum respect to him, he has done us proud.

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Why? Would you rather he said he has a 1 year contract and is happy to take wages, even if he is not getting a game?

To me his quotes show the man that he is.

Someone to look up to as a person, and maybe the last player of these times who is not just a greedy cunt. :praise:

I would rather he retired in the summer.

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Have a lot of respect for Davie.

The boozegate episode? He doesn't get it. it was wrong! He sad that someone should have told Baz et al to go to bed. Implicitly absolving them of blame.

Davie? Good man.. but not that intelligent. imho. My respect for him comes from the fact that he kept himself fit.

However, he went 2 years too far and milked us for 20-25k per week. IF he was a true Rangers man, he would have hung up his boots.

He has played in almost every game in the last 2 seasons?? :rolleyes:

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