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Ex-Reds you still can't stand

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Silver Sean, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Richey

    Richey Well-Known Member

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    I am surprised that so many seem to hate Riise. I don’t recall anyone hating him at the time. He was a great player. Unless he is a massive twat in real life?

    Less surprised to see Ruddock mentioned. I actually didn’t mind Ruddock at all. I thought he was a decent player. Clearly he fitted it well with the whole big drinking thing but he wouldn’t have forced the others into it, and he didn’t perform worse on the field than anyone else.
     
  2. Hyena

    Hyena Well-Known Member

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    I didn’t say it was rational!

    But I did dislike him. He always struck me as a bit of a brainless self obsessed kind. A bit like our dear friend Moreno.
     
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  3. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Riise is a special character. He did well footballwise on his career. Much different than Moreno. He moved out as 17 y.o. to Monaco. He was a bit of a victim for being bullied in his youth so I guess he compensated by training and training. He did well at Monaco, and was on his way to Fulham when we snatched him from under their noses.

    Early days here I think he did well. Scored some nice goals, but also worked hard. After Istanbul the success probably went to his head more than it had done and I for one was quite unimpressed with him that following summer. I hoped that becoming 5th in PL inspired the guy(s) to use the summer to reload batteries and have a better og  the coming season. Instead he drove around Oslo in a Ferrari trying to get as much attention as possible. So for me his career took a turn that summer.

    He clearly has had his ups and downs on and off the field. Especially off the field he has had difficult times. Maybe it is based on his early years, but he is really driven around media attention. He seem really daft the way he ends up in silly situation and try to get media coverage while doing it. It also must be amentioned that halfway trhough his career he was in Heavy debts. He took his agent to court for wasting his cash, but lost heavy. So not sure how much he had after the career as the best years were gone.

    I don't feel hate against him, but to me seeing all these stories and new career paths it is a bit cringeworthy. He pops up so often With a New career path, changes after a few months to a New one and every time it is the same story. A few months back he launhced a career as a football agent. A few weeks later(or was it before) he launched his aim to become New Rosenborg Coach. Last week he was launched as Sporting director of a Malta based football Club. Also over the last years he suddenly resigned for his chilhood Club (which he had argued with since the move to Monaco 20 odd years ago) and claimed that all wounds were healed, only to (again) put and end to his career a few weeks later blaming every man and his dog on how amateurish the club was.

    So no reason to hate, but fucking hell, he should give us a rest. He ain't as important as he believe.
     
  4. tomasjj

    tomasjj Very Active Member

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    As the heading said ex-reds you still cannot stand, I went with that.
    Cannot see where their ability necessarily comes into it.
    I just listed those I think are bellends. Then there is woy, but I have tried to forget all that.
     
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  5. gkmacca

    gkmacca Part of the Furniture Member

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    Wasn't his mother his agent at one stage? I think I remember he fired her.
     
  6. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Agreed, I liked Rise and we won a decent amount with him at left bsck.
     
  7. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Scored some crackers for us and a hat trick against Arsenal. Good enough to avoid the hated
     
  8. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    She was his agent in the very start of the career. So she represented him when he left for Monaco as a teenager. She was a real character too. It is easy to see where he got his less brighter side from. But when he went broke the agent was another guy. It all looked messy and dodgy, and I don't know what really had happened, but the agent was cleared and I think Riise was around 2-3 M pounds into the red at that stage.
     
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  9. Judge Jules

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    Agree with most of this but I'd take a slightly different view about Julian Dicks.  Others have referred to the fact that when Ruddock could be bothered he was actually not a bad footballer (it's easily forgotten that he started out as a midfield player) and Dicks too had a sweet left foot when he wasn't using it to kick ten bells out of someone else.  He also made me a tenner when "Private Eye" published this cracker of his which I submitted for their "Colemanballs" column:

    "Once you've had bull terriers you'd never want any other dog.  I've got two bull terriers, a Rottweiler and a bulldog."

    On the subject of Riise, while I don't get any dislike aimed at him I didn't rate him as highly as some other posters (whose opinion I respect) seem to do, not at fullback anyway.  Opposition teams regularly targeted his wing because he had a bad habit of getting stranded upfield, and he was lucky to play outside one of our greatest ever CBs - big Sami pulled his fat (and ours) out of the fire on innumerable occasions.  I've always thought Riise would have been better at LM.
     
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  10. gkmacca

    gkmacca Part of the Furniture Member

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    Julian Dicks actually complains that he got booked less often for us than for West Ham. I mean, it clearly irks him.
     
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    Don't consider diouf and the like to be 'reds' do it's pretty just Owen , that's down to his smug, self-adoring nature combined with how he dilutes any love for this club with utd and Newcastle bs . Although speaking of Newcastle , he went further down iny estimations when I heard about he fucked them prior to leaving..


    He was my boyhood hero , quite the opposite in adulthood.
     
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    refugee 4 * Xpert 11 Champ + only Veisercount Cup winner Member

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    Those Spainish people sure are quirky.
     
  13. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Administrator

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    I typically just hate the liars.

    McMananaman
    Owen
    Benitez
     
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    Steve McManaman by a country mile. Creepy bluenose twat.
     
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    The Nomad Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere... in deepest darkest Ireland.. @Rosco is still composing the finishing touches to his masterpiece on Keane.
     
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    Shay_K Active Member

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    Matt Busby, .........nuff said
     
  17. Bradley

    Bradley Well-Known Member

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    He was on the BBC for our FA Cup game, they put up his goals and games stats for us. It was pretty good. Should never have sold him in the January.
     
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    tombrown Very Well-Known Member

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    We sold Rosco? Who to - RAWK?
     
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    I stood in the Kop, watching us play Bolton whilst he was on loan to them from us, but was suspended.

    He was stood in an executive box & had been animated throughout the match, & kept celebrating every time they did anything good at all, before actually jeering at the Kop.

    This was after he'd spat at a fan already, so he was already hated by a lot of fans, but that tipped him way over the edge.

    We were still paying over half his wages at that point & was making a point of fucking us over. Grade a cunt.
     
  20. mark1975

    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    I remember this story, if I recall correctly he was told in the end to sit down and shut the fuck up or he'd be kicked out.
     

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