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Another thread reminds us of disappointing players some of whom cost a fair bit of money but we did get one or two players for not a lot of money who did pretty well. Baxter and McMillan the prime examples.

 

Here’s the team. All money paid or player exchange from senior clubs. No Queens Park graduates or Juniors selected. That’s two different teams.

 

McCloy,

Shearer, Telfer, Bill Paterson, Shaw,

Harold Davis, McMillan, Alec Macdonald, Baxter,

Gordon Smith, Ian Ferguson.

 

 

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Im going to need to think about this one. But Allan McGregor goes straight into goal.

 

Next will have to do a too expensive XI. Stephen Wright, Michael Ball, Tore Andrew Flo come straight to mind. How much did Guivarch cost? This one should be easy to do.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Scott7 said:

Another thread reminds us of disappointing players some of whom cost a fair bit of money but we did get one or two players for not a lot of money who did pretty well. Baxter and McMillan the prime examples.

 

Here’s the team. All money paid or player exchange from senior clubs. No Queens Park graduates or Juniors selected. That’s two different teams.

 

McCloy,

Shearer, Telfer, Bill Paterson, Shaw,

Harold Davis, McMillan, Alec Macdonald, Baxter,

Gordon Smith, Ian Ferguson.

 

 

Baxter's transfer fee was a Scottish record at the time. I mean we can agree he was worth it but we paid top dollar for him. Likewise wee Doddy cost £65,000 in 1968, that was a big fee back then, again a great player and a good servant. Gordon Smith also cost £65,000, still a decent fee in 1977 but he was good value and left for over £400,000 just a few seasons later. Ian Ferguson is still the most expensive player St Mirren have ever sold. Would we spend £900,000 on a young Scottish player today?  

Ian McMillan is a fascinating player. He only left Airdrie because they refused him a testimonial after 10 years playing for them. He remained part-time at Rangers, working as a quantity surveyor during the day and training a couple of nights a week. Yet he starred in what some say was our best ever side. 

 

Great idea for a thread, really thought provoking. 

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22 minutes ago, Gribz said:

Im going to need to think about this one. But Allan McGregor goes straight into goal.

 

Next will have to do a too expensive XI. Stephen Wright, Michael Ball, Tore Andrew Flo come straight to mind. How much did Guivarch cost? This one should be easy to do.

 

 

McGregor came to us straight from a boys club, I'm not sure he qualifies for this team. 

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Ritchie

Shearer 

Caldow

Grieg

McKinnon 

Baxter

Henderson 

McMillan 

Millar 

Brand 

Wilson 

Now I would say that's value for money 

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Peter McCloy - player swap from Motherwell

Graeme Souness - £300,000 from Sampdoria, still a bargain though

Davie Weir - free transfer, say no more

Harold Davis - was told he'd never play football after being shot, signed for a nominal sum from East Fife. 

Dado Prso - free transfer from Monaco, that bandaged head towering over their defence...

Ally McCoist - £185,000 from Sunderland in 1983. Sunderland had spent £400,000 on him just two years before. 

Scott Arfield - free transfer from Burnley, okay still a bit early in his Rangers career

Marvin Andrews - free transfer, industrial in style but effective and popular. 

 

I'll find three more later...

Edited by JohnMc

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First name that came to mind was Bobby Russell at 200 pounds sterling from Shettleston Harriers IIRC.

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16 minutes ago, buster. said:

First name that came to mind was Bobby Russell at 200 pounds sterling from Shettleston Harriers IIRC.

The OP disqualified signings from the Juniors, or him and Sam English would be straight into the side. 

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