Monday, July 07, 2008

The Miller's Tale: Same Old, Same Old

"But in my opinion he's the best all-round Scottish striker at the moment. Boydie (Kris Boyd] has his goals, Faddy (James McFadden] has great talent and a wee spark, but pound for pound you'd have Kenny starting in your team before anyone."

Ally McCoist on Kenny Miller. Not, perhaps, what the Rangers fans want to hear. The Rangers supporters were so against this signing that they stopped their Scottish Cup celebrations to protest about it.

Partly it's his recent history with Celtic. But partly it is his poor goalscoring record. Not many players have played for Celtic and Rangers. Miller has failed at them both. He is not the player you sign if you want to turn your back on a reputation for dourness. Neither is Kyle Lafferty (10 goals in 83 league games) although he does have potential. And Andreas Velicka will have a lot to prove.

McCoist says Rangers have to emulate Ajax and PSV Eindhoven. I'm not sure the Dutch ideal of total football is strikers who don't score.

Time will tell. But Walter Smith and McCoist looked on last year as a success. Expect more of the same from Rangers this season.


  1. Talking of old firm strikers I saw this press release today - Glasgow, 09/07/2008, (PressReleasePoint)

    Premiership footballer, Robbie Keane spotted in signing talks with Celtic Football Club

    Tottenham player Robbie Keane was spotted today in the East End of Glasgow near Celtic Park. It is thought that he was having a secret meeting with Gordon Strachan, which could seal a sensational transfer coup for the Glasgow club. Sources at Tottenham say that the boyhood Celtic fan has his heart set on a move north, having rejected a big money deal from Liverpool. An unnamed source said “Robbie has always loved Celtic and feels at this stage in his career he has to be playing regular European football”

    Robbie was spotted by Jenny Murray (21) from Tollcross, while she travelled to work. “I didn’t recognise him straight away. I noticed the G-Star Raw hat he was wearing, I sell loads of G-Star Raw Accessories at my work, Gravity Clothing . It was only then that I realised he was a famous footballer, and what he must have been doing at Celtic Park.”

    The immanent offloading of Bobo Balde and Thomas Gravesan, will free up sufficient funds to cover the premiership aces wages. Keane leaving Tottenham will also pave the way for Cameroonian international Samuel E’to to join from European giants Barcelona.

    Reaction this morning from Celtic fans in Glasgow has been hugely positive. “Robbie Keane has scored over 100 premiership goals and the Glasgow Celtic are his boyhood hero’s. It’s would be the perfect signing for wee Gordon.” Robert Mcglinshie (32)

    Do you think there is any truth in the matter??

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  3. No truth in that rumour anonymous. But what's your point? Rangers have signed Miller.