Iím not being harsh about McIntosh but of the people that through away money in signing him when there was basically no need.
Was there no need though?
I'm sure he was signed before the other players.
Of the team that played the season after we were promoted, Yogi was heading off and Shaun Dennis had drifted away. McIntosh was a fairly high-profile signing to address a problem position for us.
He was bit unlucky in that he was suspended, McLeish tinkered with the team and we ended up with a really solid back 3 of Fenwick, Sauzee and Smith. They played well together and restricted McIntosh's first team chances - he had to leave to get football. IIRC Hartley and possibly Brebner had to do likewise.
There was some silly money chucked around at that time though, and some crazy contracts had to be endured that were signed during that period.
Certainly a Hibee sat through that game against the Yams - saw him and kid after the game. Smashing player in his day.
I remember a match at Ibrox when some hun player grabbed Smith by the throat. He didn't react at all except to stand his ground and stare the guy down. A cool head makes a huge difference in these situations.