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coco22
07-06-2011, 07:26 PM
just delighted in rewatching hibs gettin right in about souness on his return to scotland, only ever seen it on the telly but what an atmosphere. he was an animal...could play a bit tho.

IWasThere2016
07-06-2011, 07:41 PM
just delighted in rewatching hibs gettin right in about souness on his return to scotland, only ever seen it on the telly but what an atmosphere. he was an animal...could play a bit tho.

Graeme Souness was a phenominal player. Before Giggs he was probably the most decorated British player with medals in Engerlander, 3 European Cups, 80+ caps, Italy and Scotland. Never hid. Gave 100%. Always wanted the ball. Class IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trDP0RZSX9E

As a player

Tottenham Hotspur
FA Youth Cup winners: 1969

Middlesbrough
Football League Second Division winners: 1973–74

Liverpool
League Championship winners: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83 & 1983–84
League Championship runners–up: 1977–78
European Cup winners: 1977–78, 1980–81 & 1983–84
League Cup winners: 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Charity Shield winners: 1980, 1981 & 1983
Charity Shield runners–up: 1984
European Super Cup runners–up: 1979
Intercontinental Cup runners–up: 1982

Sampdoria
Coppa Italia winners: 1985

Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

As a manager
Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

Liverpool
FA Cup winners: 1992
FA Charity Shield runners–up: 1992
Football League First Division runners-up: 1991

Galatasaray
Turkish Cup winners: 1996
Turkish Super Cup winners: 1996–97

Benfica
Portuguese First Division runners–up: 1997–98

Blackburn Rovers
Football League Cup winners: 2002
Football League First Division (Level 2) runners–up: 2000–01

No too shabby!

Scouse Hibee
07-06-2011, 07:52 PM
Graeme Souness was a phenominal player. Before Giggs he was probably the most decorated British player with medals in Engerlander, 3 European Cups, 80+ caps, Italy and Scotland. Never hid. Gave 100%. Always wanted the ball. Class IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trDP0RZSX9E

As a player

Tottenham Hotspur
FA Youth Cup winners: 1969

Middlesbrough
Football League Second Division winners: 1973–74

Liverpool
League Championship winners: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83 & 1983–84
League Championship runners–up: 1977–78
European Cup winners: 1977–78, 1980–81 & 1983–84
League Cup winners: 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Charity Shield winners: 1980, 1981 & 1983
Charity Shield runners–up: 1984
European Super Cup runners–up: 1979
Intercontinental Cup runners–up: 1982

Sampdoria
Coppa Italia winners: 1985

Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

As a manager
Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

Liverpool
FA Cup winners: 1992
FA Charity Shield runners–up: 1992
Football League First Division runners-up: 1991

Galatasaray
Turkish Cup winners: 1996
Turkish Super Cup winners: 1996–97

Benfica
Portuguese First Division runners–up: 1997–98

Blackburn Rovers
Football League Cup winners: 2002
Football League First Division (Level 2) runners–up: 2000–01

No too shabby!

And one broken jaw dished out! (One he admitted to anyway):greengrin

PerthHibby
07-06-2011, 07:53 PM
Graeme Souness was a phenominal player. Before Giggs he was probably the most decorated British player with medals in Engerlander, 3 European Cups, 80+ caps, Italy and Scotland. Never hid. Gave 100%. Always wanted the ball. Class IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trDP0RZSX9E

As a player

Tottenham Hotspur
FA Youth Cup winners: 1969

Middlesbrough
Football League Second Division winners: 1973–74

Liverpool
League Championship winners: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83 & 1983–84
League Championship runners–up: 1977–78
European Cup winners: 1977–78, 1980–81 & 1983–84
League Cup winners: 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Charity Shield winners: 1980, 1981 & 1983
Charity Shield runners–up: 1984
European Super Cup runners–up: 1979
Intercontinental Cup runners–up: 1982

Sampdoria
Coppa Italia winners: 1985

Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

As a manager
Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

Liverpool
FA Cup winners: 1992
FA Charity Shield runners–up: 1992
Football League First Division runners-up: 1991

Galatasaray
Turkish Cup winners: 1996
Turkish Super Cup winners: 1996–97

Benfica
Portuguese First Division runners–up: 1997–98

Blackburn Rovers
Football League Cup winners: 2002
Football League First Division (Level 2) runners–up: 2000–01

No too shabby!

Still a knob!

Scouse Hibee
07-06-2011, 07:55 PM
Still a knob!

Why?

JohnScott
07-06-2011, 07:57 PM
just delighted in rewatching hibs gettin right in about souness on his return to scotland, only ever seen it on the telly but what an atmosphere. he was an animal...could play a bit tho.

That day was without doubt THE best atmosphere I experienced at ER. I was on the East terracing and it was bouncing! Nothing has compared to it since especially nowadays where match day is akin to "OK, I'm here, entertain me!" :saltireflag

steakbake
07-06-2011, 07:59 PM
My old boy was telling me the other day (he'd never mentioned it before), that Graeme Souness grew up around the corner from where he lived in Saughton. Apparently was a bit of a nutter when he was younger.

As much as he is your classic hun without bus fare, how we could do with the likes of him in our national team again.

Potter out, Souness in. The campaign started here first! :wink:

Saorsa
07-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Still a knob!:agree:

dirty ******* :agree: great atmosphere at this game though, just how I used tae enjoy it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvdesakrwn0

Www1875hfc
07-06-2011, 08:02 PM
That day was without doubt THE best atmosphere I experienced at ER. I was on the East terracing and it was bouncing! Nothing has compared to it since especially nowadays where match day is akin to "OK, I'm here, entertain me!" :saltireflag

Not even the AEK Athens game? :greengrin

steakbake
07-06-2011, 08:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39UmmzqLOvs&feature=related

This sums up the guy. Fenerbace v Galatasary. This is in the Fenerbace stadium....

PerthHibby
07-06-2011, 08:05 PM
Why?

Don't like Souness his tackle or stamp on Beastie was just the mark of the man no pun intended.

No doubting his footballing ability though.

erin go bragh
07-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Not even the AEK Athens game? :greengrin
Was at both the games and its a no contest as the Aek Athens is the best atmosphere ive experienced at the Leith san siro :agree:
ggtth

VivaPalmeiras
07-06-2011, 08:30 PM
And IIRC as was reported at the time Jan Bartram was told (and refused) to break an opposition players leg. Didn't last much longer after that...

Went to a Sampdoria game around 99/00 and the ultras sung a song in italian to the tune of O'Flower of Scotland. I bit bizarre dunno if it was a nod to the man himself or Scotland who played there (was it the Costa Rica debacle?)

Amazing scenes after Genoa beat Sampdoria much beeping of horns riding of mopeds with over-sized flags waved off the back en route to the piazza del Ferrari with Garibaldi looking on.

VivaPalmeiras
07-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Not even the AEK Athens game? :greengrin


Was watching in London with the London Hibs boys - my wife was walking along London road and said the noise was incredible.:flag::flag::flag:

trev the hat
07-06-2011, 09:11 PM
That day was without doubt THE best atmosphere I experienced at ER. I was on the East terracing and it was bouncing! Nothing has compared to it since especially nowadays where match day is akin to "OK, I'm here, entertain me!" :saltireflag

:agree: Same here John, defo the best atmosphere i,ve experienced at ER, commitment from every player that hot day, one of my proudest cabbage saturdays..:greengrin

NthCarolinaHibs
07-06-2011, 09:38 PM
Still a knob!:top marks

Niffy
07-06-2011, 09:53 PM
Aye , was there that day.
He bent up a silver tea tray when they brought him in a cuppa, sore loosin bam.

fat freddy
07-06-2011, 10:07 PM
i was in the east for both the souness and the a.e.k. matches but neither of them matched the atmosphere of the 6-2 derby i.m.h.o.

The Harp
07-06-2011, 10:31 PM
just delighted in rewatching hibs gettin right in about souness on his return to scotland, only ever seen it on the telly but what an atmosphere. he was an animal...could play a bit tho.

No denying he had ability but what an arrogant git. Didn't like him then, don't like him now.:na na: < smilie aimed at Souness, not you.

Cabbage East
07-06-2011, 11:06 PM
Utter sc*mbag but different class as a player.

Phil MaGlass
08-06-2011, 07:35 AM
That day was without doubt THE best atmosphere I experienced at ER. I was on the East terracing and it was bouncing! Nothing has compared to it since especially nowadays where match day is akin to "OK, I'm here, entertain me!" :saltireflag

Amazing day, still get goosebumps thinking about it, certainly a story for the grand kids. When he got sent off the place went mental.

AlbertK86
08-06-2011, 09:03 AM
I was in the east that day and yep that and the AEK game are by a country mile the two best atmospheres I have experienced at ER.

The Rangers game was certainly the most volatile. There was already a feeling of hatred in the crowd towards the current buns that day but once Souness sparked a rammy the crowd were baying for blood.

Luckily the team did us proud and put his big signings in their place. Had we lost I had a feeling there would have been mega bother outside such was the hostility that spread through the crowd that day.

AEK was a different type of atmosphere. It was more based on sheer passion and vocal support for the team. The noise that night right throughout the ground was absolutely incredible. One of my mates who is a massive Jambo actually listened to the game on the radio and said the noise of the crowd was unbelievable.

Absolutely fantastic and if Paco Luna had completed his hat trick with THAT header in the last minute of normal time the place would have gone into meltdown

As for Souness I loved him as a player prior to him going to the Gers but by god he was a very hard and dirty barsteward. Was at Hampden for Scotland V Wales the night he and Peter Nicholas were in a war and he ended up flattening him with an incredible punch as they ran towards the halfway line.

grantonhibee
08-06-2011, 09:39 AM
i agree what a dirty barsteward he was but a great player none the less

have a look at this tackle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygVgxYa3mlo&feature=related:greengrin

Killiehibbie
08-06-2011, 11:12 AM
When you can play like he could is there any need for the outright thuggery, assaults or whatever you want to call it that went with his game? Controlled aggression whilst playing the game is one thing but what he dished out was not that. Well suited to playing for the huns. My favourite bit of his first game for them was the chant "what a waste of money, what a waste of money".

(((Fergus)))
08-06-2011, 11:42 AM
prick


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygVgxYa3mlo&NR=1

skipster7
08-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Brilliant atmosphere that day,in Terry Butchers book he said that the Hibs players were so hyped up and snarling in the tunnel he thought what am i doing here !!! and knew it would just need a spark to kick it all off.Not to mention the chants of "Argentina" and " one Maradona" from the Hibs fans re: the hand of god goal a couple of months before.
IIRC Souness's missus had just left him as well and this was mentioned once or twice just to add even more spice:thumbsup:

Future17
08-06-2011, 01:39 PM
My old boy was telling me the other day (he'd never mentioned it before), that Graeme Souness grew up around the corner from where he lived in Saughton. Apparently was a bit of a nutter when he was younger.

As much as he is your classic hun without bus fare, how we could do with the likes of him in our national team again.

Potter out, Souness in. The campaign started here first! :wink:

His dad grew up on Albion Place and used to sneak in to ER at night for a kickabout.

JimBHibees
08-06-2011, 01:46 PM
Graeme Souness was a phenominal player. Before Giggs he was probably the most decorated British player with medals in Engerlander, 3 European Cups, 80+ caps, Italy and Scotland. Never hid. Gave 100%. Always wanted the ball. Class IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trDP0RZSX9E

As a player

Tottenham Hotspur
FA Youth Cup winners: 1969

Middlesbrough
Football League Second Division winners: 1973–74

Liverpool
League Championship winners: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83 & 1983–84
League Championship runners–up: 1977–78
European Cup winners: 1977–78, 1980–81 & 1983–84
League Cup winners: 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Charity Shield winners: 1980, 1981 & 1983
Charity Shield runners–up: 1984
European Super Cup runners–up: 1979
Intercontinental Cup runners–up: 1982

Sampdoria
Coppa Italia winners: 1985

Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

As a manager
Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

Liverpool
FA Cup winners: 1992
FA Charity Shield runners–up: 1992
Football League First Division runners-up: 1991

Galatasaray
Turkish Cup winners: 1996
Turkish Super Cup winners: 1996–97

Benfica
Portuguese First Division runners–up: 1997–98

Blackburn Rovers
Football League Cup winners: 2002
Football League First Division (Level 2) runners–up: 2000–01

No too shabby!

Surely Dalglish would have had a better record, especially as a player. As a player personally thought he was a bit of a coward with some of the over the ball tackles he used to put in. Can remember him breaking a very young Icelandic players leg (Siggi Johnsson??) with an appalling challenge for example?

He had great talent as a player and did well however think Rangers apart where to be honest given who he was able to buy a trained chimp could have won the league at the time his career as a manager was pretty poor IMO. Pretty sure he failed as a manager at Liverpool, Newcastle, Blackburn including numerous fall outs with players, McCoist, Cole, numerous Newcastle players etc.

Hibs On Tour
08-06-2011, 03:50 PM
That day was without doubt THE best atmosphere I experienced at ER. I was on the East terracing and it was bouncing! Nothing has compared to it since especially nowadays where match day is akin to "OK, I'm here, entertain me!" :saltireflag

100% agree. Best atmosphere I've ever seen at ER. Shame that its almost by law that you can't get that worked up any more...

CyberSauzee
08-06-2011, 04:19 PM
Why?

This article about Henning Berg's time at Blackburn describes his complete arrogance even when he's wrong and he knows he's wrong. It goes a long way to explaining his attitude on sky sports when someone on the panel pulls him up for talking crap.

http://www.wsc.co.uk/content/view/444/29/


He tells me about Phil Boersma. He used to be the assistant to the physio at Liverpool. When Souness managed Galatasaray, Boersma was put in charge of warm-ups. When Souness took charge of Blackburn, he made Boersma head coach.

“That’s what Souness is like. He’ll only associate himself with people who say ‘yes boss’, coaches who wouldn’t even be competent to coach Norwegian youth teams,” Henning says.

Souness lets the club rot rather than lose face. In the last couple of years, David Dunn, Keith Gillespie, Andy Cole and Henning have all left Blackburn after falling out with him. The *captain, Garry Flitcroft, isn’t even on the bench and Henning’s good friend Dwight Yorke, who came here from Manchester United in 2002, is also on his way out. Right now, Yorke is out there with his team-mates in training, but everyone knows it’s just a matter of time.

It all began during training in March this year. Souness and Yorke ended up in an argument about an incident on the pitch. Souness threw off his tracksuit top and insisted on joining in and playing. He sometimes did, even though he was over 50. The players didn’t have the courage to protest. They kicked off and the first thing Souness did was to chase after Yorke. The manager threw himself at his own player, studs first, kicked him at knee height with both feet and left Yorke lying on the grass. Yorke was carried off. Souness didn’t comment on the tackle at all, he just insisted they played on.

Souness and Yorke haven’t spoken to each other since. Yorke has hardly played. Souness left him out of the training camp this summer and told the press that Yorke, who in 1999 won the Treble with United and was considered one of the best forwards in Europe, would live to regret his unprofessional attitude when he got older. He’s wasting his talent, Souness said.

According to Henning, everyone falls out with Souness at one time or another. Some just take longer than others. All it took for Henning was to raise four fingers, and then he was out in the cold. Four fingers in the air, with one single purpose: to win a home game against Sunderland. First it cost him the shirt, and then it cost him a contract.

It was Boxing Day, 2001. Henning was enjoying a good spell at Blackburn. He was vice captain and one of those who never got substituted. Souness had publicly praised him a few days earlier after a match against Charlton. Henning was looking forward to the game. Blackburn were having some trouble scoring, but they were solid defensively and Sunderland were in deeper trouble, so the three points were there for the taking.

Souness came into the dressing room. He had one message. “We’re going with three at the back,” he said. “It’s 3-5-2, not 4-4-2.” Henning Berg couldn’t believe it. Souness had never been a tactician. He had never won games through tactical masterstrokes. He played 4-4-2 and told them to be aggressive in midfield, tough in the challenges, win in the air and try to get around on the flanks. That was the kind of thing Souness said. Not much more than that.

He had changed to three at the back on previous occasions, but it had never worked. The players in the dressing room weren’t really sure what it implied. Did he want the central midfield to lie deeper, or did he want the wingers to play as full-backs when Sunderland attacked? Now he was standing there with three fingers in the air.

Blackburn were played off the pitch by Sunderland. They were all over the Blackburn defence and drove cross after cross towards the tall Niall Quinn and the short Kevin Phillips. Henning was in the middle shouting while trying to fend off the attacks, but after 17 minutes Quinn popped up at the far post and scored. Henning ran towards the bench with four fingers in the air. Four at the back! We have to revert to four at the back! He wanted to win this game.

Blackburn continued with three at the back. Sunderland continued to get around on the flanks. After 32 minutes Quinn headed his second goal of the game, and Henning ran towards the bench with the same four fingers in the air. Graeme Souness was sitting in the stands. He always did. He saw what everyone saw – that Henning Berg was unhappy with his defensive tactics, that he claimed to have a solution to Rovers’ defensive problems. And that he was indirectly criticising his boss in the presence of the home crowd. Henning was substituted at half-time. He didn’t protest, but he didn’t try to hide his displeasure either. Blackburn lost 3-0 and, although Henning remained at Blackburn for another season and a half, his relationship with Souness was strained, to say the least. He played the odd game, but had lost his status as a certain starter in *central defence.

One day the following summer, Henning was sitting on the bus at the training camp in Austria. A list of squad numbers for the coming season was circulating on the bus, and according to the list, the new signing from Charlton, Andy Todd, had been given the No 4 shirt and Henning No 25.

Henning Berg looked quizzically at Graeme Souness. “25?” he said. “What?” said Souness. “Why have I got No 25?” “Oh, have you? Which number did you have before then? Four, you say? And now you’ve got 25?” Souness shrugged, pretending to have nothing to do with it. “It’s not that important, is it?” he said.

Judas Iscariot
08-06-2011, 05:18 PM
Graeme Souness was a phenominal player. Before Giggs he was probably the most decorated British player with medals in Engerlander, 3 European Cups, 80+ caps, Italy and Scotland. Never hid. Gave 100%. Always wanted the ball. Class IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trDP0RZSX9E

As a player

Tottenham Hotspur
FA Youth Cup winners: 1969

Middlesbrough
Football League Second Division winners: 1973–74

Liverpool
League Championship winners: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83 & 1983–84
League Championship runners–up: 1977–78
European Cup winners: 1977–78, 1980–81 & 1983–84
League Cup winners: 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Charity Shield winners: 1980, 1981 & 1983
Charity Shield runners–up: 1984
European Super Cup runners–up: 1979
Intercontinental Cup runners–up: 1982

Sampdoria
Coppa Italia winners: 1985

Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

As a manager
Rangers (as a player-manager)
Scottish League Championship winners: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
Scottish League Cup winners: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

Liverpool
FA Cup winners: 1992
FA Charity Shield runners–up: 1992
Football League First Division runners-up: 1991

Galatasaray
Turkish Cup winners: 1996
Turkish Super Cup winners: 1996–97

Benfica
Portuguese First Division runners–up: 1997–98

Blackburn Rovers
Football League Cup winners: 2002
Football League First Division (Level 2) runners–up: 2000–01

No too shabby!

Still a Broomie tramp..

Sure his old man was a Hibby/Jambo but like the Beast fi Broomie MacGregor, somehow ended up a Hun..

hibsbollah
08-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Cannot stand him.

NAE NOOKIE
09-06-2011, 09:28 PM
Apparently Mr Souness mum was a cleaner in an office where my brother used to work, she had left by the time he got there ( late 1970s ) but folk who had been there at the time told him that little Mr Souness used to turn up to see his mum wearing his favourite Yam shirt.

:wink: