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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2006, 16:48 Thread Starter
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what do you guys think of garry o'connor. at hibs he was a legend he scored a lot of goals against rivals hearts!
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post #2 of 91 (permalink) Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:57
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Thre're also some very good interviews with Gary in our press but I can't find any in English I could translate but... I'm afraid his words will seem stupid after my translation (yep, english is not my native language)
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Not sure he deserves his own thread yet, but i'll post here since there is one

He's been back at Hibs doing some work on his fitness and here's some quotes from the press:

"I have no regrets (about moving to Loko) but a bit of me was worried. When I got off the plane and saw the snow I thought: 'I just want to go back hame and play for Hibs.' But a month on and it was easy for me. The club have looked after me so well and I need to keep repaying them by performing.

The team are on a roll. We could win every game between now and the end of the season - we're that good."

He also says the language barrier hasn't been a problem and that every player speaks English. Does that sound right, Olga?
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Not sure he deserves his own thread yet, but i'll post here since there is one

He's been back at Hibs doing some work on his fitness and here's some quotes from the press:

"I have no regrets (about moving to Loko) but a bit of me was worried. When I got off the plane and saw the snow I thought: 'I just want to go back hame and play for Hibs.' But a month on and it was easy for me. The club have looked after me so well and I need to keep repaying them by performing.

The team are on a roll. We could win every game between now and the end of the season - we're that good."

He also says the language barrier hasn't been a problem and that every player speaks English. Does that sound right, Olga?
Nice to see him talking well about Russia....
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post #5 of 91 (permalink) Old June 5th, 2006, 13:28
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He always says good things about Russia, but he's also saying things like he wants to stay for 3 years, become a world class player, and move to Real Madrid He's got a clause in his contract that he can leave for £8 million apparently.
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I hope O'Connor is sucessful and an example to other Scottish footballers. You can move abroad, change your lifestyle and earn a bit of money doing so. He makes losers and wastrels like Riordan seem even more pathetic, IMO - I genuinely think Riordan will be out of the game within 5 years.
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I agree. I knew Riordan would never have the character to move to Russia (and he was on Loko's list as well). I never expected O'Connor to do it either, so i've got great respect for him.
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post #8 of 91 (permalink) Old June 6th, 2006, 01:25
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I hope O'Connor is sucessful and an example to other Scottish footballers. You can move abroad, change your lifestyle and earn a bit of money doing so. He makes losers and wastrels like Riordan seem even more pathetic, IMO - I genuinely think Riordan will be out of the game within 5 years.
Derek Riordan has got more talent in his little finger than O'Connor can ever hope to possess, with all due respect.

His recent bad publicity is down to youthful exuberance rather than anything sinister, and O'Connor didn't always lead a squeaky-clean lifestyle when he was in Edinburgh himself, did he? Now that both are higer-profile players though they realise that they'll be under the microscope constantly, and as a result need to brush up their acts quickly. O'Connor seems to have done that, and i'd expect "Deeks", as a Celtic player, to follow suit.

Scottish footballers already have the ultimate example of what can be achieved if they take the opportunity to move to the continent in one Paul Lambert, incidentally.
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Not sure he deserves his own thread yet
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He also says the language barrier hasn't been a problem and that every player speaks English. Does that sound right, Olga?
Erm... no. Not every player, i'm sure. I'm even not sure any of them speaks English.
In some inyerview he said he wanted to learn Russian and at the moment he was good enough in saying zdravstvujte and spasibo.
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Yeah, Celtic fans can be defensive creatures

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Erm... no. Not every player, i'm sure. I'm even not sure any of them speaks English.
In some inyerview he said he wanted to learn Russian and at the moment he was good enough in saying zdravstvujte and spasibo.
Yeah, that's what I thought Well at least that's a start. I hope he'll never overtake my Russian skills
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Its good to see a British player doing well in Russia, especially as he is playing for Loko!
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Yeah, Celtic fans can be defensive creatures
That's a reason to respect them.

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I hope he'll never overtake my Russian skills
I don't think it's possible.
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That's a reason to respect them.
It's easy to say when you live so far away from them

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I don't think it's possible.
Well i'm still trying, so...
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What an interesting point...
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O'Connor wants to leave russia because of his wife....another one,why does this guys come to moscow in first place,the russian clubs should not buy western players,period.Especialy when they are married or have girlfriends or kids already.
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I think we shouldn't generalize too much. Some just came for the money, some really try but fail, some succeed (like Matt Booth). But I read stories about O'Connor not really showing too much effort.
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If Gary wants to play in Europe next season he should play football better and talk less.
Frankly i'm already sick and tired of his interviews about how his wife doesn't like living in Russia.
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post #20 of 91 (permalink) Old October 8th, 2006, 13:13
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He's a prick. He's stupid if he thinks he can do better than play for Loko, and I wouldn't be surprised if he fades away to obscurity or mediocrity at best for the rest of his career :thmbdown:
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