Charlie Miller/Bob Malcolm RYDC Twitter Q&A
Former Rangers stars Charlie Miller and Bob Malcolm took part in a Twitter Q&A for RYDC when they played in the legends game at Ibrox last season.
Charlie, of course, played a significant part in Rangers’ success during 9 in a Row, while Bob made the bulk of his Light Blues appearances during Alex McLeish’s time as manager.
Both spoke candidly about their time at Ibrox and here are the highlights of their session…
Q – Robert – You both came through from the Rangers youth programme. Which player(s) did you play with who didn’t have the career that you thought they would when you were young?
A – Bob – Jimmy Gibson. He got a few bad injuries but he could have made it at Rangers
A – Charlie – Neil Caldwell and Stewart Aitken – I would have wanted them to do well
Q- Robert – What advice would you give to youngsters coming through now who are trying to break through into a first team environment?
A – Bob – You need to enjoy it and not put too much pressure on yourself. Stick to the basics
A – Charlie – You have got to try and start as high as possible – and learn as much as you can from your mistakes. I was privileged to be given the chance. Enjoy it while it lasts. Richard Gough told me when I was 18 it flies by so enjoy it. Not a truer word spoken
Q – Ian Wright – If you had the chance to go back in time is there anything you would change at your time at Rangers?
A – Charlie – I would be more professional and realise the situation I was in. It was such a great opportunity I had and didn’t take advantage. I enjoyed it but should have enjoyed it more. I should have enjoyed the winning more but I didn’t as it was just expected
A – Bob – Much the same as Charlie. I would be more professional. Cut out some of the off field stupidity. But I enjoyed the time I was here and wouldn’t change the football side
Q – Fiona – If you could choose any player from Rangers history to be a teammate of, who would it be and why? (You can’t choose someone who was your teammate, it has to be from a different era)
A – Charlie – John Greig. I have known him for years. I love Greigy he is a great man and a funny character and also the Greatest Ranger. He would have run through a brick wall for Rangers
A – Bob – Terry Hurlock. I would have loved to play with him. I’ve heard some great stories and his tackles were amazing
Q – Colin best argument on the pitch?
A – Charlie – Ally McCoist and Gazza. Handbags at half time in the cup final v Hearts
A – Bob – Barry Ferguson in the cup final we won 5-1. I told him to pick his man up at a corner and we were arguing. That was the mentality
Q – Robert Clark – Favourite Old Firm memory?
A – Charlie – my debut at Hampden, we won 3-1 and I set up Mark Hateley. It was magic
A – Bob – 3-2 win at Ibrox. The gaffer put me on the bench then Mo Ross got injured and I was on! That was my best experience
Q – Every other Saturday – Charlie what is your five a side team from the players you have played with?
A – No defenders we need guys who can play! Goram, Gazza, Laudrup, Durrant and McCoist to score the goals. Maybe Albertz would be in there too.
Q – Colin – Best player played with?
A – Bob – Ronald de Boer. Some of the things he did in training never mind games were incredible. Also Barry Ferguson. Ability, mentality – he had everything.
A – Charlie – I played in an exceptional team but I would say Ian Durrant. To come back from that injury. And he has the biggest ears on the planet
Q – Andy – Bob, was there a genuine belief in the team that it was still possible going into the Hibs match on Helicopter Sunday?
A – Yes – we knew Celtic were at Motherwell and hoped they could do something. It worked out that they did. Great day
Q – Andy – Charlie, how does the pressure to win playing for Rangers compare to other clubs you have played with?
A – I didn’t realise the pressure as I was so young. I was brought up knowing you don’t lose at Rangers. It was only when I left I realised, at other clubs the expectation isn’t as high so performances can be up and down more. No disrespect to those clubs
Q – Nick – Bob, who was the hardest opponent you came up against in your career?
A – John Hartson – big, strong. Not quick but give him half a yard and he would score
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