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5 minutes ago, DrewDon said:

Just seems like a caricature of what happens to teenage guys that are suddenly handed huge sums of money for kicking a football around.

I'd like to think now or in the future he is pretty ashamed/cringes at how he behaved.

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I haven't met too many footballers my time, but I can confirm that Sean Dillon is the nicest man in the entire world. Just a lovely, lovely man.

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I met Andy Goram in a Romanian pub where Rangers fans had gathered prior to a champions league game away against Unirea Urziceni. He was nice enough with the fans, having photos taken and chatting away but was definitely a bit arrogant when it came to the staff. Clicking his fingers to get their attention to take his order whilst not getting up from his seat and no please or thank yous. He did tip them very well though so he wasn’t a complete dick at least.

Randomly bumped into Benni McCarthy in a night club in Edinburgh. I think he was coaching at Hibs at the time and he was very nice and took time to chat away without it seeming like it was a chore.

Also ended up in a pub in Prague while on a stag do and Ricky Foster was there but he seemed quite quiet so no real opinion on him other than never forgiving him for a shocking miss against Valencia.

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1 hour ago, Dons_1988 said:

I'm sure @Merkland Red was telling me Scott Vernon is surprisingly a total arsehole.

The only time I've personally come across them has been in Aberdeen on a Saturday night so probably not the best gauge. Not seen anything particularly bad other than Lee Miller dressed like a total fanny.

Aye, indeed. 

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43 minutes ago, Bogbrush1903 said:

When I left school, I served my time as a Floorlayer, and the company I worked for use to do some of the Aberdeen players. We were working in one well known player's house fitting the bedroom carpet of his very young son, we were moving the bed out of the room, so lifted the mattress up and there lay a folded gimp porn mag which  I assume was the player's hiding spot.

I'll leave the player's name out but he didn't cover himself in glory years later in another incident and acted like a bit of a twat, although I didn't meet him that day I worked in his house.

Come on to f**k. Initials at least. 
 

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57 minutes ago, stepek 4 tellys said:

Used to work in a pub in Hamilton in the early 90s and a lot of the Motherwell cup winning team drank in it at the time. A great bunch of guys, especially Davie Cooper, Luc Nijholt and Colin O'Neil.

You wouldn't be saying that if Tom Boyd had still been there. 

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Charlie Mulgrew has never come across as the smartest (ignoring leaving his child locked in the car while he goes shopping).

We took a hiding off of someone years ago around the time his form began to drop during the McGhee years. A friend of a friend asked him how he could go out and get bleezing after that performance etc.

Mulgrew asked him what he did for a living. Upon being told the lad was a joiner he asked if he would still go out for a few pints if he nailed a bit of wood wrong earlier in the day. 

This was in the queue at burger king to show an even higher level of professionalism.

Edited by Merkland Red

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Bumped into Neil Lennon in a couple of Glasgow boozers on his previous stint as Celtic manager and always found him to be polite and with good chat even if he did try a bit too hard with the ‘let me buy you a pint’ chat. 

I can however confirm that he drinks (drank?) Stella and lime so definitely OFTW. 

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1 hour ago, CCB19035 said:

My brother and his pal met Danny Swanson in a Glasgow pub, spoke away to them for a good hour about football. 
 

Apparently a really sound bloke.  

Yeah, he's sound. 

His cousin was having her 21st in the Hibs club and he came along. He was playing for United at the time and we'd lost at Parkhead to a crazy reffing decision. He chatted away on and off all night and bought me a pint. Good lad.

Garry o' connor is another sound lad. As is John Hughes.

Andy McLaren spewed all over my pals trainers in the bogs of De Stijls in Dundee in 1993. He was off his nut in those days though as we all know.

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Met loads of players and majority are totally fine.  Even the ref Steven McLean is ok in real life!!

Only ones who I wasn’t really impressed by were Dwight Yorke (years ago) and Brian Graham.

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Robbie Earnshaw came across as a p***k when I met him in a casino in Cardiff. Was down for the Scotland game and Wales had just banged us 4-0, so you'd have thought he might have taken pity on us, but no. Miserable person.

Met Alex Williams in a kebab shop in Glasgow around about 2006/07, was playing for County at the time. He was sound, and even told his mate who was trying to be a wideo to shut the f**k up so he could talk to us. Seemed a decent guy.

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Most footballers I have met have been very nice but the worst player and possibly the up there with one of the worst human beings I have met was Marcus Heikkinen in an Aberdeen kebab shop after a night in Liquid 

I wouldn’t of known who he was but my mate is an huge Aberdeen fan and went to speak to him. He proceeded to start shouting abouting about how horrible a place Aberdeen was, how he hated the horrible fans and wish he had never seen Aberdeen.

then he started racially abusing the guys behind the shop counter. When I told him to stop he started shouting racist homophobic abuse at me about me and another of my mates who was standing outside and is half Indian. 
 

We started scrapping and were pulled apart by the shop staff. He was thrown out and I hope he went hungry. On a side note my spicy chicken pizza was brilliant 

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1 minute ago, LarsGunnar Carlstrands Dog said:

Aberdeen kebab shop

my spicy chicken pizza was brilliant 

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Met Brian Easton a few times, he comes across as a really nice guy. Always willing to spend time to talk 

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5 minutes ago, LarsGunnar Carlstrands Dog said:

Most footballers I have met have been very nice but the worst player and possibly the up there with one of the worst human beings I have met was Marcus Heikkinen in an Aberdeen kebab shop after a night in Liquid 

I wouldn’t of known who he was but my mate is an huge Aberdeen fan and went to speak to him. He proceeded to start shouting abouting about how horrible a place Aberdeen was, how he hated the horrible fans and wish he had never seen Aberdeen.

then he started racially abusing the guys behind the shop counter. When I told him to stop he started shouting racist homophobic abuse at me about me and another of my mates who was standing outside and is half Indian. 
 

We started scrapping and were pulled apart by the shop staff. He was thrown out and I hope he went hungry. On a side note my spicy chicken pizza was brilliant 

Very surprised at this.

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14 hours ago, Lyle Lanley said:

A legend with us Hibs fans for all he’s done for the club. 8) 

 

11 hours ago, The Other Foot said:

 

He definitely WAS a legend, Lyle. Peroni may be a step too far though. 

 

Tbh haven't met the guy, but when you mention his name over here in Ireland people tend to screw up their faces and say he's a c**t

I'm a Celtic fan so definitely should like him and I did want to, but he is a p***k, even all the staff who didn't know anything about football despised him. He would never buy a drink and I'd just go along with it cause it wasn't me losing any money, one time a newish girl asked him to actually pay and he was shocked and then opened a wallet with like 300 quid in it. His tab was up over 500 quid when I left.

8 hours ago, Tynierose said:

Met the late Tommy Burns at a charity event once and he really was a  lovely genuine man, a sad loss.

Craig Levein was surprisingly very nice.  

On the other hand Neil Lennon was an absolute cock when I had the misfortune of meeting him at a game, complained about everything that day, even the grass was to hard, the perimeter wall was too close to the pitch, and shockingly a few kids had the temerity to have asked for his autograph which was also a fault.

Wee Hearts fanny Kris O Neil who scored one goal giving it the big do you know who I am in Eros/Elite in early 2000s, naw lad, nobody knows who you are, jog on.

The biggest bell end of the lot though was the dreadful Anthony Stokes, I saw first hand him start a fight in a pub only to shite it and run behind his group of mates who bailed him out, seemingly that's his modus operandi.  Grade A c**t.

Thank you.

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1 hour ago, Bogbrush1903 said:

 

Felix Healy was keen to leave after the match as he playing the role of Danny Zuko in a stage version of Grease at the Waterside Theatre

Tell me more, tell me more

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Stevie Woods was at a wedding I was at, He turned up at the reception as he was playing (unused sub probably) in the afternoon. He was in the queue for the buffet behind me. I turned and nodded to his plate and said, careful you don't drop that. 

He didn't find it funny, asking me who I played for, asked who I supported, I told him I was an Ayr fan and he said they were shite, he was asked to sign for them and said he'd rather quit than play for that shite....kept coming over periodically to make wee digs. i was embarrassed for him more than anything. 

I met Tomas Ujfalusi in a sushi restaurant in Prague with a Czech supermodel he was dating, he asked me if I was Irish and I said no, Scottish he said Ah Scotland hahaha! and raised his glass of water at me. Hard to tell if he was a p***k or not. 

Every other footballer I have met has been on media trained mode and been pleasant but standoffish  

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