Joe Garner: “Rangers are behind me”

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Before I continue this entry, if any Bear reading likes, respects, admires or has no bad words to say about Joe Garner; I would advise you to close your browser and move on from this piece and live in the happy and blissful bubble away from criticism of the man. We really cannot be bothered with a barrage of defence of ex-players who disgraced the shirt as has happened before. Save that hangwringing nonsense for elsewhere.

Now for the rest of you; Joe, having (thankfully) completed his £1M move to Ipswich, has happily admitted Rangers are essentially history to him and we are ‘behind him’.

Sure, he ‘had a great time’ (probably not true) and ‘got on well with the fans’ (true at times) but there is always a bitter taste when a recently-departed player describes his time with you as history or the past.

To quote him exactly:

“I had a great time at Rangers and got on well with the fans there but that’s behind me now. It’s a new chapter for me here.”

Call me harsh if you want, and I am sure you will (although why are you still reading) but I want all our ex-players to show us respect unless they had publicly ignominy with the club. And hell, even Joey Barton had a dreadful time at Ibrox yet has publicly conducted himself impeccably and been only positive about his spell in Govan.

Once it emerged Garner was a failure at Ibrox, feigning injury, trying to get future Bear Ryan Jack red carded via a dive, and had no ability worth talking about to compensate the rest of his ugly game, this site has ached for him to leave.

We made no bones about it – Joe Garner was not fit to wear our jersey and he disgraced it many times. Off the pitch, away from the world of football, I am sure he is a perfect gentleman and decent – but the rules do not apply once you are in football mode – either on or off the pitch representing your employer.

And in that sense, the disaster that was Joe Garner was the single biggest shambles of Warburton’s dire regime. Warburton binned McCoist’s regime, and Pedro is binning Warburton’s.

I can think of no positives to have come out the Garner signature – only the positive of selling him and getting him off our hands.


“I know all about the Championship. It’s the toughest league I have played in…”

Says the guy who could barely score in the SPL? A bit rich, no? He is right, the Championship is clearly superior to the SPL, but it is bizarre he scored in it more easily than he did the SPL.

Anyway, I for one am Glad All Over that he has gone.


  1. Yes he is nowhere near good enough for our great club. He isn't European quality that is needed is needed for our team.

  2. Sorry but I think ur over reading that big time, the 1st quote isn't anything bad. Saying how he enjoyed it but now it's over which it is.

  3. Agreed….and as for his scoring record…CR7 would have struggled to score goals in that shambles of a team in the second half of last season.

  4. Sorry, but I think this is unfair. Yes, he made some dick moves but unlike a number of players still at Ibrox, he gave totally everything when he crossed the white line and if you look at his performances as a footballer, he did the absolute best he could with the pish service he got for the second half of the season. I am not "gutted" to see him go, but I do think it's a shame he never got the chance to prove himself properly with decent service.
    I for one wish him well and I agree with stuart bowman- reading too much into his comment. The guy has moved on and needs to refocus, what else is he going to say?
    Best of luck, ye wee nutjob.

    • I agree. Not our greatest forward, but he always tried. I have more respect for him than those who didn't try

    • Honestly, is the author of this article just attention seeking and trying to provoke a reaction! Joe Garner was a grafter and gave everything for Rangers. Seriously have a word with yourself and start being all things positive. All I read on the contributions here is negetive, negative and even more negativity. Best of luck Joe Garner.

    • got too agree guys. if he had better service he could have been a asset. he would be better with 2 up top , though it must be said he was a liability in regards to tackling.

  5. Yes I agree, it isn't rocket science that his time with us is over, what would you have him say ?

    He has to try and endear himself with the new fan-base so not one thing at all wrong in what he said.

  6. "I was desperate to stay at Rangers but they made it clear I wasn't good enough so I've taken a job at Ipswich"

    …hes hardly going to have said this now is he!! Everybody has to play the media fiddle.

  7. Agree with all you say, he was absolutely terrible. Attitude was ridiculous, right up there with that other waste of space lafferty. Both gone and truly forgotten. We deserve better players and hopefully its happening now. Can't wait for new season. WATP

  8. Never a football player, his antics on the park had me cringing at times, a would have carried him down the road on my back to get a million quid for him.

  9. Best line in your article sums up Garner "Joe Garner was not fit to wear our jersey". Glad we clawed something back on him and freed up his wages. Fair play to Garner though, he obviously wants to play football instead of being a leech seeing out his contract at Ibrox for an over inflated wage.
    With regards to Walker, I just don't rate him, never a million pound player. Hearts are being greedy, walk away Pedro!!

  10. He wasnt the worst player to ever grace the mighty gers and at least he tried when called upon. Never going to be remembered as a legend at the club but good luck to him and i wish him well

  11. Yes not the greatest player to grace the mighty gers but not the worst either and at least he was a battler on the pitch. Good luck to him at Ipswich and I wish him well

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