“Embarrassing” – Pedro signing slams Scottish football

“Embarrassing” – Pedro signing slams Scottish football

Ex-Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso has given an interview to Portuguese newspaper A-Bola and while most media outlets are jumping over his admission of being ‘disrespected’ in Scotland (more on that later), Ibrox Noise would like to point out the more stark comment was his description of the Scottish game as ‘embarrassing’.

The defender, who was surplus under Steven Gerrard and frankly struggled throughout his time in Scotland, has claimed the game north of the border is essentially a global embarrassment and aside Rangers, Celtic and maybe one or two others the teams are rank rotten and our ‘physical’ game is shameful.

In his defence, he did get his noggin cracked as well so he probably does have a bit of a case to make there, but to be exact, he said:

“Scottish football is very physical. In my opinion, it doesn’t have as much quality as Portuguese, with the exception of the better teams like Celtic, Rangers and one or two others. The Scottish game is embarrassing because the referee allows many things. They play hard but if the referee asks to slow down it’s ignored. I don’t know if it’s out of spite, but sometimes it’s no ball and all.”

In fairness again Cardoso isn’t exactly wide of the mark here. The referees in this country are horrendous, and the injoke about this is of course their sponsorship with Specsavers. But there does smack a hint of bitterness from him both about the broken nose (kind of understandable) and the fact he was axed from January onwards.

Would you agree our game is embarrassing? We feel at Ibrox Noise that we, strangely, have a new-found respect for the SPL. It is too physical at times, but equally it is a great leveller which reduces better players than Fabio Cardoso to looking silly – Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and others have found themselves looking bad up here. And we discover who is truly of the stuff to play for our club.

Cardoso wasn’t…

As for the ‘disrespected’ stuff? Well, we’ll have another entry on that one in due course…

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  1. No I compleatly agree it is embarrassing. Take Coulibaly vs st Mirren for the perfect example. He wins the ball in his own half, goes on a run skinning 4/5 players. And when he skint there captain for a 2nd time, he just snaps him in half and then he was ot for a few games with concussion… spitefully little prick. It’s the exact reason why I miss McCulloch at his prime cause he would always get them back for his team mates

  2. He is not wrong at all. I find myself shouting things you would normally expect to hear at a UFC fight not professional football game, but I don't when watching other leagues. The previous players brought in by Warbs and Pedro just weren't cut for that physicality which proves both those managers were never going to be successful here. Our team now is built to withstand the leagues conditions. Any type of show boating and that player is a target of getting battered. Motherwell's team is just full of big bruisers with no talent.

  3. Just because we can cope with the brutality (let's not pretend it is physicality) of teams like Motherwell and Hearts in the league does not mean that it is a good thing. It is sad that Rangers, and Celtic, need teams that can cope with Scotland and teams that can play in Europe.
    If referees didn't allow the assaults, we could concentrate on football players who would do well anywhere

  4. Fuck Ped. Like Cardoso or other ex players, their opinions are worth heehaw. We have bigger fish to fry. Noise. Deefy.

  5. No, Cardoso is Correct
    This League is Embarrasing
    It is Pathetic
    It is a Shambles

    Prime Examples
    …Coulibaly Vs St Mirren
    …Jack vs Motherwell
    I could go on

    Gutted that Cardoso didnt work out as a player for us
    …Had a Wee Soft Spot for Him and Herrera

    But ah Well, Some You Win, Some You Lose

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