Terry Hurlock has admitted that he had never heard of Rangers ahead of joining the Souness Revolution in August 1990.
The midfielder was born in Hackney in 1958, before the age of 10 he was watching Jimmy Johnstone destroy Inter Milan as Celtic were crowned champions of Europe.
Repeating that achievement was the goal of Dave Murray and Souness but they never got within a mile of it despite English clubs being banned from Europe for much of their time at Ibrox.
Hurlock had kicked around at Reading, Brentford and Milllwall before his move to Ibrox where Souness required an additional hammer-thrower in his midfield.
Terry Hurlock, who was sent packing in that St Patrick’s day defeat to Celtic in 1991, was honest enough to say he’d never heard of Rangers before signing for them. He had of course heard of Celtic but wasn’t really the sort of player the Hoops would sign. pic.twitter.com/PwhEJ7BbtS
— Lisbon Lion (@tirnaog_09) March 17, 2023
With Souness deserting Rangers in April 1991 Hurlock was back down the road a few months later to join Southampton.
On this day in 1991 Hurlock, Mark Hateley and Mark Walters were sent off in the St Patrick’s Day massacre.
It’s too much of a co-incidence not to be true. ?https://t.co/iw8Ar72DhC
— Joker’s Paradise ? (@JokerFromYoker) March 17, 2023
It’s 32 years to the day since the game dubbed ‘The St Patrick’s Day Massacre’ took place at Celtic Park.
Here, we see the FOUR red cards which were handed out during the match to Peter Grant, Terry Hurlock, Mark Walters & Mark Hateley.
— Stu’s Football Flashbacks (@stusfootyflash) March 17, 2023
Hurlock red card, 40 seconds