Gordon Greer

Vital Statistics

Nickname: None

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: 

Birth Place:  Scotland

Height: 6ft 3"

Previous Clubs: Clyde, Blackburn Rovers, Killie, Brighton & Hove Albion, Doncaster Rovers, 

Killie Contract: July 2017: (1 Year Deal).

International: 10 Appearances for Scotland U21.

 

News & Quotes

July 31st 2017:  Kilmarnock Football Club announced that  Gordon Greer is returning back to Rugby Park (subject to clearance and approval).
The experienced six-foot-three defender started his career at Clyde, before leaving for Blackburn Rovers in 2001. After a two-year stay at Ewood Park and a short loan spell at Stockport County, Greer arrived at Rugby Park. The Scotland international made 107 appearances in the famous blue & white stripes before joining Doncaster Rovers in July 2007. During his time at the Keepmoat Stadium, the defender had a loan spell at Swindon Town, before signing permanently for The Robins in July 2009. The 36-year-old played 46 times at the County Ground during the 2009/10 season before joining Gus Poyet’s Brighton & Hove Albion and was handed the captain’s armband. After making 209 appearances for The Seagulls, the Scot returned to Rovers for the 2016/17 season.

Sept 9th 2017, on the Wel Post-Match: “I wanted to stay on but it just wasn’t getting any better and there wasn’t any point in making it any worse. The second half wasn’t a great watch. We need to do better. It’s down to the players that we have lost that game. We didn’t work hard enough. It’s very sad for me to sit here and say that. That’s the minimum requirement from us, that we work hard. We never worked hard enough, so we’ve lost the game. That’s how I feel right now. We’re all going to make mistakes and we can play rubbish in some games but as a team and a collective unit - not just the players who played, everybody behind the scenes — we never worked hard enough today and got what we deserved. That’s just what I felt when I was watching the game. I think Motherwell just worked harder than us and you can’t get outworked in this league.
At the very least, you need to match their workrate. I think, up until now, we’ve been in every game apart from the two Celtic ones. We’ve been there or thereabouts and it’s unfortunate that we’ve lost games in which we’ve played really well. However, this was the first time that I felt we deserved to lose the game and it was down to a lack of work-rate. I think the gaffer has been great with us. He’s given us a game-plan and it’s us who haven’t carried it out. What can you do in that situation? You can only do so much. In my opinion, the players have let the gaffer down. It’s all about performances and I think we’ve been good up to now. Even the Celtic game at home, when we lost 2-0, I thought we had a strong shape and we worked really hard. They were just better than us on the day."

Sept 25th 2017 On the Dee Post-Match:: “I just slipped. I looked to make a pass and it wasn’t on, so I tried to come back in the way, but I lost my footing and then tried to recover. The pitch wasn’t too wet, I just over-balanced. At first, I thought I’d managed to get away with it.  To be honest, I forget what happened immediately after that. We managed to scramble it away but, obviously, the danger was still there, they kept it alive and went on to score.  It was hard to take because this was such a big game for us. “But these things happen in football and it’s not making the mistake but how you react to it that matters. We did that in the right manner. From our point of view, we showed a bit of character and we should have won, but that’s football sometimes.  We’re disappointed not to win but we’ll take the positives from it. It’s easy for people to look at the home record, but we’re just trying to win as many games as we can. But for a few good blocks from their players, we would have taken the three points.”

 

 



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