Bougherra Happy To Stay In Mickey Mouse League!

Last updated : 13 March 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Obviously happy to lead the easy life, Madjid Bougherra would find himself out of his depth in the Premiership, as so many have coming down from Scotland.

We only have to look at Jean Alain Boomsong (pictured left), who was the idol of the Rangers fans but was the laughing stock of the Premiership.

What club was the last to break the two-horse league monopoly in Scotland?

We looked it up on Google and apparently Hamilton Accidomicables finished second to Rangers in 1874 when Celtic had strikers William Wallace and Filthy McNasty ruled out for the entire season through injury.

Madjid Bougherra: "I could make twice as much money at Newcastle.

"Rangers don't pay me much more than what I was on at Charlton.

"I am not among their best-paid players - I am someone who has joined them from a Championship club.

"But, in sporting terms, I am at a big club and I am happy with what I have, as it enables me to live well and look after my family. My heart is with Rangers and I want another season at the very least here.

"I've climbed the ladder from Gueugnon and Crewe. It would be illogical to leave Rangers for a club struggling to stay up, knowing I could play Champions League football next season - or at worst be in the Europa League.

"People recognise me whenever I go to the shops and, during the last transfer window, the Rangers fans pleaded with me not to leave.

"I was surprised they begged me to stay, as I had only been at the club for five months. But they said they loved me as I had replaced a player they considered irreplaceable in Cuellar.

"Carlos had been voted player of the year last season but was then transferred to Aston Villa. The fans were unhappy, as he was their idol and they didn't think anyone could replace him."