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CHARLES GREEN spent last week airing his dirty laundry in public but Mick Wadsworth can still recall the day the Ibrox chief tried to sell his opponent a washing machine.
"I keep my eye on Scottish football because I had a spell there. I enjoyed that despite it ending in disaster through nobody's fault apart from the fact Gretna had no money."
"Charlie being at Rangers is a bit left field. But if he was to produce his medals then I don't think it would compare to Ally's haul.
"That was probably the last time I spoke to him and then he popped up at Rangers.
"To be fair, Charlie didn't run about a lot. He loitered with intent in and around the penalty box so you could believe the story. He didn't gallop a lot.
"I scored 40 goals and Charlie got 25 so it was a successful season. He had a good record.
Rangers boss Ally McCoist threw down a "show us your medals" challenge to Green following the Ibrox chief's repeated claim the current Gers side is the worst in the club's history.
"I remember one incident when I was playing for another team and Charlie reputedly sold a washing machine to our centre half during the game.
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"The coach has to be allowed to get on with it. It's an impossible job as it is.
But it was as team mates for lowly Alfreton Town where Wadsworth struck up a clinical partnership with Green as the pair notched up an incredible 65 goals between them.
"But I can assure Ally that Charlie was a good player at that level and he played a few games for Barnsley's reserves too. We played together for a season at Alfreton and had great success, winning three trophies.
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"You can do without comments from above because the hardest thing in football is managing up, not managing down.
Wadsworth, who has managed 11 clubs and worked with the English FA as a regional coach, says Green can boast of winning three in the 1973 74 campaign when they played in together with Alfreton Town.
And that's why it's no surprise to Wadsworth that outspoken Green is now combining football and business to make a living.
"After the season we played together I didn't hear from him until a number of years later when he was working with Mike McDonald at Sheffield United.
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Former Gretna gaffer Wadsworth lined up on the opposite side from Green when his attempt to wheel and deal during a game went down as one of the legendary tales in the English game.
"Prior to Alfreton Town he played with a team called Mexborough Town and also a really good Sunday team called the Black Bull who won the National Cup.
"I was playing for Frickley Colliery at the time and I think Charlie was turning out for Goole Town.
Record Sport invited the Englishman who had a caretaker spell in charge of Gretna before the club went bust to recall his time playing with Green.
And Wadsworth believes his old pal should steer clear of giving his opinion on the standard of the Rangers team because McCoist's job is difficult enough without comments from the boardroom.
But it was another tale from Green's playing days that stuck out. Mick said: "Charlie has always been sharp.
football for so long that nothing really surprises me now.
"When you're playing football at that age late 20s you don't think about what will happen in the future or where people will end up.
But the 62 year old knows the treble of Derbyshire Senior Cup, Midland League Cup and Midland League doesn't compare to the standard of silverware McCoist won in his heyday.
"Any discussions about the team where people have an opinion should be kept to the boardroom or the office.
"Charlie was Omega Speedmaster Vs Rolex Submariner always a bright guy I mean bright in terms of streetwise. He was a bit of a wheeler dealer but not in a negative or nasty way.
"They tried to get me to go to Bramall Lane as first team coach but I turned it down.
had done well at Carlisle and had a short spell as assistant manager at Norwich before coming to Scarborough who we took from bottom of the league to the play offs. My reputation was quite good and I didn't want to leave Scarborough because they trusted me and had a good set up at the time.
been in some fantastic situations and some really dodgy ones it's important a manager is allowed to do his job.
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