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Although I still have a slight tan after a family holiday to sunny East Yorkshire last week, the chilly start to today means it's difficult to believe we're in the middle of summer. To be fair the weather in Scotland is never the most reliable during any time of the year but usually we do get the chance to wear our new replica tops at the start of each season. Unfortunately for our fans, ongoing issues with the niceties of our retail contract with Sports Direct means even that's not possible but, on the field at least, things have been looking brighter for our fans as the Mark Warburton era finally gets under away tomorrow in Edinburgh.
Although fans are usually fairly interested in pre-season friendlies to check the progress of the team ahead of the new campaign, last night's fixture against Burnley was different for various other reasons - primarily the fact it was our only home friendly of the summer and, indeed, the only game fans could watch/attend while, of course, it was also the Ibrox début of the new management team with eight new players also playing their first game in Glasgow! This resulted in a decent crowd of over 22,000 fans while thousands more watched the game online via RangersTV.
Rangers are embarking on a new era, under a bright and progressive manager, and with a board that has Rangers’ best interests at heart. All of this is fantastic stuff and the new found positivity around the Club is a very welcome change. However, there are some fans who continue to turn their nose up at the type of player we are signing and targeting.
It's a simple idea. Instead of lining the pockets of Sports Direct and Mike Ashley, which the vast majority of fans have already decided against, show your support for the Club on the opening day of the season by wearing your favourite Gers shirt from years past at Ibrox on Saturday, 8 August against St Mirren.
In a week where GCC and Celtic came under heavy fire over State Aid claims and the remarkable East End Regeneration and Commonwealth Games programmes which have been centred around Celtic Park and it's close proximity within the Parkhead area, incredible plans to build a new airport called 'Glasgow City Airport' have now been leaked and apparently there will be massive benefits for Rangers.
- 02 August 2015
- Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
- [League Cup] KO 3pm (Live on RangersTV)