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DUMFRIES - A stone path snakes its way to a leafy clearing, guarded by a black iron fence. In a churchyard dominated by dark red gravestones, a bright white mausoleum stands out. The imposing Neo-Classical architecture, capped with a copper dome, marks the final resting place of Robert Burns. A man of humble origins, rose to become an intellectual heavyweight, and a star in his own time.
Our friends at Art of Football create hand crafted designs try to emulate the beauty of those split second moments, the moments you never forget, as they look to capture the energy, passion and euphoria that erupts from that one magical kick of a football. They only produce a limited number of each design, so your T shirts, like any good piece of art, are exclusive and completely original.
Tonight we take on Gary Bollan's Airdrieonians squad through at Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie for our League Cup second-round tie and it's on yet another tricky 3G synthetic surface. Thankfully, it's a nice big 115 x 75 yard pitch at Excelsior, so not narrower or shorter than the Ibrox pitch like some of the other synthetic surfaces we've had to play on in recent years.
With well under 24 hours left until kick-off at what's set to be another sold out and packed out Ibrox tomorrow lunchtime, the sense of anticipation is intense. Everyone from the 1st team squad to the Club staff and the massive loyal Rangers support are absolutely buzzing with excitement and looking forward to not only an incredible Ibrox atmosphere, but hopefully to another cracking game.
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.
- 30 August 2015
- Palmerston Park, Dumfries
- [SPFL] KO 12.30pm (Live on BT Sport)