With the relative tedium of another international break spoiling our fix of all things Rangers, what better way to take our mind off a poor result at Ross County with a look back at one of our club's greatest servants. To that end, last week at Ibrox, players of the past and present came together to mark the launch of ‘Sandy’ – the official biography of Rangers great Sandy Jardine - written by RangersTV commentator Tom Miller with a foreword from Ally McCoist.
William Pullar ‘Sandy’ Jardine is an Ibrox icon. Respected and revered throughout the football world and beyond, he will forever be a club legend.
Sandy was the consummate professional. His silky skills, speed and ability to read the game were combined with a sense of fair play that made him truly world class. He was soon an integral part of the Rangers team and became a club legend when the Barcelona Bears won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. He also played in two dramatic World Cups and won 39 caps for Scotland. Later, Edinburgh-born Sandy fulfilled another personal dream when he signed for Hearts – and his impact at Tynecastle was immense.
Then, in 2012, the financial meltdown at Rangers brought Sandy back into the limelight. In those troubled times, nobody did more than Sandy Jardine to galvanise the club and its supporters, and he famously led 8,000 fans to Hampden to protest against sanctions imposed by the SFA. But in late 2012, Sandy announced that he was battling cancer, a fight he would bravely lose in April 2014.
SANDY – The Authorised Biography of Sandy Jardine is the definitive story of one of football’s true legends and a fitting tribute to a man who was loved and respected by family, friends and football fans wherever he went. You can watch a superb video of the Ibrox book launch below:
Tom Miller is the voice of Rangers on the official club television channel as match commentator and can often be heard on both local and national radio. Tom had his biography on Scottish footballing icon Jim Baxter " Slim Jim - Simply the best " published in 2014 and now follows that up with " SANDY" as the authorised biography of another Rangers legend.
More info on the book and how to order is available on the publisher's website here.
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