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The Pursuit of History: Rangers (1992-98)

Martyn Ramsay

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From the publisher:

In the summer of 1992, one Rangers fan wrote to a club fanzine. He wanted to note his disappointment in the club’s European performance but that, at least, he could count on constant domestic success. ‘Roll on ten in a row’. That road appeared to be clear, with challengers only theoretical and their great rival nearing collapse. Add in the signing of two of the greatest players to ever play for the club and these truly were the best of times.

1992 also saw Rangers help give birth to a new age in European football, with UEFA formally adopting their proposals for the new Champions League. Stability at home and exciting possibilities abroad. What could go wrong? In reality, football’s ‘Big Bang’ was more explosive than anyone imagined, with the game modernising at a frightening pace and bigger television markets and UEFA’s limitation on foreign players placing a ceiling on ambition.

Rangers in the 1990s were in sync with the nation’s culture: an intoxicating, hedonistic swagger but one that was complacent too. Just as football was looking to the future, Rangers were diverted on a road back to the past.


The author:

Martyn Ramsay has followed Rangers home and away for over 30 years and is a regular voice on the Heart and Hand podcast network and in Rangers media conferences as well as in sell-out shows at Ibrox Stadium and beyond.

He is a prominent voice on Rangers history, with his successful shows The Time Capsule and Dominant: The Souness and Smith Years being a hit with Rangers fans in addition to his historical perspectives in The Rangers Review.

His debut, The 50 Greatest Rangers Games, was reviewed as ‘A book about a relationship that's endured for most of his life. Most football supporters will be able to relate to that, but few will be able to express it so well.’

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JMD Media
24 x 16 cm
Paperback
256 pages
October 2023
English
9781780916538