Smoke bombs and torrential rain welcome Rangers on return at Brechin

29 July 2012 10:00
The fallen giants of Scottish football started their new journey with a victory over Brechin in the Ramsdens CupAlly McCoist stood on Brechin City's pitch, in torrential rain, offering a pre-extra-time pep talk to his players. As the Rangers fans chanted "If you hate [the Scottish FA's chief executive] Stewart Regan," his equivalent at Ibrox, Charles Green, joined in the applause. Welcome to the opening chapter of Rangers' strange new world.The colours of the Rangers FC are the same, their supporters chant identical songs and McCoist could name six full internationals in his starting XI at Glebe Park. But this match marked the start of a new journey, one triggered by Rangers' fall into administration and subsequent liquidation. Four years on from an appearance in the Uefa Cup final, Rangers needed the extra-time interventions of Lee McCulloch to win a Ramsdens Cup tie 2-1 against Brechin, of Scotland's Second Division. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian