Yesterday’s Ibrox launch with club legend Ian Durrant today sparked a tide of well-wishing articles about Glasgow Rangers: The Journey. The book by Rangers photographer Willie Vass and longtime football writer/Pitch author Jeff Holmes tells the incredible story – in words and stunning colour pictures – of a record-breaking club's demise and rise.
Financial woes, serious mismanagement and a string of embarrassing on-field displays had supporters wondering just how their club had ended up in such a mess. Demoted to the bottom tier of Scottish football by a seemingly uncaring legislative body and blood-seeking rival clubs, Rangers had to clamber up from the depths of the game, but far from being left to do it alone, they were backed by the most incredible supporters Scottish football has ever witnessed.
Here’s just two of today’s big spreads in the Scottish press, which included generous articles on the book on the Rangers official site, in the Daily Record (top right), the Evening Times (bottom right), the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Herald and more besides. Thanks to Stephen Kerr at Level5PR, Ian Durrant and all at the club – and well done Willie and Jeff!
Want to know what all the fuss was about? In Glasgow Rangers: The Journey you will discover:
- How the club's fervent fan base took the fight to the football authorities;
- How Rangers legend Ally McCoist held the club together with a sticking plaster;
- How Rangers played a Scottish Cup tie while a farmer delivered hay on his tractor;
- Which pies are unofficially the best in Scottish football;
- How Historic Scotland closed iconic Dumbarton Castle so Rangers fans couldn't watch their team free of charge;
- How play was suspended in one match when a ball got stuck on top of the club's hedge;
- And just how close the mighty Rangers came to going out of the game.
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Glasgow Rangers: The Journey