Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Highland Bear

Valentine Blues For Rangers

Note: This article was first published on The 4th Official Patreon. Saint Valentine might well be the Saint of love. 10 years ago, on the commercialised day he now commands, our hearts were simply broken into a million pieces. A decade on?...

Best of Frenemies – Walter Smith And Tommy Burns

“Great Rivalries don’t have to be built on hatred. They’re built on respect, on a respect for excellence.” Mike Krzyzewski I’m writing this after watching the wonderful documentary from BBC Scotland on the life of the man we all knew as...

Conspiracy Of The Whistler In Scottish Football

Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? From JFK and what really happened to Hitler fleeing to Argentina.  One of my favourites would be the theory of the moon landings being faked as it leads me to today’s topic....

November Rain Or November Gain For Rangers?

November. The crisp Autumnal season of Fireworks. The celebration of a treasonous plot that failed to blow up the Parliament in 1605 that British society celebrates annually with explosions of colour to fill the air. 416 years later, almost within...

Enter the Twilight Red Zone

The Champions entertain bottom of the table Ross County this weekend before the international break (it feels like there was one only last week). Undoubtedly our Red top friends will need clickbait to whip up faux outrage and keep...

Who Needhams Enemies With Friends Like These

No one likes us; we don't care. A song lyric synonymous with the Rangers support. Famously coined by the magnificent Graeme Souness as he called out Scottish football for what it was.  I hate to admit it, but Mr Souness...

Four Lads Had A Dream

“People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good.” Mark Manson – Author Read that again. Maybe once more if need be. The words that now infuse your...

The Geordie Of Govan – The Legacy Of Gazza At Rangers And Beyond

1996. What a year that was. We went from the Spice Girls rocking the Britpop music scene to the Spice boys of Liverpool shocking the dress sense scene in the FA cup final in those White suits. Atlanta, Georgia,...

How The Changing World May Have Brought The Prince Of Denmark To Rangers

Christmas 1991. Rangers are about to entertain Dunfermline at Ibrox on the back of a five game winning run. Most likely, the players and management are at home celebrating the festivities with their families. Who was lucky enough to...

From Istanbul to Ibrox Park – Was It Destiny That Ianis Hagi Ended Up At Rangers?

Istanbul. One of the colossal cities of European/Asian heritage. The Jewel in the Crown of the Ottoman & Persian empires to modern day Turkey. The world’s fifteenth largest city that sits majestically on the Bosphorus strait. And a city...

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