This isn’t a blow-by-blow reception of the games in last season’s league campaign. It is, I would say, a concise history of the trials and tribulations which have befallen Rangers over the last ten years and how, finally, we got it right.
The first four chapters – 100 pages – barely mention the play of season 2019-20 – instead the author sets the scene for the uphill struggle Steven Gerrard inherited.
It is, therefore, slightly mis-titled. The book is instead a history of the last ten years in the life of Rangers Football Club which culminates in the winning of the league. It is not a simple recitation of game after game of football.
These observations are not criticisms – they are in fact one of it’s strengths. The 11th, and penultimate, chapter marries all these factors together and is headed Absent Friends – fans, directors, plays, fan reps all have their say – their little glimpses of the big story.
This is a book that should be on the bookshelves of all Rangers fans.
You can purchase the book here – https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Going-for-55-by-Christopher-Jack-author/9781913538606
To win a copy of the book answer this question – “Who scored Rangers first league goal in the 2020/21 season?”
Send your answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and head it “Going for 55” – please include your name and address in the body of the email.
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