Best ever pre sesson friendly?


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Been to plenty pre season games over the years, this has to be the one I enjoyed the most. Proper atmosphere and both teams going for it. Can't believe it's 12 years ago.

I remember Drogba afterwards raving about the Ibrox noise.

Probably the one closest for me was in 1989 v Spurs when Ian Ferguson and Gazza had a running battle.

Rangers 2 Chelsea 0, 2007 wins it.

Aug 9th 1967

Rangers 5-3 Eintracht Frankfurt

Sorensen, Johansen, Provan, Jardine, McKinnon, Greig, Henderson, Penman, Ferguson, D.Smith and Johnston (Persson)

Rangers had four new signings making their Ibrox debut that night, which was an extremely high number of debutants, when you consider that on average we would sign one new player each season back then.
There was much upheaval going on at Ibrox that year.
The previous six months alone, had seen Rangers dispose of four forwards,
Jim Forrest, George McLean, Jimmy Millar and Davy Wilson,
who between them, had notched somewhere in the region of 550 goals for Rangers.
The four new signings that would make their Ibrox debuts that night were
Erik Sorenson, a Danish International goalkeeper.
Andy Penman, an inside right from Dundee, renowned for his intelligent passing, and a ferocious shot.
Alex Ferguson, a forward from Dunfermline, and a record buy in Scotland at the time.
Orjan Persson, a six foot Swedish International winger signed from Dundee United.

In what was a really open and exciting game, Rangers ran out 5-3 winners, before an ecstatic crowd of 60,000 fans, that roared their favourites to victory with a repertoire of famous songs sung loudly and proudly under the recently covered Rangers end.
All the Rangers goals came from the new boys.
Alex Ferguson helped himself to a hat trick,
Andy Penman put one away,
and big Orjan Persson came off the bench to score the fifth.


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That Chelsea game was unbelievable. Sat in the Govan Front I hadn't realise Sebo's shot had been deflected, thought he had scored the best goal ever.

The team was transformed almost overnight under Walter earlier in the year, knew after that game we were onto something special.


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Chelsea was a great day out. Another favourite was when we beat Spurs 2-0 2004 I think, Novo and Prso with the goals.

Went to the Emirates tournament with Arsenal, Atletico madrid cant remember the other team, cracking weekend


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9-Aug-1988 Rangers 3-1 Bordeaux Davie Cooper Testimonial
The roar when Davie entered the field was spine tingling

Chelsea @ Stamford Bridge 1985 was also a favourite.
Chelsea waited for us to come out of the away end and gave us a round of applause as we left the ground.

A really good game that one.

My favourite wasn't a pre-season friendly, it was played on 11th January 1984 in a howling gale and pouring rain, but the 3-3 game with Feyenoord was brilliant (they won on pens), with Davie Cooper absolutely amazing. That was the match that Ruud Gullit saw Coop for the first time and he never forgot him, stating on more than one occasion he was one of the most talented players he'd ever seen.

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