Raise a glass to absent Bears.

rupertdabear

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Dad-hero
Alan (Middy) Mills ,our club chairman
Nicky
Willie
16 months from hell losing those people from my life 5 years ago .
Life carries on but can't be the same but i know they would have been proud of the team today.
Something in me says this is the moment we are back on top ,the place we were over 12 years ago and sitting here raising a glass to those i ve lost and the to club we all love .

Absent Friends
 

Broxi12

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First to Billy McKenzie who introduced me to the Rangers back in 1994/95 v Porto..died couple years ago from cancer.
Second to Willie Brennan from Rutherglen, (Victoria Bar) met him when caravaning. he loved the Gers and was a (surprisingly) great amateur footballer.Died just over a year ago..
RIP to both...
 

Jan Žižka

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Second drink, a toast to George Nelson, who along with Tommy Thomson, died in the 1961 Ibrox disaster.

George's brother Roy is a smashing guy and the family are still big bluenoses.

Broke down and struggled putting my brush to the wording 'accidently killed at Ibrox Park' when restoring George's stone.

I crumbled, same doing Robert Grant's who died in the '71 disaster.

Overwhelming doing our fans headstones as they weren't natural deaths, lads were 22 and 21 respectively.

Don't drink so coffee mug raised, To Absent Friends.
 

badger72

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Firstly to my dad who used to drag me to the games in the early 80s when we were pish.
Also my mate tam Duncan who's 70th birthday would have been yesterday.
Last but not least my euro trip companion Callum ogilvie, many a euro adventure we had over the years.

All members of the Dundee loyal

That was for you yesterday guys.......
 

badger72

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Firstly to my dad who used to drag me to the games in the early 80s when we were pish.
Also my mate tam Duncan who's 70th birthday would have been yesterday.
Last but not least my euro trip companion Callum ogilvie, many a euro adventure we had over the years.

All members of the Dundee loyal

That was for you yesterday guys.......
 

tangledupinblue

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A toast to my dad Tucker Hamill who took me to my first match against Dundee in a Scottish Cup 1/4 Final 6-3 win for my 9th birthday in March 1979. He was telling folk to lay off Alex Miller with a typical, "Hey you, cut it out" being a fellow Drumchapel man and regular in my dad's local The (Orange) Peel Bar.

Also to my Uncle Alex (Mel) Hamill who took me to my first full house at Ibrox against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Cup in 1982 with a majestic Davie Cooper on show. Some atmosphere and a wee smell of whisky in the air from Uncle Alex' hipflask and many others around us in The Copland Rear. :)

 
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Gramps1

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Exactly bud.
Both my grannies were superstars mate and although they couldn't have cared less about football, both proper staunch wee women.
Miss them both everyday
My gran hated football,my pop went to every game and could have named you every player in every Rangers team like every bear in that generation.
My gran knew the score.

God that is the first thing I’ll do when we win the league is have a glass of champagne at my grandpas grave.
 

Kaiser

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To my Dad. Ian Mackay.

In 2006, my Dad took seriously ill. I had spent almost every weekend with him since I had been born. Playing and watching football.

I promised him, I'd only go back to Ibrox when he was ready. Four long years passed. But eventually we made it to the UEFA Cup final and the Scottish Cup that year.

Sadly, my Dad never made it back to Ibrox. His last match at Ibrox was a draw with Aberdeen in April 2006.

My Dad passed away in 2010. One of his last wishes that I go back. In March 2016, I returned for a match against St. Mirren. We won 3-1. The first song I heard that day was the Blue Sea of Ibrox. To this day, I get emotional every time it's played at Ibrox.

Thank you Dad.
That one today was for you.
 
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Kris1872

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Our supporters bus is named after our late Friend Gary Clark (you may of seen Gary Clark Loyal) flags around Ibrox. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 21 from cancer.

He would of absolutely loved today. He was was Rangers mad. Always have a wee think of him when Rangers do well as I know he will be up there going to tonto.

WATP
 

Gregybear

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To my uncle Iain who took me to more games than I can ever count from 1982 to 2012 (I took him when I was old enough to drive). He never went to the Piggery as he wouldn't give them the money but it meant I got his tickets. Died in 2013, still can't believe hes gone. His name will live on in main stand section K (on the back of his seat). He would have loved to see that yesterday.

I think we all have a wee bit of PTSD from 2012 onwards. It seems like I can remember games with total recall from 1994 but from 2012 to 2016 I remember nothing. It feels different now. I hope that's us back. Let's deliver 55
 

Johansen

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A toast to my dad Tucker Hamill who took me to my first match against Dundee in a Scottish Cup 1/4 Final 6-3 win for my 9th birthday in March 1979. He was telling folk to lay off Alex Miller with a typical, "Hey you, cut it out" being a fellow Drumchapel man and regular in my dad's local The (Orange) Peel Bar.

Also to my Uncle Alex (Mel) Hamill who took me to my first full house at Ibrox against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Cup in 1982 with a majestic Davie Cooper on show. Some atmosphere and a wee smell of whisky in the air from Uncle Alex' hipflask and many others around us in The Copland Rear. :)

Knew both Tucker and Mel from years ago in Drumchapel, never knew they had both passed on. Sorry to hear that
 
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