With Pedro under so much pressure from fellow managers, ex-players and 75% of Rangers fans, may I suggest having a fun-filled, fans, family, friendly day out for all Rangers supporters to come to Ibrox and enjoy the whole occasion – and judge!
I feel it is time for ALL of us to pull together and get behind Pedro and his new players, and make them feel good about joining a great club with a fabulous fan base.
On Saturday 22 or 29 July, we could open Ibrox stadium at 11.30am and start the day off with a Rangers Select friendly match and follow it up with a Rangers first team playing an English Premier team.
Price the tickets to sell, with the idea to fill Ibrox for a family occasion.
The 1st match could be between a Rangers Select team (a mixture of players who are signed to Rangers or are on trial with the ‘Gers), and a team like Falkirk or St Mirren who are local Championship sides.
1st half – 12.15 – 1pm + Penalty shoot-out between ex-Rangers players:
2nd half -1.20pm – 2.05pm
The 2nd game could be between Rangers v Newcastle United (Teams from: Burnley, Bournemouth, Brighton, Huddersfield, Stoke. Swansea, Watford, West Brom, West Ham, Nottingham Forrest, Sunderland, Hull City, Norwich etc.)
1st period – 2.30pm – 3pm (30 mins to allow changes) – 10/15-minute break
2nd period – 3.15pm – 3.45pm (30 mins to allow changes) – 10/15-minute break
3rd & last period – 4pm – 4.30pm
The fans want to see all 4 Portuguese, 2 Mexicans, 2 Scots and 1 Columbian so far, playing for at least 60 minutes each.
£15 Adults, £10 for Seniors/Students and £5 Child
Family Day discount package 1: 2 adults & 2 kids -£30 (£10 discount)
Family Day discount package 2: 2 adults & 1 kids -£25 (£10 discount)
Encouraging a lot of kids to attend the matches makes a great start. I saw Rangers from a young boy and I’m still here, now also writing about them on Ibrox Noise. The idea is to get the fans in while they’re young and keep them in the Rangers family. WATP.
Rangers and St Johnstone both find themselves looking for practice matches to play within the next 4 weeks, so they could play each other home & away games.
The real competitive game starts for Rangers on Sunday 6 August, at Fir Park, Motherwell at 1.30pm, in a game that was moved to accommodate TV.
Pedro is working extremely hard long hours to get us back to somewhere we should be – we have to support him and good luck to Pedro – he certainly needs it!
Every day we have 1 or 2 ex-pros or managers having the balls to come out and inform the press, that Pedro has attacked last year’s Rangers failings, yes, but in the wrong way. They keep warning us that he has made a big mistake by buying too many foreigners, all at the one time. It will take weeks to gel as a team, well we now have 4 weeks left until our first competitive match.
Would a day like this interest you and your family?