Sunday, 30 December 2018

How Rangers stole this man's soul


Going back to early 2017 and Ryan Jack was of no interest to Rangers and, best we can tell, we were of no interest to him.

The Aberdeen captain was doing ok with Derek McInnes’ men in second place, and to the best of our knowledge had no major designs on a move out.

His contract was up that summer, and even as recently as April that year he denied any interest in a move – but by that time the rumours had begun.

Fast-forward to his reaction for scoring against Celtic, his reaction to defying Aberdeen at Pittodrie – if ever an adopted Bear’s blood had turned completely blue, it was Jack’s.

We don’t know him to be a boyhood fan – sure, he said he was after he signed, but how many players have made that claim once their signature was in place under the Marble Staircase?

Truth is we don’t care, because whether he was one before or not, the boy embodies everything now that is true Rangers and his absolute pure glee at scoring the (ultimate) winner yesterday is a feeling all us Rangers can identify with.

Maybe not the scoring part, only a select few lucky men (and women) ever get to do that, but the joy of the goal is shared by all, and never was it more meant than Jack’s yesterday.

It’s often said once a Bear always a Bear, and Jason Cummings is another example – but Ryan Jack really has not only got into the spirit of all things Rangers but carries the shirt now as well as any who went before him.

Oh, and he can play a bit too…

8 comments:

  1. You not seen the childhood photos with the Gers top?? Jack is a bluenose. 🇬🇧

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    1. Absolutely correct, and what's more, to be a Rangers fan in Aberdeen you have to be blue through to the core. Don't insult this man by ever calling into question his lifelong loyalty to Rangers.

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  2. 100% correct. A childhood and adult bluenose!

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  3. Jack's a bear ,always has been

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  4. Absolute Bluenose:-)
    Look at him and Halliday celebrate. Halliday "when the fans were singing my name in the last 10 minutes, I will take that to my grave"
    Will never be the best player at Ibrox, but will always be the most important and the most loved.
    My player of the year!!

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  5. Picks of him as a boy with gers top on, his wife put them up after he scored yest. %100 Rangers

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  6. Just have to Google the picture of the wee man 20 years ago with what looks like his brother. Young boys happy in the red white and blue!

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  7. Absolute Beast in Midfield! 💪🏻
    Him/Arfield/Goldson/McGregor for (C)

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