After Rangers announced planning permission in the autumn for the all-new Edmiston House, pace has gathered over the imminent construction and implementation of the fantastic new facility, slated for opening next year.
For years Rangers have had plans about upgrading the area around the stadium, plans which didn’t seem to have any firm cohesion to them, but the confirmation and construction of the new EH definitely shows ambition and the intent to deliver on the promises.
And of course Rangers fans are well aware of the origins of Auchenhowie, the world class training facility opened in ’01 and a complete pioneer – few to no other football clubs in the UK had a facility of that quality at that time, and the number of continental teams who would use it for away matches particularly at Celtic Park was a testament to how attractive it is.
It remains one of the very best on planet football, and now adding an imminently world-class museum and function facility across the road from Ibrox shows just how far ahead Rangers are from not just Scottish football, but the majority of the rest of the UK.
It’s clear this club should be a PL side, with our vision, our standards, and our pioneering.
That’s not going to happen any soon, of course, but Rangers will keep on pioneering the way ahead for football in the UK, and show just why this club is leagues ahead of the competition.
But crucially, this kind of vision and standard might just hold onto our world class manager for longer too – Steven Gerrard might only have eyes for the Liverpool job, but the better the club moves forward and keeps growing, the more eager Stevie will be to remain a part of it.
And so say all of us.