The true end of the Journey for Rangers is so close..

The true end of the Journey for Rangers is so close..
Workers carry a giant Champions League logo prior to the start of the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Bayern Munich vs Besiktas Istanbul on February 20, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Earlier we discussed how the return to spending like we used to only now with full sustainability and care based on living within our means meant overall that the Journey was complete.

We did have a caveat though, and it harked back to a comment by an Ibrox Noise reader many months ago indeed, when he responded to our claim that 55 was the end of the Journey.

His reply?

‘The Journey will be truly over when we hear that Champions League theme at Ibrox again’

And you know what, it’s bang on.

We heard it again today, some chap responded to said article earlier today by saying the Journey is over once we’re in the group stage.

We say it’s the moment we hear that glorious theme at Ibrox, when our players line up and the theme we spoke about a few days ago bellows out the Govan tannoys and the trademark CL ball logo flutters in the centre circle.

THAT is the end of the Journey via a definitive punctuation mark.

Hearing Tony Britton’s ‘Champions League Theme’ (itself a rework of Handel’s Zadok the Priest) playing out at Ibrox as the players prepare for battle is the true end.

We got a taster of it when the draw was made a few days ago for the qualifiers, and that theme was used to introduce the show, which was, from memory, the first time Rangers had heard the theme in association with us since 2009.

Unless, of course, it was played last year for the playoff draw but either way, it meant a lot.

End of the Journey though, when it’s in the air of Govan.

And that ball logo flutters.

We’ll know.

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  1. It’s good that The Gers stopped the 10IAR but we are kidding ourselves if we think that it’s the end of the road there’s a long way to go before we can start thinking that what happened under Murray can be put to bed! I worry where the money that’s being splashed around is coming from – hopefully it’s not a case of spending above our means! Surely lessons have been learned. The Club’s existence should be put before trying to outdo Celtic!

  2. My comment was the first comment I’ve put in here, so how is it a duplicate comment? Don’t tell me this is a site that only accepts biased comments rather than the plain truth!!

    • Yet another one who overlooked the whole ‘pre moderation queue’ aspect and just expects their comments to go through immediately, and to be approved regardless of content. Nothing like entitlement!

  3. Can anyone tell me how we got £20m for Calvin Bassey, yet only £10m for Joe Aribo? Aribo has been consistently good where Bassey has only been decent for half a season? Not that long ago fans were baying for blood and wanted Bassey out!
    One thing I wish the board would tell us the truth and stop making up these ludicrous stories about £25m-£30m offers for Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent!
    Can’t wait for next weekend!!

  4. After last night’s lacklustre display by the team in Belgium, Tony Britton’s ‘Champions’ League Theme’ appears to be further away than ever.

    It’s interesting your site is called ‘Ibrox Noise’ because come next Tuesday evening, the players selected to represent Rangers are going to need all the ‘noise’ going inside ‘Ibrox’ to support the club’s further participation in this season’s UEFA Champions’ League. Therefore, I’m bound to ask where does ‘Ibrox Noise’ stand regarding UB07’s enthusiasm and efforts to generate an atmosphere in support of what happens on the pitch?

    Personally, I mostly applaud the noise and colour UB07 delivers on matchdays. If it wasn’t for them, Ibrox would not be dissimilar to, shall we say, a library. In terms of making my point, I’m perhaps stretching it a bit, but you get my drift.

    For those of us who were lucky enough to be inside the smallest stadium of three (in Seville) on Wednesday 18th May, the difference between our support and Eintracht Frankfurt’s was noticeable. Apparently (yes, I know it’s conjecture), club officials at Eintracht Frankfurt are far more likely to engage with and harness the activities of their club’s ‘ultras’ than we do. I’m reliably informed that lines of communication between Rangers and the Union Bears are, at best, fraught and, at worst, non-existent. This, in my opinion, is a sad state of affairs and poorly reflects on the Board for not taking the positives from a situation (…the Union Bears aren’t going away, Stewart!) and progressing it for the good of Rangers and its entire support.

    Now would be as good a time as any – with £40m clearly disappearing from view – to review the club’s position regarding having a dialogue with the most vociferous section among our support and see what can be done. Tuesday is beckoning and a gargantuan effort from everyone connected with Rangers is required to ensure the Ibrox playlist does not end up impoverished in the weeks ahead.

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