It’s been delayed by a long time following the passing of Her Majesty, but Rangers fans are FINALLY set to experience, for real something for the first time on Wednesday since late 2010:
The Champions League theme for a group game at Ibrox.
That’s right, despite us having played three group matches, incredibly we are still YET to hear the Champions League theme during the player lineups.
Now, we did hear it for the playoff stage, but it’s Ibrox Noise’s opinion that that stage doesn’t deserve the iconic music. It feels like cheating.
But the theme was supposed to debut for the first time in over a decade against Napoli, but an agreement saw all the home UK sides in Europe play their European fixtures with more sobriety, and music of celebration was binned.
But Wednesday against Liverpool will see that theme finally play at Ibrox in the proper circumstances for the first time.
Of course, during the playoff at Ibrox, the theme was roundly booed, and indeed it seems to get booed at most group matches, and certainly was at Anfield last week, but the reality is its playing at Ibrox (should) mean a lot more to Rangers fans than to most fans of teams in the UCL.
But the reality is it’ll probably get jeered again.
Ignoring that though, it truly, definitely means the end of the Journey, albeit it can be argued we’ve already got there anyway.
But for those of you who appreciate these things, we’ll hear it finally at Ibrox for a Rangers Champions League group match on Wednesday.
It means a lot to this club, given where it’s been.