NI support 'vital' for Rangers - Murray

Published Tuesday, 03 December 2013
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The Scottish businessman who hopes to gain control of the board of Rangers Football Club says local fans are essential to the future of the beleaguered team.

NI support 'vital' for Rangers - Murray
Local support is "vital" to Rangers, Murray said. (© UTV)

Former club chairman Malcolm Murray was in Belfast on Monday evening to drum up support from the Rangers fanbase in Northern Ireland.

He is part of a consortium along with Paul Murray bidding for control of the Ibrox outfit at the club's AGM later this month.

Speaking about the support of local people, Mr Murray said: "It's vital. It's a cornerstone and it always will be.

"I go to most games and we always hate it when we get a replay mid-week or a league game postponed to mid-week because these boys can't make it.

"So you see big sections empty and Ibrox and when it's not full isn't the same at all."

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11 Comments
John in Belfast wrote (135 days ago):
Monkey in Coleraine: You totally missed my point. I'm ignoring the "fool" comment as educated and impressive as that was. Other Scottish clubs don't unfurl the scottish flag at every opportunity. My other half would love to use the scottish flag but when we go abroad first thing you hear is "so you are a Gers fan then?" quickly followed by "(yawn) I give up" by my other half.
Antrim in Antrim wrote (136 days ago):
Scottish football is an irish league match with a crowd
vikki in Dromore wrote (137 days ago):
Ive been a rangers fan all my live and have been going to the matches from I 5yrs old with my dad, im now 28yrs old still love the team and try to get to all the home and some of the away matches but it is hard when they our though the week, I think this is great especially for all the Ulster Scots that live in Northern Ireland.
Mark in Belfast wrote (138 days ago):
I hv an old shirt if its any good to you? Hail Hail !
Monkey in Coleraine wrote (138 days ago):
@john in belfast lol you serious try because there a scottish team ! Fool
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