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GUEST BLOG – My Favourite Rangers 11 – Andy Loughran

Hi, This Blog is about my favourite Rangers 11, I have managed to select 11 players and substitutes after having a long thought and chopping and changing certain players.

1.Andy Goram – Andy joined from Hibernian in 1991 for £1 million and went on to have a successful career at Ibrox he won 5 League championships, 3 Scottish cups and 2 League cups, Goram also won the Scottish football writers award in 1992/93 season. Andy sadly passed away in July 2022 after a battle with cancer.

My favourite memory of ‘The Goalie’ would be his penalty save vs Celtic stopping Pierre van Hooijdonk in November 1996.

2. Richard Gough – Goughie joined the club in 1987 having signed from Tottenham Hotspur for £1 million. Gough would spend 10 years at Ibrox and also become club captain in 1991, He won 9 League championships, 3 Scottish cups and 6 League cups. Gough won the Scottish footballers writers award in 1988/89.

My favourite memory of The Captain would be his bullet header vs Celtic in September 1996.

3.Arthur Numan – The Dutchman joined The Gers from PSV Eindhoven in 1998 after starring for his country in the world cup, Numan was brought to Ibrox for a fee of £4.5 million, His time at Ibrox would be blighted by injuries forcing him to miss many games, But when Numan was available and wearing the shirt he would always be a standout performer in a strong Rangers team. The Rangers fullback won 3 League championships,4 Scottish cups and 3 League cups.

My favourite memory of Arthur Numan would be his long range goal vs Celtic in March 2001.

4. John Brown – Brown would join his boyhood heroes from Dundee in 1988 for a fee of £350,000. Bomber would be another player who enjoy a successful career at Ibrox. He was a player who wore his heart on his sleeve and gave everything for the badge. John would play in both defence and midfield whilst at Rangers, He unfortunately suffered with several injuries but when in action would always give 100% and that showed with his passion for the club. Brown won 8 League championships, 3 Scottish cups and 3 League cups. John Brown would later Manage The Rangers Youth/Reserve team.

My favourite memory of Bomber would be his goal vs Celtic in January 1990.

5. Davie Weir- Davie joined The Rangers in January 2007 in which was originally supposed to be a six month deal, it would turn out to be a 5 year stay at Ibrox. Davie Weir was an old school centre half who was commanding in the air and also a threat in the oppistions box. Davie would become captain of the club in 2008 and during his time at Ibrox he would win 3 League championships, 2 Scottish cups, and 3 League cups, He also won a runners-up medal in the 2008 UEFA cup final. In 2010 Weir was named Spl player of the year and also won the Scottish football writers award.

My standout memory of Davie Weir would be his goal vs Kilmarnock in November 2008.

6. Stuart McCall – Stuart McCall joined Rangers from Everton in 1991 for £1.2 million. McCall was a very energetic player and someone who would score goals as well as his hard work all over the pitch, He was a key figure within in the team. McCall would win 5 League championships,3 Scottish cups and 2 League cups during his Rangers career. McCall also had a stint as Caretaker Manager in 2015.

My standout memory of Stuart McCall would be his energy and ability whilst playing for The Gers.

7. Mark Walters – Mark Walters signed for The Gers in 1987 for a fee of £500,000. Walters was an old fashion winger who would cause many problems for opponents across Scotland, During his time at the club he would win 3 League championships and 2 League cups.

My favourite memory of Mark Walters would be his assist for Mark Hateley in the title decider vs Aberdeen in May 1991.

8. Paul Gascoigne – Gascoigne signed for the club in the summer of 1995, He signed for the club from Lazio for a then club record of £4.3 million. Gazza became a fans favourite due to his ability and style of play. In his two and a half years at Rangers he won 2 League championships, 1 Scottish cup and 1 League cup. Gascoigne also won Scottish football writers award in 1995/96.

My favourite memory of Gascoigne would be his header vs Celtic in September 1996.

9. Ally McCoist MBE – Ally McCoist signed for Rangers in 1983 signing for a fee of £185,000 from Sunderland, that would certainly turnout to be a bargain. During his 15 years at Ibrox he achieved an array of honours including 10 League championships, 1 Scottish cup and 9 League cups, Coisty would win back to back European golden boots in 1991/92 and 1992/93, He also won the Scottish football writers award in 1991/92. McCoist is the clubs record goalscorer netting 355 goals in all competitions.

Ally would return to Ibrox as Assistant Manager alongside Walter Smith in 2007, he would then become Manager in May 2011 in which he would win Scottish third and second division during his time in charge.

My favourite memory of ‘Super Ally’ would be his diving header vs Leeds United in November 1992.

10. Mark Hateley – Mark Hateley joined the club from Monaco in 1990 for £1 million. Hateley would become part of a deadly strike partnership with Ally McCoist, Hateley as well as having great aerial ability was also very good with the ball at his feet. In his time at The Rangers he would score many vital goals and go on to win 6 League championships, 2 Scottish cups and 3 League cups, He also won the Scottish football writers award in 1993/94.

My standout memory of Mark Hateley would be his goal vs Celtic in October 1994 at Hampden Park.

11. Brian Laudrup – The Prince of Denmark joined The Gers in the summer of 1994 for a fee of £2.3 million from Serie A side Fiorentina. Laudrup would make an instant impact at Ibrox on his debut two assists vs Motherwell, He was naturally a winger although he seemed to have a free role in his time at Rangers, He would be a nightmare for his opponents with his pace and technical ability as well as his close control. He won 3 League championships, 1 Scottish cup and 1 League cup, He also won the Scottish football writers award in 1994/95 and 1996/97.

My favourite memory of Brian Laudrup was from my first Rangers game which was vs Dundee United in October 1994.

Substitutes-

Allan McGregor- 4 League championships, 4 Scottish cups and 5 League cups, Runner up in UEFA cup

Ian Ferguson- 10 League championships, 3 Scottish cups and 5 League cups.

Michael Mols- 2 League championships, 2 Scottish cups and 2 League cups

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