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Martyn Ramsay

The Pursuit of History: Rangers (1992-98)

The Pursuit of History: Rangers (1992-98)

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Published: Oct 2023

252 pages.

ISBN: 9781780916538

eISBN: 9781781563496 (available at Amazon on publication)

In the summer of 1992, one Rangers fan wrote to a club fanzine. He wanted to note his disappointment in the club’s European performance but that, at least, he could count on constant domestic success. ‘Roll on ten in a row’. That road appeared to be clear, with challengers only theoretical and their great rival nearing collapse. Add in the signing of two of the greatest players to ever play for the club and these truly were the best of times.

1992 also saw Rangers help give birth to a new age in European football, with UEFA formally adopting their proposals for the new Champions League. Stability at home and exciting possibilities abroad. What could go wrong? In reality, football’s ‘Big Bang’ was more explosive than anyone imagined, with the game modernising at a frightening pace and bigger television markets and UEFA’s limitation on foreign players placing a ceiling on ambition.

Rangers in the 1990s were in sync with the nation’s culture: an intoxicating, hedonistic swagger but one that was complacent too. Just as football was looking to the future, Rangers were diverted on a road back to the past.


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"It is rare to read such well-structured, coherent, and enjoyable book on how the club, the nation, and the wider game have changed over the years........ Readers, both Rangers fans and otherwise, owe him a debt of gratitude for his ongoing contribution."

The Rangers Review - see Martyn discussing his book on their YouTube channel.

Martyn Ramsay: Gazza, Laudrup, Champions League near miss, booze culture and blowing the 10 - YouTube

About the Author:

Martyn Ramsay has followed Rangers home and away for over 30 years and is a regular voice on the Heart and Hand podcast network and in Rangers media conferences as well as in sell-out shows at Ibrox Stadium and beyond.

He is a prominent voice on Rangers history, with his successful shows The Time Capsule and Dominant: The Souness and Smith Years being a hit with Rangers fans in addition to his historical perspectives in The Rangers Review.

Both of his first two titles ‘The 50 Greatest Rangers Games’ and ‘Revolution: Rangers 1986-92’ were best-selling Rangers books with the latter being described as ‘masterful’, ‘superb’ and ‘essential’.

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