September 18, 2021

We spoke to Rangers fans before the Old Firm clash at Abrox.

Of thousands Rangers Fans descend on Abroux Stadium to take part in the first Old Firm clash of the season.

More than 50,000 Gers supporters lined the streets before the sell-out game against city rivals. Celtic Started at noon.

Of Glasgow Times. Talked to some of the people who were there to share their thoughts on the first Glasgow Derby of the 2021/22 season and their hopes for this afternoon’s match.

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“I’m looking forward to it. This will be my daughter Zara’s first old firm game after two years of season tickets. She’s excited – but I’m probably more excited,” said Camry’s Noori Donis, 53.

“If we can find an immediate goal, I think we can do it. My head is saying one thing and my heart is saying another, but I am quietly confident.

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“I think we have such a great opportunity as someone. You have to give back to your team,” said Gowan, a 40-year-old season ticket holder.

“I think the atmosphere will be extraordinary with more than 50,000 Rangers fans.

“So, we’re hoping for a great game. There’s a good defensive team behind McCrory. There’s no better place for that than an old firm match.

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Derek Miller, 45, of Lark Hall, said: “I’m echoing that. I expect the Rangers to come here and dominate the game as we used to.

Feeling optimistic before the clash, he added: “We’ll blow up some cabbage. We haven’t had a great start to the season, but we’re going to pull it off today.

Glasgow Times:

Stewart Smith, 48, of Lark Hall, said: “I’m very nervous, but the Rangers always prevail. I’m very, very excited.

“I think some cards will be shown – hopefully not for us – but I just hope Morelos stays in the park.

“You always panic before the game, but I really like us. You have to get the team back.

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Dennis Kelly, 31, of Falkirk, said: “It’s amazing for an old firm to come back to the stadium – I’ve been waiting a long time for that.”

When asked how she feels about not having hops fans in Staples, she said: “I can’t *** give. It’s better for us – and I’m sure we’ll have it today. We will win. I think we will.

Glasgow Times:

Peter George of Paisley played bag pipe outside Abrox Stadium before the kick-off.

A big fan of Gers, he said: “I thought it would be a good opportunity to come down before the game and make some people happy. It’s been great so far.

Peter added: “Everyone is buzzing – they’re all really ready for it and running to go. I’m disappointed not to be there with them, but I’m glad to be here to take in the atmosphere.” Am

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