Tumultuous times have shaken the foundations of the once seemingly indestructible Glasgow Rangers over the course of the last twelve months.
In 2012 the storied football club’s decades of frivolous and impetuous spending came back to paralyse them with financial turmoil that reluctantly forced the club into administration, which resulted in the liquidation of the organisation.
Discombobulated and distraught fans where enraged with the owners negligence regarding the long-term safety of their beloved side.
The distressing times that followed over the course of the next few months has seen the squad, which had been carefully assembled, ruptured and torn apart in attempts to bring liquid assets back to help the crisis that was being endured.
To worsen the fact that an impending demise was imminent, fellow Scottish Premier League sides decided to relegate the team to the bottom of the Scottish Football League.
The assets, business and history were effectively sold to The Rangers Football Club. Differing opinions have argued on the status of the team as the original Rangers or as a new established club.
This saw the Glasgow giants banished to the depths of Scottish football and the reality of being in the Third Division. However, the loyalty of the fans was never in question and their fierce support has undeniably contributed to the fighting spirit imprinted in the clubs DNA.
In spite of the circumstances the club was faced with, they reacted with admirable courage and the hunger to return the team to its rightful place, competing at the top of Scotland's top tier.
This attitude saw Rangers earn promotion to the Scottish Second Division by winning the Third Division title by a massive 24 points.
The project in the heart of Glasgow is in its early stages and it will take dedication and time to re-establish the team to its past glories but it is a goal every Rangers fan believes can be accomplished.
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