A Season to Be Cheerful



1992/93: It was the season to be cheerful, especially if you were a Rangers fan. Walter Smith assembled a squad crammed full of courage, and no shortage of skill. A combination of both qualities would see the Light Blues complete arguably the finest season in the club's long and illustrious history.

The Treble of Premier League, Scottish Cup and League Cup was secured – and a 44-game unbeaten run meant Rangers ruled the roost in Scotland. But it was in the first ever Champions League where Rangers came within a whisker of making their mark. Ten Euro matches unbeaten – often achieved with an injury-hit side – would have been enough to make the final most other years, but Marseille, with the help of some friends, prevented Rangers enjoying their finest hour.

The chief protagonists of season 1992/93, including Ian Durrant, John 'Bomber' Brown and Dave McPherson, help tell the story of a campaign that still occupies a prominent place in the minds of Rangers fans. Was 1992/93 Rangers' greatest season in living memory? I'll let you decide!

Relive the scintillating football, the unique atmosphere and behind-the-scenes stories of Rangers’ unforgettable 1992/93 season. Read A Season to Be Cheerful and discover:

  • Why superstitious midfielder Ian Ferguson refused to go into the Ibrox trophy room
  • How Dave McPherson found out about a £1m offer from Southampton – from the Hearts fax machine
  • The story behind the eight stars on the Champions’ League logo – one of which represents Rangers
  • The feeling Ian Durrant experienced when he signed for Rangers
  • How striker Gary McSwegan celebrated becoming the first Brit to score in the Champions League – by going to see his gran
  • How even a broken leg failed to keep Ally McCoist away from Rangers’ title celebrations
  • Which big-time English player was starry-eyed when he walked into the Ibrox dressing room
  • The story of the ex-Aberdeen star who went head-to-head with his former club for all three prizes in arguably Rangers’ greatest ever season

Click here for more information, or to read a sample chapter from A Season to Be Cheerful.