More big names have been added for next years Rangers v Pompey Legends match at The Blanchard Wells Stadium.
Andy "The Goalie" Goram signed for Rangers in the summer of 1991, in a £1 million transfer deal. He made his debut in a 6–0 win over St Johnstone on the opening day of the season. However, having replaced the respected and successful Chris Woods in goal at Rangers, Goram found himself under scrutiny in his first few months, and was criticised for goals conceded against Hearts and Sparta Prague which some regarded as being "soft". Goram soon settled at Ibrox and established himself as an excellent shot-stopper, playing in all 55 of Rangers competitive games and keeping 26 clean sheets during his first season there. He helped Rangers win the 1991-92 Scottish Premier Division title. He also helped them win the Scottish Cup for the first time in several years; defeating Airdrie 2–1 in the final to clinch a league and cup double.
The following season, 1992–93, saw Rangers take part in the newly revamped UEFA Champions League. Goram played in all 10 of their European fixtures that season, conceding only 7 goals. These games included home and away wins over Leeds United and an unbeaten run that saw the club narrowly miss out on a place in the final. Rangers swept to a domestic treble that season, winning their fifth consecutive league title and defeating Aberdeen in both the League Cup and Scottish Cup Finals. Goram's performances and importance to Rangers success was acknowledged at the end of that season when he won both the Scottish Football Writers and Scottish Professional Footballers Association player of the year awards.
Goram underwent knee surgery in the summer of 1993 and missed most of the following season whilst recovering, making only 10 appearances. Amidst concern at Ibrox over his fitness and professionalism, and increasingly lurid press coverage regarding his private life, Goram was placed on the transfer list by manager Walter Smith in the summer of 1994. However, Goram was allowed to remain at Rangers when he proved his fitness and commitment during pre-season training, and he returned as first-choice goalkeeper for season 1994–95. Goram continued to excel in goal for Rangers, with Celtic manager Tommy Burns lamenting in January 1996, "If anyone gets round to doing my tombstone, it will have to read: Andy Goram Broke My Heart." Goram went on to win a further three league titles, a Scottish Cup and a Scottish League Cup in his time at Rangers.
After it was reported in the press that Goram had a mild form of schizophrenia, fans responded with a chorus of "Two Andy Gorams, there's only two Andy Gorams". This chant quickly gained popularity, and became the title of a book documenting humorous football chants.
Nigel signed for Rangers from QPR in 1989.
He made 100 appearances, scoring 1 goal over a 3 year period.
Charlie was born in Glasgow and started his career with Rangers and showed he was talented enough to make an impression in the nine-in-a-row team under Walter Smith. Indeed, when David Beckham scored his famous goal from the midfield against Wimbledon on 17 August 1996, he did so in boots custom-made for Miller ("CHARLIE" was embroidered on the boots), which had been given to Beckham by mistake!
The match will take place on Easter Monday, April 17th 2017 at The Blanchard Wells Stadium, home of AFC Portchester.
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