A host of big names have been confirmed already for next years Rangers v Pompey Legends match at The Blanchard Wells Stadium.

John "Bomber" Brown

He was signed by Rangers in January 1988 and went on to be eventually included in 278 games for the club. Along the way, as a squad player he managed to collect nine league titles, three Scottish Cups and five League Cups, (scoring 18 goals in the process). There was some controversy, with Brown once calling the fans of rival Aberdeen "morons" in response to their behaviour and song choices during matches against Rangers. Bomber's final competitive match for Rangers was the 1996 Scottish Cup Final which Rangers won. He retired from playing in May 1997 after Rangers and Brown won their ninth consecutive title.
Bomber is always going to be remembered as well for his stance on the steps and helping to overthrow the old regime.

Terry Butcher

In 1986, Butcher left Ipswich when they were relegated, and became one of the first 'English invasion' players to join Scottish club Rangers following the appointment of Graeme Souness as manager. Souness, the former Liverpool player, paid Ipswich £725,000 for him in July 1986.

As captain, he led them to three League titles in four seasons, plus two Scottish League Cups.

In November 1987 he broke his leg during a Scottish Premier Division fixture against Aberdeen, which ruled him out for the rest of the season. Before he was injured, Butcher was close to signing a £1million return to England with Manchester United, but his injury saw the transfer cancelled and United manager Alex Ferguson signed Norwich City's Steve Bruce instead.

In April 1988 Butcher was convicted of disorderly conduct and breach of the peace due to his behaviour in an Old Firm match in November 1987. He was fined £250. In October 1988 Butcher was the subject of a police investigation when he kicked the referee's room door off its hinges after a match at Pittodrie. No criminal charges were brought, but the SFA fined Butcher £1500.

Mark Walters

Walters made his Rangers debut on 2 January 1988 in the Old Firm derby match with Celtic at Parkhead, a game which Rangers lost 2–0. Some Celtic supporters racially abused Walters throughout the match and threw hundreds of bananas on to the playing surface. At one point, the game had to be stopped so the fruit could be cleared off the pitch. The Scottish Football Association remained silent, and no Celtic supporters were arrested or ejected by stewards or police.

Whilst at Ibrox, Walters was part of the side that won the Scottish Premier League in 1989,1990 and 1991 and the Scottish League Cup in 1988 and 1990 thus enjoying the most successful spell of his career in terms of trophies won

The match will take place on Easter Monday, April 17th 2017 at The Blanchard Wells Stadium, home of AFC Portchester.

Tickets are available from the link below:




AFC Portchester
The Crest Finance Stadium
Wicor Recreation Ground
Cranleigh Road
PO16 9DP

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