memories of the famous
Helicopter Sunday 22
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Who will ever forget Helicopter Sunday.......
hear the pilot
Rangers team celebrate at Easter Road
Rangers inspirational centre half, devout Christian Marvin Andrews
being swamped my delirious fans as he leaves Easter Road
His quote was oft used "..keep believing..."
My own memories ..... well I
spent the morning playing a bowling tie against Billy Dunsmore at Cambuslang BC.
After the tie ( I won ) we headed down to the local Masonic hall to watch the
Hibs v Rangers match and of course as news filtered through from Fir Park the
place was jumping. When the final whistles finally blew it was like a Scottish
Party at Hogmanay
was cuddling and shaking hands celebrating the league victory an amazing
atmosphere. Billy and I decided there was no way we could go home so
we sauntered along to the Black Bull Bar and ended up drinking, singing and
dancing the night away!!! Got home ? ... don't remember
What are your
memories of this day....?Send me your tale, remember tell me where you live
April 2007, GlescaPal Arcadiastreetboy, Whitburn,
I bottled out going to the pub as I couldn't see the miracle happening
(unlike Big Marv, I didn't really believe) so I sat like a miserable wimp in the
house listening to it on the radio because I couldn't bear the thought of
watching THEM win the league, and ready to switch off the second the
final whistle went.~
When the first McDonald goal hit the net I almost hit the ceiling getting out of
my seat and my phone went into immediate melt-down with texts and calls from
various buddies, when his second crossed the line, I was up the stair, showered,
dressed, back down, raided the wives purse and threw her cars keys to her and
shouting over my shoulder as I ran out the door "hurry up, you need to run me to
the pub!" before it hit the back of the net
The latter stages of the evening are lost to me but the day and the evening
leading up to that point will live with me forever!
April 2007, GlescaPal Charlie, Glasgow
..... helicopter Sunday I was painting the garden fence
and when everything began to come through I remained calm whilst everyone else
in the hoose was going absolutely crazy even the two dugs. My wife Maureen and
daughter Lynsey jumped in the car to pick up my son Iain and drove over to Ibrox
to see the lads come back.
Me I simply sat back and poured a few stiff whiskies and savoured the moment
stuck on a few of the old 'war songs' and thanked God for allowing me to
experience one of the most sensational days in Scottish fitba history - a day
that will never be beaten or equalled as far as I am concerned.
April 2007, GlescaPal SunnyJim,
Helicopter day I was watching the Rangers game at one of our
clubs over here as history unfolded and the partying began,yes Marvin,keep on
April 2007, Andy, Rutherglen
Went to the Masonic to watch the
Hibs game never dreaming we would could win the League.
When the final whistle went we went mental. Grown men were crying like babies
and I ended up rolling about the floor as I fell of a chair whilst singing "Championees
". Did not have a lot to drink up to that moment but ended up long into the
April 2007, Glasgow
I went to the Horseshoe Bar. One of the few pubs that were showing the Rangers
game. I was offered a ticket for the game but didn't go as it meant rushing
after work to get there. How I regret not wanting to rush.
It was strange when McDonald scored as we were watching the Rangers game, the
news filtered through that he scored and then we could see the fans on tv at
Easter Road going mental. The pub went mental too. Then the second goal from
McDonald filters through and pandemonium set in.
After seeing the celebrations on TV, headed to another pub and saw some tims
throwing bottles at bears in Argyle street. The bears were too happy celebrating
to notice what the tims were doing and this got the tims more annoyed. The bears
didn't even hear the smashing bottles that landed near them.
Then it was off to Paisley Rd West for the celebrations and onto Ibrox to wait
for the players. Then when they do arrive, the idiots ran onto pitch and
spoiled the celebrations. Why do they have to spoil things by invading pitches.
Waited two hours just for idiots to spoil it.Then it was off the pubs in the
Paisley Rd West to celebrate into the wee small hours.
A great one off day. I don't see too many of these days in the
foreseeable future but I won't turn down tickets again if it does.
We are the people
Jan 2010 Karen Lavery, Glasgow
I was in a pub
in the Shankill Road on that day with my sister Julie and her hubby Ronnie.
There were two televisions on, showing both games and as the last minutes
approached we were resigning ourselves to the fact that it wasn't to be when
McDonald scored. The feeling and atmosphere were amazing, hugging people we had
never met before and not believing what we were actually seeing. Then up pops
McDonald again and the bar erupted. The feeling that day was amazing and I don't
imagine another final day of the season ever being like that again.
the Famous Glasgow Rangers won the title!
Let me tell you the tale of a Sunday in May,
We were two points behind Celtic with one game to play.
The tims had been crowing "the title's in the bag,
We've won the league again, fly the flag, fly the flag."
They would be taught a lesson they'll always remember,
Don't write off the Rangers, we never surrender.
"When you're finding it hard to muster belief,
Think back to the day when the sun shone on Leith.
'Cos like the moon landings and JFK,.
We'll always remember that Sunday in May.
The odds were against us but we won the race,
Let the others come after us, we welcome the chase."