Rangers Game.

on February 21, 2011 in Scotland with 5 comments by

I am going to try to remain seated as I type this post but I will be honest and say that this experience may have been the highlight of my trip to Scotland.

[Somewhere across the ocean, my Scottish friends are shaking their fist at their computer screens and saying, “SHE SAID SHE LIKED US THE MOST!” And I do, friends. I do.]

Outside of the wonderful friendships, this may have been the highlight of my trip to Scotland.

A REAL LIFE PROFESSIONAL SOCCER GAME!!!

[Or as they would probably say in the UK, A PROPER FOOTBALL MATCH!!!]

Here is my friend Harry and I outside of Ibrox Stadium, home of the Rangers, the much superior of the two Glasgow soccer teams. [I don’t know if that is true- I’m just telling you the propaganda I was fed.]

I don’t have the energy to fully tell you about Harry and his wife Anne. My emotional state is nothing to be tampered with, I can assure you of that. So to get all sappy would ensure that I lay in my bed for the whole of Monday looking through my trip pictures and drifting between weeping and napping.

In conclusion, I love them.

Right. So. Back to the soccer game. [Prepare yourself for many pictures.]

Outside the stadium. I have on a lot of layers- hoodie, scarf, jacket tied around my waist. It’s cold over there, okay? Give a sister a break.

Those are some great seats.

This is Maurice Edu. He is an American soccer player who plays for the Rangers. I yelled ridiculously loud when he was put on the pitch and I’m sure all the Scots around me quickly figured out my American-ness [if the country accent and constant questioning to Harry didn’t already reveal that].

Run-on sentences are the best, aren’t they?

That overly excited smile right there? It lasted approximately the entire game and for a bit before and for a while after.

Because I love soccer. And I love Scotland. And I love going to a soccer game in Scotland.

There are around eighteen more pictures and about five minutes of video footage that I am going to spare you simply because you have done nothing wrong to deserve that type of torture [if you aren’t a soccer fan, that is]. But trust me when I say that I FULLY documented the experience.

Fine. Only because you asked nicely, here’s one last shot. The scoreboard.

SIX to ZERO, Rangers?

Hi, my name is Annie and I am obviously your good luck charm.

5 comments

  1. posted on Feb 21, 2011 at 1:46 PM  |  reply

    I LOVE soccer!
    I wanted to go to a game when we were in Turkey years ago but it was a big rival game that apparently can get voilent so my leaders wouldn’t let me go with my host family. :o(
    But one day…

  2. posted on Feb 21, 2011 at 5:43 PM  |  reply

    Guess what Annie the really good team Celtic beat them 3 nil at the weekend ha ha! And don’t worry about Harry and Anne I’ll take care of them for you till you get back xxx

  3. posted on Feb 22, 2011 at 9:58 AM  |  reply

    You make me laugh.

  4. Harry
    posted on Feb 22, 2011 at 5:14 PM  |  reply

    Please come soon ‘good luck charm’ – we lost 3 – 0 to the ‘inferior’ Glasgow team at the weekend – help!!!!

  5. posted on Feb 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM  |  reply

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I. Am. Just. So. Ecstatic. For. YOU! I know exactly how excited you were {I had my first ‘football’ game during the world cup!}. It’s so exhilarating, isn’t it. I think I had a headache from screaming the whole time! đŸ™‚

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