by Garry Carmody | Contributor
As I rode through the heart of Glasgow, up came the headline: “Rangers to go into Administration”. Quite frankly, despite the half-whispered rumours, I presumed it was never a possibility. Rangers? UEFA Cup finalists and world record title holders? The famous Glasgow Rangers?
On that day in February, I learned a tough lesson: In this cruel business, anything is possible. No matter what a man wants to tell you, if he has the right backing, he can make you believe it. Craig Whyte was able to do it, and it is something I shall regret for as long as I live. Nothing will ever replace that sinking feeling I experienced when my team plunged towards the possibility of no more.
Eighteen months on, and this Scottish institution is in a position no one could have foreseen. Working its way through the lower Scottish leagues, it simply was not imaginable ten years ago as Rangers took on (and sometimes beat) the cream of Europe. Challenging the elite of Europe was what any Gers fan is used to, not visiting Forthbank Stadium on those cold Tuesday nights.
What has become a reality was simply unthinkable at the time.