Call it the historian or the masochist in me, but every day I look back at what was happening in the Rangers saga on the same date in previous years.
The script is generally grim and the cast reads for a 'who's who' of some of the most tainted and disgraced figures in the history of this club. 24th February 2014 - Rangers entered into two credit facilities with Laxey Partners and the Easdales. 24th February 2012 - Ally McCoist reacted to the news that Craig Whyte had sold the club's historic shares in Arsenal. And that's a fairly quiet day. In the age of pain-inflicted stimulation being all the rage, this is "50 Shades of Blue".
Alison Clark-Dick, Christine Murdoch, Gary Gillan, William Gillan, William Paterson, William Findlay, Robert Callaghan, Tom Clements, Alan Fraser, Zia Islam, Tom Johnstone* (Tom had connection issues throughout the meeting)
The long-awaited EGM is to be held on Wednesday 4th March in London.
For those who bought shares in the IPO you will receive an attendance card in the post from Capita. Once you receive this you should either vote as per the instructions on the card and send it back to the stated address or proxy your vote to somebody such as the RST. The RST will vote on your behalf and have detailed instructions on how to do so here.
I told myself it didn't matter. I did try. Up until about an hour before kick-off I did all I could to suppress all distant sentiment of hope – the romanticism of a famous Hampden win was locked away in the back of my mind.
I promised myself that this was simply a distraction which would be forgotten about after the 90 minutes and it would be a quick return to normality.
Alas, that could not be the case. From the train to Mount Florida, to the short walk to the ground, to taking my seat, the sober reality in front of me was quickly distorted. For a short time, this was no distraction and it became the main stage again.