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Obviously knew he had been very ill but hoped he had turned the corner, the news came as a shock. I’ve been more upset at this than losing members of my family. 

He was so much more than the Rangers manager, he was a man loved and respected by so many, that’s clear with the tributes being paid today. 

RIP Sir Walter.

 

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2 minutes ago, JamieD said:

I've had a few drinks now and just want to say thanks to everyone on here for their reminiscences and kind words for Walter today. It made an awful day a little more bearable than it might have been. You're all a good lot and I'm proud to be a part of this support.

Jamie what age are you mate? If you don't mind me asking 

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absolutely devastated . Just can’t get Walter out my thoughts at all . After the news came through I went and visited my da , we spoke solely about Walter for nearly an hour . My da is 61 I’m 30 , as we both chatted we spoke about the old days , my old man telling me all his memories as a Rangers man , taking me to my first game , him and his brothers going to the Leeds game , the celebrations he and his mates had after clinching 9 in a row . Then us having a laugh about how my da paid over the odds to get me a uefa cup final ticket as I was skint , me telling him about the killie last day league win the atmosphere in the stadium how it was just all Rangers fans ,the Scottish cup win with 9 men just both sharing stories about our favourite memories as Rangers fans . Walter smith gave us they memories . I’m tearing up writing this . Thank you Walter you gave generations so much joy and happiness.

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4 minutes ago, JamieD said:

I've had a few drinks now and just want to say thanks to everyone on here for their reminiscences and kind words for Walter today. It made an awful day a little more bearable than it might have been. You're all a good lot and I'm proud to be a part of this support.

It’s times like these I’m so thankful and proud to be part of this family, in times of strife we know who our brothers and sisters are.

it’s great there are so many stories of the greatness, kindness and humility of Walter from so many people who have been fortunate enough to cross paths with him, definitely helped today.

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2 minutes ago, JamieD said:

33, mate. 

Ah ok mate. Ages with me.

 

Just watching the 92/93 season review and had a question about cska game but you're younger than me.

Defo thought you were 48 :lol:

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Just now, AlbertzLoyalRSC said:

Will always be Mr Rangers to me, a true class act that I always looked up to growing up and to this day.

RIP.

He is mate.

Kenny miller said if you mention Rangers to him he thinks of Walter.

That's what I do.

He said on the radio the day btw that at one point when we were struggling it was rumoured he was coming back and the players were buzzing at the thought of it. This woulda been Warburton caxinha murty era.

Shows what he is at this club 

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3 minutes ago, RFC55 said:

 

Ah ok mate. Ages with me.

 

Just watching the 92/93 season review and had a question about cska game but you're younger than me.

Defo thought you were 48 :lol:

The Leeds game was the first Rangers game I remember, but I won't pretend to have a strong memory of the campaign, I'm afraid. 95-96 was the first season I really followed (as much as a child in England could).

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Just now, JamieD said:

The Leeds game was the first Rangers game I remember, but I won't pretend to have a strong memory of the campaign, I'm afraid. 95-96 was the first season I really followed.

I just couldn't mind of we had beta cska we'd a been through or not lol 

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Every tribute I read or listen to just relates what a true, humble, genuine human being that we all respected, God knows how many times today I have felt myself choking back tears

Listen to David Edgar, McCoist & Gerrard all lose it epitomises the love that people genuinely felt for the man

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2 minutes ago, RFC55 said:

I just couldn't mind of we had beta cska we'd a been through or not lol 

I don’t think we could, it was 2 points for a win back then so we’d have been level with at least +3GD but they had +10, no idea if head to head was a thing but because we drew 2-2 at I Rox and 1-1 in France they’d technically have the better head to head.

The issue was the match fixing

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4 minutes ago, RFC55 said:

He is mate.

Kenny miller said if you mention Rangers to him he thinks of Walter.

That's what I do.

He said on the radio the day btw that at one point when we were struggling it was rumoured he was coming back and the players were buzzing at the thought of it. This woulda been Warburton caxinha murty era.

Shows what he is at this club 

Said in another thread mate, without being crass, he was a big comfort blanket.  He just had it.

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18 minutes ago, JamieD said:

I've had a few drinks now and just want to say thanks to everyone on here for their reminiscences and kind words for Walter today. It made an awful day a little more bearable than it might have been. You're all a good lot and I'm proud to be a part of this support.

Good post bud. We are the people, and one of the reasons we are the people is cause of men like Walter Smith 

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Just now, hammer93 said:

Every tribute I read or listen to just relates what a true, humble, genuine human being that we all respected, God knows how many times today I have felt myself choking back tears

Listen to David Edgar, McCoist & Gerrard all lose it epitomises the love that people genuinely felt for the man

If this is how he affects people he has never met I can only imagine how hard this is for his wife, children and grandchildren right now and in the last few months during his battles.

I expected David Edgar to be very emotional but did a great job I thought, McCoist held it together far better than I would given the closeness he had with Walter but Gerrard really surprised me. For Walter to have had that kind of impact on Gerrard in such a short space of time is a clear sign that you met Walter and you couldn’t help but admire the man.

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