Monthly July 2011

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RANGERS Monthly is out NOW - and it's packed full of exclusive interviews with key figures from Ibrox, Murray Park and beyond.

The club's magnificent new glossy 96-page magazine hit the shops this morning priced at £3.75.

Fans can purchase an annual subscription and take advantage of a special introductory price of £40.50, which is 10% off the cover price and including free postage and packaging for all UK deliveries.

Supporters outside the UK can also sign up and fans in Europe can subscribe to the magazine for £62.64, with those around the rest of the world getting theirs for £82.44.

Both prices include postage and packaging. Subscriptions are available on 0871 702 1972 (option 7) or by clicking HERE now!

Manager Ally McCoist is our cover star for the first issue as a new era at the Light Blues get underway in earnest.

He chats to us about the transition from being Walter Smith's assistant to replacing the veteran coach, how he'll operate as boss and what his vision is for the future.

McCoist said: "I aim to enjoy being manager and will work very, very hard to achieve what we want to achieve.

"I'm very well aware of what the demands at this football club and I know what the fans want."

We also talk the men who'll provide support to McCoist from behind the scenes - chairman Craig Whyte, director of football Gordon Smith and chief operating officer Ali Russell.

Each man gives us their take on how the new regime at Rangers will work in a trio of intriguing interviews.

We hear from Kyle Lafferty, who looks ahead to the new SPL campaign and hopes to repeat the sparkling scoring form he showed in front of goal at the end of last term.

He said: "My confidence is always high going into the start of a new season but having finished last season so well, my aim is to continue from where I left off."

Kirk Broadfoot, Andrew Little and James Beattie look ahead to the club's pre-season games, with the former hoping the team's current trip to Germany helps him get back on track.

Beattie gives us the lowdown on Blackpool after he spent the second half of last season on loan at Bloomfield Road.

He also reflects on a traumatic last few months, during which his father died, and discusses the fact he is now ready to move on and kick-start his time at Ibrox once and for all.

Little, meanwhile, previews the trip to Linfield next weekend and reveals how he could have had a bigger affinity with the Belfast side than many realise.

He said: "They were my team growing up and I was close to going on loan there three years ago."

It's now 10 years since the club's training ground at Murray Park opened - and we take a fascinating in-depth look at the last decade since the complex's inauguration.

Dick Advocaat highlights its success as he tells us: "It might have cost me a player for the following season but it was definitely worth it."

We catch up with former Gers striker John Spencer, now manager of MLS outfit Portland Timbers, before next month's game with another of his old clubs Chelsea.

He currently stars in a hilarious advert for Alaska Airlines - Timbers' shirt sponsors - and as well as looking back at his time at Ibrox, he discusses becoming a TV star in the States.

Spencer said: "The producer of the commercial asked if I could try to sound 'a bit more Scottish' which made me laugh. It was a totally bizarre situation."

Lee McCulloch promotes the new monthly magazineThere's also commentator Tom Miller's guide to the forthcoming league championship, in which he gives us his verdict on the teams Gers will face.

And there's Pro Zone, your indispensible guide to being the best player you can be, complete with help from the backroom team at Murray Park.

This month, head of sports science Adam Owen outlines a pre-season training programme and chef Paul Lafferty teaches you how to make a meal fit for a footballer.

Physio Pip Yeates also describes what you need to do to overcome ankle injuries and reserve coach Tommy Wilson explains the switch of play tactic.

Owen said: "Pre-season is a crucial time for football teams at every level as it's when they the foundations for the campaign ahead and if they do it well, it can make such a difference.

"In Pro Zone, we'll share some of the methods we use when we're working with the players to help you improve not just your game but your approach to playing football."

On top of all that, midfielder Lee McCulloch writes exclusively for you and we hear from regulars Andrew Dickson and Lindsay Herron in their Front Post and Back Post columns.

We also find out from Juan Manuel Ortiz why he was attracted to the club after brought you his first interview as a Rangers player earlier this week.

David Healy talks to us too and we've got the latest from the club's Football in the Community department as well as an update from the Rangers Charity Foundation.

Rangers Monthly MagazineThere's a special feature on Gers fan Scott Cunningham and his guide dog Travis' 'Up The Ben' trek up Ben Nevis.

We take a look at some of the teams Rangers could come up against in the third qualifying round of the Champions League later in July.

And we give female Light Blues fans their chance to take part in our brand new Blue Belle of the Year competition.

All of this and even more is in the first Rangers Monthly and you can get yours now for just £3.75 from all major magazine retailers.

If your local newsagent doesn't stock it, simply ask them to order it in so that you and your fellow Ibrox supporters can get your hands on a must-have copy.

To make sure you don't ever miss out, remember you can subscribe by calling 0871 702 1972 then pressing option 7 to speak to an operator.

If you'd rather subscribe online it's so easy to do - just click HERE now. Don't delay - sign up today!

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