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Death of Rangers’ greatest goalkeeper Andy Goram is the latest shattering blow to Ibrox club in a year of lost legends

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Thwarting Celtic strikers like Henrik Larsson at times seemed like Andy Goram’s mission in life

Thwarting Celtic strikers like Henrik Larsson at times seemed like Andy Goram’s mission in life

Thwarting Celtic strikers like Henrik Larsson at times seemed like Andy Goram’s mission in life

Searingly resilient, yet almost playful, in his attitude between the goalposts, it often appeared that, somehow, Andy Goram’s exclusive mission in life was to shatter Celtic hearts and minds.

There was, of course, much more to the Rangers legend than such crafty brinkmanship. Goram, who has died following a short illness with oesophageal cancer, is widely regarded as the finest goalkeeper ever to appear for the Light Blues. ‘The Goalie’ lived it like he loved it.


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