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Sam English Centenary Campaign Launched

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This year is the centenary of the birth of Sam English who remains with 44 league goals in a season a club record holder despite achieving this over 70 years ago.


Sam�s Rangers career was prematurely cut short when he had to move to England following the John Thomson tragedy and the hate campaign he and his family suffered from ghouls who blamed him for the young Celtic keeper�s death.


It�s the intention of the Sam English Commemoration Committee to mark Sam�s life and achievements with a variety of events and the creation and presentation of a cup in his memory.


Sam�s own story has been somewhat overshadowed by the Thomson tragedy - but his life did not stop then - his marriage was blessed with three daughters and numerous grand-children; he played with distinction for a number of other clubs - Liverpool, Hartlepool,Queen of the South; and he returned to Clydebank to coach his local team Duntocher Hibs. We hope to be able to tell the whole Sam English story in the coming months.


The central focus of the commemoration will be on a dinner at Ibrox on Saturday August 16th where a specially commissioned cup will be unveiled.


We have engaged the services of a Northern Irish silversmith - Cara Murphy - to produce the cup. - You can view Cara�s work on her website by clicking here. The cup will not simply be a trophy but also a work of art befitting the stature of this remarkable Ranger.


To produce the cup in silver will require a reasonable expenditure of funds - around �£8,000 - and hence we are asking fans to support the Commemoration by participating in events and making a donation.





- DONATE - all donations over Ã?£25 will receive a special certificate of thanks. This can be done securely via the Trust website facility ââ?¬â?? click here. Please ensure you mark your donation with 'Sam English Fund'.


- BADGES - �£3 UK, �£4 overseas. Design is being finalised and will be available in 4-6 weeks. Buy via PayPal by clicking here.


- RACE NIGHT - Friday 9th May - venue tbc - entry �£3. Buy tickets via PayPal by clicking here.


- 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - �£50 per team - Sat 17th May @ Five on 5 (Paisley). Contact the Trust directly for more information on entering a team.


- DINNER AT IBROX - �£50 per seat. �£500 per table. Buy tickets securely via PayPal by clicking here.



We shall also shortly announce the details of a golf day and dinner in Sam�s native Northern Ireland.


All our plans have been fully discussed with Sam�s surviving daughter.


The committee will also produce a commemorative menu - brochure and are very keen to make contact with fans who have information on Sam�s early life and memorabilia/photographs.



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