Plans For Legend Andy Goram’s Funeral Revealed
Details of the funeral of former Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram have been revealed, with the service due to take place in Glasgow this month following his death from cancer at the age of 58.
The service will take place on July 18th at Wellington Church in the Kelvingrove area of Glasgow, across the Clyde from Govan, where he enjoyed the most successful spell of his career with Rangers. Between 1991 and 1998 he won five league tiles, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups. He was also part of the Scotland squad for four major international tournaments between 1986 and 1996.
Goram was actually born in Bury, England, finding fame first with Oldham Athletic before making the move to Hibernian and then enjoying his glory days with Rangers. He later played in England again, making two appearances on loan at Manchester United before moving to Coventry City, with his final years being spent back in Scotland with Dunfermline and finally Elgin City.
He also played for Scotland at cricket four times and coached several Scottish football teams after his playing days ended.
The tributes and funeral are likely to reflect these various aspects of his career, with his Rangers connections taking pride of place. The club has already announced plans to hold a minute’s silence before an upcoming pre-season friendly with Sunderland.
While Andy Goram was central to the action on the field, his funeral and the events around it may be echoed by the funerals of someone close to you, who might have had their own strong association with a particular football team.
Examples of how this can be reflected may include having a team’s colours as a theme of the orders of service, ribbons, livery and other stationery, as well as at the wake afterwards.
No doubt the blue of Rangers will feature prominently on July 18th, but whether your loved one is a blue, red, green or any other colour, the theme may provide the send-off they would have always wished for.
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