Rangers have announced a star-studded line-up for their coverage of the Ibrox club on RangersTV for season 20/21 [Rangers].
Club media coverage is going to be more important than ever this year as fans yearn to return to the stadium and crowds are limited due to the coronavirus shutdown.
Rangers have gone all out in their coverage of the club as they build one of the best club media teams in British, perhaps even world football.
Club legends Walter Smith and Graeme Souness will be regular guest pundits, whilst ex-Gers players and Scottish football pundits Neil McCann and Alex Rae will also be a part of the team.
The punditry team is completed by Scotland Women’s National team coach, Shelley Kerr in what is a star-studded line-up unmatched by any other team in Scotland.
On top of this, English broadcasting legend Clive Tyldesley will share commentary duties with regular RangersTV commentator Tom Miller this season.
It means those rumours circulating about Tyldesley following his unexpected demotion at ITV are true and fans can look forward to hearing his iconic commentary over the club’s games this season.
Emma Dodds – most recently known for her work with BT Sport – will present the show whilst “a blend of first-team players” will be involved in punditry, including the currently injured Nikola Katic.
It is an immensely strong line-up and something Rangers director of commercial and marketing James Bisgrove is delighted by.
“The RangersTV virtual matchday experience aims to bring our loyal supporters as close as we possibly can to the live action at Ibrox,” said Bisgrove [Rangers].
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome some of the greatest names in the club’s history, alongside the highest calibre of broadcast professionals to our new look RangersTV team.
“In addition to the enhanced live coverage, Season Ticket Holders will also receive access to an exclusive match preview show and a ‘Lite’ digital copy of the Match Day programme.”
The first match of the season at Ibrox this Sunday will be hosted by Emma Dodds, with Niko Katic, Neil McCann and Alex Rae joining in the live pre-match, half-time and post-match shows.
Clive Tyldesley will make his debut as a commentator for Rangers in the match with St. Mirren.
Non-season ticket holders and away fans will also be able to purchase a match-pass for coverage at Ibrox for a fee of £9.99.
Here’s how some of the Rangers support reacted to the RangersTV lineup for 20/21:
Live pictures from the RangersTV studio as Kamara loses possession in his own half. pic.twitter.com/GmTfYSdc4e
— Zimmerman (@zimmerman_72) August 3, 2020
— Boab (@83boabobski) August 3, 2020
— 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗿 (@SeafarerMichael) August 3, 2020
RangersTV guests announced. pic.twitter.com/hc6gKGYhi8
— Every Other Saturday (@EOS1872) August 3, 2020
Rangers TV lineup v Celtic TV lineup pic.twitter.com/231pAEv1Xb
— Dougie * (@54Beats44) August 3, 2020
— StephenHay (@HayRfc) August 3, 2020
What a coup for the Club to get @CliveTyldesley he’s a legendary voice of the game, can’t wait to hear what he brings to some of what we hope could be pivotal moments in the Club’s history this season. Roll on Sunday!
— Robert Clark (@TenementLight) August 3, 2020
Graeme Souness, and Sir Walter Smith on RTV. You had me there. Delighted with the rest, and Clive Tildsley. 👍
— and Smith must score (yes, I've had enough) (@SmithScore) August 3, 2020
Very, thank you Mr Rangers TV 💙
— Cammy-RFC (@W20CPW) August 3, 2020
Outstanding 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/tbRwpwp4Jh
— JG83 🏡 (@JE83GRY) August 3, 2020
— Sweeney (@Sweeney_T_SPB) August 3, 2020
That Rangers tv line up is not too bad…not bad at all 👏👏👏
— cranhillbear98 (@Jamiek1998James) August 3, 2020
Rangers tv have played a blinder
A team of pundits/commentators oozing class
— Mason🏴🇬🇧 (@Amase54) August 3, 2020
Great line up from @RangersTV! Well played troops! 👏🏻👏🏻💙
— Stephen Purdon (@stephen_purdon) August 3, 2020