Inside Brian Matthew’s Rangers Lounge 72 bar from Glow with the players memorial wall


Former Rangers youth coach and Scottish reality star Brian Matthews has rushed back from Dubai to arrive in time for the opening of his new Rangers bar in Uddingston.

Brian, who already owns Oswalds Rangers Bar in Oswald Street Glasgow, has spent the last year going through confinement tirelessly transforming the venue into a ‘museum and sanctuary’ for his beloved club.

Brian, had a “wacky race” style back from Egypt where he had to stay ten days before his ten-day quarantine in Glasgow.

He gave the Daily Record a first glimpse of the new bar where it has a wealth of Ranger memorabilia and specially embossed floors and tables.

Brian, who was also due to organize the opening of his bar in Glasgow Oswalds for this Monday, said: “My new bar in Uddingston was called Castle bar and Charlie Millar and his teammates celebrated there nine in a row in 1997 .

I kept the castle sign in my cellar for good luck and the bar has a museum feel to it. “

Brian Matthews in front of the specially commissioned gold Rangers crest and late player photo

He added: “It has always been a dream to open a Rangers bar and Oswalds has been a huge success and I have received great support from the Rangers family.

“I was looking for another bar in an area that was suitable for Rangers fans.

Uddington was a high level area that needed it and I have to pinch myself when I think I now have two Rangers bars. “

Salon 72 at Uddingston

He continued, “I can’t wait to open the doors on Monday after a difficult year for everyone.”

Brain has some treasured memorabilia in the new bar.

He said: “I searched from afar for rare Ranger memorabilia and put the Ranger seal on a lot of our furniture.

He also commissioned a touching painting of deceased players, including Fernando Ricksen, Davie Cooper, David Hagen, and Ugo Ehiogu.

The unique living room 72 memorial wall to deceased Ranger players

Brian said: “I received a special gold Ranger crest made by a bar welding company, and we have a unique one dedicated to the Rangers players who have sadly passed away.”

“It is like a real sanctuary for those we have loved and lost.”

Each table top also has an all years crest and we have a 72 pendant and signed ball as well as the Rangers tartan wallpaper. “

Brian Matthews Lunge 72 Bar features specially embossed table tops with different Ranger badges over the years

We have blue lighting and blue signage and special uniforms for the staff and we also have cocktails named after Ranger players. “

“We also have a very rare program in a case against the wall, including program 71 of the infamous Ibrox disaster.

Brian Matthews bought rare programs from the Rangers, including one from the Ibrox disaster

“For the 72 Rangers Lounge bar launch at 11am this Monday, Alex ‘Doddie’ Macdonald will cut the red ribbon and Marvin Andrews, Ian Durrant and Lee McCulloch will also be there, while Alex Rae cuts the ribbon from my other Oswalds bar. “

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