PRE-SEASON tours spent cooped up in hotel rooms, being bussed around foreign countries and turning out against lower-league opposition are not always the things dreams are made of for the ambitious young footballers of today.
IT WAS the calm after the storm.
IT was a case of what might have been for Rangers yesterday.
THERE is such an element as cold comfort.
Rangers today crashed out of the Scottish Cup in front of their Ibrox faithful, losing 3-1 to Dundee United in the semi-final.