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02-05-2015, 09:47
1885 - Dumbarton 2 Rangers 0 - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round 2nd Replay (Played at Hampden Park) (7,000)
1891 - Rangers 1 (Henderson) Celtic 2 - Scottish League (10,000)
Rangers were level at the top of the Scottish League with Dumbarton,both clubs on 27 points but with Rangers having a game in hand.Not for the last time,Celtic threw a spanner in the works,winning 2-1 in front of a crowd of 10,000 at Ibrox to throw the title wide open
1894 - Rangers 1 (Gray) St.Bernard's 2 - Scottish League Division One (1,000)
1896 - Hearts 2 Rangers 2 (A.Smith,Untraced) - Glasgow/Edinburgh League Champions Challenge Match (4,000)
1901 - Celtic 0 Rangers 0 - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (Played at the Exhibition Grounds,Gilmorehill) (12,000)
1903 - Rangers 0 Third Lanark RV 0 - Inter-City League (6,000)
1907 - Vale of Leven 0 Rangers 2 (Untraced) - Friendly
This was a benefit match for Alex Galbraith
1908 - Third Lanark 1 Rangers 1 (Galt) - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (Played at Hampden Park) (22,000)
1914 - Clyde 1 Rangers 2 (Reid,Bennett) - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (Played at Celtic Park) (20,000)
1920 - William Wilton,Rangers manager since 1899,was tragically killed when he fell overboard a friend's yacht in heavy seas at Gourock.He had originally joined Rangets as a player in 1883 although had never progressed into the first team,usually being found with the minor sides.He was known however,as having a keen eye for talent and it was in this capacity that he first made his name with the club.Appointed match secretary in 1889 he was promoted to manager ten years later following the club's adoption of professionlism and thereafter guided them to nine League titles,the most recent being claimed on April 20th following a 0-0 draw at Dumbarton
1925 - Rangers 4 (Henderson 2,Meiklejohn,Cunningham) Third Lanark 1 - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (10,000)
1931 - Celtic 2 Rangers 2 (A.Morton Pen,J.Smith) (Rangers Won 3-1 On Corners) - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (Played at Hampden Park) (40,000)
1936 - Rangers 1 (Ross) Third Lanark 0 - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (12,000)
1942 - Celtic 0 Rangers 2 (Johnston,Venters) - Southern League Cup Semi-Final (Played at Hampden Park) (60,000)
1951 - Celtic 1 Rangers 2 (Thoenton,Findlay) - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (Played at Hampden Park) (70,000)
1953 - Rangers 3 (Grierson 2,B.Simpson) Dundee 1 - Scottish League Division One (45,000)
1959 - Rangers 1 (Brand) Celtic 1 - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup Semi-Final (38,000)
1979 - Motherwell 1 Rangers 2 (G.Smith,Jackson) - Scottish Premier Division (13,052)
1981 - Rangers 4 (Bett,Russell,Redford,W.Johnston) Hearts 0 - Scottish Premier Division (9,770)
1984 - Rangers 2 (Clark,Williamson) Dundee United 2 - Scottish Premier Division (7,500)
1987 - Aberdeen 1 Rangers 1 (Butcher) - Scottish Premier Divsion (22,568)
Graeme Souness' first season in charge finished with the League and League Cup double,with Terry Butcher's goal at Pittodrie,his second of the season,clinching the title for the first time since 1978.They finished the season six points ahead of celtic in second place
1989 - Rangers 2 (Drinkell,McCoist) Dundee United 0 - Scottish Premier Division (39,068)
1992 - Aberdeen 0 Rangers 2 (McCoist 2) - Scottish Premier Division (16,580)
Rangers had already won the title going into the last game of the season but were still chasing a record number of goals scored in the Premier League,being poised on 99 when the game kicked off.Two strikes from Ally McCoist enabled Rangers to finish the campaign with 101,a goal difference of 70 goals and finish nine points ahead of Hearts in second place
1998 - Rangers 0 Kilmarnock 1 - Scottish Premier Division (50,116)
There was still a chance,a very slender one at that,that a tenth consecutive title could be won,but in truth any chance Rangers had disappeared along with the three points that accompanied Kilmarnock back to Rugby park.Indeed,the story of the 1997-98 season would forever remain that Rangers lost the title rather than Celtic won it.Rangers had proven themselves capable of winning vital games when it mattered,as against celtic,but just as prone to losing games they really should have won,such as Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.
1999 - Celtic 0 Rangers 3 (McCann 2,Albertz Pen) - Scottish Premier League (59,918)
Rangers headed into the Old Firm derby , knowing that a win would clinch the League Championship for Dick AdvocaatÂ’s side. In a controversial match, The Rangers took the lead after 12 minutes when Rod Wallace drove down the left-hand side and cut the ball back for the on-rushing Neil McCann to stab the ball past Stewart Kerr in the Celtic goal. Five minutes before half-time, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst was awarded a free-kick close to the touchline and was showered with objects thrown from the Celtic supporters. The referee, Hugh Dallas, was struck by a coin afterwards. Subsequently, Dallas awarded Rangers a penalty after Riseth clearly pulled down Tony Vidmar inside the box, and Jorg Albertz stepped up confidently, despite a 2nd pitch invader, to send Kerr the wrong way to the delight of the Gers fans and the despair of the Celtic fans. With 15 minutes remaining, Neil McCann went through on goal to make it 3-0 and clinch the League title for Rangers. Also, not to forget that Stephane Mahe and Vidar Riseth of Celtic were sent off along with Rod Wallace of Rangers.
2006 - Hibernian 1 Rangers 2 (Boyd 2) - Scottish Premier League (14,773)
2012 - Rangers 5 (Aluko 2,Whittaker,Ness,Bedoya) Dundee United 0 - Scottish Premier League (43,383)

02-05-2015, 09:54
1999 - great day. And the filth showed themselves up for the scum they are both on and off the pitch. It still annoys me that this is referred to as "Old Firm shame game". But that's just a minor point of an overall brilliant day

Peters Scarf
02-05-2015, 09:57
1999 - Dallas' performance that day still rankles and is of course conveniently overshadowed by the antics of the filth.

02-05-2015, 10:39
1987 What a day that was. Managed to get 2 tickets from an Aberdonian in my work, went without colours as they were for the home end, then found there wasn't a home end!

The ref booked an Aberdeen player twice but remembered his red card when it came to Mr Souness.

William McGavin
02-05-2015, 11:54
1987. I was on the pitch after the game, I got into the ground with about 5 mins to go and it was electric. I've also seen myself on the telly after the final whistle. the journey back home was sensational.:)

02-05-2015, 11:59
1999 - Dallas' performance that day still rankles and is of course conveniently overshadowed by the antics of the filth.

Never before have I seen a keeper grab the ball miles outside the box and not receive a red card!:mad: