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pastmaster95 & 244
14-07-2007, 23:26
I was born in 1965 and just remember the 72 ECWC win.

The first real Rangers manager for me as I was growing up was Jock "The Jungle Fighter" Wallace.

I loved the big guy during his 2 spells as manager with us. He epitomised "Fight and No Surrender" for me.

Here's some pics of the Big Man to enjoy (some with the Battle Fever On! and some from his time with the Jambos)

http://i15.tinypic.com/4y62fjo.jpg

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Red_White_and_Ajax
14-07-2007, 23:27
outstanding stuff

Zurab-Ice-Man
14-07-2007, 23:40
More here.

http://i19.tinypic.com/6fu9644.jpg

http://i17.tinypic.com/53jprtu.jpg

http://i14.tinypic.com/5235ont.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
14-07-2007, 23:43
good stuff zurab - saved for the collection

Sam_English
14-07-2007, 23:45
Superb pics mate.

pastmaster95 & 244
14-07-2007, 23:45
http://i8.tinypic.com/62id93t.jpg

2nd from left.

PS - see the height of Bomber compared to the Girvan Lighthouse!!!

Tammcd
14-07-2007, 23:46
loved the big guy an absolute gem

DAZ1964
14-07-2007, 23:46
Nice one. Reinforces my ambition to punch Spiers in the mouth for his lack of respect and cowardice.

Loyalbear
14-07-2007, 23:47
Great pics mate.

Zurab-Ice-Man
14-07-2007, 23:57
Unfortunately this pic is from his second and not as successful term but still shows the man as he was, Rangers through and through.


http://i7.tinypic.com/4yzl4ee.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
15-07-2007, 00:01
Unfortunately this pic is from his second and not as successful term but still shows the man as he was, Rangers through and through.


http://i7.tinypic.com/4yzl4ee.jpg

Is that not much later mate, after his second spell in charge?

Barry_Ferguson
15-07-2007, 00:01
A few more for the collection


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pastmaster95 & 244
15-07-2007, 00:04
Absolutely superb BF!:)

Zurab-Ice-Man
15-07-2007, 00:05
Is that not much later mate, after his second spell in charge?

You may be right there as it could have been a lap of honour at some time.

DAZ1964
15-07-2007, 00:27
The pic of Jock in his camel coat - was that not a game against Aberdeen when he responded the TBB chant from the crowd and was subsequently traduced (a good Galloway word) by Spiers.

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
15-07-2007, 00:40
The pic of Jock in his camel coat - was that not a game against Aberdeen when he responded the TBB chant from the crowd and was subsequently traduced (a good Galloway word) by Spiers.

That game was in December 1993 and we won 2-0.

Spiers was too scared to approach big Wallace then.

Tammcd
15-07-2007, 00:50
could just imagine big jock in charge just now and having 99% of the so called press by the throat

second_pole
15-07-2007, 01:12
Some great pics there. My happiest memories of following The Rangers are from the time of Jock Wallace's first tenure in the mid-seventies.

I had the honour of being introduced to the man at a supporters club function, as an awe-struck 18-year-old. He crushed my hand to a pulp and growled "just call me Jock, son, just call me Jock."

hrbmloyal
15-07-2007, 02:26
My father took me as a wee boy to the first JW return game. I can remember being surprised at the reaction of my dad and how much he respected and believed in this man who to me was more or less a stranger at that time. JW came out of the tunnel and the crowd cheered - he then punched the air with his fist and there was not a person in the stadium that did not believe that we could achieve anything we wanted at that time. It's funny but I feel the same with Waldo. The No Surrender mentality, which JW had in abundance, is the key.

WATP

oxonbear
15-07-2007, 02:39
A few more for the collection



http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/677/thinffig01cc7.jpg



silly Thought

But is that why its called the dugout

never seen a pic like that before:o

mad_neil
15-07-2007, 02:45
silly Thought

But is that why its called the dugout

never seen a pic like that before:o

In France there is one or two stadium who still have the conventional dug out, a lot of Base Ball stadiums are still built with them like this.

gavrfc
15-07-2007, 02:50
Absolutely fantastic pictures, just wonderful to see. A complete legend and Rangers man through and through. :clap:

thevietnambear
15-07-2007, 09:14
great photos and some great memories

Red_White_and_Ajax
15-07-2007, 09:18
could just imagine big jock in charge just now and having 99% of the so called press by the throat


you can bet your house on the fact that they wouldn`t be so quick to put the boot in to us with someone like Mr Wallace at Ibrox.

We need that sort of attitude back and quickly

Broxi_Bear
15-07-2007, 09:18
Superb pics mate

borderbear
15-07-2007, 09:26
you can bet your house on the fact that they wouldn`t be so quick to put the boot in to us with someone like Mr Wallace at Ibrox.

We need that sort of attitude back and quickly

Just thinking there, if the Big Man was in Greigs position right now, how different things would be.

Masonic Penny
15-07-2007, 09:27
Superb, I lived in the Midlands for a couple of years when Big Jock Wallace was at Leicester City. Me and some other Bears used to travel through from Coventry to their home games. We converted a few of their fans to the Gers and he was loved by Leicester fans.

RoscoBoss
15-07-2007, 09:39
Another great Ranger treated shamefully by this club. But, to his credit, he took his secrets to the grave with him. He never once bad-mouthed Rangers. How he loved us. RIP Jungle Fighter. NO SURRENDER.

Seanokee
15-07-2007, 09:41
http://i7.tinypic.com/4ozdjxg.jpg

Sam_English
15-07-2007, 09:58
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/677/thinffig01cc7.jpg


Must've been an absolute nightmare trying to watch a game from that position.

adamski
15-07-2007, 10:04
That game was in December 1993 and we won 2-0.


I also failed 2 exams the next day, because I went to the game instead of studying >:)

was bloody worth it - I've yet to hear a reception like that for anyone introduced to the crowd pre-match or at half time

dennyisking
15-07-2007, 10:29
Superb. Wonderful memories. Many thanks.

Russell_Nash
15-07-2007, 10:48
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9740/rangersjwjgxh5.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9095/11062005094114pmjj1.jpg

ozbluenose
15-07-2007, 11:08
fantastic trip down memory lane ,also saddens me the way the club continually take a boot in the baws from the press ,when mr wallace was there no way would he cow tow to them,oh how i would love jock or someone of his ilk to be our pr man now

gordon_blue
15-07-2007, 11:09
"Character"

"We've got the battle fever on."

"We won it for the troops."


Says it all really.

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
15-07-2007, 11:10
fantastic trip down memory lane ,also saddens me the way the club continually take a boot in the baws from the press ,when mr wallace was there no way would he cow tow to them,oh how i would love jock or someone of his ilk to be our pr man now

The greatest Ranger who ever drew breath in my opinion. A giant of a man in every way.

Russell_Nash
15-07-2007, 11:16
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mrgallus
15-07-2007, 11:23
The man was incredible - larger than life and lived Breathed Rangers.

Brings back loads o memories - i was around when we won the 1st treble under Jock - what a character!

He put the NO in to SURRENDER!

DC Anchor-Murray Out
15-07-2007, 12:23
A Rangers legend

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urbanpictures
15-07-2007, 13:10
The greatest Ranger who ever drew breath in my opinion. A giant of a man in every way.
the top ranger in my book too!!!

gbr
15-07-2007, 14:30
Great pics and memories,was a GREAT RANGERS MAN.

blue-willie
15-07-2007, 14:58
jock wallace a true rangers legend

jgrant
15-07-2007, 14:59
smashing pictures. thanks for sharing.

Shields Bear
15-07-2007, 16:22
Awesome pics of an awesome man.

SuperSouness
15-07-2007, 16:32
I'm only in my mid-20s but some older Bears I know have some bad memories of him like charging supporters clubs for the team to visit them with trophies etc. Wasn't regarded as the friendliest or most approachable guy in their opinion.

Red_White_and_Ajax
15-07-2007, 16:41
I'm only in my mid-20s but some older Bears I know have some bad memories of him like charging supporters clubs for the team to visit them with trophies etc. Wasn't regarded as the friendliest or most approachable guy in their opinion.


I know of no supporter who has a bad word for Mr Wallace

in the same way that he never had a bad word for us or Rangers

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
15-07-2007, 16:44
I know of no supporter who has a bad word for Mr Wallace

in the same way that he never had a bad word for us or Rangers

In all my days following Rangers I've encountered literally hundreds of other Bears and not one of them has ever had a bad word to say about the man. I simply don't believe the story about him charging supporters, especially as I know of Rangers fans who arrived at a European destination, skint and with nowhere to stay. Wallace organised a whip-round from the players to give to the Bears and chipped in a few quid of his own to allow them to find digs, food and their way home.

Red_White_and_Ajax
15-07-2007, 16:46
In all my days following Rangers I've encountered literally hundreds of other Bears and not one of them has ever had a bad word to say about the man. I simply don't believe the story about him charging supporters, especially as I know of Rangers fans who arrived at a European destination, skint and with nowhere to stay. Wallace organised a whip-round from the players to give to the Bears and chipped in a few quid of his own to allow them to find digs, food and their way home.

I know we had players attend functions during his second spell at Ibrox , If we had been charged Big Graham would have mentioned it to me. ;)

revsween
15-07-2007, 16:50
The greatest Ranger who ever drew breath in my opinion. A giant of a man in every way.My feelings as well ,after the 73 cup final he was asked if Rangers were the hungrier team ''my boys were starving''said the Big Guy ,I also remember Tommy (liar)Docherty saying that he would have knocked the crap out of big Jock, of course you would Thomas of course now take your medication and lie down.

TAMLEBAM
15-07-2007, 17:05
Couple of wee stories about the big man. My Dad was the president of the wee Rangers club when Jock was the manager and every Saturday Jock would phone along asking if there were any presentations to take place. It was not a case of maybe I can send someone it was how many do you want.
When we won the treble for the second time (yes childres 2 trebles in 3 years) he had Derek Johnstone take them to the wee gers club and everyone got a sip of champagne out of them. My Dad walked DJ back to Ibrox with the cups and big Jock said to my Dad right have a wee dram with me. My dad who's car was sitting outside the wee club said no he was driving. "For heavens sakes man are you refusing to take a drink with the Rangers manager out of the Scottish cup that we have just won " 3 hours later got a rather garbled phone call to go to Ibrox and pick up my Dad. I ran him and big Jock home that night and literally poured the pair of them out of my car. Yes a true Ranger in every sense of the word. I will never say a bad word about him. A true legend.

TAMLEBAM
15-07-2007, 17:07
Just noticed the bit above about charging for supporter clubs well sorry but that is absolute rubbish as far as the wee Gers club was concerned.

SuperSouness
15-07-2007, 17:59
I know of no supporter who has a bad word for Mr Wallace

in the same way that he never had a bad word for us or Rangers

Just passing on a conversation that I had with some older Bears guys. As I say, I'm in my mid-20s and Wallace was before my time.

VancouverRanger_100
16-07-2007, 15:40
Went and saw a Leicester - Spurs FA Cup Semi Final at Villa Park years ago when JW was in charge of Leicester, privelige to be there, the man is a Rangers legend....

immortal7
16-07-2007, 16:02
some of the best pics i've seen on FF

i'm welling up a bit actually

JW, for me, epitomises so much about what makes me proud to be a bear

a great man - lets fly his banner high!

PennsylvaniaBear
16-07-2007, 16:15
Born in '66 but didn't c'mon on to the Gers until 79-80.

Thanks so much for adding to my knowledge. Moving photos.

Joe
The Pennsylvania Bear

Enoch 68
16-07-2007, 16:21
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOMJMMtlJ-Y


At Leicester.

jimbaxterisgod
16-07-2007, 16:22
edit

post removed due to duplicate pictures.

tambo
16-07-2007, 16:59
great pictures of great man

hammer17
25-07-2007, 04:40
Amazing pics, a true ranger! lived and breathed the club

'nuther Baku Bear
25-07-2007, 05:42
Nice to see we had the biggest Jock :) . Also in strength of character. :) :)

http://i14.tinypic.com/4p1u3d0.jpg

northsealoyal
25-07-2007, 06:10
A true ranger! lived and breathed the club blue bood running through his veins

britain
25-07-2007, 21:58
Amazing pictures of my first Rangers manager.

NDiayes Shinpads
25-07-2007, 22:03
Brilliant thread. Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the great man's death incidentally.

britain
25-07-2007, 22:28
Brilliant thread. Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the great man's death incidentally.

Jock Wallace a true Rangers Man.

Never forgotten by the Rangers support 'who will follow in the footsteps of our team'.

PawsBear
25-07-2007, 22:37
Just passing on a conversation that I had with some older Bears guys. As I say, I'm in my mid-20s and Wallace was before my time.

Names names - let them come on and post first hand. What else did they have to say?

Red_White_and_Ajax
15-01-2008, 22:18
up ye go .

Delboy1962
15-01-2008, 22:29
The term 'legend' is used far too often.But Jock was a just that-looking at these pics brings back so many great memories.He was Rangers through and through and anytime i hear of players having 'character' i think of him.
What a man.

T9Row
15-01-2008, 22:35
Missed this thread 1st time round. Some quite fantastic photos.

templbluenose
15-01-2008, 22:36
anyone got a picture of jock at the top of gullane sands?

1873bear09
15-01-2008, 22:45
Brilliant pictures of a Rangers legend and great.

When i'm over at my uncles flat in Fuengirola a few of the old bar owners still have fond memories of the big man Spanish and British, he's a legend over there, i love hearing the stories about him, theres some great normal pictures of him on the walls of a pub near the bus station The Alamandria i think its called.

Dalgety Bear
15-01-2008, 22:46
My first away trip to sheep dome just after he became manager for the second time. We got beat but everyone was going mental for big Jock. He had to come down to the beach end to try calm everyone down. Place was going mental. I also remember the Bohemiens game in Dublin, my brother was there and loads of trouble, big jock was just about in the crowd calming everyone down again. Does anyone remember this??

deejaymac
15-01-2008, 22:48
This thread deserves to go on forever.

Big Jock was Rangers through and through.

pastmaster95 & 244
15-01-2008, 22:54
anyone got a picture of jock at the top of gullane sands?

Unfortunately the Youtube video of him with the artificial hill he had built to train the Leicester squad has been removed

boab1688
15-01-2008, 23:00
The FollowFollow fanzine dedicated to him just after he died was the best one ever published imho a true rangers legend

pastmaster95 & 244
15-01-2008, 23:03
Gary Lineker, the broadcaster and former England captain, recalls the terror he felt when Jock Wallace, then manager of Leicester City, "pinned me against the dressing room wall at half-time and called me a lazy English #@*!. We were 2-0 up and I'd scored both goals. I didn't score in the second half - I was still shaking!"

Big Jock - Fight & No Surrender

pastmaster95 & 244
15-01-2008, 23:13
http://i18.tinypic.com/6tdwciw.jpg

Back left

richieg
15-01-2008, 23:26
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9740/rangersjwjgxh5.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9095/11062005094114pmjj1.jpg


Is that Maurice Johnstone :D :D :D

Aberdeen Bear
15-01-2008, 23:31
Some cool pics and some great memories there!
Thanks to all who posted them!

pastmaster95 & 244
15-01-2008, 23:37
Berwick Rangers : Wallace ; Haig, Riddle, Craig, Coutts, Kilgannon, Lumsden, Reid, Chistie, Dowds, Ainslie .

Rangers : Martin ; Johansen, Provan, D.Smith, Henderson, A.Smith, McLean, Forrest, McKinnon, Greig, Johnston.

:o

pastmaster95 & 244
15-01-2008, 23:43
http://i15.tinypic.com/8abrnv8.jpg

http://i14.tinypic.com/720t7o3.jpg

From his WBA days

GEODGC
15-01-2008, 23:44
A wee tribute to him


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KQmxaWoO6vQ

ibroxroar
15-01-2008, 23:57
Jock Wallace was a proud Rangers man. The clenched fist will never be forgotten.

hellofollow
16-01-2008, 00:15
I'm only in my mid-20s but some older Bears I know have some bad memories of him like charging supporters clubs for the team to visit them with trophies etc. Wasn't regarded as the friendliest or most approachable guy in their opinion.

Where the fhuck do people like you come from. I have known many bears over the last four decades who have met this LEGEND and have nothing but good stuff to say about this GIANT of a man. Name names or piss off to where you really belong.:mad: :mad: :mad:

ShawlandsBIB
16-01-2008, 00:23
Is that not much later mate, after his second spell in charge?

Was that not when he was introduced to the crowd before a game against the vermin??

azul
16-01-2008, 14:54
Brilliant pictures of a Rangers legend and great.

When i'm over at my uncles flat in Fuengirola a few of the old bar owners still have fond memories of the big man Spanish and British, he's a legend over there, i love hearing the stories about him, theres some great normal pictures of him on the walls of a pub near the bus station The Alamandria i think its called.

Yeah, his wife still has an apartment there. Nice lady, always happy to talk about Jock. :)

Great photos folks btw, thanks for sharing. Jock Wallace = Legend.

SuperSouness
16-01-2008, 15:05
Where the fhuck do people like you come from. I have known many bears over the last four decades who have met this LEGEND and have nothing but good stuff to say about this GIANT of a man. Name names or piss off to where you really belong.:mad: :mad: :mad:

Get a grip...I posted that ages ago yet 'people like you' are still going mental :roll:

What do you want me to do? E-mail you the names and addresses of people I know so you can pull them up for their disgraceful behaviour? :D

craigie
16-01-2008, 15:07
I'm only in my mid-20s but some older Bears I know have some bad memories of him like charging supporters clubs for the team to visit them with trophies etc. Wasn't regarded as the friendliest or most approachable guy in their opinion.

Utter pish. I only had the privilege once to meet Mr Wallace, at a player of the Year awards during Walter Smith's first tenure. Despite not being in the best of health at that time he was by far the busiest Rangers there with fans wishing to speak to him. At no point did he seem unapproachable, when at that time of his life he probably had damn good reason to be.





25/10

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
16-01-2008, 15:12
Berwick Rangers : Wallace ; Haig, Riddle, Craig, Coutts, Kilgannon, Lumsden, Reid, Chistie, Dowds, Ainslie .

Rangers : Martin ; Johansen, Provan, D.Smith, Henderson, A.Smith, McLean, Forrest, McKinnon, Greig, Johnston.

:o
Relative of mine (THE Rangers through and through) played alongside JW that day.

craigie
16-01-2008, 15:16
Relative of mine (THE Rangers through and through) played alongside JW that day.

I'm guessing Kilgannon?








:angel:




25/10

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
16-01-2008, 15:19
[QUOTE=craigie]I'm guessing Kilgannon?

Wrong. By process of elimination, 9 to go. :D

toosh
16-01-2008, 15:30
great memories..of a great man.

Bullseye
16-01-2008, 15:36
http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/javaImages/95/37/0,,5~79765,00.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/PastManagersDetail/0,,5~280,00.html&h=249&w=175&sz=9&hl=en&start=3&tbnid=APyDu4oPUoVazM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=78&prev=/images%3Fq%3DJock%2BWallace%2B%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D 20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN




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Strand Bear
16-01-2008, 15:36
I was at that game v Aberdeen in 93. He got a fantastic reception and was near dancing about on the pitch conducting the choir.

At least he knew how much he was loved and respected by the Bears while he was still among us. The word character wsas invented for the likes of him.

tamjaws
16-01-2008, 15:38
[QUOTE=SuperSouness]I'm only in my mid-20s but some older Bears I know have some bad memories of him like charging supporters clubs for the team to visit them with trophies etc. Wasn't regarded as the friendliest or most approachable guy in their opinion.[/QUOTE


Sources??

Nothing like a bit of gossip to tarnish a Rangers legend:mad:

My recollection was of a man who ensured players attended functions. Any charges were made by the General Manager, Mr Waddell, which were then put to charity.

My dad formed the Jock Wallace Loyal when the big man left in the late 70's and he invited us down to Leicester. The hospitality was superb in the players lounge afterwards and the big man took the six of us into his office for ' a wee dram 'and presented us with a toast to Rangers and the Queen, of whom he had framed photos of on his wall. On leaving our Leicester hotel the next day, my dad went to pay the bill and was told 'don't worry about it Mr. Wallace has taken care of it'

Billy Tully
16-01-2008, 15:40
you can bet your house on the fact that they wouldn`t be so quick to put the boot in to us with someone like Mr Wallace at Ibrox.

We need that sort of attitude back and quickly

Me and the mates always discuss Donald Findlay QC but I done think it will ever happen

The whole thing about RFC in the past 7 yrs or so is a new chapter in the clubs history and it will never return to the way we like it unfortunately :mad:

TRP - WATP
16-01-2008, 15:43
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,,708139,00.html

My Team


Gordon Ramsay on Rangers

Sunday May 5, 2002
Observer Sport Monthly


'My uncle Roland took me to my first game at Ibrox. I was seven and I went on his shoulders. The crowd was just phenomenal. We were standing by the terraces and I remember getting slightly nervous, and very scared. Because you just swayed then, you just moved in a sway formation. I think it was against Hearts and it was dirty - I mean very dirty - and Rangers won 1-0. Those games are always going to be dirty for the next century, because it's just an all-blood tie. And I loved it.

I kept on going until I was about 10. The trouble and the banter, Uncle Rol always kept me well out of that. Then my mum and dad moved down south, to Stratford-upon-Avon, and I started to play a lot of football as a school kid. I did very well. I was a naturally aggressive left-back, a cut-throat tackler. You may have got past once but there was never, ever, ever a second occasion. And I was fast, I was a great 100m sprinter. If you were to compare me to anyone, I guess it could be Stuart Pearce.
And eventually my parents moved back to Glasgow so that I could sign for Rangers. My dad was a Rangers fan and fantastically proud of me. But it was hard and very stressful. Never knowing if you were going to make it. I was petrified most of the time. I played two first-team games, against St Johnstone and Morton. Both away and both shit in the sense that I played 20 minutes and 10 minutes. Of course it's so competitive that when I made it into the squad of 18 I wet myself with excitement, I was over the moon. But I was also very, very nervous. The games were really violent, not like the football we see nowadays.

And then I got my bad injury. I tore my ligaments, and it was a heart-ache. I worked my way back to fitness but Jock Wallace was the Rangers manager then, and he was a Scottish version of Mike Tyson. When he wanted to rip your arse out, he would crucify you.

Some people ask me today how I can be so firm - but when you worked under Jock Wallace there is no pussyfooting around when you want standards. I still remember him telling me they were letting me go. He was ****ing ruthless. We were only in there about five minutes and I wanted to cry but I couldn't cry because I wouldn't even dream of crying anywhere near Jock Wallace, and I wouldn't give him the pleasure of seeing me crying, and I wouldn't give the pleasure to my father of seeing me crying.

I didn't know it was coming. I had to take it on the nose, and he said, quite clearly, 'We will continue to monitor your progress and you will be invited back but we cannot commit a seasonal contract for second year on the trot'. I just thought, 'You bastard.'

I couldn't swallow it, I was gutted. ****ing gutted. I can remember coming back downstairs and thinking '****ing hell'. And worst of all I still had to tell my dad who was waiting for me in a Transit van parked about 600 yards away from the main entrance.

My appointment was on a Friday morning, at 10 o'clock, and I still don't go anywhere near there. No matter who asks for a meeting on a Friday morning at 10 o'clock, they don't get it. Then again I suppose I wouldn't be where I am today had they not been so ruthless. Because soon after I went on a catering course...

I still love football, though, and I think cooking is like football. It's not a job, it's a passion. When you become good at it, it's a dream job and financially you need never to worry. Ever. But the two are so similar. They are about team effort, developing an understanding together and dedication. We spend more time together than we do with our families.

And like football you have to learn your trade. An average cook in my kitchen spends between four and five years doing that - though it will take them 10 years to learn that trade anywhere else. Cooking today is a young man's game, I don't give a bollocks what anyone says. The reputation of the stressed, bald-headed, pisshead Eighties chef has all gone now. And it's a glamourous job.

We've got the Manchester United of kitchens. We have such an abundance of talent, which I've been nurturing since 1993. And if they don't go on to become big stars in their own right, then I've ****ed up. And I've been heavily criticised for my man-management, for talking to them like a ****ing arsehole. But it's the job. When people have been waiting two to three months, paying a hundred quid a head, I don't give a **** what the public say. I want it perfect.

Would I swap what I have achieved as a cook if I could have been as successful as a footballer? Definitely. Because there is a great feeling when you are excited and run out onto that pitch, and I don't give a fig what anyone says, there's a such a huge, huge rush. But if I'm honest I don't think I was good enough to be a truly great player. But I know I'm a truly great chef.'

bighuggybear
16-01-2008, 15:50
Couple of wee stories about the big man. My Dad was the president of the wee Rangers club when Jock was the manager and every Saturday Jock would phone along asking if there were any presentations to take place. It was not a case of maybe I can send someone it was how many do you want.
When we won the treble for the second time (yes childres 2 trebles in 3 years) he had Derek Johnstone take them to the wee gers club and everyone got a sip of champagne out of them. My Dad walked DJ back to Ibrox with the cups and big Jock said to my Dad right have a wee dram with me. My dad who's car was sitting outside the wee club said no he was driving. "For heavens sakes man are you refusing to take a drink with the Rangers manager out of the Scottish cup that we have just won " 3 hours later got a rather garbled phone call to go to Ibrox and pick up my Dad. I ran him and big Jock home that night and literally poured the pair of them out of my car. Yes a true Ranger in every sense of the word. I will never say a bad word about him. A true legend.PR at it is best,those in charge now should learn from stories like this.

sam_cooke
16-01-2008, 15:52
http://i13.tinypic.com/7xe0voh.jpg

Jock Wallace LEGEND !

Bob
16-01-2008, 16:42
Excellent

Bookmares for the return of my computer

Pumbas_Nakasak
16-01-2008, 16:51
Ive often wondered what the relationship would have been like between Jock and The Bold Knight with Suntan Man his faithful sidekick fannying about with the club?

hellofollow
16-01-2008, 17:53
Get a grip...I posted that ages ago yet 'people like you' are still going mental :roll:

What do you want me to do? E-mail you the names and addresses of people I know so you can pull them up for their disgraceful behaviour? :D


I've got a grip. Still you can be happy in your little gang of one that belittles a Rangers LEGEND.

robear
16-01-2008, 18:31
http://i17.tinypic.com/53jprtu.jpg

nice gazzelle:D

Sam_English
16-01-2008, 18:36
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/SamEnglish/Rangers%20Managers/thinffig06md2.jpg

scooby
16-01-2008, 18:53
I was at a player of the year dance at the edminston club, Jock Wallace was there, but not in the best of heath. He was busy all night, fans were constantly at his table, and he had time for them all.
Eventually he was left sitting alone for a spell, when my wife said to me. "Why don't you go over and talk to him? I know how much you think of him." I replied that I did not want to bother him, he was due a rest. The truth was, if I had tried to talk to him, I would have burst into tears - he meant that much to me. He was the ultimate Rangers man.

woody_and_buzz
16-01-2008, 19:02
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KQmxaWoO6vQ

britain
16-01-2008, 23:39
Heard a story that when Jock was at West Brom, he got the colour of their goal keepers top changed from green to yellow.

Jock Wallace is a Rangers legend.

Sydneytame
17-01-2008, 00:09
http://i8.tinypic.com/62id93t.jpg

2nd from left.

PS - see the height of Bomber compared to the Girvan Lighthouse!!!


Right who are they?
Ive got

?,Wallace,Greig,Johnstone,O'Hara?,Penman,Conn,John stone,Fyfe,Jackson,Neef?,Mclean,Mcloy.
Mcdonald,Smith,Denny,Stein,Jardine,Miller,Parlane, Matheison,

mr tangerine man
17-01-2008, 00:33
picked his wife & son up in taxi last year over from spain for gers do at hilton, recalled how some of my mates went over to seville to visit ted mcminn & ended up at big jocks wedding anniversary bash full seville team & staff didnt have a clue as jock ted & the mates got up & gave bears songs laldy all night. great days :)

pastmaster95 & 244
17-01-2008, 00:43
Right who are they?
Ive got

?,Wallace,Greig,Johnstone,O'Hara?,Penman,Conn,John stone,Fyfe,Jackson,Neef?,Mclean,Mcloy.
Mcdonald,Smith,Denny,Stein,Jardine,Miller,Parlane, Matheison,

? is the trainer - Stan something, I'm sure. Surname evades me at the moment (temporary incapacity due to McEwan's Export)

Virgil Hilts
17-01-2008, 01:20
http://www.geocities.com/slimjimbaxter/gulanesands1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/slimjimbaxter/gulanesands2.jpg

1872
17-01-2008, 01:54
? is the trainer - Stan something, I'm sure. Surname evades me at the moment (temporary incapacity due to McEwan's Export)

Stan Anderson

pastmaster95 & 244
18-01-2008, 01:04
http://i10.tinypic.com/81tzbbr.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
18-01-2008, 01:05
http://i10.tinypic.com/71xm4bq.jpg

72 Blue
18-01-2008, 02:01
Unbelievably good thread. He would kick a right good few @rses if he was at Ibrox these days. :)

williamstown1690
18-01-2008, 02:17
Great thread,its no surprise most of the players all played into their 30s such
was the fitness installed in them by the Legend.

chrisbb6978
18-01-2008, 02:27
Heard a story that when Jock was at West Brom, he got the colour of their goal keepers top changed from green to yellow.

Jock Wallace is a Rangers legend.


did the big man not try to change sevillas colours to the same as the mighty gers

britain
18-01-2008, 07:07
http://i10.tinypic.com/81tzbbr.jpg

I'm sure I've got that book up in the loft somewhere, so if ain't on here for a week or so, I'm up there looking for it. (It'll be the last book I find likely :eek::D )

davyloyal
18-01-2008, 07:36
Right who are they?
Ive got

?,Wallace,Greig,Johnstone,O'Hara?,Penman,Conn,John stone,Fyfe,Jackson,Neef?,Mclean,Mcloy.
Mcdonald,Smith,Denny,Stein,Jardine,Miller,Parlane, Matheison,

The ones where you've got ? are Stan Anderson, Bobby Watson (reserve keeper, but not to be confused with the former player of the same name) and, as you say Gerry Neef.

pastmaster95 & 244
20-01-2008, 21:06
http://i30.tinypic.com/epp5d1.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
20-01-2008, 21:08
http://i32.tinypic.com/3328h01.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
20-01-2008, 21:11
http://i30.tinypic.com/n2c2h4.jpg

britain
21-01-2008, 04:48
Graet thread, ain't seen some of the pics on here before.

bobby russell
21-01-2008, 10:35
I remember as a youngster a an early 80s Cup Final [League Cup] against Celtc at Hampden.

I think, the SFA in an effort at sportsmanship had decided that when the players lined up to meet the dignitaries, Rangers would line up nearest the Celtc end and vice versa. [Not sure of this point though].

As a result of this small blue and green flags were put out on the pitch to show the teams where to stand.

When Wallace led out the Rangers, he marched them towards the Rangers end and when he got to the wee green flag, bent down pulled it out the ground and threw it away.

This was met with delight from the Bears.

Legendary GIRUY moment.

howmuchisthefish?
21-01-2008, 21:56
This is me & the late great Jock in 84 I think, what a strong man he was, scared the shyte out of me!
http://i29.tinypic.com/nfk5et.jpghttp://i29.tinypic.com/r2osgn.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
26-01-2008, 19:50
http://i28.tinypic.com/20fvz4i.gif

:(

Tecumseh
26-01-2008, 20:01
Brilliant thread. Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the great man's death incidentally.

Is it really that long? Loved the big man. Speirs wouldn't dare show his face anywhere near Ibrox if Mr Wallace was still with us and involved in the club.

jn271
26-01-2008, 20:09
http://i8.tinypic.com/62id93t.jpg

2nd from left.

PS - see the height of Bomber compared to the Girvan Lighthouse!!!
First time I have seen that pic. excellent

pastmaster95 & 244
26-01-2008, 20:38
http://i31.tinypic.com/16264hh.jpg

psychobillyboy
26-01-2008, 20:57
Great pics, thanks for posting them.

Loved the big man to bits. A Ranger through and through.

387RFC
26-01-2008, 21:14
R.I.P Big Man--never forgotten.

boybloo
26-01-2008, 21:20
met big jock when he and the full rangers squad opened DJs pub in harthill many years ago the big man was simply the best in my eyes a truly wonderful role model for all of us oh the memories

DAZ1964
26-01-2008, 21:42
I've just re-read the entire thread. And I would still punch the coward spiers in the mouth. Only harder.

hawickbear
26-01-2008, 21:42
my partners mum & dad were great pals with the big man & his wife Daphne, he is still held in deep affection for my partner & her younger brother. Fondest memories of Jock were match days at Ibrox, with Jock racing down the stairwell, his tie flying behind him, tickets to get in & shouting meet you later. Even better was when he came to visit with Daphne, Karen & johnny, happy times at Hawick common riding. Aye wiil be remembered "our hero". Memories forever lasting.

gogo25
26-01-2008, 22:23
Big Jock was from Wallyford just outside Edinburgh.

BB72
26-01-2008, 23:07
http://i13.tinypic.com/7xe0voh.jpg

Jock Wallace LEGEND !

great thread excellent pics most not seen before:cool:

buddyboy
26-01-2008, 23:36
http://i30.tinypic.com/2eyhmjn.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/kcjv4l.jpg

dougieblue
26-01-2008, 23:39
An absolute legend, words cannot express the way I feel about JW pity he was so shabily treated by our club in his later years.

givemyheadpeace
27-01-2008, 01:12
the big man was rangers through and through he was proud to be the manager of the rangers god bless him

boydscores
27-01-2008, 01:35
I never have and never will refer to Jock Wallace as Jock.He is Mr Wallace - Respect.Sadly,today, his and my Rangers have changed.He is what The Rangers should be.Not afraid,principled,tradionalist and so so proud.Mr Struth would have been impressed!!

pastmaster95 & 244
27-01-2008, 01:50
This is Tannadice

http://i26.tinypic.com/29o1ml1.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
27-01-2008, 02:02
You know the score timmy!

http://i27.tinypic.com/6qzdad.jpg

boydscores
27-01-2008, 02:05
A magnificent thread!!He would be so Proud!!

72 Blue
27-01-2008, 02:15
A magnificent thread!!He would be so Proud!!

Was just going to post the same thing bud. :)

derbomber
27-01-2008, 02:22
Couple of wee stories about the big man. My Dad was the president of the wee Rangers club when Jock was the manager and every Saturday Jock would phone along asking if there were any presentations to take place. It was not a case of maybe I can send someone it was how many do you want.
When we won the treble for the second time (yes childres 2 trebles in 3 years) he had Derek Johnstone take them to the wee gers club and everyone got a sip of champagne out of them. My Dad walked DJ back to Ibrox with the cups and big Jock said to my Dad right have a wee dram with me. My dad who's car was sitting outside the wee club said no he was driving. "For heavens sakes man are you refusing to take a drink with the Rangers manager out of the Scottish cup that we have just won " 3 hours later got a rather garbled phone call to go to Ibrox and pick up my Dad. I ran him and big Jock home that night and literally poured the pair of them out of my car. Yes a true Ranger in every sense of the word. I will never say a bad word about him. A true legend.


Great story pal.

And to the others thanks for the memories.

What a man.

To me the true blue bear.

Big Jock, a man for the ages.

PG_Bear
27-01-2008, 03:09
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,,708139,00.html

My Team


Gordon Ramsay on Rangers

Sunday May 5, 2002
Observer Sport Monthly


'My uncle Roland took me to my first game at Ibrox. I was seven and I went on his shoulders. The crowd was just phenomenal. We were standing by the terraces and I remember getting slightly nervous, and very scared. Because you just swayed then, you just moved in a sway formation. I think it was against Hearts and it was dirty - I mean very dirty - and Rangers won 1-0. Those games are always going to be dirty for the next century, because it's just an all-blood tie. And I loved it.

I kept on going until I was about 10. The trouble and the banter, Uncle Rol always kept me well out of that. Then my mum and dad moved down south, to Stratford-upon-Avon, and I started to play a lot of football as a school kid. I did very well. I was a naturally aggressive left-back, a cut-throat tackler. You may have got past once but there was never, ever, ever a second occasion. And I was fast, I was a great 100m sprinter. If you were to compare me to anyone, I guess it could be Stuart Pearce.
And eventually my parents moved back to Glasgow so that I could sign for Rangers. My dad was a Rangers fan and fantastically proud of me. But it was hard and very stressful. Never knowing if you were going to make it. I was petrified most of the time. I played two first-team games, against St Johnstone and Morton. Both away and both shit in the sense that I played 20 minutes and 10 minutes. Of course it's so competitive that when I made it into the squad of 18 I wet myself with excitement, I was over the moon. But I was also very, very nervous. The games were really violent, not like the football we see nowadays.

And then I got my bad injury. I tore my ligaments, and it was a heart-ache. I worked my way back to fitness but Jock Wallace was the Rangers manager then, and he was a Scottish version of Mike Tyson. When he wanted to rip your arse out, he would crucify you.

Some people ask me today how I can be so firm - but when you worked under Jock Wallace there is no pussyfooting around when you want standards. I still remember him telling me they were letting me go. He was ****ing ruthless. We were only in there about five minutes and I wanted to cry but I couldn't cry because I wouldn't even dream of crying anywhere near Jock Wallace, and I wouldn't give him the pleasure of seeing me crying, and I wouldn't give the pleasure to my father of seeing me crying.

I didn't know it was coming. I had to take it on the nose, and he said, quite clearly, 'We will continue to monitor your progress and you will be invited back but we cannot commit a seasonal contract for second year on the trot'. I just thought, 'You bastard.'

I couldn't swallow it, I was gutted. ****ing gutted. I can remember coming back downstairs and thinking '****ing hell'. And worst of all I still had to tell my dad who was waiting for me in a Transit van parked about 600 yards away from the main entrance.

My appointment was on a Friday morning, at 10 o'clock, and I still don't go anywhere near there. No matter who asks for a meeting on a Friday morning at 10 o'clock, they don't get it. Then again I suppose I wouldn't be where I am today had they not been so ruthless. Because soon after I went on a catering course...

I still love football, though, and I think cooking is like football. It's not a job, it's a passion. When you become good at it, it's a dream job and financially you need never to worry. Ever. But the two are so similar. They are about team effort, developing an understanding together and dedication. We spend more time together than we do with our families.

And like football you have to learn your trade. An average cook in my kitchen spends between four and five years doing that - though it will take them 10 years to learn that trade anywhere else. Cooking today is a young man's game, I don't give a bollocks what anyone says. The reputation of the stressed, bald-headed, pisshead Eighties chef has all gone now. And it's a glamourous job.

We've got the Manchester United of kitchens. We have such an abundance of talent, which I've been nurturing since 1993. And if they don't go on to become big stars in their own right, then I've ****ed up. And I've been heavily criticised for my man-management, for talking to them like a ****ing arsehole. But it's the job. When people have been waiting two to three months, paying a hundred quid a head, I don't give a **** what the public say. I want it perfect.

Would I swap what I have achieved as a cook if I could have been as successful as a footballer? Definitely. Because there is a great feeling when you are excited and run out onto that pitch, and I don't give a fig what anyone says, there's a such a huge, huge rush. But if I'm honest I don't think I was good enough to be a truly great player. But I know I'm a truly great chef.'

I know Gordon Ramsay's uncle & his name is not Roland it's Ronald, he owns the newsagents in Brown St. Port Glasgow.

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:24
Look at the sheer, unadulterated joy on the Big Man's face.

http://i27.tinypic.com/35it8ba.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:29
Disdain for Timmy

http://i31.tinypic.com/2m3plco.jpg

Major
16-02-2008, 20:30
some realy great pictures ther guys

well done

Jungle Fighter
16-02-2008, 20:31
http://i30.tinypic.com/epp5d1.jpg


Jeez.....it's not very often you see a photo of Ally Scott cropping up in this forum? :D

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:35
GIRFUY Timmy!

http://i31.tinypic.com/vyldp1.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:37
Celtic know all about their troubles!

http://i26.tinypic.com/2z4h53s.jpg

Finbar OFfended
16-02-2008, 20:39
What i would give for a manager, a boss of Mr Wallace's talent and stature at Rangers right now...


No bollocks from the playing staff, take no shit from the scummy press and show Minty and Cabana boy what it means to actually love The Rangers..


Because NO ONE loved Rangers like Jock Wallace


A TRUE LEGEND

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:41
Even the presence of Jim Denny couldn't spoil the party! ;) :D

http://i30.tinypic.com/2cftgtc.jpg

Miko
16-02-2008, 20:43
Thank you.

Jock Wallace sums up everything that Rangers are about.

And threads like this bring out the very best in *****************

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:48
http://i27.tinypic.com/2echhsj.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:49
http://i31.tinypic.com/213psee.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:50
For any Bears who have just looked at the last page of this thread because there have been some new posts - please take the time and trouble and to look at the last few pics at the bottom of the previous page - there are some great pics of the Big Man there.

Enjoy!

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:52
http://i28.tinypic.com/1zh1gg1.jpg

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 20:54
SFA Chief Executive cuddled by The Jungle Fighter

http://i27.tinypic.com/wk1efs.jpg

Finbar OFfended
16-02-2008, 20:55
For any Bears who have just looked at the last page of this thread because there have been some new posts - please take the time and trouble and to look at the last few pics at the bottom of the previous page - there are some great pics of the Big Man there.

Enjoy!



Did have a read and look at the pics before i posted previously. Thanks for the pictures some great memories (and some new ones as well)


Anyone on here at Ibrox the day he came back as a guest. Had been in ill health, but walked out to the centre circle to what can only be described as thunderous applause and appreciation. Sent a chill up my spine that evening.

Jungle Fighter
16-02-2008, 21:08
SFA Chief Executive cuddled by The Jungle Fighter



Eh? >:) :D

areffsea
16-02-2008, 21:09
Born in '66 but didn't c'mon on to the Gers until 79-80.

Thanks so much for adding to my knowledge. Moving photos.

Joe
The Pennsylvania Bear

Are you ma wee pal?.:cool:

bear4ever
16-02-2008, 21:11
were u then confident you would beat celtic then jock
i was confident before it started son awrite.....brilliant after the 73 cup final

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 21:11
Because NO ONE loved Rangers like Jock Wallace

A TRUE LEGEND

You've summed it up for us all mate

Finbar OFfended
16-02-2008, 21:20
Eh? >:) :D




More canon fodder for the taig phone ins on Monday ;)

firhillblue
16-02-2008, 21:22
there were big gaps in the celtc end today , but there were no gaps in our end.
3-2 rangers.

Dagmar
16-02-2008, 21:23
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9095/11062005094114pmjj1.jpg

They are some fancy sunglasses...

Finbar OFfended
16-02-2008, 21:25
They are some fancy sunglasses...


and a fancy handshake as well ;)

pastmaster95 & 244
16-02-2008, 21:30
and a fancy handshake as well ;)

Caution Bro ;) :D

pastmaster95 & 244
28-03-2008, 22:15
Shameless bump on the eve of the OF game.

Some of the Big Man's "Fight and No Surrender" attitude tomorrow will see us through.

Battle Fever Loyal!

thevietnambear
28-03-2008, 22:43
great pics well done guys

Bluenozebob
28-03-2008, 22:50
Brilliant - the man was and still is my hero.
Many thanks to all who posted.

Sergeantmajor
28-03-2008, 22:50
Big Jock Wallace - A Rangers HERO. I have said before I have three things in common with big Jock, we were both soldiers, I suffer from Parkinson's Disease, as did big Jock, and we both loved the Rangers. I wish I didn't have to have the Parkinson's, but if it is good enough for big Jock Wallace, then it is good enough for me !
(Can I just say, Parkinson's doesnt just inflict itself on the elderly, as is commonly thought, I was diagnosed at 47 and am now 53).

omar
28-03-2008, 22:53
I've got the battle fever on. My old man played for him and I was on a tour as a wee boy round Ibrox. Big Jock took me by the hand, and said to me, "Just imagine this place full of Rangers punters like you when you step onto the park."
Sends shivers down my spine even now.

oranjeboy
28-03-2008, 23:10
[QUOTE=buddyboy]http://i30.tinypic.com/2eyhmjn.jpg

that is one of the best pictures ive EVER seen :)

absolutely FANTASTIC

pastmaster95 & 244
26-04-2008, 23:47
Bump.

Fight and No Surrender tomorrow.

C'mon The Rangers - do it for the Big Man!

Red_White_and_Ajax
12-07-2008, 23:08
on this day , it deserves a bump

what was the cry , Doddie

WATP49647678939903
12-07-2008, 23:46
This guy was a pure Rangers legend - blue to the core. Met him in '85 when he came to Thurso.

cuparbear
13-07-2008, 00:21
i can honestly say this is the best thread i have ever read on followfollow,the man was just sheer class thanks to everyone for the pics,its made my night,and the bit by gordon ramsey was great too,its true you know,there is no one like us anywhere in the world!

fivestarblue
13-07-2008, 01:02
http://i30.tinypic.com/2eyhmjn.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/kcjv4l.jpg

The top photo is perhaps the greatest photo/image i have ever witnessed in my entire life. Thank you to whoever posted it.

jaws73
13-07-2008, 01:29
This was a Jock Wallace donators T-shirt.

For the life of me I can't remember what the donations were for. Can any of the moniker owners remind this senile old git what (Jock Wallace Banner is my guess but I am not sure).

http://i33.tinypic.com/245zqra.jpg

Red_White_and_Ajax
13-07-2008, 01:29
defo the banner , jaws

jaws73
13-07-2008, 01:31
defo the banner , jaws

Thought that (but my memory fails me more often these days)

Red_White_and_Ajax
13-07-2008, 01:32
Thought that (but my memory fials me more often these days)


I helped them hang that big bloody thing over the edge of a building when they unfurled it for the first time

I`m terrified of heights :D

The wind caught it , and I honestly thought I was dead

jaws73
13-07-2008, 01:34
I helped them hang that big bloody thing over the edge of a building when they unfurled it for the first time

I`m terrified of heights :D

The wind caught it , and I honestly thought I was dead

Did you get any pics that day (of the banner I mean, not you doing involuntary hang-gliding)? - would be a good addition to this thread.

Red_White_and_Ajax
13-07-2008, 01:35
Did you get any pics that day? - would be a good addition to this thread.


there are a few stoating about , but I changed computer some time ago and lost a huge amount

I`ll check on the board somewhere

Red_White_and_Ajax
13-07-2008, 01:37
http://i38.tinypic.com/nb8378.jpg

only one I can find for now

jaws73
13-07-2008, 01:39
http://i38.tinypic.com/nb8378.jpg

only one I can find for now

A quality banner that. I am going to hunt around for some pics tomorrow (it's late so I'm off to my kip).

Red_White_and_Ajax
26-07-2008, 15:03
today this deserves to be bumped to the top

talktalk
26-07-2008, 15:50
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9740/rangersjwjgxh5.jpghttp://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9095/11062005094114pmjj1.jpgis the guy in the kilt murdo mcleod ?:)

leerfc51
26-07-2008, 15:55
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/677/thinffig01cc7.jpg


Must've been an absolute nightmare trying to watch a game from that position.


You would get a better view there than Row A at Hamdump behind the goals surprisingly.

DaMarcusB
26-07-2008, 17:32
Rangers legend if ever i seen one.

And a fine lookin fella i might add :p

statto75
26-07-2008, 17:53
Fckn brilliant thread, some absolutely brilliant pictures.
A fitting tribute to a Rangers great.

Russell_Nash
26-07-2008, 17:56
is the guy in the kilt murdo mcleod ?:)

no He is a Mcleod though

Connor I think

Lord Carson
26-07-2008, 17:59
Great thread and pics. Somewhat emotional for bears of a certain age, like myself.
Dont think we will ever see another Jock Wallace :(

Blueblue
26-07-2008, 18:52
My first away trip to sheep dome just after he became manager for the second time. We got beat but everyone was going mental for big Jock. He had to come down to the beach end to try calm everyone down. Place was going mental. I also remember the Bohemiens game in Dublin, my brother was there and loads of trouble, big jock was just about in the crowd calming everyone down again. Does anyone remember this??
He jumped on the fence as the tim in the Celtic shirt re appeared with a GUN in his hand and screamed please calm down. No windows left on the bus petrol bombs chucked at us. When we got to the border the British Army said "You have had a good time :D :D :D " Well Shamrock Rovers had a good night the day after at Linfield PMSL :ninja:

huggythebear
26-07-2008, 18:54
Just read this whole thread and totally enjoyed it, what i would give to have a manager even half as good as Mr Wallace. A true legend.

So Mote It Be
26-07-2008, 20:20
Is that Maurice Johnstone :D :D :D

With a grip like that???

I think not.

Sir Bobby Moore
26-07-2008, 21:45
REAL Rangers man, imagine any of the monster munch mob starting any shite with him:eek:

GirvanLighthouse
26-07-2008, 22:23
What amazing pictures of a great great man !!


Thankyou for a wonderful thread. ;)

Battlefield Bear
26-07-2008, 23:40
I also failed 2 exams the next day, because I went to the game instead of studying >:)

was bloody worth it - I've yet to hear a reception like that for anyone introduced to the crowd pre-match or at half time
Were we in the West Enclosure?

p.s You failed the exams because you is stoopid! :D

struththelegend
26-07-2008, 23:40
when playing against the mhanky mob, the big man would have the team so wound up that they were ready to tear the dressing door off the hinges and get onto the park and as they were lining up to go on he would say to them tell me boys whats the cry, and the whole team would shout back no surrender boss, no surrender,changed days indeed

the.sandman
26-07-2008, 23:56
greatest ever ranger looking at these photos brings a tear to a glass eye. fought for his country in borneo fought for his club always. jock wallace= no surrender

rangernation
27-07-2008, 00:26
a great thread.essential viewing.didn't big jock say when he had got the rangers job the first person he phoned was his old man?his wife gave him pelters for not telling her first:D

BlueTillDeath
27-07-2008, 00:49
Met the big man at a supporters function once.An absolute gent and legend.

super_ally_the2nd
27-07-2008, 02:15
I'm only 22

but some of the stories/ pics on this thread bring a tear to the eye

RIP Jock :(

ColinColinColinStein
27-07-2008, 13:20
[QUOTE=buddyboy]http://i30.tinypic.com/2eyhmjn.jpg

that is one of the best pictures ive EVER seen :)

absolutely FANTASTIC


Can I just run through the line-up, not 100% sure of everybody :o :o so please correct me.....ma da will string me up if I get these wrong :)

Baxter, Shearer, Wallace, Young, Thornton, Waddell

Shaw, can't remember the name , McPhail

ColinColinColinStein
27-07-2008, 13:44
A true legend, we will never see his like again ...simple as that.

I met Jock Wallace a couple of times, at book signings and a do in the Edmiston club in his later years. I've got a photo on my wall that was taken that night of myself, Jock Wallace and Walter Smith....Wattie was speaking to Big Jock and the official photographer came over for a photo....my cue to ask the two of them if I could get my picture taken beside them :) ....no problem son said Big Jock, an absolute gentleman.

I've also got a letter from the man himself. When he left Rangers second time round, I phoned Ibrox and asked where I could write to wish him all the best. I was told to send it to the Stadium and they would forward it....end of story thinks me !! WIthout a word of a lie, two days later, I received a hand written letter thanking me and telling me not to worry because the Rangers were in good hands with all the young players coming through, and signed Yours aye, J Wallace. The funny thing was , the letter was on that patterned paper you used to see, with the daft wee designs and drawings at the top...the kind your maw or your granny would have lying about the house.....not what you'd expect from Big Jock but a real personal touch that meant a whole lot to me.

My brother also met him, when on holiday in Spain. My brother's mate had a good job in a bank over there and Jock Wallace used it when he stayed there. The mate wasn't a football fan but introduced my brother in a cafe bar one day. Big Jock was in with his wife and my brother's exact words to me were "it was unbelievable, it was like sitting with you"...what a compliment !! but what he meant was that it was like sitting with any other true blue Rangers man....not the club's Manager. Big Jock just growled about Rangers this and Rangers that, We Are The People etc. My brother will never forget it.

As I said at the start....a true legend, He Is Ours, We Are His People !!!

broxiknoxy
27-07-2008, 15:12
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9095/11062005094114pmjj1.jpg[/QUOTE]
Cover your work bro;)

the modfather
27-07-2008, 15:27
[QUOTE=oranjeboy]


Can I just run through the line-up, not 100% sure of everybody :o :o so please correct me.....ma da will string me up if I get these wrong :)

Baxter, Shearer, Wallace, Young, Thornton, Waddell

Shaw, can't remember the name , McPhail
Its John Paton, is it not? Was Chairman at the time.

TM

ColinColinColinStein
28-07-2008, 12:59
[QUOTE=ColinColinColinStein]
Its John Paton, is it not? Was Chairman at the time.

TM

I think you're right, I recognised the face but couldn't place the name.

pastmaster95 & 244
30-08-2008, 17:52
I always think of Big Jock whenever we're due to play the taigs.

Shameless "Battle Fever On!" bump.

pastmaster95 & 244
30-08-2008, 18:04
http://i37.tinypic.com/20i83er.jpg

luvly_jubbly
30-08-2008, 18:06
Great stuff here, Thanks for uploading these. :)

broxi87
30-08-2008, 18:17
thanks for sharing, next to bill struth best manager in our history,a TRUE ranger not like some others.

wordy_rappinghood
30-08-2008, 19:07
Tremendous thread, examplifies which makes this site great.

SSR
30-08-2008, 19:17
fantastic pictures & good memories.......:)

pastmaster95 & 244
27-12-2008, 11:03
Shameless bump for today.

C'mon The Rangers!

oranjeboy
27-12-2008, 11:04
i love it EVERYTIME that we play the vermin that this thread appears :)

i was actually looking for them on my pc there as well :D

rfcsteve
27-12-2008, 11:31
This thread sure gets the blood pumping before playing the mhanky bassas!!

ranger20004
27-12-2008, 11:39
A great Ranger Legend

leander loyal
15-03-2009, 11:02
a rangers legend,
gone but never forgotten.


he deserves a wee bump up today.:barscarf::cheers:

adamski
15-03-2009, 11:12
I wish we had the big man in the dressing room today


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti-7Q9tF2bA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQmxaWoO6vQ

oranjeboy
15-03-2009, 11:14
I wish we had the big man in the dressing room today


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti-7Q9tF2bA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQmxaWoO6vQ

on your 16,090 post as well :D

HamishHendersonsKilt
15-03-2009, 11:30
Brilliant thread, confidence is up again!!

WATTYBOYBLUE
15-03-2009, 12:01
an amazing thread

chenksy
15-03-2009, 12:46
GIRFUY Timmy!

http://i31.tinypic.com/vyldp1.jpg

absolute superb pic,one of the best i have seen

Craigieboy
15-03-2009, 13:43
An absolute giant amongst men, outstanding stuff. Sure he'll be cheering on his beloved bears from above today

Dave Angell
15-03-2009, 13:56
Just fantastic. What a man !!

If our players get a smidge of Big Jock's "Battle Fever" on, then the cup is coming home today.

pastmaster95 & 244
08-05-2009, 20:00
If ever his spirit was needed, it's tomorrow and the remaining games.

Please.

Do it tomorrow for him Rangers.

:barscarf::union:

Amity75
08-05-2009, 20:15
http://i32.tinypic.com/3328h01.jpgWe should hold a competition for the best caption under this photo.

Dougie Gray
08-05-2009, 20:33
Look at the sheer, unadulterated joy on the Big Man's face.

http://i27.tinypic.com/35it8ba.jpg

You can hear him right now in that tunnel "Right Doddy son, Whit was the cry ?!"


:bouncy::bouncy::scarf::watp:

BlackSoxRedTops
08-05-2009, 20:35
You can hear himright now in that tunnel "Doddy son, Whit was the cry ?!"


:bouncy::bouncy::scarf::watp:

No Surrender Sir:D

Dougie Gray
08-05-2009, 20:37
No Surrender Sir:D

Thats got me right in the mood now!! Im off for a pre match pint to calm down. :D

mkmum1
08-05-2009, 20:43
Couple of wee stories about the big man. My Dad was the president of the wee Rangers club when Jock was the manager and every Saturday Jock would phone along asking if there were any presentations to take place. It was not a case of maybe I can send someone it was how many do you want.
When we won the treble for the second time (yes childres 2 trebles in 3 years) he had Derek Johnstone take them to the wee gers club and everyone got a sip of champagne out of them. My Dad walked DJ back to Ibrox with the cups and big Jock said to my Dad right have a wee dram with me. My dad who's car was sitting outside the wee club said no he was driving. "For heavens sakes man are you refusing to take a drink with the Rangers manager out of the Scottish cup that we have just won " 3 hours later got a rather garbled phone call to go to Ibrox and pick up my Dad. I ran him and big Jock home that night and literally poured the pair of them out of my car. Yes a true Ranger in every sense of the word. I will never say a bad word about him. A true legend.

What was your Dad,s name. My sister was a waitress inthe wee club around that time and I think it may have been your Dad that got me my membership.

Greig
08-05-2009, 20:59
This was a Jock Wallace donators T-shirt.

For the life of me I can't remember what the donations were for. Can any of the moniker owners remind this senile old git what (Jock Wallace Banner is my guess but I am not sure).


When was that? I can't believe I'm not on it.

beanomac69
08-05-2009, 21:11
one word LEGEND

tamjaws
09-05-2009, 04:43
Shameless bump a few hours before the tarrier game.

williamstown1690
09-05-2009, 04:49
My favourite ever Rangers man,he was just one of us.

tamjaws
09-05-2009, 04:50
[QUOTE=SuperSouness]I'm only in my mid-20s but some older Bears I know have some bad memories of him like charging supporters clubs for the team to visit them with trophies etc. Wasn't regarded as the friendliest or most approachable guy in their opinion.[/QUOTE


Sources??

Nothing like a bit of gossip to tarnish a Rangers legend:mad:

My recollection was of a man who ensured players attended functions. Any charges were made by the General Manager, Mr Waddell, which were then put to charity.

My dad formed the Jock Wallace Loyal when the big man left in the late 70's and he invited us down to Leicester. The hospitality was superb in the players lounge afterwards and the big man took the six of us into his office for ' a wee dram 'and presented us with a toast to Rangers and the Queen, of whom he had framed photos of on his wall. On leaving our Leicester hotel the next day, my dad went to pay the bill and was told 'don't worry about it Mr. Wallace has taken care of it'


I was 14 on this trip and he offered me a half. I said no as I was too young. My dad gave me a glaring stare as if to say 'you don't refuse a drink from Jock Wallace' as did the big man, needless to say I drank it. When we walked out of his office he had his arm around my shoulder. Tears in my eyes then AND now.

williamstown1690
09-05-2009, 04:54
[QUOTE=tamjaws;5204661]


I was 14 on this trip and he offered me a half. I said no as I was too young. My dad gave me a glaring stare as if to say 'you don't refuse a drink from Jock Wallace' as did the big man, needless to say I drank it. When we walked out of his office he had his arm around my shoulder. Tears in my eyes then AND now.

Always remember the big man when he came back to Scotland with Motherwell,he just had to give us a wave and he was shat on by the club
when he left,we all suffered for that.

nesstrueblue
09-05-2009, 06:04
http://www.givemefootball.com/blast-from-the-past/blast-from-the-past-geoff-scott---part-ii

btl456
09-05-2009, 06:11
jock will be with us today of that i am sure ...god bless him never to be forgotten.


WATP

mon-eh-gers
09-05-2009, 07:02
A true Rangers man who knew what it was all about to be part of the Rangers family.

No Surrender

WATP

deejaymac
09-05-2009, 07:25
Legend.

I've never heard any Bear say a bad word about Jock Wallace.

wee blue devil
09-05-2009, 08:36
Brilliant thread guys and some exellent pics.

urbanpics
09-05-2009, 08:54
great thread.....the greatest ever Ranger ..imo

giantchelsea
23-07-2009, 23:51
http://i37.tinypic.com/20i83er.jpg

Surely the game that saved Super Allys Rangers career.

Brilliant thread by the way.

62JOHN624
24-07-2009, 02:08
A truly wonderful man a GIANT to every Rangers supporter, we had a function in the Town Hall our 20th Anniversary Jock his wife Dapne and a host of the players what a night we had it lasted three days, was steeming for a week, just getting drunk and telling the stories he shared with us. Brilliant man he was treated so bad by the club he loved but one thing Big Jock never was, was Kiss and Tell (or a clipe) what happened in 78 for him to leave he took to his grave. BIG JOCK WE LOVED YOU. MR RANGERS in my book anyway

The Predator
24-07-2009, 02:12
In all my days following Rangers I've encountered literally hundreds of other Bears and not one of them has ever had a bad word to say about the man. I simply don't believe the story about him charging supporters, especially as I know of Rangers fans who arrived at a European destination, skint and with nowhere to stay. Wallace organised a whip-round from the players to give to the Bears and chipped in a few quid of his own to allow them to find digs, food and their way home.

outstanding :)