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Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 16:15
the "F" 's on the Front Doors at Ibrox Stadium have no middle horizontal Bar

it looks like a unside down L

Westvanbear
05-08-2010, 16:17
Theres a masonic penny under the rangers badge at the front door.

Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 16:18
Theres a masonic penny under the rangers badge at the front door.

not true

its the skull of christ

Westvanbear
05-08-2010, 16:19
not true

its the skull of christ

Nope cant be its in Rosslynn chapel:)

Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 16:29
Where's dan Brown when you need him?


http://www.nationalgalleries.org/media_collection/6/PGP%20R%20141.jpg

http://www.tholos.co.uk/Buy%20En4.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img26/8084/freemasonictracingboard.jpg

stayfor90mins
05-08-2010, 16:31
The last time we toured pre season in Austrailia it was in 1984..

bigbluebroxi
05-08-2010, 16:36
We are the Champions for the 53rd time.

F@@k you, any dirty inbred interlopers that may be watching.

sirdrinksalot
05-08-2010, 16:36
Pretty well known I'm sure but Rangers have played in and reached the semi finals of the F.A cup.

Westvanbear
05-08-2010, 16:37
Where's dan Brown when you need him?


http://www.nationalgalleries.org/media_collection/6/PGP%20R%20141.jpg

http://www.tholos.co.uk/Buy%20En4.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img26/8084/freemasonictracingboard.jpg

I like it..Got a tracing bpoard just like that in ma hoose.

clubdeckg
05-08-2010, 16:38
First British team to reach a European final

derek5287
05-08-2010, 16:39
We are officially the best team in the world!

calvinist
05-08-2010, 16:39
rangers once played a european home tie in sweden

Manticore
05-08-2010, 16:41
We were the first senior Scottish team to qualify out of a Group in an international tournament and the first to win one (group that is).

oranjeboy
05-08-2010, 16:44
we were the first british side to qualify for the UEFA Champions League in 1992/93

dermaster
05-08-2010, 16:47
The first World Cup winner to play for Rangers was Lionel Charbonnier.

calvinist
05-08-2010, 16:49
david holmes brought souness to ibrox

Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 16:53
david holmes brought souness to ibrox



it was murray

calvinist
05-08-2010, 16:55
it was murray

no it wasnt,murray was too busy building ibrox with his bare hands

ruglenbear
05-08-2010, 16:56
Rangers (or Ibrox) hold the British record attendance for a league match, 118,567 v Celtic in January 1939


I hoe, cue a horde of stattos to shhot me down :o

Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 16:56
no it wasnt,murray was too busy building ibrox with his bare hands

thats the one

dalegoalie
05-08-2010, 16:57
Hugh McIntyre, a member of the first Rangers' side to win a trophy, the Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup in 1879, was paid £3 per week to play cricket in the United States in 1887.

PeachyCarnehan
05-08-2010, 16:57
Derek Parlane scored 111 times for The Mighty Rangers.


FACT

defender
05-08-2010, 17:01
In about 100 trips to see Rangers I have only seen 3 defeats (excluding friendlies).

That's 97% in anoracish

adam1690
05-08-2010, 17:14
not true

its the skull of christ

haha I found that exceedingly funny for some reason. :):)

BakuBear
05-08-2010, 17:36
The first non protestant player The Rangers signed was MoJo

rangers51counting
05-08-2010, 17:40
we are the people

BlueKidG
05-08-2010, 17:40
Daniel Prodan Never Existed.

derek145
05-08-2010, 17:43
We invented the Super Cup and the Champions League

rangers51counting
05-08-2010, 17:43
sir david of weir is the oldest player to play for the gers

KA1960
05-08-2010, 17:46
Sasa Papac is the last remaining player from the ill fated PLG era

Davie Weir was 40 the day of the Scottish cup final

signed
Ian Crocker

Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 17:50
The first non protestant player The Rangers signed was MoJo

no - he was the 1st Black guy and we threw potatoes at him

rangers51counting
05-08-2010, 17:51
rangers became the first British club play in the inaugural champions league and European super cup after we were involved in the making of both ideas

Cardee
05-08-2010, 17:53
Rangers played in a European tie at Highbury BEFORE Arsenal.

SIIOBIIB
05-08-2010, 17:56
Who drew the masters' carpet picture?

dublinbear
05-08-2010, 17:56
In 1915 we played a game against Falkirk, starting the game with only 9 men and with inside forward Alex Bennett in goals. Scott Duncan was injured in the 1st half meaning Rangers finished the game with only 8 players on the pitch.

The Treble Kings
05-08-2010, 17:57
In the 1930s Ibrox was measured to hold 138,000 people.

:eek:

derek145
05-08-2010, 17:58
In 1915 we were played a game against Falkirk, starting the game with only 9 men and with inside forward Alex Bennett in goals. Scott Duncan was injured in the 1st half meaning Rangers finished the game with only 8 players on the pitch.

You can't just leave it like that, did we win?

dublinbear
05-08-2010, 18:00
You can't just leave it like that, did we win?


Lost 2 0

lessons were learned for last seasons league cup final though!

craig.keating
05-08-2010, 18:02
1st Scottish team to get to the last 16 of the champions league

Basile Boli Soup
05-08-2010, 18:02
Derek Parlane scored 111 times for The Mighty Rangers.


FACT

And he got another 23 in non competitive games.

http://www.rangerspedia.org/index.php/Parlane,_Derek

ThePedroandMaryChain
05-08-2010, 18:03
The nickname 'Light Blues' has nothing to do with the colour of our strips. It is from an old newspaper article which described our players as 'the light and speedy Blues'.

Our name does not appear on the actual Scottish Cup trophy.

The old coloured seats from Ibrox can now be found at Beechwood Park, Auchinleck.

derek145
05-08-2010, 18:04
1st Scottish team to get to the last 16 of the champions league

First Scottish side to reach the last 8 of the Champions League:)

DBear
05-08-2010, 18:11
You used to be able to hear the Rangers warming up in the area beneath the auld wooden seats in the main stand before a match!

DBear
05-08-2010, 18:12
Lost 2 0

lessons were learned for last seasons league cup final though!

SDoW Passed them on first hand. :)

derek145
05-08-2010, 18:12
You used to be able to hear the Rangers warming up in the area beneath the auld wooden seats in the main stand before a match!

You used to be able to see them warm up from the back of the East Enclosure.

DBear
05-08-2010, 18:14
You used to be able to see them warm up from the back of the East Enclosure.

Thats right, jeez I'm casting my mind back a bit, I was well under 10 then :)

Theres a good pic of it somewhere on the net but I cant find it.

justagrinch
05-08-2010, 18:20
Who drew the masters' carpet picture?

david murray

munkoomccoist
05-08-2010, 18:21
david murray

The moniker of the year. :clap: :clap: :clap:

HMS.Temple.Garden
05-08-2010, 18:22
only 7 Scotsmen played in the Rangers 1st eleven during the 2000 season.

BarLoch76
05-08-2010, 18:26
The ONLY team in professional football to acheive a clean sheet of winning every game in a season (although they only played 18 games) but still another world record

shotta7
05-08-2010, 18:30
If the Flags are Flying above Ibrox game is On if Flags down then games off

beanyrfc
05-08-2010, 18:32
The Rangers are the only Scottish side (including the national team) to have won a game on Italian soil.

Livorno 3-2

wee_stu_1873
05-08-2010, 18:37
super ally scored his 1st goal at ibrox against rangers and kris boyd scored 1 more goal in old firm games than gordon durie

T9Row
05-08-2010, 18:38
We have more wins against Celtic just because we were formed before them. :D

stevethebluenose90
05-08-2010, 18:39
First Scottish side to reach the last 8 of the Champions League:)

When did we do that? :confused:

loyal_bear
05-08-2010, 18:41
When did we do that? :confused:

Think hes talking aobut 92/93.

wee_stu_1873
05-08-2010, 18:44
season 1992/93 44 un beaten bernard tapia? >:)>:):):)i think ya bas we would have won it watp

superg
05-08-2010, 18:45
Rangers least successful manager is Ian Durrant.

Temp in charge for one game v Dunfermline- we lost 3-2.

super7
05-08-2010, 18:46
Only club in Britain to have a marble staircase.

derek145
05-08-2010, 18:46
Think hes talking aobut 92/93.
Correctamundo.
;)

Cally Loyal OC
05-08-2010, 18:46
Rangers played in a European tie at Highbury BEFORE Arsenal.

Who did we play?

am proud 2 b blue
05-08-2010, 18:47
The nickname 'Light Blues' has nothing to do with the colour of our strips. It is from an old newspaper article which described our players as 'the light and speedy Blues'.

Our name does not appear on the actual Scottish Cup trophy.

The old coloured seats from Ibrox can now be found at Beechwood Park, Auchinleck.


Some of the seats went to an ice rink in Fife

Wimax
05-08-2010, 18:51
Who did we play?

Sparta Rotterdam, we won 3-2

dh1963
05-08-2010, 18:52
The only club to lose a penalty shoot out in a European match and still win the trophy.

CaptainArmband
05-08-2010, 18:53
Stephen Whittaker has played more games for us than paul gascoigne did

superg
05-08-2010, 18:55
Some of the seats went to an ice rink in Fife

Didnt some go to Beitar Jerusalem or some other mob we played in europe years ago?

Come to think about it.... Why the hell didnt we get blue seats in the first place?

dh1963
05-08-2010, 18:56
The first (and only) Scottish club team to beat an Italian club team in a competitive match in Italy.

sharksandwich
05-08-2010, 18:59
there is a wooden clock given to us in a friendly in the trophy room with king billy engraved in it

defender
05-08-2010, 18:59
We have more wins against Celtic just because we were formed before them. :D

I have actually heard a bheast use that argument

dh1963
05-08-2010, 19:00
Ally McCoist won 9 League Cup winners medals but only 1 in the Scottish Cup.

And he has double the number of Golden Boots than Henrik Larsson.

Madrid Bill
05-08-2010, 19:08
1st Scottish team to get to the last 16 of the champions league

And last 8 me thinks! :p

ThePedroandMaryChain
05-08-2010, 19:10
Rangers have won the treble 7 times.

The rest of Scottish Football put together have only won it 3 times.

checkpointcharlie
05-08-2010, 19:15
During the First World War William Wilton and trainer Bill Struth both immersed themselves in voluntary work at Bellahouston Hospital where many wounded soldiers were cared for. Club business took second place to the overwhelming voluntary work, frequently carried out late at night or in the early hours of the morning. Indeed Wiltons contribution was such that he was offered a full-time position at the hospital, but chose to remain with the club.

Baxter79
05-08-2010, 19:22
Pele wished Baxter was Brazillian...;)

purdy1985
05-08-2010, 19:26
Kirk Broadfoot doesnt like pork chops

Andy Webster loves them

AriseSirWalter
05-08-2010, 19:26
Hugo Meisl, manager of the celebrated Austrian 'Wunderteam' (fore-runner of Total football) was hugely influenced by and tried to replicate the style of play he seen from the Rangers in our 1905 tour of Austria.

Jonathan Wilson loyal

sam_cooke
05-08-2010, 21:39
Rangers played in a European tie at Highbury BEFORE Arsenal.

Rangers were the first British club to play a European cup tie in London .... v Sparta Rotterdam European cup play off 1960 ;)

Zurab-Ice-Man
05-08-2010, 21:53
First British team to reach a European final

Birmingham City hold that distinction. :cool:

The Treble Kings
05-08-2010, 22:00
Birmingham City hold that distinction. :cool:...........

Correct.

el jock grande sabía
05-08-2010, 22:03
We have more wins against Celtic just because we were formed before them. :D

Ditto for league titles:D:)

Lauders9
05-08-2010, 22:05
Derek Ferguson was the youngest player ever to play a first team game for Rangers, 15yrs Old.

Top_Cat
05-08-2010, 22:06
Our first game was against Callendar Football Club, it finished 0-0

Installer
05-08-2010, 22:07
Ibrox has the highest camber in Europe.

Jamiegatami
05-08-2010, 22:15
William Logie was the first Rangers player to be sent off in Europe and he used to stay up the street from me.

FACT!

Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 22:16
Ibrox on the south side of the clyde is further north than Celtic Park which is on the north side of the clyde

kennyv231086
05-08-2010, 22:18
Didnt some go to Beitar Jerusalem or some other mob we played in europe years ago?

Come to think about it.... Why the hell didnt we get blue seats in the first place?

I thought they went to Alania Vladikavkaz and Auchinleck's seats came from the old Douglas Park?

ThePedroandMaryChain
05-08-2010, 22:22
I thought they went to Alania Vladikavkaz and Auchinleck's seats came from the old Douglas Park?

The stand at Beechwood is from the old Douglas Park but the seats came from Ibrox.

http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/05/32/053231_b6794d5f.jpg

wireman
05-08-2010, 22:22
The Orange Order used to be made very welcome.:roll:

Prosinecki
05-08-2010, 22:23
We Are The People.

tod1873
05-08-2010, 22:26
Rangers had more players in the England Italia 90 World Cup squad than any other club.

BlueBaker72
05-08-2010, 22:27
Brian Laudrup is "GOD"



http://i37.tinypic.com/ej8nq8.jpg




:D

littlebluedemon
05-08-2010, 22:30
Rangers backed that mobs application to join Scottish football proper when other clubs did not want them involved, they would never have gotten in without Rangers say-so.

HMS.Temple.Garden
05-08-2010, 22:33
Rangers backed that mobs application to join Scottish football proper when other clubs did not want them involved, they would never have gotten in without Rangers say-so.

and we also backed them up when the SFA were going to boot them out for flying that Tri-colour.

Think it was around the 50's if memory serves me right.

The Gub I think would confirm that.

isawthat
05-08-2010, 22:33
Bill Struth had a greenhouse at the Celtic end of Ibrox during and after the 2nd World War, it was protected by ONE policeman during matches, and only one pane of glass was broken in all the time it was there.

Russell_Nash
05-08-2010, 22:37
and we also backed them up when the SFA were going to boot them out for flying that Tri-colour.

Think it was around the 50's if memory serves me right.

The Gub I think would confirm that.

this is true

it was mentioned in the 1984 documentry Into the Fire

think it was waaaaaaaaay earlier than the 50's though

ThePedroandMaryChain
05-08-2010, 22:39
Rangers had more players in the England Italia 90 World Cup squad than any other club.

There were more Rangers players in the England squad than in the Scotland squad at Italia 90.

Rangers have had more players capped by Scotland than any other club.

(Does anyone know if we have had more players capped by our international team than any other club in the World?)

homer's slippers
05-08-2010, 22:42
The King (George V), the Prime Minister (Thatcher) and Buffalo Bill have all been to Ibrox.

rockgirl
05-08-2010, 22:46
We were the only team in Europe to ask UEFA's permission to put stars on our strips, as I believe UEFA and FIFA rules say you have to have won a trophy 3 times or more to be eligible to have a star.

So there is a lot of clubs and International teams with stars that shouldn't have them
i.e Celtic, Aberdeen.

They all started putting them on their shirts after we put the 5 stars on our shirt

The Treble Kings
05-08-2010, 22:47
this is true

it was mentioned in the 1984 documentry Into the Fire

think it was waaaaaaaaay earlier than the 50's though

It was in 1951, Russ.

HMS.Temple.Garden
05-08-2010, 22:48
this is true

it was mentioned in the 1984 documentry Into the Fire

think it was waaaaaaaaay earlier than the 50's though

either way, not bad for a club whose rival fans persistently call "a bigotted club" :roll:

I really wish we hadn't bothered. Perhaps they would be playing in the Irish league afterall :D

CPA Bluenose
05-08-2010, 22:48
? Largest travelling support for a Champions League Group Stage match - Barcelona.

Heard at the time but wouldnt know how/where to verify.

HMS.Temple.Garden
05-08-2010, 22:48
? Largest travelling support for a Champions League Group Stage match - Barcelona.

Heard at the time but wouldnt know how/where to verify.

think it was something like 20,000 that went.

CPA Bluenose
05-08-2010, 22:54
think it was something like 20,000 that went.

Yeah, im sure i heard that when i was over there. Scottish mhedia wouldnt like positive rangers stories though ;)

Other one i heard was -

biggest ever travelling support for a single football match, ever = manchester 2008 , circa 170,000 estimated.

HMS.Temple.Garden
05-08-2010, 22:56
Yeah, im sure i heard that when i was over there. Scottish mhedia wouldnt like positive rangers stories though ;)


yeah the mhedia came out a few days later slagging us off because of the amount of litter that was left lying around.

However, they seemed to forget that facilities simply weren't in place to host us, similar to Manchester.

CPA Bluenose
05-08-2010, 22:59
yeah the mhedia came out a few days later slagging us off because of the amount of litter that was left lying around.

However, they seemed to forget that facilities simply weren't in place to host us, similar to Manchester.

No 'fanzones' set up for us in barcelona, like they did for timmy, despite rfc telling them there would be massive support - big barca didnt listen, nor did manchester officials.

Luigi Riccio
05-08-2010, 23:03
There are bluebells on the gates at Ibrox

rfcjonnya
05-08-2010, 23:51
Brilliant thread.


WATP

calvinist
06-08-2010, 00:32
yeah the mhedia came out a few days later slagging us off because of the amount of litter that was left lying around.

However, they seemed to forget that facilities simply weren't in place to host us, similar to Manchester.

and no one questions why there are no bins in manchester city centre?

we can thank the i ran away for that

Russell_Nash
06-08-2010, 00:37
there is a wooden clock given to us in a friendly in the trophy room with king billy engraved in it

not true

its a carving the bottom of the pendulum

WA Blue
06-08-2010, 02:38
not true

its the skull of christ

I laughed! :):):)

nicecar
06-08-2010, 02:45
The address of Nacho Novo that the tims posted wasn't correct.

It was close though.

WA Blue
06-08-2010, 02:50
When we went to Manchester it was the greatest movement of people in Britain since WWI. It's true!

72 Blue
06-08-2010, 03:55
http://i34.tinypic.com/ml1fvb.jpg

These gates between the Broomloan and the Main Stand are original Archiebald Leitch gates but came from the other side of the main stand. ( shown below)




http://i34.tinypic.com/ppw9c.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/2ns05d2.jpg




This one shows the replica (less ornate) gates between the Copland and the Main Stand. The sets of gates were swopped around

http://i34.tinypic.com/205f67d.jpg

Kim_Jung_Il
06-08-2010, 04:07
This thread is great. A lot of things I didn't know.

BakuBear
06-08-2010, 06:02
Bill Struth had a greenhouse at the Celtic end of Ibrox during and after the 2nd World War, it was protected by ONE policeman during matches, and only one pane of glass was broken in all the time it was there.

I love this thread for that post alone :) :)

IndianRope
06-08-2010, 08:50
Rangers were originally named Argyle.

Hence the restaurant in the Govan Stand and the name of one of Ally McCoist Kids.

Kilbirnie
06-08-2010, 09:00
Pretty well known I'm sure but Rangers have played in and reached the semi finals of the F.A cup.

That's a new one for me...I'm presuming this must of been during/after one of the World Wars?

kissalive
06-08-2010, 10:00
Gregor Stevens was Gary Stevens Dad

The Treble Kings
06-08-2010, 10:08
That's a new one for me...I'm presuming this must of been during/after one of the World Wars?

It was in 1887.

ionasdad
06-08-2010, 10:21
We won the first ever Tennents sixes in 83/84

toadegree
06-08-2010, 10:26
We are the people.

thebluenosebear
06-08-2010, 10:30
Derek Ferguson was the youngest player ever to play a first team game for Rangers, 15yrs Old.

I always thought it was Billy Davies, at 15 in a testimonial game and Derek at 16 for a first team game. Can someone confirm that.


Rangers played there first ever game on the 10th October.

TC1690
06-08-2010, 10:35
Kirk Broadfoot cannot scramble an egg.

too_many_daves
06-08-2010, 10:37
Yeah, im sure i heard that when i was over there. Scottish mhedia wouldnt like positive rangers stories though ;)

Other one i heard was -

biggest ever travelling support for a single football match, ever = manchester 2008 , circa 170,000 estimated.

It was actually the biggest single movement of people in Britain since WWII

Official figure according to Great Manchester Police the very next day was 265'000

They had predicted the day before the game that only 90'000 would make the journey

two2tango
06-08-2010, 10:44
You used to be able to see them warm up from the back of the East Enclosure.

as young lad i remember davie cooper taking shots a goal whihc had circles in different positions, he curled one right through one in the tope corner, cue me and mates awestruck!!

still awestruck to this day tbh by the guy!!

two2tango
06-08-2010, 10:46
we took the largest ever away support for cl group game to barca, 25,000!!

we are the best support in the world for travelling to away games, fact!!

crl00002
06-08-2010, 10:54
We were the first ever team to compete in the European super cup.

teddyblair
06-08-2010, 11:09
Rangers have won the treble 7 times.

The rest of Scottish Football put together have only won it 3 times.

thats a belter of a fact! :)

BoycerBlue
06-08-2010, 11:12
Definately going to take all these facts and make a picture.

skyelander
06-08-2010, 11:18
:flaguk::flaguk:Graeme Souness was still one month short of his 34th birthday when he accepted the managers job at 'gers. With zero managerial experience by the way. Super Ally will be about to hit 49 when he supposedly takes over from Wattie, yet we ask if he's "ready".

Smartcard
06-08-2010, 11:30
The Sunday Mail once ran a competition to have your room decorated in the same style as Gregor Stevens' son!

britain
06-08-2010, 13:12
Rangers had made plans in early 1930s to increase the Ibrox capacity to 184,000 .

ThePedroandMaryChain
06-08-2010, 13:40
:flaguk::flaguk:Graeme Souness was still one month short of his 34th birthday when he accepted the managers job at 'gers. With zero managerial experience by the way. Super Ally will be about to hit 49 when he supposedly takes over from Wattie, yet we ask if he's "ready".

33? He was born in 1953 and joined us in 1986.

mildmannered janitor
06-08-2010, 13:47
During the Souness era, the person to score the most goals against Rangers was Terry Butcher.

omar
06-08-2010, 14:19
The King (George V), the Prime Minister (Thatcher) and Buffalo Bill have all been to Ibrox.

Add Winston Churchill to that list.

talktalk
06-08-2010, 14:25
if you spell rangers backwards it say's sregnar and thats danish for champions

Luigi Riccio
06-08-2010, 14:55
if you spell rangers backwards it say's sregnar and thats danish for champions

That's mince according to my Danish mate. He says "champions in Danish is Mestre, so he was talking shite" :D

craigie
06-08-2010, 15:02
We hold the "distinction" of having the first player to be sent off in a Scottish Cup Final.





25/10

thebluenosebear
06-08-2010, 15:07
We hold the "distinction" of having the first player to be sent off in a Scottish Cup Final.

25/10


And of using the first substitute in a Scottish cup game. Jimmy Millar I believe.

AndBoydTapsItIn
06-08-2010, 15:24
there is a wooden clock given to us in a friendly in the trophy room with king billy engraved in it

King Billy's on the wall.................behind the clock ! :p

britain
06-08-2010, 16:24
The last sub 30,000 crowd for a League game at Ibrox, was v Falkirk on 13th December 1986.

Rankrotten
06-08-2010, 16:41
The floodlights at Ibrox Stadium project a light intensity of 1490 LUX measured at 1m above the centre spot

trueblue14
06-08-2010, 16:56
Kirk broadfoot got the Man utd red devil tattoed on his arm in primary 7

FACT ! :roll:

GaryMcLean1
06-08-2010, 17:23
ther is a picture of the queen above the door in the dressing room

dalegoalie
06-08-2010, 17:33
We hold the "distinction" of having the first player to be sent off in a Scottish Cup Final.





25/10

It was Jock Buchanan, for dissent, in the 1929 Final against Kilmarnock. We lost 0-2. He played for Morton when they beat us in the 1922 Final. We went down to ten men in that game, too. Andy Cunningham sustained a fractured jaw. The previous year, 1921, we lost 0-1 to Thistle. They scored when we had only ten men on the park. James Bowie had gone to the pavilion to change his shorts!

Hoodoo? What hoodoo?

Baxter79
06-08-2010, 17:44
Ian Ferguson used to hang the right hand side of his shirt out his shorts before every game as his superstition...

britain
06-08-2010, 20:59
Eric Liddell was allowed to use Ibrox to train at any time and changed in the refs room.

am proud 2 b blue
06-08-2010, 21:13
Add Winston Churchill to that list.




Princess Alexandra presented the Scottish Cup in 1973

The Rangers 3 -2 Scum

( but this was at Hampden )

kissalive
07-08-2010, 00:06
Derek Johnstone has a Stepbrother called Derek who once played for Hibs

ThePedroandMaryChain
07-08-2010, 00:25
Tore Andre Flo had a better goals to games ratio at Rangers than Mo Johnston.

derek145
07-08-2010, 00:34
Tore Andre Flo had a better goals to games ratio at Rangers than Mo Johnston.

Adverladze had a better career average then Larsson

rangernation
07-08-2010, 00:47
don't know of it's been posted already, rangers' AGM's were held in dublin pre-murray as laurence malborough was a tax exile.

Bigeye
07-08-2010, 01:40
The Rangers Lion Rampant badges at each end of the main stand face the pitch


Conclusion..............the one at the Copland Rd end is facing the wrong way.

first250worldrecord
07-08-2010, 04:37
Ian Ferguson vowed never to enter the trophy room until he played in a treble winning team.

Broxi bear was named by a young Rangers news winner who simply moved the I from the front of the word Ibrox to the end.

Broxi burgers used to be good

uaerangers
07-08-2010, 09:32
if you spell rangers backwards it say's sregnar and thats danish for champions

thats not true

britain
07-08-2010, 11:16
Our old Kinning Park is where teh current M8 Motorway is now.

'The Gallant Pioneers' book tells us this.

ttbluenose
10-08-2010, 10:23
yeah the mhedia came out a few days later slagging us off because of the amount of litter that was left lying around.
However, they seemed to forget that facilities simply weren't in place to host us, similar to Manchester.

The litter in Placa de Catalunya was cleared up between 5 and 6pm on the day of the game - FACT!

ttbluenose

HammersGirl
10-08-2010, 10:34
92% of Rangers Football Cub is owned by Murray, the rest is owned by the shareholders and that includes Murray Park.

Dc Loyal
10-08-2010, 10:47
Jimmy Millar was and always will be the greatest Glasgow Rangers Centre Forward. DC loyal

Wee Ibrox
10-08-2010, 10:51
two athletic world records were run at Ibrox Park

Greenock Bear
10-08-2010, 11:07
Alexei Mikhailichenko has an Olympic Gold Medal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISqsedoKCNE&feature=related

He was brought down for the penalty equaliser in the final.

So Mote It Be
10-08-2010, 11:57
The Christmas Tree used in the main entrance hall at Ibrox is decorated with golden angels playing flutes.

tcbuzz
10-08-2010, 12:08
Andy Webster has played one competitive game for Rangers, and scored one goal, since he signed in 2007.

tcbuzz
10-08-2010, 12:13
We were the first ever team to compete in the European super cup.

Im sure Ajax also hold this distinction! :)

cooperthelegend
10-08-2010, 12:29
it was murray

souness brought murray, i seem to remember!

Sorry Nash

dalegoalie
10-08-2010, 12:36
A member of the 1877 Scottish Cup Final side became a father after one of his teammates became a grandfather.

rfc_smyth_rfc
10-08-2010, 12:58
rangers once played a european home tie in sweden


why was that? any1 know?

Borderblue
10-08-2010, 13:15
First team from continental Europe to play at Ibrox was Rapid Vienna in 1933. Challenge match ended 3-3.

livi_true_blue
10-08-2010, 13:21
why was that? anyone know?

Rangers Vs Vorwarts of East Germany.

The East Germans were not given visas to enter the UK, due to the Berlin Blockade.

Game played in Sweden.

rosbear
10-08-2010, 13:22
The fee paid for Duncan Ferguson by Rangers to Dundee Utd was a British record at the time. £4m I think.

90minsofmadness
10-08-2010, 13:24
33? He was born in 1953 and joined us in 1986.

:D:) weyhey!

ttbluenose
11-08-2010, 11:39
Plastic for the Copland and Broomloan stands supplied by the company my sister worked for.

RIP Steph. :(

ttbluenose

papaclio
11-08-2010, 12:17
We won 9 in a Row before them, but wasn't recognised due to the war?

cav232
11-08-2010, 14:14
Rangers wear black and red socks in recognition of Govan shipyards as this was the colours of the funnels on ships built in Govan.

Greenock Bear
11-08-2010, 14:26
Another one...

We played in Hoops before they did :ninja:

Russell_Nash
11-08-2010, 14:42
souness brought murray, i seem to remember!

Sorry Nash

have a free woooosh

superdave_87
12-08-2010, 02:00
The first non protestant player The Rangers signed was MoJo

nah - he was just the first catholic

we had egyptian boys and all that before him

i dont think there is much call for proddy churches in cairo

bluenosedel
12-08-2010, 02:14
we are the champions 2009/2010

fact

;)

bluenosedel
12-08-2010, 02:16
Rangers wear black and red socks in recognition of Govan shipyards as this was the colours of the funnels on ships built in Govan.

but stupid clyde one make up tales tht its because of the song hello hello

:):)

GregMc
12-08-2010, 02:57
This thread is brilliant. Like a History lesson.

britain
12-08-2010, 05:59
The Rangers News originally cost 5p.

DBear
12-08-2010, 15:47
In The Rangers 138 year history we have only had 12 permanent managers (Counting Walter once) giving us an average of 11.5 Years between managers, taking into account the likes of PLG's short stint its pretty good.

Not bad considering the poor side of Glasgow have had that many since the 90's :D:)

four_step
12-08-2010, 16:29
nah - he was just the first catholic

we had egyptian boys and all that before him

i dont think there is much call for proddy churches in cairo

No he wasn't.

18kjmmd73
12-08-2010, 17:24
nah - he was just the first catholic

we had egyptian boys and all that before him

i dont think there is much call for proddy churches in cairo

I hope your kidding on. We had catholics playing with us before they'd even fiddled the kids.

dalegoalie
12-08-2010, 18:19
A member of the 1877 cup final side died a millionaire. (In today's terms.)

britain
12-08-2010, 20:53
Our club was formed by teenagers simply for the sheer joy of football.

britain
12-08-2010, 22:04
George Goudie' saved Rangers' in the early 1880s when he paid off its debt of about £170.

Gimbo1
12-08-2010, 22:13
If it wasn't for Kirk Broadfoot, Jean-Claude Darcheville would never of scored against Sporting in the UEFA cup. ;)

18kjmmd73
12-08-2010, 22:45
Sir John Ure Primrose held the same platform as Lord Carson, when Carson came to Glasgow for the signing of the Covenant in 1912.
I also heard that the Mc Neil brothers were Ulster Scots from there mothers sides.

Billyflem1
12-08-2010, 22:55
Rangers second ever match was against Clyde and we won 11-0.

NachoMan1961
12-08-2010, 22:57
The Queen supports them

fishpakora
12-08-2010, 23:08
Attacks on an ex-player (Gazza) have been condemned by the UN.

Greenock Prod
10-06-2011, 23:59
Brilliant thread :)

Amadeus
11-06-2011, 00:09
archie leach and william wilton worked for the same firm in the 1890's

Errol
11-06-2011, 01:17
Now at 54 title wins and also the only team to stop Man Utd scoring at Old Trafford all season.. :)

superrangers
11-06-2011, 01:29
We were the first ever team to compete in the European super cup.

First equal surely?

grantanti
11-06-2011, 01:29
Sir Alex Ferguson scored 44 goals in 2 years for the mighty Gers!

annanberr06
11-06-2011, 01:42
We won the last league of the 19th century[1899-1900],andfirst and last in the 20th century[1900-1901] and [1999-2000] a record that cannot be beat for 200 years

cwoodloyal
11-06-2011, 01:42
the copland road and broomloan stands dont have floodlights.

grantanti
11-06-2011, 01:44
I hope your kidding on. We had catholics playing with us before they'd even fiddled the kids.


Maurice Johnson was only the 1st OPEN Catholic ti play with us.

superrangers
11-06-2011, 01:45
We won the last league of the 19th century[1899-1900],andfirst and last in the 20th century[1900-1901] and [1999-2000] a record that cannot be beat for 200 years

Unless we win in 89 years time in which case it will be 3 IAR? Or possibly 92 IAR, depending on what way you look at it!!!!


:):):)

Shay o' Turkey
11-06-2011, 01:48
Maurice Johnson was only the 1st OPEN Catholic ti play with us.

What's that?

.....

superrangers
11-06-2011, 01:49
We threw bananas at Mark Walters.

:roll:

annanberr06
11-06-2011, 01:49
Unless we win in 89 years time in which case it will be 3 IAR? Or possibly 92 IAR, depending on what way you look at it!!!!


:):):)If only ,mate. I'll happily settle for ten with a european cup chucked in

sluggsy
11-06-2011, 01:49
rangers fc have the most handsome supporter anywere. my good self :har:

superrangers
11-06-2011, 01:49
What's that?

.....


Depends on who you're asking.... Jim Torbett for example?

Shay o' Turkey
11-06-2011, 01:56
John "Kitey" McPherson played every position for Rangers, including goalkeeper on the last day of the season, in a game which we needed to win to take the title...and of course did.

imager
11-06-2011, 01:59
The Ibrox turf was originally Vale of Leven's, Milburn was renowned as having the best pitch in Scotland, Dumbarton bought and transported the pitch to Boghead and in turn sold it to Rangers.

Shay o' Turkey
11-06-2011, 02:14
George Young is the greatest captain Scotland ever had. During the 9 years of Corky's captaincy, Scotland got a result (win or draw) in 3/4 of their games, and there was a great period during his leadership where we had 16 victories, 2 defeats and a draw, taking the scalps of the likes of England, France, Belgium and Denmark.



(Note.....Rangers have provided Scotland with the 3 winningest captains ever.
Eric Caldow had 66% wins from 15 games, Corky Young had 56% wins from 48 games, and Jimmy Simpson 53% wins in 13 games.)

imager
11-06-2011, 02:22
Moses McNeil, Peter McNeil, William McBeath and Tom Vallance all lived within 100 yards of my work.

scunnerg1981
11-06-2011, 03:01
Ruud Gullit picked Davie Cooper in his personal Greatest 11

Hutchesonian
11-06-2011, 04:23
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a completely random anorak Rangers Fact as it may well be common knowledge. :angel:

If you start on the pitch at Ibrox exactly where the half way line meets the touch line, in front of the dugouts, and travel in a straight line exactly due east for a distance of exactly 16000 feet you will arrive exactly at the front door of the Masonic Halls in Stevenson Street.

If you don't believe me you can see for yourself using GoogleEarth.

britain
11-06-2011, 07:25
Rangers scored 3 goals inside 7 minutes at Rugby Park a few weeks ago:)

Yes, inside the first 7 minutes::)

Sam_English
11-06-2011, 08:01
it was murray

After he had finished building the stadium.

gertilidie
11-06-2011, 08:08
We are the Champions for the 53rd time.

F@@k you, any dirty inbred interlopers that may be watching.

You should have bookmarked this thread in order to edit

dh1963
11-06-2011, 08:31
When professional football started in Scotland in 1893, Rangers players were paid £2 per week if they played in the first team and £1 per week if they played in the reserve team.

rafterman1975
11-06-2011, 09:21
The best thread ever!

WeeBudsBud
11-06-2011, 09:23
George Young is the greatest captain Scotland ever had. During the 9 years of Corky's captaincy, Scotland got a result (win or draw) in 3/4 of their games, and there was a great period during his leadership where we had 16 victories, 2 defeats and a draw, taking the scalps of the likes of England, France, Belgium and Denmark.



(Note.....Rangers have provided Scotland with the 3 winningest captains ever.
Eric Caldow had 66% wins from 15 games, Corky Young had 56% wins from 48 games, and Jimmy Simpson 53% wins in 13 games.)


Jimmy Simpson being the father of ex Queens Park, Third Lanark, Newcastle Hib`s and Scotland goalie, Ronnie.

Ally-Lochs
11-06-2011, 09:45
there was loads of non protestant players before MoJo!

The_Ulsterman
11-06-2011, 09:56
Great thread, enjoy reading random facts about our great club

Commanchie
11-06-2011, 09:59
Rangers football club contains one c whereas anorak doesn't.

Geedee loyal
11-06-2011, 10:03
Arthur Numan was the captain who lifted the clubs 100th ever trophy

admac1873
11-06-2011, 10:13
Arthur Numan was the captain who lifted the clubs 100th ever trophy

Which was presented by lifelong Rangers fan Jim Wallace (deputy first minister at the time) who later said it was the best day of his life.
:)

shorerdbear
11-06-2011, 10:28
Great thread.

Not sure if I read it; we have shares in Arsenal and Celtic I believe. We also have the highest attendance for a British Club when we played against them.

shorerdbear
11-06-2011, 10:34
ROI internationalists played for us before WW1

It's Rangers For Me
11-06-2011, 10:46
The great Sir Stanley Matthews, one of Englands all time greatest players turned out in a game for Rangers.

Can anyone confirm details of the game?

Savo83
11-06-2011, 10:49
The name "Ibrox" in its true Gaelic translation means "Island of Badgers".

It's Rangers For Me
11-06-2011, 10:51
The name "Ibrox" in its true Gaelic translation means "Island of Badgers".

Not a Rangers fact, but the name Parkhead in its true Gaelic translation actually means 'Island of Tadgers'.

Savo83
11-06-2011, 10:52
haha, very good :)

dh1963
11-06-2011, 10:56
There have been 3 different top divisions in Scottish football history.

The Scottish First Division.
The Premier Division.
The SPL.

Rangers won the title in the first season of each of them.

C/NAULDLOYAL
11-06-2011, 10:59
Carlos Cuellar has made the most apperances in one season than any other from any other era.

Dalriadager
11-06-2011, 11:05
The name "Ibrox" in its true Gaelic translation means "Island of Badgers".

It means home of the champions:)


Seriously though i was always led to believe it was den or ford

williewoodburn
11-06-2011, 11:11
William Logie was the first Rangers player to be sent off in Europe and he used to stay up the street from me.

FACT!

He went on to grow a beard and invent the telly ! :D

Jelle1880
11-06-2011, 11:15
It means home of the champions:)


Seriously though i was always led to believe it was den or ford

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinning_Park


This would be consistent the naming of the neighbouring area of Ibrox after the old Scots term "Y brocks" meaning "the badgers".

Amadeus
11-06-2011, 12:26
the wooden paneling in the corridors of the main stand ,were taken from the queen mary when it was refitted

Gavala
11-06-2011, 12:54
He went on to grow a beard and invent the telly ! :D

There was f@ck all on though.

colinstein
11-06-2011, 14:19
rangers once played a european home tie in sweden

it had something to do with a postponment and it was played on a weekday afternoon...maybe against an East German side
we went through to the next round

Hampshire Bear
11-06-2011, 14:22
Celebrity fan Roy Orbison was a secret UDA Commander!:cool:

Dalriadager
11-06-2011, 14:22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinning_Park

Yep as in badgers den/ford

Shay o' Turkey
11-06-2011, 14:28
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a completely random anorak Rangers Fact as it may well be common knowledge. :angel:

If you start on the pitch at Ibrox exactly where the half way line meets the touch line, in front of the dugouts, and travel in a straight line exactly due east for a distance of exactly 16000 feet you will arrive exactly at the front door of the Masonic Halls in Stevenson Street.

If you don't believe me you can see for yourself using GoogleEarth.

I knew there was a reason for my Mother Lodge being Glasgow Abercrombie.

stevie47
11-06-2011, 14:31
Not a Rangers fact, but the name Parkhead in its true Gaelic translation actually means 'Island of Tadgers'.

It's funny cos its true! :dance:

Kai_millie1872
11-06-2011, 14:36
Rangers have more league championship wins than celtic because we were founded 16 years sooner :roll:

blue novo
11-06-2011, 14:37
i've got a limited edition walter smith sleeveless cardigan ! no i didnt buy it , i won it in a competition for his testimonial :ninja:

southsidebear1873
11-06-2011, 14:38
sasa papac was signed by paul le guen and is the last remaining player from the paul le guen era at ibrox

Gersandproud
11-06-2011, 14:40
my wee cousin used to sing

Colin Colin Colin Stein the bestest bestest you've ever seen

MMC1987
11-06-2011, 14:43
Kirk Broadfoot cannot scramble an egg.

I think you mean poach

50/50bear
11-06-2011, 14:45
We are not neil lennon.

It's Rangers For Me
11-06-2011, 14:55
Nobody able to shed any light on the match Sir Stanley Matthews played for us?

Details of the match and why he turned out for us?

britain
11-06-2011, 15:01
Nobody able to shed any light on the match Sir Stanley Matthews played for us?

Details of the match and why he turned out for us?

2 games

1st was v Morton at Ibrox in a 1-0 win on March 30 1940 ,20,000 attended.

2nd was a 3 -0 Charity Cup win over Partick Thistle at Hampden on 31 May 1941.

He wore the No7 shirt, Right Winger unsurprisingly on both occasions.

allrightfeet
11-06-2011, 15:02
When professional football started in Scotland in 1893, Rangers players were paid £2 per week if they played in the first team and £1 per week if they played in the reserve team.

And the reserve team was called - the Rangers Swifts for a few years :roll: