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dh1963
19-06-2011, 14:19
After reading the thread about the 1981 Cup Final replay, it would probably come as a surprise to younger fans to read that it wasn't live on TV - there were very few live club games in Scotland back then.

I think the first time I can remember a Rangers game being live on the telly was the 1972 Cup Winners Cup semi-final v Bayern Munich, even though I was at the game I remember it being the talk of our school all that week. Back then even the Scottish Cup Final wasn't shown live.

What was the first live TV game you remember that involved The Rangers?

blu14evr
19-06-2011, 14:30
CWC semi v Bayern Munich.....

Black and white....mum made a huge 'Desperate Dan' style plate of filled-rolls....lashings and lashings of fizzy pop for me, ...Dad and Uncle may have had a few tinnies ...dont remember, I was only ten...:)

brian m
19-06-2011, 14:32
Big Tam Forsyths screamer from 6 inches out.

Bigmother
19-06-2011, 14:33
Big Tam Forsyths screamer from 6 inches out.

Dont think that was live on tv. My first live tv memory was 1972 semi v Bayern.

gordon_blue
19-06-2011, 14:34
Yes, the ECWC semi v Bayern was the first one I'm sure.

The first Scottish Cup final live on tv was 1977.

The first League Cup final live was Super Ally's hat-trick in 1983.

The first ever league game shown live was the 1-0 win against Celtc in August 1986.

Amurphrfc
19-06-2011, 14:36
Leeds away 92/93.

Tam Forsyth 1973
19-06-2011, 14:36
1977 Scottish cup final - deeply disappointed.

brian m
19-06-2011, 14:36
Dont think that was live on tv. My first live tv memory was 1972 semi v Bayern.

Read it too quick, first game i remember though.

dalegoalie
19-06-2011, 14:37
The first I recall was the first European game I was at, Real in 1963. I think the last half hour was televised live.

Bowery Boys
19-06-2011, 14:38
Marseille v Rangers is the first game I remember watching.

bertie69
19-06-2011, 14:41
1977 SCF, first live Gers game i remember
Think it was Crerrand co-commentating, with his " definate penalty for celtic" pish when the ball came off big DJ's knees

Jamiegatami
19-06-2011, 14:45
Was the 86 Skol Cup Final live on TV? I seem to remember watching it but it might have been my Dad watching the highlights.

Just remember it being dark and going bananas when Durrant scored.

cadge_1959
19-06-2011, 14:57
ECWC semi vs Bayern. First time I watched anything on a colour tv. I was 12. Great performance and result.

Shay o' Turkey
19-06-2011, 15:02
CWC semi v Bayern Munich.....

Black and white....mum made a huge 'Desperate Dan' style plate of filled-rolls....lashings and lashings of fizzy pop for me, ...Dad and Uncle may have had a few tinnies ...dont remember, I was only ten...:)

I think your ma and da just hadn't got you a colour telly yet. :D

robroy72
19-06-2011, 15:02
An old firm game that we lost, Jan Bartram scored for us.

blu14evr
19-06-2011, 15:14
I think your ma and da just hadn't got you a colour telly yet. :D


Nope deffo not, ...we didnt get a colour TV till the day of the 1975 Scottish Cup Final...if memory serves Celtc were lucky to beat the mighty Ardrie 3-1:D

sandymacp
19-06-2011, 15:16
Real Madrid at home in the EC. Lost 1 - 0 and 6 - 0 away in the second leg. Early 60's I think.

clone 1873
19-06-2011, 15:18
Skol cup 86 was mine not bad for a first one:)

LBB
19-06-2011, 15:20
The first I recall was the first European game I was at, Real in 1963. I think the last half hour was televised live.

The full game v Real Madrid was shown 'live'. With Rangers upping the ticket price to ten shillings (50p) and there being no boys gate, I'm afraid I was stuck at home while my auld fella went to the game. Grrrr.

The previous season, the Ibrox leg of our Cup-Winners Cup tie v Spurs was shown 'live' but I was lucky enough to be at that game. I'm sure I can remember watching the away leg of the first ever Cup-Winners Cup Final v Fiorentina in 1961, although I'm not sure if it was the full game or just the highlights.

laudofan
19-06-2011, 15:26
The 1967 ECWC Final v Bayern.

blueboyron
19-06-2011, 15:33
The 1967 ECWC Final v Bayern.

me to remember sitting there with my cardboard cup that i cut out

SM
19-06-2011, 15:42
Cup final against the sheep when McLeish bent the ball home from the edge of the box for the winner.

strathavenbear
19-06-2011, 15:43
The first non cup final I remember was the European QF against Cologne that was played on a Thursday evening

whitecrossbear
19-06-2011, 15:47
1st one I remember watching live was 1984 Cup Final vThe Bheggars when McCoist scored a hatrick...

interbear4
19-06-2011, 15:50
1977 Scottish cup final - deeply disappointed.

This one for me too

dh1963
19-06-2011, 15:55
Cup final against the sheep when McLeish bent the ball home from the edge of the box for the winner.

You youngsters....

Eck scored the equaliser to make it 1-1 in the first half at the Rangers end.

The sheep scored 3 in extra time to win 4-1 after it finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Dark days.

Sam_English
19-06-2011, 15:56
1967 ECWC final against Bayern Munich.

Larkhall_Exile
19-06-2011, 15:58
1982 Scottish Cup Final when McLeish scored for the sheep

Cammy47
19-06-2011, 16:47
Rangers v Sparta Rotterdam 1960
Ithink it was a 3rd game at highbury and we had an inside arial and the only way we could get reception was if Istood on a chair in a corner holding up the said arial.
Auld Bassa Loyal:D

AdamsLeftBoots
19-06-2011, 16:49
First game I can remember watching on TV was when we won the league at the tattiedome.

cococfb
19-06-2011, 16:54
Memory is shit so feck kknows lol

talktalk
19-06-2011, 16:59
Big Tam Forsyths screamer from 6 inches out.

dont think that was live as i remember listening to it on the wireless then again we may have run out of coins for the telly.:D

happytobeblue
19-06-2011, 17:04
Real Madrid at home in the EC. Lost 1 - 0 and 6 - 0 away in the second leg. Early 60's I think.

That`s the first one i remember.

Thank feck the 2nd leg was`nt shown live.:eek:

mathers82
19-06-2011, 17:29
skol cup final when gough and walters scored against the scum.
can remember listening to the skol cup final defeat to the sheep in late 80's in my dads car outside my aunties house as she wouldnt put it on the tv

greigwasthebest
19-06-2011, 17:31
CWC Semi v Bayern.
I was 9 years old and what a night with the added bonus of then seeing Inter beating them on penalties at the Piggery in the EC Semi

tacneb21
19-06-2011, 17:44
1982 Scottish Cup final, the shaggers won 4-1 aet.

charing
19-06-2011, 17:48
Another shout for the 67 ECWC final.

My lasting memory is jumping about when Roger Hynd 'scored' only to be told, rather tersely, to ''sit on yer arse, it's been chopped aff.''

jimmyhm
19-06-2011, 17:49
The 1967 ECWC Final v Bayern.

Wasn't that shown on a time delay?

charing
19-06-2011, 17:51
Wasn't that shown on a time delay?

That was 72.

Eros Clawhit.
19-06-2011, 17:55
LCF where Ally scored hat trick v them.Didnt have much interest in football before then.

laudofan
19-06-2011, 18:00
That was 72.

Yeah, the 1972 Cup Winners' Cup Final was shown in full but delayed on both BBC and STV, starting about 10.30 pm.

It wasn't shown live because Scotland were playing Wales that evening! :confused:

kennylanglea
19-06-2011, 18:10
Big Tam Forsyths screamer from 6 inches out.

Afraid not mate.

Remember a big deal being made of the 1977 Old Firm Scottish Cup Final being live on the tv and being the first Cup Final live since the 1950's.

super_ally_the2nd
19-06-2011, 18:10
Perhaps the 1990(?) LCF against the tims :confused:

But definetely remember the Marseille away game in 1992 on the TV

teddybear6
19-06-2011, 18:29
1973 "Centenery" SCF big tam forsyths piledriver from 20 centimetres......AND Princess Alexandra in royal blue coat( loving it) presenting John greig with the cup and saying to him ....."i thought you would win":):D:roll::flaguk::scotflag:

dh1963
19-06-2011, 18:32
1973 "Centenery" SCF big tam forsyths piledriver from 20 centimetres......AND Princess Alexandra in royal blue coat( loving it) presenting John greig with the cup and saying to him ....."i thought you would win":):D:roll::flaguk::scotflag:

I wonder why a few folk have thought this game was live on TV?

As stated earlier, it wasn't.

fotze2
19-06-2011, 18:34
Bayern Munich - Rangers 1967

jimmyhm
19-06-2011, 18:35
That was 72.

Thanks mate. The old grey matter isn't what it used to be. :D

brian m
19-06-2011, 18:58
Afraid not mate.

Remember a big deal being made of the 1977 Old Firm Scottish Cup Final being live on the tv and being the first Cup Final live since the 1950's.

See post 8.

rjmonk
19-06-2011, 19:02
81 Cup Final replay - was allowed to stay up and watch it

crockle creek dingos
19-06-2011, 19:05
Scottish Cup Final 1989. Less said about it the better.

Vividly recall my old man shouting at the tv calling Joe Miller a tit etc.

dh1963
19-06-2011, 19:05
After reading the thread about the 1981 Cup Final replay, it would probably come as a surprise to younger fans to read that it wasn't live on TV - there were very few live club games in Scotland back then.

I think the first time I can remember a Rangers game being live on the telly was the 1972 Cup Winners Cup semi-final v Bayern Munich, even though I was at the game I remember it being the talk of our school all that week. Back then even the Scottish Cup Final wasn't shown live.

What was the first live TV game you remember that involved The Rangers?


81 Cup Final replay - was allowed to stay up and watch it

We can't both be right... ;)

cweir
19-06-2011, 19:48
scottish cup final 1980

rangeral
19-06-2011, 19:49
Steaua away in March 88 a 1pm ko in the UK

The_Gub
19-06-2011, 19:51
Yes, the ECWC semi v Bayern was the first one I'm sure.

The first Scottish Cup final live on tv was 1977.

The first League Cup final live was Super Ally's hat-trick in 1983.

The first ever league game shown live was the 1-0 win against Celtc in August 1986.


The first Scottish Cup final live on tv was 1977.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

The_Gub
19-06-2011, 19:52
1967 ECWC final against Bayern Munich.

That would be me also, Sam.

dh1963
19-06-2011, 19:54
The first Scottish Cup final live on tv was 1977.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

I can remember my old man mentioning a Cup Final that was on live in the 1950s. Celtic v Clyde, with Clyde scoring direct from a corner kick.

nmg77
19-06-2011, 19:56
the Spurs european ties in the early 60's were shown live
Before those games i think the first live TV game showing the Gers was the European Cup 1/4 Final Play off between us and
Sparta Rotterdam at Highbury - we beat them 3 2 I was just a wee boy then but remember Ralph Brand scoring. we then came up against Eintracht in the Semi-Final. The final was shown live from Hampden, Real Madrid v Eintracht.
This was the early days of TV for most folk and it was fantastic to sit and watch

Number_Eight
19-06-2011, 19:58
Early sixties.

Rangers 0 Real Madrid 1

berkshiretrueblue
19-06-2011, 19:59
The first I recall was the first European game I was at, Real in 1963. I think the last half hour was televised live.

Was that the 6 - 0 game, I seem to remember that one being on TV

Number_Eight
19-06-2011, 20:01
Was that the 6 - 0 game, I seem to remember that one being on TV

I have no recollection of the Real Madrid away leg being shown live

The_Gub
19-06-2011, 20:01
I can remember my old man mentioning a Cup Final that was on live in the 1950s. Celtic v Clyde, with Clyde scoring direct from a corner kick.

Correct. 1955. That Clyde corner kick was a last minute equaliser.

Clyde won the replay.

Number_Eight
19-06-2011, 20:04
the Spurs european ties in the early 60's were shown live
Before those games i think the first live TV game showing the Gers was the European Cup 1/4 Final Play off between us and
Sparta Rotterdam at Highbury - we beat them 3 2 I was just a wee boy then but remember Ralph Brand scoring. we then came up against Eintracht in the Semi-Final. The final was shown live from Hampden, Real Madrid v Eintracht.
This was the early days of TV for most folk and it was fantastic to sit and watch

That's true.

Not only were both Spurs games shown live, a live episode of Z Cars immediately before the Spurs home game made reference to it.

rangeral
19-06-2011, 20:23
That's true.

Not only were both Spurs games shown live, a live episode of Z Cars immediately before the Spurs home game made reference to it.

Was that not against Inter Milan in 1965

tazzabear
19-06-2011, 20:31
Was the 1974 game Scottish Cup game against Dundee televised live?
I know this was the first "something to do with Sunday" game but can't remember if it was first televised, first Scottish Cup or whatever.

Number_Eight
19-06-2011, 20:33
Was that not against Inter Milan in 1965

No, unless it happened again before that game.

I think it was Brian Blessed who suggested to his partner, a Scot, that Spurs would beat Rangers.

tazzabear
19-06-2011, 20:36
The first Scottish Cup final live on tv was 1977.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

Don't know if it was the first but it was the first for a while.
I can guarantee the 76 final wasn't on telly as I had to play a cup final that day myself.
Ridiculous, I know, but it happened a lot back then.
Like when we won the league that year as well, I had another cup final that day as well.

laudofan
19-06-2011, 20:37
Was the 1974 game Scottish Cup game against Dundee televised live?
I know this was the first "something to do with Sunday" game but can't remember if it was first televised, first Scottish Cup or whatever.

It was the first-ever Sunday game at Ibrox mate.

Emearg
19-06-2011, 20:43
a Scottish Cup tie v Dundee that we lost. Sometime mid 70's

rangeral
19-06-2011, 20:55
No, unless it happened again before that game.

I think it was Brian Blessed who suggested to his partner, a Scot, that Spurs would beat Rangers.

ok thanks, I knew Rangers got a mention on a Z Cars progamme once.

The Blue bear
19-06-2011, 20:59
The 1967 ECWC Final v Bayern.

My first "live" game to. Was also my first year of following Rangers. I loved my football during those years.

Skoosh1873
19-06-2011, 20:59
1st one I remember watching live was 1984 Cup Final vThe Bheggars when McCoist scored a hatrick...

Was the cup final when Coisty scored 3 v them not the Glasgow Cup final? Wouldn't have thought that would have been on Tv?

Number_Eight
19-06-2011, 21:06
Was the cup final when Coisty scored 3 v them not the Glasgow Cup final? Wouldn't have thought that would have been on Tv?

Ally scored hat-tricks against Celtic in a League Cup Final and a Glasgow Cup Final.

adammurray
19-06-2011, 21:06
No, unless it happened again before that game.

I think it was Brian Blessed who suggested to his partner, a Scot, that Spurs would beat Rangers.



That would have pleased his partner played by Celtic supporting Joe Brady whose character was called Jock Weir, most likely after the 1950's Celtic player of that name.


Bert Lynch Loyal:D

rangerstilidie
19-06-2011, 21:20
1986 old firm game on the beeb cooper to durrant GOAL

lisburnranger
19-06-2011, 21:29
I remember a game against them where we lost 2-1. Jan Bartram scored a screamer for us. I also remember the 2-2 game at Ibrox where Gough scored in the last minute. I can't remember which game was first but they are the earliest I remember

flootbon
19-06-2011, 21:39
Versus Borussia Dortmund 1966.

rangeral
19-06-2011, 21:47
I remember a game against them where we lost 2-1. Jan Bartram scored a screamer for us. I also remember the 2-2 game at Ibrox where Gough scored in the last minute. I can't remember which game was first but they are the earliest I remember

both 87-8 season

2-2 draw 17th Oct 1987 wasn't live

2-1 defeat 20th Mar 1988 was live,

laudofan
19-06-2011, 21:48
a Scottish Cup tie v Dundee that we lost. Sometime mid 70's

The 1974 Scottish Cup tie v Dundee at Ibrox wasn't live on TV.

Bigmother
19-06-2011, 21:54
The 1967 ECWC Final v Bayern.

despite my earlier post I was wrong this is it. :angel: age thing

adelblue
19-06-2011, 21:57
1977 Scottish cup final. I'm sure in the build up they got players to choose their favourite songs. John greig picked fernando because we "abba" people.

rinosprayer
19-06-2011, 22:00
First game i remember was the 1978 cup final v aberdeen.

Picked the blue team and stayed with them ever since.

kwodman
19-06-2011, 22:13
us against the mhanks might have been a nerday game not sure.we won 1-0 cooper played durrant through to score:)

laudofan
19-06-2011, 23:24
us against the mhanks might have been a nerday game not sure.we won 1-0 cooper played durrant through to score:)

This one was August 1986, the first-ever live Gers league game.

The Bridge
19-06-2011, 23:29
After reading the thread about the 1981 Cup Final replay, it would probably come as a surprise to younger fans to read that it wasn't live on TV - there were very few live club games in Scotland back then.

I think the first time I can remember a Rangers game being live on the telly was the 1972 Cup Winners Cup semi-final v Bayern Munich, even though I was at the game I remember it being the talk of our school all that week. Back then even the Scottish Cup Final wasn't shown live.

What was the first live TV game you remember that involved The Rangers?

Was at the game, they announced it was a live broadcast and I forgot to tell my old man as he weighed out a quid (50p a ticket) and he moaned like phuck all the way home... :angel:

Disco DeeJay
19-06-2011, 23:34
Yes, the ECWC semi v Bayern was the first one I'm sure.

The first Scottish Cup final live on tv was 1977.

The first League Cup final live was Super Ally's hat-trick in 1983.

The first ever league game shown live was the 1-0 win against Celtc in August 1986.

Coopers reverse pass for Durrant to score at the Copland Rd end, IIRC. :)

newbs1963
19-06-2011, 23:38
77 cup final,when the Orange/Masonic referee gave the Ethnic Minority a blatant handball from DJ on the line a clear penalty.Wish I was watching on telly,as least memorable fnal ever was at,also pissed the rain most of day.

teddybear6
19-06-2011, 23:38
1973 "Centenery" SCF big tam forsyths piledriver from 20 centimetres......AND Princess Alexandra in royal blue coat( loving it) presenting John greig with the cup and saying to him ....."i thought you would win":):D:roll::flaguk::scotflag: okay then what was the first SCF to be shown live then..??? 74, 75, 76, 77,......

teddybear6
19-06-2011, 23:43
I wonder why a few folk have thought this game was live on TV?

As stated earlier, it wasn't. when was it on like.....highlights at 10 pm?
and when did SCF start getting shown live 74/75/76 ?

teddybear6
19-06-2011, 23:48
1977 Scottish cup final. I'm sure in the build up they got players to choose their favourite songs. John greig picked fernando because we "abba" people. he shouldve chose the band darts cos "wee arra people":D:):p

laudofan
20-06-2011, 00:03
when was it on like.....highlights at 10 pm?
and when did SCF start getting shown live 74/75/76 ?

The 1955 Celtic-Clyde Final was live but it was 1977 (Rangers-Celtic) which was the first year of the regular screenings.

britain
20-06-2011, 05:54
1977 Scottish Cup Final.

Pouring with rain, Valentine 'did' us re Johnstone for Lynch winning pen. Chris Roberston hit bar in 2nd Hald and my old man nearly put his foot through the TV when Pat Crerand started to go on and on

Glasgow_Bear_18
20-06-2011, 05:59
1997 vs Celtic. Sat on my dads lap and he said "we want the blue team to win" and from that day on I was a fully devoted bear. One of my earliest memories of any sport at all.

jivman
20-06-2011, 06:01
Think it must be the 1986 Skol Cup Final where we beat the scum 2-1 AET. Durranty and Cooper.

thestag1970
20-06-2011, 06:09
Scottish cup final v the sheep in 1978. 2-1 win for the treble

ionasdad
20-06-2011, 08:03
1972 semi v bayern

Pa Bear
20-06-2011, 09:17
Spurs at Ibrox early 1960s. 3-2 Spurs.

simply_the_best
20-06-2011, 09:17
Think it must be the 1986 Skol Cup Final where we beat the scum 2-1 AET. Durranty and Cooper.


We didn't need ET mate :)


My 1st that i can remember would be the 81 cup final when Redford missed a late penalty.

the_ref
20-06-2011, 09:58
Coopers reverse pass for Durrant to score at the Copland Rd end, IIRC. :)

yup, and big shirley aitken stumbling about trying to figure out where the ball had gone. :)

chrisgers
20-06-2011, 10:14
Was the cup final when Coisty scored 3 v them not the Glasgow Cup final? Wouldn't have thought that would have been on Tv?

Its Coisty you're talking about.

Hat-tricks in cup finals against them were the norm. The only way for them to prevent it happening was to get knocked out by the likes of Airdrie, Falkirk, ICT etc. before they got to the final;)

hobbes
20-06-2011, 10:29
1-0 v Celtic in the league 1986. Brilliant goal, still my all-time favourite, and the excitement of watching your team live was born.

Maradonna a couple of months earlier just wasnt the same.....

garyw09
20-06-2011, 10:32
I find it hard to remember a live game before the 1990 world cup final which I remember pretty well. I was 7 at the time.

Craig Whyte
20-06-2011, 10:32
League Cup Final 1984, 3-2 aet.

britain
20-06-2011, 18:57
1977 SCF, first live Gers game i remember
Think it was Crerrand co-commentating, with his " definate penalty for celtic" pish when the ball came off big DJ's knees

That was when my old man 'wasn't chuffed' shall we say;)

britain
20-06-2011, 18:58
You youngsters....

Eck scored the equaliser to make it 1-1 in the first half at the Rangers end.

The sheep scored 3 in extra time to win 4-1 after it finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Dark days.

Which never really brightened (bar Big Jock Nov 83-Sept 84)until the arrival of Souness

stevo1984
20-06-2011, 19:02
scottish cup final vs airdrie

westl
20-06-2011, 19:19
81 Cup Final replay - was allowed to stay up and watch it

Highlights only m8

DEXAVIA
20-06-2011, 19:37
The European cup winners cup in 1967 was one I remember.

Burquebear
20-06-2011, 20:50
Slightly off topic, In the USA.
I think it was the Champions league game when Mols did his knee. Could be wrong and wouldn't mind being corrected.

dundonald bear
20-06-2011, 20:52
The 1967 ECWC Final v Bayern.

We are both showing our age this is my first game also

Over 50 loyal

Nozza
20-06-2011, 21:05
The 1967 ECWC Final v Bayern.

Same for me. The 1972 ECWC final that we won was not shown live as there was a Scotland v Wales game on that night. The full game was shown after the Scotland game finished.

1872
20-06-2011, 21:45
I was at the 1977 cup final as an 8 year old (my first game, sadly) so never saw it on TV, but its the first televised Rangers game I remember

The 2-1 victory v the sheep in the 1978 Scottish cup final, when Big gas meter was swinging on the crossbar for the sheep goal, is the first I watched live on TV

It shows how little Scottish club football was shown on TV back then, as I Remember (very vaguely) watching the 1974 World cup final on TV, and the Scotland v England games of 75,76 & 77, yet my First Rangers TV memories are from later