Article Book Review - Rangers In The Black & White Era

mdingwall

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The picture of the ground with the red flag in it is Kilmarnock - Killie v Rangers and present that day was USSR premier Kosygin.
 

Jan Wyck

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The picture of the ground with the red flag in it is Kilmarnock - Killie v Rangers and present that day was USSR premier Kosygin.

I was at that game. Couldn't see a f.uckin thing apart from the occasional "lift-up" from my dad and his mates. Place was packed.
I remember every Sunday paper had a pic of Kosygin being presented to the players on their front page the next day.
Looking forward to my copy.
 

immortal7

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The author is clearly a proper old school scottish football man, a real gentleman and scholar!
 

Rangerista

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It is quite depressing to realise that you're old enough to ponder that when growing up, photos of your heroes only came in black and white and you had to wait for the fortnightly trip to Ibrox to get your Evening Citizen souvenir colour poster.
 

bluetonic

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Looks great, I bought the Rangers in Russia book not that long ago and the photos in that were immense, will probably buy this also.
 

ao2

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My copy came through the door about 40 minutes ago so I've just had time to skim through it. But what a fantastic book it is. Many of the photos are from games you never see images from today, and even those that are from well-remembered games are from different angles. The photo of Colin Stein's Championship winning header at Easter Road in 1975 is from the other side of the goal, so it's the Main Stand in the background and not that massive terracing we're all used to seeing. The photo of Prince Philip meeting Scot Symon on the Ibrox pitch with the Royal Navy helicopter he's just landed in in the background is stunning (I never even knew this happened) and there's so much more that's new to me.

Sometimes you see a book that promises a lot but doesn't deliver. This one does, and more.
 

Ali59

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The picture of Ronnie McKinnon clearing snow, his old house (lawrence)
looks identical style to my house.
Does anyone know where it was?(maybe Southside)
Looks a great book, the old black and white pictures are the best.
 

Lairdo

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The picture of the ground with the red flag in it is Kilmarnock - Killie v Rangers and present that day was USSR premier Kosygin.

I have photographs of that game in my 1967/68 scrapbook - the late Alex Willoughby (fellow Springburn man) scoring.

Will order the book.
 

mdingwall

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The picture of Ronnie McKinnon clearing snow, his old house (lawrence)
looks identical style to my house.
Does anyone know where it was?(maybe Southside)
Looks a great book, the old black and white pictures are the best.

Think it was southside.
 
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