On This Day (April 16th)

Sam English

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#1
1881 - Rangers 8 (Hill 2,Struthers,McKinlay 2,Steel 2,Pringle) Dumbarton 0 - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (Played at Hampden)
1886 - Vale of Leven 1 Rangers 0 - Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup 1st Round (Played at Cathkin Park)
1887 - Clyde 1 Rangers 2 (Lindsay,Pringle) - Friendly (3,000)
1892 - Rangers 3 (McBain,J.McPherson.A.McCreadie) Leith Athletic 2 - Scottish League
Jock Drummond made his League debut for Rangers,having already appeared in two friendly matches (against Everton and Dumbarton).Born in Alva in Clackmannanshire he joined Rangers from Falkirk and spent 12 years with the club,winning four Scottish Cups and the League title on three occasions,as well as collecting 14 caps for Scotland.He later returned to Falkirk as coach,later serving the club as a director and died in 1935 at the age of 65
1895 - Leicester Fosse 1 Rangers 2 (Untraced) - Friendly
1897 - Blackburn Rovers 1 Rangers 5 (Untraced) - Friendly
1898 - Rangers 2 (R.C.Hamilton 2) Queen's Park 0 - Glasgow League (10,000)
1900 - Celtic 2 Rangers 1 (Hamilton) - Inter-City League (11,000)
1902 - Beith 0 Rangers 1 (Wilkie) - Friendly
1904 - Celtic 3 Rangers 2 (Speedie 2) - Scottish Cup Final (Played at Hampden Park) ( 64,472)
The confrontation between Rangers,the holders, and Celtic drew a then record crowd of 64,472 to Hampden Park.After 12 minutes the Rangers fans could have been forgiven for thinking that the cup was to be retained,for their side had gone into a 2-0 lead thanks to two goals from Findlay Speedie.But unfortunately,time had already caught up and overtaken the great Rangers side of the past five years or so and Celtic had drawn level by the half-time break and the initiative had already passed on to them.A further goal by Quinn won Celtic the cup
1906 - Rangers 1 (Kivlichan) Partick Thistle 0 - Glasgow League (2,000)
1913 - Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 1 (Paterson) - Friendly
1921 - Rangers 0 Partick Thistle 1 - Scottish Cup Final (Played at Celtic Park) (28,294)
Rangers were outright favourites to win the Scottish Cup against Partick Thistle; whilst it had been 18 years since Rangers had last won the trophy,Partick had never won it at all.Indeed,apart from two second division titles they'd won nothing,so Rangers' hopes were high when they strode out for the final.The venue was something of a surprise since the SFA wanted to keep the attendance lower than the previous years 95,000 who had witnessed the clash between Kilmarnock and Albion Rovers.In this they succeeded,selecting Celtic Park and doubling the admission charges to two shillings,a move which prompted one newspaper to organise a boycott of the game,with only 28,294 paying for the privilage of watching Rangers try and end their barren cup run.The Ibrox side were on their way to winning the League title (achieved three days after the cup final) and could boast such illustrious names as Alan Morton,Andy Cunningham and Sandy Archibald,among other in their line-up.Partick relied heavily on ex-Celtic veteran Jimmy McMenemy to organise their defence,but on the day Partick goalkeeper Campbell
performed equal heroics to keep Rangers at bay.After half an hour Partick scored the only goal of the game,Blair racing away to shoot past Willie Robb,although Rangers at the time were down to ten men as James Bowie had left the field to change his torn shorts.
1927 - Hamilton Accies 1 Rangers 1 (Fleming) -Scottish League Division One (10,000)
1930 - Rangers 2 (Marshall,Craig) Partick Thistle 1 - Scottish Cup Final Replay (Played at Hampden Park) (103,698)
Alan Morton had won his race against time to be fit for the Scottish cup final replay and was duly listed in the team sheet.Whitey McDonald was also returning to the side after missing the first match,with Jock Buchanan and Willie Nicholson being the unlucky men to step down.A record midweek crowd of 103,698 poured into Hampden Park but were to be disappointed after only 15 minutes when the gamble with Alan Morton proved to have failed; his injury forced him off the field and left Rangers with ten men for the rest of the game.The ten men worked wonders,taking the lead through Doc Marshall,although Partick duly equalised.The remainder of the game was something of a struggle for Rangers,snd with extra time looming Tully Craig launched a speculative lob toward the Partick goal,somehow Jackson lost sight of the ball against the sun and the ten men of Rangers had overcome the odds to claim their second double of cup and League
1932 - Rangers 1 (McPhail) Kilmarnock 1 - Scottish Cup Final (Played at Hampden Park) (111,982)
Whilst Rangers had maintained championship winning form for much of the season and finished with a tally of 61 points,they were to be denied a sixth consecutive title by Motherwell,parading perhaps the greatest team in their history.There was still the Scottish Cup,which had seen Rangers overcome Motherwell in the quarter final and Hamilton in the semi-final.The first clash with Kilmarnock drew a crowd of 111,982 to Hampden Park,although it was to be Kilmarnock who performed better on the day,taking the lead four minutes before half-time and holding on until ten minutes from the end when Bob McPhail equalised to earn a replay
1938 - Queen's Park 0 Rangers 3 (Kinnear,Venters,McPhail) - Scottish League Division One (20,000)
1949 - Rangers 1 (Duncanson) Aberdeen 1 - Scottish League Division One (45,000)
1952 - Third Lanark 1 Rangers 1 (Prentice) - Scottish League Division One (15,000)
1958 - Rangers 4 (Murray 2,Hubbard,Millar) Raith Rovers 1 - Scottish League Division One (16,000)
1960 - Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 1 (Caldow Pen) - Scottish League Division One (26,965)
1966 - Morton 0 Rangers 5 (Johnston,Wilson,Forrest,Greig,Madsen OG) - Scottish League Division One (15,000)
1977 - Rangers 5 (A.MacDonald 2,Johnstone,Hamilton,Miller Pen) Ayr United 1 - Scottish Premier Division (10,000)
1978 - Rangers 5 (Greig 2,Russell 2,Johnstone) Scotland Xl 0 - John Greig Testimonial Match (65,000)
It had been more than 50 years since Ibrox had staged a benefit match for a Rangers player,the previous occasion being Davie Meiklejohn in 1925.John Greig had been a player at Ibrox for 18 years; if anyone deserved a benefit match it was undoubtedly him,and a crowd of 65,000 turned out to pay homage to a man who in little over a month would be manager. The opposition was provided by what was effectively the Scottish national squad soon to depart for Argentina for the World Cup; the rather easy manner in which Rangers won should have warned Ally McLeod that his side were some considerable way off from winning the trophy,despite the bravado.
1979 - Rangers 1 (Johnstone) Partick Thistle 0 - Scottish Cup Semi-Final Replay (Played At Hampden Park) (32,294)
1983 - St.Mirren 1 Rangers 1 (Clark) - Scottish Cup Semi-Final (Played at Celtic Park) (31,102)
1988 - Rangers 1 (D.Ferguson) Hibernian 1 - Scottish Premier Division (32,218)
1991 - Graeme Souness resigned as manager of Rangers to take over at Liverpool
1994 - Rangers 4 (D.Robertson,McCoist,D.Ferguson,Mikhailichenko) Raith Rovers 0 - Scottish Premier Division (42,545)
1995 - Rangers 3 (Durie,Durrant,Mikhailichenko) Hibernian 1 - Scottish Premier Division (44,193)
2008 - Celtic 2 Rangers 1 (Novo) - Scottish Premier League (58,964)
2011 - Rangers 2 (Papac,Whittaker Pen) St.Mirren 1 - Scottish Premier League (46,392)
 

ssblue

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#2
2008

Last minute sickener.

Cuellar sent off for handball on the line. Greegs saves the pen then goes off injured.

Robson assaulted Dailly in the first 5 mins. No red.
 

thevietnambear

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#4
1921 - Rangers 0 Partick Thistle 1 - Scottish Cup Final (Played at Celtic Park) (28,294)
Rangers were outright favourites to win the Scottish Cup against Partick Thistle; whilst it had been 18 years since Rangers had last won the trophy,Partick had never won it at all.Indeed,apart from two second division titles they'd won nothing,so Rangers' hopes were high when they strode out for the final.The venue was something of a surprise since the SFA wanted to keep the attendance lower than the previous years 95,000 who had witnessed the clash between Kilmarnock and Albion Rovers.In this they succeeded,selecting Celtic Park and doubling the admission charges to two shillings,a move which prompted one newspaper to organise a boycott of the game,with only 28,294 paying for the privilage of watching Rangers try and end their barren cup run.The Ibrox side were on their way to winning the League title (achieved three days after the cup final) and could boast such illustrious names as Alan Morton,Andy Cunningham and Sandy Archibald,among other in their line-up.Partick relied heavily on ex-Celtic veteran Jimmy McMenemy to organise their defence,but on the day Partick goalkeeper Campbell
performed equal heroics to keep Rangers at bay.After half an hour Partick scored the only goal of the game,Blair racing away to shoot past Willie Robb,although Rangers at the time were down to ten men as James Bowie had left the field to change his torn shorts.

Sadly this was the only trophy medal that Jimmy Bowie never won, at this time in Scottish football the Scottish Cup was the premier cup / competition to win.
 

tony_gunk

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#9
2008 - the refs point blank refusal to administer the rules of the game in those opening minutes was either cowardness or outright corruption.
 

jaws73

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1991: Didn't Souness want to continue until the end of the season but Murray told him to get on his bike? That's kinda the way I remember it, Souness effectively sacked.
 

dh1963

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#17
1978 A brilliant tribute to a Rangers colossus. From memory, the Man United players arrived late and we nearly had to put some of our players in the Scotland team.
 
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