On This Day (August 2nd)

Sam English

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1890 - Rangers 3 (H.McCreadie,Untraced 2) Linthouse 2 - Rangers Sports Trophy Semi-Final
The Rangers Sports became part and parcel of Rangers life, with the annual meeting attracting top athletes from across the country for track and field events. By the time the 50th sports were held in 1942, there was a five-a-side element to what was primarily an athletics showcase. Back in the 19th century there was an 11-a-side competition as part of the event, with Rangers kicking off their Rangers Sports Trophy campaign on this day in 1890 with a 3-2 win against Linthouse. They went through,playing Dumbarton a week later and triumphed 3-1 to collect the silverware
1969 - QPR 3 Rangers 3
(Henderson,Smith,Hunt OG) - Friendly (16,725)
1972 - Hibernian 3 Rangers 0 - Drybrough Cup Semi-Final (27,111)
1976 - Rangers 2 (Johnstone 2) Partick Thistle 0 - Tennents Caledonian Cup Semi-Final (35,000)
1986 - Tottenham Hotspur 1 Rangers 1 (Fraser) - Friendly (16,365)
This was a testimonial match for Paul Miller which drew a crowd of 16,365 to White Hart Lane
1987 - Rangers 1 (McCoist) Port Allegre 1 - Glasgow International Football Tournament Final (19,041)
Rangers lost 5-4 on penalties
1988 - Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 3 (McCoist 2,Wilkins) - Friendly (9.761)
This was a testimonial match for Alan Robertson.
1990 - Raith Rovers 2 Rangers 1 (Trimboli) - Friendly (1,390)
1995 - Clyde 0 Rangers 4 (Hateley 3,Gascoigne) - Friendly (5,000)
1998 - Hearts 2 Rangers 1 (Wallace) - Scottish Premier League (15,272)
2000 - Zalgiris Kaunas 0 Rangers 0 - European Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg (4,000)
2006 - Dundee 0 Rangers 1 (Boyd) - Friendly
2008 - Rangers 0 Liverpool 4 - Friendly
(50,233)
2009 - Arsenal 3 Rangers 0 - Emirates Cup (56,758)
2014 - Derby County 2 Rangers 0 - Friendly (17,860)
2015 - Rangers 3 (Templeton, Miller, Tavernier) Peterhead 0 - Scottish League Cup 1st Round (25,608)
2018 - Rangers 1 (Katic) NK Osijek 1 - Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg (48,202)
 

jimbear

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1972 at easter rd,is this the game that the football special train back to queen st got wrecked
The legendary journey back from Waverley. Train a few miles away from Queen Street a young guy in my brother's carriage said to his pal, "We'll get aff when the train stops at Springburn". Older guy in the carriage tells him it doesn't stop at Springburn and there then follows an, "Aye it dis, naw it disnae" argument between the young and older guy. Train gets to Springburn and screeches to a halt. Somebody has pulled the communication cord, the train doors fly open and half the passengers get off and run across the tracks heading for Springburn. The last words from the young guy in my brother's carriage to the older guy were, "Telt ye"!
 

Bluetac 73

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The legendary journey back from Waverley. Train a few miles away from Queen Street a young guy in my brother's carriage said to his pal, "We'll get aff when the train stops at Springburn". Older guy in the carriage tells him it doesn't stop at Springburn and there then follows an, "Aye it dis, naw it disnae" argument between the young and older guy. Train gets to Springburn and screeches to a halt. Somebody has pulled the communication cord, the train doors fly open and half the passengers get off and run across the tracks heading for Springburn. The last words from the young guy in my brother's carriage to the older guy were, "Telt ye"!
Love these tales.

Football Specials were before my time.

Would have loved to experience one of them.
 
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