On This Day (September 11th)

Sam English

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1875 - Rangers 1 (Untraced) Vale of Leven 1 - Friendly
For the first three years of their existence Rangers had not had a ground they could call their own, often having to pay schoolboys a few pence to guard their pitch on commom ground. This friendly therefore was the first played at their own ground, at Burnbank on the Great Western Road near Kelvinbridge. The site had been chosen ostensibly because it was close to where the majority of their players lived. The opponents were probably the second best known club in Scotland at the time (Queen's Park being top),although Vale only turned out with ten men.Sadly,history does not recall the name of the first Rangers' goalscorer on their own ground
1880 - Rangers 4 (Untraced) Govan - Scottish Cup 1st Round
1886 - Rangers 9
(Gray,Gow,Peacock,Untraced) Govan Athletic 1 - Scottish Cup 1st Round (500)
1897 - Rangers 1 (R.C.Hamilton) Hibernian 0 - Scottish League Division One (15,000)
1900 - East Stirling 1 Rangers 2 (J.McPherson,Taylor) - Friendly (Played At Merchiston Park,Bainsford) (4,000)
1905 - Hibernian 1 Rangers 2 (R.C.Hamilton,Low) - Scottish League Division One (6,000)
1909 - Rangers 2 (Hogg 2) Partick Thistle 1 - Glasgow Cup 1st Round (18,000)
1912 - Lochgelly 0 Rangers 5 (Galt,Gordon,Hogg,Bennett,Waddell) - Friendly
1915 - Queen's Park 1 Rangers 4
(Reid 2,Cunningham,Paterson) - Glasgow Cup 1st Round (40,000)
1920 - Rangers 2 (Cunningham 2) Morton 0 - Scottish League Division One (41,000)
1926 - Rangers 2 (Archibald,Cunningham) Motherwell 0 - Scottish League Division One (18,000)
1928 - Celtic 1 Rangers 3 (Lockie 2,McMillan) - Friendly (Played At Dunoon) (5,000)
1929 - Klimarnock 1 Rangers 1 (Fleming) - Friendly (4,000)
John McWhinnie memorial fund benefit match
1935 - Rangers 2 (McPhail,J.Smith) Queen's Park 0 - Glasgow Cup 1st Round (13,000)
1937 - Rangers 3 (Venters 2,Thornton) Celtic 1 - Scottish League Division One (80,000)
1942 - John Greig born in Edinburgh.One of the most dedicated players to have donned a Rangers shirt,he made his debut for the club in 1961 and went on to make 755 appearances for the first team,including 498 in the League.His medal tally included an unprecedented three treble (1964,1976 and 1978) and the European Cup-Winners' Cup in 1972.
Upon retiring as a player in 1978 he became manager of the club,a post he held until his retirement in 1983,declaring he was finished with the game.He wasn't of course,returning to the club in 1990 in the position of Public Relations Manager,which he held for a few years.
1943 - Rangers 0 Celtic 1 - Southern League (30,000)
1948 - Rangers 1 (Findlay) Clyde 1 - League Cup Section A (50,000)
1954 - Rangers 1 (Grierson) Hibernian 1 - Scottish League Division One (54,000)
1957 - Kilmarnock 2 Rangers 1 (Kichenbrand) - League Cup Quarter-Final 1st Leg (26,803)
1963 - East Fife 1 Rangers 1 (Forrest) - League Cup Quarter-Final 1st Leg (15,000)
1965 - Partick Thistle 1 Rangers 1 (G.McLean) - Scottish League Division One (29,789)
1971 - Rangers 2 (Johnston Pen,Stein) Celtic 3 - Scottish League Division One (80,000)
1976 - Rangers 0 Kilmarnock 0 - Scottish Premier Division (23,430)
1982 - Rangers 0 Dundee United 0 - Scottish Premier Division (22,200)
1993 - Rangers 1 (Hateley) Partick Thistle 1 - Scottish Premier Division (40,988)
1994 - Rangers 3 (Hateley 2,Durie) Hearts 0 - Scottish Premier Division (41,041)
1996 - Grasshopper Zurich 3 Rangers 0 - European Champions' League Group A (20,030)
Rangers qualified for the group section of the European Champions' League and at first glance, were drawn in a group that gave them a realistic chance of progressing into the knockout stage,especially as the top two sides in each group were to qualify.Auxerre.Ajax and Grasshoppers were all competent sides but one or two points picked up on their travels and a solid home record should have been enough.Instead,Rangers got off to a torrid start in Switzerland and didn't recover until it was too late
1999 - Rangers 3 (Mols 2,Albertz Pen) Aberdeen 0 - - Scottish Premier League (49,226)
2002 - Rangers 2 (Caniggia,Arveladze) Hearts 0 - Scottish Premier League (48,481)
2010 - Hamilton Accies 1 Rangers 2 (Jelavic,Miller) - Scottish Premier League (5,356)
Kenny Miller came off the bench to score a stunning late winner for Rangers as they scraped a 2-1 win at Hamilton in the dying moments of the game. The striker was one of the key players rested by manager Walter Smith ahead of facing Manchester United in the Champions League.
 

ahalfallover

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2010 - Hamilton Accies 1 Rangers 2 (Jelavic,Miller) - Scottish Premier League (5,356)

perfect header by Jelavic
 

Orangeandblue

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1971 - Our 3rd defeat of the season at Ibrox against the scum having
already lost two League Cup group qualifying games 0-2 and
0-3. In the league game Colin Stein had a goal disallowed and
lost to a last minute headed goal after Jimmy Johnstone somehow
beat Peter McCloy to the ball :oops:
 

ElBarrileteCosmico

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1996 - Grasshopper Zurich 3 Rangers 0 - European Champions' League Group A (20,030)

A truly shambolic performance that said a lot about that team in Europe for most of the decade. Check out the 3rd goal. Cringeingly bad.
 

daviemc1872

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1996 - Grasshopper Zurich 3 Rangers 0 - European Champions' League Group A (20,030)

A truly shambolic performance that said a lot about that team in Europe for most of the decade. Check out the 3rd goal. Cringeingly bad.
i can remember staying up to watch the highlights of that as a wee boy , was it the red and white quarter adidas top that night or the other red and white adidas one with the stripes coming down?
 

o7o

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1928 was an eye opener.

That's the 1st time I've known us to play the paedos outside Glasgow and I'm 60 lol
 

scotty27

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Grasshoppers accused our players of treating the game like a holiday we were that bad. Our form in Europe from Levski Sofia in 93 to Strasbourg in 97 was bloody abysmal come to think of it.
 

dh1963

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1996 - Grasshopper Zurich 3 Rangers 0 - European Champions' League Group A (20,030)

A truly shambolic performance that said a lot about that team in Europe for most of the decade. Check out the 3rd goal. Cringeingly bad.
That 1996 Champions League group campaign was a car crash from start to finish.
 

Treble Kings

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Grasshoppers accused our players of treating the game like a holiday we were that bad. Our form in Europe from Levski Sofia in 93 to Strasbourg in 97 was bloody abysmal come to think of it.

In all honesty Smith was lucky still to be at Ibrox by the time he left when you look at our abominable record in Europe.
 
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