Rangers Alphabet - S (Can you name 8 before opening this thread?)

MrBearightside

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MO_TxTruBlu

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Not sure where you are getting these lists from, but it seems every alphabet letter thus far, by your good self, has missed out at least one or two players.

Andrew Sharp, an Inside Forward who scored 9 Goals in 19 games over three seasons 1998-1901.
Made 4 League appearances (scoring 3 Goals) in our truly Invincible 1898-99 season when we won every League game.
Can also claim to have scored a brace in two different centuries for Rangers.

Alex Speirs, one season with us 1905-06, scored 16 Goals in 28 Appearances, including 2 against Celtic in a 3-0 win in the Glasgow League, 2 again in a 5-3 win v Celtic in the Glasgow Charity Cup, and another brace in the 3-2 win v Queens Park in the final.

James Steel, our top scorer in the 1893-94 season with 12 Goals in 19 games, in which we won the Scottish Cup defeating Celtic 3-1 in the Final.
 

Le_Bon

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Some very good and god awful in there.
Is this to be in regards to players who made the first team? I ask that as Blair Spittal was not one of them and left after two years with us in the youth set up. For Queens Park.
 

Wickbear

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Colin Stein, Tiger Shaw, Gordon Smith, Nigel Spackman, Gary Stevens, Trevor Steven, Graeme Souness, Billy Simpson, was first 8 on my list.
 

MrBearightside

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Not sure where you are getting these lists from, but it seems every alphabet letter thus far, by your good self, has missed out at least one or two players.

Andrew Sharp, an Inside Forward who scored 9 Goals in 19 games over three seasons 1998-1901.
Made 4 League appearances (scoring 3 Goals) in our truly Invincible 1898-99 season when we won every League game.
Can also claim to have scored a brace in two different centuries for Rangers.

Alex Speirs, one season with us 1905-06, scored 16 Goals in 28 Appearances, including 2 against Celtic in a 3-0 win in the Glasgow League, 2 again in a 5-3 win v Celtic in the Glasgow Charity Cup, and another brace in the 3-2 win v Queens Park in the final.

James Steel, our top scorer in the 1893-94 season with 12 Goals in 19 games, in which we won the Scottish Cup defeating Celtic 3-1 in the Final.
It is good ole wikipedia

I am very impressed by those who notice missed players.

Genuinely you should look into adding them to Wiki
 

MO_TxTruBlu

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Can get a pretty decent XI out of those

...............................E.Sorensen
B.Shearer....B.Simpson...... D.Smith....... J.Shaw
...............T.Steven ...........Souness
A.Scott.................................................Alec.Smith
...................J.Smith ......C.Stein
 

MrBearightside

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Can get a pretty decent XI out of those

...............................E.Sorensen
B.Shearer....B.Simpson...... D.Smith....... J.Shaw
...............T.Steven ...........Souness
A.Scott.................................................Alec.Smith
...................J.Smith ......C.Stein
That is some line up

No initial next to Souness... there is only 1!
 

Surge

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Can get a pretty decent XI out of those

...............................E.Sorensen
B.Shearer....B.Simpson...... D.Smith....... J.Shaw
...............T.Steven ...........Souness
A.Scott.................................................Alec.Smith
...................J.Smith ......C.Stein
I always find it bizarre the way your mind works with these. Look at that line up there and the first name my brain came up with was Karl Svensson followed by Theo Snelders !
 

tazzabear

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S
Seventeen for me.
 

dh1963

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The greatest Rangers winger of all?

The first, and arguably the greatest, in a glorious tradition of outstanding left wingers to wear the Rangers colours, Alec Smith was a football superstar long before the phrase was ever invented.
Smith, a Darvel lace mill worker, was discovered playing for his local team by Rangers' international full back Nicol Smith, a native of the same Ayrshire village but no relation. Nicol asked him to play for Rangers in a friendly against English FA Cup holders Notts County at the end of the 1893/94 season. The 18 year old's superb display in a 3-1 Rangers win ensured he would be signed by the club and begin a remarkable 21 year career at Ibrox.
Smith's finest quality, and one unusual for a creative winger, was his remarkable consistency. Highly skilled and powerful in possession, he created countless chances for team mates such as the great RC Hamilton, but he was also a prolific scorer in his own right. He scored in Rangers' Scottish Cup Final victories of 1897 and 1898, claimed another winners medal in 1903 (the last Cup win for 25 years), and he ended his career with 7 league championship wins. He also was an ever-present in the historic team who won the title in 1898/99 without dropping a single point.
Smith was also one of the greatest Scotland players of his era, winning 20 caps back in the days when international football was a relatively rare event, scoring 5 times for his country. Among his many outstanding international performances was as part of a side who thrashed England 4-1 at Parkhead in 1900. He won his last Scotland cap in 1911 aged 35, his final league title with Rangers in 1913, and retired a one-club man in May 1915 at the age of 39.

Alec Smith
League debut v Leith Athletic, 3rd November 1894
Competitive appearances 481
Competitive goals 152
7 League Titles
3 Scottish Cups
20 caps
21 years in Royal Blue

He may or may not have been our greatest ever winger. But his place in our Hall of Fame is richly deserved, and his name should never be forgotten.
 
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