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  1. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by The Moonlighter in On This Day. Rangers First Manager William Wilton.   
    121 Years Ago Today on the 1st June 1899 William Wilton was appointed first manager of Rangers at Trades House Glassford Street Glasgow.


    William Wilton (9 June 1865 – 2 May 1920) was the first manager of Rangers Football Club, serving the club in that position from June 1899 until his death in 1920.
    He had previously filled several roles including match secretary to the reserve and first teams.
    Mr Wilton joined the club in September 1883 as a player but never progressed beyond the second string eleven. He was soon appointed secretary to the club's youth team and reserve side. He was also on the special committee that oversaw the club's move from Kinning Park to the first Ibrox ground in 1887.
    Mr Wilton became match secretary of the first team in 1889, succeeding from Jimmy  Gossland. The club shared the inaugural Scottish League title in 1891. Mr Wilton had been appointed as the league's first treasurer at the start of the season.
    When the club became a limited company ten years later Mr Wilton was chosen as manager.
     In his decade as match secretary for the first team, the club won two League championships in 1891 and 1899, as well as three Scottish Cups in 1894, 1897 and 1898. He also won four Glasgow Cup's in 1893, 1894, 1897 and 1898, and a Charity Cup in 1897.
    Rangers had achieved the first ever 100% league record, winning all 18 games and scoring 79 goals in 1898-99. To date no team has achieved the same.
    Under Wilton's stewardship as manager, Rangers won eight league championships and another Scottish Cup, nine Glasgow Cups and seven Charity Cups. In his final season as manager the club won its tenth league championship.
    Mr Wilton tragically died in a boating accident at Gourock in 1920.
    John Allan’s book, The Story Of The Rangers, paid him this fitting tribute: “The ideals for which he strove are still sought after by those who are left in custody of the cherished traditions of the club.”
    Mr Wilton’s final resting place at Cathcart Cemetery has been restored as part of our  Restoration Of Rangers Project.


     
     
     
  2. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by pcbear in New Strip Deal   
    Lost weight?
  3. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by Moody Blue Legend in In the stadium?   
    Worst seat I’ve had was the wee holding cell under the Main Stand.  Couldn’t see a thing!!
  4. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by RS4_wul in Hagi Signs on a Permanent Deal   
    Stop sitting on the fence bud and tell us what you really think of Stewart 
  5. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by Bobby Hume in Hagi Signs on a Permanent Deal   
    His advantage and the common denominator being ..... he is a bonafide cunt ...... some would say .... a right proper cunt ..... but all said and done he's good at what he does .... being a useless cunt.
    What a miserable cunt of a life he leads  ..... and he deserves all the shit thrown his way for being a cunt ..... an utterly useless cunt.
    On the other side of the coin ...... we have Hagi the younger .... whose station in life is beyond reproach ..... simply because he is nothing of the above ..... and is therefore a good cunt.
    🇬🇧
  6. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by Wullies_bowly_legs in Hagi Signs on a Permanent Deal   
    Agree with the McCall idea but he was helped greatly by having Ian Ferguson playing alongside him. If you got past one you knew the second one was about to get you. Bloody hell we were spoilt then.
  7. bluenoz liked a post in a topic by RockwellGers in Hagi Signs on a Permanent Deal   
    Yasssss
    I miss posting yassss when we score, hence the above yassss. Hagi being a Rangers player is definitely yassss worthy imo
  8. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by gazza27 in The players.   
    Deary me 
  9. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by SeparateEntityMyArse in The players.   
    They are paid to play for the club. 
    You want them to love the club on one hand but have the club cutting their agreed salary by 50% on the other. Do you love who you work for, and would you love them as much if they did the same to your pay cheque?
    Ffs sooner this lockdown is over, and we can get back to just hating them for being shite players, the better.
  10. Billythebear77 liked a post in a topic by RockwellGers in New Strip Deal   
    Imagining it will be simple and classy going by their current gear. Definitely more excited to see something from a fresh brand than I have been for anyone else.
  11. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by The Moonlighter in 148 Years Ago This Week. The Birth of the Rangers.   
    ‘’Thus ended their first match played at the latter end of May 1872 some two months after the inauguration of the club’’.
    The words of Rangers player William Dunlop from his article The Rangers FC which he wrote so eloquently for the SFA Annual in 1881 using the pen name ‘True Blue’.
    Rangers Football Club played it’s first ever match 148 years ago this week.
    Our Club was formed on a spare bit of ground at Fleshers Haugh by a few kids who’d come to Glasgow seeking employment and a better way of life.Their Club ,which they formed for no other reason than the love of football and the pursuit of sporting excellence,would go on to become the world’s most successful.
    That first ever match was against Callander and ended 0-0, Willie continued,
    “Their first game was a terrible spectacle with  the ball suffering an incredible amount of abuse” William McBeath was given man of the match and then spent a week in bed recovering due to his exertions’’
    Founder William McBeath was from Callander and we believe it would have been Willie who approached ex-pats from the town who had settled in Glasgow and that’s probably where the opposition came from for our first match.
    Willie’s Rangers team-mate Sam Ricketts wrote in 1884 about the boys playing those first few games in their civvies and journalist John Allan wrote about them having to change behind a bush as there were no facilities.
    William Dunlop described how genial Peter McNeil would travel on a Saturday morning to a desirable part of the Glasgow Green, set up the noted standards and stand guard until the classic hour came when he would be joined by his friends.We felt this was a very dramatic and moving image and commissioned a painting to be done depicting this scene.We presented the painting by artist Helen Runciman to the Club in 2009 and it now hangs on the marble staircase at Ibrox.
    The Rangers would remain at Fleshers Haugh for three years.We then began our journey around Glasgow to Burnbank and Kinning Park before finally settling in the Ibrox area in 1887 where we would grow to become the world’s most successful football club.
    The Rangers FC by William Dunlop.
    https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/the-Rangers-f-c-by-true-blue
     
     
     
     




  12. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by Essandoh in Alfredo’s Best   
    *This isn’t a thread to criticise him or point out his well known discipline issues. All of that’s been done to death.*
    As a footballer, when on form, Morelos is definitely one of the best players we’ve had for a long time. That isn’t to say he’s been 1999 Ronaldo by any means, but nobody can deny how important his goals have been for us since he signed a few years ago. His development has accelerated so quickly that its night and day watching him play for us in his first season compared to now.
    His goal against Legia is far from his best but fuck me was it enjoyable. However, his goal against Porto is his best for me (rivalled only by his placed finish outside the box at Pittodrie):
     
  13. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by pcbear in New Strip Deal   
    They understand perfectly, it is us that are wired up the wrong way.
  14. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by dee9 in Hagi Signs on a Permanent Deal   
    Yep.....lots more to come mate😉
  15. dee9 liked a post in a topic by RockwellGers in Hagi Signs on a Permanent Deal   
    Same mate, he shows a lot of promise. Already given us some great moments

  16. RockwellGers liked a post in a topic by dee9 in Hagi Signs on a Permanent Deal   
    Delighted.
    Get him central and this lad will absolutely thrive.
    He's had his taste of how physical the league is so I expect him to start the season off like a train.
    Genuinely excited.
  17. Blue Avenger liked a post in a topic by RockwellGers in New Strip Deal   
    Imagining it will be simple and classy going by their current gear. Definitely more excited to see something from a fresh brand than I have been for anyone else.
  18. Laudrupsleftfoot liked a post in a topic by RockwellGers in New Strip Deal   
    Imagining it will be simple and classy going by their current gear. Definitely more excited to see something from a fresh brand than I have been for anyone else.
  19. Courtyard Bear liked a post in a topic by RockwellGers in New Strip Deal   
    Imagining it will be simple and classy going by their current gear. Definitely more excited to see something from a fresh brand than I have been for anyone else.
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