govansw1 liked a post in a topic by Elfideldo in U18's draw with Partick Thistle
Rangers U18's drew 2-2 with Partick Thistle last night, not a single update from the club about the game. Rangers goals came from Arron Lyall and James Graham. Thistle's goals came from Billy Owens brother of former Rangers Academy player Frankie Owens and Robbie Scullion brother of former Rangers Academy keeper Luke Scullion.
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govansw1 liked a post in a topic by The Moonlighter in Remembering the 66. Brian Hutchison.
Two weeks ago we placed at plaque at Daldowie Crematorium in memory of Brian Hutchison.His brother Tommy has shared his thoughts.
I remember one of my 1st Rangers presents, a tracksuit, my best Christmas present ever, when it got wet in the rain I was lucky to be able to walk in it never mind run, it just soaked up the water but i loved it. Birthdays and Christmas presents after that I would ask for a new strip, boots or a mouldy. Anyone who got hit in the inner thigh with a mould master will be cringing reading this. I even remember a wet bladder with laces coming through the air and thinking should i duck or knock myself out?
All we did at the time was kick a ball from morning to night. A ball at your feet on the way to school and home again, any chance we had, at school playtime was kicking a ball, sometimes it was just a tennis ball because full sized balls where banned in the playground, at dinner time we headed to the pitch for a full game. I wasn’t very good so sometimes didn’t get picket to play, I would be devastated but couldn’t show it. One of my classmates was so good he went on to play for Rangers , I’ve always been proud of that and would tell anyone who would listen.
In those days we would leave the house in the morning wether we where going to school or during school holidays and our parents wouldn’t expect to see us until we wanted fed at night. There was no danger, nothing bad ever happened or so a lot of us thought.
There where atrocities happening not far off but we wouldn’t hear about that for a few years.
I remember my brothers going to Rangers games years before i was allowed to go and looked forward to when I could go.
My older brother was 3 years older than me and my eldest brother 3 years older than him.
I was 13 when me and my mate upstairs started to go to Ibrox, i know this was young and i would never let my kids do anything like this at that age but it was a different time. We would get the bus from the east end into glasgow then walk from the town over to the stadium and get a lift over the turnstiles.
We would take in the atmosphere and enjoy the games standing on our tippy toes to see by the big people.
We would join in with the songs that we had heard from a lp record on our radiogram in the living room.
You would find yourselves beside older guys who would relieve themselves into beer cans or miss them and wet someone else’s trousers.
When you left the stadium,being small you could get lifted off your feet with the crowd, we didn’t think much of that at the time but looking back now know how dangerous it was.
After the game we walked back to the town centre and got the bus back to the east end, my big brother would have already been back home on the supporter bus, got changed and went out again.
My big brother would go on a supporters bus that left from a local pub, he would follow The Rangers every week home and away.
When he came back he would tell me about the places he had been watching the Gers.
I answered our new phone a few times and it would be a girl from Dundee or somewhere else i had never been, asking for Brian.
We shared a room and the walls where full of Rangers pictures. We would cut pictures out of the papers or magazines that we could get at the time.
I remember getting excited about my 1st old firm game and I was looking forward to it for ages, we would talk about it all the time.
I knew my brother was going to the game with my mates big brother, we went our separate ways all of us buzzing for the game.
Most reading this will know what happened at the game but at the time we had no idea(no mobile phones, no internet, no social media. We made our way home to the east end after the game the usual way.
Coming off the bus we walked up towards our street, i could see the window open in our flat, remember it was January, it was cold, and saw my mum at the window, when she shouted “where’s Brian”? I knew something was wrong and ran up to our 1st floor flat.
I was told that there was a newsflash on tv and fans had died at Ibrox, i was 13 and I didn’t think that anything could have happened to him.
My thoughts where that he had went to a pub or met a girl or his mates. My mum wouldn’t let me go,she held me close for a while hoping the phone would ring and it would be Brian calling to say he was with a mate or a girl and he would be late home.
It was confirmed to dad by the police that Brian had been one of the fans who had died. Anyone who has had a loss will know how things went after that.
The daily record had a picture of Brian with a headline that said, the boy who lived for Rangers
At the time you could leave school at 15 and Brian had started working at the shipyards in govan and a lot of his fellow workers,neighbours and friends turned up for the funeral, they lined the path from our house to the road where the hearse was waiting. The coffin had a Rangers crest made from flowers on it. Brian was cremated at Daldowie crematorium, Willie Henderson who was a hero of mine at the time was at the ceremony as a representative of the club. I cant help think it must have been hard for players to go to so many funeral services, one of my heroes was near to me and it could have been anyone.
At my age I’ve had many losses since then but i don’t think anyone should go to see their favourite team and not come home.
I don’t say the words to him but I’m glad i still have another brother with us.
Thanks Iain and anyone involved who work hard to keep doing this great work.
govansw1 liked a post in a topic by The Moonlighter in UPDATE!The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project and John Taylor Rangers FC 1885-1897.
Back in 2018 we managed to locate the final resting place at Craigton Cemetery of Rangers trainer John Taylor. Sadly it was an unmarked grave.
Today the Restoration of Rangers Graves Project placed a stone befitting of the man.
John Taylor was born in 1852 but tragically,at the age of only 45, passed in May 1897 after a bout of pneumonia.
He was a Govan man from Merryland Street,a much loved and respected individual.
He was trainer at Rangers from 1885-1897 during which time the Club moved from Kinning Park to our new home at Ibrox.
Rangers won the League for the first time in 1890 and the Scottish Cup for the first time in 1894 after beating celtic 3-1 at Hampden, it was John Taylor who trained and coached the players, he’s pictured standing at the back with our victorious players.
We would also win four Glasgow Cups and one Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup during his tenure at the Club.
‘’Johnny’’ as he was affectionately known was a sprinter in his younger days and twice received gallantry awards for saving people from drowning.
These men gave us everything and this is today’s generation of Rangers supporters giving them back some dignity and respect.
If you’d like to donate to the Restoration of Rangers Graves Project please do so using this link.https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/the-restoration-of-range…
govansw1 liked a post in a topic by The Moonlighter in Why Do Women Follow Rangers?
This article is from the Rangers Supporters Association Annual 1958....more about how you can purchase this gem of a magazine and a few others from that era coming soon.
All monies raised will go to to assist the Restoration of Rangers Graves Project.
govansw1 liked a post in a topic by Tiger Shaw in Mysterious lights over Miami and Houston
We know fuck all about anything, these spooky cunts have been watching us for thousands of years, fuck knows why or what their intentions are but it’s well documented in ancient text Petroglyphs. hieroglyphs ect, the evidence is there if you want to believe it. Ancient civilisations from across the globe all tell similar stories of sky gods coming down on fiery shields to give knowledge, then disappearing back to the stars, they built similar statues and massive structures all across the world to mathematical perfection and alined with star systems, some that even with modern technology we would struggle to achieve. Open yer mind people this shit is real and these cunts are still watching.
The Governments are babying us over this because they’re scared of the reaction of people when they find out that there’s things out there of a far far greater intelligence than us and that their religion is a pile of shite. Ffs the Catholic Church used to burn people at the stake for the very mention of people from other worlds. Terrified to be shown for the sham they are.
ps I don’t care if anybody thinks I’m a total loonball 😆
govansw1 liked a post in a topic by The Moonlighter in Founders Trail Memories.Harry McNeil.
Harry McNeil was the older brother of our Founders Moses and Peter.
He has the distinction of having played for the Rangers in our first ever game v Callander in May 1872 on Fleshers Haugh.
He would play for the Club again during the 1880's and was a member of the Rangers Ancients team, along with the likes of Tom Vallance,who played many exhibition and charitable matches.
Harry would go into a business partnership with his brother Peter their H+ P McNeil sports good premises were a feature on both Union Street and Renfield Street Glasgow from the mid 1870's until 1896.
Once he'd hung up his boots Harry was to run the Royal Hotel in Bangor County Down. He was still attending Ibrox cheering on his beloved Rangers during the early1920’s, Harry lived long enough to see us from day one on Fleshers Haugh,into Ibrox and Rangers playing in front of huge attendances.
Harry McNeil passed in 1924.
In 2015 our research led us to Harry’s Great Grandchildren Ann Law and Archie Stewart and sadly his unmarked grave in Rutherglen Cemetery, Also buried there are Harry’s Brother in Law Andrew Park and his daughter Annie Robertson McNeil Scott.
The Club by way of supporting our Restoration of Rangers Graves Project agreed to purchase a stone for Harry McNeil’s final resting place,this was put in place at a dedication service in 2016. Ann and Archie were guests of the Club at Ibrox and both remain good friends of the Founders Project.
govansw1 liked a post in a topic by The Moonlighter in 164 Years Ago Today. Tom Vallance.
On the 27th May 1856 the Rangers great that was Tom Vallance was born.
To quote his Rangers team-mates from the 1870’s‘’ The whole of Rangers loved him like a brother’’
Over the years of our research into the formation of our Club one name kept popping up time and again and that’s the name of Tom Vallance, who had on reflection sadly been overlooked.
Tom was born at a small farmhouse known as Succoth near Renton in the parish of Cardross.When young he moved with his family to the Old Toll House at Shandon on the Gareloch. Tom came to Glasgow in the early 1870’s following the path taken by his friends whom he’d known since childhood the brothers McNeil and Campbell .
Tom Vallance had an astonishing 60 year association with the Club,and his is an incredible CV. He was a master oarsman, a champion athlete (he set a Scottish long jump record of over 21 feet), he studied at the Glasgow School of Art, had paintings accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy and was Rangers Club Captain and President for many years.
We have details of Tom Vallance being present at the ceremony held on 1st January 1929 which saw the opening of the Main Stand at Ibrox and also at a dinner which was held in the St.Enoch’s Hotel after a Rangers match in 1933 when we faced Sporting Club of Vienna. He was also a guest of the Club at the New Year’s Day fixture that season against celtic.So the lad who was present at Fleshers Haugh in 1872 is still attending Ibrox some 60 years later where the Club that he’d helped form and nurture were now playing in front of crowds in excess of 100,000.
Tom was a successful business man. He had The Club restaurant at 22 Paisley Road West which today is the Viceroy Bar,The Metropolitan which stood on Hutchison Street in the Merchant City area of Glasgow and the Lansdowne which was at 183 Hope Street.
Tom was having the Rangers results wired to his restaurants for the benefit of his patrons as early as 1890.When Rangers moved to First Ibrox in 1887 it was said that it was common for Club President Vallance to be working the turnstiles on matchday.We have a newspaper report detailing Tom and Founder Moses McNeil attending the 1905 Scottish Cup Final as supporters.
At the opening of the Main Stand in 1929 Tom Vallance recalled the facilities being so cramped at the Rangers ground at Kinning Park that the players would have to wash in basins of cold water in the open air.
It was the teenage Tom Vallance who helped lay the very foundations upon which our Club was built, hard-work, discipline, honesty, integrity and fair play .Mr. Struth said during that famous speech “No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the Gallant Pioneers”.
Tom was paid the ultimate accolade by the Club in May 1898 when he was made a life member. As a lasting tribute to the incredible contribution he made to our Club we had Tom put on to canvas by way of a painting by artist Helen Runciman .
Tom Vallance has now taken his rightful place at the top of the Marble Staircase alongside his friends and fellow Founders.
Tom was one of the originals, one of the greats.
Today we celebrate the life of Tom Vallance.
govansw1 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.
govansw1 liked a post in a topic by pollok-bear in Club statement | Resolution not deemed competent
I can guarantee you that Doncaster was a decent guy before he got that job then sold his soul to the beasts lol. It's as if its liewell talking when we hear the specky dyke speak. Fucking puppet.
Fucking get right intae these bastards . Il happily pay my season ticket and see no games just finally bring these fuckers down.