30 November 2013

The 25 Year Scottish Cup Hoodoo

By Gary Havlin | Contributor

It's been four-and-a-half long years since our last Scottish Cup victory. The 2009 Final victory against Falkirk was our 33rd Scottish Cup triumph from the 51 finals we have contested.

Those four-and-half-years seem like a lifetime ago when you consider the trials and tribulations that have engulfed our football club since the 2009 Final. However, it pales into insignificance when you consider that, from 1903 until 1928, the famous old trophy on not one occasion graced the sideboard inside Ibrox.

The 25 year 'hoodoo', as it was described by all in Scottish football, straddled the reign of our first two managers, William Wilton ( Mr Wilton was manager in the 1903 victory) and William Struth. It occurred in an era before our magnificent Main Stand had been constructed, and had Rangers greats such as David Meiklejohn, Sandy Archibald, Andy Cunningham and Alan Morton in serious danger of finishing their careers with no Scottish Cup Medal, which was the premier competition in Scotland at the time, described by Rangers first Historian John Allan as ' footballs most precious prize'.

17 November 2013

The CRO talks to: Fernando Ricksen

by PamelaRFC | Guest Contributor

This interview with former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen took at the beginning of October before his announcement that he has ALS, in the UK better known as MND. In consultation with Fernando and his biographer Vincent, it was decided to publish it now.