18 October 2014

986278 Gunner William Thornton—Rangers War Hero

By Gary Havlin | Contributor

One of the greatest players in Rangers' history, William Thornton spent his entire career with the Glasgow club. He made his debut for Rangers as a 16 year old in a reserve match v Partick Thistle at Firhill in March 1936. Alongside him also making his debut was a 15 year old, the great William Waddell.

05 August 2014

Rangers History 9 In A Row Quiz and Giveaway

10 Questions to test your knowledge on Rangers 9 League Titles In A Row – 1988/89-1996/97

21 July 2014

Fantastic: When God Played for Rangers

By @LaudrupsHair | Guest Contributor

Twenty years ago today Rangers signed a legend of European football. A player who reached the heights of the European game. But enough about Basile Boli...

27 June 2014

Willie Woodburn – The Lifer

By Gary Havlin | Contributor

Extracts from an article first published in Four Four Two magazine, February 1999, by Gordon Thomson

Willie Woodburn was once described as an enigma.

Wrapped inside this enigma was a scapegoat of the Scottish Football Association's draconian disciplinary system. His story taught thousands a Latin phrase, except 'sine die' didn't sound like a learn-it-by-rote classroom clause. It was much more than that. It sounded like the end.

14 May 2014

Remembering Manchester

"Rangers are coming!"

by Ross McAdam | Contributor

On the 1st May 2008 at around 10:30 p.m. Nacho Novo calmly slotted home a penalty to send Rangers to the Uefa Cup Final and Manchester was told to brace itself. Yes, the Rangers were going to their first European final since 1972. I’ll admit that it is something I never thought I would ever see.

30 April 2014

Sandy in Royal Blue

By Gary Havlin | Contributor

Class, Elegance and Dignity. Three words that epitomise not just the way he played the game, but the type of man Sandy Jardine was. 

22 March 2014

Davie Cooper - Signing for the Club he loved

by Gary Havlin | Contributor

It's been 20 years since the tragic passing of one of Rangers and Scotland's all time great footballers, Davie Cooper, at the incredibly young age of 39. The loss of one of the greatest Rangers players of the post-war era is just as difficult to comprehend today as it was on 23rd March 1995.

06 March 2014

The Rangers, Chelsea and one of Scotland's Finest Players

John Tait 'Jacky' Robertson
By Gary Havlin | Contributor

Known among those with an affection for both teams as 'The Blues Brothers,' the history between the two clubs can be traced right to the formation of Chelsea FC, back in the early 20th Century, in 1905. Their paths have crossed more than once in the intervening 109 years, however never in a competitive match.

Indeed, Chelsea's first manager and scorer of their first ever competitive goal played a huge part in Rangers success in the early 1900s, Jacky Robertson.

A Dumbarton man, who started his playing career with Morton before heading to Everton, he was signed from Southampton in 1899. One of an 'exceptional group of players' signed in the aftermath of Rangers becoming a Ltd Company in May 1899, he is described in Rangers: The Complete Record as 'considered to be one of the finest players in the history of the Scottish game. The outstanding left-half of his time, a player of power, of attacking instincts and deadly finish with an exceptional heading ability.' Praise indeed! He captained Scotland's great team of 1900, which beat England 4-1 at Celtic Park and was signed for the princely sum of £300.

06 January 2014

Rangers Heroes and the Missing League Titles

by Gary Havlin | Contributor

To be a Ranger is to be a winner. Since the inception of the Scottish Football League in 1890, Rangers have been Scottish League Champions on 54 occasions. Being the most successful football Club in Scottish football (ASA, UEFA, ECA, SFA, SPFL and NASA Approved) would have you believe that all of our most famous players would be in possession of numerous League Title badges. You'd be wrong!

Here's a list of some of the players who, despite their service to Rangers or contribution to our numerous Cup successes, have not been fortunate enough to have played a part in a League Title winning season…