History of Rangers FC

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    • Der gute alte Bahnhof "Ibrox", der 1967 eingestellt wurde.

      Früher auch der legendäre Weg vom Wasserturm. [img]http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/opwegnaarpartm6vdxgakn.jpg[/img]
      :rfc: Ignore The Nonsense, The Irrelevant & The Noise :rfc:
    • Weil's auch etwas Geschichte ist ... weil ja viel über unseren langsamen Start in die Saison diskutiert wird:

      By FF'S -> Sir Duncan Ferguson
      Join Date 28-07-2006
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      Default First 13 league games since 1986

      For all the talk of slow starts and all that, I decided to compare this season's first 13 games to the rest of our season's in the top flight since the arrival of Souness in 1986. I've put them all as 3 points a game (it was 2 points a game up until 1993/94). Here's they are (out of a possible 39 points and slower starts in bold)

      Graeme Souness

      86/87 - 28
      87/88 - 21
      88/89 - 33
      89/90 - 24
      90/91 - 25

      Walter Smith

      91/92 - 31
      92/93 - 32
      93/94 - 19
      94/95 - 26
      95/96 - 32
      96/97 - 32
      97/98 - 28

      Dick Advocaat

      98/99 - 26
      99/00 - 34
      00/01 - 25
      01/02 - 30

      Alex McLeish

      02/03 - 35
      03/04 - 32
      04/05 - 30
      05/06 - 22

      Paul Le Guen

      06/07 - 19

      Walter Smith

      07/08 - 28
      08/09 - 30
      09/10 - 28
      10/11 - 34

      Ally McCoist

      11/12 - 35

      Mark Warburton

      16/17 - 23

      Souness loved his slow starts didn't he ?
      Gæð a Wyrd swa hio scel!

    • Jedes Jahr beim ersten Heimspiel gibt es eine traditionelle Handlung, die sogenannte Loving Cup Ceremony. So auch dieses Jahr ... und alle wird erläutert:

      Gæð a Wyrd swa hio scel!

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    • Es geht zwar um Hugh Dallas, aber der Tag war damals schon speziell.

      Scottish Sun schrieb:

      Dallas can still remember the events building up to the game that broke Celtic hearts, because he's still bemused he took charge at all
      Hugh Dallas MBE was referee at Fir Park on the fateful day in May 2005
      when Motherwell beat Celtic to hand Rangers the title in the most
      dramatic style.

      But Scottish football history could have been dramatically different if
      Dallas had called the Fir Park clash off — as he came close to doing.

      Now one of Uefa’s three refereeing officers — he, Italian Pierluigi
      Collina and Marc Batta of France control all refereeing matters in
      Europe — Dallas can still remember the events building up to the game
      that broke Celtic hearts, because he’s still bemused he took charge at

      Dallas,59, recalled: “I knew that weekend was going to be my last game
      as a referee. But in retrospect, doing the Motherwell v Celtic game was a
      surprise appointment for me.

      “The game was the first-ever Helicopter Sunday, with Motherwell’s game
      and Hibs v Rangers taking place at the same time and the trophy being
      taken by helicopter to whoever the title-winners would be.

      “I knew I was on the list of referees to handle a game that weekend and I was wondering where I’d go.

      “But I can remember talking to Kenny Clark the weekend before and saying
      to him I was a certainty for Easter Road, because you could practically
      see Fir Park from my house in Motherwell.

      “On the Monday morning Stuart Dougal rang me in my car and asked if I’d seen the refereeing appointments.

      “I said, ‘Easter Road?’ and he said ‘no’. I felt a bit deflated because
      my first thought was that my last game was going to be one that didn’t

      “Then he said, ‘You’re at Motherwell.’

      “I was really surprised. I hardly slept all week because everything was
      riding on that game. I can remember the day vividly — what people might
      not know is that the game was so close to being postponed.

      “It rained all the Sunday morning and when I got to Fir Park the area in
      the top right-hand corner was badly flooded. The ground staff guys were
      working so hard on it but, initially, I said there was no way that bit
      of the pitch was playable.

      “It opened up all kinds of scenarios. The SPL obviously wanted the two
      games at the same time so nobody got an advantage. But I had to be sure
      the pitch was safe for the players going on to it. I couldn’t have it
      being played in farcical conditions.

      “I don’t know what would’ve happened if I’d postponed it. I assume
      Rangers’ game would’ve gone ahead and presumably Celtic’s would’ve taken
      place later.

      “But the Fir Park guys worked hard and got it playable, which I don’t
      mind admitting was a relief. And of course, the twist was that a few
      hours later, the sun was shining and you’d never have known the game had
      been in any doubt.”

      Dallas still lives close to Fir Park but the world he now inhabits is
      more about the dizzy heights of the Champions League than the Scottish

      The morning after the Champions League semi-final first legs ten days
      ago, he and his two Uefa colleagues had a Skype discussion to confirm
      the officials that would handle last week’s second legs.

      It seems curious to think that behind the doors of his front garden —
      with its immaculately-tended artificial grass lawn — European football’s
      movers and shakers are discussing matters of high import.

      But in the days of global media much of his work can be done from North Lanarkshire.

      He said: “The three of us will have conversations after European
      fixtures, discussing how the games went and who should take charge of
      the next round.

      “I can actually get to Geneva faster than I can get to Aberdeen — a
      drive to Edinburgh then a two-hour Easyjet flight to Switzerland.

      “But in the days of Skype, we can live anywhere. Pierluigi is in Italy and Marc’s in Switzerland, but we’re in constant contact.

      “We’ll start looking at appointments in the major competitions from the
      quarter-final stage. The three of us will send proposals to Uefa’s
      referee committee, for them to check for any anomalies.

      “That’s a good thing — we’ve had cases before where one of the members
      has reminded us that, for example, ‘three years ago there was that
      controversial incident’. So when making appointments, the more heads
      there are, the better.

      “It can be tricky — in the latter stages of competitions we wait until
      the first legs are done before making the appointments for the second
      leg. But you could have Team X having had a referee from say, Turkey, in
      the last round, so you need to be careful you don’t appoint another
      referee from the same country.

      “It can be a logistical minefield. When you get to the final stages, you
      look for the right guy for the game but maybe his country still have a
      team in the competition. After that you look for what we call a ‘clean
      referee’ — someone from a country with no clubs left in it.

      “Sometimes it’s a disadvantage to come from a big football country. In
      Pierluigi’s day Italian clubs were really strong, then it was the
      English clubs who were doing well, which meant British refs suffered.

      “It now affects Spanish officials. A Spanish referee was appointed for
      the Monaco v Juventus first leg, but we’d never have put him in charge
      of the second leg because that could’ve determined which team got
      through to face a Spanish team in the final. We also try to work closely
      with the national associations. We don’t want a referee having a
      domestic game on a Sunday if he’s refereeing a Champions League fixture
      on a Tuesday.

      “We also advise them to try to avoid their officials coming back from a
      Europa League tie on a Friday and having a domestic game on a Saturday.

      “Referees must have sufficient recovery time to help them avoid injury.”

      HUGH DALLAS is 12 years retired as a ref — and admits he doesn’t miss being in the heart of things one bit.

      He says the introduction of additional assistant referees — AARs — has changed the way matches are handled.

      He said: “I don’t miss being a referee. I don’t know what it would be like working with an additional referee.

      “To be running towards the penalty area not looking at the ball — I’d find that very hard.

      “If players are running towards the AAR, he’s looking at them. The ref’s
      running and watching what’s happening in the penalty area.
      “Domestic matches are difficult because there are no additional officials, except in cup finals.

      “It’s a different style of refereeing to my days in amateurs and juniors
      when you didn’t even have linesmen so you’d to catch offsides as well!

      “The important thing for an official coming to the end of his career is
      to know when to stop. I stopped early but at the top — and I’ve no
      regrets about doing so.

      “That season I did, I was at Broadwood doing a Clyde game in the
      December. It was cold and when my two young assistants came in I didn’t
      know who they were. I thought then, ‘it’s time’.

      “What you do miss are the laughs. I can go back a long time to being an
      assistant for a game at Shawfield involving Clyde when Craig Brown was
      the manager.

      “Kevin O’Donnell was referee for the match and at one stage Craig shouted, ‘Any chance of a penalty, Kevin?’

      “Kevin came back quick as a flash, ‘Mr. Brown, for me to give your team a penalty, they’d need to get into the penalty box!’

      “There were lots of quips like that and you miss that kind of stuff.”

      IT’S the criticism that annoys Hugh Dallas more than anything.

      The suggestion assistant referees in games contribute nothing and don’t make big calls.

      He says the evidence is that they DO — they just don’t show it.

      He said: “The assistants are miked up and they’re constantly communicating.

      “But at Uefa we tell them NOT to wave their arms or be demonstrative. Don’t be the star of the show, just communicate.

      “We record the conversations so we can check on how to improve things — ‘Don’t say that’, ‘You should be saying this’.

      “Assistants have definitely helped. In the 2014 Scottish Cup Final
      Stevie May of St Johnstone punched the ball into the net and that
      wouldn’t have been seen by the referee.

      “Alan Muir was behind the goal and got it spot on — he caught it and not
      only saved the ref’s embarrassment, he saved the reputation of the
      player, because him scoring a goal by punching the
      ball into the net would’ve lived with him forever.

      “Strangely Alan was also the assistant when there was one missed — when
      Josh Meekings of Inverness handled in the following year’s Cup
      semi-final against Celtic.

      “But it’s not that the official has seen it and decided to ignore it,
      it’s the fact it’s happened so fast he’s just not seen it.”

      IT’S his hometown club — but it’s a little-known fact he almost became their BOSS.

      Hugh Dallas was given the chance to become CEO at Motherwell after he’d retired from refereeing.

      But in the end he felt it wasn’t the job for him.

      He said: “John Boyle rang me and asked if it was something I’d be interested in.

      “I was ready to go off on holiday and we discussed it over lunch. Frankly, it ruined my break as I could think of nothing else.

      “I told him I’d think it over but the more I considered it, the more personal issues there seemed to be.

      “I’d run successful businesses before but I didn’t know if having the responsibility of running a club was what I wanted to do.

      “In the end I told John it wasn’t for me — and he went on to employ one of the best CEOs in the business in Leeann Dempster.”

      HE’D hesitate to call it a dynasty.

      And Hugh Dallas steers clear of passing comment on son Andrew — who’s been on the FIFA list since January 2015.

      He said: “I don’t get involved in Andrew’s games. I give as much
      coaching and encouragement as I can. It was his choice and I had to
      persuade him to stay involved at the start.

      “I told him we’ve all had weekends where someone’s had to put the
      Cadbury’s Cookies under the bed because we don’t want to come out from
      under it!

      “I had to remind him he’d put a lot of hard work into it.

      “Like all the top guys, he’s dedicated, trains every day, watches what he eats, relies on a very understanding employer.

      “He’s 33 and still learning his trade. I’ll leave it to others to
      compare him to his father — but I’d certainly say he’s a better
      man-manager than I was at his stage.

      “I’ll analyse highlights with him, show where he can improve on specific areas of his game.”

      Weiß noch genau, wo ich an dem Tag war und was ich machte :D (Hab das damals auch noch auf MC aufgenommen.)
      Gæð a Wyrd swa hio scel!

    • Gestern gab es dann vor dem Spiel ja auch die traditionelle Loving Cup Ceremony. Wie immer sehenswert.
      :rfc: Ignore The Nonsense, The Irrelevant & The Noise :rfc:
    • Fragte ich unlängst auf FF:

      It would be interesting to know what amount of money went into each lower tier club's coffers due to us having to play through the leagues

      ... as compared what they got before and nowadays from the respective authorities.

      I would hazard a guess that our stay in the lower leagues was a bleesing in disguise for most of these clubs. But that's not for your average
      Scottish investigative journalist ....

      User namens Texas ranger antwortete heute:

      Texas Ranger FF schrieb:

      I did an analysis based on attendances at away games at the time and although I don't recall all of the numbers and keeping in mind I didn't take into account programme sales, food sales and other revenue opportunities nor additional costs such as extra stewards, police etc, the one that sticks out in my mind was Queens Park. I believe based on the attendances of their two home games against us, versus years when they didn't play us, they took in over seven years of revenue in those two games.

      Ich denke man kann ohne große Einschränkungen behaupten, daß während der schottische Fußball im Oberhaus seitens der Verbände und Erstligavereine gegen die Wand gefahren wurde, unsere Anwesenheit in den unteren Ligen den Vereinen dort massiv unter die Arme gegriffen hat.
      Gæð a Wyrd swa hio scel!