history of the Rangers—their triumphs, misfortunes, joys, and sorrows—have all been shared in by Mr. Thomas
Vallance, and he still sticks to them like the veritable leech. Who could captain a young team like he? When
Vallance led the Rangers to victory in this final Charity tie, I am sure he was barely out of his teens, and I
don't think would even yet hesitate to don the blue jersey of the club were it hard up for a back. Vallance was a
back, indeed, and for several seasons, but more particularly that of 1879-80, none in Scotland showed better form.
His returns near goal were neat and clean, and without being in any way rough with an opponent. Vallance's length
of limb and good judgment often saved his club from losing goals. The whole of the Rangers "lo'ed him like a vera
brither," and at practice his word was law. He played four times against England.
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