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  • The Gallant Pioneers THERE is nothing in life as powerful as an idea whose time has come. The French writer Victor Hugo scripted that truism around the time Moses and Peter McNeil, William McBeath and
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  • The Rangers F.C. by "True Blue" The Rangers Club by "Obo" Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue" The Rangers First Trophy The opening of the first Ibrox Park
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  • The People These are the four lads and their great friend Tom Vallance who came to Glasgow and formed The Rangers Football Club. Moses McNeil Peter Campbell Peter McNeil William McBeath Tom Vallance
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  • Moses McNeil In the week Peter McNeil’s granddaughter, Heather Lang, unveiled the plaque at Glasgow Green, marking the site of the first match played by Rangers, Gary Ralston, author of “The Gallant Pioneers”, received a
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  • Peter Campbell The first Ranger to score a goal for his country, Peter Campbell scored two against Wales at First Hampden Park in March, 1878. Peter’s Rangers’ teammate, James Watson, also scored for Scotland in
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  • Peter McNeil In September, 2009, Heather Lang unveiled a plaque at Fleshers Haugh, Glasgow Green to mark the location of the first match played by Rangers Football Club, against Callendar, in May, 1872.* There was
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  • William McBeath In May, 1872, at Fleshers Haugh, Glasgow Green, Rangers fought out a 0-0 draw with Callander. Their first game saw their first “Man of the Match”, William McBeath. He would also become first
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  • Tom Vallance Tom Vallance was very much a man for his time. It is inconceivable the many and varied talents this man was blessed with would have been allowed to flourish if he had been
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  • The Grounds Fleshers Haugh Burnbank Kinning Park First Ibrox Back to Home Page
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  • Fleshers Haugh 1872 - 1875 From the spring of 1872 when the Rangers were formed we've had various locations around the city of Glasgow that we've called home. In fact, I find it difficult to
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  • Burnbank 1875 - 1876 The ground was situated on the south side of Great Western Road at Barrington Drive. It was leased to us by the Glasgow Accies who were formed in 1866, they in
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  • Kinning Park 1876 - 1887 At the end of season 1875-76 Rangers had agreed to take over Clydesdale Cricket Clubs Kinning Park Ground, as they were moving to a new location at Titwood, where they
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  • The First Ibrox 1887 - 1899 The move along the Paisley Road to Ibrox was met with much surprise by the citizens of Glasgow as we were moving so far out of the city. An
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  • Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue" 23rd August 1887 30th August 1887 6th September 1887 13th September 1887 20th September 1887 27th September 1887 4th October 1887 11th October 1887 18th October 1887 25th October 1887
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  • 23rd August 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 30th August 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 6th September 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 13th September 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 20th September 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 27th September 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 4th October 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 11th October 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 18th October 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 25th October 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 1st November 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 8th November 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 15th November 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 22nd November 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 29th November 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 6th December 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 13th December 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 20th December 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • Ibrox Gifts 27th December 1887 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 10th January 1888 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 17th January 1888 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 24th January 1888 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 31st January 1888 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 7th February 1888 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • 14th February 1888 Back to Ibrox Whispers by "Dark Blue"
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  • This article was written in 1890 about our historic first cup final victory in 1879 The Glasgow Charity Cup on display at the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden.Picture courtesy of the Scottish football Museum A
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  • George Gillespie In connection with the dribbling game in Glasgow, it should be generally known that Mr. Gillespie supplies the link which binds the players of the dead past to those of the living present.
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  • Thomas Vallance The early 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
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  • Alexander Vallance With quite as much pluck, but awanting in finish and style, the younger of the brothers, Mr. Alexander, was nevertheless a fine back. Lighter made and more easily tackled than Thomas, he had
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  • Hugh McIntyre Mr. Hugh M'Intyre and Mr. J. Drinnan were the half-backs in this contest. No such new-fangled device as three half-backs was ever thought of in Scotland at that time, and you may be
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  • James Drinnan In the list of the Rangers' eleven who took part in the match under review, the name of Mr. Drinnan does not occur, and I am obliged to proffer an explanation. In the
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  • Peter Campbell The Rangers a dozen years ago without Mr. Peter Campbell would have been like the Queen's Park now with Mr. William Sellar left out. He was the life and soul of the forward
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  • Moses McNeil The M'Neils are quite a football family, and, what is of more account, have gained distinction in the game. Is it not a fact that Mr. Peter was one of the founders of
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  • William Struthers An original member of the Partick, when that club could boast of having as good a team as now, Struthers was associated with the old pioneers in Messrs. Boag, James S. Campbell, Love,
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  • David Hill A most unselfish player was Mr. Hill. He was slow, but sure, and if ever a man showed an example in the field by at once passing on the ball when necessary, and
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  • Archibald Steel Like the other members of the Rangers, Mr. Steel was very young when he joined that club. His enthusiasm for the game, however, was unbounded, and I have been told by an old
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  • Charles McQuarrie Although retired from active duty on the field, Mr. M'Quarrie is even now in football harness as the treasurer of the Partick Thistle. He did not play in many of the first eleven
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  • The opening of the first Ibrox Park This in-depth article about the opening of the first Ibrox Park was published in Aug 1887. Although it can be hard to read in parts it is still
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  • The Rangers Club by "Obo" 'The Rangers Club' by 'Obo' from The Scottish Football Annual 1894-95. A look back at the early years of the Club that includes a valuable recollection of the 1880's. Page
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  • 'True Blue' William “Daddy” Dunlop William “Daddy” Dunlop gave great service to the Rangers, both on the field and off. He scored two goals in the first replay of the 1877 Scottish Cup Final against
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  • The Presidents & Chairmen James McBlane Watt Archibald Harkness George Goudie James Henderson Sir John Ure Primrose William Craig Joseph Buchanan
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  • James McBlane Watt President 1876 – 1877 James Watt was a good club man. Goalkeeper in the 1877 Scottish Cup Final side, he was a fine last line of defence. He lost his position to
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  • Archibald Harkness President 1881 – 1882 17 November, 1882 The Rangers’ late President We are indebted to “Jonathan Oldbuck” of the Manchester Athletic News, who was a great friend of Mr Harkness’s, for the following
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  • George Goudie President 1882 – 1883 Vice President 1883 – 1885 Club records would suggest that in terms of length of service to Rangers Football Club, George Goudie would not readily be thought of as
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  • James Henderson President 1898 - 1899 Chairman 1899 – 1912 When James Henderson died after a short illness on 10 May, 1912, the loss was not only felt by Rangers Football Club. Like so many
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  • Sir John Ure Primrose Honorary President 1888 - 1912 Chairman 1912 - 1923 Sir John Ure Primrose, Bart., LL.D, was one of the leading figures in the city of Glasgow in the years before and
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  • William Craig Chairman 1923 William Craig’s sudden death on 20 November, 1923 gives him the sad distinction of enjoying the shortest period in office of any Rangers chairman. This, though, understates the contribution he made
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  • Joseph Buchanan Chairman 1923 – 1932 Joseph Buchanan succeeded William Craig as chairman of Rangers Football Club Limited on the sad death of the latter in November, 1923. The future chairman joined the Club in
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  • The Founders Trail The research into the lives of the young lads who formed Rangers Football Club began in 2006. Their untold story was something that had intrigued me from an early age, where did
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  • The Founders painting at Ibrox "Peter McNeil, who's characteristic self-denial, and zeal for the best interests of the Club, used to journey to the most desirable part of the Glasgow Green about twelve noon and
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  • The Tom Vallance painting at Ibrox Over the years during our research into the Founders of our great Club one name has continually jumped out at us from the history books. Tom Vallance. A Gallant
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  • Founders plaque unveiled at Fleshers Haugh "Back in 2006 I approached Glasgow City Council with a proposal to place a plaque within the Football Centre on Fleshers Haugh marking the birthplace of our Club and
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  • The Founders Trail & Britains Parks Videos Tom Vallance painting on Rangers TV Documentary about the Tom Vallance painting shown on Rangers TV 2012 Rangers TV video The Founders Trail shown on Rangers TV 2011
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  • Newspaper Articles Membership advert Garelochead Sports 1868, 1873, 1874 & 1875 Peter McNeil writes to the editor of The Herald 'St Columba' - Liverpool mercury Friday, March 2, 1883 Clifftonville v Rangers - The Belfast
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  • The Scotch Canadian Tour What follows is an incredible series of newspaper articles from the late 1870's that details an astonishing initiative led by our own Tom Vallance and Rangers first patron the Marquis of
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  • Match Reports 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887
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  • Rangers V Clyde September 1873. Rangers V Oxford October 1873. A cartoon from 1890 showing football being played at South Side Park. Rovers v Rangers November 1873
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  • Rangers v Dollapers January 1874 Rangers V Gramby January 1874. Rangers v Oxford January 1874 Standard V Rangers February 1874 Havelock V Rangers February 1874 Union Jack V Rangers February 1874 Standard V Rangers March
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  • Rangers V Sandyford February 1875 Rangers V Barrhead February 1875 Rangers v Rovers March 1875 Rangers v Vale of Leven September 1875 Rangers v Queens Park November 1875
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  • Rangers V Partick December 1876 Rangers V Mauchline December 1876
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  • First Scottish Cup Final. Rangers v Vale of Leven 17th March 1877. Rangers v Vale of Leven 7th April 1877. Rangers v Vale of Leven 13th April 1877. Rangers v Barrhead September 1877.
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  • Rangers V Queens Park October 1878. Rangers V Alexandria December 1878.
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  • Rangers v Vale of Leven April 1879. Rangers v Vale of Leven May 1879. Rangers v Blackburn November 1879.
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  • Rangers V Partick September 1880 Rangers V Vale of Leven February 1880 Rangers V Hibernian March 1880 Rangers V Dumbarton April 1880 Glasgow Charity Cup Final Rangers V Queens Park May 1880 Glasgow Charity Cup
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  • Rangers V Hibernian April 1881 Rangers v Dumbarton August 1881 Blackburn v Rangers November 1881
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  • Rangers V Queens Park October 1882
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  • Blackburn Rovers V Rangers January 1883 Rangers V Thorniebank February 1883 Rangers V Aston March 1883 Rangers V Vale of Leven May 1883 Rangers V Queens Park May 1883 St Bernards V Rangers August 1883
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  • Rangers V Blackburn Rovers January 1884 Thistle V Rangers February 1884 Rangers V Abercorn March 1884 Queens Park V Rangers April 1884 Rangers V Kilmarnock Athletic September 1884 3rd LRV v Rangers October 1884 3rd
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  • Rangers V Preston North End August 1885 Rangers V Vale of Leven December 1885
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  • Rangers V Pollokshields Athletic January 1886 Rangers V 3rd LRV February 1886 Notts Forest v Rangers March 1886 Rangers V Greenock Northern March 1886 Rangers V 3rd LRV March 1886 Rangers V Notts Forest April
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  • Rangers V Linthouse January 1887 Rangers V Cambuslang February 1887 Uddingston V Rangers May 1887 Rangers V Renton May 1887 Rangers V Preston North End August 1887 Opening of first Ibrox Rangers V Battlefield September
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The opening of the first Ibrox Park
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The Rangers Club by "Obo"
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