September 30, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Top 5 Goals We are now at the end of the Rangers Legends Challenge articles and what better way to finish them with the legendary Ally McCoist. Before I waffle on about Super Ally, I just want to say a huge thank you to all of the brilliant contributors and to all […]

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September 30, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - Nothing Short Of Outstanding Gazza was nothing short of outstanding at times during his Ibrox career; a real character and an even better footballer. Perhaps the most vivid non-football memory of him was the bleached blonde hair. It swept the nation. Everyone at school had the Gazza hairdo as his signing certainly […]

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September 30, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - Leaders Don’t Fake It What makes a real leader? Sound bites? Turning up for the big moments only? Putting yourself first? Wearing short sleeves in cold weather? No. Leading by example, imposing your will on the chaos of your opponent, turning up every time no matter the foe no matter the venue, putting the bigger institution before yourself.  Understanding your obligations. […]

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September 30, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - European Golden Boot Super Ally is one of those Rangers players who just put a smile on your face whenever you think about him. Whether it’s a goal you remember or a moment, Ally McCoist has had an impact as a Rangers player not many people can say they had. Ally McCoist […]

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September 30, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - Telepathic Understanding During the 1987 League Cup Final Rangers won a free kick on the edge of the box and commentator Jock Brown told us that [Graham] Roberts was dictating things before his voice came to a crescendo when he announced that the ball was brilliantly struck by Davie Cooper.  Brilliantly struck? […]

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September 30, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - Saved Our Club When I was asked to do this there was only one player I considered and it was Sandy Jardine. I wasn’t born until 1984 but I have my Dad, my Grandfather, my Uncles and my Dads friends to thank for educating me on Sandy and also my good friend […]

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September 30, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - What If? “Well wee man, I’ve good news and bad news. The bad news is that I’ve got terminal cancer, the good news is the nurse said I can have a drink again!” Its impossible to talk about Jim Baxter without mentioning the off-field antics that he became famous for, and ultimately […]

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September 27, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - The Genius He is my favourite Rangers player of all time and the fact he has the nickname Godrup tells its own story about how he is looked upon by the wider Rangers fanbase. Don't get me wrong when he left for Chelsea, it was a gutting experience, but being able to […]

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September 27, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - Greatest Ever Ranger There are few, living or dead, who typify the spirit of Rangers more than John Greig.  Once voted the ‘Greatest Ever Ranger’, he is remembered as a player who drove the team forward with fist clenched symbolising the fierce determination that characterised his game.  It was legendary Boss, Bill […]

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September 27, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - Immortal Being voted the Greatest Ever Ranger and having a statue outside Ibrox means that John Greig is one of those one club men who are immortal in the eyes of Rangers Fans.  John Greig only joined Rangers on his father insistence as a Rangers scout came to his Edinburgh home and […]

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September 27, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Andy Goram Broke My Heart It’s not often UEFA make a rule that does Rangers a favour; but back in the early 1990’s that’s exactly what happened. The three foreigners rule meant a serious overhaul of the squad was needed. Wasting a non Scots place on a goalkeeper seemed daft so out went […]

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September 27, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - Sandy in Royal Blue William Pullar Jardine. The word legend gets banded about to easily in football these days but that word doesn’t seem to do, the man affectionately known as Sandy, Justice. With over 600 appearances for the club Sandy is only second to the greatest ever Ranger John Greig in […]

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September 27, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - Jarl of Ibrox Once, Britain was split by a thing called the Danelaw, within that Danes ruled as Kings (or Jarls). All that came to an end in circa 954AD but there was a brief revival of Danish Kingship down Govan way between 1994 and 1998. As sleek as a longship and as dangerous as a Viking raider Laudrup had everything. Speed, touch, […]

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September 26, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - Slim Jim When Sir Alex Ferguson says that you are “arguably the best player to play in Scottish Football” then that says just how good a player Jim Baxter was.  Jim Baxter joined Raith Rovers as a part timer in 1957 and had an excellent performance against Rangers at Ibrox which convinced […]

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September 26, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Rangers Number 9 Quite literally the greatest goalscorer Scotland has ever produced Alistair Murdoch McCoist signed for Rangers in the summer of 1983 when I wasn't even 1 year old I always remember by dad telling me about how things could've been so different for Ally as the first few months were […]

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September 26, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - England Skipper The first World Cup that I can remember was in the summer of 1986, from a Scottish perspective it was a case of "what might've been" but for England, anyone who knows anything about football, will tell you it was all about Maradona and how he tormented their defence in […]

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September 26, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - 171 Consecutive Games The word legend is used a lot in Football and it is very very difficult to earn that title but a man born in Edinburgh in 1948 became one at Ibrox and is now immortalised with the Govan Stand now named after him and there is nobody more deserving.  […]

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September 25, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Legend then, legend now, legend forever.   Back in the late 1980s when my mates and I played football with jumpers for goalposts, you would find me stationed in and around the opposition box and the reason for that was I was looking to copy the goalscoring exploits of Alistair Murdoch McCoist. Ally […]

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September 25, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - No Nonsense Defender The Souness Revolution of Scottish Football was in full flow in the Summer of 1986 and Rangers paid Ipswich £750,000 to sign the England Centre Half Terry Butcher in one of the biggest transfers in Scottish Football history. Butcher arrived and immediately took over as captain leading the Gers […]

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September 25, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - Strength, Power & Pace I have to confess I wasn’t a fan of Mark Hateley when Graeme Souness splashed out £1,000,000 to bring him to Ibrox in the summer of 1990. My opinion of Mark was nothing to do with his credentials – after all he had AC Milan, Monaco and a […]

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September 24, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - The best we’ve ever had. It’s easy to look back on 9IAR and forget that there were plenty times Rangers didn’t play well. Walter Smith’s side made regular use of the cliché that a team that doesn’t play well and wins is the mark of champions. Much, so so much of this, […]

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September 24, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - My Hero I've thoroughly enjoyed writing these blogs today and I have to confess to deliberately leaving Davie Cooper to last. He's my hero you see. My favourite player. Not just my favourite Rangers player but my favourite ever player. The man is a giant in my eyes. He's the reason I […]

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September 24, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - Old School Defender What more can be said about Richard Gough that hasn't already been said by most of the the other writers on This Is Ibrox. Richard was a warrior someone who would put his body on the line every single game to make sure the team got the win & […]

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September 24, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Super Ally Rangers have had some excellent strikers throughout their existence, some offering different talents to others, but there will never be a finer out and out goal scorer, for as long as I live, than super Ally.  An encouraging start looked like it would propel him into the superstardom but a minor setback when Souness was […]

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September 23, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - Where Do You Start? Where do you start? Gazza burst into our lives in the summer of 1994. He instantly made a then 8 year old me equally famous as well with that peroxide blond hairdo so we were destined to get along just fine. I hadn’t had much experience of watching […]

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September 23, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - The Souness Revolution The Souness Revolution was built on solid foundations and arguably the most crucial and inspirational component of all was the unprecedented capture of England captain Terry Butcher in 1986.  Butcher, a UEFA cup winner with Ipswich and already a stalwart of the England national team, sent shockwaves throughout British […]

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September 23, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - Rangers Hero If nine-in-a-row was to define the 1990s for Rangers then it was never in more jeopardy than on the morning of Saturday 11 May 1991 as Aberdeen, in red-hot form with 23 points from the last 24, came to Ibrox needing only a point against a bandaged-up Rangers side rocking […]

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September 23, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - The Rest Is History As a young bear cub starting his Rangers pilgrimage in the 70’s, I could not help but notice the special reverence reserved for celebrating a John Greig goal. For a fanbase for whom “loyalty” is an integral component requisite this should have come as no surprise.  Edinburgh born […]

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September 22, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Dark Arts I’m not sure which is the most impressive: the rude run of generally excellent goalkeepers Rangers Football Club has enjoyed since the mid-1980s or the gap between Andy Goram’s peak and that of any other Scottish goalkeeper since the days of black and white.  Not unlike some of the other […]

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September 22, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - World Class Brian Laudrup. Where do you start with this guy? Best foreign player ever to play for Rangers? Yes, absolutely. Most talented to play for Rangers in the last fifty years? Very possible but there's so many to compare him to. He's up there though for sure. What a talent. So […]

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September 22, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - His Legacy With a left foot that could open a tin of beans, there was no end to the talents of Davie Cooper. Taken from this world at the tender age of 39, his legacy continues through generations of Rangers fans who were lucky enough to see him play. I was too young […]

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September 22, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - £185,000 Ally McCoist. Rangers all time top scorer. The cheeky chappy. Always a smile and always a joker. That tells you very little about the player though. He was a vital part of the nine in a row side. Ally was signed by John Greig in 1983 and he spent fifteen seasons […]

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September 21, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - World At His Feet When this is Ibrox asked if I could write a bit about one of the iconic players in our greatest 11 I was delighted to get the one that I remember being most excited about signing. It was the summer of 1995 that we first saw his bleached […]

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September 21, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - Colossus Much has been written of the perfect storm Rangers found themselves in in 1986. A world class midfielder in Graeme Souness had become player-manager, we had financial clout, and players in England had to consider moving away due to the 5 year European ban brought about following the Heysel disaster. Despite […]

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September 21, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - Every Centre Back's Worst Nightmare You are drawn straight to that title deciding game vs Aberdeen in 1991 when his two towering headers clinched 3 in a row. But for me, there is a credible argument that 6 in a row may never have happened without Mark Hateley. An injury had robbed […]

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September 21, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Mentally Tough In the summer of 1991 we signed Andy Goram the best goalkeeper I have seen in my 35+ years of watching Rangers. It wasn't the best starts to that season for Andy though as we lost to Hearts due to an error of judgement & we crashed out of the […]

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September 20, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - Beautiful It’s just as well that Brian Laudrup could play football because he was otherwise lumbered with all the genetic disadvantages that a poor boy could suffer. Okay, so maybe not, but expectations are high when your older brother is Michael Laudrup. And yet, when Denmark unexpectedly entered and won the 1992 […]

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September 20, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - Footballing Ballet I was a shy 13 year-old, still harbouring dreams of working in sports media, when I was sat next to a hero sharing some food. I had managed to land a day's work experience in the Scotsport studio and, after filming was done in Cowcaddens, was invited to the post-shoot […]

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September 20, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - Jardine’s Calling Card Sandy Jardine won his second Player of the Year award when he was 37. His career at Hearts alone would be worthy of a few paragraphs but the idea of an outfield player winning the POTY at that age would probably make younger readers think (incorrectly) that Scottish football […]

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September 19, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - Ultimate 9IAR Legend Richard Gough is right up there with the best defenders ever to wear our badge, the ultimate nine-in-a-row legend. He was an outstanding centre-back; calm on the ball in white-hot situations, always looking to play a pass, and timing his tackles to perfection. He could head the ball; break […]

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September 19, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Cheeky Chappy Super Ally. Roy Race. Cheeky Chappy. One of my first games at Ibrox was McCoist’s testimonial in August 1993. He didn’t play that night due to the leg break suffered on Scotland duty, but that power blue jacket and straight leg penalty at half time were my first introductions to […]

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September 19, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - True Legend “See we’ve signed Gazza?” It didn’t seem real. Gazza? 𝘛𝘩𝘦 Gazza? His bleached blonde hairstyle was suddenly everywhere. Everyone, who was anyone, had “The Gazza”. Fans were ecstatic, lining Edminston Drive to get a glimpse of our record signing. He wasn’t washed-up and looking for an easy payday, he came […]

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September 19, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - Statement of Intent ‘Harry Kane signs for Rangers’ That headline today would be viewed as fanciful. The current England captain signing for Rangers? No chance! Yet back in the summer of 1986 that’s exactly what Rangers did, they went out and made a statement of intent by acquiring the England captain. For […]

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September 18, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - Unplayable It’s probably just as well that social media wasn’t a thing back in 1990, both for Mark Hateley and for us. As far as Hateley goes: can you imagine the Instagram photos of his fashion choices? For our part, and I’m not blaming everyone here, it may have been hard to […]

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September 18, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Famous Night at Elland Road There is a small glitch in the collective memory of the Rangers support that supposes that the solidity of Walter Smith's defensive unit in his second spell as manager was as prevalent during his first. In particular, that the success of 1992/93 and the key Old Firm […]

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September 18, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - 9IAR As a very excitable 12 year old the announcement that Rangers had signed Danish International Brian Laudrup was one that made want his name on the back of my jersey. I remember the first time the whole crowd started doing the we're not worth bowing after another outstanding performance which became […]

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September 17, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - Conquered Scottish Football The Rangers team of the early 60’s was filled with class but there is one man who stands out head and shoulders above the rest, “Slim Jim” Baxter. Signed from Raith Rovers in 1960, he was a mainstay in the team which conquered Scottish football for the first five years of […]

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September 17, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - Come on, Davie! 18 October 1986. It’s been six months since Graeme Souness arrived at Rangers and sparked his very own “revolution”. It has been a relatively inauspicious start to this so called revolution, however, and by the time Rangers roll up to Brockville on this mid-October day to face Falkirk, they […]

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September 17, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - What It Takes For most of my generation and younger, Sandy Jardine was the epitome of what it takes to be a 'Ranger'. This quiet example of humility, class and perseverance whilst wearing the club tie. From the understated matchday hospitality guest to being the standard bearer for the club he loved […]

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September 17, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - True Leader Richard Gough was a true leader on the park, one of only three players to collect a winner’s medal in all of the nine in a row seasons. He bled for the club, both metaphorical and literally, putting the team before anything else. During his first spell with the club, he won everything […]

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September 16, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Bird Watching I believe it was Bill Simmons who offered the idea that a fan-base should be allowed a five year period of grace after a major triumph before returning to the norm and losing the plot in a manner satisfying to every sports fan. To invert that somewhat: It’s been six […]

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September 16, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - Fearless Even when adjusted to three points for a win, the best league campaign during 9IAR, in terms of average points tally, was the eighth. The previous two seasons were poorest, almost as if Smith's side took a post-treble breather when they could afford to and still win the title. The catalyst […]

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September 16, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - Put A Plaster On It These days modern footballers are often labelled fairly or unfairly as being rather soft, not willing to play through the pain barrier, or put their bodies on the line for the cause, well, Terry Butcher was someone who could never be accused of that. Often the first […]

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September 16, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - A True Bear Attila struck fear into the heart of the Roman Empire almost 1500 years ago. For five years in the 1990s, Mark Hateley did the same to defences throughout Scotland, and was rewarded with five league winners medals. He bullied opponents incessantly, but there was far more to his game […]

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September 15, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - Symbol and an Icon There’s a danger when approaching discussion of someone who is a living legend. Player, captain, totem, manager, club official, life president: there’s even a statue of (not to) him and only he could do that particular memorial justice. John Greig is a symbol and an icon.  His Rangers […]

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September 15, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Simply Unbeatable Andy Goram signed from Hibs in 1991 replacing Chris Woods as Rangers goalkeeper. He actually had a shaky start to his Rangers career losing a soft goal from distance in a defeat to Hibs at Easter Road and another a week or so later in a Champions League qualifier against […]

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September 15, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - For the thousands of us in the stands As it happened, I got his signature before Walter Smith or David Murray. Just as he was being met by John Greig after jetting into Glasgow Airport, I was flying out on a family holiday to Florida and was pushed by my dad to […]

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September 15, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - Simply The Best James Curran Baxter... Regarded as one of Scotland’s greatest ever players, “Slim” was the epitome of everything Glasgow Rangers stood for. Winning a breathtaking 10 trophies between 1960 and 1965, his achievements are something we could all only dream of and aspire to.  In 18 old firm games, ten […]

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September 14, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - The story about Coop The first time I saw Davie Cooper play was in a 0-0 draw against Forfar in the Scottish Cup Semi Final.  The last time I saw Davie Cooper was in a TV report from a stadium barely a mile away from where I was brought up. He would […]

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September 14, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - Tribute My grandfather on my mothers side was a Hearts fan. He would find common ground with my Dad by enthusing over how wonderful a player Sandy Jardine was. Listening to both of them speak of a player I was unable to witness for myself was always a highlight growing up. In […]

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September 14, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - O Captain! My Captain! It is sometimes difficult to pigeon hole Richard Gough. He wasn't the greatest ball-playing centre half Rangers ever had nor was he always as positionally as sound as we sometimes like to remember. The last-ditch tackle or block make for heroic paeans in British football, whilst ignoring the […]

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September 14, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - The Judge Alistair Murdoch McCoist MBE. Rangers all time leading goalscorer. Signed by John Greig from Sunderland during a difficult spell for the club, Ally originally struggled to make his mark. But he had the character and desire to come through it, not just in those early days but he had to […]

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September 13, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - Superstar The day Rangers signed Gazza from Lazio in a £4.3 million deal is a day ingrained in my memory. I'm sure I wasn't alone in saying "you're shitting me?" Or ""pack it in mate and stop taking the piss.' to your fellow Rangers fans and mates. A true superstar of the […]

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September 13, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - Inspirational The Manchester Free Trade Hall RSC, formed in 1966, has entered the debate. THE CRY OF JUDAS FILLS THE HALL, AND THE BALL FLYS TOWARDS BIG TERRY. WHO SCORES ANOTHER OWN GOAL. I think it’s fair to say that many of us have somewhat mixed feelings about Terry Butcher; as a […]

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September 13, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - Lethal Cocktail of Elegance and Violence I’ve been privileged to see many great players in my 40 years following the Gers that picking one to write about was a bit like when a teacher asks a Primary school class to draw a picture of something – your mind fills up with a […]

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September 13, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - He's A Giant John Greig is Mr Rangers. What can you say about the man that epitomises everything about the club you love and have followed all your life? John Greig is the greatest Ranger ever. He might not have been the greatest player we've ever had but he sure as Hell […]

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September 12, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Finest Shot Stopper One of the finest shot stoppers Rangers has ever had grace between the posts. Not without his faults but a vital cog in the nine in a row machine. His spell coincided with him playing behind some fantastic defenders such as Gough, Brown and Robertson but that shouldn’t downplay […]

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September 12, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - The Flying Dane £2.3 million for Brian Laudrup in 1994 was money well spent by Walter Smith. The flying Dane was the talismanic figure the fans wanted and more importantly he was the master craftsman who had the guile and skills to unlock any defence. Before Rangers that skill and speed had […]

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September 12, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - A Footballing Genius Jim Baxter is both an argument for the invention of the time machine and a wonderful example of the problems and pitfalls of comparison across the historical record. He was also – and here you’ll find no disagreement, far less dissent, even from people who’re not swift to offer […]

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September 12, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - Sensational Watching the VHS’ of famous Rangers wins at home and abroad was one of my favourite things to do as a young lad before I started going to games regularly. I *just* missed seeing the great man live for myself but I was Davie Cooper very often in the back garden […]

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September 11, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - Rangers Legend Sandy Jardine. Rangers legend, of that there is no doubt. A true great of the club in every sense. Sandy Jardine was no ordinary full back. He was a world class right back. What you could term now as a modern day full back actually. He was quick, had an […]

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September 11, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - Fine Captain Season 4 of Netflix’s head-scratching series Dark sees the action relocated to Limassol, Cyprus. It’s 1989. There are four or five things that instantly come to my mind when I think of Richard Gough, and at the top of that mental list sits the moment when he  took to the […]

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September 11, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Golden Boots As someone whose first memory of Rangers is the arrival of Graeme Souness in 1986, I was spoiled for choice when it came to childhood heroes. Sure, you'd love to pretend that you had the skill of Cooper, the bravery of Butcher or Gough or the sheer gallus swagger of […]

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September 11, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - On The Edge Of Our Seats Not many managers could handle the eccentricities of Paul Gascoigne but the combination of Walter Smith and Archie Knox treated him with respect and understanding that saw the Geordie genius deliver time after time in blue. On song Gazza had everyone inside Ibrox on the edge […]

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September 10, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - What A Defender There used to be a trivia question that did the rounds amongst Rangers fans. The question was "who scored more goals against Rangers when Terry Butcher was at the club?' The answer is.. Terry Butcher! If my memory serves me right I'm sure he scored six own goals during […]

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September 10, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - Fear In The Opposition The greatest characteristic you could use to describe Mark Hateley above all else is fear. Above his blistering power, pace, deadly left foot, runs and jumps timed to perfection,  the ability to perform in the most important of games, his rolled-up sleeves and flowing locks, what Mark Hateley […]

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September 10, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - My Father's First Hero Of all the medals that John Greig collected in his career, few were surely treated with as much disdain as the European Cup Winners' Cup runners-up badge that bounced off every wall of his Nuremberg dressing room in 1967. Five years later, although he had no business leading […]

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September 10, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Legendary Keeper To be simply known as 'The Goalie' has to be the ultimate accolade. Andy Goram was as Lancashire as hotpot when he signed for Rangers but it didn't take long for the now legendary keeper to fully understand the key elements of being a Ranger and despite a shaky start, he […]

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September 9, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - There Goes My Hero He was 25 when he signed for us. This wasn’t Caniggia joining aged 34 or even De Boer aged 30. One of the world’s greatest players glided his way past defenders at Ibrox for four years at his absolute peak. Looking back, it is quite unfathomable. Seriously, what […]

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September 9, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - Big Game Player At a club like Rangers, some names are passed down through the generations with such reverence, like treasured heirlooms, that the mere fact you never saw them play feels immaterial. It is what separates the legends from the mortals: their story never ends and indeed too often, further layers […]

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September 9, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - Best Bit of Business The best bit of business in my eyes ever done by Glasgow Rangers Football Club was the signing of David Cooper  8th June 1977, cost us £100,000 from Clydebank. Cooper was born in Hamilton and attended the games as a youngster with his brother and his Father, he […]

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September 9, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - Greatest Ranger since Bill Struth Rangers official club historian David Mason stated to me as I researched my biography on the Light Blue legend, in his opinion Sandy Jardine was the greatest Ranger since Bill Struth.  It`s not difficult to understand why. A lifetime devoted to Rangers from playing in a European […]

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September 8, 2020
Richard Gough - Inspirational Centre Half

Richard Gough - Inspirational Centre Half When Rangers approached Dundee United in 1986 to enquire about signing Richard Gough they were met with a resounding no chance as the big right back - as he was then - was sold to Tottenham; only for the North London giants to double their money twelve months later […]

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September 8, 2020
Ally McCoist - Scotland's Greatest Striker

Ally McCoist - Scotland's Greatest Striker Ally McCoist is without question the greatest Scottish striker of modern times.  For fans my age he is our Rangers striker. The first of his record 27 goals in Old Firm games came 27 seconds into his first Glasgow derby; which coincidentally was my first. For fifteen years he […]

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September 8, 2020
Paul Gascoigne - Ibrox Holds Its Breath

Paul Gascoigne - Ibrox Holds Its Breath A hot, sunny day in Govan, April 1996. Rangers tantalisingly close to 8 in a row, but struggling to overcome Aberdeen in the penultimate match of the season. The players looked dead on their feet. Step forward the greatest British player of his generation. Paul Gascoigne picked up […]

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September 8, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - The Backbone The footballing history books are full of warnings that the ability to buy success is often a myth. Spending money without a plan can lead to an overblown mess on a road to ruin. Graeme Souness had the means in the summer of 1986, not provided to other Rangers managers […]

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September 7, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - 112 Goals! From the playground of millionaires in Monaco, Mark Hateley was the surprise signing of the summer of 1990. To be fair, Graeme Souness had originally tried to sign the English international striker 3 years previously while at that time plying his trade with A.C.Milan. Mark originally struggled with injuries when […]

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September 7, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - Mr. Rangers Nothing epitomises the definition of a one club man than Mr Rangers himself, John Greig. Playing at Ibrox for 17 trophy laden years between 1961 and 1978, Greig won the lot. Countless league and cup wins and the only Rangers player to win three domestic trebles with the club. His most […]

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September 7, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Remarkable Shot-stopper Andy Goram’s place in Rangers’ history is best summarised by the moniker affectionately bestowed upon him by teammates and supporters: The Goalie. After joining in 1991 Goram was the almost-impenetrable last line of defence during the trophy-laden 9-in-a-row era and in 2001 was voted as the greatest goalkeeper ever to […]

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September 7, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - The Great Dane BRIAN Laudrup was here for the good times but not a long time. Those four years were more than enough for him to become a hero to a generation of Rangers fans and a legend at Ibrox. Had his only contribution been his most famous goal of all – […]

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September 6, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - My Grandfathers Hero My grandfather spoke highly of most Rangers players, but when it came to Jim Baxter you could see his excitement to tell the story. My grandfather idolised 'Slim Jim', there was no other player that could compare to him. The stories naturally made me look into Baxter, mostly so […]

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September 6, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - Magic Left Peg My first memory of football was; as a 9 year old in 1977; was hearing that Rangers had signed  Davie Cooper. Everything Rangers did from then until he left in 1989 revolved around Coop and his magical left peg. Without question the single most naturally talented footballer ever to wear […]

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September 6, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - A Club Stalwart Sandy Jardine was the definition of Rangers - a club stalwart who played 674 matches for the team and was part of the squad who won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972, becoming a Barcelona bear in the process. His passing in April 2014, aged 65 from cancer, shocked the whole club but […]

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September 6, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - Captain Fantastic A roundabout route to Ibrox but that was the stage that Richard Gough was born to perform on. The iconic image of Captain Fantastic holding the league trophy as 9 in a row was won at Tannadice will live with our fans forever. Always the perfect ambassador for Rangers, Richard […]

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September 5, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - All-time Leading Goalscorer There’s a lot to say about Super Ally McCoist; but the most important of course is the 355 Rangers goals, making him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer and it’s not out of the question to suggest it hadn’t taken him two missed chances to then finish the third he’d […]

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September 5, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne - Bona Fide Rangers Icon Gazza is the finest English player to play for Rangers, there I said it. In fact, he might just be the most gifted English player of the previous 50 years. Although his stay at Ibrox was relatively short compared to some of the other legends in this list, Rangers were […]

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September 5, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - England Skipper When it was confirmed Terry Butcher was to leave Ipswich he had the pick of every big club south of the border. However, Graeme Souness would not be denied and did a fantastic selling job to convince the England skipper that Ibrox should be his destination. Terry thrived on the […]

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September 5, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - Target Man Mark Hateley. One of the best headers of the ball I've ever had the privilege to see. He had a peach of a left foot too. Mark Hateley had the lot as a striker. A target man. A guy you could play it into his feet, he'd keep it and […]

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September 4, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - The Rangers Icon A statue to JOHN GREIG outside Ibrox is testimony to this Rangers icon. A one club man who served as player, manager and director and even today nearly 60 years on from when he ditched his affiliation to Hearts to become a Ranger, he remains a confidant for players […]

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September 4, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Phenomenon Death and taxes; these are life’s constants, or so Benjamin Franklin would have it, and he was right, bar one 7 year-period. From 1991 to 1998 you needed to add ‘and Goram saves'.  Lacking the modern athletes physique, blessed with two dodgy knees and late to the giving out height ceremony […]

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September 4, 2020
Brian Laudrup

The term legend is often overused when it comes to football. But its quite fitting for a certain great dane. In 4 years at Ibrox, Brian Laudrup cemented his name into Rangers history as being one of the greatest players to ever play for the club.  Let's be honest, if a striker scores a hat […]

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September 4, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter - Simply The Best Sadly, I never seen Jim Baxter play. Sure, I've seen the old grainy videos and clips of him but unfortunately for me I was too young to actually watch him play with my own eyes. Due to that I thought I'd ask some friends that were going to Ibrox […]

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September 3, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - 'The Moody Blue' After tormenting Rangers over 2 cup replays while with Clydebank, Davie Cooper effectively won himself a move to Ibrox. In his first season along with other new recruits Bobby Russell and Gordon Smith they brought youth and flair to blend with the more experienced players in the dressing room and […]

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September 3, 2020
Sandy Jardine

Sandy Jardine - A Rangers Great Sandy Jardine appeared to glide effortlessly across the grass when he was rampaging forward with the ball, eager to support his forwards. Of course, going forward wasn’t alien to him as he’d started out as an attacking midfielder and occasional centre-forward. But we remember him best as a right-back, […]

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September 3, 2020
Richard Gough

Richard Gough - A Leader of Men Richard Gough. Everything you'd want from a Rangers captain. A leader of men. A colossus at the heart of Rangers defence. Gough was one of the best defenders in world football in the nineties. He was so good in fact that Arigo Sacchi (the manager of the great […]

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September 3, 2020
Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist - Our Golden Boy There once lived a man who had a golden right foot. Then he won his second European Golden Shoe and had the pair.  Take that in, two of them. A Scottish striker, playing in Scotland. That’s McCoist.  Super Ally, the goals, the patter, the relentless winning mentality. He is […]

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September 2, 2020
Paul Gascoigne

The Genius of Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne Growing up in England my footballing idols alongside Barry Ferguson were Steven Gerrard of Liverpool and Paul Gascoigne of Everton (at that time. Gazza played his best football when I was probably too young to really understand. I was only 3 when he arrived at Ibrox with his bleach […]

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September 2, 2020
Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher - The Fulcrum of the Team If Graeme Souness was the catalyst for the success Rangers would go on to achieve through the late 80’s into the 90’s then Terry Butcher was the fulcrum of the team. Arriving in the summer of 1986 as one of the many English players jumping ship to Scottish […]

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September 2, 2020
Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley - The Battering Ram Brand and Miller is a partnership which is fondly remembered by fans of a certain age but Hateley and McCoist is the ultimate duo for me. Hateley was the perfect foil for McCoist, a battering ram and the ideal target man. He scored his fair share of goals too however, […]

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September 2, 2020
John Greig

John Greig - The Greatest Ever Ranger The Greatest Ever Ranger, Mr Rangers and My Captain, just some of the words used to describe the legendary John Greig. To those of you who got to see John Greig play for Rangers, I am truly jealous. Not only did you get to see a squad full of world […]

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August 31, 2020
Davie Cooper

Davie Cooper - By Jeff Holmes Davie Cooper introduced me to the wonders of pizza. In a European trip to Germany in the early 80s, we bumped into a couple of the players after the game while in search of food. Coop told us of the pizza parlour, allowed me to try a piece of […]

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August 31, 2020
Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter a short story by Tom Miller Not many would argue against the claim that JIM BAXTER was probably the most naturally gifted footballer Scotland has ever produced. When he left Raith Rovers for Rangers he found the perfect platform for his talents. Scot Symon was the man that brought him to Ibrox and […]

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August 31, 2020
Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup - Rangers FC Brian Laudrup is without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest ever foreign player to play for Rangers. Laudrup’s Rangers career can be summed up in one match, the 1996 Scottish Cup final, or the” Laudrup final” to be precise. His two goals and three assists for Durie allowed us […]

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August 31, 2020
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - 'The Goalie' by Frankie Andy Goram: ‘The Goalie’. There’s a reason why this Rangers legend has such a straight-forward nickname and it’s simply down to the fact he’s our best ever goalkeeper. And that’s an impressive title to have when we consider the other fantastic ‘keepers across our history. From McGregor, Klos […]

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