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  1. 1. Glamorisation of crime and popery 2. Nearly 2 hours of black and white shite about a sledge. 3. Directed by a nonce 4. Foriegn language drivel, only included to make you appear arty farty. 5. Directed by a communist, if you like films about birds, stick to Hitchcock
    5 points
  2. We all (except maybe dB) grew up hearing from old guys who themselves had heard from even older guys about the great players of the past but we never saw them play because they were gone before we went to matches. Somehow the names are so wired into our brains we feel we must have seen them or at least I do. Meiklejohn, McPhail and Morton are the prime examples but here’s the team: Jerry Dawson; Bert Manderson and Billy McCandless; Jimmy Gordon, David Meiklejohn (C) and Neilly Gibson; Sandy Archibald, Jimmy Smith, R. C. Hamilton, Bob McPhail and Alan Morton. I didn’t pick Dougie Gray, one of the most famous names of all, because I didn’t want to split the fullback partnership. “Two Irish backs you can’t get past” according to the fragment of the old song. What names have penetrated your brains to the extent of delusion? I don’t expect contributions from the Accountants. Nothing penetrates their brains.
    2 points
  3. Besides the obvious greats, my Dad always talks about Alex Scott in glowing terms. Maybe because be played for Bo'ness United before signing for Rangers. Scott scored 57 goals in 216 appearances for Rangers, including a Hat-trick on his debut, aged just 19. Scott would go on to win four league titles, one Scottish and two League Cups. He was also part of the Rangers side defeated by in the 1961 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final scoring Rangers' only goal. The signing of the majestic Willie Henderson effectively ended Scott's Rangers career and he moved to Everton, then Hibs and finally Falkirk.
    2 points
  4. My paternal Grandfather was born in 1892, he was attending Ibrox by 1899. He passed in 1979 and left me a collection of Wee Blue Books. Often in the mid 60s-mid 70s, I would sit with him in Section G of the old Main Stand. It was the bunnet and raincoat brigade. Half time conversations featured Neilly Gibson, the consensus being he was the best ever to grace the hallowed turf. Grandpa was an absolute adherent. My old man had never seen Gibson play, he could not see past Baxter. Similarly Grandpa loved Meiklejohn or, 'the Meek' as he called him; Dad preferred gazelle-like Ronnie McKinnon or Willie Woodburn. I loved Dave Smith. I think we forget quite quickly how bad the Ibrox pitch became every season by mid-November? The constant pitch improvement began during the reign of Souness. Different times and circumstances produce different favourite players.
    2 points
  5. Just a pity he wasn’t available for selection. Brilliant winger. Springbok-fast, good ball skills (football was only one of his many sports) great crosser and penalty taker supreme. A hard act to follow but Davy Wilson managed it.
    2 points
  6. My own fathers favourite team was the one that won the cup I 1928 he had a framed photograph of it up on the front room wall . T. Hamilton Dougie Gray Bob Hamilton Jock Buchanan Davie Mekilejohn Tilly Craig Sandy Archibald Andy Cunningham Jimmy Fleming Bob Mcphail Alan Morton
    2 points
  7. Read a lot about Johnny Hubbard - South African, I think - and I feel as though as I had seen him. Likewise Don Kichenbrand, though I think both were living still when I was growing up. (You can tell it's international break, can't you?)
    2 points
  8. It shows that things could have been a lot worse. Ibrox and Auchenhowie could have been sold and then what state would the club be in now? Thankfully D&P did the right thing for us, even if it was for the wrong reasons.
    2 points
  9. Alex Scott at Bo'ness United. I had the fortune to meet Caldow 2hen I was doing a YTS at a builders yard in Linlithgow. He would drop into the office a few times a month and always took time out to talk about Rangers. This would be early 1984 and he would tell me to continue to follow follow and that the good days would return. Proud moment was when he walked past me at Ibrox and stopped to speak to me. Gentleman and a true Ranger.
    1 point
  10. I have the great mans autograph
    1 point
  11. Captain Kirk spent so much time -years- boldly going through deep space at warp drive speeds that he aged slowly, relative to those of us back on Earth. This is due to time dilation. Time Dilation It turns out that as an object moves with relativistic speeds a "strange" thing seems to happen to its time as observed by "us" the stationary observer (observer in an inertial reference frame). What we see happen is that the "clock" in motion slows down according to our clock, therefore we read two different times. Which time is correct??? well they both are because time is not absolute but is relative, it depends on the reference frame. Let's look at the following classic example. There is a set of twins, one an astronaut, the other works for mission control of NASA. The astronaut leaves on a deep space trip traveling at 95% the speed of light. Upon returning the astronauts clock has measured ten years, so yhe astronaut has aged 10 years. However, when the astronaut reunites with his earth bound twin, the astronauthe sees that the twin has aged 32 years! This is explained due to the fact that the astronaut's twin is traveling at relativistic speeds and therefore his "clock" is slowed down. Let's see how we can calculate the time "difference". The equation for calculating time dilation is as follows: t = t0/(1-v2/c2)1/2 so in our problem we will let v = .95c, t0 = 10 years and we will solve for t which is the time that the earth bound brother measures. t = 10/(1- (.95c)2/c2)1/2 t = 10/(1- .952)1/2 t = 10/ .312 t = 32 years (the time the earth bound brother measures) Now let's have a closer look at the equation and determine just what impact the speed of the object has on time dilation. We can see that is the velocity is small compared to the speed of light the quantity v2/c2 approaches 0 and the equation simplifies t0: t = t0/1 which is simply t. So at relatively slow speeds (our everyday speeds) time dilation is not a factor and Newton's Laws are still applicable. Now let's look at high speeds (close to the speed of light), from the equation that as velocity increases the quantity v2/c2 approaches 1 (but will never quit reach it), causing the quantity(1-v2/c2)1/2 t0 become smaller and smaller....therefore causing the time measured by the other observer t0 become greater thus making our time appear slower (refer back to the example). I know its so confusing!!! read it again, think about it, then study the graph below. As one can see in the graph time dilation starts t0 "show up" between .4c and .5c. Also notice that the closer one gets to the speed of light the greater impact speed has on time dilation (notice how steep the curve gets towards the end).. https://www.phy.olemiss.edu/HEP/QuarkNet/mass.html YOU'RE WELCOME!!
    1 point
  12. Johnny Hubbard was a regular at Ibrox right up to his passing in 2018
    1 point
  13. I suppose Stein and to a lesser extent, Shankly in his early years, showed that transformation can happen without mega bucks. The Souness/Walter combination illustrates the cash injection brings success model. However it comes about, once the transformation occurs big money is needed to keep it going.
    1 point
  14. The question I want answered is why was Murray's offer to settle for a one off payment rejected when many clubs in England were accepted.
    1 point
  15. I also think Newcastle have previous in appointing former great players as manager and not working out for them. The best players in the world don’t want to go to the north east. They’d prefer to go to London or North West (Liverpool & Manchester)
    1 point
  16. I think if Lampard at chelsea whe i see this. Too soon for gerrard me thinks.
    1 point
  17. Oh i did forget the Third man, which i always prefered to Citizen Kane for some reason. May be the zither playing lol
    1 point
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