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Substitutions I believe were introduced at the start of season 1966/67 and I have tried to find who was our first sub deployed, have found this bit of info; regarding the opening LC fixtures on 13th Aug. (We played Hivs at Ibrox)

 

Records show 10 substitutes were used in six of the matches and the unfortunate Jim Clunie of St Mirren was the first to be replaced through injury by Archie Gemmill in the match against Clyde

 

Don't know however if Rangers used a sub that day or when we first used the facility, would appreciate some help from the GN historians and statisticians.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Interesting question the answer to which I did not know.

 

The invaluable The Rangers Football Companion (David Docherty) shows Jimmy Millar coming on for Jim Forrest n a 5-0 victory over Falkirk at Ibrox on 8 October 1966.

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1 hour ago, gaspard said:

Substitutions I believe were introduced at the start of season 1966/67 and I have tried to find who was our first sub deployed, have found this bit of info; regarding the opening LC fixtures on 13th Aug. (We played Hivs at Ibrox)

 

Records show 10 substitutes were used in six of the matches and the unfortunate Jim Clunie of St Mirren was the first to be replaced through injury by Archie Gemmill in the match against Clyde

 

Don't know however if Rangers used a sub that day or when we first used the facility, would appreciate some help from the GN historians and statisticians.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

That is a great question. Absolutely no idea what the answer is though.

 

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Just now, elfideldo said:

Pretty sure it was Davie Wilson

When?

 

Thanks for the suggestions folks, I have all the record books, unfortunately I'm away from home just now and have no access to my library.

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8 minutes ago, elfideldo said:

Pretty sure it was Davie Wilson

The same source as in #2 above has Davy Wilson coming on for Willie Henderson in a League Cup tie at Rugby Park 0-1 v Kilmarnock on 3 September 1966.

 

I was sort of right but elfideldo was much more righter.

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