10 March 2014

Just for fun...

We don't have a CROpod for you this morning (it'll be coming on Tuesday again this week) so here's a bunch of old photos we culled from Getty. Enjoy.

Neilly Gibson, who featured in 157 matches and was part of the first four-in-a-row side, 1899-1902. Described by numerous peers as the greatest player they ever saw.

Illustration of Jacky Robertson, circa 1900. Gibson's teammate for three of those title winning seasons, who our own Gary Havlin profiled late last week.

Captain Jimmy Simpson leads the team onto the Highbury pitch prior to a friendly with Arsenal, September 1936, the final of three consecutive September friendlies following the death of Hebert Chapman. Arsenal won 2-1, their first win over Rangers in eight attempts dating back to 1892.

And finally, from the 24 September 1949 4-0 Old Firm win, Jock Shaw is fouled by James McGuire before Willie Waddell's penalty puts Rangers 3-0 clear.