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MarkInGorleston
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Rangers 100% is this a Scottish record? or Reply Privately

Every time I look at Scot League 1, Rangers have won again. Is this a Scots record already or has it been done before?.



I would laugh my head off if AFCW went down along with ColUwe and We**ham.


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Re: [MarkInGorleston] Rangers 100% is this a Scottish record? or Reply Privately

Wrong forum, sadly.

Although when they go into Administration again, probably in April / May, they may get fired out to the Lowland League.

To answer your question, Celtic won 25 in a row in the Scottish Premier League as recently as 2003/4.

Rangers had a 100% League record throughout 1898/9. (18 wins in 18 games)


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Re: [prorege] Rangers 100% is this a Scottish record? or Reply Privately

Morton also won 25 league games in a row across the end of 1962-63 (2 games) and start of 1963-64 (23 games). So Rangers are 60% of the way to equalling those.


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Wrong forum, sadly.

Although when they go into Administration again, probably in April / May, they may get fired out to the Lowland League.

To answer your question, Celtic won 25 in a row in the Scottish Premier League as recently as 2003/4.

Rangers had a 100% League record throughout 1898/9. (18 wins in 18 games)



I am surprized I have the forum wrong, as it is titled "other british isles football" which I took to mean Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Islands.

Re the info. Thanks.



I would laugh my head off if AFCW went down along with ColUwe and We**ham.


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Morton also won 25 league games in a row across the end of 1962-63 (2 games) and start of 1963-64 (23 games). So Rangers are 60% of the way to equalling those.


Thanks



I would laugh my head off if AFCW went down along with ColUwe and We**ham.

(This post was edited by MarkInGorleston on Dec 9, 2013, 1:55 PM)


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Morton also won 25 league games in a row across the end of 1962-63 (2 games) and start of 1963-64 (23 games). So Rangers are 60% of the way to equalling those.


Thanks, is it therefore the best start to a season?



Have they exceeded the 23 game run mentioned above ?


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Re: [buncranaboy] Rangers 100% is this a Scottish record? or Reply Privately

You are too quick on the old trigger I had just gone in to edit.



I would laugh my head off if AFCW went down along with ColUwe and We**ham.


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Wrong forum, sadly.

Although when they go into Administration again, probably in April / May, they may get fired out to the Lowland League.

To answer your question, Celtic won 25 in a row in the Scottish Premier League as recently as 2003/4.

Rangers had a 100% League record throughout 1898/9. (18 wins in 18 games)



I am surprized I have the forum wrong, as it is titled "other british isles football" which I took to mean Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Islands.

Re the info. Thanks.

Your original post was in the Scottish Non League Section - it's been moved to here.



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Rangers winning streak ended on Boxing Day, they were held to a 1-1 draw at home v Stranraer.


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Rangers winning streak ended on Boxing Day, they were held to a 1-1 draw at home v Stranraer.

My apologies if this has been asked before but, when Morton won promotion on March 14th 1964 , was this the earliest in Scottish League history as Rangers are creeping very close now ?


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The earliest a team got promoted in the Scottish League was sometime in 1922. Although the second division had existed previously, there was no direct promotion before 1921-2. I do not know the date or number of matches played before Alloa won promotion, but they were without doubt the first Scottish League side to win promotion. There was only one promotion place, so Alloa were also champions.

Prior to 1922, teams from the Scottish Second Division could be elected to the First Division



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Re: [leohoenig] Rangers 100% is this a Scottish record? or Reply Privately

My original question may have slightly mislead, I wondered if anyone had gained promotion faster than Morton in 1964 . When Alloa won the second division in 1922 I think it was on April 1st 1922 beating Cowdenbeath 2-0, so Morton's effort on March 14th seemed to me to still be the quickest in gaining promotion ?


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Re: [Rsouthendian] Rangers 100% is this a Scottish record? or Reply Privately

But even if Rangers win promotion before March14th, is it a record if Morton's achievement was either after fewer games, or a lesser percentage of games?



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Re: [leohoenig] Rangers 100% is this a Scottish record? or Reply Privately

In fact it could all be hypothetical as the Pars have three games against Ayr Stranraer and Stenhousemuir before meeting Rangers on 15th March for a possible decider and that is a day later than Morton's achievement . Because of their Albion Rovers Cup tie , Rangers probably will not reach their promotion target before that weekend so I wonder why I asked about it all in the first place ?


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But even if Rangers win promotion before March14th, is it a record if Morton's achievement was either after fewer games, or a lesser percentage of games?

Earliest in the calendar year may be still up for grabs, regardless of games played/remaining.


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Wrong forum, sadly.

Although when they go into Administration again, probably in April / May, they may get fired out to the Lowland League.

What will we have to call them then? The The Rangers?


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But even if Rangers win promotion before March14th, is it a record if Morton's achievement was either after fewer games, or a lesser percentage of games?

Earliest in the calendar year may be still up for grabs, regardless of games played/remaining.

I could be talking cobblers here, because Scottish football is not my specialist subject, but about 8 or 9 years back I recall somebody - pretty sure it was Gretna - winning promotion in the first weekend in March. If memory serves they would have clinched it in the last weekend in February but their game was postponed.

I have no doubt someone will tell me all of the above is untrue.


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But even if Rangers win promotion before March14th, is it a record if Morton's achievement was either after fewer games, or a lesser percentage of games?

Earliest in the calendar year may be still up for grabs, regardless of games played/remaining.

I could be talking cobblers here, because Scottish football is not my specialist subject, but about 8 or 9 years back I recall somebody - pretty sure it was Gretna - winning promotion in the first weekend in March. If memory serves they would have clinched it in the last weekend in February but their game was postponed.

I have no doubt someone will tell me all of the above is untrue.

Thank you very much for sorting this one out for me and jogging the old memory ! You are quite correct that Gretna FC were the earliest to promotion in the Scottish League with a 1-0 win at Cowdenbeath on March 5th 2005 having not played since beating Montrose 4-1 on February 19th They also went on to win the Div Three with 98 points !!