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RANGERS HOME 1982-84

The early 1980’s saw Rangers continue their partnership with Umbro and in 1982 they swapped the traditional ‘nipple-scratcher’ material of their late 70’s home shirt for the more synthetic design we see here.

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Sadly for the ‘Gers, this pin-striped shirt did not inspire the team to greatness. The Ibrox club – along with their Old Firm rivals Celtic – had their dominance of Scottish football challenged by the so-called ‘New Firm’ of Aberdeen and Dundee United.

This slump in fortunes eventually led to the appointment of Graeme Souness in 1986 from which point the club experienced a period of unparalleled success.

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During the 82-84 era Jock Wallace (1983-1984) and John Greig (1981-1982) managed Rangers and both guided their respective sides to a League Cup success but the League and Scottish Cup evaded teams including the likes of Ally McCoist, Davie Cooper, John McClelland and Bobby Russell.

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This team’s finest hour came in front of 66,369 spectators at Hampden Park in March 1984 when a McCoist hat-trick secured a 3-2 dramatic extra-time victory over Celtic in the 1984 League Cup final.

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Classic retro shirts now available from Campo www.camporetro.com

 

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