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Most consecutive wins from the start of a post war season.

Post by football2011 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:46 pm

How far are Rangers away from earning that feat?

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Post by Alan McCabe » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:12 pm

Fair bit to go yet. Morton won their first 23 Second Division matches in 1963-64 accumulating 100 goals in the process.

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Post by Gorgiewave » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:49 pm

They're getting beat by Roma as well, which I'm sure pleases them.
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Post by Scottish » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:46 pm

Nor from the start, but after drawing their first game of the season in 2003-04, Celtic won their next 25 league matches. I've seen that figure of 25 consecutive wins claimed as a British record whereas in fact it equalled Morton's existing one as they won their last two games in 1962-1963 before embarking on their run the next season.

One record Rangers are likely to equal is another of Morton's from 1963-64 when they were promoted in February. In fact if Rangers keep going the way they are going, promotion in January is a possibility.

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Post by Skyline Drifter » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:47 pm

scottish wrote:Nor from the start, but after drawing their first game of the season in 2003-04, Celtic won their next 25 league matches. I've seen that figure of 25 consecutive wins claimed as a British record whereas in fact it equalled Morton's existing one as they won their last two games in 1962-1963 before embarking on their run the next season.

One record Rangers are likely to equal is another of Morton's from 1963-64 when they were promoted in February. In fact if Rangers keep going the way they are going, promotion in January is a possibility.
To an extent it depends on the weather. We were promoted in March last year after also utterly dominating the second division (though not quite to the extent Rangers currently look like doing - we lost twice and drew five). However, Brechin City's inability to get matches played for weeks on end at the Glebe prevented our mathematical promotion much earlier as they weren't dropping any points. We might conceivably have been promoted in February but for that.

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Post by Scottish » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:43 pm

Yes, a hard winter and/or Scottish Cup progress/replays can easily affect eventual outcomes. But a 1979-style winter aside it's looking good for them at the moment. Another thing is that when Morton established their early promotion, it was precisely that - promotion. They were still some five points shy of the title. Nowadays of course guaranteeing promotion also means guaranteeing the divisional title.

Interestingly enough the Glasgow Herald edition of March 2nd which notes (no more than that) Morton's promotion also refers to grandiose plans by Clyde to move to East Kilbride and construct a 40,000 capacity stadium, a struggling Man Utd scoring twice late on at home against Sunderland and a three-goal home win by Rangers over Airdrie being met with less than ecstatic enthusiasm by their fans.

The almost static nature of the top flight in Scottish football is that (accepting Rangers as a temporary aberration and using 2011-12 for comparison. Of the twelve clubs in the SPL in 2011-12, nine of them were in the top twelve in the old First Division at the end of February 1964. Of three that weren't, St Mirren and Hibs were 13th and 14th, just outside the top twelve and Inverness CT had yet to be formed. Of the three 2012 members absent in 1964, Inverness are one and the other two - Dundee & Partick Thistle - have subsequently played in the top flight over the past two seasons. In England Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday were in the top six and Manchester City halfway down the old Second Division.

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