Tournoi International de Amsterdam 1902

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Tournoi International de Amsterdam 1902

Post by Rob » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:59 pm

I found this on the net and I have never heard of this before can anyone shed some light on this.
http://www.planetworldcup.com/GUESTS/andre20050213.html

It says Rangers took part in this competition in October 1902 I have no record of this. Rangers were playing league matches in October 1902. My first thought was that the dates were wrong and this is linked to Rangers continental tour in May 1904. If the dates are correct I can only think that Rangers sent a Reserve team to take part in the competition.

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Post by Rob » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:57 pm

Its ok I got it. The whole thing is alternate World Cup history Im not sure what the point of it is. Someone has put it on rangerspedia as fact.

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Post by Scottish » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:13 pm

Rob wrote:Someone has put it on rangerspedia as fact.
Hope they mentioned the dodgy last minute penalty that won it for them!

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Post by exile » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:13 pm

Quite an interesting site.

One of the games you would have paid to see - Uruguay versus Scotland in the 1926 World Cup Final.

Uruguay were without doubt the best team outside the British Isles, winning the Olympics in 1924 and 1928 at a time when only a handful of countries had professional leagues.

Scotland were the dominant force in the Home Internationals. Though I wonder how significant this was in World terms. England and Scotland had without much doubt the most powerful professional leagues in the World -but......

Perhaps if there is a heaven we'll get to see this game there! Plus George Best in the World Cup in 1966, ideally scoring for Northern Ireland to knock England out in the first round, and in a different sport, the 1925 Scotland Grand Slam team against the all-conquering All Blacks of the same year, another match that never happened.

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Post by Rob » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:00 pm

I bet the wee blue devil would have had some Champions League medal collection.

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