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7 minutes ago, Highlandmagyar 2nd String said:

The best result in Europe by a Scottish side was Celtic's European Cup triumph. Nothing can outdo that.

I remember the night that Gornik result came through. It was a shock to us. Wasn't that Davie White's last game in charge?

The joke after was, "What's Davie White's phone number?  Gornik 3131".

What made our semi win over Bayern special was the team we played against.  Everyone remembers:

Sepp Maier
Franz Beckenbauer
Edgar Schneider
Paul Breitner
Franz Roth
Uli Hoeness
Gerd Müller

They all featured in the German 1974 WC campaign but were left arguing among themselves having been cunted by Greig, Jardine, Dave Smith, DJ, Colin Stein et al.

I have no problem saying that Celtic's win in 1967 was more significant.  No one remembers the players they played against, though.  Everyone over the age of 45 remembers the German team we put to the sword.  That's the difference.

 

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On 05/03/2018 at 23:25, jupe1407 said:

Certainly in terms of two-legged affairs it's up there.

In terms of overall results, Celtic fans will understandably argue that beating Internazionale in 1967 was better, as Aberdeen fans would argue beating Real Madrid was also a contender. 

Obviously I'm biased but i'd certainly put Dundee's 8-1 utter dicking of second favourites FC Cologne at Dens in the our first ever European match in a top five. It's slightly let down by the controversial 0-4 second leg, but still a real eye-opener of a result. 

It's also mildly painful to admit that United cunting out Barcelona in 1987 deserves a high ranking, winning both home and away. 

The OP's list is fucking comical though. 

 

Was the dundee/cologne tie the one that craig brown talks about in his book, the cologne keeper accidentally injured and dazed in first leg, so the 2nd leg cologne and their fans were brutal until the local british army came yo support them and help them out? 

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On 06/03/2018 at 15:22, ShaggysBeard said:

Dunfermline related omissions I can see is Olympiakos in the Cup Winners Cup 68/69.

Also a victories over Valencia and Athletic Bilbao, where Dunfermline won at East End Park but ultimately lost both ties on a third match after tying over the original two legs.

The Valencia result must have a shout at being one of the most remarkable of a Scottish side in Europe. Trailing 4-0 after the match in Valencia, Dunfermline managed to skud Valencia 6-2. Overturning as much as a 4 goal deficit from the first leg was a record that Dunfermline held for over 50 years until last season when Barcelona beat PSG 6-1 at the Camp Nou after losing 4-0 in Paris.

Dunfermline didn't really overturn a 4 goal deficit, since they still lost.  There were also two other actual 4 goal comebacks in between that and the Barcelona one - Partizan Belgrade came from 6-2 down to beat QPR in 1984/85 and Real Madrid came from 5-1 down to beat Borussia Monchengladbach in 1986/87.

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Was the dundee/cologne tie the one that craig brown talks about in his book, the cologne keeper accidentally injured and dazed in first leg, so the 2nd leg cologne and their fans were brutal until the local british army came yo support them and help them out? 
Yup, the very one. A pretty nasty affair by all accounts.

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19 minutes ago, jupe1407 said:
29 minutes ago, 54_and_counting said:
Was the dundee/cologne tie the one that craig brown talks about in his book, the cologne keeper accidentally injured and dazed in first leg, so the 2nd leg cologne and their fans were brutal until the local british army came yo support them and help them out? 

Yup, the very one. A pretty nasty affair by all accounts.

Aye it sounded well dodgy, imagine playing in something like that lol

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Aye it sounded well dodgy, imagine playing in something like that lol
A lot of that was down to Cologne's manager. When trying to explain to the German media why a team from Scotland no one had ever heard of scudded the second favourites 8-1, he said that Dundee had targeted the keeper, when it had been a total accident. The ill-feeling largely stemmed from that.

Ian Ure and Alex Hamilton's accounts are pretty good. Ure says he just ran about cleaning out about as many of their players as he could get away with

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2 hours ago, jupe1407 said:

A lot of that was down to Cologne's manager. When trying to explain to the German media why a team from Scotland no one had ever heard of scudded the second favourites 8-1, he said that Dundee had targeted the keeper, when it had been a total accident. The ill-feeling largely stemmed from that.

Ian Ure and Alex Hamilton's accounts are pretty good. Ure says he just ran about cleaning out about as many of their players as he could get away with emoji38.png

Ha good on him, the way brown describes it, it sounded brutal, would have loved to have seen the away game mind you

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On 3/5/2018 at 20:16, The_Kincardine said:

Borussia Moenchengladbach were a decent German team.  Us beating them 11-0 over two legs in 1960/1 has also been omitted.

Indeed.  We left a very-much fancied team arguing  among themselves..  Terrific night at Ibrox though I was only 12*.  Possibly the best Scottish result in Europe?

Germany didn't even have a central professional league in 1960, hence the 11-0 score line.   In fact Monchengladbach finished 14th out of 16 in the regional Oberliga West in 1960.

They received a bye into the round, lost 11-0 and didn't play in Europe again for another 10 years.

On top of that they had no players in the West Germany World Cup squad of 1958 and only 1 in the 1962 squad.

Suspect almost any top flight Scottish team would have cuffed them.

Was a much bigger achievement for Rangers to beat Wolves in the semi final.

Edited by Ya Bezzer!

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36 minutes ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

Was a much bigger achievement for Rangers to beat Wolves in the semi final.

I may have over-egged the pudding wrt Borussia Moenchengladbach but an 11-0 aggregate win en route to a European final isn't to be sniffed at.

The Wolves match was something special, of course, and we have a song about it:

 

There's also some brief footage of the home leg - old Ibrox with the wee blue invalid cars:

Finally, there's a decent blog article by Iain Duff who also wrote a, slightly hagiographic, book about Rangers in Europe:

https://iainduff.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/when-the-rangers-came-to-wolverhampton-town/

 

 

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The Wolves game was the one after which the term **** was coined.

They were referred to in the Wolverhampton press as marauding **** after they rioted in the city.

Then followed Newcastle, Birmingham, Barcelona and numerous others.

This is why  as a proddie the term offends me not one jot.

It applies to the followers of one football club and to them alone.

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The joke after was, "What's Davie White's phone number?  Gornik 3131".
What made our semi win over Bayern special was the team we played against.  Everyone remembers:
Sepp Maier
Franz Beckenbauer
Edgar Schneider
Paul Breitner
Franz Roth
Uli Hoeness
Gerd Müller
They all featured in the German 1974 WC campaign but were left arguing among themselves having been cunted by Greig, Jardine, Dave Smith, DJ, Colin Stein et al.
I have no problem saying that Celtic's win in 1967 was more significant.  No one remembers the players they played against, though.  Everyone over the age of 45 remembers the German team we put to the sword.  That's the difference.
 

What no one remembers Mazzola, Facchetti, Burgnich, Sarti but remember Schneider?

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That win over Fleetwood rangers must be top simply outstanding seriously though why is that even there?

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On ‎26‎.‎09‎.‎2017 at 13:58, BACKOFTHENET said:

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DOS Utrecht by Hibs
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Hibs' win technically was not over DOS, but of a 'City of Utrecht all-star team' consisting of the best players of the city's three professional sides, which later merged to form the current FC Utrecht.

Surely our trahsing of Faroe giants Runavik - already the second time we put six past foreign opposition this season - has to be listed now as well.

Edited by Cruoninga

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On a more recent note. Despite being outplayed for almost the entire match. Celtic beating of Barcelona when Watt scored the winning goal could be seen as significant. given the quality of that Barca side at the time as they were arguably the best team in the world

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