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1 hour ago, HibeeJibee said:

Seems to have been near enough a yearly occurrence for Glasgow to host 2 games in European competition on the same night during 1970s

Curiously, both Dundee United and Rangers played in Valetta, Malta on the same day back in September 1983. Dundee United beat Hamrun Spartans 3-0 in the European Cup and Rangers beat Valetta 8-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup.

Even more amazingly than that, both were played in the same stadium as a double header.

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11 minutes ago, craigkillie said:

Curiously, both Dundee United and Rangers played in Valetta, Malta on the same day back in September 1983. Dundee United beat Hamrun Spartans 3-0 in the European Cup and Rangers beat Valetta 8-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup.

I remember reading a news article from just before these matches where the Maltese FA were planning to hold both games in the same stadium as the double header, but I've never seen any confirmation of whether this actually happened.

It appears they did... Glasgow Herald on the day of the game says "United take on Maltese champions Hamrun Spartans in front of an anticipated 20,000 crowd some 15 minutes after Rangers have hopefully done the business" with the fixture list box having the ties at 3pm and 5pm (BST). Following day both match reports describe the games as having been in "the national stadium" with the Arab's report noting "United, unlike Rangers who immediately beforehand had gone on a scoring spree, had to spend much of the time leaping to avoid ugly tackles" and Jim Reynolds seems to have written both.

Probably unique.

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1 hour ago, HibeeJibee said:

Seems to have been near enough a yearly occurrence for Glasgow to host 2 games in European competition on the same night during 1970s:

Wednesday 20th October 1971
Celtic 5-0 Sliema Wanderers     (29,000)     European Cup R2 1st leg
Rangers 3-2 Sporting Lisbon      (50,000)     European Cup-Winners' Cup R1 1st leg


Wednesday 3rd October 1973
Celtic 3-0 TPS Turku                (15,969)     European Cup R1 2nd leg
Rangers 4-0 Ankaragucu      (30,000)     European Cup-Winners' Cup R1 2nd leg

Wednesday 18th September 1974
Celtic 1-1 Olympiacos                 (36,828)     European Cup R1 1st leg
Rangers 1-3 Southamptton      (40,000)     Texaco Cup QF 1st leg

Wednesday 5th November 1975
Celtic 3-1 Boavista               (37,000)     European Cup-Winners' Cup R2 2nd leg
Rangers 1-2 St Etienne      (51,000)     European Cup R2 1st leg

Wednesday 15th September 1976
Celtic 2-2 Wisla Krakow     (30,000)     UEFA Cup R1 1st leg
Rangers 1-1 Zurich                 (35,000)     European Cup R1 1st leg

Wednesday 14th September 1977
Celtic 5-0 Jeunesse Esch     (22,000)     European Cup R1 1st leg
Rangers 0-0 Twente               (40,000)     European Cup-Winners' Cup R1 1st leg
(Partick Thistle 2-0 Bristol City in Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 1st leg was played Tuesday 13th)


Wednesday 27th September 1978
Celtic 1-2 Burnley             (27,000)     Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 2nd leg
Rangers 2-0 Juventus     (44,000)     European Cup R1 2nd leg

 

Rangers and Celtic played European semi finals on the same night the year Rangers won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972. 

Rangers played Bayern Munich and Celtic lost to Inter Milan.

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29 minutes ago, craigkillie said:

Curiously, both Dundee United and Rangers played in Valetta, Malta on the same day back in September 1983. Dundee United beat Hamrun Spartans 3-0 in the European Cup and Rangers beat Valetta 8-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup.

Even more amazingly than that, both were played in the same stadium as a double header.

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18 minutes ago, HibeeJibee said:

It appears they did... Glasgow Herald on the day of the game says "United take on Maltese champions Hamrun Spartans in front of an anticipated 20,000 crowd some 15 minutes after Rangers have hopefully done the business" with the fixture list box having the ties at 3pm and 5pm (BST). Following day both match reports describe the games as having been in "the national stadium" with the Arab's report noting "United, unlike Rangers who immediately beforehand had gone on a scoring spree, had to spend much of the time leaping to avoid ugly tackles" and Jim Reynolds seems to have written both.

Probably unique.

Separate programmes for the matches, though:

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Curiously, both Dundee United and Rangers played in Valetta, Malta on the same day back in September 1983. Dundee United beat Hamrun Spartans 3-0 in the European Cup and Rangers beat Valetta 8-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup.

Even more amazingly than that, both were played in the same stadium as a double header.

It wasn't played in Valetta.
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59 minutes ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

The Rapid Vienna player feigned getting hit by the bottle didn't he?

I seem to recall a big stooshy about him cheating.

Crux of the whole issue - but ultimately UEFA did find against Celtic and ordered the replay in Manchester. Which is itself a rare instance i.e. playing a tie in a neutral country but not for a Final.

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1 hour ago, HibeeJibee said:

Crux of the whole issue - but ultimately UEFA did find against Celtic and ordered the replay in Manchester. Which is itself a rare instance i.e. playing a tie in a neutral country but not for a Final.

IIRC UEFA stipulated that the replay couldn't be within 100 miles of Glasgow, so it could potentially have been played in Scotland. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Lurkst said:

IIRC UEFA stipulated that the replay couldn't be within 100 miles of Glasgow, so it could potentially have been played in Scotland.

150km seemingly. Which would've basically meant Aberdeen.

Plus almost selling-out Old Trafford with 51,550 = £££.

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On 19/10/2021 at 11:33, kingjoey said:

Bloody hell. I’ve sat in it and walked past it so many times in the last ten years, and I still thought it was called the Fair Play Stand. I’m gettin’ auld.

You’re half right. Official name is the Jim McLean Fair Play Stand. Most people still just call it the Fair Play. It’s something of a disgrace the stand behind the goal took Eddie Thompson’s name rather than McLean’s but I suppose his statue compensates somewhat. 

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4 hours ago, craigkillie said:

Curiously, both Dundee United and Rangers played in Valetta, Malta on the same day back in September 1983. Dundee United beat Hamrun Spartans 3-0 in the European Cup and Rangers beat Valetta 8-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup.

Even more amazingly than that, both were played in the same stadium as a double header.

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Found a photo of the Rangers team before the Valletta game...

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My memory must be playing tricks I could have sworn they had to play on a sand pitch, must've been another occasion. 

 

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25 minutes ago, Gibby82 said:

You’re half right. Official name is the Jim McLean Fair Play Stand. Most people still just call it the Fair Play. It’s something of a disgrace the stand behind the goal took Eddie Thompson’s name rather than McLean’s but I suppose his statue compensates somewhat. 

Cheers. I don’t feel quite so stupid now.

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1 hour ago, Lurkst said:

Found a photo of the Rangers team before the Valletta game...

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My memory must be playing tricks I could have sworn they had to play on a sand pitch, must've been another occasion. 

 

On further research Celtic played on the sandpit at the Empire Stadium a few years prior.

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A wee bit before my time that, so it must have been an English team I'd read about playing there in Shoot!

 

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3 hours ago, HibeeJibee said:

Crux of the whole issue - but ultimately UEFA did find against Celtic and ordered the replay in Manchester. Which is itself a rare instance i.e. playing a tie in a neutral country but not for a Final.

That did not end well either !

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