It has been an extremely encouraging season so far for Rangers.
Steven Gerrard has finally brought a buzz back to Ibrox. There’s renewed pride in the jersey and a a marked improvement in results, both domestically and in Europe.
Ultimately, success is judged on silverware. At the minute, although the Gers are in a good spot in the league, they are a long way away from winning it.
In the illustrious history of the football club, 54 top flight Scottish titles have been won.
This week, a photograph emerged on Twitter of one of those title winning squads.
It’s a little different to the current set up, though.
7th January, marked the 120th anniversary of the league win from 1898/99.
Rangers won all 18 league matches that season, averaging over four goals per game.
The campaign featured a 10-0 win over Hibernian and a 7-0 victory over Dundee, to seal the title.
Club captain, Robert Cumming Hamilton, finished top of the scoring charts with 21 goals.
120 years ago, @RangersFC won the Scottish League title, winning all of their games in the division, achieving a British record that has never since been equalled.
— Stuart Spencer (@StuartSpencer92) January 17, 2019
The grass is long, the ball is leather and there are a few more waistcoats and hats than could be found at Ibrox these days.
Clearly, though, this was an extremely capable group of players, with an unparalleled record.
As ever, there were a few notable responses to the post.
Think Kenny Miller made his debut this season.
— Rossco. (@RustM83) January 17, 2019
It was this game @shinjukushug done his first match report
— jamesy paar (@jpaar1) January 18, 2019
Look at the length of the grass
— Gereleven (@robertcvg) January 17, 2019
The link on the initial tweet takes you to a short article on the Scottish Football Museum website, which is well worth a read!