1984–85 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1984-85 season
Chairman John Paton
Manager Jock Wallace
Ground Ibrox
Scottish Premier Division 4th
P36 F13 D12 L11 F47 A38
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Winners
UEFA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Ally McCoist (12)

All:
Ally McCoist (18)

The 1984–85 season is the 88th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 49 competitive matches during the 1984–85 season. The season was Wallace's first full season in charge since his return and almost a carbon copy of its predecessor. Rangers again finished fourth in the league by a massive twenty-one point record behind champions Aberdeen. This disappointment was not caused due to a lack of investment in the playing squad. A total of £495,000 was spent bringing in Iain Ferguson and Cammy Fraser from Dundee, Ted McMinn from Queen of the South and bringing back Derek Johnstone from Chelsea. The club won the Scottish League Cup for he second season in a row meeting Dundee United in the final. A solitary Iain Ferguson strike gave Rangers a 1-0 win.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 1984 St Mirren H 0–0 22,398
18 August 1984 Dumbarton A 2–1 9,607 McCoist, Redford
25 August 1984 Celtic H 0–0 43,500
1 September 1984 Dundee A 2–0 14,156 I.Ferguson, Redford
8 September 1984 Hibernian H 2–0 22,601 Paterson, MacDonald
15 September 1984 Aberdeen A 0–0 23,500
22 September 1984 Greenock Morton H 2–0 16,995 McCoist, Fraser
29 September 1984 Dundee United H 1–0 29,232 Paterson
6 October 1984 Heart of Midlothian A 0–1 18,097
13 October 1984 St Mirren A 2–0 14,389 Redford, I.Ferguson
20 October 1984 Dumbarton H 0–0 16,521
3 November 1984 Dundee H 0–0 14,588
10 November 1984 Hibernian A 2–2 14,000 Fraser, Cooper
17 November 1984 Aberdeen H 1–2 44,000 Mitchell
24 November 1984 Greenock Morton A 3–1 11,000 Redford (2), Dawson
1 December 1984 Dundee United A 1–1 16,477 Mitchell
8 December 1984 Heart of Midlothian H 1–1 16,700 Mitchell
15 December 1984 St Mirren H 2–0 12,763 Fraser, MacDonald
22 December 1984 Celtic A 1–1 43,748 Cooper
29 December 1984 Dumbarton A 4–2 7,800 I.Ferguson, McMinn, Mitchell, Cooper
1 January 1985 Celtic H 1–2 45,000 Cooper
5 January 1985 Dundee A 2–2 11,991 I.Ferguson (2)
12 January 1985 Hibernian H 1–2 18,500 I.Ferguson
19 January 1985 Aberdeen A 1–5 23,000 Prytz
2 February 1985 Greenock Morton H 2–0 14,121 MacDonald, Johnstone
9 February 1985 Dundee United H 0–0 19,370
23 February 1985 Heart of Midlothian A 0–2 14,004
2 March 1985 Dumbarton H 3–1 8,424 McCoist (2), E.Ferguson
16 March 1985 St Mirren A 1–2 8,608 McCoist
23 March 1985 Dundee H 1–3 9,954 McCoist
6 April 1985 Aberdeen H 1–2 23,437 Prytz
20 April 1985 Greenock Morton A 3–0 7,000 McCoist (3)
27 April 1985 Heart of Midlothian H 3–1 12,913 McCoist, Prytz (pen.), Cooper
1 May 1985 Celtic A 1–1 40,079 McCoist (pen.)
4 May 1985 Dundee United A 1–2 10,251 McCoist
11 May 1985 Hibernian A 0–1 7,149

UEFA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 September 1984 R1 Bohemian A 2–3 10,000 McCoist, McPherson
3 October 1984 R1 Bohemian H 2–0 31,000 Paterson, Redford
24 October 1984 R2 Inter Milan A 0–3 65,591
7 November 1984 R2 Inter Milan H 3–1 30,594 I.Ferguson (2), Mitchell

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 January 1985 R3 Morton A 3–3 12,012 Prytz, MacDonald, McPherson
30 January 1985 R3 R Morton H 3–1 18,166 Mitchell, Fraser, MacDonald
16 February 1985 R4 Dundee H 0–1 26,619

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 August 1984 R2 Falkirk H 1–0 10,429 McPherson
29 August 1984 R3 Raith Rovers H 4–0 10,132 McCoist (2, 1 (pen.)), Paterson, Redford
5 September 1984 QF Cowdenbeath A 3–1 9,925 I.Ferguson, Russell, Redford
26 September 1984 SF L1 Meadowbank Thistle H 4–0 12,600 McCoist (2), I.Ferguson, Fraser
9 October 1984 SF L2 Meadowbank Thistle A 1–1 5,100 McCoist
28 October 1984 F Dundee United N 1–0 44,698 I.Ferguson

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Nicky Walker GK 20 0
Scotland Hugh Burns DF 16 0
Scotland Ally Dawson DF 35 1
Scotland Dave MacKinnon DF 41 0
Northern Ireland John McClelland DF 20 0
Scotland Ian Redford MF 37 8
Scotland John MacDonald FW 23 5
Scotland Cammy Fraser MF 41 5
Scotland Iain Ferguson MF 39 11
Scotland Ally McCoist FW 38 18
Scotland Davie Cooper MF 44 5
Scotland Scott Fraser DF 2 0
Scotland Eric Ferguson FW 9 1
Scotland Craig Paterson DF 33 4
Scotland Bobby Russell MF 26 1
Scotland Sandy Clark FW 4 0
Scotland Dave McPherson DF 44 3
Australia Dave Mitchell MF 21 6
Scotland Peter McCloy GK 27 0
Sweden Robert Prytz MF 28 4
Scotland Ted McMinn MF 20 1
Scotland Robert Fleck MF 11 0
Scotland Stuart Munro DF 18 0
Scotland Derek Ferguson MF 8 0
Scotland Derek Johnstone FW 12 1
Scotland Bobby Williamson FW 1 0
Scotland Dave MacFarlane MF 3 0
Scotland Andy Bruce GK 1 0
Scotland Ian Durrant MF 5 0

See also[edit]