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Grand-daughter of Rangers icon Tiger backs David Weir to overhaul record
Mar 30 2010 Gary Ralston ELAINE Campbell was raised on tales of the title and would love to see David Weir write another chapter in the history of Rangers that her grandfather helped create. Legendary Light Blues full-back Jock 'Tiger' Shaw is about to have his name in the record books scored out - and his grand-daughter couldn't be happier as her favourite side home in on another title success. Weir will equal Shaw's record as the oldest player to play for Rangers since 1945 when he runs out at St Johnstone tonight at the age of 39 years and 325 days.

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Rangers Hall of Fame
Jock Shaw (1938-1953) NOT for nothing was Jock Shaw known as "Tiger". His tackling had bite and his uncompromising style made him a feared and respected opponent. Jock, like so many players of his time, missed out on countless honours and international caps because of the war. 1949 Treble captain Jock Shaw and Bobby BrownHis 287 games spread over 15 years do not begin to tell the story of his time at Ibrox. Legendary manager Bill Struth signed Shaw for £2,000 for Rangers in July 1938 from Airdrie and he made his debut at left back on the opening day of the league season in a 3-3 draw with St Johnstone. Read the full article on the official Rangers site rangers.co.uk

The Rangers in Glenboig
Not involving Tiger directly, however, I often mention the fact that the Rangers played in Glenboig when Tiger brought the third team out for a firendly. Little did I know, it was their second appearance!!

This is a report from the "Scottish Umpire" of 25 September, 1884. It gives an account of a visit to the village of Glenboig by the Rangers "Ancients". The team would probably have included such as Moses and Willie McNeil (probably their brother Harry, too), the Vallances, Ricketts, Hill, Dunlop and Watson. Great names from the early days of our Club. They played in the Ancients team at that time. And look who their opponents were and the welcome the Rangers received:

The Rangers “Ancients” team - or as the bills gave it to the Glenboig community the “Ancient Rangers,” a happier and probably more correct title – journeyed to the village of firebrick notoriety, and inflicted a rather severe defeat on the sons of the Shamrock to the extent of 6 goals to 1. The match was certainly a most pleasant one from beginning to end, the play of not a few of the “fossils” fairly captivating the hearts of the crowd of buxom damsels, who surrounded the ropes, and who were anything but scant with their applause, cheer after cheer greeting the many dodging runs of that most ancient of all the “Ancients”, the ubiquitous “Harry,” who certainly carried off the ”cake” for his clever play, while the giant kicking of not a few of the backs was far from being destitute either of the “petticoat” encouragement. The Shamrock team can hardly as yet be considered hot favourites for the blue ribbon of football, but the great climatic advantage of their peaceful little township, coupled with the unstinted support and encouragement given them by their “angelic” sisters, ought to bring them out a bit.

Wikipedia Article
Jock "Tiger" Shaw (29 November 1912 – 13 June 2000) was a Scottish professional footballer most famous for his time at Scottish club Rangers, whom he captained between 1946 and 1950. Rangers signed Shaw from Airdrieonians for £2,000 in July 1938 and he went on make 287 appearances for Rangers, winning four League Championships, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups. After retirement in 1953 he remained associated with the club as third-team trainer and later groundsman. Shaw was capped six times by Scotland. His brother Davie was also a Scottish international, who played for Hibernian and Aberdeen.