Erskine 2013
 
Get your 2013 Rangers Supporters Erskine Association badge here. Help raise funds for

Erskine Hospital

Login
Username

Password



Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Welcome
Welcome to the site dedicated to the life and career of Jock "Tiger" Shaw, former captain of Rangers, Airdrie and Scotland.

Born in Annathill on 29th November 1912, Jock was best known for his career at Ibrox, but it was with Airdrie with whom he played initially. Jock signed on at Broomfield in 1933, from Junior side Benburb. Perhaps, prophetic of what was to come for Jock, as "The Bens' " home ground is in the G51 area of Glasgow.

He left Airdrie for Rangers in the 1937/38 close season and signed on the dotted line on Tuesday 19th July, 4 days after his wedding to his beloved Meg. By today's standards Jock was "getting on a bit" when he signed for Rangers, being 26 years of age. However, they were made of sterner stuff in those days, as it was the end of the 1954 season before Jock finally hung up his boots. Well his playing boots anyway, as he was to take on coaching roles, before ending a 50 year association with the Club in 1980, when he retired from the groundstaff. Jock was Airdrie's Club captain when he left them, and his, quite considerable for its time, transfer fee of 2000 was put to good use in building the stand at Broomfield.

Jock's career at Ibrox was interrupted by the War but he still played 576 games for the club, most of them as captain. Official figures will show less than 300 appearances for the Club, but try telling him any of his medals won during wartime didn't count. Particularly those matches that were won following a shift down the pit, being as he was, in a reserved occupation.

As a person, Jock was a very modest, private man, yet one who had time for ANY football fan who wished to discuss his beloved game. He is father to David and Margaret, and grandfather to Iain, Allan, David, Elaine and Lorna. Jock sadly died on 13th June 2000 at the age of 87. Meg survived him, only passing on Hogmanay of 2008, preferring to spend the bells once again with Tiger and ensuring that we as a family would never forget her. Not that we ever could of course, for "Wee Meg" was quite a lady.

Jock's place in Airdrie, Rangers and indeed Scotland's histories is ensured, and it was with great pride that he became one of the first three inductees into the Rangers Hall of Fame, just prior to his death.

News

No News has been posted yet