Forty Years On: Remembering The Second Ibrox Disaster


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. A very well written, sobering piece.

    My formative years as a football fan were between 1976 and 1985 and because the Heysel, Hillsborough and Valley Parade disasters were yet to occur, this was always cited as the most terrible day in football’s history. Yet, one really had to stop and consider that this was no huge tragedy buried deep in the past, but one that took lives in modern times – 1971 really isn’t very long ago. Pictures of the old Ibrox from the time are almost bewitching – that grounds were so big and packed so many people in is something that becomes a dimmer memory by the day.

  2. Dave says:

    Good article, only problem with it is that you have mistaken the Rangers captain whose statue is part of the memorial, John Greig for the english cricketer Tony Greig

  3. admin says:

    Thanks for pointing that out, Dave. I’m not even a cricket fan, so not sure where I managed to pickt that up from!

  4. I was not around 40 years ago and was suprised how little coverage this gets compared to other disasters such as Hillsborough and BRadford

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