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  1. In my Man Utd save, I had Pogba rack up crazy numbers as a CMA with PI move into channels. That a was without an AM so he had plenty space to run into. Worked well as he finished 2nd top scorer in the first season and more or less won us the domestic treble:
  2. Good start mate will definitely keeping a keen eye on this thread. That Bayern team of 12/13 is the most complete team I've ever seen and without doubt the most aesthetically pleasing from a personal point of view. I've tried a few times to re-create their style in FM and it's fairly tough. I think Fluid+Attack with the deep line and narrow width nullifies their dominance in the middle of the park and from my experience completely surrenders possession. On the other hand though the counter attacks are absolutely lethal with Robben/Costa and Coman/Ribery causing mayhem cutting inside from the wings when attacking which is very similar to the way they played against Barca in the semi... Upfront I went with Lewandowski & Muller as a CF (A) & DLF (S) with Muller set to roam to try and reflect his movement IRL and (sort of) redeem a 4-2-3-1 shape. EDIT: Will post up my attempt of the tactics once I get in from work.
  3. Got a bit of a crazy save going on at the moment with Southampton. Took over in mid January of the first season with the club bottom and despite being unable to save them from the drop, we were absolutely unstoppable in Europe and managed to win the Europa League. So it looks like for the first time in history, a lower division side will be competing in the Champions League! Player-wise only Wanyama has wanted to move and despite relegation, no one else seems to be unhappy (could change further into the summer though). Looking forward to seeing how this save develops and to see if I can guide us back into the PL while competing alongside Europe's elite.
  4. I am writing to you as a long term lurker of these parts and as a player with over 10 years of FM experience. In past games I've usually managed to 'crack' the match engine so to speak and find a winning formula for my sides, be it Barcelona or Brechin City. However in the new version I am failing miserably in nearly every game I start when trying to get my team playing the way I want them to play. I've read numerous guide such as the brilliant Lines and Diamonds, Pairs & Combinations and Cleon's numerous threads which have helped me no end on previous versions - However, this year is a different story and I just can't get anything to work whatsoever. Below are the tactics I'm using for my current Man Utd side and true to FM16 form I've started the season with 9 losses in the first 15 games and am also out of the CL; Team settings are Structured and mentality is set to Control (change to standard for away games until I manage to develop a successful counter-attacking tactic) TI's are - Prevent short GK distribution Run at defence Roam from positions (to encourage more freedom than the structured setting allows) As you can see I've tweaked it to a strikerless formation which I hoped would pull opposition centre backs out towards Rooney and free Depay cutting in from the left which works fairly successfully but it's at the cost of my defence which is torn to shreds in nearly every game and teams usually always score on the counter. My main aim is to enable rapid transitions from defence to attack in the mould of Klopp & Heynecks Bayern so have set all wide players to play direct passes. I also tried this in pre-season with the same TI's which worked to an extent (high possession but hardly created any chances whatsoever) So I am writing this as a final desperate, shameful cry for help to salvage my FM career as I am completely out of ideas at how to salvage my FM career. Cheers!!
  5. Anybody got any advice for first season? Have been absolute rank rotten and am close to the sack. Teams like Norwich, Watford & Swansea completely dominating me running amok - Never started a season so badly! EDIT: Even Coutinho has been terrible as an inside forward on the left, usually able to suss things out eventually but am stumped as to how bad we're playing. Best player has been Callieri with 5 in 10, not one other player has done well.
  6. Started with us again and have just finished the first month back in the top flight. Cruised the first season finishing 32 points ahead of Falkirk. Hibs never even made the play-offs Won the training cup too although lost in the League Cup & Scottish semi's. Cummings was brought in again and produced the goods. Also sent Oduwa back to Spurs and got Josh Onomah on loan until 2017 - Trained him as an AML and he's been class. Him Zelalem, Cummings & McKay all getting over 15 goals. Jay Fulton & Jordi Amat on loan from Swansea & Abdul Razak on a free were quality additions too. In the summer I done some major wheeling & dealing bringing in 10 players & getting rid of 29, freeing up a fair amount of wages. Sold Foderingham to Liverpool & brought in Alex Smities as his replacement for 250k. Also made a few more loans with Jores Okore & Alberto Cerri coming in - Villa will accept 250k for Okore but he wants 20k per week minimum which I can't afford - Gutted! Got Anichebe & Kasim from Swindon on free's too so the squads shaping up well. Started off the league season with a 2-2 draw at Tannadice after being 2-0 up but am now on a 4 game winning streak including a 4-1 win over them at Ibrox with Cummings grabbing a hat-trick Tynecastle away next after the international break with the chance to go 5 points clear so hopefully keep up the form!
  7. Schalke are a great challenge. Not won the title in nearly 60 years and have arguably the biggest fan base in Germany. Cracking youth setup too. Managed them in last years version and won the league and cup double in the 2nd and 3rd seasons, super cup too & ended Bayerns domination - Meyer & Avdijaj can become world class fairly early on if you give them game time and it looks like Leroy Sane has been given an upgrade so can potentially fill the void left by Draxler. Also, Gabriel Barbosa was the main man for me - Looks like he's even better in this years version.
  8. Thanks mate - Was an old iMac early 2009 version. Looking online and can get around £300 for it so definitely gonna go down that route to fund the new machine Had a 24" monitor so similar to that would be ideal. Usually play 7 leagues max, really only want to play on the highest graphics available so willing to switch to a PC & only play FM so anything that can handle the highest graphics settings would be perfect. Really am clueless when it comes to custom built PC's though so it would need to be a ready made machine. Any ideas where to look mate? £1500 is my budget but if there's a PC that is going for cheaper then that would obviously be the preferred option! Thank fook for this thread btw, no doubt I would be robbed blind if I headed into a store, they'd see me coming a mile away!!
  9. Hi All Well after 6 years my iMac has decided to pack in, which means I'm now left with nothing to play FM on! Luckily, fallout 4 has saved me from having withdrawals. Looking for a direct replacement if possible, Apple preferably & a machine that can run FM at full capacity (highest graphics settings possible for 3D, was like watching subbeuto on my Mac in the end) Budget anywhere up to £1500 would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction as I'm hopeless with computers!
  10. WTF has happened to the ME since going to full game? Had won 14 out of 14 games in my Rangers save, being top of the Scottish Prem by some 12 points. Now since it's went to full game I've lost my last 5 in a row and am now 3 behind. Tactics are a possession based game which was working well averaging 55%+ in the beta, now since the update, best I've had is about 48% being dominated by teams who are a good few levels below. Don't see why the engine had to be changed, the beta was perfect TBH. Really annoying when things get changed for the sake of it. Absolute joke TBH.
  11. Yeah the Ramsden situation is a real pain as there is virtually no decent staff who want to come! Can remember similar problems getting staff in on last years beta. Highly recommend Jason Cummings from Hibs - managed to get him for 425k and he's been a revelation so far, scoring two hat-tricks and then 4 in his first 3 games - keeping Waghorn on the bench. Will update rest of the OP tomorrow.
  12. Football Manager 2016 Squad 2015/16 Goalkeepers 1. Cammy Bell - Injured for the first 3 months of the game and isn't really of the quality to see past his contract which expires at the end of the season. 25. Wes Foderingham - Should be your undisputed number one for the first few seasons until young Ross McCrorie is ready to take over. Good shot stopper although kicking isn't the best. 32. Liam Kelly - Decent backup for the first few months although will potentially develop better with first team football on loan at a lower league team. Can be used in low priority cup games. Defenders 2. James Tavernier - First-choice RB & arguably the best player at the club. Performs key attacking duties from the right wing-back position though not the strongest defensively. Possesses a dangerous free-kick. 4. Rob Kiernan - Should be first choice along with Wilson in the first season - Potential to be a star Premiership defender although should be put on a regime to improve his strength. 5. Lee Wallace © - Club captain and the only natural left-back in the first team squad, feel he's been underrated in the game for a few years now. Will stroll the Championship although a better quality player may be required once the club gets back into Europe. 6. Dominic Ball - Young English defender on loan from Tottenham. Bags of potential and should be considered as a permanent signing once his contract expires at the end of the season should Spurs decide not to renew it. 27. Danny Wilson (VC) - Arguably the best defender at the club and should form a solid partnership with Kiernan for the first few seasons. Downside is lack of pace and can be exposed if you choose to operate a high line like Warburton opts for in real life. **SUGGESTIONS** Barry Douglas (LB) - Listed by Lech at the start of the game, would need to move fast as courted by some Premier League clubs. Will Packwood (DC/DR/DM/MC) - Young American free agent who can provide backup for Tavernier as a more defensive minded full-back. Can also add cover to the centre of defence and DM. Midfielders 7. Nicky Law - Decent option off the bench, but lack of work rate, bravery & determination should make you consider cashing in before his contract expires at the end of the season. Managed to get £300k at the start of the game. 8. Gedion Zelalem -The heartbeat of the team and your midfield playmaker. Potential to be a superstar which means a permanent move to Ibrox is unlikely in the near future - Alternatively you can extend his loan by two years which also gives you the chance to reduce wage contribution to 0%. 16. Andy Halliday - Decent squad player who will always put in a shift. Unfortunately in FM terms not good enough long term which is a shame as he's one of my favourites IRL. 20. Fraser Aird - Another decent squad player who possesses good pace & finishing but lacks the mental attributes to really make it at Ibrox. Should be sent out on loan to develop further. 23. Jason Holt - Should be your first choice CM, has the attributes & potential to make the position his own. Work rate criminally underrated in game with 9 - deserving of another 6 at least. **SUGGESTIONS** Nick Powell (CM) - Young English midfielder who can be picked up on loan for one or two seasons without having to pay towards wages. More than adequate replacement for Law should you decide to cash in. Forwards 9. Kenny Miller - The veteran of the side who can provide cover up front or on the wings as an inside forward. Excellent mental attributes & personality which makes him an ideal tutor for the likes of Hardie etc. 10. Nathan Oduwa - Second of the Spurs loanees who starts as a striker but can be converted to an inside forward which is what I went for to replicate real life - Average stats at the start of game but physical attributes mean he is a dangerous outlet either out on the wing or up front as a rangy Target Man. Potential to be a key player so worth keeping an eye on as most likely won't make it at White Hart Lane. 11. David Templeton - Like his real life counterpart, has failed to live up to his undoubted potential so far. On a hefty contract which expires at the end of the season so could be given one more chance to improve but really is last chance saloon. 19. Barrie McKay - Similar to Templeton, deserves another chance after unsuccessful loans at Raith & Morton. Potential to be a quality player and should be considered as first choice on the right wing - Good technical attributes although fairly weak mentally. 33. Martyn Waghorn - Hard working front-man who will no doubt grab goals at championship level. English Championship class striker who can definitely contribute for the first few seasons. 42. Ryan Hardie - Potential to be a great player for the club, has all the attributes to become a quality striker. Lacking in strength which should be considered if playing the lone-striker role. **SUGGESTIONS** Jason Cummings (ST) - Arguably the best striker in the Championship and without doubt worth the £500k Hibs are looking for at the start of the season. Excellent finishing, composure & off the ball movement at 19 means he has fantastic scope to improve. Hot Prospects Darren Ramsay (On loan at Arbroath) Jamie Barjonas Jordan Thompson Liam Burt Luca Gasparotto (On loan at Morton) Max Ashmore Robbie McCrorie Ross Lyon Ross McCrorie Ryan Sinnamon (On loan at Falkirk) Tom Lang Tom Walsh Surplus David Brownlie Dean Shiels Jamie Mills Kyle Clark Nicky Clark
  13. Graeme Souness & Walter Smith – 9 In A Row Graeme Souness & Walter Smith Celebrate The First of A Record Equalling 9 Titles In A Row Every year from the 1988–89 season until the 1996–97 season, Rangers won the league title. This nine-in-a-row achievement equalled Celtic's record, set prior to the forming of the Scottish Football League Premier Division, subsequent to which competing teams met four times a season. The first three of these seasons the club was managed by Graeme Souness; the latter six under the stewardship of Walter Smith. Notable seasons included 1990–91, which culminated in a final-day finale, Rangers securing a 2–0 victory at Ibrox over Aberdeen, who needed only a draw to secure the championship. The 1992–93 season was arguably one of the most successful in the club's history and the best European campaign since 1972. Not only did the team win the domestic treble but they also came to within one match of the 1993 UEFA Champions League Final. Rangers saw off English First Division champions Leeds United in a tie dubbed the Battle of Britain. Then, in the group stage, Rangers won two matches and drew four but, despite remaining undefeated, went out to the French team Olympique de Marseille, who were later found guilty of match fixing. Rangers' ninth consecutive championship title was secured at Tannadice Park on 7 May 1997, with a single-goal victory over Dundee United Advocaat & McLeish Advocaat & McLeish Had Contrasting Resources Under Chairman David Murray (Left) In 1998, Dutchman Dick Advocaat became the club's first foreign manager. Nine-in-a-row era stalwarts having moved on, Advocaat invested heavily in the team with immediate results, leading the club to their sixth domestic treble. The league championship was won with a 3–0 victory at Celtic Park on 2 May 1999. A second-consecutive league title was won by a record 21-point margin, the club securing a domestic double with a 4–0 Scottish Cup final victory over Aberdeen. Rangers' campaign in the Champions League saw them defeat UEFA Cup winners Parma en route. Advocaat's third season saw Rangers fail to compete domestically against Celtic under new manager Martin O'Neill. Despite investment in the team, including Tore Andre Flo for a club-record £12 million, European success beyond the Champions League group stages again proved elusive. After a slow start to the following season, Advocaat resigned from his post in December 2001 and was replaced by Alex McLeish. In his first full campaign, the 2002–03 season saw McLeish become the sixth Rangers manager to deliver a domestic treble. The championship was won on goal difference during a dramatic final day 6–1 triumph over Dunfermline Athletic at Ibrox, securing Rangers' 50th league title, the first club in the world to achieve the feat. Major expenditure sanctioned by chairman David Murray had burdened Rangers with considerable debts in the region of £52m. The club's worsening financial state saw many of the team's top players leave in the summer of 2003, the following season failing to deliver any trophies, only the second such occasion since 1985–86. The 2004–05 season restored success to Rangers, who were boosted by signings such as Jean-Alain Boumsong, Dado Pršo and Nacho Novo, along with the return of former captain Barry Ferguson after a spell in England with Blackburn Rovers. The club's league championship triumph culminated in a dramatic final-day finish. The destination of the trophy changed unexpectedly, with Celtic conceding late goals to Motherwell at Fir Park whilst Rangers led against Hibernian, requiring the helicopter carrying the SPL trophy to change direction and deliver the prize to the Easter Road ground in Leith. Despite beginning as favourites to retain the championship, Rangers suffered an unprecedented run of poor results between September and November, a club-record run of ten games without a win. Included within this period, a 1–1 draw with Inter Milan took Rangers into the last 16 of the Champions League, the first Scottish team to achieve the feat since 1993, the club eventually exiting on the away goals rule to Villarreal. On 9 February 2006, it was announced by David Murray that McLeish would be standing down as manager at the end of that season. PLG & The Return of A Legend Le Guen's Struggles Culminated In A Player Revolt Led By Captain Barry Ferguson Frenchman Paul Le Guen replaced Alex McLeish as manager after season 2005–06. The season started with an early exit from the League Cup whilst Celtic built a commanding lead at the top of the table. In the UEFA Cup, Rangers became the first Scottish side to qualify for the last 32 of the competition, since the introduction of the group phase, after finishing their group unbeaten. However, amid claims of disharmony between the manager and captain Barry Ferguson, it was announced on 4 January 2007 that Le Guen had left Rangers by mutual consent. On 10 January 2007, former boss Walter Smith resigned from his post as Scotland manager to return to the Ibrox helm, with Ally McCoist as assistant manager The following season Rangers contested the UEFA Cup after dropping into the competition from the Champions League. The club reached the final, defeating Panathinaikos, Werder Bremen, Sporting Lisbon and Fiorentina along the way. The final in Manchester against Zenit St. Petersburg, who were managed by former Rangers manager Dick Advocaat, ended in a 2–0 defeat. The 2008–09 season saw Rangers recover from an early exit from the UEFA Champions League to FBK Kaunas of Lithuania. The club secured its 52nd league championship on the last day of the season with a 3–0 victory at Dundee United. Rangers also successfully defended the Scottish Cup, a 33rd competition triumph, defeating Falkirk 1–0 in the final. The 2009–10 season saw Rangers reach their fifth consecutive domestic final: against St. Mirren in the Scottish League Cup, the club overcame a two-men deficit from red cards, a late deciding goal from Kenny Miller securing a record 27th victory in the competition. The league championship title was retained, with three matches remaining, at Easter Road, defeating Hibernian 1–0 with a Kyle Lafferty goal. The 2010–11 season, Smith's final season in charge, saw Rangers retain the League Cup, defeating Celtic at Hampden with a Nikica Jelavić goal in extra time. A third consecutive title was won by beating Kilmarnock 5–1 on the last day of the season, Smith's final match in charge of the club. Over 300,000 Fans Made The Trip South To Manchester For The 2008 UEFA Cup Final McCoist & The Lower Leagues Ally McCoist Struggled To Match His Predecessors As The Clubs Troubles Mounted Ally McCoist took over from Walter Smith in June 2011 but season 2011–12 started with Rangers eliminated from two European competitions before the end of August: losing to Swedish side Malmö FF in the Champions League third round qualifying match, and to Slovenian side Maribor in a Europa League qualifying match. While good league form saw Rangers in top spot after being unbeaten for the first 15 games, they were knocked out of the League Cup by Falkirk and the Scottish Cup by Dundee Utd at Ibrox. Rangers was placed into administration on 14 February 2012 resulting in the club being deducted 10 points as per SPL rules. Though Rangers avoided having Celtic win the championship at Ibrox on 25 March by winning the game 3–2, Rangers ultimately finished 20 points behind Celtic in second place. A failure to reach agreement with creditors on 14 June 2012 led to the club's holding company enter the process of liquidation. After the CVA proposal was rejected, the Administrators completed a going concern sale of the business and assets to a new company. With the new company needing to re-apply for an SFA License, the Ibrox club failed to secure the transfer of the old co's place in the Scottish Premier League, Rangers were then accepted into the Scottish Football League and placed in the lowest division, the Third, rather than the First Division as the SPL and SFA had sought. Rangers' new SFA membership was agreed by the SFA upon acceptance of a number of conditions, including a one-year transfer ban, in time for the club to begin the 2012–13 season. With most key first team players having refused to transfer to the new company, a very different Rangers team lined up for the first league match in Third Division. Despite this, Rangers secured a comfortable 5–1 victory over East Stirlingshire in front of a crowd of 49,118, a world record for a football match in a fourth tier league. Away from home, Rangers started their league campaign with three successive draws before losing 1–0 to Stirling Albion, at the time the bottom club.Rangers were defeated in the third round of the Scottish Challenge Cup by Queen of the South at Ibrox, in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle and in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup by Dundee United. Rangers beat their own new record against Queens Park with an attendance of 49,463 and again against Stirling Albion with an attendance of 49,913. Rangers clinched the Third Division title on 30 March after a goalless draw at Montrose. Apart from being defeated 2–1 by Forfar Athletic in the first round of the League Cup on 3 August, season 2013–14 got off to an excellent start with Rangers winning maximum league points in their first 15 games in League One, before being held to a draw at home by Stranraer on Boxing Day 2013. Rangers secured the League One title and promotion to Scottish football's second tier on 12 March 2014 and went on to end the season unbeaten in league football. Rangers also reached the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup, in which they lost to Raith Rovers and the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, in which they lost 3–1 at Ibrox to Dundee United. Playing in the Scottish Championship in season 2014–15 provided Rangers with a more difficult challenge, with the club losing home and away to both Hibernian and Hearts and also losing away to Queen of the South in the first half of the season. Rangers also failed to beat Alloa either home or away in the league before losing 3–2 to Alloa in the semi-final of the Scottish Challenge Cup. Amid mounting criticism, McCoist submitted his resignation intending to honour his 12 months notice period to ensure full pay but was placed on 'gardening leave' and replaced by Kenny McDowall on a caretaker basis for the rest of the season. McDowall remained in charge for just three months before resigning in March 2015. During his time in charge, Rangers won just three matches, drawing three others and losing four. Rangers, now under a new board, then named former player Stuart McCall as their third manager for what remained of the season. Under McCall, Rangers finished third in the league and then reached the Premiership play-off final, which they lost 6–1 on aggregate to Motherwell. They begin the 2015/16 season once again in the championship, a second failed promotion to the top flight would be seen as catastrophic for the club...
  14. Humble Beginnings & Early Years The Gallant Pioneers - Rangers 1877 Scottish Cup Final Team In March 1872, the club was formed by a group of rowing enthusiasts, Peter Campbell, William McBeath and brothers, Peter and Moses McNeil saw a group of men playing football on Glasgow Green's Flesher's Haugh. David Hill was also a founder member. Indeed, the team's first game was at Flesher's Haugh in May 1872 against Callander, which resulted in a 0–0 draw. Moses McNeil suggested the name Rangers after seeing the name in a book about English Rugby. Rangers only played two matches in their birth year and their second match, with the team donned in light blue shirts, was a comprehensive 11–0 win over a team named Clyde (not the present Clyde). Rangers began to grow into a more formal football club and in 1876, for the first time, a player was called up to play international football as Moses McNeil made his Scotland debut against Wales. In 1888 the now famous Old Firm fixture was born as Rangers met Celtic for the first time in a friendly match. Celtic beat Rangers 5–2 with a team composed largely of "guest players" from Hibernian. The 1890–91 season saw the inception of the Scottish Football League, and Rangers were one of ten original members. By this time Rangers were playing at the first Ibrox Stadium. Rangers' first ever league match took place on 16 August 1890 and resulted in a 5–2 victory over Heart of Midlothian. After finishing equal-top with Dumbarton a play-off was held at Cathkin Park to decide the who would be champions. The match finished 2–2 and the title was shared for the only time in its history, the first of Rangers' world record 54 championships. Rangers had to wait until 1894 to taste their first Scottish Cup success after losing to Vale of Leven in 1877 and 1879 but finally lifted the trophy for the first time after a 3–1 win over Celtic. Rangers even came close to winning the English FA Cup in 1887 when they lost to Aston Villa in the semi-final. Rangers ended the nineteenth century with further Scottish Cup wins 1897 and 1898 and a League Championship win in 1899 during which they won every one of their 18 league matches. Rangers formally became a limited company on 27 May 1899 and the then match secretary William Wilton was appointed as the club's first manager. This also enabled Ibrox stadium to be constructed that same year. By the turn of the century Rangers had won two league titles and three Scottish Cups and were well on their way to becoming one of Scotland's top clubs. During William Wilton's time as match secretary and then team manager, Rangers won 10 leagues titles. Bill Struth & Scot Symon Bill Struth - Rangers Most Successful Manager Taking over as manager from William Wilton in 1920, Bill Struth was Rangers' most successful manager, guiding the club to 14 league titles before the onset of the Second World War. On 2 January 1939 a British league attendance record was broken as 118,567 fans turned out to watch Rangers beat Celtic in the traditional New Year's Day Old Firm match. Leading the club for 34 years until 1954, Struth won more trophies than any manager in Scottish Football history, amassing 18 league championships, 10 Scottish Cups, 2 League Cups, 7 war-time championships, 19 Glasgow Cups, 17 Glasgow Merchant Charity Cups and other war-time honours. During the wartime regional league setup, Rangers achieved their highest score against old firm rivals Celtic with an 8–1 win in the Southern Football League. Scot Symon continued Struth's success, winning six league championships, five Scottish Cups and four League Cups, becoming the second manager to win the domestic treble in 1963–64 season, the era of 'Slim' Jim Baxter, one of the club's greatest players. Rangers reached the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1960, losing to German club Eintracht Frankfurt by a record aggregate 12–4 for a Scottish team. In 1961 Rangers became the first British team to reach a European final when they contested the Cup Winners' Cup final against Italian side Fiorentina, only to lose 4–1 on aggregate. Rangers lost again in the final of the same competition in 1967, by a single goal after extra time to Bayern Munich. European Success & Ending Steins Dominance John Greig Holds Aloft The 1972 CWC - The Clubs Only European Trophy To Date In 1972, Rangers emerged from the tragedy of the previous year to finally achieve success on the European stage. A Colin Stein goal and a Willie Johnston double helped secure a 3–2 victory over FC Dynamo Moscow at the Nou Camp, Barcelona, to lift the European Cup Winners' Cup. Captain John Greig received the trophy in a small room within the Nou Camp following pitch invasions and by Rangers fans reacting to the heavy handed tactics of the Spanish police, the majority of whom had been brought in from outwith Catalonia. The following season Rangers were invited by Barca FC to take part in their pre season tournament at the Camp Nou. Emerging from the shadows of Jock Stein's Celtic side, Rangers regained ascendancy with notable domestic success under the stewardship of manager Jock Wallace. In his first season in charge – the club's centenary – Rangers won the Scottish Cup at Hampden in front of 122,714 supporters. In 1974–75, Wallace led Rangers to their first League championship triumph in eleven years, before winning the treble the following season, repeating the historic feat in 1977–78.
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