Hello and welcome back to season four of the Rangers Way, a recap is that we have dominated Scottish football over the last 3 seasons winning 3 league titles in a row, 3 Scottish cups and 2 League cups. Also in my introduction piece I had a 5 year plan for progression which looked at European Progress and in my fourth season the aim was to make the last 16 of the Champions League, could we do it? Let’s see..
Credit featured image to James at @FMPressure, he’s an excellent lad in the community. Original image via @WillieVass on twitter.
I was happy with our results from the first half of the season even if performances at time were not exactly dominant but I felt we were beginning to impose ourselves more and more on games, I had went the first half of the season unbeaten in the league, won the League cup and had finished 3rd in our Champions League group so would play Rapid Vienna.
So that trip to Wembley was unexpected but what a bloody journey! It has taken me a bit longer to write this up than anticipated just due to higher workload than usual and having to play the game to get up to the point where I can update.
In the previous update we detailed that we had sadly been beaten by Celtic in the League cup final, finished 3rd in our Champions League group and would face Copenhagen and were top of the league by 10 points from Hibs and 11 points from Celtic after 21 league games. First thing is our transfer business in January and we secured a big signing.
After our treble triumph last season with the league going to the last day we knew Champions League football would return to Ibrox, pitting ourselves against the best in Europe was an appealing thought. However firstly we would have to get past 3 qualifying rounds due to Scottish football co-efficient being so poor.
So back to business, could we keep hold of our slender lead and see out the league for our 55th top flight title? It was a proper title fight, drop in form, twists and turns and it went to the final day. This blog was given a shout out on a latest Deep Lying Podcast which was great so thanks for the continued support.
First of all thank you to everyone who has retweeted, commented or just read the first two introduction pieces, it is appreciated. The structure of the updates will hopefully be 2 updates per season and should be 7-10 days between updates. We’re up to the newly introduced winter break so a perfect time to update and opportune time for the blog to be starting with the Warburton resignation fiasco.