Welcome back to the Rangers Way as we finish off the 2021/2022 season, we had brought in a lot of money from player sales in the summer and had an unbeaten domestic season by January but could we go another season unbeaten in Scotland? Could we go one step further and reach the Champions League final? Let’s find out!
Going in to our sixth season I was excited at what we could do in the Champions League, domestically we are so dominant and will chase our 6th league title in a row this season. However our run to the Champions League semi final stage last season had given me optimism we could challenge some of the best in European football.
This is going to be a good update just to let you know, well certainly in terms of progression in the Champions League. I’ve been so impressed with how our team have done in this competition and how we have matched some elite football clubs with budgets that blow ours away.
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.