For the second part of a mini series looking at my Rangers save I thought I’d cover competing with the elite clubs when you’re managing a club in a smaller and poorer league in a financial sense, whether how I’ve done it is sustainable long term and if SI could improve in this regard.
When I started this save and blog, I stated I wanted to build a young side with an average age of 23 or below and throughout the save we achieved that in every season. With any team I manage I always like to feature at least a few players from that nation as I feel it is important but when taking Rangers to bigger heights the standard of player was at times difficult to implement this theory in to practice.
I’d like to introduce you to a few Scottish young newgens you may be familiar with throughout this save that is now approaching 2025.
It’s been a while since I last updated the blog so thanks for your patience, I’ve been loving the save too much to update and some personal circumstances have meant that I needed an escape and the game can be great for that, as can alcohol but I digress.
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.
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.