It has been ten years since my football team Rangers Football Club plunged into administration.
The financial collapse on February 14, 2012, followed months of speculation over the Glasgow club’s balance sheet. And it came less than a year after Craig Whyte bought Sir David Murray’s majority shareholding for £1.
While being removed from the Premier league, Celtic took their chance to win the league 9 times, it took us four years to climb up through the divisions and take our place in the Scottish Premiership for the 2016/17 season & breath down Celtic’s necks again.
Then came the master stroke – bringing Steven Gerrard to Rangers – and in the space of just 32 months Steven Gerrard and his coaching staff completely transformed Rangers fortunes both on and off the pitch. From a tactical perspective, this is no fluke as the current Rangers team is a well oiled technical monster.
The former Liverpool captain watched his Rangers side fall short of Celtic in 2018-19 and during the abbreviated 2019-20 campaign.
Gerrard has also taken Rangers to the last 16 of this season’s Europa League, where they will face Slavia Prague.
Many Rangers supporters regard this title as the most significant in their history.
Not only has Celtic’s attempt to break a Scottish record by winning a 10th championship in a row been halted but Rangers have recovered in full from their financial meltdown of 2012.
I wish my Dad and Grandad was alive to see this, I am sure both of them would be happy.
Of course we are hoping to win the title this year again- but it’s seems that it’s going to be harder- as Celtic have got stronger and bought a lot of new players.
We are one point behind them right now as I wrote this post – so we will see what happens, as football is a funny game !
Come on the Billy Boys !!!!!