Glasgow Rangers 2007-2008 A Season to Remember

Glasgow Rangers 2007-2008

A Fantastic Season

Season 2007-2008 will always be remembered by the Teddybears fans as one of the greatest in the history of The club.

Winners of the C.I.S Insurance Cup in March beating Dundee united in a thrilling penalty shootout.

Runners up in The UEFA CUP in May Losing to a deserving Zenit St Petesburgh in a well contested final.

Runners up in the Scottish Premier League on the very last day of the season after 8 games in 21days Rangers tired legs just couldn't pull it off.

Scottish Cup Saturday 24th of May 2008

3PM Queen of the South V Rangers Hampden Park

The second Trophy won this season Rangers beat Queen of the South 3-2 in a thrilling final.

The final brings an end to a fantastic season for Rangers and the players can now look forward to a well deserved break after playing a world record 68 matches in one season.

CIS Insurance Cup

Rangers Proudly Display The Cis Cup

Rangers 2007-2008: Goals! Goals! Goals! by AJ West

The Scottish League Cup 2007-2008

Rangers Have arleady won silverware this season When on Sunday the 16th of March they lifted the CIS Insurance Cup or the Scottish League Cup as it is better known.

The Scottish League cup is a knockout tournament and Rangers Shone throughout overcoming every opponent that they met.

CIS Insurance Cup The Road to Victory

THIRD ROUND - Wednesday, 26th September, 2007

EAST FIFE 0

RANGERS 4

Attendance: 7,413

FOURTH ROUND - Wednesday, 31st October, 2007

MOTHERWELL 1

RANGERS 2

Attendance: 9,236

SEMI-FINAL - Wednesday, 30th January, 2008

The National Stadium, Hampden Park, Glasgow

RANGERS 2

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN 0

Attendance: 31,989

Cis Cup Final Sunday 16th March 2008

Dundee United v Rangers

Hampden Park Glasgow

attendance: 50,019

The Final was a Thrilling game which finished with the honours shared at the end of 90 minutes the score was 2-2 as it was at the end of 30 mins of extra time. the game was ended by a penalty shootout in which Rangers kept their cool to win by 3-2 lifting the first trophy of the domestic season.

Scottish Premier League Trophy

Scottish Premier League Logo

The Scottish Premier League 2007-2008

The last day of the Premier League promised to be a nail biting end to a great competition both Celtic and Rangers were level on 86 points Celtic had a 4 goal advantage over Rangers and all was set for an exciting evening of football.

Dundee United V Celtic

Aberdeen V Rangers

Both games kicked off AT 7:45 PM and you could cut the tension with a knife

Half time Both games were goalless 0-0, 45 minutes left to decide The Champions of season 2007-2008.

Then it all fell apart for Rangers, in quick succession Aberdeen Scored, then at Dundee Celtic Scored, Aberdeen scored again and the Premier league dream was over for another year, celtic were crowned Champions.

The Rangers players tired legs just could not produce the Football that we had become used to this season.

EUFA CUP COMPETITION LOGO

UEFA CUP

Glasgow Rangers Squad 2007-2008

Rangers V Fiorentina Penalty Shootout

On the Road to Manchester

For the first time in 36 years, Rangers have qualified for a European Final and on Wednesday May the 14th will face Zenit ST Petersburgh in The City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City, in what promises to be a thrilling and nail biting game to decide who will win the EUFA CUP.

It has been a long and arduous road to Manchester for Rangers, but every player in the team have shown pure grit and determination in every game on that road.

The Team have been slammed by the Footballing critics every step of the way for their unorthadox formation and playing style throughout the season but the results have spoken for themselves so far and hopefully will work just as well in the final.

Rangers qualified for the EUFA Cup after finishing third in a difficult group of the European Champions league.

1)Barcelona(Spain) 14 points

2)Lyon(France) 10 points

3)Rangers(Scotland) 7 points

4)Stuttgart(Germany) 3 points

EUFA CUP

SinceRangers exit from the Champions league, the management team Walter Smith and Ally McCoist have worked well with the players and have turned the fortunes of the club around, it may not be the greatest style of football that you have ever seen but it is working and Rangers are getting the results when it matters.

Final

14.05.2008 versus Zenit 19:45

Sadly Zenit StPetersburgh took the prize with a deserving 2-0 win over the blues.

Semi-finals

24.04.2008 Fiorentina(Home)0-0

Fiorentina(Away)0-0

(Nacho Novo scores the final penalty of the penalty shootout to secure a rangers win by 4 goals to 2.)

Quarter-finals

Sporting Lisbon(H) 0-0

Sporting(A) 2-0

Round of 16

Werder Bremen(H) 2-0

Werder Bremen(A) 0-1

Round of 32

Panathinaikos(H)0-0

Panathinaikos(A)1-1 (Rangers Win on The Away Goals Rule

The last time that Rangers reached a European final was in season 1971-1972 when they won the European Cup Winners cup

The Tennants Scottish Cup Logo

The Scottish Cup

The Scottish Cup

The Tennants Scottish Cup Final played on Saturday May 24th at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Rangers played against Queen of the South for the final piece of Silverware of the Scottish season.

Rangers made the finals in dramatic fashion after a 1-1 draw with ST Johnstone in the Semi Finals, they went on to play extra time which also ended in a draw. the game went into a penalty shoot out that Rangers won 3- 2.

The road to the finals were more difficult than Rangers anticipated

Round 4

Rangers 6 East Stirlingshire 0

Round 5

Hibs 0 Rangers 0

Round 5 Replay

Rangers 1 Hibs 0

Round 6

Rangers 1 Partick Thistle 1

Round 6 Replay

Partick thistle 0 Rangers 2

Semi Final

ST Johnstone 1 Rangers 1

after extra time Rangers won on penalties 3-2

The final proved to be a more difficult match than expected, Rangers took the lead after 33 mins and then consolidated that lead soon after to go into half time leading 2-0.

Queen of the South came out strong in the second half and in the first 15 minutes pulled back the 2 goals.

Rangers scored and took the honours with a hard fought 3-2 win

Season 2007-2008 all over Rangers won 2 out of four in a roller coaster season that promised so much.

Glasgow Rangers

Rangers season 2007-2008 will be remembered for a long time to come, the players gave their all and they almost became legends.

This season Rangers have already made the history books by having played 69 games in a single season more than any other club in Scottish History.

This was the season where dreams nearly came true, but it still ranks up there as one of the greatest seasons in the history of the club.

There is a new life in Rangers, Walter Smith and Ally McCoist have brought a belief to the players and the fans that will stand us in good stead for the future, we didn't quite manage to become legends but there is a new season just around the corner 2008-2009 could just be our season in the Sun.

COME ON THE GERS!!!!!

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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Looks like it is go the glascow rangers!!! hey what. Thanks for sharing that


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smallbizpro 8 years ago from Toronto, ON

All I can say is you're lucky you never had to face Buckie Thistle anywhere on your route to glory... ;-)

Good luck for the UEFA Cup - hopefully you won't get cheated out of it like Celtic did when they played Porto a few seasons back!


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bluewings 8 years ago from Milkyway

I was watching the champions league final yesterday.Went down to the wires.6-5 after penalty shootout.Loved it all the way!


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Gordon Hamilton 8 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Great Hub. A memorable season indeed - just a shame about the cruel ending. Here's to 2008/9!

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