Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rangers win SPL

The sweet taste of winning the championship can be claimed by the Rangers following their resounding 3-0 victory over Dundee United. With the victory the Rangers end their three year drought of the title via a stunning turnaround during their campaign.

If champions are born through adversity, the Rangers answered that call loud and clear. Through a year of much torment and surrounding with a heavy weight of financial problems lingering, the Gers fought back to enter the final weekend with tight lead over Celtic. Still there was the final match day, a nerve racking test against Dundee United in which only a victory is acceptable.

Any questions were answered without haste as the Rangers came out with blood-thirsty intent. However five-minutes in the Rangers had their lead as Steven Davis linked the ball to Kris Boyd, whose misfire was turned in by Kyle Lafferty from close range. Further changes came and went unfullfilled but just before the break the margin was doubled as Pedro Mendes pounded the ball in from twenty metres after Saša Papac free-kick was blocked by the wall. If there was any doubt to the outcome, seven minutes after the re-start Steven Whittaker crossed to Kris Boyd for a close range finish. As time ticked down, the Rangers incredible comeback to the campaign was dotted with the SPL championship.

Reaching the pinnacle of the SPL cannot be debated however for the Rangers it could very well have a massive positive impact upon their financial situation. That of-course is for another time as celebration has begun as Walter Smith's men can hold their heads high as Scottish Premier League champions.