Friday, February 25, 2011

Rangers: Europa League Dream Survives



Pinch yourself, February is just about out and we're celebrating a good night for Scottish football in Europe.

I missed the Sporting Lisbon v Rangers clash but Walter Smith will be delighted that his team gave a display of their defiance and resoluteness in Portugal.

Another European draw but enough to clinch the away goals victory. Maurice Edu's equaliser was last gasp. And probably all the sweeter for it to the watching Rangers fans.

And, hold on to your hats, some co-efficient good news. Thanks to Aiden McGeady.

Seems the former Celt's goal for Spartak Moscow that eliminated Basel was enough to see us sneak ahead of Switzerland in UEFA's ever complex rankings systems.

The result is an additional Champion's League place in the 2012/13 season.

People more adept at complex algorithms than I am suggest that this might be only temporary. Still, poor form to ruin the fun.

Best just to enjoy a rare burst of sunshine amid the black dog depression of our footballing existence.

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