Champions League Final

Recent Form Comparison

West Ham 3-1 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-0 Real Madrid
Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal
Real Madrid 2-1 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-1 Man United

Rangers 3-0 Hibernian
Rangers 2-0 Hearts
Rangers 4-0 Celtic
Livingston 0-2 Rangers
Rangers 2-0 Raith

Going into this Champions League Final with Tottenham and Rangers it would appear to be the latter who comes in with form on their side after a final four league games won without conceding a goal was topped off by sealing the treble against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup. Tottenham on the other hand have looked a bit wobbly after defeat to West Ham and then a draw with Arsenal was sandwiched between their Semi Final progress on away goals at the expense of Real Madrid before they got a narrow win over Man United to end their domestic season on a high. Whilst Tottenham came out on top when these two faced off in the Quarter Final of this competition last year they haven't had the best of seasons this time out. They have only managed to finish 6th in the league whilst also failing to achieve anything in the domestic cups either whilst Rangers have of course won another treble as they continue to steam roller Scottish football. Going into these kind of matches though, only time will tell who comes out on top!

Tottenham Lineup

GK. Meret
RB. Jedvaj
LB. Cullen
CB. Junior
CB. Upamecano
CM. Reinaldo
CM. Royer
RW. Richardson
LW. Saidi
CAM. Gravenberch
ST. Colidio

Rangers Lineup

GK. Wilson
RB. Craig
LB. Dair
CB. Munro
CB. McAllister
CM. Gilmour
CM. McMaster
RW. Rankin
LW. O'Halloran
St. Burns
ST. Nakamura

Kick off: Both teams are absolutely raring to go here and it's Colidio who kicks off for Tottenham

2 mins: The first piece of real action for either team is a card for Spurs' Reinaldo after an aerial collision with Billy Gilmour

6 mins: O'Halloran appeared to get retribution for Gilmour as he scythed Reinaldo down just minutes later

14 mins: It's Saidi with the ball on the break now, passes out wide right to Richardson who lets fly at goal... GOAL!

19 mins: Gravenberch with the through ball to Saidi here, he's one on one with Wilson now... SAVE!

35 mins; As Rangers push for that equaliser Saidi intervenese and hoofs the ball clear, his ball finds Colidio who's one on one with Wilson... SAVE!

48 mins: Craig goes to ground here and he's on a booking... NO FOUL! That could've spelled disaster for Rangers there as they still look to find a way back into this match which would have been near impossible with 10 men.

63 mins: Saidi with the cross for Gravenberch here, he swings a foot at it... GOAL!

65 mins: Rangers are going for this one now as they look to go all out attack and the disappointing duo of McMaster and Rankin are replaced by Camm and Middleton.

79 mins: Alex Meret with the goal kick which can only reach Craig who heads the ball forward for O'Halloran who's been pulled back by the booked Saidi... RED!

82 mins: Rangers are looking to take advantage of the extra man here as they switch to 3 at the back and 3 up top whilst Craig slots into central defence and Dair makes way for Tony Herd

Full time: It is all over here and it is yet more Champions League misery for Rangers!

Bit of a tough one this as I was halfway through an update and at half time of this game at 1-1 and playing much better than that game there when my laptop decided to cut out...

Rangers: 2028/29 Review

What an eventful campaign it has been for us this year, so many highs and a very dramatic low right at the end. Not our first heartache though so we will bounce back once again! I'm proud to say that we earned our fifth domestic treble under my leadership and hopefully we can push to achieve that over the next few years too. As has been the case for many years now, our ultimate crowning glory is the Champions League! We need and want that trophy so badly now! This year has of course been our best chance yet however, on the day, we just couldn't do it. This is a good strong young team we are building here though so once we've got that one we crave I reckon we can make a habit of winning that too.

In our squad of twenty-eight senior and up and coming youth players we have just five players twenty-eight or over and of those players only Ryan Gauld and Oliver Burke are really near the end of their playing careers. As I've previously mentioned, we have more than enough quality and depth in the squad currently that would enable us to replace these players instantly. We have been inundated with enquiries about Jason Henry, Adam Munro, Willie Craig, Billy Gilmour, Adam Morrice, Shogo Nakamura and Bobby Docherty but we do not need to sell anyone so the fees required for these players would be between £80-120m.

As a result of our European adventures of recent years our standing in club football has soared as we are now considered the seventh best team in the world. Furthermore, our league is growing too as we are now considered the sixth best league in the world and will now have three teams in the Champions League and three in the Europa League starting from next year. A dramatic upturn of fortunes considering less than a decade ago we only had one in the Champions League and three in Europa! With all the awards we won at the ceremony as well it's fair to say we've been letting loose and partying these past few weeks before we have it all to do again next year.

Records to beat

Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances
Ally McCoist - 251 League goals
Sam English - 44 League goals in one season
Bill Struth - 18 League titles

Ross McCrorie - 296 League appearances
Tony Herd - 210 League appearances
Bobby Docherty - 197 League appearances
Tony Herd - 133 League goals
Bobby Docherty - 116 League goals
Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season
Christopher Burns - 11 League titles