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Rangers 1-0 Celtic

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With just three games left to play in the Scottish Premier League Rangers have taken a two-point lead at the top after beating Celtic in the last Old Firm encounter of the season.

Do you think the championship is heading to Ibrox after three years of Celtic domination?

Or will the other teams in the top six have their say by taking points off either of the Glasgow sides?

Here are the games still to be played by the top two:

RANGERS:
Hibernian (A)
Aberdeen (H)
Dundee Utd (A)

CELTIC:
Dundee Utd (H)
Hibernian (A)
Hearts (H)

And how about the match itself? There's been plenty of criticism surrounding the quality of recent Old Firm games. Was this one any better?

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posted May 11, 2009

I think that the title is on its way to Ibrox this year and that it is well deserved.
After the fiasco with fixtures at the end of last season when in my opinion the winning of the title was was made virtually impossible by the powers that be. With SPL and SFA happy to sit back and bask in the glory of a Scottish team reaching the UEFA Cup Final without lifting a finger to help I think justice would be well served.
Iam a Falkirk fan and have no axe to grind, however reports in the press stating that Rangers capitulated last year are so much rubbish, 4 games in eight days, it was robbery, even the Celtic fans who I come into contact with agree.

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posted May 12, 2009

I love these comments that the SPL contrived to make Scott Brown miss the game and ensure Bougherra played.

Want to know why Brown couldn't play? Look in the mirror.

Brown was suspended. He picked up too many bookings. These rules have been about for years so he can't say he didn't know. Lets forget the fact his tackle against Falkirk was worth of a straight red.

Bougherra had a two match ban also. Because Celtc couldn't beat St Mirren in the Scottish cup, they didn't have a semi final which would have been Browns first game of his ban, as it was Bougherra's

Any other league in Europe would have had the OF game as the last game so it could be a league decider. Unfortunately, the behaviour of Celtc fans the last time there was an OF league decider, led to the SPL announcing that it wouldn't be allowed to happen again. The aftermath of the game also led to the police refusing to allow the game to be played on a bank holiday weekend. Saturday the 9th of May was the only day the game could be played.

Celtc undoubtedly missed Scott Brown on Saturday, but if they are looking for someone to blame they need look no further than the end of their noses

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posted May 12, 2009

All the excuses from the Celtic fans amuse me. You have won the title the last three years just accept you have lost this one because you are not good enough!

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posted May 12, 2009

Celtic will win the league, how they have not won it already (be honest - they have FAR better players) is beyond me.

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comment by Glaucon (U6028964)

posted May 12, 2009

No they're not. What absolute guff. Both teams are pretty evenly matched.

Stop talking gash.

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posted May 12, 2009

Celtic shouldn't have had a penalty on Saturday. I don't see how it could have been. It was McDonald's fault. So all of the 'outrage' coming from Celtic fans is ridiculous.
Secondly, dominating possession =/= deserve to win a match.
Celtic didn't threaten the goal properly. One was a long-range shot, and the other was superbly cleared. It was was because of an organised defence. Rangers scored because their good passing and vision helped them get past the Celtic defence and score. Celtic didn't do anything of that sort.
I'm confident that Rangers will win the league. They deserved it last year, and if they weren't playing 4 games in 8 days, I'm sure we'd have won the league.
Celtic won the league last season, because Rangers were so tired, and couldn't cross the finish line. But I can accept that. Just like I can accept the fact that Celtic won it the two years prior to that.
If only you could find Celtic fans who knew that they didn't deserve the league. Just like I knew Celtic deserved their two league wins. The third was undeserved...
Anyway, it's Rangers' title to lose now. I'm confident that we've already got 6 out of 9 points.
And I hope that when it comes to the Dundee game, they won't have anything to play for. That way, they'll hopefully 'lie down' and let Rangers win the game - because I reckon it's the only threat to our title challenge.

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posted May 12, 2009

"And I hope that when it comes to the Dundee game,"

Typical ger...

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comment by Castle (U2319816)

posted May 12, 2009

Celtic had far more chances than Rangers. Vennegoors effort off the line by Davis, Nakamuras free kick well saved by Alexander, another Vennegoor effort well saved again by Alexander, McGeady hit the post.

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You need to stay off the drugs I think. Venegoors effort was off the line by Davis.

As for McGeady hitting the post get a grip. It was about a foot away from the post. You need to stay opff the drink.

As for the domination. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/celtic/live_text/4785137.stm?refresh

Rangers scored and were then on easy street. <ok>

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posted May 13, 2009

Oh, wait a minute, doesn't the typical 'tim' need to *hope* that Rangers slip-up?
Typical...

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posted May 13, 2009


Some of you Rangers fans may have opened your mouths too soon?

Both of these teams are unpredicable, any "smart" football fan would have realised this by now!

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