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FOUR young men shared a dream - to start a football club. They had no money, no kit - not even a ball.

SINCE they shared the first League Championship with Dumbarton in 1890-91, Rangers had never finished lower than fifth in the table. Now they stood on the threshold of greatness.

THE season of 1919-20 was a golden one for Rangers. The previous term they had been pipped for the title by just one point by Celtic. Now they were ready to reassert themselves.

WARTIME football was described as unofficial following the suspension of the Scottish League but it was a dominant period for Rangers.

THE IMMEDIATE post-war era was most famous for the formidable Iron Curtain defence and the first Treble in Scottish football.

SCOT SYMON, who had become just the third man to manage Rangers, needed time to mould a new team and essentially built two in his time at Ibrox.

THEY say that football is cyclical and as the great Rangers team of the early 1960s began to break up Celtic emerged to enjoy the greatest period in their history.

It was the greatest challenge of manager Willie Waddell's life - how to lead Rangers out of the shadows cast by the Ibrox disaster in which 66 fans died?

RANGERS were a joy to behold in the 1970s as they built on their Barcelona triumph to achieve unprecedented success.

RANGERS turned to one of their European Cup Winners' Cup heroes, John Greig, to be their seventh manager and he came desperately close to winning the Treble in his first season in charge.

THE EXCITEMENT surrounding the appointment of Graeme Souness as player-manager in 1986 was palpable but the Rangers fans had no idea just how good life would become.

IT was on Wednesday May 7 1997, that Rangers achieved the incredible feat of securing a ninth successive Championship.

DICK ADVOCAAT became only the tenth manager in the history of Rangers when he succeeded Walter Smith on June 1, 1998.

THE END was fitting. The Rangers fans warmly applauded Alex McLeish as he bowed out as manager on May 7, 2006 after four and a half remarkable years and brought the curtain down on his reign.

THERE is little doubt that season 2007/08 will go down as one of the most eventful in Rangers' history but for many fans it still holds a bitter-sweet taste.

               
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