Monday, 25 May 2009

Review of the SPL season 2008/09

The Celtic midfielder Scott Brown was named Player of the Year at PFA Scotland's annual awards dinner in Glasgow tonight... Brown's first nomination was recognition for a series of dynamic displays that have helped propel Celtic to the top of the Scottish Premier League and win the Co-operative Insurance Cup. [The Guardian]

One glance at the Glasgow duo's respective squads leads to the conclusion that Celtic have the superior resources, available ones that is, as they enter the final furlong. Rangers will keep up the chase, but Gordon Strachan's team will be celebrating another title come 24 May.
[The Guardian]

The Celtic manager Gordon Strachan landed the Manager of the Year prize for the second time.[The Guardian]

Celtic defender Gary Caldwell has been named the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League player of the season. The 27-year-old, who was also named the Scottish Football Writers' Player of the Year, said winning the SPL title would make it a memorable campaign. "It's always nice to get awards," said the Scotland international. [BBC]

Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor's careers at Rangers and Scotland are finished. The Ibrox club are today expected to impose a maximum two-week suspension and fine on both players after the manager, Walter Smith, sent them home from the club's training ground this morning. [The Herald]

Pedro Mendes isn't half the player Rangers fans think he is. Kyle Lafferty is way out of his depth... Do I really need to go on? Four-in-a-row is in the bag for Celtic. It's over now. Finished. [John Hartson]

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras claims Rangers will be undeserving champions if they win at Dundee United on Sunday. "Like last year, they were seven points clear and we won the title and I said that we were the better team," he said. "Now it's the opposite. But, if they are going to win it, I don't think they deserve it. I think we are better. If they are going to win it then fair play - but it's our mistakes (that let them) and I think we are a better team than Rangers." [BBC]

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