With 2010 coming to an end, it's time to look back on another successful year for Rangers.
January: A welcome point at Celtic Park kicked-off a fine year for Rangers which brought two domestic trophies back to the glittering trophy room. Lee McCulloch's bulleting header just minutes after Celtic took the lead would be enough for the champions to take a point from San Giro. The Gers then stumbled through the rest of the month and after being forced to a replay by Hamilton in the Scottish Cup they had to rely on Andrew Little's injury-time winner against Hearts to keep Smith's men on track.
February: Another unbeaten month followed in February with the only league points dropped at Fir Park after the Gers could only manage a draw on Motherwell's joke of a surface. St Mirren forced another Scottish Cup replay which Rangers just scraped through but the special moment of the month was left to the last Sunday of Feburary .. Step forward Maurice Edu!
March: David Weir got his hands on the first piece of silverware in March after a stunning 1-0 win over St Mirren with just 9 men after Danny Wilson and Kevin Thomson were sent-off. The fighting spirit of the Rangers side was evident as Kenny Miller headed home a dramatic winner towards the end. In the Scottish Cup, Dundee United forced another replay with a 3-3 draw at Ibrox, but this time Rangers could not do enough to get through and lost 1-0 at Tannadice. In the SPL, Rangers won 3 from 4 including a 4-1 win at Tynecastle and we'll just ignore what happened at McDiarmid Park in the other game.
April: Wins against Hamilton, Aberdeen and Hearts meant that Rangers could win the title at Easter Road on the 25th. Kyle Lafferty's winning goal in the first-half was enough to clinch the 53rd League Championship for Rangers!
May: With the title clinched, it was time to party and the league trophy was presented on the final day at Ibrox after a 3-3 draw with Motherwell. In the two games before that, Rangers won 2-1 at Tannadice before losing 2-1 in the final Old Firm game of the season.
Finally, there was some long-awaited transfer activity through the summer months. Kris Boyd and Kevin Thomson left for Middlesbrough, Nacho Novo went to Sporting Gijon, Danny Wilson went to Liverpool and DaMarcus Beasley also left the club. Rangers added some new faces to the squad with £4m Nikica Jelavic arriving after a long transfer saga. Vladimir Weiss came on loan from Manchester City and was joined by Richard Foster from Aberdeen. James Beattie also joined from Stoke for around £1.5m.
August: Rangers started the 2010-11 season on fine form with 3 wins from 3 matches. Kenny Miller started on fire with 5 goals in 3 games including a hat-trick against Hibernian at Easter Road.
September: The Champions League got up and running and the Gers produced two fantastic performances against Manchester United and Bursaspor. A stubborn performance at Old Trafford gave Rangers a positive start with a point on the board, followed by a 1-0 home win against Bursaspor thanks to Steven Naismith's first-half goal. In the SPL, the Gers got out of jail with a late winner at Hamilton but made up for that with a superb 4-0 win against Dundee United. Rangers came from two behind at Pittodrie to win 3-2 against Aberdeen with goals from Kenny Miller and Nikica Jelavic.
October: Steven Naismith's injury-time winner at Tynecastle gave Rangers a 2-1 win against Hearts. In the Champions League, Rangers could only manage a draw at home to Valencia after missing numerous guilt-edge chances. The first Old Firm derby was another special comeback from Rangers with a 3-1 win thanks to Kenny Miller and a few defenders in Green & White. Cheers Glenda.
November: A 3-0 defeat in Valencia started November on a sour note and a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United meant that Rangers would move into the Europa League after Christmas. Vladimir Weiss scored his first Rangers goal in the 2-0 win over Aberdeen and more wins followed against St Mirren and Kilmarnock. However, the Gers lost 3-0 at home to Hibs also.
December: Rangers did not play a league match for nearly 3 weeks after Siberian-like winter weather hit Central Scotland. Games against Dundee United, Hearts and St Mirren were postponed - and there was even a referee strike in between! Rangers did play in the Champions League and signed-off with a positive 1-1 draw in Bursa. The only SPL game so far in December saw the Gers leave Inverness with a point through Kenny Miller's 2nd-half equaliser.
Rangers have 2 final games in 2010 away to Motherwell on boxing day and away to St Johnstone on the 29th. It is still unclear whether both games will beat the winter weather.
It has been a year full of fantastic moments and here's hoping 2011 will bring some good times with the road to Dublin still on and another League Championship there to be won.
Douglas Cameron is a football fan. His own particular afflictions are Rangers and Scotland. He is not a member of any official fan group and writes only for ESPN. He is not seeking to further a journalistic career but instead has taken up his therapist's suggestion he finds an outlet for his rantings.