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I honestly didn’t believe we were going to win the league on ‘Helicopter Sunday’. I sent my wife to New York because I thought I would be heading home at night, like a bear with a sore head, having lost the title to Celtic.
At Easter road, all we could do was win our game and hope something dramatic might happen at Fir park between Motherwell and Celtic. Nacho Novo scored for us to put us 1-0 up but, the biggest roar from the Rangers fans came after that, as news filtered through that Scott McDonald had scored two quick goals to sink Martin O’Neill’s Celtic.
Suddenly from a position of runners-up we were in dreamland as the 2005 Scottish Premier League champions.
I phoned my wife in New York, crying down the phone to her, we’ve won the league, we’ve won the league!
It is a day I will never forget and it will live with me forever, the day the helicopter changed direction and brought the trophy to us at Easter road.
I have my medal and when it is time for me to go, I will pass this on to my son to remember an unbelievable day in mine and Rangers’ history.Back to The Football Family
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