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SPL 07/08 - a season in pictures

Celtic unfurl the Champions flag

August: Celtic unfurl the Champions flag before the opening game of the season but flounder against Kilmarnock in a goalless draw

Rangers striker Nacho Novo

October: Nacho Novo scores twice as Rangers come out on top in the first Old Firm clash of the season with a comprehensive 3-0 win.

Former Hibernian manager John Collins

December: Hibs fans were left stunned when manager John Collins resigned - the day after opening the club's new training complex

Shirt tribute to late Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell

December: Tragedy struck Scottish football in December when Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell collapsed during a match with Dundee Utd and died later in hospital

Fir Park

January: Prolonged spells of heavy rain contributed to mayhem in the fixture schedule as no less than 19 SPL matches were postponed

Gretna stadium Raydale Park

March: The storm clouds gather over Raydale Park as struggling Gretna enter administration following illness to owner Brooks Mileson

Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson scores past Celtic's Artur Boruc

March: Kevin Thomson scores the only goal of the season's second Old Firm clash as Rangers go six points clear of Celtic

Gretna v Inverness CT

April: Gretna struggled to attract crowds throughout the season, and April's match with Inverness saw an SPL record low of 431

Celtic's Shunsuke Nakamura

April: Celtic's Shunsuke Nakamura celebrates after his fabulous long-range strike helps Celtic to a 2-1 win over Rangers at Celtic Park

Aberdeen's Zander Diamond

April: Aberdeen's Zander Diamond can't believe it as referee Ian Brines wrongly rules out his goal at Celtic Park as Celtic stumble to a 1-0 win

Celtic's Barry Robson

April: In the second Old Firm clash within a fortnight Barry Robson's penalty hands Celtic a 3-2 victory putting them five points clear of Rangers although having played three games more

Hearts season ticket

May: Some Hearts fans showed their displeasure at a disappointing season by hurling their season tickets on to the Tynecastle pitch after the club's last home game - a defeat to Kilmarnock

Referee Mike McCurry and Dundee Utd manager Craig Levein

May: Referee Mike McCurry feels the wrath of Dundee Utd manager Craig Levein after his controversial decisions lead to a 3-1 victory for Rangers at Ibrox

May: Motherwell meantime were celebrating as the club sealed third place in the league - and European qualification

May: Motherwell meantime were celebrating as the club sealed third place in the league - and European qualification

Tommy Burns' funeral

May: Old Firm rivalries were put to one side in the midst of the title run-in as Scottish football united to pay tribute after the death of Celtic coach Tommy Burns

Aberdeen score the first of two goals against Rangers

Aberdeen's Lee Miller (16) scores the opening goal in the last game of the season, as Rangers' title hopes deteriorate

Rangers captain Barry Ferguson

Rangers captain Barry Ferguson can't watch as Aberdeen celebrate their second goal and end any Ibrox title hopes

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink soars to head Celtic in front at Tannadice

Celtic consolidate their hold on the title as Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink soars to head the ball into the net

Celtic captain Stephen McManus holds the SPL trophy aloft

Celtic captain Stephen McManus holds the SPL trophy aloft

Celtic's Aiden McGeady (left) and Gordon Strachan

An emotional Aiden McGeady with Gordon Strachan, who is only the third Celtic manager to win three championships in a row




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