Eyes on the cause of our problems on the park

All attention is on the board, and for good reason, but we shouldn’t take our eyes off the cause of our problems on the park…

Brendan Rodgers . (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

All the talk recently has been of our troubles off the park ie our incompetent board, and with good reason. They are not fit for purpose and we must push for change. But that doesn’t mean we can take our eyes off the problems on the field, and those troubles are down to one man, which is of course Brendan Rodgers.

Brendan is an elite manager, he’s proved that on many occasions with Celtic and various clubs down south. His credentials aren’t in question. But that doesn’t excuse him for his part in our recent slump in form. The players look devoid of confidence, and it’s reflecting in their performances on the park.

Alistair Johnston of Celtic at the final whistle Aberdeen v Celtic, Cinch Scottish Premiership, Football, Pittodrie, Aberdeen, UK – 03 Feb 2024. Photo Mark Runnacles/Shutterstock

We look lacklustre and seem incapable of breaking sides down, and that isn’t acceptable considering the high salaries our players are on compared to their domestic counterparts. Brendan is also in the same boat. He too commands a high salary, much more than any of his rivals in the opposite top flight dug outs. This season he’s already been schooled by the likes of Stevie Naismith and twice by Derek McInnes, for heaven’s sake.  Even at Pittodrie yesterday Aberdeen’s caretaker sussed him out and put that to good use in his  half-time team talk.

Aberdeen v Celtic –  Celtic fans during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie on 3 February 2024. Photo Stephen Dobson PSI

That isn’t good enough for a man who receives such a lucrative monthly paycheque. Far from it. Don’t get me wrong, I like Brendan as a person and a manager, but he’s got to start proving he’s worth his huge salary. It’s time to deliver Brendan, there are now no excuses that will be acceptable.

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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