Reeking of bitterness towards Brendan – A ‘hurting’ headline so stupid in its style

We are all used to seeing some silly headlines in the Scottish mainstream media, and last night threw up a cracker, yes it really was a have to look twice moment. It was reeking of bitterness.

Gary Keown of the Mail on Sunday wrote a piece about the impending return of Brendan Rodgers and you can tell from the first few paragraphs it was from the heart and he was clearly hurting, yes Gary we know where your footballing ‘loyalties’ lie.

The headline reads as follows: ‘All the evidence suggests that Rodgers will fail again at Celtic’

Yes you read that right, a man who led the club to seven trophies is deemed a ‘failure’ oh wait Gary was talking about Brendan’s European record, all is forgiven Gary, yeah right, we all know about Gary’s motives and it isn’t the first time he’s had a pop at the club.

It was quickly retracted and put out this morning as Brendan will fail at European level or something of that ilk, but it was too late, we all seen the first headline. Poor yet again from our hurting media.

Gary like most Rangers supporters are dreading the return of Brendan. Expect to see some more ‘misleading’ headlines in the coming weeks.

Anthony Joseph from Sky Sports is a much more Celtic minded journalist that the Gary Keown and he gave his take on his colleague’s story.

“Ignore the headline – journalist wouldn’t have written it. The column makes a fair point BUT it could be spun another way too…first season Brendan Rodgers’ Euro remit was to qualify for the UCL – he did from the 1st round. Second season to get Euro football after Xmas – he did…

“3rd year is where you could say he failed – missed out on UCL with play-off loss to AEK. Still made it out of the UEL group, but made no progress beyond last 32. But, Rodgers would argue that his ambition to make further progress in Europe wasn’t matched by investment that year.

“Celtic are in a completely different place to 2016 – already in UCL & stronger financially. Also winner of next year’s league goes straight into the new format of the UCL – guaranteeing 8 games – likely 10 – plus more money. There could be more potential for growth and progress,” Joseph points out.

One more sleep…

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