The Rodgers re-appointment is paying dividends for Celtic

The headlines may be all about how bad theRangers are this season, but Celtic sitting top is all down to Brendan Rodgers, his staff and of course our players…

Yesterday’s dramatic win at Fir Park was our sixth win in seven games, and our fourth out of four very tough away fixtures. Brendan Rodgers has taken his team to Pittodrie, Ibrox, Livingston last weekend and Fir Park yesterday and has come away with 12 points from 12 that has contributed enormously to Celtic establishing a four point lead at the top of the table….from St Mirren in second place.

If we hadn’t dropped two points at home against St Johnstone we’d be sitting with maximum points at the top, but in the whole we can’t really complain. Although some certainly will. It doesn’t matter how bad a position our title rivals are, no I’m not talking about St Mirren who have exceeded expectations this season and remain unbeaten in the league.

 30th September 2023 Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland Scottish Premiership Football, Motherwell versus Celtic Celtic players celebrate the win at the end. Photos Vagelis Georgariou

I’m talking about our city rivals and the most realistic challengers for the title. Yeah I referring to theRangers. They are in an absolute state at the moment, and it’s wonderful to see, but while the headlines will be all about them, and how bad they’ve been, that shouldn’t take away from the fact we have had a fantastic start to the season , despite the disruption caused by having to change manager,  the significance of losing top Treble winning  players like Jota, Carl Starfelt and Aaron Mooy and an injury situation that been overcome rather than used as an excuse, as is happening elsewhere.

Motherwell v Celtic – cinch Premiership – Fir Park Celtic s Luis Palma celebrates scoring Saturday September 30, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

Yes it’s not yet been the free flowing football we witnessed under Ange Postecoglou, but we’ve done what we’ve needed to do, we’ve done it well and we’ve done it professionally.  To still be sitting comfortably at the top of the table is a testament to the good work of Brendan Rodgers and staff have done in steading the ship and the players have certainly responded.

There’s so much more to come from this group under Rodgers.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

Meanwhile Thursday 19 October is going to be a very special day for The Celtic Star so please save the date…

John Hartson will be The Celtic Star’s guest of honour as we celebrate the launch of Matt Corr’s new book Majic, Stan and the King of Japan on Thursday 19th October at the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park. More information on the night and ticket details to follow…. Majic, Stan and the King of Japan tells the story of Gordon Strachan’s first dramatic and ultimately highly successful first season as Celtic manager and it was of course Big Bad John who scored the goal that won the league! (Photo by Chris Lee/Getty Images)

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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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