“With 12 games to go it is still in our hands,” Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

“There’s too many points we’ve dropped, however, with 12 games to go it is still in our hands how we finish the league,” Brendan Rodgers

Sky Sports Scotland spoke with Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers this afternoon at the club’s training facility up at Lennoxtown and the boss insisted it’s still all to play for this year in the Scottish Premiership. There has been a general feeling of discontent around the club this season with an underwhelming summer and winter transfer window causing concern and angst with supporters.

Added to that this is the apathy towards a lukewarm Celtic side which is a shadow of its former self and we could have a recipe for disaster come May. Rodgers himself smirked when he addressed the supporters last summer about his return and how there were some who felt he shouldn’t have been offered the job for a second spell after the way in which he left for provincial English club Leicester City in 2019. His reply was: “for those of you I have still to convince, I’ll see you back here in May”.


We’re no in February and have fell behind our main rivals for the title by squandering an eight-point advantage. With us now two points behind and a seeming softness and lack of aggression to our team, questions are now being asked of both the manager and Board of Directors who oversaw the summer and winter recruitment drive. With more questions than answers for the Hoops support on a weekly basis, Rodgers really needs to get a grip and pull something out the bag that we can all rally behind.

A dozen games remain but the lethargy which has ensconced this once slick footballing side is a stark reminder of all is not well behind the scenes at Celtic Park. Brendan has echoed the call again for more intensity from his players but they clearly don’t look comfortable in this set-up and it’s affecting some of our best performers from the past few years. Dazien Maeda looked dreadfully unhappy when he scored against St Mirren and Kyogo is a shadow of his former self these days.

The boss has called for the attitude and mindset of his players to be at their peak and ignore the noise and feeling that all twelve remaining games hinge on just one. It’s a fair analogy in truth and could be what’s needed to settle the side down and get them to focus purely on their own personal performances and not indulge in any of the madness that goes on outside the training ground. If we can get our stuff together to just grind results out again, we have proven we can beat theRangers both home and away. But he manager must change it up on Sunday or perish. We can no longer throw away points and this current system is flat as a pancake.

Here he is speaking with Mark Benstead via Sky Sports Scotland…

Paul Gillespie

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