Date: 30th December 2018 at 11:57pm
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Celtic fans have been left counting the cost of a bruising derby defeat to Rangers this weekend, losing 1-0 to Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox on Saturday.

The Hoops were soundly beaten in the Scottish Premiership clash, the first loss to the Ibrox side for a number of years.

The result was bad enough but the nature of the defeat left many supporters scratching their heads about where this Celtic side goes next under Brendan Rodgers.

The manager’s team selection was suspect, with Olivier Ntcham and Scott Brown both starting the fixture, much to the frustration of fans.

The performance of Brown was particular sore point. The captain looked well off the pace and a shadow of the dominating presence that has lit up this fixture in recent seasons.

Some now feel he should not be relied upon and phased out of the starting eleven, with many preferring Callum McGregor plays consistently in the middle of the park.

Is it time to say goodbye to the long serving captain?

These fans took to Twitter this weekend to share their thoughts…

 

2 Replies to “‘He is done’, ‘Will harm us’ – Some Celtic fans are calling on end of selection for first-team star”

  • You lot make sensible fans shake their heads! Get real. This was one defeat and one poor performance from the best Celtic captain since big Billy! Why do you let the media get inside your head like this?

  • Brown’s reputation as Celtic Captain in a historic time for the club is assured. He gave us everything he had and helped the next generation of players through and he has our sincere gratitude. These comments are reactionary and made at the time that people were shocked and annoyed.

    Having said that, everyone knows what they saw. Brown offers very little going forward, continually breaks up play and the tempo of the team, gets bogged down with the ball and now seems to be targeted by the opposition because of this. He is a yard off the pace in a team that is trying to zip the ball around quickly.

    I don’t know if he’s playing with an injury or what is going on with him, but he is not first choice just now. I’d keep him for his experience and try to get him into the coaching, but Rodgers is the one that has to decide how that would work behind the scene and Brown has to be willing to accept it for it to happen. Ferguson had to get rid of Keane.

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