Date: 29th December 2018 at 4:31pm
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Today’s trip for Celtic to Rangers and Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership didn’t go to plan as the side were massively second best on the day.

There’s no hiding from the fact they were the better side for a change, and from pundits down to Rodgers himself, the consensus is they deserved their victory but that will be of scant comfort for most fans.

They opened the scoring in the 30th minute of the first half, and we had no reply and had it not been for goalkeeper Craig Gordon, the margin of the defeat could well have been larger. We did have the ball in the back of the net though, but Callum McGregor saw his effort ruled out for offside after the halftime restart and that was almost the only high point in reality.

One effort on target across the 90 minutes probably sums the story of the performance up.

Speaking to the BBC following the end of the game, I’m sure our gaffers’ words in private were slightly more colourful.

“I thought the best team won. Rangers played well. We had a lot of unforced mistakes and didn’t create as much as we would like so we’ve got no excuse. I think with players missing and one or two unfit, it took away a little bit of strength from us. We brought pressure onto ourselves at times with poor decision-making. They’ll feel the hurt of losing a Celtic v Rangers game and hopefully that will make them better going forward.”


2 Replies to ““We’ve Got No Excuse” – Rodgers Respectful Despite Fuming Privately”

  • Can’t win them all, but Brendan Rogers exuded class in his magnanimous assessment of the match.
    Its not a nice feeling, so I hope the players will heed the Boss and ensure it isn’t repeated.
    We are still top, and I believe we will stay there.

  • Brendan picked the wrong team and should acknowledge that.
    It’s no good having a go at Scot Brown when BR takes our best midfielder out out of midfield!!
    McGregor as left back..really??
    SB had no chance with Nitcham along side.
    We all know that Lustig is hapless
    On his backside as the ball is goal bound.
    Sinclair is scared of a challenge so was invisible.

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