The Lowdown: Hoops bow out in style
The Hoops completed their triumphant Premiership campaign in style at the weekend, thumping Graham Alexander’s side 6-0 at Parkhead.
There was a party atmosphere in Glasgow after clinching the title in midweek, and Ange Postecoglou’s side turned on the style and showed exactly why they have been the best team in the country this season.
Rogic may not have scored or set up a goal for the Hoops on the day, but it was a fine farewell performance from him in a Celtic career which has brought so much success. He won two tackles and enjoyed an 82% pass completion rate against Motherwell to bring the curtain down on a glorious nine-year spell at Parkhead.
The Latest: Devlin hails ‘special’ Rogic
Taking to Twitter as he shared a corresponding article from The Athletic, Devlin lauded the Australian’s all-round brilliance as a player and the impact he has made since arriving in 2013, offering gratitude to Rogic for producing some special memories in a Celtic shirt.
The journalist gushed: “If you analyse Rogic’s career by the stats and trophies he’ll come out brilliantly. But it would ignore what made him special. Few players in living memory have inspired as many moments of joy, relief, awe, and uncut, unbridled emotion.”
The Verdict: Modern-day Celtic legend
There is no doubt that Rogic now has to go down as a genuine Celtic legend, having been a vital performer in the middle of the park for so many years now. As Devlin outlined in The Athletic, the Australian’s legacy will live on thanks primarily to his last-gasp winner in the 2017 Scottish Cup final, which ensured a historic unbeaten domestic treble for the club.
The 29-year-old made a total of 272 appearances for the Hoops, not to mention the small matter of winning an incredible seven Premiership titles, along with five Scottish Cups and five Scottish League Cups.
The emotional scenes involving Rogic on Saturday illustrate how much he is adored by Ange Postecoglou and the Parkhead faithful, and he can certainly be classified as a modern Celtic legend given his aforementioned contributions in green and white.
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