The last week has been an interesting one for fans of Celtic and Aston Villa. After Steve Bruce was sacked last Wednesday, Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers was linked with the vacant Villa Park job. However, as most Celtic fans would have told you, Rodgers went nowhere and the Villains appointed Dean Smith, leading to a lot of Celtic fans slating The Daily Record for speculating over Rodgers exit.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) October 10, 2018
Rodgers was one of the names that a lot of bookies and the media were throwing about in relation to the Villa job, despite the fact that the Northern Irishman himself said after the St Johnstone thumping on Sunday that he hadn’t been contacted by Villa and that he was happy at Parkhead. As far as The Hoops are concerned it was just another story from The Daily Record and the Scottish media to try and rid Celtic of Rodgers.
The former Liverpool man had been a rip-roaring success in Glasgow, helping The Bhoys to Scottish football’s first ever double-treble. This season has started shakily under Rodgers but that’s nothing to worry about and after Sunday’s 6-0 win at McDiarmid Park, the supporters are convinced that their season starts here and they’ll be winning yet another Scottish Premier League title come May.
You can read the Bhoys’ verdict on The Daily Record here:
Everyone knew Brendan wasn't going to Villa. Yet you ran with it. Why? Examine this, and you might just half the slide in your circulation. Which right now needs warfarin.
— Richard McGinley (@Richiestoke) October 10, 2018
The old “short list” story falls apart again. Starting to think yous just make it up…..
— DC (@pasandaman) 10 October 2018
Only you speculated !!!
— gonnienodaethatjustgonnieno (@gonnienodaetha1) 11 October 2018
The speculation ended when he said he was going nowhere. There’s no point in him even answering any questions. You just disregard what he says anyway.
— Danielle Cairney (@Cairney87Dani) October 11, 2018
Daily Record story about the end of speculation about Brendan Rodgers leaving Celtic for Villa a story that was started by none other than the Daily record lol
— Tom (@Tombhoy09) October 11, 2018
Oh Kieth got it wrang again
— uprising (@DENNYBHOY) 11 October 2018
He ended speculation last week ya diddy!
— Malley (@malleyd67) October 11, 2018
Speculation!! Totally made up nonsense from the media! Not one single person thought he was going…not one
— Aggiebash65 (@AgnesMcFarlane) October 11, 2018
The Hoops knew that Rodgers wouldn’t be leaving and are enjoying slating the Daily Record now they’ve been proven right.