Rodgers just delivered the perfect Celtic response to 'raucous' comments from Rangers boss Murty
This week has been brilliant for football fans.
Wherever you live, the Old Firm derby used to be a huge occasion – one of football’s biggest games, packed with passion and aggression.
We’ve not had the pleasure in recent years. Each Old Firm clash has been approached as nothing more than a curiosity, with the question, “Can Rangers beat Celtic?” asked more as a rhetorical question than a serious one.
This one feels very different.
Pundits have said it’s the closest for years and a lot of them have said that Graeme Murty’s men can deliver a shock to Brendan Rodgers.
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And his players obviously think they can too. When they were draw against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final, not only did they celebrate, noisily, but Murty was confident enough to tell the world about it.
He told Rangers TV as quoted in the Daily Record: “I called it (the draw), sitting in the Sky studio, but apparently the sound that came out of our changing room when the draw came through was raucous and loud.”
We love it. It’s the stuff that fires up the derby clashes even more.
Was it wise? Who cares, if it stirs the pot that extra bit and makes the game more interesting to watch?
And Brendan Rodgers has just delivered the perfect response.
Threats always carry more weight when you deliver them in hushed tones – we know that from the best gangster films.
And he’s kept pretty quiet on the subject up until his pre-match press conference today, when he just said simply, “Be careful what you wish for.”
It’s the perfect response – even the most hardened Rangers fans must admit it – and its made us want to tune into the match on Sky Sports even more.
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