"Goosebumps"; The class Brendan Rodgers footage Celtic fans are talking about
Celtic fans are loving a clip of Brendan Rodgers’ team talk in the Hampden dressing room ahead of the 2018 Scottish Cup Final.
The clip, taken from the official DVD “Access All Areas: The Making of the Double Treble” shows Chris Davies, Scott Brown and Rodgers giving instructions to the squad ahead of the 2-0 win over Motherwell.
User LilZe_7 posted the video to Twitter earlier this week.
— Li’l Ze (@LilZe_7) May 19, 2021
I don’t know about you, but I actually haven’t seen that clip before.
The moment when the circle forms, silence falls and Rodgers addresses the team is pretty amazing stuff.
You also see a small snippet of just how influential Scott Brown is at moments like those. He’s the voice bellowing to his teammates not to let up on our opponents that day.
It certainly made me long for the days of being proud of the coaching staff and the players after a long, difficult season.
That Scottish Cup victory against the Steelmen was the sixth successive trophy won under Rodgers and part of an unforgettable eventual quadruple treble completed by Neil Lennon.
These are the days we are looking to return to under a new manager. These are the kind of standards and the kind of togetherness we want to see from future squads.
Obviously, we’re not sure what went on inside the Celtic dressing room this season, but I’d be surprised if the scenes were similar. There just seemed to be a disconnection between the players and the coaching staff.
Rodgers would go on to disappoint Celtic supporters greatly with the way he left the club mid-season for Leicester City.
However, it can’t be denied that the players loved him and that he was a phenomenal leader at the club.
Can our next boss reach those heights? That may be unfair to expect, but it’s what we’re dreaming of.
These fans have taken to Twitter this week to share their thoughts on the video…
— Andy John Simpson (@simmy188867) May 20, 2021
call him what you want, hate him now if you like but it’s crazy we went from this level of management to what we had to suffer this season. he’s top class. https://t.co/vfrBnLOH7P
— Hez (@Hez_cfc67) May 20, 2021
A true leader. https://t.co/vUPaGYHe9m
— ANDERSoN. (@91Andersonnn) May 20, 2021
What a Manager this guy is 👍🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀 https://t.co/Y9p2Vg5ZuF
— JP 🏴 (@JPbhoy2) May 21, 2021
We’re always told in football to appreciate the good times as they never last forever but to see how far we’ve fallen in just 3 years all due to complacency and penny pinching is utterly heartbreaking https://t.co/gfNogc2IqY
— Megan (@heyitsmegx) May 21, 2021
I will never ever hate Brendan, best manager of my lifetime https://t.co/vJ79ShOfDk
— Eunan (@E__1917) May 21, 2021
Unbelievable. There truly is levels to it all and this man had it mastered https://t.co/Mlfxhx6qJy
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— Ryan Carr (@rydoc123) May 21, 2021
What a manager.
What a captain.
What a team.
What a strip.
What a day.
What a season. https://t.co/pfNbiVUy7p
— 20 Minute Tims (@20MinuteTims) May 21, 2021