Blow title and fans will not forgive Brendan Rodgers and Peter Lawwell, says Celtic legend Pat Bonner
- Fans demand this season's much-wanted & # 39; ten-in-a-row & # 39;
- Celtic is right with Rangers, although they have a game in their hands
- Manager Rodgers and chief executive Lawwell will be blamed for the failure of the title
Ewing Grahame for The Scottish Daily Mail
Celtic legend Pat Bonner believes that Brendan Rodgers and chief executive Peter Lawwell will be the men who get the blame of fans if they fail to deliver the much-needed 'ten-in-a-row & # 39 ;.
Rodgers, who have revealed Sportsmail, is a favorite to replace Claude Puel in Leicester, has already won a place in the Parkhead pantheon after his historic back-to-back Trebles – the first without losing a match – and is equal to the record of Rangers of seven consecutive domestic trophies.
Still, eight points have been eliminated from home in December, including, crucially, a 1-0 loss from Rangers at Ibrox has left Celtic for Steven Gerrard's side only at goal difference at the top of the Premiership – they do have a game in the hand .
Celtic are level on points with bitter rivals Rangers, although they have a game in hand
Given the financial domination of Celtic, Bonner insisted that the Parkhead believer should accept nothing else than to set a new record for successive championships.
"The fans will not forgive them – Peter Lawwell more than Brendan, probably – if they do not win ten in a row," said the former goalkeeper, who made 641 appearances for the club.
& # 39; Given the position of strength they were working on and how close they are to doing it.
& # 39; Most Celtic supporters will not remember the nine in a row from Jock Stein, but they will have lived by Rangers who equal it and now they want to see it outdone.
& # 39; The competition is undoubtedly the big thing this year. I would forget the Treble and focus on winning that eighth consecutive championship – a double this season would be enough.
Boss Brendan Rodgers and chief executive Lawwell will be blamed for ten-in-a-row failure
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Then they can take stock and ask where they should go in the coming years. Will Brendan stay? Because if he does, the board must support him in the right way. & # 39;
If Celtic were to beat this season, Bonner thinks Rodgers and Lawwell will be remembered earlier than the many successes of the past two years.
& # 39; Unfortunately that is so, & # 39; he continued. Celtic and Rangers have created the benchmark with their history of winning trophies and you have to keep doing that every season.
Even now, with the top of the table as tight as it is, the Celtic fans are expecting to win another Treble this season. & # 39;
Rangers lose losses while Celtic continues to make record wins, but Bonner knows that fans are more interested in silverware than in the balance.
& # 39; Regardless of how much money you have or how many trophies you have won recently, it all comes down to what you do on the field, & # 39; he said.
"There is no doubt that Rangers made progress, but if Celtic can play just as well as before the defeat at Ibrox, they would have to win more games than the rest.
& # 39; I am not sure of the signing sessions so far. After all, we are talking about young boys, which seems to be the club policy.
The big question for Brendan is whether he perseveres with Scott Brown in the holding role or whether he puts in Callum McGregor, who let the team play so well when he was in that position, inside.
& # 39; It is the biggest decision he has to make. Kieran Tierney will be out for a while, Mikael Lustig is almost finished, Dedryck Boyata will be away in the summer and Filip Benkovic's loan will end.
The biggest disappointment for fans was the failure during the two previous transfer windows to get three or four players in key positions that would now be ready to go.
Celtic missed a battle in the summer when they could really consolidate their position as the country's largest club. Instead, they were really struggling at the front and in the midfield it seems more and more that the energy of John McGinn would have made a difference if they had been able to handle that deal. & # 39;