0 Have your say Sunday’s Scottish football news and gossip. READ MORE - Aidan Smith: Rodgers made a rod for his own back then had Rod Stewart on his back Rodgers: This was my fourth offerBrendan Rodgers insists he didn’t jump at the chance to leave Celtic, claiming Leicester City’s approach was the fourth offer he’d received. The former Parkhead hero has come in for scathing criticism from the club’s fans for the manner in which he departed the Ladbrokes Premiership champions. (Sunday Mail)Leicester want Boyata and McGinnBrendan Rodgers is looking to make Celtic centre-back Dedryck Boyata one of his first signings at the King Power Stadium, while he also has eyes on Aston Villa midfielder and former Parkhead target John McGinn. Celtic tried to sign McGinn in the summer from Hibs but were unsuccessful as Villa pounced following a lowball offer from the Glasgow side. (Sunday Mail)Moyes wants Celtic jobDavid Moyes wants to be the next … [Read more...] about Rumour Mill: Rodgers ‘had four offers to leave’
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0 Have your say In today’s Rumour Mill: Departed Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he asked new club Leicester about a summer switch but was refused; Hearts reveal they are making good progress on the keeping striker Ikpeazu at the club; while Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke is reportedly on English side Fulham’s radar. ‘What the f*** are you doing?’ - Brendan Rodgers slams yobs who chanted IRA bullet taunts Ex-Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has slammed the supporters who chanted vile IRA taunts about him at an Edinburgh pub.The stunned Northern Irishman was asked about the incident at his first Leicester press conference.He told the fans: “What the f*** are you doing?“Bloody hell, I am one of you, I made a career decision. It doesn’t make me any less of a Celt”. (The Scottish Sun)Alan Stubbs: Brendan Rodgers will regret leaving Celtic, like I regret leaving HibsEx-Hibs boss and former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs … [Read more...] about Rumour Mill: Rodgers: Summer switch to Leicester was refused
0 Have your say Hibernian head coach Paul Heckingbottom believes it will be stranger for Neil Lennon returning to Easter Road than for him facing his predecessor. READ MORE - Florian Kamberi ‘conned referee’ to win Hibs penalty, rages St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright Lennon makes a swifter return to Leith than anyone could have anticipated a few days ago after taking charge of Celtic in the wake of Brendan Rodgers’ sudden departure to Leicester.After leading Celtic to victory at Hearts before he had even taken a training session, Lennon now faces another trip to Edinburgh to face Hibs in the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.The match comes just four weeks after Lennon’s departure from Hibs was confirmed following rumours of acrimony behind the scenes, although a club statement failed to clear up the reasons, stating he had neither been sacked nor resigned.Heckingbottom, who has won his first three matches in charge, now … [Read more...] about Paul Heckingbottom on advantage Hibs will retain against ex-boss Neil Lennon
Denver Post sports writer Patrick Saunders posts his Rockies Mailbag every other week on Tuesdays during the season and once per month during the offseason. Pose a Rockies — or MLB — related question for the Rockies Mailbag. Hey Patrick! I’ve never loved Charlie Blackmon in center field. I’ve always seen him as sub-par defensively and would rather not see him burn himself out playing center in that huge outfield at Coors Field. I know Garrett Hampson is naturally an infielder but what are the odds they try him out in center and to utilize his crazy speed?— Blake Coulter, Littleton Blake, there certainly is a chance that Hampson gets a look in center field during spring training, but David Dahl also will get a shot, as well Ian Desmond, whom both general manager Jeff Bridich and manager Bud Black have said will move from first base to the outfield. Hampson remains in the running to replace DJ LeMahieu at second base, where he’ll be competing with Ryan … [Read more...] about Rockies Mailbag: Fans not impressed with lack of offseason moves from Bridich and Co.
0 Have your say With the transfer window opening in Scotland on New Year’s Day, Craig Fowler looks at where each Scottish Premiership side could look to strengthen... ABERDEENTop priority - An attacking left-backInitially this selection was going to be a No.10. Ever since it became apparent that Chris Forrester, arguably the club’s most impressive summer signing on paper, was not going to meet the levels required to compete in the Ladbrokes Premiership, Dons fans have called for the signing of a central attacking playmaker in the January window. Kenny McLean’s creativity from those areas had not been replaced and Aberdeen became a tough watch for the Pittodrie faithful, which would have been fine if the consistency of previous seasons remained, but they frequently bounced between top and bottom six as clubs like Hearts, Hibs and Kilmarnock shared the positive non-Old Firm headlines.However, McInnes has since managed to find a way around this … [Read more...] about Where the 12 Scottish Premiership clubs could look to strengthen in January