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Brendan Rodgers Replies to Dave King’s ‘Pack of Cards’ Comments

Brendan Rodgers Replies to Dave King’s ‘Pack of Cards’ Comments

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has replied to Dave King‘s claims that the Hoops will fold ‘like a pack of cards’ should Rangers go on to claim just one Premiership title.

The Ibrox chairman has made the sensational claim whilst discussing how new manager Steven Gerrard plans to overhaul the Celtic dominance in the city, and King claims winning the right to Champions League football would see their arch-rivals forced to question their entire financial structure.

King on Monday announced a share issue to raise £6million in new money and was also quoted as saying via Sky Sports: “We only need one league. We don’t need two or three. Once we take one away, it’s a pack of cards.”

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However, speaking via the Scotsman ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, Rodgers didn’t seem to fussed by King’s input at all, saying: “We always respect every team but I am not one to be looking over the fence at anyone else.

“I don’t think of it too seriously either way to be honest. My focus is on Celtic, this is a huge job here.

“You always have to be aware of your competitors, you can’t be naive enough to not understand and have a little think of what the others are doing, but it is not something that is at the forefront of my mind.

“My focus is very much on our club.”

King might be correct in saying losing Champions League revenue would be a bitter blow to the Celtic coffers, but he seems to be overlooking the fact that Rangers would still need to negotiate FOUR tricky continental qualifiers, which are by no means a cakewalk.

Moreover, before Brendan Rodgers arrived, Celtic hadn’t been in the Champions League for three seasons, but still seemed to be fairing alright in a financial sense – so what do you make of King’s comments?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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