Celtic: Journalist says heartfelt goodbye to fan favourite

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Journalist Craig Finn has reacted to the news that Celtic fan favourite Tom Rogic is due to leave the Hoops at the end of the season, calling it a ‘sucker punch to the heart’. 

Rogic has been a huge player for Celtic this season as they claim their 52nd Scottish Premier League trophy under new manager Ange Postecoglou, beating out their bitter city rivals Rangers in the process.

It is unsure at the time of writing where Rogic will be taking his talents but it was confirmed by the club that he is due to leave alongside teammate Nir Bitton. Postecoglou confirmed this, stating, “While we are very sad to see both Tom and Nir leave the club, we totally respect their decisions in wanting to seek a different challenge in football, having both played their part in our success for the past decade”.

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Interesting first question, how many Celtic fans were inside Ibrox?

Since the news broke journalist Finn took to Twitter to state his dismay at the news of the Australian’s departure, writing, “Tom Rogic leaving is a sucker punch to the heart I didn’t need on this fine Friday morning. Goodbye sweet prince”.

TIF Thoughts on Rogic’s departure…

Rogic has been a key part of Celtic’s revitalization under Postecoglou as they reclaim the SPL title from Rangers. He has racked up 49 appearances across all competitions this season and has managed six goals and 10 assists in this time.

He also impressed with his underlying stats, averaging 1.8 shots, 1.4 key passes, 1.9 dribbles, 0.6 tackles, 0.6 dribbles, and 0.7 long balls with 80.8% pass accuracy with 27 attempts per game. (Whoscored)

The rebuild under Postecoglou could not have gone any better this season as Celtic looks to be back to the dominating form that saw them win the title nine years in a row before Rangers stopped their decade run last season. While Rogic will be missed by the fans there is no doubt their new manager will be able to replace him and continue their great run of newfound form.

Will Rogic be missed next season?





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