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Neil Lennon

Discussion in 'Ex Players' started by romeo9535, Apr 17, 2016.

Discuss Neil Lennon in the Ex Players area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. StevieBhoooy!

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    Not sure I even begin to believe the Benitez stuff... even if we were in the frame.. we would just be a carrot to tempt a ‘bigger’ (richer) club who would probably be in the phone to him while still on the flight back.

    A really decent (BR grade) appointment is what needs done.. October would/could have guaranteed the league. Even December would have done it.

    It should really have been done in summer 2019. Neils job as caretaker was completed and he could have left a hero.

    Instead.... well we all know what happened.
     
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  2. MusselburghBhoy Gimme danger, little stranger

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    Best lump on Roy Keane whilst his odds are still at 16/1.
     
  3. straighttalker

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    What if I said Benitez is still not the option. He's a premier league level manager, would only pacify the fans for a season or two..only way it would work is unless root causes from board level down are addressed AND he came in. Then I have hope for optimism. Otherwise another short term strategy.
     
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  4. straighttalker

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    Depends, do I take some of those posters advice from then? Or do I take the same people's advice now as they have changed their tune a little . Strange how it takes two years to sober some people up, short termism by board and fans alike (for accepting what they had been given ) has all been proven it was going to end in disaster.

    On the flip side however
    Still have no ill will to Lennon despite my comments then.in the future, history will still see him as one of the most decorated players and managers in the clubs history despite the clear failings this season and I doubt fans in 20/30 years will still see him as the "guy who lost the 10", moreso for his successes.
     
  5. JC Anton Over and Over Gold Member

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    I didn't want him either, but..

    Can never imagine being in the position of wanting us to lose a game like that. (or any game for that matter) Regardless of what has followed.
     
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  6. SuperZidane

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    I agree with that. The club is a shambles and its not just the performances on the pitch, the players are not fit enough, the transfer strategy has been woeful.

    If both Lennon and Lawwell went now, it would be too de-stabilizing.

    If it were true that a payoff has been agreed with Lennon - then I would replace him with Kennedy/McManus in the interim the season is screwed anyway and I don't think they could do any worse than Lennon.

    That would give Desmond time to work out what needs to be done in May - which must include Lawwell stepping down or an actual Director of Football being appointed. Also a new head coach manager who can bring in his own backroom team and lose the ones he doesn't want.

    For me that would be preferable to a knee * appointment now to appease the fans.

    I think most fans could live with that if Lennon goes and its clear that Kennedy/McManus are only interim appointments.
     
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  7. Heb Celt

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    The board keeping this charlatan in a job this long is way past unforgivable but if they keep him til the end of the season over a paltry reported £300k in the process ruining our chances of winning anything next season is downright * madness.
     
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  8. bhoy_wonder Gold Member Gold Member

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    He gone yet?

    Okay

    I'll check back in an hour
     
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  9. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    It’s almost February. This shouldn’t be a knee * decision at this point. Once things started turning sour you should be looking at options and making contact.

    Having a manager ready to come in now and assess the squad, look at what they need and look at targets would be ideal. But only if it’s the right manager.
     
  10. Leone Naka Fan

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    There's no stability or good decision-making at the club. Lawwell must go, and then Lennon is easy to remove.
     
  11. CountyDownFaithful

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    Ive been refreshing my Twitter feed since October and he’s still no gone
     
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  12. The Dublin Celt Gold Member Gold Member

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    I wonder what it will take to finally see this leech removed from our football club. The day cannot come soon enough.
     
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    Maybe the bright lights of Bolton will come calling again.
     
  14. jambo_cfc

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    I absolutely hated rodgers when he left , thought he was a rat * !! But reading keith jacksons story this morning and the way lennon has been last few month then realising that the rat is the one currently in charge ! Rodgers wanted castangne and justin as his full backs and the board half heartedly tried for these !! For me rodgers had his vision of where he wanted to take the club and its apprent now he was not backed !! If he was backed i believe he would have been here for this season ! Leicester was probably too good to turn down as they probably promised him a free reign on signings ! Again its probably us being * over from the board ! Rodgers knew he couldn’t sustain what he was doing on a * budget !
     
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  15. Taz Blind Justice Gold Member

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    That may be the case, it may be conjecture. But I would caution taking anything that Keith Jackson says as gospel. If he said the sky was blue, I would still be asking for a second opinion.
     
  16. celtic warrior

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    * ridiculous he's still here.

    I'm sorry, but this squad, well.....most of it, don't go from 9iar champions to potentially finishing a season 20+ points behind the huns because they are * and bottlers.

    That is on Lennon for losing the team and refusing to play the squads undoubted strengths and instead insist he goes back in time and reverse all of the professional standards Rodgers created.

    It's also on the board for not having the foresight to see this coming, for taking the fans as idiots assuming we'd all love Lennon no matter what and for keeping the * in the job to this very day.
     
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  17. JC Anton Over and Over Gold Member

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    Rodgers was never staying here for the 10, regardless of how he was backed.
     
  18. The Dublin Celt Gold Member Gold Member

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    The decision to give Lennon the job on a permanent basis was painfully stupid and wasteful, not just because of his dearth of coaching ability.

    Rodgers revolutionised Celtic. His successor should have been someone with a similar philosophy, not someone whose ideas and values are antithetical to his, and certainly not someone who was mystified and overawed by his work.

    We handed the controls from a flying ace to a passenger, with predictably catastrophic consequences.
     
  19. Roskopicachu

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    Reckon someone like Sylvinho would be a good choice.
    Someone with good contacts and can do the scouting himself.

    Sylvinho sets up 4-3-3, or 5-3-2 against attack minded sides away from home in Europe.
    One of the more remarkable things about Lennon is a failure to recognize 4-3-3.
    One of the finer things is being able to make 4-3-3 work.

    It might be better moving to the future formation now, with someone who knows
    how to shape the team.
     
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  20. Tomas

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    We need someone who can motivate, organise, coach and change tactics as necessary. NL doesn't match the criteria. It will be intriguing to see who eventually comes in, right now it looks like nothing is happening but surely moves are being made behind the scenes. Regardless when we make a new appointment, NL should be stood down now and an interim staff put in place. Results can't really be much worse.
     
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