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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. bhoy81

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    I agree with some of the post but not all, they will back Slippy and DD and the board will appoint a cheap option once again like they have done in the past.

    They will use COVID as an excuse while they get stronger and we get weaker.

    There is absolutely nothing to suggest we will go out and get a Rodgers type of manager because the boards track record since O’Neil is downsize and do it on the cheap bar Rodgers.

    The new manager when they are appointed won’t have the tools because most of the team will be sold and he will have to have some time to implement change.

    I do like your optimism but I honestly think it’s going to be 2/3 season before we are at least back on top or if Slippy leaves them.

    I hate them with a passion, but he has them playing well, no doubt about it or they wouldn’t be in the position they are in and playing well in Europe too.
     
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  2. JamesM09

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    This is correct but completely misses the point in my opinion.

    You’re right, it can change on a dime, but the objective was to create a situation where it couldn’t change on a dime anymore.

    We are back to 2010. Of course we can hire a better manager next season and win. Just as likely we get another dud in and lose. That was supposed to be finished when they died.

    There has been no development at the club in 10 years. We don’t plan any further than 12 months and have no ambition to upgrade the club. We should have a world class coaching, youth development and scouting infrastructure coming to fruition after 10 years. We have * all.

    People are talking about a ‘complete rebuild’ next season like that’s an acceptable * situation. We’re back to the old days of a 50/50 each season, which is a * scandal.
     
  3. truedub1916

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    And sadly that’s exactly what the board want
    50/50 seasons. this means they can downsize save money as we will loose interest in the champions league as our focus will be on stopping rangers
    It was always the plan.
     
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  4. JamesM09

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    By the way, how the * people can defend him now is beyond me. Social media is full of * saying, “he’s hurting he’s one of us”.

    The * is * LAUGHING in his interview because he knows he’s * at it.

    He’s not one of us. He’s another over privileged narcissist that loves his wee power trip of a job and he’s only upset because he knows he’s going to lose it and no one will give a * about him when he does.

    People need to stop buying into the birthday caird ‘Celtic man’ pish. It’s just a thing people say to get your money, you idiots.
     
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  5. stubhoy07 Gold Member Gold Member

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    I defended Lennon a lot longer than perhaps I should have but that interview last night was an absolute abortion from start to finish. Some call posters here reckon he is smirking at the start, I think you are being generous, he is practically laughing.

    Labels the game a headscratcher. It's not a head scratcher at all Neil. Goals win football games. We had 3 strikers on the bench watching Christie hit every surface in the stadium bar the back of the net. We got cross after cross being whipped into eduoard, who let's face it, is not prolific with his head. Even by half time for all the possession Ross county had two shots on target to our one. I felt the writing was potentially on the wall.

    When he says we didn't play badly, we absolutely did. The performance was not dominating, it was boring football that was evidently going absolutely nowhere. Saying the result encapsulates our season should be his biggest hint too, when you are constantly winning it isn't a fluke, just as when youvare constantly dropping points it isn't a fluke. For the record Neil this is not a bump either! This has become the norm this season.

    Of course the most tragic bit of this interview is when he pointed out we are not learning from our set play mistakes. Neil, it is as clear as day that this fall's on your shoulders. You are the man that sets the direction, you tell the team how we set up against
    set plays. I think if we are being honest, when county got that freekick we were all sat waiting to go 1-0 down. I wasn't even suprised to see a county player meet the ball. When he is asked "you say you are not learning, what can you do then" - this is where it has become clear as day that Neil Lennon has run out of ideas, he didn't know how to answer it. He gasped, he looked everywhere, itching about his face and didn't even answer the question. Infact he made it worse by saying 'I cannot change it now'. Why cant you change it now!? John Hughes seems to have fixed it for county in a very short space of time?

    And finally his sorry might have been worth a * if he didn't practically laugh throughout the interview.

    I won't start calling him names or belittling his previous achievements with Celtic. That being said, i lost faith in his ability a fair while back. This interview/performance has simply crushed any minor belief I had that he might actually have any idea of how to fix this
     
  6. JC Anton Over and Over Gold Member

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    Aye it could have been better in Europe.

    Rodgers was off backed or not.. And he made some terrible signings too.

    But 4 trebles in a row and 9 titles in a row is as about as dominant you can get domestically.

    The 10 is gone and every minute Lennon stays the more difficult the rebuild becomes and it is a big rebuild..

    But if we get it right then we will be back on top..

    The Huns aren't some amazing side, there's not an insurmountable difference between the squads. We're the bigger club in all departments we just need to get things right.

    Starting with sacking Lennon, baffling why he's still in post.
     
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  7. muaythai postie

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    There must be something going on in the background, how he hasn't walked never mind getting sacked has me thinking we're lining up someone who's already in a job and they've asked him to stay in place till the summer. I'm shaking my head in disbelief at the state we're in all caused by no one other than Celtic. It's baffling why it's allowed to continue and that's why I think there must be something going on behind the scenes.
     
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  8. PaddyBhoy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Why the * is this clown still here.

    Its beyond parody now.
     
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  9. Captain Brown Gold Member Gold Member

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    This is what I'm thinking... Someone is coming in after the season ends and Lennon knows this.

    But as The Prof is saying, it's baffling why they wouldn't just get rid and keep the fans happy. Letting us all know that there will be changes.
     
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  10. theweeman Gold Member Gold Member

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    It seems they have decided just to maintain the status quo until the end of the season, why they made that call I honestly don't know. But, I don't think he's still there just because they don't want to pay his severance. Fact is we have poor quality managers at many levels in the club, who react to events instead of trying to shape them or at least pre-empt them.
     
  11. JamesM09

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    The board and Desmond won’t even know the result last night, and Lawwell will just be looking for his next opportunity so he’s not going to do anything.

    Lennon is in charge until the new guy gets in.
     
  12. honda

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    9.02 whys there no sacking announcement yet?
     
  13. FATLAZYBHOY Born in the steamie Gold Member

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    9.04 and still no statement
     
  14. JamesM09

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    9:07 delay must be due to roadworks.

    Actually our board don’t make rash decisions like hiring someone in the showers after a game without looking at alternatives so he probably will be (unrashly) given a new contract.
     
  15. Tomas

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    Regardless if we're waiting for someone to become available in the summer, Neil must go now. It makes no difference to our season who fills in the team sheet.
     
  16. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    Kenny and Laxalt should be nowhere near our plans for next season.

    Laxalt has been stinking and Kenny looks bang average.
     
  17. mickcfc91

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    He still wont get sacked until the end of the season. Thats the frightening thing
     
  18. john2061

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    Think this board need to go as well now a total clear out from top to bottom as these people are not going to take us forward as a big club .
    We need people who have ambition at the helm and see none of that at present .
    To let the zombies over take us is a disgrace and with a eighteen point * lead and also getting to the latter stages of Europe twice in the last two seasons shows how badly our club is getting run on the football side of things .
     
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    Am i right in saying this could be the biggest point loss to date
     
  20. Gioventu Onwards to victory. Gold Member

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    In October he said if things don’t improve he’d hold his hands up and leave. He’s now admitting he doesn’t know how to turn things around. I’m genuinely exhausted with this now and I refuse to believe anyone can be this deluded. The only plausible explanation for him continuing to be manager is that he’s holding out for this supposed 10 in a row bonus pay off if he’s sacked. The man is a disgrace to himself and the club and should never be allowed to step foot inside Celtic park again. Don’t give a flying * what he’s achieved as a manager or player anymore - once he leaves his name should be erased from our history. Detest him.
     
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