After the Hibs game our contributor – The Comicsnob – wrote a blog about the fans booing and the general acceptance of below par performances because a dead club are no longer in the league.
I wrote a blog arguing that this was rubbish and the team deserved a break as we had just got into the Champs League for the first time in four seasons and in that game we ended up with an 18 year old and 19 year old in the center of midfield.
I must admit that the boos were justified today.
That our contributor was correct.
Not for the first time this season the players attitude was found wanting. Wanting safe in the knowledge that they will win the league anyway no matter the points they drop.
I could also claim that not for the first time under our manager that we produced a performance so poor I rank it in my top ten worst ever witnessed Celtic performances.
While I think he is the man for the job and doing a fantastic job and is one of the most exciting coaches in Britain if you look back and add in a Ross County – cup tie and league this season – Inverness away, Hearts semi final, Kilmarnock final, St Johnstone twice (home last season and away this season) not to mention the complete no show when we could have won the league at Ibrox this is not the first time we have been found wanting big time.
Not the first time we have been completely unprofessional in our attitude.
That is being harsh. I know it’s being harsh. We have progressed sooooo much that some of those defeats can be overlooked and not over analysed.
Today if a one off this season could be overlooked. It’s not.
Ross County, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock this season have seen us turn in some of the worst performances under Lennon. In a tabloid link it’s hard not to point to the lack of a challenge in the league for the players nonplussedness. The vultures will feast on this carcass with glee.
Kenny Shiels has Lennons number. Lennon struggles against the biggest troll in Scottish football. He lost against a team today that had lost it’s previous two games and had to play a 16 year old at right back.
Lennon was powerless in the light of the ineptitude of his players.
Efe Ambrose shows promise but in someways today his performance proved why he is a Celtic center back. Adam Matthews was woeful. Forster hesitant. Let’s stop this Charlie Mulgrew experiment. He either plays center back or left hand side of midfield. If their is no room there then he doesn’t play. It reminds me of Strachan with Caldwell.
James Forrest is the most annoying player in our team. All histrionics and lack of end product. He could look at Naill McGinn for his next career move. I laugh in the face of Kris Commons when he complains about the performance. Really, Kris is there no mirrors in your house?
Miku? Aye, return him at Christmas and embrace that Tony Watt is the best striker at the club behind Hooper.
In light of Wanyama exercising his right and proving there is no loyalty – he is too good for Scotland anyway – my faith in footballers is as thin as a fag paper. For all the good they have done days like today just prove them to be uncaring and selfish carrots.
I wondered how Lennon could get them back on the ground, reign them in, in light of the fulsome praise and not let them get too gallus. He failed today. The players failed today. The feeling today was that all the hard work had been done. I’m sure a certain German is chuckling somewhere.
Today we were well beaten by a competent team. Nothing more. Lennon banged on about them learning from St Johnstone. Today proved we hadn’t. Today proved that the players will let us down and wont learn. Cause, in all honestly they are stupid. And we are stupid putting our faith in them.
That’s two defeats in a row and a cup tie to come to an in-form team in an empty stadium. That’s more than a test than a trip to the Nou Camp.
Time to regain the trust.