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Sutton Slaps Down Lennon By Reminding Him Celtic’s Mess Is Largely His Fault.

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Tomorrow I’m going to dissect, in full, ’s brazenly selfish remarks from last night, but for this evening it is enough to say that no less a person than Chris Sutton, his own former team-mate, has reminded him of the truly important thing; that Celtic’s current mess is in no small part down to him and the wreckage he left behind.

It is important that someone like Sutton says this. Lennon thinks that the Celtic support who wanted him out are largely idiots and spoiled children. It is important that an early put down comes from within football, and in particular those who know him.

Ange is cleaning up the shit-show that Lennon left behind, and we all know it.

Lennon lost a dressing room, whilst this guy is trying to build one.

Fans understand that we’re at the start of something; from the minute Lennon was appointed the second time many of understood that we were at of something, something that should not have been lost.

Sutton did not him today. “A lot of this mess was on Neil, and that’s just the way it was. It’s like somebody dumping a big lorry load of horse manure on your front garden, moving out next door and then complaining about the smell.”

Ange will not be able to hide behind Lennon forever, of course, because one of the things that drives me mad is when someone in power blames everything on the guy who was there before him; that has a very limited half-life, but in a pinch it can work.

For those who’ve seen Traffic, the outstanding 2000 film, there’s a great moment when the outgoing drug tsar tells his successor that on his first day on the job he should write two letters for his successor.

The first letter is to be opened at the first onset of crisis; it should read “just blame me.”

The second letter should not be opened until the next crisis. It reads “sit down, write two letters.”

Lennon should have written his own letter for Ange; instead, even now, he’s passing the buck.

He would be furious if Ange laid any of the blame for the current mess at his door, althought it certainly belongs there.

I am glad that Sutton called bullshit on him, because someone needed to and the press is so busy sticking needles into their Ange Postecoglou voodoo dolls that they were certainly never going to point out to Lennon what is blindingly obvious to the of us.

Sutton gets it … and boy, he has let him know it tonight.

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6 comments

  • Bod Christie says:

    I couldn’t watch him and that other failed manager after the game last night. Brass neck and blowtorch springs to mind. If Carlsberd did irony.

  • Neil Smith says:

    Regardless of some Sutton is a good bloke with a genuine like for Celtic. He gets the club and wants us as good as we can be. Had a brilliant spell here. And during such came to appreciate Scottish football. He’s a pundit who isn’t fawning. He’s not always right. But praises and critisises as he sees it. Balanced is probably the right word. Him calling out Lennon is appreciated. Lennon… Is there a camera/studio/presser he don’t tarnish his reputation?? Christ … As a player I loved him… Warrior. Manager first time.. eventually liked him… Some incredible nights. Now FFS …

  • Saulgoodman says:

    Lennons just a desperate man – tells you all about him the fact he turned up last night- absolute disgrace of a man , lost the dressing room + still wouldn’t go cause he didn’t want anyone else getting the ten ….I’ll never forgive him for last season

  • Iljas Baker says:

    I am reminded of what Borges said of the Falklands war – two bald men fighting over a comb! NL and CS cannot influence anything, they just provide a tiny bit of entertainment of a sort for those of us who need a Celtic fix. It’s a mistake to take either of them too seriously – they’re both doing what they’re paid to do and manufactured conflicts and disagreements or all part of the show, such as it is.

    Both NL’s and CS comments have merit whatever role they had to play in Celtic’s history. It’s pointless demonizing either of the pair and all the other pundits. Do you really expect any of them to have any real insight? They know as much as the average fan, no more.

  • James Forrest says:

    Over a dozen attempts to post a comment by the moron calling himself “Ted”.

    If there is a sadder individual on football fan forums, anywhere in the free world, I don’t know who it is.

    Give it up and get a life you tragic case.

  • boab says:

    “James Forrest
    says:
    October 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Over a dozen attempts to post a comment by the moron calling himself “Ted”.

    If there is a sadder individual on football fan forums, anywhere in the free world, I don’t know who it is.

    Give it up and get a life you tragic case.”

    Excellent and well rid of: Ted if you are reading, as the man said Jog off son your teams died
    Wee Ted nipping in and out previously when his maw was at the bingo now cannot as the new system and email will come with IP Address of the router sending.
    Well done JF.

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