Doesn’t Neil Lennon have a job to do in Cyprus? Or has he been sacked already?
I honestly don’t know, and I could care less.
What I do know is that he’s been bumping his gums on the radio today and talking typical Neil Lennon nonsense.
What are we supposed to surmise from his idiotic remarks that he would prefer to be chasing in second than sitting atop the table? What are we supposed to take from that except that it sounds so fishy that he has to be saying it just to get headlines?
And he’s got them, with half the media saying that the Ibrox club has the advantage for Sunday, and no less a person than the former Celtic manager says so.
I don’t know if it’s dawned on him that he’s actually saying the pressure at the top is harder for him to handle than being in second place, but that’s how it’s going to sound, and if he didn’t currently have a job it would be the first question he’d be asked at his next interview.
“You know that stuff you said about preferring to be chasing? You didn’t mean that, did you?”
He’s right in the sense that there are two different kinds of pressure attached to chasing and leading but if he really would prefer being second on a weekend like this I have to wonder if that’s not why he crumbled under the immense weight of expectations which sat on his shoulders during the last campaign.
I have to wonder if he shared that little morsel of wisdom with the Celtic board before they hired him for the second time.
It’s a ridiculous comment to make, and particularly as, for his sins, he was top nearly the whole time he was at the club. In light of that, the comments are so bizarre that he makes it sound like he enjoyed last season more than one before it … and that can’t be possibly be what he’s actually trying to say, can it?
Let me tell you; seeing his face tripping him every week of last season he didn’t look at all like someone who felt under less pressure.
I cannot believe he’s talking this kind of crap.
Honestly, his comments are idiotic and really don’t do him any favours. Even if the words themselves didn’t leave you scratching your head and wondering how he can possibly be serious, that he either didn’t understand the headlines they would generate or what those headlines would be or just didn’t care boggles the mind, it really does.
For his own good, for the good of any possibility of mending fences with our fans at a later date, he really does need to wind his neck in and shut up for a while. And it might be to his benefit, and that of his current club, if he was focussed on that and not on his “media duties.”
But hey, there’s no pressure on him there; if Kris Boyd can do it anyone can.