Celtic 1-2 St Mirren.
You have to say, it’s not even a shock anymore. Celtic now employ a manager who is nowhere near as tactically proficient as David Martindale or Jim Goodwin, whose side cruised to a comfortable win at Celtic Park despite the tight scoreline.
Horrendous defending, a troubling lack of creativity and a serious scarcity of plan B from Neil Lennon resulted in yet another dismal result for the club.
If you want to put yourself through the ‘highlights’ then they are here, bear in mind it’s not the official SPFL Youtube content though so it could be deleted, which wouldn’t exactly be a bad thing.
Lennon did his usual and blamed everyone but himself, saying the players had let him down again. I fully expect the majority of them to be playing against Kilmarnock if he is the manager, just like after Ferencvaros, no one who ‘wanted to leave’ actually left.
'Maybe the pressure of doing the 10 has been too much for them. Maybe they're tired of living in Scotland.'— PLZ Soccer (@PLZSoccer) January 30, 2021
Neil Lennon slams 'insipid' #CelticFC stars after St. Mirren defeat
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There’s rumours flying about that he’s left, but who knows what’ll happen.
He should have left after Ferencvaros.
He should have left after Rangers at home.
He should have left after either of the Sparta Prague games.
He should have left after Ross County.
He should have left after St Johnstone.
He should have left after Ibrox.
He should have left after Livingston.
Lennon’s made it quite clear he is not going to walk away from this, despite all the pressure that’s been mounting since late August. More so mid October.
I expect him to be in that dugout against Kilmarnock next week. He shouldn’t be, but today was just one of many ‘Mowbray moments’ that any other manager wouldn’t survive, but weirdly, Neil Lennon still may escape the sack, in what has turned into a nightmarish, yet intriguingly unique season for this football club.
We’re all standing by for Celtic’s announcement tomorrow, and you just know it’s going to end up being ‘Happy Birthday John Collins’
So, to end on a lighter note, here’s the great man’s best goals in a Celtic jersey.