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Celtic surrendered another two points to fall further behind in the championship race, drawing 0-0 at home against Hibernian.  It was a unorganised looking performance from the home team who gave Graham Stack little to do in the Hibernian goal.

Gary Hooper squandered Celtic’s only gilt-edged chance of the game when, after playing a one-two with Anthony Stokes, he struck the outside of the post with Ki available for the square pass.  Anthony Stokes had earlier tested Stack, who failed to hold the ball but did enough to clear.

When the same teams met on Wednesday James Forrest transformed the game when he drifted inside but he spent most of today’s game adrift on the right wing.  On two occasions he cut inside with purpose, once testing Stack with a blistering shot from 22 yards and later when a 25 yard pile-drive struck the crossbar, but Hibs were content to limit Celtic to such speculative efforts.

Neil Lennon was justified in his criticism of his front pairing of Stokes and Hooper today but Celtic were equally clueless in midfield.  There appeared to be no cohesion and there was certainly not a productive match plan.

Motherwell’s away win in Inverness gives the Lanarkshire side a three point lead, having played a game more, going into next week’s crucial game against Celtic at Fir Park.  Manager-less St Johnstone dropped three points at home this afternoon, leaving them four points behind Celtic in the fight for the last Europa League place.

This is where we are people, scrapping between Motherwell and St Johnstone. Get used to it.

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  1. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    That’s it for me.

     

     

    We need change, root and branch. Starting with Lawell downwards. I’d have indicated Desmond, but he’s that apathetic to the Celtic he probably wouldn’t chuck it.

     

     

    We can continue to support and prolong this agony

     

     

    or

     

     

    cease supporting and precipitate change.

     

     

    Your choice.

  2. Kayal33 says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:19

     

    If Lenny was to walk, and i don’t think he will, our board’s ambition will stretch to a shortlist of Levein, McGhee, Collins & Coyle (if he gets sacked from Bolton).

     

    For those wanting rid of him, be careful of what you wish for

     

     

     

     

    careful what you wish for

     

     

     

    can it get any worse?

     

     

    12 pts behing before Halloween, seriously?

     

     

    i would take my chances and wish for it

  3. Thanks.

     

    No I’m not.

     

     

    I’m sorry, Neil we love you but I think you’re part of the problem.

  4. There will be any any visitors to the blog tonight, looking to watch a car crash in action a,angst theCeltic support.

     

     

    Lrts not give them solice.

  5. Vinibhoy - Named Neil Lennon on his birth certificate on

    antrimkev says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:15

     

     

    MONs not coming back ffs!

     

     

    Time to move on.

  6. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    loking at celtic on the pitch (which is a change for me i admit)

     

    the midfield let us down almost as regularly as our defence does nowadays

     

     

    Ki hider

     

    ledley invisible

     

    broon useless

     

     

    no muscle, no fight, very lttle skill

  7. I don’t want to get used to it Paul, I expect better from my players, management and board. The entire situation at the club is shambolic at the moment, somethings got to give!!!!!!

  8. MON did little or no coaching. He left it to Walford and Robertson and just gave the team talk before they went out. I think Neil is being let down by the backroom staff. I wish we could get those two guys in, at least for a while.

  9. paul 67,

     

     

    you are usually an optimistic chap, you had better be prepared to branded a mineshafter,

  10. Kayal33 says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:21

     

    RobertTressell – Vote Yes for Strike Action on 30th November says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:20

     

     

    Mallorca v Barca followed by Real Sociedad v Real Madrid, 6.55pm SkySports 4

     

    ————————————————————————————————–

     

     

    Thankyou. That’s my evening sorted. I’ll watch Barca and then stick a film on.

     

     

    I love watching Barca. I picture them in Green and White Hoops and imagine they are…….

     

     

    ach who am I kiddin’?

     

     

    Paul67 – ‘Get used to it’? What is your opinion on getting out of this mess? New manager?

  11. Vinibhoy – Named Neil Lennon on his birth certificate says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:27

     

    antrimkev says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:15

     

     

    MONs not coming back ffs!

     

     

    Time to move on.

     

     

    ok

     

     

    Neil Lennon is great, keep him things will turn round

     

     

    ffs as you say

  12. Much as I love Lenny to bits, I am now wondering if it were not folly to appoint an inexperienced coach!!! History shows very few ‘rookie’ coaches work out….Lambert at Livi anyone? I think its best all round that Lenny departs this parish for him and for us…and it pains me to say so!!

     

     

    Awe_naw… I regularly and sometimes vehemently agree with you on many things but if we believe that out there in the world of fitba, there isnt an experienced coach who could take the squad we have and mould a team capable of winning the SPHell, then Im sorry thats were I disagree!!

     

     

    Im sure, nay certain that there is an experienced man out there who could first stabilise then forge a winning team from this squad!! Longer term, PL has a few questions to answer and Im of a mind his tenure has run its course however this will only be concluded when DD makes his mind up, much to our chagrin, this is the grim reality that we face!!

     

     

    Summer of 65

  13. Paul 67

     

    Thank you for your report on the game it sounds like you have gave up as well.I do not blame you son sad days indeed.

  14. P67

     

     

    In your view, is it for a change in the big chair?

     

     

    For what it’s worth, not yet for me. We owe Lenny that much in my humble opinion.

     

     

    If it wasn’t him, my view would be very different.

  15. Vinibhoy - Named Neil Lennon on his birth certificate on

    antrimkev says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:29

     

     

    Do you not think Lenny deserves to finish what he’s started?

     

     

    Everyone agrees that we’ve signed some great young players.

     

     

    Lets give them a proper chance to make it work. It takes a couple of seasons for a team to reach their potential.

     

     

    We definitely need to add/trim the squad in Jan/summer but I’d like Lenny to be the man in charge..

  16. the glorious balance sheet on

    Scrapping it out with Motherwell and St Johnstone indeed. I wonder if the CEOs of those clubs are paid more than any of their players?

  17. Summer65,

     

     

    Not under our present restrictions. If we cannot recruit the playerd that a rookie manager wants. How can we recruit a manager and give him the tools he needs. Btw I want an answer as I am lying to my wife telling her I am sending an email to my Brar

     

     

    My take on it is that the fitba has become secondary until the playing field becomes even, especially off the pitch.

     

     

    Paul67,

     

     

    Apologies again about the long links but on my Android it formats AOK

     

     

    HH

  18. useless…

     

     

    to top it of the behaviour of strathclydes finest really take the biscuit….

     

     

    I watched the police chase the green brigade along the north stand…..

     

     

    Celtic yet again you break my heart….

  19. gebhoy is the taxmans tick tocking clock, tick...tock on

    gebhoy is the taxmans tick tocking clock, tick…tock says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:38

     

    antrimkev says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:17

     

     

    We ended up with Forster there were 2 other targets identified, the 2 other centre halfs were on top of Wilson, and we needed strikers, of course i dont have the names, but believe me or not, as i care not a jot…..

     

     

    i know what i believe.

     

     

    Lenny should have walked at the start of the season, when his legs were chopped from underneath him by a CEO playing championship manager with our club.

     

     

    gebhoy

  20. Paul67

     

     

    Do you have any idea of what Celtic should do ,so that we don’t have to get use to it?

     

     

    TT

  21. viewfaethewindae on

    Paul,

     

    Get used to it, why should we?

     

    How do we get out of this mess? can’t just be down to Lennon, can it?

  22. The Pantaloon Duck on

    I’m getting used to it, Paul.

     

     

    What I’m not getting used to is not understanding how we have come to this after last season. NL said that that wasn’t the end: it seems that he could hardly have been more wrong.

     

     

    There’s a fascinating story behind this. I hope someone is able to tell it sometime.

  23. johann murdoch on

    Just back from the game..a shocking inept gutless performance..if any of that team do not want give 100% ..then play the youngsters,I’d rather watch them giving their all than what I watched today..ki kayal,hooper for epl? ..yer havin a laugh

  24. Lenny did great last season, just losing the league by a point, and that was against the Watty genius, so what has changed?

     

    Are the players believing Rangers are screwed and have dropped it a level or two?

     

    Well, beware chaps, we are 3rd in a 2 horse race!

  25. Vinibhoy – Named Neil Lennon on his birth certificate says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:38

     

    antrimkev says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:29

     

     

    Do you not think Lenny deserves to finish what he’s started?

     

     

    Everyone agrees that we’ve signed some great young players.

     

     

    Lets give them a proper chance to make it work. It takes a couple of seasons for a team to reach their potential.

     

     

    We definitely need to add/trim the squad in Jan/summer but I’d like Lenny to be the man in charge..

     

     

    share

     

     

    Vinibhoy i would love to see the guy being successful, i would love to see him in May standing with the SPL trophy

     

     

    Its not going to happen though is it?

     

     

    there is something very wrong at Celtic, never mind Lawell etc

     

     

    there is something wrong with the playing side of things at Celtic

     

     

    players who were playing for Lenny last year, arent this year

  26. The Pantaloon Duck says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:40

     

     

    If this is only the start then I shudder to think how it pans out!!!

     

     

    Starryhope

  27. pauloanthony – I have put forward my way forward – what is yours?

     

     

    nothebus – I think the phrase is – fud

     

     

    Paul67 – Dont think I ever heard you as negative. Its horrible its comes to this eh?

  28. get used to it..?

     

     

    what have we put up with for the last 4 years…

     

     

    lies and more lies from those who are ruining our club…

  29. gebhoy is the taxmans tick tocking clock, tick…tock says:

     

    29 October, 2011 at 18:40

     

     

     

    answer the question

     

     

    who was the players Lennon wanted and didnt get

     

     

    i have told you he got the GK he wanted and the CB he has wanted since he took over

     

     

    over to you now

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