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IN PICTURES: LENNY’S ANGUISH

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NEIL LENNON wasn’t even born the last time Celtic lost four consecutive games at Parkhead.

That sad sequence of results occurred in season 1957/58 when Jimmy McGrory was the manager and the side possessed legends such as Sean Fallon, Bobby Evans, Bertie Peacock, Bobby Collins and Neil Mochan in their line-up.

However, even that array of talent could not prevent Partick Thistle from winning 3-2 in the east end of Glasgow on December 21 1957 which was quickly followed by a 2-1 victory by Queen of the South four days later.

Hearts won 2-0 on December 28 and the Hoops’ misery was complete when Rangers were victorious with a 1-0 scoreline in the traditional New Year’s Day encounter.

THE HOT SEAT…Neil Lennon is a man alone as Celtic stumble to defeat against Ross County.

Forty-nine-year-old Lennon’s team have now matched that dreadful run of losses with Ross County piling on the agony with yesterday’s 2-0 success in the Betfred League Cup-tie following reverses against Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side (0-2), AC Milan (1-4) and Sparta Prague (1-4).

CQN followed the anguish of the Irishman on the touchline with a series of freeze frame images where the gaffer’s hurt is obvious.

GLUM…Neil Lennon speaks to Celtic TV after the shock loss.

HEAD SCRATCHING…Neil Lennon looks a little bewildered.

PENSIVE…Neil Lennon ponders a question.

 

GRIM…Neil Lennon can’t disguise his feelings.

ALONE WITH HIS THOUGHTS…Neil Lennon on the touchline.

X-CERTIFICATE VIEWING…Neil Lennon looks at a rerun of Ross County’s second goal along with backroom boy Gavin Strachan.

At the completion of another tortuous home defeat, there were calls from baying mobs for Lennon to be dismissed.

The man who has won TEN championships at Celtic – five as a player and five as a manager – is not for walking away, though.

Asked if he would understand if the Celtic board took the decision to remove him, Lennon, speaking to Sky Sports News, answered: “No, I think it’s too soon for that. We have lost one trophy, that’s gone. Our priority is the league, it always is, every time we come into a season.

“We are out of Europe, so it’s not been great, but there’s plenty of time to turn it around. But it’s alright me saying that, we have to show it with action now. I think I should get more time at it, but if not, then so be it.”

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