In the last 2 years or so Neil Lennon and his players have handed the Celtic board around £60 million with Champions league money and the sale of players like Wanyama for £12.5 Million. The players did it on the park to put Celtic in a BRILLIANT position last season. We lost Wilson, Wanyama and Hooper. We replaced Wilson with the superb Van Dijk but we are short in midfield as we have no player that can carve teams open, we have no striker like Hooper who was a poacher
Tonight it looked like being 7/8/9 nil, When Lennon brought on Commons, we had 5 chances to score. Sure Barcelona had stopped but Commons won 8 free kicks 30 yards from goal when he came on and this gave the defence a rest. We lost 6-1 and it equals our worst loss ever. But it is was Barcelona and a Barcelona with no Messi, imagine he was playing!
So who do we blame? We blame the board, we blame Peter Lawwell, 100% we do and the board they never invested what Lennon and his players gave them. Lennon has said the last few weeks he wants to spend big in January and I only hope the board allow him to get the players he feels he needs for next season. We might lose Samaras, we need players, Lustig is close to signing a new deal and Ledley is close also, we need quality players and they cost money and it was money we had, we could have signed 3 Champions League players, players that would have helped. But no the board refused and this policy of signing young talent and selling it on is working but do we want to be a side who buy good players like Van Dijk to see him sold for £15 Million in 2 years to be replaced by a £2 Million youngster? Because this is what Celtic are doing just now
What Neil Lennon can say tonight is “We need to spend and spend big” How many times in the past have we got to a decent level and not spend to keep us there? We can go back to the UEFA Cup Final V Porto, that was a very decent side but we never went to the next level while the next season Porto won the champions league
It is time this board gave Lennon and the players some help because if they don’t players will want to leave and we will go backward very quick. In two seasons Rangers will be back in the Premiership and if we don’t beat them 5-0 first game that would be a sign the Celtic board have once again let the manager down
Peter Lawwell, I hope you read comments like this, you are disliked for issues off the park and now people WILL question you for things you do, or don’t do on the park. It is time to dig deep and get to the next level. If Lennon is giving the board £20 Million at least a season then give the man money to spend.
I fully expect Lenny to use tonight to tell the board we need to spend
Tonight was just awful, I didn’t get the starting 11, Matthews playing was silly and why split up a team that has just won 5-0 and 7-0? I guess this will rumble on for a while, but to the Celtic board. Time to back your team manager, so far you have not, you brought a young manager in he has surpassed all our expectations and we don’t back him