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27 November 2020


Under Pressure, two words to describe Neil Lennon. Social Media is awash with comments and opinions, some fans are making very good points on why he should be sacked and why he should be given more time. I have no time for abusive or personal comments made towards OUR Manager.

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Other fans have thought that unfurling a banner, naming him alone for all our current woes is the correct action and others have thought an abusive bed sheet is how to get your point across.

So where do I stand on all this, does my opinion matter in the greater scheme of things, most likely not! But I will back Neil Lennon till he is sacked because I don’t believe he will walk away, would you?

The Pressure has been put on his shoulders for delivering the 10 and his alone. Not the players, Not the coaching staff, Not the fans, Not the head of recruitment and Not the board whose silence remains deafening. In Europe we have been terrible and in Scotland performances have been average with the exception of the Rangers game when WE were rubbish.

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So why am I backing Neil Lennon, I am backing the manager because with the exception of both Europa League games in December against AC Milan and Lille which are now dead ducks but offer a chance to get game time for squad players, which is much needed.

I think we are capable of winning every game domestically and if we don’t then Neil Lennon will be removed and a new manager put in place. Whatever happens, Neil Lennon will remain a club hero for what he has done as a player and manager for Celtic and what he has had to put up with since arriving in Glasgow, when he was attacked and had death threats, he stood tall and faced the bigots down.

St. Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Ross County and Dundee United all have to come to Celtic Park in the league and our only away trip is to Hamilton.

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Throw into the mix a home League Cup tie against Ross County and a Cup Final against Hearts where we will be playing for a domestic clean sweep from last season and a quadruple treble.

If we are not in touching distance of Rangers after we play them on Saturday 2nd of January then Neil Lennon’s time will be up and a new manager will be appointed and he will have 20 games to turn it around including two against the Rangers.

Strange how the banner outside Celtic Park made the headlines yet when the Celtic fans who turned up at Motherwell to show their support for Neil Lennon and the team outside the stadium did not.…. Just saying!

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Andrew Milne started More than 90 Minutes in 2001. He has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic.  He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Malone’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.

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