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Love HAS Torn Us Apart

30 November 2020


How did it get to this stage that we as a Celtic support are so divided on how or who should lead the team on and off the park and take the club further. It’s Toxic viewing and reading at times. I have seen good mates fall out because they love Celtic but disagree on a way forward.

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Last night the club released a statement which if true I could not argue with but I was not at the ground and I have learned over the years not to trust the media or reprint or share their comments or views. I have seen too many false headlines. I agree with fans having the right to protest but history has shown us that peaceful protest is the best way forward in the long run.

Like most fans I am confused and dazed today once again about the lack of clarity from the board room about the current situation at the club which is not going to go away. Leaks to the press do not cut it. Covid-19 has stripped us of normality in our lives, not being able to attend games has been a massive frustration for all of us.

Important things are missing this season your regular football fix, the pints in the pub with your mates, the singsong, the passion and emotion that 90 minutes backing your team brings, the highs of winning and the lows of defeat but you’re never alone you have your mates who have always got your back.

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I hope Neil Lennon decides that enough is enough and moves on with his life, because I don’t see anything from the players to suggest that they have his back. I’m no football expert, I’m just a fan so sharing my opinion on his coaching on the training pitch or his instructions in the dressing room would be pointless.

I can only go on his achievements at Celtic and they are impressive 20 major medals as a player and manager. His legacy at the club is secured no matter what happens now. I thought Neil and the team had it in them to go on a run in December but on yesterday’s performance, I think not. Maybe I am blinded by my love for the club. I lay in bed last night still in a kind of state of shock and I wondered what thoughts must be going through Neil Lennon’s head, not Lennon the manager but Lennon the person.

When enemies turn on you it’s easier to deal with because you expect it but when it’s your own who turn on you it must be hard. We are all human after all with emotions and feelings no matter how hard we may look on the outside or on the field of play.

It’s a shame but Love HAS Torn Us Apart…….

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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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