Neil Lennon will be hoping that Ross County will not cause a major upset today with his position in the Celtic hotseat under pressure but he will take comfort that the board are still backing him via Zoom and that he still has the backing of some of the Celtic support to turn things around starting today as we start the defence of the League Cup and hope to continue the amazing domestic cup runs.
A quick look at the SPFL table suggests that although Celtic have underperformed to the standard they have set over the last number of seasons. The visitors will not be coming with much confidence. They sit 9th in the league with a record of Played 15, Won 3, Drawn 3 and lost 9 including a 5-0 defeat to Celtic in Dingwall when 300 home fans were allowed into the stadium back in September.
That day we witnessed a dream debut for man of the match, Shane Duffy with a goal and a clean sheet, since then he has lost his place after he replaced Greg Taylor as the player that the keyboard kings among our support like to abuse and blame for all our woes. With both now resigned to the bench, its Neil Lennon who has had to shoulder all the blame.
Also that day, Edouard opened the scoring after only 4 minutes from the penalty spot. The other goal scorers were Ajeti, Ajer and Klimala. Lets hope the players can deliver a solid performance with plenty of goals to ease the pressure on the manager for at least a few days until we travel to Milan for a game which hopefully will see us get a look at squad players who have had limited playing time.
On paper it looks like an easy win but we have to play them on grass. Kick-off is 2pm and it is part of our virtual season tickets and will also be shown on Premier Sports.
I expect my long suffering wife to exit the building before kick-off to get away from my muttering and ranting.
At Full Time Will Love Tear Us Apart?…. and I don’t mean the wife and I.
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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