Celtic supporters impressed by John Kennedy's recent interviews
Celtic supporters have been enjoying John Kennedy’s recent media interviews and the change in style from former boss Neil Lennon.
Lennon had come under fire from some supporters for his soundbites, obfuscation and defensive nature when dealing with reporters and journalists in recent months.
Unfortunately, given the way Celtic do business, our only outlet for information out of the club has been through the mainstream press.
So fans actually rely on these press conferences and interviews to get a bit of insight into what’s going on with various issues surrounding the first-team and matches.
John Kennedy gave an honest, accurate summation of yesterday’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen. He acknowledged the drop off in performance after the interval and made it clear the players simply didn’t retain possession effectively enough.
It’s in stark contrast to what we might have heard otherwise. No doubt Lennon would have hailed it as a superb display.
None of this observation is in service of promoting Kennedy to take up a permanent position as manager. Far from it. Celtic need to move in a different direction.
However, there is definite relief out there that we don’t have dread every bit of media coming out of Celtic anymore.
These supporters have taken to social media this weekend to share their thoughts on the topic…
Honestly impressed with his post match interview. Professional but didn’t shy away from goings on this week. Very matter of fact. https://t.co/ylZ7JN0NGd
— Claire (@ClaireWPrime) February 27, 2021
Honestly really impressed with John’s comments so far. While not the most spectacular game of football, we seen a specific identity and style on display today and a good foundation to build on. Was expecting much worse so credit to him. https://t.co/9O7kNnsE27
— t payne (@taylorxpayne) February 27, 2021
Feels like an age I’ve been able to watch a post-match and not want to jump through the screen… https://t.co/VEYvFTT7Cm
— 🍔 Gastro Celtic 🍀 (@Gastro_Celtic) February 27, 2021
Refreshing to see Kennedy giving a realistic assessment of the game rather than just claiming his team were excellent when it clearly wasn’t the case. https://t.co/V4xZFDpBrt
— Aidan (@AMc88_) February 27, 2021
It’s just a breath of fresh air hearing different insight after the game now. https://t.co/dWrje1BPTc
— Ryan Fitzsimons (@RyanStevenF) February 27, 2021
Speaks very well. Describes what we’ve seen with some additional professional insight. Big relief after a season of gaslighting.
— CG44 (@Ticketustastic) February 27, 2021
Very honest and professional interview. Kennedy is a coach who served under Rogers and Lennon. There was never any negatives towards him to the prior spell. They mans just the coach. He didn’t make the final decisions. Hope he takes this short spell and goes on to success.
— Darren Callaghan (@future_darren) February 27, 2021
It’s nice not to hear the manager either saying we were excellent when we clearly weren’t, or that he’s bitterly disappointed
— ciarán. (@NotoriousBAG_) February 27, 2021