Patience with Neil Lennon among the Celtic support seems to be wearing pretty thing, if a selection of replies on Friday are anything to go by.
The Hoops boss met media on Friday, just hours after we lost at home for the second successive match.
Lennon told media that he felt the criticism on his Celtic stars was over the top, given their haul of trophies in recent years. (Celtic Twitter)
And while that is very probably the case, many Hoops fans were keen to make their own point.
The message from many of them was very simple. We’re not criticising the team. It’s you.
Its you the criticism is aimed at Neil https://t.co/KN5EcJ65aW
— Eddie Cassidy (@edcassidycomedy) October 23, 2020
Same guy who blamed the players for going out the CL https://t.co/oTkU60rB46
— Con Friel 🍋 (@CF19_) October 23, 2020
Surely he's not that unaware that he thinks it's only the players we have an issue with? 🤦♂️ https://t.co/PHES387jCd
— Tim (@TJtheTim) October 23, 2020
It’s our starting 11 that’s the problem, formation and tactics. It’s lennons responsibility to make that right. https://t.co/V2Fc2uFt2s
— Celtic67 (@Celtic__67) October 23, 2020
he does know the criticism is towards him and not the players yeah? https://t.co/relL4dIUBn
— Gaz (@gaz8467) October 23, 2020
— Dazza (@LeighsLeftPeg) October 23, 2020
we. are. criticising. you. https://t.co/mmYjnB2ksB
— erin (@__erinrose) October 23, 2020
Says the man who kicked them all under the bus after the champions league disaster https://t.co/hwnDNhgMzK
— roy (@Airthreycastle3) October 23, 2020
The thing is Neil, the criticism is of you most of the time, not the players. You should be on the dole as your useless at yer job https://t.co/8TXTS2NUEf
— Darren (@drnjc91) October 23, 2020
Not even the players that’s the issue. We’re not a well coached side it’s clear to see 👎🏻 https://t.co/1zkTfgvNM0
— Connor Park (@Cpark1996) October 23, 2020
Lennon must do his talking on the pitch
Goodwill towards our manager is clearly in short supply right now, and with good reason.
Our results, and more importantly performances, haven’t been good enough since returning from lockdown – and the blame has to rest at the manager’s door.
We have the best squad in the country and should be able to show that between now and May.
There were certainly green shoots of recovery in the latter stages of Thursday’s Europa League reversal against AC Milan.
The players looked far more comfortable in the 4-2-3-1 formation.
But many will question why Lennon hasn’t worked that out prior to now. And why he seems to be making so many contradictory comments in the media.
There’s no doubting that the Celtic boss is on the edge right now. He has to win us all back over, rather than the other way round.