Many times in the past the Celtic board have taken the blame for the club’s refusal to push forward. Lets’ go back to just last season for example.

The Celtic fan group the Green Brigade had a banner in the stadium in the first game following the Champions League group stage exit to Cluj.

As reported by the Scottish Sun, the banner read “This is how it feels to be Celtic, downsizing again as you know. The Celtic board are gambling on 10 in a row.”

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Manager has been backed heavily

However, the same can’t be said about this season so far. Neil Lennon has been backed heavily in the transfer market. Look at all the players that have arrived. Shane Duffy for a reported loan fee of just under £2m.

Albian Ajeti, signed for a reported fee of around £5m. Vasilis Barkas arrived at a reported cost of £4.5m. Not forgetting the likes of David Turnbull and Diego Laxalt.

 

When you factor in that none of Celtic’s ‘big’ players left in the summer, then the Hoops manager has been backed more than any other Celtic manager in recent years.

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It is unfortunate then that the Hoops currently find themselves in a bit of a sticky situation. Not only did Celtic lose 2-1 to Ferencvaros in the Champions League qualifiers, but the insipid 2-0 loss to Rangers leaves the Hoops trailing in the league table.

Players and manager have failed in two biggest games so far

Really, the manager and players need to take a look at themselves. They have failed to turn up for Celtic’s two biggest games of the season so far. That shouldn’t be happening to a team that has been so successful in recent seasons. These are the games that they should be up for more than any other. However, it just hasn’t happened this season.

Neil Lennon and the Celtic players have to do better. They know what is at stake this season, and so far the performances haven’t matched that.

In other news, Darren Fletcher lamented how passive Celtic were against Rangers.

 

 

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