A written warning to Neil Lennon

13 Dec

A written warning goes to Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic, for multiple instances of failing to give credit to or even mention the valiant efforts of lesser opposition.

This time it was the part-timers of Arbroath, who after fighting Celtic to a draw in Glasgow, narrowly missed out on their windswept home turf, losing 1-0 after having had a good goal disallowed and giving their illustrious guests a good run for their money. A nod in the direction of the Red Lichties in the post-match interview would have been good form.

I’ve noticed that Neil Lennon never does this. When his team gets beaten, he never gives any credit to the opposition, proceeding immediately to his bewilderment at his own team’s failure to sweep them aside, suggestions that the conditions were to blame, etc. Even the formulaic “All credit to (insert opposing team here)” would add a touch of class. The great managers almost always do this, and although Neil Lennon is not a great manager, he could at least imitate them in this one easy respect.


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