What do Celtic fans make of Neil Lennon's 'it's personal' quote? Fair comment or shameless attempt to deflect blame?
he ref was a joke today , black should have walked , never a penalty, hand to ball is the rule! The sfa still angry dallas?
Neither. I don't think he should have said it but I don't think he's making excuses. Can understand his frustration though.
If you ask me not that you did he is merely a bad tempered , foul mouthed moron who acts on impulse
If he could just leave all the moaning to us, we're paranoid and good at it apparently
If its accurate, then why wouldnt it be fair? Celtic werent bad today either...just Hearts played well, esp 2nd half.
deflection to mask that his team have been serial chokers on the big stage. It also satisfies his own personal narrative
What, in your position as a sports journalist, is your opinion please.
the quote of a great man who is first and foremost a Celtic fan and feels our pain.@OfficialNeil completely agree.
don't you start with your bullshit! Why don't you call as it was, a disgraceful decision!
celtic fans will agree every other person wont argument over night night
Tom, Neil does need to learn to play the charm offensive though...he needs to be a bit more fly and less honest...
I take it as 'its personal' Neil gets the blame for the refs strike last year. Do you think it was a pen? Honestly now!
If it's what he thinks, and who could blame him, he has right to say or tweet it. It won't mean he hasn't won Championship.
shameless attempt at deflecting attention away from him now having a worse hampden record than Berti 'Mac' Vogts
What do you make of the penalty decision Tom?
Not a Celtc fan but shameless (and classless) behaviour, again! He'll be gone soon and it'll all be the bigot's fault ;)
i don't know how anyone would know for sure, other than Neil and Norris
em 4 big games at hampden decided by referee decision i think he has a point
it's true though is it not. Not even Mark Wotte could defend the SFAs officials tonight after today's performance.
Never Molina what CFC fans think. What do YOU think Tom?
i support Celtic thats the Club players managers and board!!
Fair comment. We know from many how they clique together. I'm sure you know this too. Subjective calls go against Celtic
stirring it up again, u sad little man, did you ask that when Mr. Mc Coist whispered in Lennons ear, doubt it!
have a look back over the last few weeks, let alone the 10+ years he has been in Scotland. Cadete signing b4 he arrived!!!!
the SFA and referees do treat him differently to other managers but he should know when and where and how to comment.
generations will tell u it is obviously personal...however it does not distract from obvious clue less ness #lennonmustgo
Stop stirring the shit. Is being the new Gerry McNee really your ambition? How terribly small. Try being more inventive.
it's personal that Ki and Stokes missed 3 sitters between them.
understandable comment but he should have let 24 hours pass to allow him a more considered approach!
And what of his re-tweet of sentiment that SFA = corrupt and Celtic should leave Scotland? Totally lost the plot.
Some people send bombs others give strange decisions. Both are kind of personal Tom
not a Celtic fan. But why doesn't he never accept defeat with dignity?
i dont blame him because its always big decisions refs wantin the headlines
A fair comment. Celtic have been judged to a different set of rules to everyone else for some time, but it's worse now.
fair comment. What happened at the end did he push a ref?
The big decisions seem to be going against Celtic recently. Might well be refs with a vendetta after Dougie McDonald.
Attempt to shift blame . Tom, he is becoming an embarresment to the club.
Stop sitting on the fence Tom. What do you media lot make of Lennon's comments and conduct? All quiet from you lot.
what? Refs actually not favouring them? They don't like a fair, level playing field. Lennon is a disgrace, simple!
having went h&a for 25 years he is 100% correct. Irrespective how team plays, we're often cheated. SFA no accountability.
I don't think he meant personal against him... More against the club
fair comment to an extent but shouldn't be coming on twitter and saying that. Players just didn't turn up today
both I think , but a manager who makes mistakes or a team who plays badly should still expect to be officiated properly.
Newcastle upon Tyne
just typical of you, why would he deflect? Plain to see the refs bare a grudge.
Hopefully the debate will also recognise that the Celtic goal was offside.
wats your view of the penalty or are you trying to deflect from that ,
You're as shameless as der Hun in stirring up anti Lenny sentiments.He's entitled to an opinion;the abuse he gets.
the man is only being honest.
He can't help the way he feels and i admire the man for that.
To many managers are diplomatic
what do you think, Tom? You're the one that's reporting on it.
Given Celtic and Lennon exposed a referee as a liar recently, and human nature being what it is, he might be right. #Dougie
Fair comment Tom. Fair comment. Unlike your shameless attempt at blame..!!!
Prague, Czech Republic
Are they the only two options then Tom?
Just a fair reflection of what a man has gone thro' in a law abiding, democratic country where bullying is acceptable? RT?
Dundee and Edinburgh
Lennon doesn't annoy me per se. Contemptuous,petulant manner stumps me-heat momment 'personal' comment an example #P2BAA
don't see how he's expected to see it any differently when he's clearly being treated differently than other man in SPL
It's getting really boring now. They lost because they weren't good enough. Their only goal was offside #nuffsaid
Did u think it was a pen? What about Webster's? Black's tackle on Ledly. Black's handball when he was on a booking.
I was struck by the enthusiastic nature of his reaction, think you should be asking about the wanyama/ledley situattion
just typical of current mind set in football. blame everyone else. golf, thats the game - accountable to self.
More importantly Tom. What do you think? Rather than paraphrasing others thoughts why not pin your colours to the mast?
I take it from your comment that you feel its shameless deflection then Tom?what would u call so many horrific decisions?
He's out his depth. Every bad result is ref's fault.P 8 W 4 L 4 at hampden
deflection shields on full power. Needs to look at himself instead of others to blame. Disgraceful behavior at end dons fan
Living in a country full of bigots what u think.
it is personal the referees and the sfa are a disgrace they have an agenda #ScottishFootballCorruptToTheCore
guy is an embarressment to the club. He has no class whatsoever. The Board need to have a good look at themselves #animal
Ball comes from behind Wanyama and brushes his finger,also ball going away from goal. #stitchup
don't be so personal, lennon is a saint, It's all us big bad rangers fans fault.
near the irish sea
is that just you making a shameless attempt at being controversial? Lennon was speaking for me and thousands more.
and those masons, giving celtic offside goals, I thought they were on our side :)
Celtic faced Institutional bias under Stein. The Big man showed class in dealing with it. Lennons antics are embarrassing
of course it's personal. The SFA go out of their way to prevent Celtic from succeeding. It's all a huge conspiracy #morons
its a age thing,young fans are behind him!,older just find it Crass, S Brown Wage is more than entire Killie 1st team!
Listen the whole celtic support are right behind Neil Lennon an the team #Champions #fuckthemedia
sorry but if Neil Lennon thinks its personal, then he's entitled to say so- for no other reason than his opinion #GBNLx
how many poor decisions (in games that matter)needed before press ask questions of refs and not Neil Lennon?
Never fails to impress how paranoid CFC are... #theyareouttogetyou
shameful embarrassment! Big game record is poor. Other than cup final last year. Team selection!? Celtic need to dump him
Would you rather he used innuendo. At least he has the balls to say what he thinks. Some reporters should try it!!!
Absolute, 100%, no doubt, FAIR COMMENT. How CAN he give that penalty? Outrageous decision
pressure on lennon to win last OF game is enormous now! He won't get credit if he doesn't. Awful at the end today! #getrid
that's unfair, Stein didn't have bombs in the post or have a refereeing strike blamed on him
near the irish sea
answer this Tom, when did Celtic last benefit from a controversial penalty in a big match?
Wasnt the best thing to say. Just gives him more bad press. Celtic fans will always be behind him.
deflecting blame for another poor performance and shows how tactically naive he is, no plan b! Big games=no bottle
I think it's a fair comment, but hey, probably paranoid ha ha
I accept that however the excitement of seeing his young team develop is immediately nulled by the constant sideshows
both. No coincidence the number of shockers since Dougiegate. But the lack of a settled defence is an issue.
It looked very personal when he was the only person banned after the 'shame game'. He believes its personal.
even if it isnt personal, can you not see how he feels it may be? It's his perception and I cant say id feel different
good point. If I was Lennon I'd probably be a bit paranoid too. I am in the "he should reign it in a bit" camp tho.
How bout we just skip the 'what do Celtic fans think farce' & u give us ur boring let's attack Celtic comment
no other options available? Just fair or shameless?
the man is a Champion if you haven't noticed !
The latter, he's happy to sit in the sky studios and giggle about Wallaces goal, the hypocrite has the fans hypnotised!
blame for what ?it's just his own fault for not winning 5 nil every week? Just like you wrote the other week! #prick
Neither a "fair comment", nor a "shameless attempt..." Just a guy hurting as another awful decision impacts his team.
in a Volvo
it's fair comment, what else can it be
fed up with his antics. A decent manager would ave won us the treble. Peter lawwell just as culpable - he only wants yesman
Ferguson ? Mourinho ? Do they accept defeat graciously ? Show me a good loser, I'll show you a loser, poor Tony Mowbray ?
I personally think its a little bit of both. Its obvious the refs don't like either Lenny himself or Celtic
Stokes at Ibrox last year, a pen for the title....justice done #shortmemories #AlwaysCheatedNeverDefeated
Neither. Seems frustrated.But he should be analysing the team's failings for most of the game and stop playing to the crowd
fair, the sfa are a joke! How many ex rangers players/directors have bn on the board over the years!! . #agenda
just Celtic fans opinion or can anyone join in lol jj
What do Celtic fans make of another highly personal attack on our manager by you.I know my views.
If it's not personal, it certainly has the appearance of being so. Personally I think our manager was baited today.
Just to answer your question to Tom.
3 in last 4 months. Rangers at home,hearts away and hooper goal today
You'd probably need to put yourself in his position - 2 last minute poor penalty decisions against you costing 2 cups.
Very fair indeed...massive decisions costing him regularly.
I dont want a mute in the dugout but i expect a Celtic manager to adopt a certain etiquette. You can be devious and classy
We don't do walking away Tom. Fair comment or body swerve of a statement?
he's angered me today Tom. We are losing any neutral goodwill we had. Ref's decision a joke but Lennon's reaction was wrong
still behind Neil Lennon but some of those players need to look at themselves , again !
it's human nature Tom. The refs were seriously embarrassed by Celtic last season. U can't give pens on hunches though
Prague, Czech Republic
Strange the ref thought deliberate handball didn't merit a yellow in 1st half with Hearts player on a booking
I think its anger nothing else. I dont think in the immediate aftermath he would be so calculating as to shift blame
Fair comment. is trying to do a job but it's being made v hard for him. He's a frustrated man & rightly so
first yellow for challenge on Ledley could easily have been a red imo. Subsequent handball clear booking
u've obviously made up ur mind Tom. Good to see some unbiased journalism again......not!
Prague, Czech Republic
When refs deliver these shocking match-changing decisions attention should be on them, not those who complain
the ever mounting evidence fuels the conspiracy theories.
it's certainly not deflecting blame, I think that's a poor comment, I expect that from traynor etc
Have you ever known anyone in football to be such a consistently and dramatically sore loser? The guy is out of control.
Nøtterøy, Vestfold, Norway
NL is not the story. I'd be asking why Scottish refs think it's Ok to give decisions they haven't seen. #WanyamaHandball
Ewan norris , it hit ledleys hand no it was wanyama ! Its hard because they are so alike they could be twins! Disgusting!
We have goodwill around the football planet built up over years. People getting pissed off with Neil now.
the next time someone at your office makes a massive error that blights your career, you'll take it on the chin #dignified
he is at a loss to explain why decisions are consistently one sided. Oh, and why wasn't Black sent off? #honestmistakes
with corruption media maybe referees can't handle big games, Inconsistant, more wrong decisions that right
Can you blame him for these comments Tom? Increasing amount of controversial decisions going against Celtic these days!!
Euan Norris - one of the Gang of Strikers! It's personal.Behind a Hearts player.Couldn't point to the spot quickly enough.