Opinion – Is Neil Lennon versus The Celtic Fans for Real?

As always it’s been an interesting week in the Celtic universe. Weeks like this, I’m grateful for such a strong fan media.

Those of us who refresh NewsNow or Hailhail.club a few times a day (at least) know that we often disagree on issues and the fantastic fan media we have makes up for the MSM nonsense.

We express these opinions on places like Celtic Noise and in the fan made articles but let’s try to galvanise here folks, the media, The mighty one-time Petrofac cup winning side in Govan, the SFA and just about everyone wants us to be divided.

Kris Boyd has been ramming it since the early part of the season and we all know media such a TalkSport survive off irking people to provoke conversation.

There is no battle between Lenny and the fans. The media will have us think there is and this will be one of many things brought up over the next few years to divide and attempt to conquer to stop the history of 10 being made.

Neil Lennon was defending his players and himself to the media. We should not get wrapped in it because he has a right to.

There are some fans who don’t yet know defeat and football is all swings and roundabouts, IT WILL COME AGAIN. Let there be no doubt, but let’s not engage in the media spin to divide us and bring us there sooner. We have the power to do something no one else could, build for continued dominance and a united fan base only helps this.

Neil Lennon did something Rodgers should have done more, stand up for his players and our club. And it’s what our club does. Just ask the board of the 90s or the unbelievably relentless Res 12 guys.

Do not let the spin fool you. One thing Neil Lennon is not and never will be is against us. He is one of us. Even as Hibs coach he attended many Celtic events. Because he is one of us.

The words will be put in his mouth every week he is there and the aim from the red tops and others will be to divide us, regardless of who is in charge. But NeilLennon will defend our club and all associated with it when people attack, even fans. Just as fans will always voice their opinion.

Always question our club, but based on evidence and fact. Not the words put in our players and managers mouths by the press. Lennon did not attack our fans in his words and as one of us fights to defend what he loves. Celtic.

Some do need to realise how amazing each achievement is but I also hope that our manager next year understands there is always scrutiny at a club like Celtic. A fan base so rich brings people together from all over the world. We each have our own opinions And will voice them.

We are on the brink of MORE history and some are trying to derail that by being divisive.

We all know what were up against over the next few years from everyone and I for one want a man who will defend his club, players and fans in out dugout. One who will stand up to anyone and one who can bat off the media pressure. A proven winner.

There is only one Neil Lennon and he’s better than some English league sniffing manager who will leave us as soon as the opportunity arises and sit on the fence.

Regardless of your opinion on Lenny, remember that everyone else In Scotland wants to prove it’s not all about Celtic and whoever has the position, they are going to have to deal with every word they say being twisted to divide us.

We are one club. While Lennon is in charge, he’s ours and we’ll support him through and through a few spun headlines will try and stop that. Our fan media will call things out from every view point because they want to engage discussion. Others want to divide.

Even a double this season is something to be very proud of and we’ll be blessed if it’s another treble.

Thank you for that to all the players, staff and fans who played a part this season to bring us an already historic season.

Here’s to more.

Let’s just keep enjoying being at the top, supporting our team, whoever man in charge win lose or draw.

Hail Hail

David J

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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