Date: 15th August 2019 at 6:57am
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Twenty four hours after losing out to Cluj in a Champions League qualifier Celtic fans are in no mood to move on and look forward to a Europa League qualifier.

The initial outpouring of abuse aimed at Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell has given way to more detailed analysis with the record of the chief executive under particular attack.

When you pick up a combined package of £3m from the club you are always going to come under scrutiny with the stats piling up against Lawwell.

Four Champions League exits before the group stage brought one comment that a Fortress had been turned into a Wendy House with Cluj players celebrating like Maribor did in 2014 while Malmo and AEK Athens knew that they had completed the toughest part of the job in 2015 and 2018.

Lawwell keeps a very low public profile with just three television appearances this year, that is unlikely to change this month despite the clamour to hear what the club has to say and his side of the story.

The February day that Brendan Rodgers left he spoke to Sky Sports in a car park while at Hampden he offered the job to Neil Lennon then fronted the announcement a few days later at Celtic Park.

There are a number of other issues hanging over Lawwell but the clock is against him with little sign of incoming transfer activity with the Tierney experience suggesting that more time is being spent cashing in on the golden eggs to create the income missing from Champions League football.