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.
31st December £38m in bank.
53,000 season tickets sold.
£9m compensation for Rodgers.
£25m for Tierney.
Yet we line up with a midfielder at left back and play Morgan in our biggest game of the season.
Parkhead used to be a fortress. Now it’s a wendy-house.
Lawwell to blame
— RaisedOnCeltic (@Raised_OnCeltic) August 14, 2019
Thing is we don’t really know the facts but it does look like PL has ran out of luck playing biscuit tin management, waiting on UCL £££ rather than investing , losing McGinn & Rodgers can only be down to him but did Lenny spend £10m on defenders he couldn’t trust in our biggest ?
— Melle Mel (@glasmel) August 14, 2019
What strategy? Celtic’s Champions League exit was an accident after poor recruitment under Brendan Rodgers and Peter Lawwell. Rodgers’ decision to get rid of superscout John Park was a disaster, Bad signings have left Celtic with few saleable assets after Kieran Tierney’s exit pic.twitter.com/gZuhY1av6q
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) August 15, 2019
Still Raging but completely confused and frustrated as to why Lawwell & our board continue to not invest properly in the team ?
— Griff (@MildooWolf) August 15, 2019
Trouble is nothing will change with the let’s get right behind the team routine Peter Lawwell will have his apologists out in force saying we need to stick together while raking in millions of bonus money because he flogs our best guys & replacing them with inferior players
— Joe Dabernig (@JoeDabernig) August 14, 2019
Peter Lawwell – I define myself as a Champions League CEO every time I check my bank statement https://t.co/tcG4c4wQS5
— stephen r (@cardiffbhoy) August 14, 2019