Date: 17th October 2020 at 4:28pm
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Something seriously wrong behind the scenes was the point of discussion after today’s match by two men that have watched more of Celtic than most.

Sixty years after making his debut John Fallon is as passionate a fan as you’ll find, not many others have clean-sheets at the Bernabeu and San Siro to call on, Fallon doesn’t dwell on the past it’s the next match and next trophy that he is more interested in.

Based in Newcastle as the voice of the Sunday Mirror for many, many years, Brian McNally never pretended to be a St Mirren or Partick Thistle fan- his only footballing passion was and is Celtic.

Both have witnessed their share of good and not so good Celtic sides but commitment has rarely been questioned, the most basic requirement is an interest, desire to play for the shirt.

Worryingly that aspect is open to question in this potentially historic season, in a Glasgow derby it should never cross the mind of a fan that the guys in hoops don’t look motivated, interested or up for a scrap. After losing to Ferencvaros Neil Lennon said that some players would rather be elsewhere with that thought hovering over the squad today. Does losing hurt all of the players?

It could never be levelled at a team that included Lennon the player, if it is the case with the squad he is managing the problems run far deeper than a losing a derby match.