The media pressure on Celtic is building up with Peter Martin warning Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell that they will be remembered as the Men That Lost The ten.
Martin has been around many media roles over the last 25 years including fronting Celtic TV for Sky Scottish in the nineties and a long stint anchoring the sports programmes on Radio Clyde.
More relevantly he is the Master of Ceremonies at many corporate events at Celtic such as Player of the Year functions and the London Foundation Fund Raiser.
When the criticism comes almost from within it should be the time for the club to take stock but with Lawwell apparently all powerful the message is likely to be brushed aside.
On his PLZ website Martin explains:
The manager hasn’t lost the dressing room, the dressing room doesn’t care about the manager, just themselves. That is the sad truth as Neil Lennon faces up to the fact that the axe is hanging over his head and the players seem happy to throw him under the bus before Christmas.
He could be gone before everyone sees their annual back-slapping, heart-tugging Xmas advert. They might have to hire someone to dub over his voice if the team continue to blunder from one slip up to the next.
The buck stops with the manager, and he knows it. If Celtic fail, it is Neil’s fault, but there are a few guilty of aiding and abetting his demise. Make no mistake, the fans will remember everyone who ‘blew the ten’ and it is not just the manager’s fault.
The chief executive Peter Lawwell’s legacy will not be nine in a row and regular profits for one of Britain’s best run clubs. No, he will be remembered as the man who presided over a number of bad decisions that allowed a club who have delivered eight consecutive years of financial losses to go past Celtic and win the league.
Martin then goes on to catalogue the failings of this season in the manner of most fans from transfer market dealings through four home defeats while picking up on the warning signs from last season.
This morning the Daily Record ran with a story that Gordon Strachan is under consideration if a change is forced.
After a decade out of club management that move looks as big a gamble as sticking with Lennon as fans look in from the outside for leadership and answers for a season that seems close to collapsing.
— PLZ Soccer (@PLZSoccer) November 23, 2020