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Breaking News ! Hi Bhoys and Ghirls, Neil Lennon here. You may remember me from such official Neil Lennon calendars as Official Neil Lennon Calendar 2013 and Official Neil Lennon Calendar 2014. Today, however, I'm not here in my capacity as the only manager working in Scotland about whom you can say 'Mind that time he released his own range of official merchandise including a mouse mat with his face on it? I'm serious, give me a second to get it up on my screen'. I'm here as an investigator. (Image: Neil Lennon) You may have read my comments in the aftermath of Celtic's 2-0 defeat against Rangers on Saturday. I told reporters: "Somebody within the club is doing us in basically and that's disgusting I think. "We'll try (to get to the bottom of it) and work at it. It makes my job a lot harder." I stand by every word. Someone is doing our club in, and I've spent the last 24 hours attempting to find out just who is responsible. My findings may shock you. THE PLAYERS You would think playing against your fiercest rivals in the knowledge that a win would send you top of the league when you're chasing a historic tenth successive title would be enough to motivate you. I watched most of that game yesterday (Missed the first goal due to a snus-related mishap) and there was no drive, determination or belief. I've no idea whose job it is to motivate those players, but whoever it is needs to take a good look at themselves. (Image: Alan Harvey/SNS Group) THE TACTICS Tactically outwitted by Steven Gerrard again? Being dominated on your own turf by a Rangers side that pretty much strolled it and didn't even have to get into top gear? Not forcing Allan McGregor to make a single save? I've no idea whose job it is to settle on the tactics, but whoever it is needs to take a good look at themselves. POST-FERENCVAROS MALAISE This year's catastrophic Champions League qualifier defeat to Ferencvaros was the club's most catastrophic result since last year's catastrophic Champions League qualifier defeat to Cluj. Since the Ferencvaros defeat in August there has been a malaise around Celtic Park, and that's manifested in a series of uninspiring performances. Would Celtic have been able to attract and afford a better class of player in the most recent transfer window had Champions League qualification been secured? Would there be a mood of optimism around the club if there were Champions League ties against Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv and Juventus on the horizon? Yes and yes. I've no idea who's being paid handsomely to beat the likes of Cluj and Ferencvaros, but whoever it is needs to take a good look at themselves. Read More Related Articles How Trainspotting and Mr Burns can help you prepare for Scotland's impending defeat to Serbia SCOTT BROWN Celtic's captain has been an incredible servant. He's inspired so many great occasions in the club's recent past.
. On Saturday he was quieter than the post-match Twitter output of the guy who tweeted: "This win on Saturday will be the sweetest of the banter years. Squad decimated with the virus, media in full Rangers bravado mode etc. We are going to scud these dumplings." It was predictable too. He contributed nothing against Ferencvaros, and contributed nothing against Rangers. And yet, he's still the first name on the teamsheet for these must-win games. I've no idea who decides to keep starting Scott Brown and leave promising options like David Turnbull on the bench, but whoever it is needs to take a good look at themselves. THE FANS Embarrassing Champions League exit last year. Derby defeat at Celtic Park last year. Embarrassing Champions League exit this year. Derby defeat at Celtic Park this year. What do those four results have in common? That's right - they're not as bad as some of the results that occurred in the '90s. Thankfully, there are a number of Celtic fans who will accuse anyone who expects their side to beat teams from Hungary or Romania of being greedy and immature, and will excuse abject performances like that witnessed against Rangers on those grounds. I've no idea who's immune to criticism from large swathes of the support regardless of how inept the performances he gets out of his players are, but whoever it is needs to take a good look at themselves. THE EXCUSES There may have been players missing due to illness and injury, but enough money has been spent on that Celtic squad to make them favourites for these games.
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I've no idea who presides over a strikeforce comprised of a forward who cost Southampton £16m and a striker bought for £3.5m this year and watches the entire team fail to muster a single shot on target, but whoever it is needs to take a good look at themselves. SO, WHO'S DOING CELTIC IN? Could be anyone really. Obviously this piece wasn't actually written by Neil Lennon. Seriously, come on.
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