Celtic suffered an embarrassing result last night that will hopefully not live too long in the memory as long as we make it through to the next round.
The players, while still very much in pre-season mode let the manager down last night. I also question defensive coach John Kennedy’s part in all of this as mistakes were made by the manager that had been made 10 times before.
Ambrose starting, Griffiths out wide? Forrest brought on to save a game? Some of the decisions a man new to the job would make. If only he had someone by his side that’s seen this team perform or not perform for the last two or three years.
Either John’s thoughts and opinions are being ignored or he’s not forthcoming with suggestions on why the last manager ultimately had to go.
Rodgers is a smart man and wont be burned more than once by some of these players. He will also see for himself that Griffiths natural game is through the middle but again it seems like someone should have already told him this.
Under Kennedy’s watch Celtic’s defence has went through a torrid time, questions need to be asked why he was kept on after the last regime failed and why his influence looks minuscule.
This is not a knee-jerk reaction to last night’s game but something that has been bothering me since John didn’t go down with SS. Ronny Deila.
Of course, as I write this I feel a twinge of guilt as John’s career was cut short in such a traumatising way and we feel obligated to look after our own, there’s certainly truth to that. However, I’m sure John will be the first to tell you he doesn’t want to be there for any other reason than he’s deserving of his place.
I’m just not sure that he is.