NEIL LENNON is the man with a lot to answer for this afternoon – such is the nature of a derby defeat, the losing manager’s always going to have their feet held to the fire. However, to pass it off as just a loss would be criminal. This was an embarrassing and gutless loss.
Tactically, we didn’t have a plan and as the game wore on he continued to believe we would get joy. One-shot on target if you count Leigh Griffiths rounding the keeper but that could easily be counted as a pass rather than a shot.
Neil Lennon didn’t have some of his top players to pick out and even I could admit the game was going to be tough, but that performance even surpassed my wildest non-expectation.
We offered nothing and while our rivals deserved the win, they didn’t do anything outstanding; effective and efficient, carried out their tactical jobs well and got the goals they needed.
Celtic are four points behind in the title race with a game in hand and will have to play catch up for a lot of the season if they want to go for ten in a row.