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I could win the league as Celtic manager. Coco the clown could. Lennon may win the league 5 years in a row but it means absolutely nothing. Why do the BBC persist in reporting SPL results? I can't imagine anyone is actually interested.
Flash in the pan .... St Mirren beating Celtic ... Celtic will win the Scottish Pub League easilyCeltic beating Barca ... flash in the pan....Celtic will be oooout next round mcbhooooys
@19. I disagree.Last 16 of the Champions league is far more attractive than the SPL even against Rangers. If Rangers were in the SPL and Celtic were out of the CL Hooper would be gone by now. Celtic can and will attract and retain players without Rangers. When Rangers get back to the SPL they'll have a strong Celtic to thank for raising the co-efficient and earning a second place in the CL.
Another way of looking at this; Niel Lennon has made it to the last four of every domestic cup competition since he took overAnd two defeats are finals which means we won the semis, so three wins five defeats, only one of them by more than a single goal. i don't know about anybody else, but I think that's better than being knocked out in the first round or by a lower division side...
@18 its not rocket science, without rangers to challenge them and vice versa, its hard for the players to motivate themselves, im a rangers fan btw, celtic are going to suffer more than the rest of the SPL, as without rangers they wont be able to hold onto/attract better players to the club, when rangers finally get back into the top division it will be interesting to see how weak celtic went
I cannot understand how Lennon isn't able to convey the message to his players that there are no meaningless games when you play for Celtic, and that a semi-final is a damn important game for the fans. The players are clearly bored and are only intersted in European games right now. Whilst I can understand that to a degree, it's Lennon's job to motivate them and prevent these lifeless performances
St Mirren fans shouldnt be offended. No one will argue that they were the better team and deserved it. Would've been a different story had Mulgrew scored the pen. I feel Lennon is on course to being a Celtic legend. He has been through more than any manager should and stuck with us, beaten Barcelona, taken us to the last 16 and if Wanyama and Hooper leave will make us a very handsome profit.
@15 absolutely spot on
Lennon has garnered almost universal praise? From who? For a manager that cant win a semi that kicks water bottles, that has arguments with his own fans, that is sent of for abusing refs...... hmmmWhy cant the bbc focus on the good play by St Mirren. They won fair and square but you wouldnt know it by reading the likes of this.
I like how the BBC feel the need to note that it was a controversial decision to award the Beattie penalty by Euan Norris but fail to mention that the Gary Hooper equaliser was clearly off-side and should of been picked up on. I wonder if it was the same linesman accompanying Mr Norris this past weekend as in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final last year...
AsteroidMonkey, do you no mean hemmaroid monkey?The best team won,it usually does and it certainly does when it scores more goals.Unless you want to rewrite the rules some more. Maybe Saint Mirren should be banished to Division 3, just for beating you?
Not such a great manager then!
Result of the semi finals: Hearts and St Mirren qualify for the final. BBC Scotland blog about the semi finals: Celtic don't qualify. If BBC Scotland can't make Hearts and St Mirren's qualification the subject of your semi final results blog when can you highlight their achievements? BBC would rather cover Old Firm mediocrity and non-stories than give non-OF clubs the coverage they deserve.
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