Date: 22nd January 2016 at 11:37pm
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Neil Lennon’s taken a bit of a rollicking in recent times, both on and off the pitch. This is an incredibly difficult situation for everyone involved so now I think it’s time to give him some credit.

While staff haven’t been paid yet again, Lennon has revealed that along with some of his coaching staff, he’s been giving money to help some of the less well off staff in other departments.

You can say, well he can actually effect results which has an effect on the team’s finances and subsequent ability to pay staff but the bottom line is that he’s not getting paid anyway. He’s contractually entitled to his X amount every month or however they do it and he’s not been getting it.

However, he’s identified that while it’s not great for himself obviously, he could go longer without pay, having been a manager and player at a high level and subsequently earned himself a fair amount of money in his time.

I had a lot of admiration for him prior to the whole knifegate incident and to be honest I completely tried to forget why I admired him because I obviously do not condone that time of behaviour. However this gesture of goodwill does show the kind of person he is.

While he may turn up to training in his Range Rover Sport every day and park it alongside the cars of the club staff who have given so much commitment to the club over the years who are struggling to make ends meet, you would hope that he’d think about them, but thinking and doing are two very different things. He’s going out and trying to help them.

Of course I have no clue as to how many people he and his coaching staff have supported or whether they’ve even given very much money, but anyhow, this is a good gesture and let’s give credit where credit’s due.

And by the way, apparently we have a match today.


2 Replies to “BWFC: Good On You”

  • If I were to nit-pick, I would ask how the story came to be in the public domain in the first place. Was it one of the recipients who spilled the beans, or was it Lennon himself? If the latter, then it does take some of the gloss off it. Nevertheless, it is a credit to him and the others who freely helped the backroom staff in their hour of need. Of today’s match, hallelujah!…..Yes, The Dons were poor, but Bolton played very well and should have won far more easily in the end. I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t go for the throat early on when it was fairly obvious that MK weren’t at the races. Still, high marks go to Feeney, Silver, Holding, Moxey, Mavies and Pratley. It would seem that as they get fitter and see more action, so they are improving. Judging by our opponents’ performance, it is they who should be propping up the division tonight, they were that bad! Pity Ameobi is leaving. I suspected he would have a field-day against such poor defenders when he came on, and so it proved. Let’s just hope that this is some sort of turning point in our fortunes.

  • Had a senior moment and forgot to mention today’s referee. As he appeared from the tunnel, I somewhat unkindly remarked that I didn’t care for him. In fact, I believe I may have said he was crap! A truer word was never spoken in jest! What is it with modern referees! Have they never played the game, because they don’t appear to have much feeling it. Can they spot a good tackle when they see one! Are they so arrogant that they get some kind of kick out of aggravating home supporters with ludicrously biased decisions in favour of the away teams. Our man in the middle today was totally abysmal, out of sync with the game and completely oblivious to criticism. His handling of the match was very much below par. I just hope it’s a long time before we have the pleasure of seeing him again at the Macron.

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