Our readers had plenty to say in reaction to Neil Lennon’s explosive press conference after last night’s derby defeat. Here’s a selection of the best comments...
• READ MORE - Neil Lennon to consider quitting Hibs this summer
Chris McConville: “Well, if he decides to go, it can’t be denied that overall he’s improved the side. Alan Stubbs would be the obvious replacement I guess.”
David Heron: “He’s the reason Hibs play good football and can compete at the top level. One poor result against an inferior team should not change that! Hibs were a poor side going nowhere before NL took over, we need to keep him, or we are in danger of being as bad as Hearts!”
Janette Campbell: “I can understand him being angry with the display in that game and yes it was unacceptable to watch. However if we had finished fourth this season I’m sure many Hibs supporters would have welcomed that position.”
Angela Simm: “Did he feel like that before the game? Get over it and move on. The players need to look at themselves as well, as some of them should have been sitting with me at home for the use they were. Back to training and go out with a bang on Sunday.”
Steven McKenzie: “He got it totally wrong yesterday. Bartley should always play in derbies, they’re his type of games. Lennon refuses to accept any blame.
“As for him thinking of leaving, he’s possibly been told there’s not much budget this summer and we’ll lose McGinn and McGeouch.”
“He has done a good job for Hibs, but let’s not forget that we’ve been good for him. No one was going near him after his time at Bolton.
• READ MORE - Five talking points from Hearts 2-1 Hibs
Michael Williamson: “As a manager [he’s] sounding very unprofessional... we all wanted second but it is what it is - fourth with a chance of Europe. Doesn’t sound like the end of the world to me.”
David Hannaford: “Don’t think he’s just talking about the players, I think it’s more to do with the officials and lack of protection for players trying to play proper football!”
Garry Westwater: “Said it during the season, I don’t expect Lennon or Dempster at Hibs next season. There is only so far you can take Hibs.”
Stephen Bell “We have had a great season but I have not got a clue why we only play one striker up front against Hearts - it’s something I will never ever understand.”
Scott Fraser: “Bartley should have started. The midfield was non-existent. He thrives in these games. Goals we lost were shocking... Stevenson asleep at the first and who was picking up Naismith? They wanted it more than us. That’s what angers me most.”
Stephen-Andrew Dunn: Formation and team selection looked strange, but the game was not ours, simple as that.”
Craig Hamilton: “I’m sure that’s a message to the board [to be honest].”
Claire Bennet: “After that performance Lennon should walk away!”
Dylan Thomas Crosbie: “Did he not just say last week we had champions winning form this year?”
Scott Turner: “Let him go, nobody’s bigger than the badge.”
• READ MORE - Dream is over as Hibs count errors in derby defeat