A lot of Celtic fans were discussing former Hoops player Bobby Lennox after he commented on the significance of winning nine Premiership titles in a row.
As per thecelticwiki, he made 571 appearances and scored 273 goals for the club, and won the league 11 times, achievements which highlight just how magnificent a player he was for the Hoops and helped him to become regarded as a Parkhead legend.
His latest comments have seen him compare current star James Forrest with legend Jimmy Johnstone as he said, via Celtic FC, “James is a great player, and while it’s a different game altogether today, he’d have been good for a spot in our team. I’m not sure how wee Jinky would have felt about that, mind you, but wee Jamesy could have given him a run for his money!”
Forrest has been a part of all nine titles in the current sequence and has made 395 appearances for the Hoops, scoring 89 times and registering 92 assists, as per Transfermarkt. This is a great record for the attacking midfielder and it is clear to see why he is rated so highly by those associated with the club.
Here is what these Celtic fans had to say following the comments from Lennox:
🦁🏆9️⃣ "James is a great player, and while it’s a different game altogether today, he’d have been good for a spot in our team.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 20, 2020
I respect and admire Bobby Lennox.
A very important and integral figure in our history but I strongly strongly disagree with him here.
— Jonathan Martiano (@JRMartin88) May 20, 2020
Bobby should unfurl the flag opening day of next season 👍
— Kolo46 (@Kolo046) May 20, 2020
Steady Bobby, steady lol
— Phil (@MccloyPhil) May 20, 2020
Jamesie is a great player, but Jinky was the greatest!!
— Beagle Barmy (@neilmacadee) May 20, 2020
I’ve had the honour of meeting the legendary Bobby Lennox twice in person and he genuinely is one of the nicest, funniest and most humble guys you could hope to meet. A real legend, this sums him up. 🍀💚 https://t.co/MhpQFoYXdu
— APS 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@anththetank) May 20, 2020
No greater praise than Celtic legend Bobby Lennox saying James Forrest – who’s also from Ayrshire – is up there with Jimmy Johnstone and could have played for the Lisbon Lions. #9INAROW #CelticFC https://t.co/pC68l39W1Q
— Phil Gordon (@PJG_Sport) May 20, 2020
Celtic fans, do you agree with Lennox’s comparison of Forrest with Johnstone? Comment below with your views!
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