Who's Paranoid?

26 April 2013 12:16
Opinions are just that so hard to challenge another's views.

Kenny Shiels is not afraid to step into the lions den and has offered some comments in response to Neil Lennon complaints that none of his players were in the list for PFA player of the year. Shiels has accused the Celtic manager of being paranoid. The PFA announce a four-man list for Player of the Year made up of Motherwell striker Michael Higdon, Inverness midfielder Andrew Shinnie, Hibs forward Leigh Griffiths and Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn.Kilmarnock Manager Shiels said: "Celtic make a song and dance about everything, don't they? Paranoid FC. I think they deserve to maybe have one in with Kris Commons, who is a good shout, but I wouldn't get all paranoid about it. It's the players' thing, they deserve credit for how they vote. Certain managers are egotistical. I think the (list of) four nominees is a fair assessment of who's done well."He then hinted at who he would have voted for, when he said: "Andrew Shinnie has been right up there as one of the best this season. I can only judge against us and Shinnie, Michael Higdon and Leigh Griffiths have all done well. Who from Celtic would come into the category? How many games did Kris Commons play? James Forrest got young player of the year last season and he only played about 20 games."To add salt to any lingering wound, Shiels then excluded Lennon when he listed his contenders for manager of the year. The Northern Irishman said: "If you are going to go into managers, then Stuart McCall (Motherwell) and Terry Butcher (Inverness) are the top two for me and then Derek Adams (Ross County). Steve Lomas (St Johnstone) gets overlooked and Allan Johnston has done well (winning the Second Division with Queen of the South). If you'd said to me at the start of the season that out of all the domestic leagues Celtic would be one of the last to win it in Britain, I'd have been surprised. To not win the league until the end of April, I would have said that wasn't possible."

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