It is just that Lennon (bless him) is a pretty awful player in terms of PL quality. Sentiment and good will aside, Lennon in my opinion is in the group of Everton squad players who are just not good enough and should be moved on this year.
Football-wise he's not very good. In his whole career of 350 games he scores roughly 1/10 games and makes an assist 1/7 games with a cross completion success of about 20%. Hasn't scored for us in the league for two seasons (about 25 games).
"Pretty awful?" He is playing just outside of the world's elite - I'd say he's pretty fucking good, despite our aspirations to compete higher.
"Football-wise he's not very good. Random stat, random stat random stat." Yeah he works his bollocks off, shows for the ball, competes for it, runs at players and gives the opposition something to worry about with his pace but he hasn't saved a single penalty his whole career so fuck him in the ear for a beer.
Is it any wonder that some players find their position difficult to get their heads around when they are judged every single day by people who love them one moment for their talent and then hate them the next moment for not being better?
One day I hope to turn up at your workplace and announce loudly how shit you are at your job. Give the man a break - he's thanking us ffs!