Lennon in no mood to compromise with Rangers

Neil Lennon was in no mood to pull his punches on the subject or Rangers alleged tax evasion for a period stretching over a decade at his press conference yesterday.  Asked if winning this season’s SPL by less than Rangers 10 point penalty would devalue the achievement he said, “If we do win it and people want to throw that at me, I will have plenty to say about devalued titles over the years”.

Peter Lawwell strongly rebuffed suggestions that Celtic were in a mood to show solidarity with Rangers should they lose their tax tribunal early this week and Celtic marked the card of Rangers’ political schemer, Alex Salmond, who tried to tell the world how Celtic fans felt about the issue.

While Neil Lennon was keen to focus on tomorrow’s important SPL game against Hibernian, he dealt with questions on Rangers without flintching.  Asked about “financial doping” he said, “doping is a sporting term for cheating”

Adding, “In athletics, if you are caught doping you are banned. Alberto Contador got stripped of his Tour de France win in 2010, so there are precedents.

“It’s all hearsay and hot air at the minute. I don’t want to comment on it until all the results and all the findings are out. But if it has had a direct effect on me in my playing days, I will come out and say something at that time. As it is now, it hasn’t been proved.

“They are in administration for a reason and I am sure you guys will get to the bottom of it. It’s not my business, not our club’s business, but it will be my business if it has affected me as a player, or previous managers, and has denied us titles and trophies in the past.”

Conspiracy theorists who have tried to convince the world that Celtic and Rangers have been involved in some mutual preservation pact in recent years will be forced to reflect on the accuracy and consequences of their confounded allegations.  As always, our club will only prosper with unity.  Persistent attempts to rip it apart will only cause further damage.

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  • SwanseaBhoy loves wee Craigy Whyte and Rangers going into Administration.


    Agree on Di Canio.

    A fabulous football player but fascists in the Hoops?

    Not for me.


  • hamiltontim

    Paddy G

    Alfie CONN?

    With a name like that he’d fit in well at the huns now!! :-)

  • blantyretim


    we are all made in the image of our god…

    For MWD it is especially true…… o))

  • hamiltontim


    Celtic…more than just a football team.

    Hope you’re settling in well to the ML’s.


    Now that was very, very funny!!!

  • SwanseaBhoy loves wee Craigy Whyte and Rangers going into Administration.

    Glad to hear wee Gordon represented the Club well again today.

    He hasn’t put a foot wrong since leaving Celtic.

  • The Laddy McGeary

    Afternoon Bhoys!

    My view of the 50,000 last night at the Nuremberg Rally

    Surely having a full house won’t make much difference as ticket bus (haha) get the season ticket cash
    The catering is farmed out to someone else so no money there
    Merchandise the same

    I’m i being thick here????

  • blantyretim


    hope he isn’t reading or I’m in deep deep Rankers…

  • Ceaser67

    Just past a field of coos abt 20 of them at Harthill standin lookin over the fence. See if they strayed onto the M8 it wd cos one hellova tailback. Just a thot mind!!

  • henryclarkson

    Alfie Conn made the transition over to the Hoops very easily if my memory serves.

    Although i lost a fiver at Somerset Park insisting that the Troops wouldn’t sing his name, also the memory of pushing a Morris-Minor from Glasgow to near enough Ayr was another fine memory nearly lost to time -)

  • Ten Men Won The League

    SFTB + steinreignedsupreme will love this post

    That’s 3 days in a row wee Craigy has been wearing the same suit. No self respecting Billionaire would been seen dead in the same threads 2 days running

    An absolute disgrace to fashion so he is! :)


  • blantyretim

    Big Jock made Alfie conn shave his beard off and get a hair cut when he came to the Celts

  • vale bhoy

    Can someone help a financial diddy like me, please?

    The Tax Dodgers have @ 40, 000 season ticket holders so they must have sold @ 10,000+ tickets for today. 10,000 x @£20 =£200,000.

    Can both Dun.Utd. & Dunfermline not get their money from that?

  • Paddy Gallagher

    hamiltontim says:
    18 February, 2012 at 13:06
    Paddy G

    Alfie CONN?

    With a name like that he’d fit in well at the huns now!! :-)
    I never met him so only hear-say, but I was told he made regular reference to the different ‘attitude’ of the MIB!

  • twists n turns

    Hamilton Tim

    I remember when Conn signed there were a few folks hoping we’d sign Arthur Graham from Aberdeen as well, just so the forward line would read – Arthur Conn n’ Doyle.

  • may67

    I’m probably the only person on CQN who doesn’t know the answer to this question. So. Why is Craig Whyte referred to as MBB?

  • Barcabhoy

    If Celtic lose 50% of the money from the Sky deal then we wouldn’t have been able to sign Rasmussen at £2 million and pay him another £2.5 million over 4 years

    Thats it in a nutshell for me…….No Rangers = reduced Sky contract ( if you believe the MSM) = No Rasmussen

    Hardly the devastation the Media are portraying

  • Ten Men Won The League

    Der Hun will take 3 or 4 off Kilmarnock today

    It will herald the beginning of a ‘new dawn’ for all the delusional bears

    Until the axe strikes circa next Thursday or Friday

    I really hope the Celtic stores in town shut a little bit earlier today. I would be concerned for the staffs safety once the FT whistle goes at the Huns last ever league game at Ibrox today

  • blantyretim

    Motherwell Born Billionaire

  • henryclarkson

    blantyretim says:

    Big Jock made Alfie conn shave his beard off and get a hair cut when he came to the Celts

    Laser Tattoo removal had not been introduced either in them there days -)

  • quonno

    Archie McPherson just about says it all in today’s Herald.

  • vale bhoy

    ‘Motherwell Born Billionaire’, as the hun instructed the Scottish media to refer to him … and they did.

  • ArranmoreBhoyLXV11

    Laddy Mc Geary 13.11

    I m with you there.. Today is nothing but publicity and an attempt to convince hovering executioners that they could trade their way out of this debt because “look at all these fans “…

    It’s a smokescreen ..

    Let’s focus.. Let’s ALWAYS Talk about Murray, Loans, interlinked businesses and debts, borrowing( who lent the money and why) and then HE jumped ship..

    Whyte has made a cover up bad situation ,worse by getting it out in the open ..

    He then added to the HMRC issue..

    It’s all good..

    Just avoid worrying bout the spin …

    Actually thought Tam Cowan made a few good points on shortie


  • miki67

    Motherwell Born Billionaire = MBB
    Mendacious Blue Bampot

  • Paddy Gallagher

    blantyretim says:
    18 February, 2012 at 13:14
    Big Jock made Alfie conn shave his beard off and get a hair cut when he came to the Celts
    I thought about that often when big Shammy was having ‘a bad hair day’.

  • hamiltontim

    may67 says:
    18 February, 2012 at 13:18

    Mad Bug-eyed Bampot!

    Or Motherwell Born Billionaire if ye prefer :-)

  • Allysbhoy

    H/T Chelski 0 Brum 1 :)

  • hamiltontim


    Better than the options when ‘Rafael’ played for us !!

  • fergus slayed the blues

    Re Lenny fielding questions on their demise .
    I think it would be prudent if the club made it plain that if any question regarding ragers were to be asked of our manager ,then the press conference would end .
    Our manager was subjected to serious assaults ,assaults, death threats and attempted murder recently and the pond life that passes as media in this country did nothing but stoke the fire .
    When ragers go bust the bigots and knuckle draggers will be looking for a hate figure and these so called journalist know this .
    IMO they have the victim lined up ,Lenny please refrain from saying anything about their demise for the sake of you and your family .
    hail hail

  • Barcabhoy

    vale bhoy says:
    18 February, 2012 at 13:16
    Can someone help a financial diddy like me, please?

    The Tax Dodgers have @ 40, 000 season ticket holders so they must have sold @ 10,000+ tickets for today. 10,000 x @£20 =£200,000.

    Can both Dun.Utd. & Dunfermline not get their money from that?


    now there’s a novel idea……in reality Duff and Phelps will get their money and the balance will go to squaring Craig Whyte up. If they are lucky the staff will get paid, and if Mr Clarke had his way Daniel Cousin would have trousered a wedge as well

    Dun Utd, Hearts and Dunfermline can get stuffed as far as Duff and Phelps are concerned

    Not that any of this will stop Yorkston signing up for more of the same….anything to help out the Gers for him

  • notthebus

    Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh @Ciaran_O Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    If Rangers were docked 10 points for each of the seasons in which they were ‘doping’ Celtic would be on for 12-in-a-row.

  • Ceaser67

    2-2 at skint dome the day!! Who’s the mib?

  • fergus slayed the blues

    I had the pleasure of seeing Alfie Conn play for the tic and had no problems with the bhoy ,just as it should be
    hail hail

  • !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000

    Fergus-the rags turn their fire predictably on our manager again today.

  • BhoyCillian

    Craig Whyte has responded to reports of a full house at ibroke by singing “I just can’t enough”

  • Paddy Gallagher

    fergus slayed the blues says:
    18 February, 2012 at 13:23

    Sad that he can’t enjoy freedom of speech, but agree with your post.

  • notthebus

    On the daniel Cousins thing, rumour has it he was paid £50k up front .

    The administrator tried to get him registered because of this.hes now siting there with a £50k wedge and on holiday for the next 10 weeks!

  • bigphil47

    lads where can i find todays naps

  • ….PFayr

    barcabhoy/vale bhoy

    one would think that the media would be championing the cause of the SPL teams who have been defrauded by the hun

    one of a number of areas in which they have been remiss in covering

  • voguepunter

    Huns full house today,is their last hurrah.
    They are the most disloyal loyalist you will
    ever have the misfortune to meet .

  • voguepunter

    bigphil47 says:
    18 February, 2012 at 13:28

    Previous thread ,mate.

  • fergus slayed the blues

    If duff and duffer got their way and Cousins was signed for 7,500 pw
    How many backroom workers would have to be given the sack to make one players wages up
    7500/£300 =25
    adminastrators my erse .
    hail hail

  • SonsOfErin

    If indeed we ever do see another Celtic v rangers game at Celtic park, I would love to hear this little ditty playing over the Celtic tannoy.

    I will survive

  • Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire

    fergie slayed the blues
    agree Lenny should be shtum for now, they will be looking for victims and the meeja have him public enemy No.1, the Celtic PR dept should be a lot more savvy than they are showing, very dangerous game indeed.

  • ….PFayr


    there is a suggestion that Cousin was paid upfront …….

    probably paid his wages with DU or Pars money

  • Parkheadcumsalford

    Good mhan yourself, Neil Lennon. Please watch yourself. They will hate you for your putting the truth to them.

  • Ceaser67

    How many titles wd we get if the SFA take thems off thems that thems won fraudulently?

  • 67 European Cup Winners

    Rubicon says:
    18 February, 2012 at 11:25
    Boavista – now that was unreal – great memories
    And many more
    You feeling any better ??
    I need you fully fit in a few weeks


  • Paddy Gallagher

    Ceaser67 says:
    18 February, 2012 at 13:35

    Should be them all, if it wasn’t the accountants cheating it was the brotherhood of referees.

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