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I don’t know what was said to Neil Lennon after the victory over Dunfermline last week but if it caused him to react I can imagine the tone.  The few visits I made to the South Stand during Gordon Strachan’s tenure left an indelible image of life as a Celtic manager.

Whatever Kirk Broadfoot did or did not say to Rangers fans towards the end of their defeat at Kilmarnock yesterday, does anyone seriously think it contained more invective than has been hurled at the player for most of his career?

The self-righteous indignation some football fans exhibit when an employee earning [insert a completely irrelevant figure here]exhibits intolerance to what would get you barred for life from any other workplace in the country is the epitome of hypocrisy.

Garry Kenneth, who is likely to face Celtic at Tannadice on Sunday, today told the world he will not be renewing his contract when it expires at the end of the season, saying, “Dundee United are a feeder club, it has always been like that.” Ouch.  Whatever Kenneth thinks of United he should at least respect their fans emotional investment in the club to be a whole lot more careful with his words.  Should make for a tense afternoon in the United defence, especially if we can put the big guy under some pressure.

Big game on Wednesday.  A win would fire enormous impetus into our season.  Whatever the outcome, the game will provide Neil Lennon with a guide on how to play in the hugely important month ahead.

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  1. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    bontybhoy,

     

    did you return to condemn rangers for undermining british soldies in active service overseas ??

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkkoByI_ilE&feature=related

     

     

    This is globally renowned now, I am not Blessed with multi linguistic skills that many on here have, I just hum that tune at all sorts of different times, I have no qulams about saying it. I Love Barcelona.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmdo74BZSJw

     

     

    Time to take this Most Amazing sonic effervescently around the World with belief and panache.

     

     

    4 trophies this season would be incredible and a marker of where we are going.

  3. Declan Is Neil Lennon 1888 Hates being 2nd on

    Paul67 i agree with you. there are a lot of shrinking tulips about supporting teams nowadays that like to give it out but cant dish it back. they then go mental when somebody says something back to them. you are spot on there.

  4. Bhontybhoy and Declan–are they related by any chance? Whoever Declan is, if it’s parody it’s perfect. If it’s not, it’s very sad and I think all schols in Scotland should be gifted to the Catholic church so that Scots children receive a proper education. Either that or we all bunch up and send Declan to a private school. See Philvis for details on that one.

  5. Ally McCOIST insists Rangers must move on from the loss of Steven Naismith and focus on finding other ways to win games following their first Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat of the season at Kilmarnock.

     

     

    Manuel Pascali grabbed the only goal of the game at Rugby Park yesterday to end Rangers’ run of 14 consecutive wins on the road.

     

     

    The 1-0 reverse followed last week’s goalless draw against St Johnstone at Ibrox, with the slump coming after key player Naismith was ruled out for the rest of the season with cruciate ligament damage sustained a month ago.

     

     

    McCoist said: “Any team in the country would miss Naismith. Naismith is finished so there is no use sitting here saying we are missing Naismith without doing something about it. We have to win games in other ways.”

     

     

    Sone Aluko made his Rangers debut from the start, despite a lack of match action since his contract with Aberdeen expired in the summer, and defender Ross Perry believes the winger can provide the vital spark needed in the absence of Naismith once fully match-sharp.

     

     

    He said: “He’s been on trial for the last couple of weeks and he has been a real breath of fresh air. He’s something different to what we’ve got.

     

     

    “Maybe with it being his first game in a while he was a bit tired towards the end and that´s what cost us the goal but I’m sure he will be able to give us a lot. He has definitely shown that he’s got the capability to make things happen in training.

     

     

    Perry was drafted into the starting line-up after Carlos Bocanegra picked up a knock in training, with the young centre-half making only his fourth appearance of the season.

     

     

    Meanwhile, Killie hero Pascali revealed how he assumed his header would be ruled offside until he spotted that Aluko had actually played him onside.

     

     

    He said: “I thought I would score just for fun and to have a laugh.

     

     

    “I thought I was 12 metres offside but then I saw Aluko was running and pointing at me. They signed him so he was there just for me!

     

     

    “I don’t want to be too romantic but when you’re a kid you dream about beating Rangers. I’m a really happy man.”

  6. Afternoon Paul,

     

     

    Our very own Artur Boruc was the worst to have abuse hurled at him at home grounds in Scotland. He then ‘flicked’ a finger, and these same fans would be contacting their nearest policeman explaining how they felt wronged and he should be jailed!! Hypocritical at best, if you can dish it out, then you have to be able to take it.

     

     

    Another big week coming up for our club, has there been a quiet week this season??

     

     

    Bring on the Spaniards

  7. The Honest Mistake (Sickened) on

    Paul67,

     

    Who are Dundee United going to feed Gary Kenneth to?

     

    I’ll bet he will wish that he shut his mouth when he is forced to do an Aluko and pay rangers to play for them.

  8. Kilmarnock ace Manuel Pascali labels Kirk Broadfoot a ‘coward’ after death threat lies

     

    Sep 30 2011 Gordon Parks

     

    MANUEL PASCALI last night broke his silence on the Kirk Broadfoot bust-up – and furiously denied threatening to kill the Rangers defender.

     

    The Kilmarnock skipper is incensed at allegations coming from the Ibrox player, who claimed Pascali issued a death threat during Tuesday night’s clash at Ibrox.

     

    The pair had to be pulled apart after the final whistle and the row carried on into the tunnel.

     

    Broadfoot has claimed Pascali was, ‘in my face saying he was going to kill me’.

     

    But the Italian has now put his side of the story across – and is adamant he never said anything like that.

     

    Pascali said: “Who will be the judge? I would like people who know both of us to decide. They will have an idea.

     

    “But those who know me will know it’s lies.

     

    “I couldn’t believe what he said about me because I’m not that kind of man.

     

    “It’s disappointing and unfair as I have never said anything like that in my life – I’d never use a word such as kill.

     

    “It is not part of my vocabulary and it never will be so I was disappointed to have it attributed to me.

     

    “Broadfoot has used lies to cover up what he did and that is the act of a coward.

     

    “I stay away from the spotlight but maybe he’s upset he hasn’t been in the paper for a long time. Maybe he wanted some attention. But he’s stepped over the line because talking about killing people is beyond a joke.

     

    “It has hurt me as I know the importance of the word ‘kill’. It should never be used for fun. My manager Kenny Shiels was laughing at him after the game but this is not something to make fun of.

     

    “If someone is using a word like ‘kill’ towards another man then that someone is stupid. But I’m not a stupid man and I have never had one problem in the three years I’ve spent in Glasgow.”

     

    Pascali swears the ill-feeling between the pair was sparked by Broadfoot elbowing him in the face during Gers’ 2-0 win.

     

    The Rugby Park captain said: “I was also disappointed with Broadfoot on the park.

     

    “He elbowed me in the face when the ball was 30 yards away. It wasn’t a block – it was a deliberate elbow and I asked him why he did it but that was all I said.”

     

    Pascali swears he has been inundated with support from the Scottish football community.

     

    He said: “The one thing which has made me happy is the amount of messages I have received since the accusation.

     

    “They have been from people in football and they have all been on my side.

     

    “That includes former team-mates of mine who know Broadfoot as well.

     

    “He said I was a silly boy who was trying to act like a man but I don’t need to act like anyone, I’m happy with the person I am. I am proud of myself and I don’t usually care what people think about me. I only care about what the people around me such as my family and friends think of me.

     

    “Broadfoot doesn’t know what he’s talking about as I have never had a minute’s problem since I arrived in Scotland.

     

    “But my friends and family know the kind of man I am. They know I would never say anything like that. They have asked me what happened as they know I am quite quiet.

     

    “However, I’ve more important things to think about other than what Broadfoot has to say. I care about my wife and my son. I don’t have time for Broadfoot.”

     

    It’s yet another off-field furore for Scottish football to digest but Pascali said: “I am the captain of Killie and we have an important match against St Johnstone on Saturday. Broadfoot can be happy with calling me whatever he wants but he isn’t a proper man.

     

    “He didn’t admit what he did to me on the pitch but if he’s happy to conduct himself in that way then that’s up to him. I have no regrets and I was brought by my parents to take responsibilty for myself and my actions. I will continue to do that.”

     

    The fall-out from the war of words is set to linger and Pascali admits he’s now worried for the safety of his family in the streets of Glasgow with many Rangers fans perhaps already having decided who is the guilty party.

     

    He said: “A lot of people will look at him as a Rangers player while I am only a Kilmarnock players so they will trust him.

     

    “If Broadfoot can look himself in the mirror and see the truth then I’m happy for him but it’s now his word against mine.

     

    “My wife is worried about walking in Glasgow now and wondering if it was safe to meet Rangers fans who maybe now think I wanted to kill one of their players. Broadfoot has stepped over the edge because it’s now affecting my wife and family.”

  9. The Honest Mistake (Sickened) says:

     

    28 November, 2011 at 12:19

     

     

    Kenneth can’t be the cenre back Neil was talking about getting in this January? Please god. No.

     

     

    LB

  10. Paul67

     

     

    Bad enough being abused, but someone purporting to being a Celtic fan abusing the manager deserved much more that whatever, NL said in reply.

     

     

    Alternatively we’ll have Celtic fans believing “he brings it all on himself”

  11. Canalmar,

     

     

    Have we not been over this? I’m pretty sure the conclusion I reached, and a few others too, was that it was a stupid question, the asking of which simply exposed your ignorance of the tax system – I’m given to understand that you are beyond reproach in your contribution to the HMRC, which is something.

     

     

    It’s a baffling piece of logic and that’s all there is to it. It probably seems like an ingenious trap to you, but, it’s not.

     

     

    And it’s no return, unlike some, I’m happy posting when I want to post… I don’t live for CQN.

     

     

    Raymac, eh?

  12. row z \o/ (O) Mississippi Burnin Nearer Home on

    Paul’s plan to go early to thwart Philvis fails spectacularly!

     

     

    Breaking News

     

     

    Sone and Gers Greatest Hits Just Realeased in time for Christmas!

     

     

    Play List

     

     

    1. I Got You Pape

     

    2. Sing C’est La Gazebo

     

    3. Let It (not) Be Me

     

    4. The Letter (from HMRC)

     

    5. I’m Leaving It All Up To You (Greegzy!)

     

    6. Laugh At Me (Kyle!)

     

    7. Turn Around (Sone Solo)

     

    8. So Fine (Tribute to the Sheep!)

     

    9. It’s The Little Things…….!

     

    10. Trust Me (Mr Whyte)

     

    11. The Beat (ings) Go On!

     

    12. Podunk! (Goal!)

  13. Paul67

     

     

    I read Aunt sally will be attending on Wednesday to give us the once over. A good performance will give him something worry about for a few weeks.

     

     

    Are you sure that was a quote from Kenneth? I am pretty sure that is what Aluko is saying about rangers…

     

     

    HH

  14. As soon as I saw Gary Kenneth wanted to leave United my first thought was he is the archetypal Rangers centre half. However as Kenneth cannot afford his own signing on fee and wages and Rangers certainly cannot(although wouldn’t mind taking his PAYE & NI) I’m guessing a less than glistening career in the Championship beckons.

  15. Mort – Ah, Philvis. You’re just too quick.

     

     

    That’s what she said. (thumbsup)

     

     

     

    baldybhoy – Who are you philvis?

     

     

    I’m the hero CQN needs. (thumbsup)

     

     

     

    petec – Respect Philvis for his dexterity, marvel at his consistency.

     

     

    Come for the podia, stay for the (thumbsup)

  16. ASonOfDan says:

     

    28 November, 2011 at 12:24

     

     

    I assume Swally wants to savour a big European match in Glasgow?

     

    I guess Neil will get the same warm welcome at Mordor?

     

     

    LB

  17. Declan Is Neil Lennon 1888 Hates being 2nd on

    Bontybhoy – Raymac reckons we are both huns. from what i have seen you are just another guy who has a different opinion to everyone else. that doesnt make you a hun. just like i am no hun. from what i have read of your posts you are a loyal celtic man just like me. together we stand, split up we fail is my favorite saying. i think it applies here

  18. LiviBhoy says:

     

    28 November, 2011 at 12:27

     

     

    I’m thinking will Soooper Ally enter the Sky studios after the game on the 28th. Originality is not exactly his strong point.

     

     

    I bet he watches that skating program.

  19. Declan Is Neil Lennon 1888 Hates being 2nd says:

     

    28 November, 2011 at 12:30

     

     

    You are going to get pelters for the loyal Celtic man comment.

     

     

    LB

  20. Hoops_Neil_Lennon_diditagain on

    baldybhoy says:

     

    28 November, 2011 at 12:08

     

    Who are you philvis?

     

    The fastest F5 pusher on the planet?

     

    How do you do it?

     

     

    nope, the guy who does less work than everyone else :¬)

  21. Note the period since May 2011

     

     

    http://www.plus-sx.com/companies/plusCompanyDetail.html?securityId=10824

     

     

    What happened in May 2011 ?

     

     

    Anyone

     

     

    If what RTC is saying is true and I have no desire whatsoever not to believe him how does this affect the accounts that need to be published one month before the huns AGM ?

     

     

    Is the AGM not due soon ?

     

     

    How do they sort this out ?

     

     

    Can accounts be given that show that no TAX or NI has been paid since may this year ?

     

     

    Is that acceptable ?

     

     

    Hail Hail

  22. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    bonybhoy,

     

    no yu and a few of your hun associates decided it was a stuipid question in order to avoid responding to it, it is indeed a profound question which you and your fellow huns refuse to answer as it clears all ambiguity on your allegiances.

     

    Your double talk only serves to confirm you are afraid to deal with the fundamental philosophy of the charge.

  23. P67

     

     

    Apparently we had a scouting party at the Bristol C vs Southampton game at the weekend?

     

     

    Has this crossed your radar?

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    Declan

     

     

    Didn’t you mean to say ‘faithful’ rather than ‘loyal’?

  25. petec says:

     

    28 November, 2011 at 12:30

     

     

    At the moment Swally will be waiting to get that pathetic moustache aff. Then Swally will identify any player from a country where they are paid less than Rangers. India, China and the Phillippines are likely markets. Then he will be looking at the list of players he is likely to lose in January. Whyte must be gutted Naibalance is injured. He was a £2m-£3m player.

     

     

    Hard times ahead for Swally. I’m just glad the gap has been cut before the fire sale. Celtic to be ten points clear by end of January.

     

     

    LB

  26. ‘The self-righteous indignation some football fans exhibit when an employee earning [insert a completely irrelevant figure here] exhibits intolerance to what would get you barred for life from any other workplace in the country is the epitome of hypocrisy.’

     

     

     

    What seems to have upset the huns most is Broadfoot laughing as the team were heading towards a defeat by Kilmarnock.

     

     

    Matters didn’t improve when his reaction to the fans indignation was to challenge them to a square go.

     

     

    And by some accounts actually attacking a couple of them after the game.

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