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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  1. HT



    we are all made in the image of our god…



    For MWD it is especially true…… o))

  2. SwanseaBhoy



    Celtic…more than just a football team.



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






    Now that was very, very funny!!!

  3. 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????

  4. 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!!

  5. 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 -)

  6. Ten Men Won The League on

    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! :)




  7. 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?

  8. Paddy Gallagher on

    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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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

  12. Ten Men Won The League on

    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

  13. 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 -)

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

  15. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    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




  16. Paddy Gallagher on

    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’.

  17. may67 says:


    18 February, 2012 at 13:18



    Mad Bug-eyed Bampot!



    Or Motherwell Born Billionaire if ye prefer :-)

  18. fergus slayed the blues on

    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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. fergus slayed the blues on

    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

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

  23. Paddy Gallagher on

    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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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

  26. Huns full house today,is their last hurrah.


    They are the most disloyal loyalist you will


    ever have the misfortune to meet .

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