Neil Lennon nails partisan Scottish Government


When asked about the Scottish Government’s incredible action, which gave Newco a competitive advantage over Celtic and Aberdeen, Neil Lennon said, “I can’t comment on what the Rangers (sic.) boys did. What I can comment on is the reaction from the Government, which I find bewildering.

“Considering the way they treated us after the Bolingoli incident. There seems to be double standards at the minute as far as we’re concerned.

“We were subjected to ‘privileged footballers, yellow card and blah, blah, blah’. We have been treated in one way and other clubs have been treated another by the Government and that’s unacceptable from our point of view.”

On discovering Boli Bolingoli broke Covid rules, Celtic isolated the player, disciplined and transfer listed him.  He has not been near Celtic Park in the three months since.  At a time when the virus was at its lowest, Nicola Sturgeon switched into Daughter of Ayrshire mode and grandstanded on Bolingoli’s transgression, banning Celtic (and Aberdeen, for players visiting a pub) from playing football for two weeks.

On discovering two of their players broke Covid rules, Newco isolated and disciplined both.  Sturgeon was silent, instead a Scottish Government spokesperson issued a statement offering Newco their support.  Despite prevalence of the virus being much higher, this incident did not register with this Government.

I have a friend who often refers to the ‘Everyone’s against us’, siege mentality, they try so hard to foster at Ibrox.  Giving people something to fight against brings the best out of them, especially if they are ‘privileged footballers’.

Neil Lennon needs to use this two-faced Government action.  Let the players know they are up against a Government who could not wait to cause fixture congestion to them, while allowing Newco to play on. None of this remotely surprises me, this is a glimpse into how things will be, Scotland.

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  1. Falling on deaf ears again but when did a Celtic manager ever have to give his opinion on the government? Where is the top brass like Mr Bankier to joust with the media on issues as important as this.




    It’s not the first ‘gaffe’ though is it?



    And their ‘gaffes’ are like the honest mistakes we’re supposed to accept. They tend to be in favour of one rather than all parties.




    Maybe you should direct your criticism at your political party, the SNP, rather than at a Celtic blogger.

  3. Agree wholeheartedly with most here who say Lenny has done very well but the Club should be backing him 100%.


    Obviously, if things get ugly the club can say, Wisnae me, it was our manager.


    Just wish we would stop being Timid Timmy and grow some balls for once




  4. Good afternoon guys from a Springburn office and looking outside its already getting dark.



    Thanks for all the Birthday wishes Bhoys.



    Just off home now for a birthday beer and a bit of scran before the Footy.






    H H



    D :)

  5. 4th attempt.


    I can see my previous 3 log-in posts, but when i try to look at a previous page, I am logged out.


    Life is too short to waste time trying to log on repeatedly here 😤

  6. Been trying to log in since lunch time.



    Adi – had to get The Martin to do it :)



    D :)

  7. Anyone seen the alleged additional pictures floating around from an alleged birthday party held on Sunday night, with allleged colleagues of the individual holding this alleged party


    Seen this mentioned on some other blogs yesterday (3 separate reports)


    If evidence is available, can this be displayed ?


    And would this create some significant issues for some people and a specific organisation ???



    Only asking out of curiosity

  8. dettolandtheblackash on

    Ernie We should recognise that Scottish politics has moved on in the same way that our society has moved on from the 60s and 70s when voting SNP was seen to be anathema to most in the Celtic support . It would be fair to say that a substantial number of the Celtic support nowadays would favour Scottish independence while recognising it is likely that SNP would not be the party in power. in the same way that we can both point to previous gaffes by the SNP government re handling of football issues I feel that I have a right to point out that the owner of this blog has recently started to use this platform for a clear labour/unionist agenda -if he was more up front about these intentions I think it would be appreciated.

  9. BateenBhoy & David66



    Had the same issues with logging in.


    After 5 failed attempts I found that if I went into the previous article & clicked on a post in the margin that I was magically logged in.



    Hope that makes sense.

  10. hanif_uno_dahistri on

    Disparaging the First Minister ‘A daughter of Ayrshire’ is a Trumpian Dogwhistle.



    Be brave bhoys, call out sectarianism when you see it. It’s a poison in Glasgow football, and I don’t want any part.



    When the responses claim that the SNP’s ‘utter identity is to the crown and unionism’ ( Parkheadcumsalford at 12.24) – c’mon fella lets think about that – & then references to ‘durty protestants’ ( Timmy7_Noted at 1.45 ) you can only sigh and lament that CQN is not what it was.



    I’ve always like this blog, the insight, the sense of community. I’ve often disagreed with Paul.



    But this is toxic, despearte stuff.



    See you in a Independent Scottish Republic.



    I note that all of you are experiencing, or have experienced, log issues similar to those that have frustrated me for months ( I have lurked or posted on the blog since inception ).



    Having experimented with a multiplicity of devices, browsers, and various combinations thereof, I find that the combination of Ipad, Chrome, Adblocker Plus, with Java Script disabled, works approximately 80 per cent of the time. I never voluntarily log out.



    What I find inexplicable is that I may encounter zero issues for days on end, followed by a day when I cannot log on at all. I also find annoying the expression “You must log on to comment,” when I don’t want to comment, I just want to read. A new wrinkle recently is that the ‘Post Comment’ box is missing altogether, which means you are totally fecked before you start!

  12. hanif_uno_dahistri on 5th November 2020 4:10 pm



    Just to be clear my comments were aimed at the blog writer and are not my thoughts, quite the opposite in fact.



    Unlike the unionist robots all ganging up here I do think for myself and not everything should be viewed through the prism of religion and sectarianism.

  13. dettolandtheblackash on




    I agree with the points you make -and it is also with sadness that I note that the blog has moved away from the original and worthy intentions –



    Just read your post. I must try that. Were you able to move from old to new article without getting papped out?




    I’m old enough to remember. I think the Huns in the picture are Caldow, Young, Baird and Shearer. Don’t recognize the keeper and I can’t make out the other Celt in picture.





    Just read your post. I must try that. Were you able to move from old to new article without getting papped out?





    Yes, once I entered through the side door – so to speak – I was able to access the current article with my login& comment box intact.

  16. Dettol



    “I feel that I have a right to point out that the owner of this blog has recently started to use this platform for a clear labour/unionist agenda -if he was more up front about these intentions I think it would be appreciated.”



    Well you managed to spot it- how much clearer does he need to make it?



    Good to see it drummped up some new posters who will never be seen again.



    Still have yet to read any of the SNP supporting posters state a view on the actual issue. Why did they react so distinctively to the 2 similar situations?



    If as Celtic supporters , and most of you must be that, do you have no anger to express? Disappointment? Curiosity? How far will you allow them to go before it triggers that Mitchell & Webb moment?




  17. Hanif,



    While Alex Salmond did say an Independent Scotland would retain the crown, I was saying that the SNP, imo, is targeting a demographic which is crown and unionist. I think the SNP’s pandering to them will not bring them any votes and worries the likes of myself, who has no love of Westminster.



    In the recent past, from Salmond onward, whenever anything controversial has been said, such as MacKaskill’s praise of their sectarian songbook, and the latest praise of the deid team for doing exactly what Celtic did and getting punished for it, there has been no equivalence.

  18. Guys,


    its no me that makes the comments, it is stolen from twitter and the author is in the top corner

  19. VP – I wish I could have a swaree in the West End, I want to meet up with my big Bro and Big cousin Brian in Jinty’s..🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺 –



    Thanks again all you good ole bhoys for the Birthday wishes.






    D :)

  20. dettolandtheblackash on

    Setting Free the Bears



    While not a regular I have posted on the site frequently over a number of years. – many on here will recognise me in helping with tickets etc.-



    My reference to the Blog owner was his claims that he has no interest in pushing a partisan political agenda -when it has increasingly become clear that this is not the case

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