Category Archives: Rangers

Celtic 3-0 Rangers: Lennon champions 3-5-2 in comfortable derby victory

As far as the ‘meaningless’ type of Glasgow derby goes, the latest had reasonable worth attached for both clubs. Rangers, defiant on the brink of liquidation, are clinging on to competitive significance in Scotland. Celtic meanwhile, still have a number of demons … Continue reading

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Rangers 3 – 2 Celtic: Rangers benefit from poor Celtic & early red card

With the league title all but wrapped up, Neil Lennon hadn’t experienced a more “meaningless” Glasgow derby since his very first attempt as manager back in 2010. These encounters are so often decided by (the old cliché) – who ‘wants … Continue reading

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Celtic 1 – 0 Rangers: Battle of 4-4-2 favours the bold

Celtic enter the new year 2 points clear at the top of the SPL after a narrow win over Rangers on Wednesday. It is an astonishing turnaround for Neil Lennon and his side, having been 15 points off the pace … Continue reading

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Rangers 4 – 2 Celtic: Lennon’s gamble exposed by consistent opposition

Celtic lost at Ibrox for the first time since Tony Mowbray’s reign, with Neil Lennon’s tactical tinkering trumped by Ally McCoist’s more predictable approach. The reaction to Charlie Mulgrew’s deserved red-card put an end to hopes of clawing back into … Continue reading

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Rangers 0 – 0 Celtic: Celtic narrowly miss out on decisive 3 points

Sunday’s seventh and final Old Firm encounter of the season suffered the burden of more off-field controversy than the norm, no thanks to the work of one (or a handful of) lunatic. But keeping strictly to football matters, this also … Continue reading

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Celtic 1 – 2 Rangers: Under-siege, underperformance

Celtic’s hope of a dream treble season went up in smoke this Sunday afternoon, after  a tired and unmotivated display against Rangers in the last Scottish League Cup Final to be sponsored by CIS Insurance. With a frustrated Neil Lennon … Continue reading

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Celtic 1-0 Rangers: The good, the bad and the ugly

Celtic are through to the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup after a tumultuous win over Old Firm rivals Rangers at Parkhead. But the occasion was defined not by the football on show, but personal conflict, petty arguments and most … Continue reading

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Celtic 3 – 0 Rangers: Acid test passed as Rangers thrashed

Rangers travelled the short distance to Celtic Park on Sunday only to suffer a humiliating rude awakening at the hands of a superior side. Walter Smith recognises a serious lapse in recent form, but his counter-part Neil Lennon simply has … Continue reading

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Rangers 2 – 2 Celtic: Keeper mistake undermines Hoops dominance

In a weekend of astonishing UK football, the Glasgow derby did not disappoint. Filed under Old Firms that have it all, there were goals galore, a flurry of cards, wood-works, screamers, controversial decisions, the obligatory ruckus and finally entertaining pantomime. … Continue reading

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Rangers 0-2 Celtic: Smith Out-Smithed

With Celtic recently losing the initiative in the SPL title race, the most undermining criticism of Neil Lennon’s reign as Celtic manager has been: he doesn’t win the big games. But head to head against Walter Smith’s Rangers, the record … Continue reading

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