Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Paul Murray's Blue Knights consortium takes a step back from buying Rangers, clearing the way for Bill Ng to work with Ticketus to secure preferred bidder status. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon could face a 17-game ban from the Scottish Football Association for various altercations with match officials. (Daily Record)

Neil Lennon could face a touchline ban of at least 10 games. (Daily Express, Daily Star)

Former SFA refereeing chief Hugh Dallas describes Lennon as a "bully" after he ran on to the pitch to confront ref Euan Norris for awarding Hearts a penalty. (Daily Star, The Sun)

Ex-Celtic manager Davie Hay urges Lennon not to sully the club's image with his outbursts. (Evening Times)

Hearts coach Gary Locke feared his team would lose their Scottish Cup semi-final to Celtic, just like in 1988, when Gary Hooper equalised at Hampden on Sunday with four minutes to go. (Daily Record)

The SFA say there is no chance that the Hearts-Hibernian Scottish Cup final will be moved from Hampden to Murrayfield. (Daily Record)

Striker (or streaker?) Garry O'Connor insists he will walk naked down Princes Street if Hibs win the Scottish Cup. (Daily Record, The Sun)

Hibs midfielder Tom Soares, on loan from Stoke City, believes he and his fellow loan players, five of whom started against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi on Saturday, are coming good at just the right time. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown is turning his attention to reshaping his squad for next season. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen says Sunday's RaboDirect Pro12 match away to Treviso on Sunday is "make or break" in their bid to reach the play-offs. (The Times)

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