Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

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From desperation came celebration, Glasgow Celtic was the name – The Politics of the Celtic Terraces

Saturday 27 May 2017, 4.45pm. Celtic 2-Aberdeen 1. Treble, invincible. Probably the best day I’ll ever experience as a Celtic supporter. We all know the story, the success and the overwhelming feel good factor charging through the club in the anniversary season of the single greatest Scottish sporting triumph ever. The stands, the players and…

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UEFA’s Independent Thought Alarm

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell It’s an inherently Scottish trait to tend towards pessimism; to look for the depraved in an otherwise gleaming ocean of positivity. Thus, after the Invincible Treble and credible Champions League performance from…

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Supporting Rangers and Scottish Independence

Being a Rangers fan and a Scottish nationalist has been quite an unfortunate mix over the past few years. My football club’s gone through quite a remarkable series of unfortunate events, while politically I’ve been on the losing side of two life changing referendums. Excellent.   Nevertheless, it is clear that many in Scottish society…

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#Pro/Rel: The Civil War that Divides Soccer in the United States

Soccer (you better prepare yourself for a lot of use of the “S”-word) in the United States has seen various booms and recessions throughout the years. The years of Pele and the New York Cosmos are well known, but it could be argued that we are currently in the years where ‘soccer has made it’…

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The Villarreal Connection: How Celtic fans inspired a heartbroken man and created a fantastic friendship

When the La Liga fixtures for the 2015/16 season were released the entirety of my school football team were praying that our trip to Valencia would fall on the weekend that Barcelona or Real Madrid paid their annual visit to the Mestalla. So, I think it would be fair to say that when we discovered…

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: In Lisbon with the Lions

The small village of Copmanthorpe – affectionately known as Cop – is located just outside York and consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England. At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and holder of the most important position…

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Summer 2004: The pre-season of our discontent

In a regular column, our resident historian Graeme McKay delves into Celtic’s rich history and take a closer look at the players, coaches and teams that makes up the tapestry of the club. In this edition, he explores the a summer that was anything but sunny. It felt fairly underwhelming. The real goodbye had happened at…

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