Articles by Christian Wulff

Christian came to Scotland in 2001 and nobody have still managed to get rid of him. A native of Oslo, Norway, he was a huge fan of Ronny Deila before it was cool and still is now that nobody likes him anymore. Christian joined the Cynics in 2014 and is now website editor and infrequent podcaster. He has previously written for The Herald, Scotsman and has also contributed to STV (face) and BBC (voice)


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Editorial, Fourth Edition; Politics and football, Celtic and the Green Brigade

Politics and sport don’t mix. A sentence often uttered. A sentence lacking in knowledge, history and insight. A sentence completely wrong.   Ever since most modern sports started to become codified and regulated during the latter part of the 19th century, they have been closely interlinked with the politics, the social attitudes and the cultural…

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Deila, Translated – Part 2

On the Norwegian podcast ‘Fotballklubben’, Ronny Deila has given a fascinating insight into the events leading up to him becoming Celtic manager, his efforts to bring in a new culture at the club and the reasons why he could not continue in the role. In this second article with extracts from the podcast, exclusively translated from…

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Deila, Translated – Part 1

On the Norwegian podcast ‘Fotballklubben, Ronny Deila has given a fascinating insight into the events leading up to him becoming Celtic manager, his efforts to bring in a new culture at the club and the reasons why he could not continue in the role. In the first of two articles with extracts from the podcast,…

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Across the North Sea Interview: Christian Kalvenes

As part of a new interview series, Christian Wulff explores the experiences of Scottish players that have been involved in Norwegian football and Norwegians that have been a part of the Scottish league. In this edition he talks to the former Dundee United left-back Christian Kalvenes. It’s been almost ten years since the first time I interviewed Christian…

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Pressekonferanse med Vålerenga der det ble kunngjort at Ronny Deila blir klubbens nye hovedtrener fra nyttår, og at Kjetil Rekdal går over i en ny rolle som sportsdirektør 
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Ronny Deila on life at Celtic: ‘Lose one it’s a crisis. Lose two it’s a scandal. Lose three you’re fired!’

In an interview on Vålerenga’s official website, Ronny Deila has spoken about the work ahead at the sleeping giant of Norwegian football and how the new job compares to his time in Glasgow. Deila said that the main difference between Celtic and Vålerenga is what happens off the pitch; ‘There won’t be much difference in…

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