Articles by Daniel McGowan

Dan is a 22-year-old from Glasgow. He is a student who also works in media. His dearest passions are films, books, music and Mohamed Bangura's YouTube skills compilation. Find him on Twitter: @TheDJMcGowan


The Cynic Column | The Ignorance of January

Ah, the January transfer window: a period of rumour, conjecture and – in our era of ubiquitous opinion-platforms – bullshit. Perhaps it is something about the post-Christmas comedown that turns people into speculative gremlins; cowering in their living rooms, piecing together quasi-realistic transfer gossip in order to fill these long, dark winter evenings with a…


‘Why does it always have to be a foreigner?’ | A Continental Outlook

This article is from Edition Nine of The Cynical, our free online magazine. Download the magazine here: ePub version (great for smart phone readers) PDF version   I remember the morning after very well: a steamy cup of tea warming my stunned face as I pondered a depressing political and cultural impasse; a near-masochistic decision…


The Cynic Column | Celtic Must Invest From A Position of Strength

Football, like life, operates in cycles. Without doubt, some things change indefinitely; largely, though, football knits the same patterns with changing materials. These paradigms are part of the beauty of the sport, which is a medium of revolution and transformation. I have always been of the belief that football is won and lost in these…


Rangers – Celtic | Match Preview

RANGERS V CELTIC, SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP SATURDAY 29THDECEMBER, 12.30 IBROX STADIUM, GLASGOW In any good movie franchise, there is an unwritten rule that the sequel should be better than the original. At the very least, it must take the series to darker and more dangerous places. Just think about it: The Godfather II, The Empire Strikes…


Celtic – Dundee | The Preview

Celtic v. Dundee, Scottish Premiership When: Saturday 22nd December, 3pm Where: Celtic Park, Glasgow Easter. Halloween. Christmas. Celtic and Dundee only face each other at the most eventful times of year. It is unusual, then, that I literally can never remember anything about Dundee or when Celtic face them. I really needed wiki for this…


Celtic – RB Leipzig | The Preview

Celtic v RB Leipzig (Europa League) 8th November, 2018 Celtic Park, Glasgow   It’s the big one. Celtic face don’t-call-them-Red-Bull Leipzig at Celtic Park on what will likely be a make-or-break night in the Hoops’ European campaign. It’s Return of the Jedi; it’s Rocky 3; it’s… the Europa League Group Stages. Soon to be renamed …


Where talent still trumps background

This article is from the 8th edition of The Cynical, our free online magazine.   DOWNLOAD THE CYNICAL HERE: EPUB FORMAT  (great for iBooks and other e-readers) PDF FORMAT   Against the backdrop of another football extravaganza, the 2018 World Cup in Russia encouraged deeper soul-searching for the sport. Amidst the media frenzy – and…

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