Articles by Daniel McGowan

Dan is 20 (for now), from Glasgow and is a passionate Celtic supporter. He also has a few "wee teams", like Barcelona, Ajax and Juventus. Other interests of his include music, film, Simpsons references, and convincing himself that he is underrated and not just bang average. By day, he is an English Literature student and works in media. By night, he is a Ronny Deila apologist and Julian Casablancas enthusiast. Find him on Twitter: @TheDJMcGowan


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I Don’t Support Scotland. Please, Don’t Hate Me

  Sunday 8th October 2017, 6.29pm. Slovenia have just scored a second goal, all but ending Scotland’s hopes of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. I watch the Tartan Army on the television, their hands atop their respective heads in grim acceptance that – once again – their national team will fail to…

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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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The Sudden Rise and Continuing Fall of Luis Enrique

If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, chances are you’ve experienced the awe-inspiring sight of the city’s crown jewel: Sagrada Familia. The structure towers over its surroundings, projecting a feeling of enormity greater than the sum of its parts. It’s grand, it’s stunning, it’s not even complete. Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí designed the structure and oversaw…

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