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


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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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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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