Articles by Eoin Coyne

Eoin Coyne is a dishevelled 30-something Dublin-based Celtic fan who is ambitious enough to have a leaning towards a team in pretty much every league, so special mentions reserved for St. Patrick's Athletic, Aston Villa, Nantes and Seattle Sounders – all perennial underachievers. He is also a season ticket holder for the Irish national team's games which means he is either a moron or the quintessential optimist. When not complaining about things he enjoys good TV, good or really bad movies, stand up comedy and his futile attempts to play 5-a-side to a competent level. Twitter: @fajlovesyerma


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Class Acts | How inequality is tearing European football apart

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   In a sport where its supporters have and are still experiencing classism in several forms, Eoin Coyne looks at the grim parallels of  modern society…

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Big Ears Gets a New Suit: How the European Cup got less classy as it dressed up

‘The Big Cup’ is the best moniker for what we now know as the Champions League trophy and what was, once upon a time, simply the European Cup. It’s simple and pointedly at odds with the eye-roll inducing, grandiose over-dramaticism that accompanies everything about the modern incarnation of the competition. As much as the pomp…

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