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The Pivot & The Shuttlers | Celtic’s Inverted Triangle

Since Juventus monopolised the Serie A title race they’ve taken many forms – the bare-knuckled back three of Antonio Conte; the lateral overload of current Massimiliano Allegri – but arguably the best iteration of the side, and most compelling to watch, materialised during Allegri’s first season, when Juventus reached the Champions League final and struck…

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Cathkin Park Stands

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   ’Sixty-seven…in the heat of Lisbon, the fans came in their thousands, to see the Bhoys become Champions… sixty-seven’ Week in, week out, to the present day, these…

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A Club Open to All? | Why Celtic and Politics Need to Mix

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   Erin Slaven, a founding member of the On The Baw campaign for free sanitary products at football grounds, argues why when it comes to Celtic, football and…

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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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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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“We’re Scotland’s shame but so are you” | Whataboutery in Scottish football

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 the inherently tribal environment of football debate, especially ones conducted anonymously on social media,  the countering of accusations with accusations – whataboutery – is rife,…

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