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From desperation came celebration, Glasgow Celtic was the name – The Politics of the Celtic Terraces

Saturday 27 May 2017, 4.45pm. Celtic 2-Aberdeen 1. Treble, invincible. Probably the best day I’ll ever experience as a Celtic supporter. We all know the story, the success and the overwhelming feel good factor charging through the club in the anniversary season of the single greatest Scottish sporting triumph ever. The stands, the players and…

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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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Supporting Rangers and Scottish Independence

Being a Rangers fan and a Scottish nationalist has been quite an unfortunate mix over the past few years. My football club’s gone through quite a remarkable series of unfortunate events, while politically I’ve been on the losing side of two life changing referendums. Excellent.   Nevertheless, it is clear that many in Scottish society…

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: In Lisbon with the Lions

The small village of Copmanthorpe – affectionately known as Cop – is located just outside York and consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England. At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and holder of the most important position…

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Editorial, Fourth Edition; Politics and football, Celtic and the Green Brigade

Politics and sport don’t mix. A sentence often uttered. A sentence lacking in knowledge, history and insight. A sentence completely wrong.   Ever since most modern sports started to become codified and regulated during the latter part of the 19th century, they have been closely interlinked with the politics, the social attitudes and the cultural…

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Love & Hurt the Celtic Way: The Lisbon Lions

In his regular column, Ronan Kearney chronicles the emotional rollercoaster of following his beloved Celtic. This time the Lisbon Lions make him ponder how you can love something you’ve never seen. A friend of mine had a little baby boy recently. Not even six months old yet and he’s in his first Liverpool jersey. Poor lad….

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: Relegation battles and the day Graeme Murty came for tea

The small village of Copmanthorpe – affectionately know as Cop – is located just outside York and consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England.  At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and holder of the most important position in the whole village; left-back for Copmanthorpe…

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