The Dribbler; A Game-changing talent

Almost two years has passed since 17-year-old Kristoffer Ajer agreed a deal with Ronny Deila and Celtic to bring him to Glasgow. Now, with his teenage years coming to an end he’s fought himself into Brendan Rodgers’ first team. Alex Lawrence, a regular contributor to the highly respected football tactics website spielverlagerung.com, takes a deep…


From Dananananakroyd to Derek Whyte; The Cyncial meets Paul Carlin

Paul Carlin is a Radio Producer based in Glasgow. A talented musician and avid Celtic fan, he can be found supporting the hoops from an array of Southside bars or performing with his current band Jutland Songs. Paul is a former member of the highly successful Glasgow outfit Dananananakroyd and he spoke to The Cynical’s…


The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign

Ever since our first edition we’ve published exclusive extracts from the book ‘The Lisbon Lions: A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign 1967’ by Andy Dougan, published by Virgin. The extracts have been adapted exclusively by the author for The Cynical. After a long campaign, Jock Stein’s team is set to take on Inter Milan on a balmy May…


Trouble in Paradise; Why Celtic Fans should welcome the spotlight on Dermot Desmond

  “Dear Mr Daly, Are you a Rangers supporter?” That was the opening reply in a letter sent from Celtic’s largest shareholder, Dermot Desmond, to BBC investigative journalist Mark Daly. What provoked Desmond’s irk was Daly approaching him outside Celtic Park before the Bayern Munich home game to question his offshore investments outlined in the…

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