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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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Love & Hurt the Celtic Way: Moussa Dembele

In his regular column, Ronan Kearney chronicles the emotional rollercoaster of following his beloved Celtic. This time he looks at the inevitable heartbreak that his latest French flame will surely cause him.   I somehow stumbled upon an article on an American website a few weeks ago: ‘5 signs you’ve outgrown your relationship.’ The author was anonymous…

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: Away Days

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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