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The Sporting Director: Brendan Rodger’s Natural Replacement

If there is a football role equivalent of the EU, it’s the Sporting Director. Threatened with suspicion and often misunderstood in Britain, the rejection of it is likely to lead to declining performances and internal chaos. In the rest of Europe it’s a natural part of things, an instrument of consistency and stability. Trapped in deepest EU-land, Graeme McKay looks at the nature of the sporting director role and how after Brendan’s Rodgers departure from Celtic it should be the foundation upon which to continue his work.

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Celtic and Rangers; A Rivalry Moulded by Politics

More known for his tactical musings and statistical nerdery on Twitter, Politics degree holder Dougie Wright looks at how the political aspects of the rivalry between the two big Glasgow clubs evolved and whether in modern times it has transferred over into other causes and cultural allegiances.   Football and politics are strange bedfellows. In…

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Yer Da’s European Cup

Whether implied or overtly, the opinion of ‘it was all better before’ is never far away from any discussion on modern football. Through the frame of rose-tinted nostalgia, everything to do with football was superior in past, football being destroyed my one horrible modern change after the other. When it comes to European club football,…

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I Don’t Support Scotland. Please, Don’t Hate Me

  Sunday 8th October 2017, 6.29pm. Slovenia have just scored a second goal, all but ending Scotland’s hopes of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. I watch the Tartan Army on the television, their hands atop their respective heads in grim acceptance that – once again – their national team will fail to…

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back: An Ode to My Position

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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