Articles by Daniel McGowan

Dan is a 22-year-old from Glasgow. He is a student who also works in media. His dearest passions are films, books, music and Mohamed Bangura's YouTube skills compilation. Find him on Twitter: @TheDJMcGowan


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The Cynic Column | The Ignorance of January

Ah, the January transfer window: a period of rumour, conjecture and – in our era of ubiquitous opinion-platforms – bullshit. Perhaps it is something about the post-Christmas comedown that turns people into speculative gremlins; cowering in their living rooms, piecing together quasi-realistic transfer gossip in order to fill these long, dark winter evenings with a…

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‘Why does it always have to be a foreigner?’ | A Continental Outlook

This article is from Edition Nine of The Cynical, our free online magazine. Download the magazine here: ePub version (great for smart phone readers) PDF version   I remember the morning after very well: a steamy cup of tea warming my stunned face as I pondered a depressing political and cultural impasse; a near-masochistic decision…

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The Cynic Column | Celtic Must Invest From A Position of Strength

Football, like life, operates in cycles. Without doubt, some things change indefinitely; largely, though, football knits the same patterns with changing materials. These paradigms are part of the beauty of the sport, which is a medium of revolution and transformation. I have always been of the belief that football is won and lost in these…

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