Articles by David Flanigan

A Coatbridge-born and raised tap water socialist - David’s love for Celtic was mere admiration from afar until a 2008 2-0 Champions League dead-rubber victory over Villarreal at Celtic Park. It wasn’t until 2011 that things would get serious, and in the North Stand Upper he has remained ever since. Regrettably, the latter two years of his seven year stint at Parkhead have been fraught with anguish, as despite the club’s unprecedented on-field success, he has never truly recovered from the departure of his beloved Ronny Deila. That said, the years of screaming from the top tier proved invaluable practise for an 18 month spell of screeching into the abyss as a music writer for his university newspaper. These days, when not serving below-average pints at one of Glasgow’s top music venues, he can be found serving below-average patter on Twitter at @DavFlan


“We’re Scotland’s shame but so are you” | Whataboutery in Scottish football

This article is from the 8th edition of The Cynical, our free online magazine.   DOWNLOAD THE CYNICAL HERE: EPUB FORMAT  (great for iBooks and other e-readers) PDF FORMAT In the inherently tribal environment of football debate, especially ones conducted anonymously on social media,  the countering of accusations with accusations – whataboutery – is rife,…

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