Articles by Kieran Devlin

Kieran is a freelance journalist and part-time student, originally from Glasgow now living in London.


Billy McNeill and Football’s Soul

I’ve been thinking a lot about football’s soul. Articles, podcasts, phone-ins, pub discussions breaking down stats, tactics, refereeing inconsistencies, fan troubles,restlessly circulate discussion. Occasionally it turns its attention to material history and football’s social conditions; that great forgotten side from that era, that progressive, charity-focussed initiative in that city, but rarely is there much talk…


The St. Pauli Guide | A Cynic at the Millerntor

Picture this: emerging onto the curve of the Haupttribüne, the steep all-standing eastern terrace at FC St Pauli’s Millerntor Stadium with Hamburg’s tallest skyscrapers smearing the horizon, the roar from the crowd deafens and the flare smoke blinds. Great flags befitting Prussian imperial regiments drape the ground, championed by punks transplanted from west London and…


The Pivot & The Shuttlers | Celtic’s Inverted Triangle

Since Juventus monopolised the Serie A title race they’ve taken many forms – the bare-knuckled back three of Antonio Conte; the lateral overload of current Massimiliano Allegri – but arguably the best iteration of the side, and most compelling to watch, materialised during Allegri’s first season, when Juventus reached the Champions League final and struck…

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