The Cynical

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Where talent still trumps background

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   Against the backdrop of another football extravaganza, the 2018 World Cup in Russia encouraged deeper soul-searching for the sport. Amidst the media frenzy – and…

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Class Acts | How inequality is tearing European football apart

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 a sport where its supporters have and are still experiencing classism in several forms, Eoin Coyne looks at the grim parallels of  modern society…

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“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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Celtic, a club open to all? | Acceptance over tolerance

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   Earlier this year Lindsay Hamilton was one of the founders of Proud Huddle CSC, the first organised group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Celtic…

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The Cynical | Edition Eight | Celtic and the fight for equality in football

DOWNLOAD EDITION EIGHT OF THE CYNICAL HERE: EPUB FORMAT  (great for iBooks and other e-readers) PDF FORMAT   Note: Magazine might take a few seconds to download – we recommend doing it directly in Safari or Google Chrome and not through Twitter app.   The eight edition of The Cynical has been the most challenging one….

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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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