Meet the team
Aaron is a 26-year-old part time junior footballer and Celtic season ticket holder who recently made the leap from a keen 90 Minute Cynic listener to contributor. He's played for Ayr United and also alongside James Forrest in pro youth football for Celtic and often asks himself; where did it all go wrong?
90 Minute Cynic is a football website covering the important issues in the modern game. We follow European football with a distinct focus on the Scottish & English Premier Leagues. As part of the Hail Hail Media network, we cover Glasgow Celtic on our very popular podcast. We also seek out interesting and funny stories from all corners of the globe, bringing an analytical yet enjoyable spin on football podcasting.
Alex is the de facto Scottish 'fitba' ambassador to the English-language enclave of the German tactical analysis website Spielverlagerung. A half-Russian, Zenit-supporting student and youth coach, he has particularly fond memories of Dick Advocaat, though shares very few of these with his fellow Glaswegians. Twitter wrath, for which is he is a lightning-rod, should be directed to @thetenspace.
Born and bred in Dunblane (No, he actually has never met Andy Murray. No, he doesn't like tennis very much) and now a student at Edinburgh uni, Alex was brought into the Celtic fold by his good friend Rory. His life aspiration is that Ryan Christie will accept his friend request on Facebook.
Andy Dougan is the author of 'Celtic: The Lisbon Lions and The Glory, Glory Bhoys'. He is also the author of 'Dynamo: Defending the Honour of Kiev' which was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He has written acclaimed biographies of Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Martin Scorsese. He can be found on twitter under @andydougan
The author is a prominent presence on social media when it comes to SPFL and has contributed to national broadcasters and press. He's from Glasgow, a Rangers fan and supporter of Scottish independence.
Brendan is a freelance journalist who has found the misfortune of making Norwegian football his niche expertise. Half-Norwegian, half-Irish and full-time English, he'll most likely remind you of the former due to having to explain the funny surname or to regale with stories of fjords, islands and maybe the occasional trip to Brann Stadion. Brendan has contributed to ITV, the Daily Mirror and TalkSport.
Living proof that Thomas Jefferson was wrong when he said “all men are created equal” although considering Thomas Jefferson also said an African nation would win the World Cup before the year 2000 why should anyone listen to him? Bryan has a passion for Celtic, a love of football and a tendency to make completely absurd statements in such a way that you might actually agree with them. Follow on twitter @bryanmcmanus
Chris is a Celtic supporter who is also a fan of Italian football. His all time favourite players include Paul McStay and Francesco Totti. Other interests include music, politics as well as a passion for boxing. You can follow Chris on twitter here: @iaminagreement
Christopher is a Celtic supporter, vegan and general purveyor of misery. Interests include Scottish, Italian and German football, pretending he can make a difference and film; both watching and making. You can find him on twitter @TheChrisBoud.
Chris is an avid Celtic supporter with leanings towards Juventus and Boca Juniors. A student of film and popular culture, he has an interest in politics and music. Inspired by leaders, his favourite players include Paul Lambert, Juan Román Riquelme and Alessandro Del Piero. Chris is the producer and host of the 90 Minute Cynic football podcast. You can find him on twitter @TheGallatron.
Christian came to Scotland in 2001 and nobody have still managed to get rid of him. A native of Oslo, Norway, he was a huge fan of Ronny Deila before it was cool and still is now that nobody likes him anymore. Christian joined the Cynics in 2014 and is now website editor and infrequent podcaster. He has previously written for The Herald, Scotsman and has also contributed to STV (face) and BBC (voice)
Ciaran is a massive Celtic and Manchester United fan. A very keen football fan who gets around as many grounds a year, watching all levels of football, including England and Germany. He has many football autobiographies, if only he had the patience to read them! Super Joe Deadly is his favourite Celtic player. You can follow him on Twitter @ciaranharran
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
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
Dom is a Glaswegian Celtic fan. He currently lives in Finland where he is proselytising about Scottish football to awkward Finns while in the sauna. There is - so far - no Finnish CSC.
Dougie is a 25 year old ne'er-do-well from Glasgow. He graduated in Politics from Glasgow Uni and is a business analyst by day and football geek at night. He holds strong opinions on the Tradepoint radio advert, IPA beer and people who say "sangwidge" instead of "sandwich".
Eoin Coyne is a dishevelled 30-something Dublin-based Celtic fan who is ambitious enough to have a leaning towards a team in pretty much every league, so special mentions reserved for St. Patrick's Athletic, Aston Villa, Nantes and Seattle Sounders – all perennial underachievers. He is also a season ticket holder for the Irish national team's games which means he is either a moron or the quintessential optimist. When not complaining about things he enjoys good TV, good or really bad movies, stand up comedy and his futile attempts to play 5-a-side to a competent level. Twitter: @fajlovesyerma
Erin is a student and has been an avid Celtic fan since she was a wee girl, and welcomes any chance to blether about the team. Similar to her life-long love of Celtic, Erin also loves writing. She has her own blog where she posts articles about politics, football and whatever else is going on. In addition to her own blog, Erin also written for the Scottish Socialist Voice, Ungagged and This Fan Girl. She has also been shortlisted for a Write to End Violence Against Women Award for ‘Best Blog.’ Erin has also run a successful campaign to make sanitary products free of charge at Celtic Park and believes that we should never shy away from the link between politics and football – for those who are oppressed, in song we can protest!
Euan is an ardent Alloa Athletic fan. Though raised in the rural idyll of the Wee County he now resides in Glasgow where every game is an away game, and he also checks the results to see how his adopted wee team Celtic is doing. An admirer of unconventional players of godlike genius his favourites include Diego Maradonna and big Peter 'Pierre' Lamont. Euan's other interests include cider, twee Scottish indie music and muttering in an unintelligible accent. You can find him on Twitter @CptPopTrance
Frankie Mitchell is a Glasgow artist and Celtic fan, with a big interest in Italian football. Her drawings, illustrations and designs can be found on her Redbubble page at www.redbubble.com/people/madebyfrankie
Graeme is a Celtic fan living in Bayern. He was the original bum on seat 1, row S, section 113 and stayed there for 11 seasons. He now contents himself with Celtic TV. He was one half of History Bhoys Abroad and has a background in journalism. Tom Rogic completes him. He can be found on twitter under @PodestrianG
Iain is a passionate Celtic supporter who also follows Barcelona, Liverpool and perversely Yeovil (somebody has to). When not watching football he is into music (mainly Mogwai, Nick Cave, Arcade Fire and Twilight Sad) and is a massive film fan (he claims to have ‘discovered’ Wes Anderson). He lives in Glasgow. He is tall. His record time for writing a preview is 62 minutes. Follow Iain on Twitter @iaindougan
Jamie is a Mancunian fanalytic and Scottish football blogger. A former local & hospital radio presenter, he once interviewed Angela Rippon about bacon, Jason Byrne about circuses and Martin Compston about Northern Soul. He is behind the twitter account @fitbainScotland.
As a season ticket holder since the 1998-99 season, Keith has witnessed some of the best players to ever adorn the Hoops in the modern age...as well as Adam Virgo. He is an amateur photographer, videographer and maker of terrible Photoshop efforts. Follow Keith on Twitter @Ginty1888.
When George Best, Che Guevara & John Wayne were having a bbq & beer in heaven with St Peter, the only thing they agreed on was Kevin's points of view at 90 Minute Cynic.
Kieran is a freelance journalist and part-time student, originally from Glasgow now living in London.
Lee McKeown is an enthusiastic Celtic supporter who hails from the land of Cumbernauld. He has held a season ticket in the corner of the Jock Stein Stand since the early days of Martin O’Neil and isn’t planning on moving it anytime soon! A history nerd who doesn’t actually know anything about football, or how to play it, so instead he has a keen interest in the history of Celtic. Lee also regularly trains and competes in the sport of Olympic freestyle wrestling; you can keep an eye on one of wrestling’s upcoming stars by following him on Twitter: @mckeown92
Liam is a 21 year old Celtic fan from Easterhouse in the East End of Glasgow and a season ticket holder in the heights of the North Stand Upper. Left wing political activist but writing in a personal capacity. The revolution will be digitised..
Lindsay is a Celtic season ticket holder, plays fitba’ for United Glasgow FC (at least she tries), is a tour guide at the Scottish Football Museum and one of six founding members of Proud Huddle C.S.C. Lindsay is an unapologetic stadium hopper and is completely incapable of visiting a new city without checking out the local sports ground. She is an avid writer and football blogger, you can find her work here. You can also follow her on Twitter @LindsayH19.
Marek’s two biggest passions in life are football and music. A big fan of European and South American football, he particularly follows the Spanish, Italian and South American leagues. His favourite European teams are Celtic and Barcelona and in the Americas he follows Colo Colo and Boca Juniors. Outside of football he is a vinyl junkie, film nerd, and a lazy left-winger. (politically).
Martin's an Edinburgh based Celtic fan (you'll find him at Parkhead in section 123) and when he can bothered he keeps an eye out for SpVgg Greuther Fürth, Germany's answer to Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Forza Kleeblätter! His match day playlist will always consist of the Boss, Morrissey & the Manics.
Matt Evans is a recent transplant to the UK from the US. Celtic was passed down to him by a rogue soccer-loving Irish-American uncle in the 1980s and by the time European nights started being shown on satellite and streaming worldwide he was hooked. An editor by trade, he edits the 90MC publication, The Cynical, among other football publications. His all-time favourite Celt is Artur Boruc, and if he were a tree he would be a palm tree.
Matt is a Celtic supporter born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!). A few years ago, Matt learned about the burgeoning field of analytics in football. Excited with this new knowledge, he could not wait to apply this newfound wisdom to his beloved Celtic and the rest of Scottish football. However, he soon found that there was very little available when it came to these advanced stats for Scottish football. Taking matter into his own hands, Matt decided to track these various stats for Celtic. However, he soon realised he wanted to know how Celtic and it's players compared to their title rivals in Scotland. Then he wanted to compare every club in the SPFL Premiership. This slippery slope led to Matt tracking the stats for every club and player in the SPFL Premiership and Championship, as well as in depth blogs on specific topics in Scottish Football on his blog, The Backpass Rule (https://thebackpassrule.wordpress.com/). He can also be found on twitter under @thebackpassrule
Louis, aka 'The House Wives Favourite', is a Celtic supporter, with particular interest in English and Spanish football. His favourite all time players include Gabriel Batistuta and 'Fat Ronaldo', however for Louis neither of these players measure up to the talents/devilish good looks of a Mr Joseph Christopher Ledley. His other interests include golf and a shocking taste in music. You can find him on twitter @LJFMc.
Michael is a cat enthusiast and a talented beard cultivator from middle America. To supplement the dull ache that comes with being a Newcastle United FC supporter he not-so-secretly roots for Celtic, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. Besides football his other hobby is being the living embodiment of the Korean word Han. Follow Michael on twitter @NUFC_monkey
Copmanthorpe resident, Copmanthorpe reserves left back, goalkeeper in University of Stirling intra-mural league 2001-2005, in addition to music and sports editor at the university paper, Brig. A Stockport County fan who is still waiting for his team's return to the football league as they currently languish in the Conference North division. Patrick can be found on twitter under @pjsolich
Lover of all things Celtic since 1985. Favourite Celtic player is Paolo DiCanio. Spent most of 2016 getting over a Ronny Deila-shaped broken heart that is slowly recovering. From Donegal but residing in Kildare and working in Dublin, still maintain that the greatest Celtic away day was Inter Milan away in the Europa League. Ronan can be found on twitter under @Kearney1085
Rory is a student and Celtic fan from Dunblane (yes he has met Andy Murray...twice). Since the age of 5, Rory has been a season ticket holder at his beloved Celtic, with his all time favourite player being the Aussie Zidane, Tom Rogic. In a fairytale story which saw Rory rise to fame through a few Mikael Lustig inspired questions he sent into the 90 Minute Cynic, Rory now writes for the journalistic wing of his favourite podcast, putting his Advanced Higher English credentials to the test. You can find Rory on twitter @RoryPrice6
Ryan is an university student that was born and raised on the North side of Dublin. The son of a Celtic supporter, Ryan is a devoted fan of his local club Bohemians. In his spare time he enjoys writing about John Delany's favourite "problem child" - the League of Ireland - and all the little things that make it the #GreatestLeagueintheWorld. He also enjoys collecting football jerseys and watching the Chicago Cubs play baseball.
Scott Fleming is a football writer from Glasgow who now lives and works in Liverpool. He enjoys travelling home for a spot of 'glory' hunting on rainy Europa League Thursdays and has especially fond memories of the massive contribution he made to the 2007-08 title win while running the hats & scarves section of the Parkhead Superstore.
Despite growing up, and now studying, in England, Celtic have always been a huge part of my life. I first watched the team with my dad; I fell in love and then there was no turning back. Would have played for Celtic if it wasn’t for my love of pints (and also not being very good at football). Other interests include sport in general and arguing about politics. PS: I spoke to Kieran Tierney on Instagram and got his permission to use his photo on my bank card and will mention this regularly.
Born into a family of Celtic daft Glaswegians in the suburbs of London, studied journalism in Poland (that famous nation of free press!) and Greece, and currently living in Spain. I have as much clue where I’m from as where I’m going next. Dreamed of having Henrik’s dreadlocks as I kid, now just dream of a thick head of hair. Love to talk about all things Celtic. Own blog: www.droptheshoulder.com
Stevie has been a coach since he was 16, working initially in Scotland with Dundee, Raith Rovers and East Fife. He has now coached in 5 countries including being a head coach in Switzerland and India. Stevie has written many books including 'Coaching the 4-2-3-1', and was the expert analyst for the hugely successful Asian Tactical analysis show, Mindgame. He is currently doing his UEFA A Licence and holds an SFA Advanced Childrens Licence
Tony have been going to see Celtic since he was 5 years old, his first game the day Celtic won the league in 1986 (his celebrations captured on TV after Paul McStay's goal). His hero is fellow goalkeeper Packie Bonner. Originally from Paisley he now lives in Runcorn in Cheshire and also follow Rugby League, NRL and WWE. You can find him on Twitter under @runcorncelt