Meet the team
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.
Allan is a Celtic fan born and bred in the East End of Glasgow. A season-ticket holder and distinctly average amateur footballer; his saving grace is his ability to talk a good game. Resident Cynic in-house tactician.
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
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
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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
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.
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 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
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
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. Torn between a statistically enhanced footballing style and a good, old-fashioned get-it-in-the-mixer-and-score style.