Daniel O'Connell

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Ten is All I Want

Last night’s defeat was hard to take. We held our own for most of the first half without really threatening Valencia and lost a stupid goal just before half time.

Referees, like Caesar’s wife, must be above suspicion

News has broken today that referee John Beaton has been on the receiving end of death threats following his performance in last week’s Glasgow derby at Ibrox.

The SFA on Trial

Football in Scotland is descending into farce once again and once again, the need to protect and promote Rangers* is at the heart of it.

Beaton On the Square

As I suspected would be the case, Alfredo Morelos is to face no action over three flashpoints in the recent Glasgow derby at Ibrox.

Rangers* and the Aye But Defence

With the SFA compliance officer looking at *three* separate incidents involving Alfredo Morelos in the recent match v Celtic, it brings into sharp focus the chaotic governance of football in Scotland when it comes to teams playing out of Ibrox.On too many occasions in the past apparently open and shut cases involving Ibrox clubs have been found to have previously unheard of complexities resulting in a Rangers branded club escaping punishment...

Daniel O'Connell · Apr 12, 2018

The Split Has Got to Go

The furore over the post-split fixtures, once an annual farrago, has returned with a vengeance this year and many are blaming Sevco...

Daniel O'Connell · Apr 12, 2018
Daniel O'Connell · Nov 25, 2017

The Myth of the O F Duopoly

I don’t need to dig up the quotes from various Scottish football experts, blazers, ex-Rangers players and pundits...

Daniel O'Connell · Nov 25, 2017
Daniel O'Connell · Oct 27, 2017

The Champions League is Rigged

We all love hearing the Champions League anthem blaring at Celtic Park...

Daniel O'Connell · Oct 27, 2017
Daniel O'Connell · Jul 22, 2017

Green Brigade Statement

The Green Brigade has today released a statement on Celtic’s move to close their section of the stadium for two competitive matches, which is breathtakingly selfish and arrogant in equal measure...

Daniel O'Connell · Jul 22, 2017
Daniel O'Connell · Jul 21, 2017

We Have A Green Brigade Shaped Problem

It’s becoming almost tedious now. Big European occasion at Celtic Park, UEFA sanction for banner flown in Green Brigade section...

Daniel O'Connell · Jul 21, 2017
Daniel O'Connell · Jul 9, 2017

Football At War

As the clamour to strip titles from the now defunct Rangers Football Club’s historical record grows, I’m seeing increasing references on social media to Rangers now, “Going for 62...

Daniel O'Connell · Jul 9, 2017
Daniel O'Connell · Jan 2, 2017

Just Another Saturday

I used to love games against Rangers. There was nothing like the atmosphere at those matches and as a teenager I couldn’t get enough of it...

Daniel O'Connell · Jan 2, 2017
Daniel O'Connell · Aug 20, 2016

Do the Crime, Do the Time

Another European match, another UEFA fine for Celtic seemingly coming up, due to the selfish, self-indulgent student union politicking by the Green Brigade...

Daniel O'Connell · Aug 20, 2016
Daniel O'Connell · Apr 19, 2016

Celtic’s Hampden Problem

Sunday was hard to take. There’s no getting away from that and I’m not here to defend Ronny Deila, or say he should be given a second chance...

Daniel O'Connell · Apr 19, 2016
Daniel O'Connell · Mar 21, 2016

Supporting Celtic: It’s Not About You

Seems the knives are still out for Ronny Deila following what was in the end a successful trip to Rugby Park on Saturday...

Daniel O'Connell · Mar 21, 2016
Daniel O'Connell · Mar 18, 2016

Champions League: It should be clubs from the smaller associations breaking away

There seems to be something in the air recently regarding the future of European football, with big clubs making noises about their dissatisfaction with the Champions League, specifically the fact they (poor things) could theoretically be eliminated before the business end of the competition...

Daniel O'Connell · Mar 18, 2016
Daniel O'Connell · Nov 28, 2015

Celtic in Europe

The day I was born, Celtic played the newly crowned World Club Champions Feyenoord at Hampden Park, a Bobby Lennox goal being enough to give the Celts a 1-1 draw...

Daniel O'Connell · Nov 28, 2015
Daniel O'Connell · Nov 22, 2015

Celtic’s Socialist Roots

Continue reading “Celtic’s Socialist Roots” on Daniel O'Connell.

Daniel O'Connell · Nov 22, 2015
Daniel O'Connell · Nov 10, 2015

Rangers Must Accept the Consequences of Rule Breaking

If you were asked to name 10 Michael Douglas films it’s unlikely you would mention 1983’s The Star Chamber...

Daniel O'Connell · Nov 10, 2015
Daniel O'Connell · Nov 8, 2015

Mr Regan, tear down these tainted titles!

AS the Court of Session in Edinburgh has ruled that the now-deceased Rangers’ use of EBT’s to pay their players was in fact illegal, the issue of title stripping has come to the fore again...

Daniel O'Connell · Nov 8, 2015
Daniel O'Connell · Oct 18, 2015

The Honest Mistake Culture

The dust has settled on what should have been a comfortable victory at Fir Park yesterday and Celtic sit two points clear at the top of the SPFL Premiership...

Daniel O'Connell · Oct 18, 2015
Daniel O'Connell · May 19, 2015

Freedom of Religion is Dead

A long time ago, I worked in a pub which had previously been known to attract a lot of gay customers...

Daniel O'Connell · May 19, 2015
Daniel O'Connell · Apr 29, 2015

Mistakes and Mistakes

It’s now almost two weeks since the miserable afternoon at Hampden which saw Celtic’s treble dream end for another year.

Daniel O'Connell · Apr 29, 2015
Daniel O'Connell · Sep 19, 2014

Scotland at a Crossroads

I was quite detached from the independence referendum...

Daniel O'Connell · Sep 19, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Sep 14, 2014

The Hoops, Celtic and Sevco

I have a confession to make. A shocking confession actually.When I was young, like early years of primary school young, I wasn’t awfully keen on the hoops.I think it was because almost every other team I knew had plain shirts, I kind of wished the Celtic...

Daniel O'Connell · Sep 14, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Aug 29, 2014

You Are the Weakest Link... Goodbye.

As a self-confessed statto, I really enjoyed The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Football Is Wrong by Chris Anderson and David Sally.It wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, especially for people like me who were brought up on the Celtic traditi...

Daniel O'Connell · Aug 29, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Aug 28, 2014

How Much Can We Expect From Celtic?

For the first time since 2011 there will be no Champions League campaign for Celtic this season and this has led to some serious questions being asked of the board and the manager...

Daniel O'Connell · Aug 28, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Aug 11, 2014

Celtic Owe Legia Warsaw Nothing

The fallout from the decision by Henning Berg to field a suspended player in the second league of Legia Warsaw’s 3rd qualifying round tie with Celtic continued over the weekend, with Legia attempting to put a guilt trip on Celtic over their exit from the...

Daniel O'Connell · Aug 11, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Apr 9, 2014

Celtic: What’s it all about?

The fallout from the Leigh Griffiths affair continues apace and I’ve spent the day batting away accusations of being an apologist for racism or being “stupid.” I don’t discount the possibility, but the person who alleged this stupidity on my part was unab...

Daniel O'Connell · Apr 9, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Apr 8, 2014

Leigh Griffiths and a Modern Witch Hunt

The videos which have emerged in the past week of Leigh Griffiths joining in a pub sing-along with other Hibernian fans has revealed a self-righteousness among some Celtic fans which is deeply unattractive.A witch hunt, and I use that term advisedly, has...

Daniel O'Connell · Apr 8, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Feb 8, 2014

Fergus McCann: Mo Ghile Mear

I was reminded of a story about Fergus McCann this morning as we approach the 20th anniversary of his saving Celtic from administration and possibly liquidation in 1994.Many people will already be aware of this story, but it bears repeating as we consider...

Daniel O'Connell · Feb 8, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Jan 30, 2014

The Fiddle Game

A rather harassed-looking man, let’s call him Craig, walks into a bar carrying a beat-up old violin case.He sits at the bar and after ordering a pint of Carlsberg tells the barman, let’s call him Billy, all his troubles...

Daniel O'Connell · Jan 30, 2014
Daniel O'Connell · Dec 1, 2013

Celtic and Republicanism

The Green Brigade have caused Celtic no little bother in the past week, with two displays referencing the Offensive Behaviour Act and involving Irish Republican imagery and song.This has led to the club being investigated or charged by both the SPFL and U...

Daniel O'Connell · Dec 1, 2013
Daniel O'Connell · Jun 25, 2013

Victor Wanyama: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Jock Stein famously said the Celtic shirt doesn’t shrink to fit inferior players.That much is true, but there is a magical quality to the green and white hoops...

Daniel O'Connell · Jun 25, 2013
Daniel O'Connell · Jun 22, 2013

UEFA, the BBC, Derry City and The Rangers

It has been an interesting week in the Great Sevco Same Club/NewClub debate...

Daniel O'Connell · Jun 22, 2013
Daniel O'Connell · May 25, 2013

Do the SFA’s rules on player registration apply to The Rangers?

The Rangers FC accepted a one year registration embargo as a condition of SFA membership in August last year.The intention was that the new club would be unable to register players until January 2014 (albeit after giving them the summer 2012 window to bui...

Daniel O'Connell · May 25, 2013
Daniel O'Connell · Apr 15, 2013

Scottish Football Needs a Bigger Top League

St Mirren and Ross County have today ended hopes for the setting up of a 12-12-18 structure and a single governing body for Scottish football...

Daniel O'Connell · Apr 15, 2013
Daniel O'Connell · Feb 22, 2013

Are YOU a Bitter, Hate-Filled, Rangers-hating Bigot?

It seems at the moment the worst crime you can be accused of is being a Rangers-hater.So prevalent are Rangers-haters these days that YOU could be a Rangers-hater and not even know it.

Daniel O'Connell · Feb 22, 2013
Daniel O'Connell · Dec 22, 2012

Fans’ Movement Required to End the Myth

With UEFA announcing a ban on Malaga competing in Europe next year due to monies owed to the tax authorities, and closer to home Hearts and their fans making every effort to pay HMRC to avoid a winding-up order, it is especially crass to say the least, th...

Daniel O'Connell · Dec 22, 2012
Daniel O'Connell · Dec 18, 2012

What’s In A Club?

There is a weeping, Rangers-shaped sore festering on the body of Scottish football today.Like a gangrenous digit that should have been long since amputated, The Rangers Football Club has been allowed to infect the game with the stench of corruption and in...

Daniel O'Connell · Dec 18, 2012
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Hail Cesar

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Louis McCaffrey, Chris Sermanni and Christian Wulff. We pay tribute to a Celtic icon and one of Scottish football biggest talents – Billy McNeill...

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 34 24 6 4 71 17 54 78
2 “Rangers” 34 20 9 5 76 25 51 69
3 Aberdeen 34 18 7 9 53 37 16 61
4 Kilmarnock 34 16 10 8 46 29 17 58
5 Hibernian 34 14 11 9 49 34 15 53
6 Hearts 34 15 5 14 39 44 -5 50
7 St Johnstone 34 14 5 15 34 44 -10 47
8 Motherwell 34 13 5 16 38 48 -10 44
9 Livingston 34 11 9 14 36 36 0 42
10 Hamilton Academical 34 7 5 22 22 70 -48 26
11 St Mirren 34 6 6 22 27 62 -35 24
12 Dundee 34 4 6 24 25 70 -45 18

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