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Liam Conway · Apr 26, 2016

An Enticing Invitation to Fail?

As this season draws to a close, and assuming all else being equal, we may find ourselves reflecting on the fact that Ronny Deila will be considered a failure as Celtic manager, despite having won two consecutive league titles and having worked hard under very difficult circumstances...

Liam Conway · Apr 26, 2016
Liam Conway · Jul 9, 2014

‘Don’t Criticise What You Can’t Understand’?

To those who are deeply immersed in its traditions and institutions, Orange Order parades in Scotland are magnificent celebrations of Protestant culture and heritage.

Liam Conway · Jul 9, 2014
Liam Conway · Jul 4, 2014

Should Scotland’s Catholics be concerned about Independence?

The question, ‘Should Scotland’s Catholics should be concerned about independence?’ has been raised again recently.

Liam Conway · Jul 4, 2014
Liam Conway · Jun 3, 2014

A New Niche Market for Celtic?

We have long since adjusted to the economic reality that even the top football clubs in Scotland are no longer able to attract or retain high profile players from other leagues, regardless of their history and reputation, and despite their global appeal,...

Liam Conway · Jun 3, 2014
Liam Conway · Feb 4, 2014

Turn the Word ‘Sectarian’ Upside Down

In 1941, the Austrian Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein decided to quit academic life to be involved in war work; he took up a role as a porter in Guy’s Hospital in London, where he very quickly progressed to the role of Lab Assistant, mixing ointments fo...

Liam Conway · Feb 4, 2014
Liam Conway · Jan 10, 2014

Three Dogmas of Sectarianism in Scotland

It is common to hear sectarianism being described as ‘Scotland’s shame’...

Liam Conway · Jan 10, 2014
Liam Conway · Dec 18, 2013

A Working Definition of Sectarianism in Scotland?

The Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland produced a report on the 13th December 2013...

Liam Conway · Dec 18, 2013
Liam Conway · Oct 2, 2013

Opting into Scotland

Generations of workless families; undernourished children living in poor quality housing; the choice between eating a healthy meal, or heating your home; low educational attainment, low life expectancy and ill health; alcoholism and drug addiction; theft,...

Liam Conway · Oct 2, 2013
Liam Conway · Mar 20, 2013

An Ugly Impasse

It is hard to think that the Offensive Behaviour at Football legislation has had anything but a negative impact on the attitudes and behaviours of those it was intended to manage, despite the Scottish Government’s bullish claims to the contrary. Whilst th...

Liam Conway · Mar 20, 2013
Liam Conway · Mar 15, 2013

Could Player Co-Ownership Help Scottish Football?

It is no secret that Celtic’s ability to identify and develop young players with potential has reaped tremendous rewards in recent seasons...

Liam Conway · Mar 15, 2013
Liam Conway · Feb 18, 2013

How Celtic Might Win in Turin, From a Philosophical Point of View

When the eminent philosopher of football, Friedrich Nietzsche, was asked for his opinion on how referees make decisions in high profile European games, he replied that ‘All things are subject to interpretation...

Liam Conway · Feb 18, 2013
Liam Conway · Feb 13, 2013

Working the Industry Behind the Game

Referees take a lot of stick. Sometimes they deserve it.

Liam Conway · Feb 13, 2013
Liam Conway · Jan 29, 2013

Some More Thoughts on Celtic Players’ Mind-Set

Henry Clarson’s thought provoking blog yesterday and Graeme Macpherson’s article in The Herald today have prompted me to throw my own tuppence worth into the debate...

Liam Conway · Jan 29, 2013
Liam Conway · Jan 10, 2013

Catholic Schools, Religious Discrimination and Racism

There has been another recent burst of interest in the problem of anti-Catholicism in Scottish society. Opinions vary on how prevalent it is and whether it is in fact a significant problem or not...

Liam Conway · Jan 10, 2013
Liam Conway · Jan 1, 2013

On Whether Sectarianism is a Form of Racism

The question of whether sectarianism is a form of racism is an important one. Not only does it have a bearing on how we ought to understand instances of sectarian behaviour and how such instances should be dealt with from a legal point of view; it also ha...

Liam Conway · Jan 1, 2013
Liam Conway · Dec 24, 2012

Some Thoughts on Charles Green’s Christmas Message

Referring to the link between an individual’s social status and his outward appearance, Charles Dickens wrote in his classic novel Oliver Twist, that dignity is ‘sometimes more a question of coat and waistcoat than some people would imagine’...

Liam Conway · Dec 24, 2012
Liam Conway · Dec 10, 2012

What is this thing called ‘anti-football’?

“People rightly consider that Celtic use an anti-football system, but Chelsea have done the same and they are now champions of Europe.” Xavi, Barcelona. Whilst it isn’t new, the term ‘anti-football’ has been thrown around quite a bit recently...

Liam Conway · Dec 10, 2012
Liam Conway · Nov 25, 2012

Learning to be Successful

Nietzsche wrote that the conditions of life might include error. And so the enduring challenge we all face would be to find an approach to what we do that accepts error and failure as intrinsic aspects of our pursuit of perfection and success...

Liam Conway · Nov 25, 2012
Liam Conway · Nov 23, 2012

Confronting the Bigot Within

The underlying premise of most anti-racism initiatives appears to be that education in the virtue of tolerance is the key to eradicating it from our society.

Liam Conway · Nov 23, 2012
Liam Conway · Nov 6, 2012

Clubs With A Purpose

‘More than a club’, is how Barcelona Football Club famously describes itself. Many of us quite rightly feel that this description also fits Celtic Football Club in equal measure. As far as Celtic is concerned, it is a description that captures the ide...

Liam Conway · Nov 6, 2012
Liam Conway · Nov 2, 2012

Jumping on the ‘Bigot!’ Bandwagon

The popular misuse of a word can have a transformational effect on how we think about the situation in which it has been used...

Liam Conway · Nov 2, 2012
Liam Conway · Oct 30, 2012

Spiers On ‘the Rogue, Angry Underclass’

Graham Spiers has been honest enough in the past to recognise his gullibility in relaying the myths peddled by the former Rangers FC Owner, David Murray...

Liam Conway · Oct 30, 2012
Liam Conway · Oct 22, 2012

Barcaphobia

Excitement and fear are closely connected human emotions. There are times when outward expressions of excitement are manifestations of underlying feelings of fear. When it comes to performance psychology, this complex emotional twinset can actually be use...

Liam Conway · Oct 22, 2012
Liam Conway · Sep 25, 2012

A Paranoid Interpretation of a 1905 Newspaper Report: Rowdyism at Parkhead

SCOTTISH CUP-SEMI-FINALS RANGERS V. CELTIC ROWDYISM AT PARKHEAD ”The Referee had had occasion to penalise and speak to Quinn before, chiefly for his attentions to the Rangers’ goalkeeper, and as the end was drawing nigh he ordered him to the pavilion...

Liam Conway · Sep 25, 2012
Liam Conway · Sep 22, 2012

Glasgow’s Split Personality (Thoughts on the Proposed Famine Memorial)

Like many cities around the world, there are ways in which Glasgow exhibits signs of having a split personality, which it often finds embarrassing and difficult to deal with. Perhaps none are as obvious as its inability to reconcile its world renowned sen...

Liam Conway · Sep 22, 2012
Liam Conway · Sep 20, 2012

Celebrating Ordinariness

Alasdair Lamont described Celtic’s performance against Benfica as ‘ordinary’: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19662008 Ordinariness is a fuzzy concept in football.

Liam Conway · Sep 20, 2012
Liam Conway · Sep 14, 2012

Sectarianism as a Political Tool (Some General Thoughts)

To some people, having a religion is about having a deeply personal relationship with their God.

Liam Conway · Sep 14, 2012
Liam Conway · Aug 28, 2012

The Inexcusable Appeal to Heritage

Celebrating a heritage is good and important. However, celebrating a heritage in a way that is felt to be offensive to other sections of the very same society surely cannot be considered in the same light...

Liam Conway · Aug 28, 2012
Liam Conway · Aug 18, 2012

“…And Songs To Sing”

A few comments on Twitter this afternoon, during the Celtic game, got me thinking My fairly limited knowledge of Irish politics and history is sufficient to inform me that songs about the IRA tend to be songs about an Irish Republican military organisa...

Liam Conway · Aug 18, 2012
Liam Conway · Aug 17, 2012

Celtic’s Global Limitations

In a recent article, Phil Mac Giolla Bhain explored the interesting point that there is an opportunity for Celtic to tap even further into its massive global market by finding a way of ‘monetising’ the affinity that millions of Irish Americans have wi...

Liam Conway · Aug 17, 2012
Liam Conway · Aug 9, 2012

The Weakness of the Kit-Kat Analogy

It is ironic that the Kit-Kat Analogy has been used to explain the continuation of the history of Rangers...

Liam Conway · Aug 9, 2012
Liam Conway · Jul 15, 2012

Tapping Into Scottish Football’s Money Generating Emotions

The learned gentlemen of the mainstream media are particularly adept at tapping into and perpetuating money generating emotions, particularly where sporting rivalries are concerned. Scottish football pundits and journalists have been at it for well over a...

Liam Conway · Jul 15, 2012
Liam Conway · Jul 11, 2012

Why Sectarianism Remains An Enduring Problem Today

It is quite interesting to reflect on certain of our current sociocultural problems – I am thinking particularly about sectarianism in Scotland – by starting with the respective psychologies of those caught up in the midst of it today, and comparing i...

Liam Conway · Jul 11, 2012
Liam Conway · Jul 5, 2012

Stewart Regan’s Big Fear

Perhaps we shouldn’t be too hard on Stewart Regan. After all, his fear mongering prediction of the death of Scottish football is nothing more than a symptom of a particularly distasteful and rather misguided belief...

Liam Conway · Jul 5, 2012
Liam Conway · Jun 28, 2012

Integrity…? Morality in Sport is Just a Happy Coincidence.

Hardly a day goes by without another reminder of the multitude of corrupt practices underpinning many of our highly esteemed institutions and organisations...

Liam Conway · Jun 28, 2012
Liam Conway · Jun 26, 2012

An Unstructured Comparison: The Eurozone Crisis & Scottish Football

It is widely argued that a Greek disorderly exit from the Eurozone would have a devastating outcome...

Liam Conway · Jun 26, 2012
Liam Conway · Jun 16, 2012

The Switching Game

We have all played the game where you change one letter of a word at a time to turn it into an entirely different word.

Liam Conway · Jun 16, 2012
Liam Conway · Jun 8, 2012

Are Anti-Sectarian Initiatives Counter-Productive?

Congratulations to Larkhall for being the first town in Scotland to receive the ‘Champion for Change’ charter mark by Nil By Mouth, in recognition of its work to tackle sectarianism in the community. Local schools, community groups and Church Leaders...

Liam Conway · Jun 8, 2012
Liam Conway · May 31, 2012

New Funding To Tackle Bigotry? – Some Thoughts.

The Scottish Government today announced new funding to the value of £272,000 for organisations working to ‘eradicate bigotry in Scotland’: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2012/05/sectarianism31052012 This follows the introduction of The Offe...

Liam Conway · May 31, 2012
Liam Conway · May 10, 2012

A Subtle Dilution of Responsibility?

“Our guiding principle is that we will do what is in the best interests of Celtic Football Club and our supporters, consistent with upholding the interests and reputation of Scottish football.” This is a very ambiguous statement. However it is designe...

Liam Conway · May 10, 2012
Liam Conway · May 9, 2012

Two Experiments

Deregulation in the banking industry was an experiment in wealth creation.

Liam Conway · May 9, 2012
Liam Conway · May 6, 2012

A False Dichotomy

It has been argued that if Rangers, in some shape or form, is permitted leave to remain in the SPL without any significant sanctions for their past misdemeanours, Celtic supporters will protest by boycotting away games to the detriment of the financial he...

Liam Conway · May 6, 2012
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TMT#187 – Murder Was The Case

Welcome to the latest episode of 20 Minute Tims. It’s a biggie this week, folks.

Hail Hail Media #1 We’re back! Brilliant Bayo sends warning to the Shame

Bayo, Jullien, Boli improves, Fraser is back, James on the left, Wanyama chat, AIK and of course the game at Mordor...

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 3 3 0 0 15 3 12 9
2 “Rangers” 3 3 0 0 9 2 7 9
3 Livingston 3 1 2 0 6 3 3 5
4 Ross County 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
5 Aberdeen 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
6 Motherwell 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
7 Hibernian 3 1 1 1 4 8 -4 4
8 St Mirren 3 1 0 2 1 2 -1 3
9 Hamilton Academical 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
10 St Johnstone 3 0 2 1 4 11 -7 2
11 Hearts 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1
12 Kilmarnock 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

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Celtic 3-1 Hearts Celtic FC Celtic 3-1 Hearts at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2019-08-25T15:00:00+01:00 2019-08-25T16:45:00+01:00
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Scottish Premiership
15:00 25 August 2019

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AIK v Celtic Celtic FC AIK v Celtic at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden in the UEFA Europa League. 2019-08-29T18:00:00+00:00 2019-08-29T19:45:00+00:00
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18:00 29 August 2019