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Celtic, Rangers, Hampden & Other Musings

Celtic, Rangers, Hampden & Other Musings

By Brian P. Dunleavy   So much for “Hampden in the Sun.”   The future of Scotland’s current national stadium, in Glasgow, remains very much cloudy, as the country…

No European Vacation For Celtic

No European Vacation For Celtic

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Follow Brian on Twitter   Celtic and manager Brendan Rodgers achieved one of their stated goals for the season on Tuesday when they clinched European…

Celtic’s Green Advantage

Celtic’s Green Advantage

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Follow Brian on Twitter   Money can’t buy love—or happiness—but it sure gets you some good footballers. And, as with anything you…

Standing Ovation For Hamilton

Standing Ovation For Hamilton

By Brian P. Dunleavy In New York, “Hamilton” is a big deal—arguably the toughest ticket on Broadway. People pay hundreds of dollars above face value for a chance to…

Rough Seas Ahead In Scotland For O’Neill?

Rough Seas Ahead In Scotland For O’Neill?

By Brian P Dunleavy   Will he or won’t he? That seems to be the question surrounding Northern Ireland national team manager Michael O’Neill, who depending on which…

The Full Scottish: Some Clarity on Celtic’s Sinclair

The Full Scottish: Some Clarity on Celtic’s Sinclair

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Last season, Celtic winger Scott Sinclair won Scotland’s Player of the Year award.   The oft-traveled Englishman, who was signed from Aston Villa…

Celtic Undone Again By German Team

Celtic Undone Again By German Team

By Brian P. Dunleavy Last season, there was almost a feel-good factor to Celtic’s Champions’ League foray—specifically, their group stages matches against Borussia Monchengladbach.   Known the…

Scotland’s Crowd-Sourcing Conundrum: Why Stands Were Empty For Semi Finals At Hampden Park

Scotland’s Crowd-Sourcing Conundrum: Why Stands Were Empty For Semi Finals At Hampden Park

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Years ago, Glaswegian comedian Billy Connolly did a bit about ice dancing, during which he compared the “oohs” and “ahs” of the spectators in that…

The Full Scottish: A Tribute To Paul Wilson (Celtic & Scotland)

The Full Scottish: A Tribute To Paul Wilson (Celtic & Scotland)

By Brian P. Dunleavy   We’ve been remiss here at The Full Scottish for not acknowledging the passing last month of Scotland’s, and Celtic’s, footballing trailblazer, Paul…

Should Scotland Look Closer To Home For Fresh Talent?

Should Scotland Look Closer To Home For Fresh Talent?

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Scotland’s manager (until very recently) Gordon Strachan lives in the Midlands region of England, having relocated there from his long-time home in…