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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…

Scotland’s Big Mac Attack

Scotland’s Big Mac Attack

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Callum McGregor finally got his song. The lifelong Celtic fan, who first signed with the club as an eight-year-old, has become a first…

Rangers’ Meetings of the Minds

Rangers’ Meetings of the Minds

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Poor Pedro Caixinha.  He arrives in Glasgow from Portugal, by way of Mexico and the Qatar, and the Govan “Welcome Wagon” doesn’t even bother…

The Old Firm Never Gets Old

The Old Firm Never Gets Old

By Brian P. Dunleavy   Celtic and Rangers face off at Ibrox on Saturday—the first Old Firm match of the young season.   For all you hear from a…

Celtic N’Aiment Pas Paris

Celtic N’Aiment Pas Paris

By Brian P. Dunleavy   An article in Saturday’s Irish Times described it best.   On Friday, Celtic played a Hamilton Academical side, which paid what was, for them…