Sport



How the 2018 World Cup saved my mental health

10th June 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper looks back on the emotional and meaningful experience he undertook whilst watching the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. It’s finally June and Euros fever is kicking in. England’s campaign begins on 13 June against Croatia, with the Three Lions looking to exact revenge on the team that ended English semi-final dreams at ...


Pure Fitbaw Euro preview proves to be the ideal pre-tournament listen

10th June 2021

The show, hosted by Glasgow University graduate Alasdair Madden, hits all the right notes ahead of football’s Summer showpiece. Pure Fitbaw (PF) has been an established part of the Scottish football podcast scene for several years but their latest podcast series, which previews Euro 2020, might be amongst their most exciting yet.  PF has produced ...


GUSA launches Hardship Fund

1st June 2021

Glasgow University Sports Association have recently launched a new initiative which is intended to support those who face financial hardship. Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) has launched an exciting initiative, the GUSA Hardship Fund, in order to alleviate the difficulties which financially impoverished students face when seeking to participate in sport. The Hardship scheme is ...


Chaos and passion at the Rangers’ celebration: One student’s perspective

29th May 2021

Rangers’ first league title in ten years brought thousands of Rangers fans onto the street.  The subway screeched to a halt, and the location signs came into view; the word “Ibrox” stood boldly written in black. I had arrived, although I didn’t need the signs to tell me that. Mask firmly on and hood up, ...


Scotland close Six Nations with historic win in Paris

27th April 2021

Through a combination of courage, nerve and determination, the visitors managed to defy all expectations to beat France in their own backyard. While the Calcutta Cup was rightly commanding the headlines in February, it would be criminal not to reflect on a rousing win in Paris for the first time since 1999 for Scotland.  Before ...


Professional cyclists pedalling north as the Tour of Britain heads to Scotland

26th April 2021

The Tour of Britain is heading to Scotland this year with two stages set to be held north of the border. The Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycling race, is not only returning to Scotland for the 2021 edition in September, but finishing in the city of Aberdeen, with two stages north of ...


Scott Brown announces departure from Celtic

25th April 2021

Scott Brown has announced that at the end of the season, the Celtic captain will be leaving the club for Aberdeen, after a star studded 14 years. I recall a bitterly chilly April night in Paisley in 2015. As an Englishman there is always a hope that things will start to warm up by April, ...


What the Rangers celebration in George Square really means

25th April 2021

With Rangers fans breaching Covid-19 guidelines to celebrate the end of a taxing nine years, questions must be asked regarding violence associated with Scottish football as fans wreak havoc on the streets of Glasgow. On 7 March, hundreds of Rangers fans encroached upon Glasgow’s historic George Square, where they showed their city pride by destroying ...


Rage, unity and galvanising Power: The European Super League

23rd April 2021

The attempts by Europe’s elite were thwarted by the passion of fans, but what will come from the fallout? The European football world was thrown into turmoil on Sunday evening after plans for a ‘European Super League’ (ESL) were revealed. The league proposed to involve the “big six” of English football – Manchester City, Manchester ...


Scrap it or keep it? How VAR has changed football forever

2nd April 2021

Virtual assistance is ruining the modern game. Do we need to scrap it? I believe there is a consensus that football has lost something; that football itself might be lost. Every weekend, there are Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) led decisions that twist people up, arguments about consistency, flow and, most importantly, an essential forensic charmlessness ...