Euro-nly going to beat what’s in front of you

16th December 2019

Max Ferguson Sports Editor Israel offer Scotland a potentially comfortable path to the Euros In typical UEFA fashion, Scotland finally found out the identity of their play-off opposition. With an 11am UK time draw, Israel were drawn as Scotland’s play-off opponents in a typically laborious UEFA ceremony, with all the pomp and circumstance of a ...


“It was just banter”: a look at lad culture in sport

13th December 2019

Dylan Tuck Sports Editor Sports Editor Dylan Tuck takes a look at why rugby culture still has a long, hard road to improvement. This is hardly breaking news, but rugby lad culture is still prevalent in modern society. Lad culture is predominantly the promotion of a particular form of masculinity, and that is toxically expressed ...


Copa Libertadores Final: A watershed moment for South American football in the UK?

10th December 2019

Max Ferguson Sports Editor Flamengo v River Plate in Peru’s Estadio Monumental Unless you are a disciple of the church of Jonathan Wilson, a subscriber to Copa90, or a football obsessive like myself, South American football will seem a million miles away from the slick production of the Premier League. Cruyffian football, Sir Alex Ferguson, ...


A Shift in Glasgow? Aye, Right.

25th November 2019

Jamie Byrne Writer I take a very slow breath. The idea that Rangers have finally overcome being the second biggest team in Glasgow has just been presented as a pitch in the Glasgow Guardian contributors’ meeting, following a weekend where Celtic lost against Livingstone, as well as conceding the top spot of the Scottish Premiership ...


Can headers cause dementia?

21st November 2019

Dylan Tuck Sports Editor / Social Media Editor Football isn’t a game that takes changes very well; just look at the recent addition of Video Assistant Referees (*sigh*) as an example of an industry doing its damnedest not to bend for fear of breaking as new technology reshapes the sport forever. It even seems hard ...


How Glasgow is bettering lives through basketball

19th November 2019

Kieran Dowling Writer Kieran Dowling explains GUBC’s social outreach programme. Glasgow University Basketball Club’s Social Outreach Programme reaches out to young, vulnerable children and teenagers in the wider community of Glasgow, and uses basketball as a means of facilitating their development. Our programme functions through a few major projects such as: organising various outreach events...


Scotland’s Rugby World Cup: a nation hurt

13th November 2019

  Jamie Byrne Writer A couple of weeks on from Scotland’s early exit to hosts Japan, Jamie Byrne takes a reflective look back on a disappointing tournament for the national team. On the morning of 22 September, alarm clocks across the homeland rang as the sun began to rise on a chilly Sunday in Scotland. ...


Glasgow City reach Women’s Champions League last eight

13th November 2019

Max Kelly Travel Editor A historic aggregate victory as City equal their best ever campaign. On the night of Halloween, there were some scares, but eventually, Glasgow City made it to the Women’s Champions League quarter-final for just the second time in their history. The momentous achievement was sealed after a nervy penalty-shootout, in which ...


Giant steps are what we take

11th November 2019

Max Ferguson Sports Editor Glasgow sides move toward the knockout stages. Thursday night saw Glasgow’s Europa League representatives win their respective games, as Celtic confirmed their place in the Europa League’s knockout stages, whilst Rangers kept a clean sheet at home to put themselves in the driving seat for their final two fixtures at home ...


Racism in football: enough is enough

5th November 2019

Jamie Byrne Writer The beautiful game: a phrase which represents a game that takes up so much of our time. If it’s either counting down the minutes until the referee’s whistle at 3 o’clock on a Saturday, or screaming at the television on a weekday night after conceding a 90th minute equaliser on FIFA – ...