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What are we expecting to see at AFCON?

27th January 2024

A look at the favourites, the dark horses and key players vying for glory at the latest instalment of the AFCON In the pulsating world of African football, anticipation is building as the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2024 unfolds in January. The tournament promises a thrilling showcase of skill, passion and intense competition as ...


Scotland’s squad for Euro24

11th January 2024

Scotland manager, Steve Clarke, faces some tough decisions in preparation for Scotland kicking off the 2024 European Championships next summer. Despite conceding 14 goals in our last five games (none of which mattered, right?) we are on our way to Germany. Now comes half a year of anxiety and excitement for the upcoming European Championships. ...


Blokecore, ballers, and the beautiful garms

9th January 2024

Sports Editor Gabriel explores the world of football fashion and it’s current trajectories. For years, football has been intrinsically linked with the fashion world, yet the style often associated with fans and players alike is deplorably generalised and generally in line with that of JD sports promotional page. Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has brought the ...


Saudi Arabia and the 2034 World Cup

24th December 2023

The 2034 footballing World Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia, in what marks the biggest sporting event in this rapidly growing sporting empire. On 31 October, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that Saudi Arabia would host the 2034 FIFA World Cup. This should come as little surprise to anyone following recent developments across both ...


The Oscars of Football: the history of the Ballon d’Or

3rd December 2023

The Ballon d’Or award is accompanied with glitz and glamour, despite favouring attacking players playing in European clubs. In the world of football, the Ballon d’Or remains the ultimate recognition of excellence and talent on the pitch. Established in 1956, this is a prestigious award that has celebrated the sport’s greatest players for nearly seven ...


Widespread concern over FIFA’s World Cup host selections

3rd December 2023

The choice of hosts for the 2030 and 2034 FIFA World Cup pose a number of potential issues and areas of worry and controversy. FIFA has announced the hosts for the 2030 and the 2034 World Cup after mass speculation among fans. The 2030 World Cup will see something that has never happened before: a ...


Can any other SPL team top Old Firm clubs to come out as underdogs in the league’s future?

23rd November 2023

The Old Firm’s domination of the SPL raises the question of whether any other club can ever take the title off their hands.  The 2023/2024 Scottish football season looks to be shaping up as pretty much as anyone else would have predicted it, with a story very familiar to any fan of the Scottish Premiership. ...


Should sports make political statements?

2nd November 2023

With recent outbursts of war in the 2020s and infrastructure like the arches at Wembley lighting up the colours of Ukrainian flag but not of Palestine after Israel retaliates to Hamas’s recent attacks, should sports make political statements?  The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Israel and Palestine has broadly divided the world into two halves. People ...


Glasgow – Host of UEFA Euro 2028

31st October 2023

With Glasgow one of the host locations for the 2028 European Championship, just how impactful could the tournament be for the city, its people and the game? The beautiful game undoubtedly has the unique ability to unite people, cultures, and nations. It transcends borders and languages, and there are few events that epitomise this unity ...


Dominant Strathclyde side overpowered GUFC Men’s 1s to win 6-0

27th October 2023

Strathclyde defeated GUFC 6-0 on 25 October resulting in one of Glasgow’s biggest defeats in the season so far. Another Wednesday, another Aldi Cup match for Glasgow University Football Team Men’s 1. Held at Garscube Sport Complex, this week’s opposing team was Strathclyde Men’s first team. The two teams were tied for second place on ...