gabriel wheway



Sexual abuse in football: An ongoing global scandal

19th April 2022

Content warning: sexual assault and rape. Across several countries and all levels of the sport, continuous allegations of sexual harassment are being uncovered. Only 45 miles from Celtic Park, a judge in Edinburgh gave the go-ahead for a multi-million-pound lawsuit against Celtic Football Club over deplorable sexual abuse allegations. Lord Arthurson gave permission for 22 ...


2022 fashion forecast

15th March 2022

This year’s fashion must-haves, as predicted by Sports Editor Gabriel Wheway. Denim revival  This season’s use of denim, particularly on the runway, has many critics predicting a rethink of the style completely. This has involved an adjustment of production techniques in order to evoke the structure of the denim on more comfortable fabrics. Diesel and ...


Balaclavas: coveted and cosy, or criminal accessory?

9th February 2022

An investigation into the origins of the recent winter trend. The balaclava, a snood-like piece of headwear most often seen on juvenile grime artists and ski slopes, has made a surprising return as the number one trend for this autumn/winter season. Over the course of October and November the secondhand clothing app Depop had a ...


The 2022 Qatar World Cup: a competition veiled in corruption and cynicism

7th February 2022

Less than 12 months before kick-off, the world looks on, stagnant and bewildered. While no one expected anything different from the ghouls at FIFA, it continues to remain an enduring discomfiture, that over a decade after their decision to grant the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, amongst widespread global indifference, the tournament remains on course ...


January 2022 transfer round up

4th February 2022

Extortionate fees and eye-catching signings: an overview of the January transfer window. Often portrayed as the more chaotic and unglamorous of the two windows, this January superseded the drama of the last few years. With a tendency to panic buy, top tier clubs ensured that their squads were bolstered and ludicrous price tags were met ...


Splitting toes and opinions

8th January 2022

Gabriel Wheway explores the controversial Margiela Tabi boot. Constructed from chic leather panels, a chunky heel, and a distinctively hoof-like front, Maison Margiela’s unique piece of footwear has become an iconic silhouette and the fashion house’s most notable creation to date.  This unique piece, however, was not an organic creation of Margiela. The first Tabi ...


Moving the goalposts: can football really commit to the climate crisis?

16th November 2021

The climate crisis is hitting football, now it can lead the way by taking the radical steps to create a carbon-neutral world. For a sector of society that is supposedly so adept at harnessing communities, cities and even countries, football often appears strangely weak at empowering action on the issues which matter most. Perhaps, this ...


No Time to Die: Craig’s curtain call

1st November 2021

Gabriel notes Daniel Craig, in No Time To Die, confronts the character of James Bond’s typical emotional neglect through this movie’s more poignant arc, in which he is more often seen cuddling rather than tackling Kalashnikovs on a Kawasaki. CW: Spoilers Daniel Craig’s service as a double 0 has come to a histrionic yet measured ...


Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

15th October 2021

The first Asian American centred Marvel story is dominating the box office, but will it win any awards? Probably not. Director Destin Daniel Cretton had the canny expertise to realise that the key to success with a special effects-driven, thrilling martial arts extravaganza is not the overwhelming CGI; it’s the basic, humanised nitty-gritty stuff. Textured ...