sports



Tokenism, male domination and pay disparity: The fight against sexism in Scottish sports journalism

10th May 2022

A watershed movement for media in Scotland has begun after journalists protest against a “sexist, racist and homophobic” after-dinner speech. Sports journalism, similar to sport itself, has long been a male-dominated industry, targeting the heterosexual male gaze and filled with overbearing masculine opinions. Saying that sports journalism “appears to be among the last bastions of ...


Mastering the all-nighter: the struggle of following sports through time zones

9th May 2022

What are time zones if not just social standards, something that are polite to observe but not necessary to live? The second most popular sports podcast in the UK is the Guardian’s Football Weekly. Hosted by the charming Max Rushden and with a rotating cast of football correspondents, the Guardian Football Weekly is much like ...


Lights out and away we go…

19th April 2022

New designs, new drivers and new rivalries: a new era of F1 begins…  The 2022 Formula 1 season is up and running, following perhaps the biggest change in regulations that the sport has even seen. But what exactly is so different from last year, why have these changes been made, and how have things panned ...


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 Often portrayed as the more chaotic and unglamorous of the two windows, this January superseded the drama of the last few years.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 ...


Vitality Netball Superleague 2022 preview

31st January 2022

With the Strathclyde Sirens aiming for a space in the top four, this year’s VNSL will not be one to miss for Scottish netball fans. After an exciting pre-season including the second Rise Again Netball Festival, the first Quad Series since before the pandemic, and some massive signings, we are now into the final week ...


Old firm: fun or foul?

31st January 2022

The Old Firm dominates many people’s lives in Glasgow – but is this a good thing? Ah yes, and so it appears in the distance, like a swirling tempest raging on the horizon, once again. One of those crucial points – in fact, perhaps the only crucial point – in the SPFL season. The Hoops ...


Gladiators on Graywacke: F1 controversy in Abu Dhabi

23rd January 2022

A bungled manipulation of rules crowns Max Verstappen the 2021 world champion. For one of the most compelling and tightly run seasons in F1 history to come down to the last race, level on points, something that last occurred when Emerson Fittipaldi and Clay Regazzoni entered the final round in 1974, the narrative looked set ...


African Cup of Nations

23rd January 2022

The postponed tournament is taking place in Cameroon between 9 January and 6 February. The tournament was initially intended to be taking place in the summer of 2021 but due to Covid-19, it was postponed to the beginning of 2022. Despite the longer wait for this instalment of the competition, the tournament has still been ...


Djokovic Down Under: the controversy with the 2022 Australian Open

12th January 2022

Tennis player Novak Djokovic faces criticism over his vaccination status and visa after initially being denied entry to Australia for the Australian Open. The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a major impact on the sporting world and sparked a myriad of controversies surrounding the ability and freedom of athletes to travel and compete across the ...