• Qatar 2022: The limits of ethical consumption in sport

    The FIFA World Cup is no stranger to controversy. Before this year’s tournament, there were concerns over the levels of racism and homophobia present in Russian football culture, Russia’s conflict with Crimea, the safety of visiting fans and the FIFA corruption scandal, which all could have easily overshadowed this...
  • The club that has everyone loving futsal

    The University of Nottingham‘s futsal programme has earned a reputation as one of the most popular and exciting clubs on our campus. This has been highlighted by their large student engagement, significant attendances at fixtures and hosting the largest domestic futsal match in the UK during Varsity last year....
  • Gaming Review: FIFA 19

    Since the glory days of crappy graphics and Ronaldinho’s flowing locks in FIFA 2004, all the way through to the drama and questionable ethics of EA sports’ money-spinning sub-division Ultimate Team in recent years, FIFA has prided itself on state of the art, life-like gameplay and fast paced, high scoring...
  • Was VAR ready for the World Cup?

    The World Cup is now well under way in Russia, providing moments of brilliance from some of football’s top names, such as Ronaldo with his late equaliser for Portugal over Spain, as well as more unknown players such as Cheryshev of Russia already scoring three goals in the tournament....
  • The World Cup in Russia – Football’s step backwards for LGBT rights

    The football World Cup is set to kick off in Russia this year, held in a country which openly opposes homosexuals and other ethnic backgrounds. FIFA has handed football’s most illustrious cup to a country in which there is no guarantee over fan safety and the preservation of human...
  • E3 2017 Part 1 – EA and Ubisoft

    In the past, both EA and Ubisoft have produced games that I have spent a lot of time on and thoroughly enjoyed. In recent times this enjoyment has been overshadowed as a consequence of their terrible business models and lack of care for the consumer. The following is an E3...
  • World Cup expands to 48 teams: FIFA corruption or diversification?

    Last week FIFA voted to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48. This has raised much debate across the footballing world with many fans adamant that the decision was made for the financial gain of FIFA councillors and the organisation as a whole – and to the...