• 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...
  • Another Manager Bites the Dust At Meadow Lane

    Yesterday saw the announcement of Harry Kewell’s departure from Notts County, a mere 74 days after he was appointed as a ‘long-term solution’ by chairman Alan Hardy. Kewell was the Magpies’ sixth manager in three years and was brought in to try and change their fortunes after one point...
  • When fans go rogue: The top 5 fan interventions in professional football matches

    Regardless of what sport takes your fancy, there have been some notable and absolutely hilarious fan interventions in football matches. From the curious case of the beach ball, to the infamous ‘Kung-fu’ kick, here are the top 5 funny, shocking and bizarre moments. 1. The Ball Boy With Swansea...
  • Mental Health in Football: how to tackle it ‘head-on’

    The University of Nottingham Football Club recently held a workshop to raise awareness of men’s mental health issues. A University of Nottingham alumnus, Ed Tarlton, who devised the session, was invited to share his past experiences with current players on Saturday afternoon. There was a general sense of optimism...
  • 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...
  • BREAKING: Men’s football fixture cancelled after changes to 2018 Varsity Series

    The University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU) has released a statement regarding a number of changes made to the 2018 Nottingham Varsity Series which have led to the forfeiting of the men’s Varsity football fixture by the University of Nottingham. The Students’ Union has confirmed that the Varsity football...