• Film Review – Trash

    As the famous idiom goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, and nowhere is this phrase is more visible than in the landfill sites on the outskirts of megacities in developing countries. Here, the dump is a hive of activity and home to thousands who working through the mountains...
  • Brazil 2014: A UoN Retrospective

    A month after the 2014 World Cup, third-year History student Nico looks back on his time in Brazil… Considering all the hysterical pre-trip scaremongering I had been fed by friends, family and the national media, I was half expecting, upon boarding my Brazil-bound flight, to be flying into a warzone with...
  • The Cult of The Captain

    A recent piece by Sir Clive Woodward in the Mail on Sunday, the retirement from international football of Steven Gerrard and the recent struggles of Alastair Cook have all posed a philosophical question about the role of the captain. Dan Zeqiri examines… Of all of the solutions offered by...
  • On Top of Die Welt: The World Cup Final as seen from Germany

    In case you’ve been in a bubble or living on a desert island for the last month, Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. With England’s dismal performance, it’s now far too long since we remembered what it felt like to win. The Germans went to town throughout the...
  • Nico’s World Cup Diary: Ready For Brazil

    With the second lot of group-stage matches in the books, the footballing world is nearing the business end of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Impact Sport bring the tournament experience to you first-hand as third-year History student Nico Docherty sets off on his South American journey of sun, sea, samba and soccer… So...
  • Wayne Rooney: Scapegoated From The Start?

    Adam Keyworth weighs in on Wayne Rooney’s place in the England team, which seems to be the talk of the town this week. He argues that Rooney has been unfairly subjected to the position of fall guy for England’s shortcomings and joins the the ranks of those calling for him...
  • World Cup Spotlight: USA

    With over 318 million inhabitants, a temperate climate and the largest GDP in the world, one would expect the United States of America to nurture and field a soccer squad capable of global domination. Though that American Dream is yet to materialise, there is much to suggest that the...