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Chart-topping chants: witty warfare or too far on the terraces?

Content warning: refers to explicit, racist and sectarian material Much of the attraction of attending football matches, especially those outside of the Premier League bubble, is the atmosphere. Whether it…

‘Equal measures of fun and profundity’: Superstar review

Nicola Wren displays exactly how to avoid seeking stardom through having a famous family member whilst simultaneously relying on that fact completely. Despite preaching about the importance of forging your…

DUCT’s Hamlet review

Packing Shakespeare’s longest play into an hour is an unenviable task. Despite the strong acting performances, what the chief abridgers at Durham University Classical Theatre have ultimately done is ensure…

‘A distressing insight into the British psyche’: The Nights review

Henry Naylor’s play provides a somewhat distressing insight into the British psyche, and exactly what it means to be ‘on the right side.’ Tasked with the mission of writing an…

A chat with Cameron Hughes: organiser of the Meadows Marathon

The Meadows Marathon is coming up on 3 March. Can you tell us a little bit more about the event? Meadows Marathon now incorporates a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full…

Gambling issues raised in sport once again as Sturridge is investigated

Despite never having placed a bet in my life, I have an astonishing knowledge of bookie’s advertising campaigns. This is not some odd pass-time that I am admitting to –…

McClean suffers abuse as he refuses to wear the poppy

Once again, this was the case across the football calendar over the recent Remembrance weekend. Yet despite this, over the past seven years that James McClean – now of Stoke…

Mourinho and Sterling victims of British media ‘manhunts’

Late in May of this year, English football fans were revving up for yet more years of hurt whilst mockingly claiming that ‘it’s coming home.’ It is probable that after…