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Green Football Weekend: A weekend of hypocrisy, controversy, and possibility

The weekend of February 2nd–5th saw the return of Green Football Weekend (GFW) for a second year running, an initiative that aims to engage supporters, players, clubs, and broadcasters in…

Newcastle United: Is this the price you pay for success?

A two-word statement from the Newcastle United Twitter account marked a historic day for the city: “Newcastle UNITED.” Ask any Geordie, and I guarantee you they will be able to…

State-owned football: an SOS for Europe?

Two of European football’s top sides have in recent years been essentially bankrolled to success by nation-states. The Qatari Investment Authority have owned French giant Paris Saint Germain since 2011,…

Women Photographers from The Amberside Collection launches at Still Gallery

Stills’ exhibition Women Photographers from The Amberside Collection launched on Thursday with an atmosphere of vibrancy and buzz, and a clear sense of the excitement in attendees. The collection features…

Live Review: George Ezra at Utilita Arena, Newcastle

It is a strange custom in our society that certain individuals are deemed to be talented enough, that thousands of people will pay for the privilege of cramming into a…

Premier League strugglers plagued by poor off the pitch decision making

Even the most generous and wildly optimistic fans of Aston Villa, Newcastle, and Sunderland would agree that this season has not been their clubs’ collective finest hour. With all three…

Newcastle blueprint sets worrying precedent for Rangers

Rangers, axiomatically tied to the consciousness of football in Scotland, secured further headlines when they accepted Mike Ashley’s loan on the 25th October. Ashley, the pantomime villain who has been…