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Short Rant: I Hate The World Cup

Upon reading the title, many adjectives probably came to mind about the pillock who penned it. Killjoy, traitor, and friendless all probably come to mind, but hear me out. Yes, I hate the world cup, but it’s not for any moral objections or my lack of affection for the beautiful game.  On Monday, I found […]

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93% Club protest EUSA’s showing of World Cup

On Sunday 20 November, a demonstration was held outside Teviot Row House in protest of Edinburgh University Students Association’s (EUSA’s) decision to show the controversial 2022 World Cup in its venues. During the demonstration, protesters placed placards critical of EUSA’s decision to show the World Cup at the entrance to Teviot. The placards read ‘Shame […]

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Boycott of EUSA launched after president issues ‘final’ statement refusing to cancel World Cup showings

Organisers of an open letter signed by over 50 student societies representing thousands of Edinburgh students have launched a financial boycott of Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA). The news comes after EUSA president Niamh Roberts refused to cancel plans to show the World Cup in Teviot in their ‘final’ statement on the matter, shared with […]

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Should we be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar?

You certainly don’t have to be a football fan to love the World Cup. The national mood soars, the pub gardens are booked to the brim, and ‘Three Lions’ ends up stuck in the heads of even the most reluctant onlooker. I don’t claim to be a football enthusiast on any level, but I have […]

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University of Edinburgh’s Liberation Officers release statement condemning EUSA’s decision to show World Cup

The University of Edinburgh’s Liberation Officers have released a statement condemning Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s (EUSA’s) decision to show the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In a statement on Instagram on Thursday 17 November, the University of Edinburgh’s Liberation Campaigns announced that they “condemn the decision” taken by EUSA to show the World Cup. EUSA announced […]

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Can Scotland dare to dream?

In the midst of one of the worst crises to ever affect the world last year, there was something to rally around, a collective cause that truly brought out the best in the nation. Scotland’s men’s team qualified for an international competition for the first time in 23 years. For the first time in the […]

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Diego Maradona: Triumph, Tragedy and a Story Only Sport Could Write

Diego Armando Maradona, the greatest footballer of his generation, died yesterday in his hometown of Buenos Aires aged 60. 15 years to the day that George Best, a similarly gifted yet troubled legend of the game passed away, Maradona’s passing similarly marks the end of a long battle against addiction that had begun during his […]

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The most Scottish game of all time? When Scotland beat the World Cup finalists but still ended up losing

Was Scotland’s fateful world cup against the Netherlands in 1978 the most ‘Scottish’ game of all time? Well, yes and no. Scotland rallied to one of their greatest performances, knowing they needed to beat the Netherlands by three clear goals in the final group game of the 1978 World Cup. However, in true Tartan Army […]