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Champions League, Quarter-finals review

Football’s most exciting competition resumed a couple of weeks ago and the exhilarating entertainment it has already provided in the group stages and round of sixteen continued. Barcelona 4 – 0 Manchester United Barcelona’s first-leg performance was reminiscent of last year’s round of sixteen performance against another English side in Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. Cagey, not at their best and a few...

An ode to sport in St Andrews

As one chapter of your life draws to a close, you gradually begin to reminisce about what’s gone before. The good and the bad, the missed opportunities and the times you’ll never forget. That may be a tad melodramatic, but the fact that this is the final issue of The Saint I’ll have the opportunity to write for during my...

Which football team should you support in St Andrews?

It may not have the glitz and glamour of the Premier League or the box office of American sports but Scottish football does have much to celebrate. It’s a game of fierce competition, cult heroes, historic clubs and great entertainment. In your time in St Andrews, try and find one Saturday where you can enjoy the cultural experience of...

Typhoons avenge 2018 defeat with confident win over Edinburgh

The Jonny Wookey Memorial Game is an event really like no other in the St Andrean sporting calendar. Over a few short years it has enjoyed an unparalleled rise from a niche occasion populated largely by a combination of Ice Hockey diehards and friends of players, to a firm fixture up there with the likes of the Rugby Varsity...

Grief and mourning in football: have we gone too far?

A football game can be an unusual place for dealing with grief. But for 90 minutes, in the confines of those stadium walls, you can forget about what’s happening in the real world. 90 minutes where nothing matters but football. But even before those 90 minutes begin, players and fans alike observe a minute of silence, or applause, for...

Success for the Boat Club south of the border

Whilst many of us holidayed, or potentially revised during our spring break, this year the London Head of the River Race took place. This is one of the biggest head races in the country. It saw many rowing clubs take part from places as far away as China. Unfortunately, the Women’s race was cancelled due to poor weather conditions,...

Tiger goes down a storm at Augusta

There is nothing quite like a great comeback in sport. Liverpool’s miracle in Istanbul, Agassi at Roland Garros in 1999, France against the All-Blacks at Twickenham and even golf’s own miracle at Medinah in the Ryder Cup. But Tiger Wood’s incredible win at The Masters, his 15th Major victory, is more than just one event, it is the culmination...

Masters 2019: a preview

It is an oft repeated golfing proverb that the Masters doesn’t begin until the back nine on Sunday. For some, there it ends. The history of golf is littered with great final day collapses, Jean van de Velde’s notorious triple bogey on the last to concede a three-shot lead over Paul Lawrie in the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie...

Saints one win from Prem North after stirring victory

The women’s volleyball first team took on Newcastle’s first team on Wednesday in the first round of the Premier North Playoffs. After winning the semi-final match, St Andrews will now face either Leeds or Coventry in the final round of the competition to see who will join Glasgow in their promotion to the Premier North division. After losing the...

Saints storm to Cup success in rout

St Andrews University Men’s 1st XI lined up against Dundee in the BUCS Conference Cup final. Having already dispatched Abertay, Robert Gordon and Edinburgh 3s cumulatively 23-2 to reach the final, and beaten Dundee 12-2 and 6-0 in the league, the Saints entered the game confident of securing a result. The game ended up being more of a formality,...