Monday, July 24, 2017
On Wednesday 29 March, the St Andrews women’s football first XI crashed out of the Scottish Student Sport Cup semi-finals. Despite reaching the quarter-finals of the BUCS trophy and being in the division above its opponents, St Andrews lost out to Aberdeen in a frantic match that finished 4-1 to the visitors. A closer look at Aberdeen’s form shows that...
In recent years, the FA Cup, football’s oldest cup competition, has lost some of its zest. The top English clubs do not hold it in as high regard as they once did: just last year, Louis Van Gaal was sacked by Manchester United only two days after he won the competition. Top teams often play weakened sides and see...
Artificial intelligence (AI) in any field is always a contentious topic. Even the name artificial intelligence sparks fears of a dystopia styled like Ex Machina or I, Robot. However, in the case of sport, there is strong argument to suggest that an increasing dependence on AI can only be a good thing. Firstly, I want to take you back in...
Shortly after Leicester City’s Champions League loss to Sevilla Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan, Marc Albrighton, and Jamie Vardy were summoned to a meeting with Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha that spelled the end of Claudio Ranieri’s reign as manager. According to The Times, the group of senior players met Mr Srivaddhanaprabha at the team’s hotel in Seville and were asked...

In defence of Arsene Wenger

When talking about Premier League football, one person that springs to mind probably more than anyone else is the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger. No matter how many times he has been belittled by the Arsenal fans, there is no mistaking that he is the one who has revolutionised the way the Premier League is seen in the modern world....
St Andrews Women's Football 1st team lost 9-1 to Stirling but finished the season in 3rd place, an improvement on last year.
Sam Connolly offers a firm criticism of the FA and presses the case for immediate and urgent reform.
In their first match after the winter break, the men’s first football team welcomed their counterparts from Glasgow Caledonian University for their round of 16 clash in the Queen’s Park Shield.
With Jurgen Klinsmann gone as American national coach and former manager Bruce Arena back for a second spell, Alex Hayes debates whether this was the right decision.
Alex Hayes looks at the rise of Parma, who have put bankruptcy behind them and seem well on the way to achieving success once more.