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The Global Sporting Environment: The case of American Football and the NFL

“The NFL currently stands as the most popular and lucrative professional sports organisation in America” (Volpe, 2014:14). During the 2017 season, the NFL recorded a gargantuan profit of $13 billion (Score and Change, 2018). Moreover, each of its competing franchises average a net worth of around $2 billion (Score and Change, 2018). Unsurprisingly, it is… Continue reading The Global Sporting Environment: The case of American Football and the NFL

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2018 NFL Season Predictions

Fly Eagles Fly It has been 190 days since the enthralling conclusion to the 2017 NFL season. Superbowl LII was one of the greatest, most captivating duels ever in the leagues showpiece game. Ultimately seeing the Philadelphia Eagles triumphing over the New England Patriots in what was a gruelling blow for blow contest. A result… Continue reading 2018 NFL Season Predictions

Scottish Football · SPFL

2017/2018 Scottish Premiership Predictions

After successfully predicting last season’s top and bottom six finishers respectively, I’ve decided to once again try my hand. Champions – Celtic     Key Player: Scott Brown I can’t see past last year’s invincibles. 50 domestic games unbeaten; untouchable. 2nd- Rangers     Key Player: Bruno Alves Strengthened well over the summer. Disappointing European campaign, however should be… Continue reading 2017/2018 Scottish Premiership Predictions

Sporting Spotlight

Politics and the Olympic Games

Sharing a recent essay I submitted for my sport governance module at university ! ‘Few enthusiasts of elite sport nowadays believe that it can be separated from politics,though there must be many that wish that it could’ (Hill, 1996). At this current time, there have been 29 instalments of the modern Summer Olympic Games, and… Continue reading Politics and the Olympic Games

European Headlines

Arrogance: A Deeply Rooted Trait within English Football

Reading an article by Barry Ferguson of all people got me thinking of the arrogant nature of those down south when it comes to football. Every weekend of the league season I read comments on social media from fans happy to shout about possessing the ‘best league in the world’. They simply dismiss all other… Continue reading Arrogance: A Deeply Rooted Trait within English Football

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Wishful Thinking Costs Celtic Historic Win

On their Champions League travels over the years Celtic have struggled massively; avoiding defeat only twice in 25 efforts, with one win to their name over that period. However, last night in West Germany the Scottish champions could, and should have left with all three points. All the build up to this match placed Gladbach… Continue reading Wishful Thinking Costs Celtic Historic Win

European Headlines · Scottish Football

Celtic Stop City Superstars

Back at European football’s top table after a three year absence, Celtic are definitely making up for lost time. The support has longed to have those special nights back at Parkhead, and wow, they were treated to another Euro classic. Facing England’s top team, spearheaded by mastermind Pep Guardiola, Celtic matched the multi-millionaires in what… Continue reading Celtic Stop City Superstars