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Weekly Competition #38

Weekly Competition #38

Last week, we asked you to be open-minded and suggest one way football could be improved. We had lots of good suggestions! The winners this week summer up some common themes: Boutcher spoke about making the game, and the coverage of it, fairer between the sexes, whereas Malcolm Arnold mentioned […]

Weekly Competition #37

Weekly Competition #37

Last week we asked you to put loyalties aside. We asked who you thought would win the FIFA World Cup, based on what you had seen so far. We asked for good reasoning, which was the perfect opportunity for evidence to come into play. Some great suggestions were made! Well […]

WORLD CUP NEWS: Goal celebrations: political?

WORLD CUP NEWS: Goal celebrations: political?

During the Switzerland vs Serbia match,  Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated scoring goals by making a ‘butterfly’ sign with their hands. They were fined by Fifa for “unsporting behaviour” (between £3,000 and £8,000). Why? Apparently this sign is not a butterfly but a ‘double-headed eagle gesture’ (see it here) which symbolizes […]

COMPLETE THE STUDENT SUMMER SURVEY

COMPLETE THE STUDENT SUMMER SURVEY

Tell us what you think about the Burnet News Club! We love hearing your views on the Burnet News Club and we always use these to help us make the club better each year. Please fill in this questionnaire with your honest opinions about being in the BNC this year. […]

Huck Jones calling!

Huck Jones calling!

Hi, my name is Huck Jones and I’m calling to tell you what I think about sports and politics mixing. People watch sports to enjoy themselves. They shouldn’t have to think about politics when they’re trying to relax. I think it’s good for athletes to keep a healthy diet and to […]

Is Football Only A Game?

Is Football Only A Game?

    Today we were talking about whether football is only a game. We came up with a couple of sentences for an interview for sports and politics. Here is some of our arguments about whether football is just a game and whether football and politics mix? Here are some […]

Raise the fist

Raise the fist

    The voice story that we read was about how Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history in 1968 by standing up for their rights after they both won Olympic medals. They got their medals taken away by punching their arm into the air to symbolize black power, as […]

Is football only a game?

Is football only a game?

We believe that football isn’t only a game. Large footballing competitions and events give not only the host nation but all nations competing the opportunity to promote their views regarding politics and current issues. Not only this but certain countries and nations also gain vast amounts of popularity. In addition […]

Weekly Competition #36

Weekly Competition #36

One big thinking question was asked last week… WHAT IF FOOTBALL HAD NEVER BEEN INVENTED? Well done to everyone who entered this competition. We were curious to see what you came up with and we enjoyed reading about the community, the economy, and the national pride that come with the […]

Russia’s Reputation within Sports

Russia’s Reputation within Sports

Hello everyone! We are ApplesAndPears10 and AgentKitty and today we are going to talk about Russia’s reputation within sports. As we are doing a collab, we thought it would be fitting to add our opinions into this.   AgentKitty’s Opinion   Currently, Russia hasn’t committed anything suspicious in the subject […]

Should politics and sports mix?

Should politics and sports mix?

I personally believe that politics and sports should mix because everyone has a right to express their views on political affairs which doesn’t mean people should make that their own opinion. Like when the manager of Manchester City pinned on a yellow ribbon to his clothes he was fined £ […]