WFDY statement: new world cup, same old miseries
“This World Cup is intended to serve as a promotion for Qatar and its monopolies to gain notoriety and to serve as the centre of business for the big corporations during these dates”, writes WFDY
Where are our working-class football heroes?
Nathan Hennebry takes a look at the proud working-class footballers of the past, and asks why we no longer see them in our modern game
Fatcats vs the fans
Fan ownership is vital for giving working-class fans a say over their clubs, argues Gary Steele
The criminalisation of working-class football fans in Scotland
Nathan Hennebry details the means by which Police Scotland systematically targets working-class football fans, calling for class unity in the face of oppression
Socios and football
Jacob F writes on Socios’ recent attempts to capitalise from football through cryptocurrency, stating that fans should take a stand against the company’s monopolistic practices
Saudi state takes over Newcastle United
The initial reaction to the move has been one of joy and relief from fans of the club, who have long suffered from parasitic owners producing bad results, but although the takeover may produce good results for Newcastle on the pitch, off of it there are much more nefarious intentions at play.
Scottish Government ignores anti-Irish racism in new guidance
Tom Flanagan argues that the SNP administration in Holyrood, and Scotland’s political establishment generally, continue to ignore the problem of anti-Irish racism with misplaced efforts to target ‘sectarianism’.
Ronaldo signing proves football remains silent on true injustice
Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most successful and admired football players on the planet, has made a return to the football club where he was first fully-established as a world-class talent, Manchester United. As many fans at Old Trafford seemed to be overjoyed at the news, an overlooked and dark piece of Cristiano Ronaldo’s past must be addressed and acted upon.
The Struggle for the Soul of Celtic
On a rather wet Glasgow afternoon, you’d be forgiven for thinking that any attendees of Celtic’s home match with Dundee would want to dart from the car and into the dry safety of the stadium, however for many this presented an opportunity to protest the regime at the club that allowed them to stagnate and fail so spectacularly last season. The Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou and his charges were met with rapturous cheers, and the full back catalogue of songs from a support who had been desperate to cheer on their men for the best part of 18 months.
England host Scotland at Wembley in tonight’s Euro 2020 draw
England host Scotland in the second Group D game of Euro 2020. The game kicks off at 8pm, while Croatia and the Czech Republic meet at 5pm at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Despite Covid restrictions meaning less than half the Stadium be filled will be able to watch the game live at Wembley Stadium, tens of thousands of Scots are expected to travel to London for the game.