Tag : fifa

Football’s VAR: The Story So Far

7 months ago / 0 comments

The use of the new replay technology in UK football has divided fans, players and pundits alike. On the 8th January, Brighton’s FA cup tie with Crystal Palace marked the first use of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) within UK competitive football. Already introduced into high calibre leagues including the … Read More

Out of touch: Fifa’s poppy palaver

2 years ago / 0 comments

Many would agree that, for centuries, patriotism has permeated traditional British values. Whether you’re joining your fellow citizens in taking a moment of silence to remember lost war heroes or belting out the national anthem at a footie match with your old man, patriotism, for many of us, has long … Read More

2015 – A Look at the Good and Bad for Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

2015 has been yet another eventful year in sport. The Gryphon looks at who’s had a successful year, and who’s had one to forget. Good year for: Footballing teams of the Home Nations Wales, Ireland, England and Northern Ireland all had impressive qualification campaigns for Euro 2016 and will appear … Read More

Not a football fan? Here’s what you need to know about the Fifa Scandal

3 years ago / 0 comments

On May 27th 2015 seven FIFA officials were arrested by the FBI for allegations of collusion and corruption with regards to the awarding of the 2010 World Cup to South Africa, the upcoming 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Most people are of the … Read More

Could Figo’s new ideas form future of FIFA?

4 years ago / 0 comments

With the recent announcement that the Qatar 2022 World Cup could be held in the winter due to its unbearably hot summers, eyes once again turn to the organisation that chose this unsuitable country to hold the famous tournament. The issues of corruption and deceit have been raised over and … Read More

England confident ahead of Estonia test

4 years ago / 0 comments

So far for England, the road to Euro 2016 has been smooth. The Three Lions are currently sitting at the top of Group E after victories over Switzerland and San Marino, and success against international minnows Estonia on Sunday would cement this position further. Thursday’s victory against the joint-lowest ranked … Read More

Blogs | Music in Games

5 years ago / 0 comments

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest games are an ultimate amalgamation of all the artforms prior to it. After all, games are an ultimate amalgamation of all the artforms prior to it. Sound plays a large part in how interesting, immersive and interactive a game may be. This includes sound … Read More

News | Scrotum stapled in FIFA forfeit

5 years ago / 0 comments

A student has stapled his testicles in a bet with friends over a game of FIFA. Nathan Bell, 20, suffered his fate after losing the Xbox match against his friend Saber Da Silva. The punishment was a result of ‘Fifa Forfeits Sunday’, an event in his halls of residence. Mr … Read More

David Walsh interview – “Even if he hadn’t been caught it was totally worth it”

6 years ago / 0 comments

Joe Bookbinder There are very few people who have never heard of Lance Armstrong, once thought to be the greatest cyclist ever, a  survivor who recovered from testicular cancer to win the Tour de France not once but seven times. This of course is common knowledge. What is less well … Read More

Relegation for Racism

6 years ago / 0 comments

Jack Fairs FIFA President Sepp Blatter recently posted his latest views on sanctions for racism in football on Twitter. He grunted in caveman-like fashion, “Financial sanctions: not efficient. Matches behind closed doors not good solution.” He also went on to advocate (in a marginally less neolithic style) a new solution: … Read More