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Sports Club Showcase: UoB Motor Racing (UBMRC)

Waking up at painfully unsociable hours. Travelling the length and breadth of the country. Driving on treacherous, rain-soaked tracks in perilous conditions. Huge expenses spent on crash helmets, race suits and pieces of other equipment. In theory, these are some factors that might put people off Motor Racing as a sport. However, to concentrate on …Read More

Formula 1 2014: Racing into the Unknown

After a serious of rule changes, new car designs and a chaotic Winter testing period, Formula 1 returns for 2014 in Melbourne this weekend. As we count down to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, we gave BurnFM Sport’s two biggest Formula One enthusiasts Alex Seftel and Joe McDowell the slightly unenviable task of predicting what …Read More

UOB Hockey W1 v Durham W1 – 12/3/14

In a game of few chances, Birmingham Women’s 1s hockey team exacted revenge on their conquerors of two years Durham, with a 1-0 victory on the Bournbrook pitches. The final score line didn’t adequately reflect the extent of the home side’s control of the fixture. Birmingham controlled possession for long periods of time, with the …Read More

UOB Hockey M1 v Bristol M1- 5/3/14

The Birmingham Men’s first team were involved in a thrilling game of hockey against Bristol, narrowly beating their opponents 5-4 at the Bournbrook Pitches, advancing to the quarter-finals of the BUCS Hockey Championships. Although they dominated for large periods of the game, Birmingham were made to work hard for the victory. Fast out of the …Read More

Cheltenham Festival – Top 5 tips

It only feels like a few weeks ago that Barry Geraghty delivered one of the most memorable Gold Cup rides aboard Bobs Worth to claim horseracing’s greatest prize. But here we are once again, only a few days away from the highlight of the National Hunt season, Cheltenham Festival. For four magical days, the eyes …Read More

The Capital One Cup: A prize worth winning?

Last Sunday, Manchester City proved triumphant in the Capital One Cup final against Sunderland. With two spectacular goals from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri and a final goal to finish the Mackems off in the dying moments from Jesus Navas, they beat Sunderland convincingly 3-1. But one must question whether the Capital One Cup is …Read More

African Football- The Early Days

African Football at the World Cup: The Early Days, 1934-74 The great Pelé once foretold of an African team winning the FIFA World Cup before the year 2000. Although Pelé is notorious for his oft-wayward predictions, this is at least a testament to the talent that has emerged from the continent over past decades. In …Read More

The England captaincy: A whole lot of Sol searching?

This week, former England and Arsenal defender, Sol Campbell, stated that he believed he would have been England captain for up to ten years had he been born white. Between 1996 and 2007 Campbell was a regular in the England squad, forming a formidable partnership with Rio Ferdinand in the back line. But his claims …Read More

Alan Pardew’s headbutt must be punished

Alan Pardew must be punished in the most severe of manners Not shy of a touchline altercation, the Newcastle United manager’s latest unsavoury exchange involved him aiming a head-butt at Hull City’s David Meyler after the Irish midfielder pushed past him to retrieve the ball for a throw-in. A fracas ensued, with both sides piling …Read More

Gatorade Nationals 2014 – Overview

‘The Olympics for Students’: A Review of the BUCS Gatorade National Finals Setting off bright and early in the morning, impatiently awaiting our arrival at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, I sat on the train journey enthusiastic about the weekend ahead. Later, upon entering the Athletics stadium for the first time, something kicked …Read More