Going Global: The Scramble For Supporters

Elliot Richardson | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Elliot Richardson

I've been going to watch Arsenal for over 40 years - supporting my team through thick and thin. Arsenal is my one team, for life, and I will continue to pay my hard-earned cash to join thousands of supporters each weekend to cheer, celebrate, and commiserate too. 

The Sporting Quality Of Mercy

Simon Sapper | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Sport
Simon Sapper

To be frank, it was a bit of mismatch. Our young defender against a bigger, faster, wilier centre forward. There was no lack of effort, determination or tactical nous from our man though. He was just coming off slightly second best most of the time.

How More Artists Are Connecting With Fans With Playlists And Mixtapes

Martin Ward | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Martin Ward

It is a well-known fact that the way we listen to music has changed dramatically in recent years. It can probably be traced back to the rise of the MP...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marsha Wright

Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?

Tears and Teen Idols: Why Fans Can't Let Go

Marie Maurer | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Marie Maurer

Celebrities need fans: they're essential to their survival. If Zoella takes a selfie in the middle of a forest and there's no WiFi connection, does she still exist?

Five People Who Just Can't Handle G.O.T Season 6 Anticipation

Angela Jenkins | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 has been ten long months in the making, which is apparently far too long for some people, judging by their outpourings ...

Disabled Sports Fans "Bum" TV Deals

Martin Emery | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Sport
Martin Emery

On the 14th September the 20 Premier League Football clubs got together and made a pledge that by 2016, All 20 clubs would be compliant with the Acces...

The Cast of 'Twin Peaks' Restore My Faith in Humanity

Pat Higgins | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

When David Lynch tweeted that negotiations had broken down and that he was walking away, I had a load of questions. The first thirty-seven of these questions all consisted of the word 'WHY?' screamed heavenwards at an uncaring God as I stood shirtless in a rainstorm. The thirty-eighth question was 'Well, what now?'

The Zayn Effect: The Worrying World of Online Fandom

Pascale Day | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pascale Day

Although hard to comprehend right now, when things feel at their worst, these pleas won't make Zayn return to One Direction. It will just make him feel really, really bad. Imagine, at twenty-two, feeling responsible for a segment of your fanbase indulging in self harm...

The Blink-182 Drama

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So I'd imagine that most people have heard about the Blink-182 drama that hit the news this past week. As a self-professed music addict, I thought I'd chip in my two cents on the story. I'm not going to rehash the whole affair - a quick internet search will get you up to speed - and what I'm going to say doesn't have to only apply to this specific band.

Interview: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Clara Cullen | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Andrew McMahon wouldn't know how to stop making music even if he tried. Having been in different bands since he was in his early teens, from Something Corporate to Jack's Mannequin and now making solo records, this week saw him release his highly anticipated new album Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

Ronaldo Tops Rooney's UK Fan Base Across All Social Media

Lee Langford | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Sport
Lee Langford

Overall, 59% of supporters follow their team on a social media platform. Whereas football news stories typically originate on Twitter, it is actually Facebook where football fans are most likely to engage with their team: 44% follow on Facebook, 23% on Twitter, 12% on YouTube, 5% on Google+ and 3% on Instagram.

Female Football Boom is Advantage for Advertisers

Tom Mellor | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

After decades of playing second fiddle to the men's game, women's football - at last - has slowly become one of the most popular sports in Britain...

Watching Football With the Enemy?

Stuart Forster | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Sport
Stuart Forster

Try shouting out in support of your team in the wrong end of a stadium, in the section dominated by fans of the opposition, and you run the risk of being threatened. It's likely you'll be marched out of the ground by stewards. It could even be worse.

PHOTOS: Super Bowl XLVIII - The Best Fan Reactions

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

The Seattle Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl XLVIII last night. The underdogs triumphed 43-8 beating the Denver side, who are...

History of Football Violence - Is it Still a Problem?

Tim Hearn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Tim Hearn

Football hooliganism refers to unruly, violent, and destructive behaviour by overzealous supporters of football clubs, including brawling, vandalism and intimidation. Unfortunately, over the past few months we have seen more and more incidents of this nature in Britain...

Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Show Should Ignore the Fans

Pat Higgins | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I've got a list of stuff I'd like to see for the 50th anniversary. Of course I have; I'm a fan, and have been since I was a kid. I've also probably got my hopes up way too high.

Bristol Football Derby Marred By Violence

PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Sport

The Bristol football derby was marred by violence and a pitch invasion. Mounted police were needed to clear Bristol City fans from the Ashton Gate ...

Smells Like Fringe Spirit

David Moon | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy
David Moon

A lot was written and discussed at the end of last year's Edinburgh Fringe about bubbles bursting, audiences voting with their feet and growing resistance to the commercialisation of the fringe.

A Reason Why We Shouldn't Worry About a London NFL Team

Jack Target | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Sport
Jack Target

Roger Goodell isn't wrong when he says that the UK is hungry for more NFL games. The speed in which tickets sell out every year shows you that we are willing to pay up to watch American football here. But do we just want to see the game or can we come round to supporting a side, week in, week out?

Five Things I Learned From My First Live Wrestling Show

Paul Rayment | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Sport
Paul Rayment

At the end of April I broke my live wrestling virginity with a trip to London's O2 Arena for the taping of WWE's Smackdown. My brother, who came along too, had been to a few live events before but for me, despite years of watching wrestling on TV, this was my first! It was great fan but instead of a review of the night here's the five things I learned from my first live event.

We Hate Nottingham Forest, We Hate Liverpool Too

Rob Atkinson | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Football is tribal, football is cathartic, football is where you get to let off some steam after gritting your teeth all week. And, for all of that, you need someone to hate.

'The Hobbit' Travel Guide: Where 2012's Most Anticipated Movie Was Filmed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

As 'The Hobbit' trilogy hits the big screen, fans across the world will be dreaming of a trip to see where Sir Peter Jackson’s blockbuster was film...

To Fan the Passion For Sports

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the word "fan"? We are not talking about ceiling fans or table fans or pedestal fans. We are talking about fans whose hearts go "thuk, thuk" on seeing the celebrity they hero-worship.

Love your club? But is it fit for purpose?

Brendan Guilfoyle | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Sport
Brendan Guilfoyle

Whatever your sport - football, rugby, cricket - is your club financially secure? Are you sure it can survive for the next year, let alone 50 years?