1. Of Stars and Legends: The Nature of Greatness

    Stars...they shine ever brightly, diamonds in the velvet sky; beautiful themselves, and giving heightened beauty to others. Nothing in the world could compare: they dazzle all who see them, giving light where all else is dark...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 4 years ago 239 reads 17 comments

  2. Outrage as Rare Bonspiel Cancelled: Curling Tournament Goes Unofficial

    Scotland is currently experiencing its worst “cold snap” in decades; temperatures in the Scottish Highlands reached a near-record of minus 22 degrees Celsius last week, and virtually the entire country is covered in snow and ice...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 4 years ago 691 reads 12 comments

  3. The Roar Of The Mighty Dragon

    Darkness slips over the unknowing, silent world; the dragon is ever alert for even the most diaphanous hint of such a black fall from grace. She rears her mighty head, and roars in hypocritical outrage...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 4 years ago 80 reads 7 comments

  4. Chaos from Order: Rafael Nadal Changed Everything

    Written in collaboration with fellow writer antiMatter . Systematic Chaos In its most basic form, Chaos Theory can be described as a series of unpredictable events occurring as a result of calculable scientific laws...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 4 years ago 1,989 reads 58 comments

  5. The Idea Of Victory: Treacherous Beauty

    The idea darts in and out of focus, teasing you, taunting you. You follow blindly, knowing not where you are being led. The idea is devious, leading you far from your objective...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 4 years ago 133 reads 28 comments

  6. On Sacrifice and Honour: This Is Why We Remember

    Often—too often, perhaps—is the sports field compared to the battlefield. To a certain extent, the analogy is accurate...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 4 years ago 287 reads 6 comments

  7. Untrained and Unqualified: Scotland's Youth Football Coaches

    European football has its very own career ladder. Right at the top—at the very pinnacle of success—we have World football, followed by International football, after which comes (in no particular ...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 4 years ago 268 reads 20 comments

  8. Sports and Chocolate: Guilty Pleasures All Round?

    Pain and pleasure are two of the most basic sensations known to man; but as with so many other things, humans have managed to make them massively more complicated than at first they would appear...

    Emma Written by Emma about almost 5 years ago 714 reads 48 comments

  9. Fabrice Santoro: The Magician's Final Flourish

    Of all the players I have ever seen play tennis, Fabrice Santoro's game is surely one of the most pleasurable to watch...

    Emma Written by Emma about almost 5 years ago 409 reads 38 comments

  10. From Depression to Gang Culture: A Universal Aid

    I, you, me, he, she, it, they, we, us. The English language is littered with pronouns. They are a necessary compartment to everything we say, everything we write. Except in science...

    Emma Written by Emma about almost 5 years ago 437 reads 64 comments

  11. Sporting Greats: Rays of Hope

    I would like to thank Blaine Spence, Rocky Getters, and Leroy Watson for helping me with this article. I doubt there are many people who would disagree with this statement: The world is in a gloomy state...

    Emma Written by Emma about almost 5 years ago 282 reads 38 comments

  12. The Voice: Subtle and Silent

    The voice. The voice is the drive behind the most basic of our actions; it dictates all that we do, though oft goes undetected. It quells the deepest of ambitions; brings to the surface our darkest hopes...

    Emma Written by Emma about almost 5 years ago 141 reads 25 comments

  13. The 2009 British Open's Giant Killer: Tom Watson Vs "The Young Guns"

    Tom Watson—59 years of age, and nearing his 60th birthday. He is an eight-time major championship winner, five of these victories coming at The Open...

    Emma Written by Emma about almost 5 years ago 903 reads 16 comments

  14. Wimbledon 2009: On a Musical Note!

    Wimbledon 2009 provided us with some fantastic highs and mighty lows; unpredicted successes and unexpected losses. The greatest tennis players in the world battled for the Wimbledon crown; the eventual champions were crowned...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 336 reads 41 comments

  15. One Moment In Time: Reliving The Greatest Match in Tennis' History

    Each day I live, I want to be A day to give the best of me... Federer and Nadal give their all in every match they play. They don't slack; they play each opponent with the same passion, the same heart, the same conviction of winning...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 592 reads 49 comments

  16. The Mechanisms Of a Warped World

    The recent news of Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer—indicating he is 'worth' £80 million—has brought me abruptly to a conclusion which has been dawning on me for some time. We live in a twisted world...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 133 reads 33 comments

  17. That One Moment of Victory

    I am a mountain; both the foot and the summit. I am a tiger, prowling my territory, ready to pounce as a predator. I am the untamed wind, who blows down trees and howls through the night...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 366 reads 69 comments

  18. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: Another Helping, Anyone?

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have provided us with some of the greatest—and most historic—tennis matches of all time...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 2,285 reads 12 comments

  19. The Art Of Sport and Music

    Sports, art and music; all have much in common. The drum roll of anticipation as the players wait for their moment to shine. The crescendo of the crowd's roar as they enter into the full view of the stadium...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 121 reads 27 comments

  20. Andy Murray: World No. 1 or British Obsession Gone Mad?

    Andy Murray is a fantastic tennis player. He plays with excellent variety, his serve has improved in leaps and bounds, he has become a master of the drop shot, and he can hold his own from the back of the court...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 923 reads 42 comments

  21. What It Takes To Be A Tennis Player

    Tennis players—I admire them hugely. Day in, day out, they go out on that court and do what people like myself are simply unable to do; even if we were to try. I'm not talking about talent; everybody has something they excel at...

    Emma Written by Emma about 5 years ago 178 reads 5 comments

  22. Roger Federer Vs Roger Federer

    Roger Federer is probably the best tennis player ever to take to the courts. He has the most complete game, and is the most technically sound we have ever seen. The problem? He knows it...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 5 years ago 1,536 reads 28 comments

  23. Marat Safin: The Enigma That Shall Cease To Be

    Marat Safin. Right from the word go, that name has attracted flocks of people to tennis tournaments. From his on-court antics of smashing racquets and yelling at umpires and line judges, ...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 5 years ago 854 reads 13 comments

  24. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: A Rivalry For The Ages

    How does one even begin to put into words a rivalry so immense it has inspired thousands, and captivated millions? Grace meets power. Elegance meets rough and rugged. Beauty meets beauty...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 5 years ago 1,202 reads 11 comments

  25. Who Is Rafael Nadal's Kryptonite?

    Many a time have I seen Rafael Nadal described as Roger Federer's Kryptonite. Of course, most of these comparisons occurred a while ago, when Rafa was very much regarded as a clay-court specialist...

    Emma Written by Emma about over 5 years ago 453 reads 33 comments