14th December 2022 | By Vince Hunt

Messi’s class should decide Sunday’s World Cup final, say Man Met sports journalists

The World Cup in Qatar is coming to an end this weekend and the rainbow t-shirts, Welsh bucket hats and Arab keffiyahs will be stored...

9th December 2022 | By Vince Hunt

Matchday Live sports coverage hits 11,000 viewers in first term, new figures show

The MMU sports show Matchday Live has notched up an astonishing global audience of 11,000 viewers in its first term of broadcasting from Platt Lane,...

7th December 2022 | By Vince Hunt

Lacrosse tribute to tragic Honor ahead of 19-2 Durham drubbing at freezing Platt Lane

Watch the full game here: Man Met’s women’s lacrosse team and opponents University of Durham observed a minute’s tribute before Wednesday’s game in honour...

Frozen Platt Lane

7th December 2022 | By Joseph Ward

Matchday Live rugby clash off as temperatures plummet

by Patrick Watson The decision to cancel the rugby union match-up between MMU 1s and University Campus Doncaster 1s at Platt Lane came after the...

4th December 2022 | By Vince Hunt

Four-goal Olie Baker puts Blue and Orange through to third round in Sunday Futsal cup win

MMU 11 University of Sheffield 2 (Half time: 3-1) Second round of the Men’s Northern Conference Cup. Livestream here: Referee Les Page. Olie Baker...

People viewing 'Going to the Match' painting

28th November 2022 | By Thomas Markham

‘It’s Coming Home’: Iconic Lowry painting returns to public gallery after record-breaking sale

Mesmerised Mancunians traveled in their droves to see L.S Lowry’s ‘Going to the Match’ as the painting is rehung in The Lowry Art Gallery. The...

27th November 2022 | By Vince Hunt

Impressive cup win for Man Met futsal in Matchday Live debut livestream

Man Met 12 UA92 5 Man Met Futsal notched an impressive cup win in Sunday morning’s Northern Conference Cup first round encounter with UA92. With...

24th November 2022 | By Dorthe Berger

Makeshift netball squad loses to Notts, but hopes high of injured players back before derby day

By Dorthe Berger, Matchday Live Netball correspondent

Inside Qatar World Cup stadium

24th November 2022 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

BBC and ITV labelled as ‘bias’ and ‘woke imperialists’ for not broadcasting the Qatar world cup opening ceremony

Family-friendly sporting event What began as a celebration of culture and ethnicities as well as a passion to show family-friendly music (without the emphasis on...

24th November 2022 | By Jude McGuirk

Penalty drama sees Man Met progress into the next round of the cup.

MMU went toe-to-toe in the cup with Liverpool John Moore’s University in a thrilling contest at Platt Lane on Wednesday. Late penalty drama confirmed to...

23rd November 2022 | By Vince Hunt

World Cup legends are made: Saudi Arabia 2-1 Argentina

By Jack Merry, Louise Graham, Sophie Wickes 51st ranked Saudi Arabia beat tournament favourites Argentina yesterday. The result shocked the world with all the pre-game...

23rd November 2022 | By Vince Hunt

FIFA and Qatar left dizzy after so many U turns – twelve years of promises thrown away less than two days into the tournament.

By Ed Tucker, Kane Horrocks and Vikram Jajuha An alcohol ban and detainments for wearing rainbow clothes have left FIFA struggling to make more excuses...

Qatar World Cup 2022

23rd November 2022 | By Joseph Ward

MMU sports journalism’s World Cup coverage Week 1: Shocks on and off the pitch

Jude McGuirk The Qatar world cup has been the centre of media attention during the build-up to the tournament and whilst it has been on....

22nd November 2022 | By Vince Hunt

Injured rugby player Katie is OK, says coach

Katie Mellor, the MMU womens’ rugby player injured in last week’s match at Platt Lane, is not seriously injured, her coach Adrian Moffatt said this...

22nd November 2022 | By Dorthe Berger

Netball girls battle on through injuries ahead of tough test against close rivals Notts Trent

By Matchday Live Netball correspondent Dorthe Berger MMU´s Netball first team face Nottingham Trent 1 in this week’s fixture, with both on equal standing in...

16th November 2022 | By Dorthe Berger

Fear of serious injury stops rugby game at Platt Lane with Man Met women ahead 28-17

Three tries by Amy Williams put Man Met Women 28-17 up against Liverpool before the match was stopped in the 63rd minute due to a...

16th November 2022 | By Vince Hunt

The whole world is watching… favourite World Cup moments by Sports Journalism students

The World Cup is one to always have iconic moments, and recent years are no different. But which memories live with MMU Sports Journalism students...

16th November 2022 | By Jack Merry

View from Grosvenor East: 12 reasons why our Sports Journalism students won’t be boycotting the Qatar World Cup

The Qatar World Cup is set to kick off on 20 November. The competition has been enveloped by corruption allegations and concerns about human rights...

11th November 2022 | By Vince Hunt

Cheerleaders add their voices – and pompoms – to MMU Rugby action and Matchday Live

Any spectator watching from the touchlines at Platt Lane knows that rugby is a physically demanding, aggressive sport and that the will to win is...

9th November 2022 | By Jude McGuirk

Last second winner sees Man Met go into the next round

Manchester Met hosted UCFB in a game of the season contender hosted at Platt Lane. Reported by Jude McGuirk