The Burning Issue

A fun debate series exploring the 'hottest issues' in sport - the issues may not always be so serious but the debate is always lively!

The Burning Issue | Ballon d'Or, Luis Suarez, Football's vilains and nice guys

The Burning Issue | Ballon d'Or, Luis Suarez, Football's vilains and nice guys

Once sacred and impartial but now a popularity contest of strikers, is the Ballon D'Or ruined? Does his on field genius mean we can forgive Luis Suarez for his cannibalistic ways? And while Luis and the other villains get the headlines, we take time to celebrate the world game's nicest guy. It's football on this episode of the Burning Issue.

The Burning Issue of Athletics

The Burning Issue of Athletics

Is it right that the Russian drug scandal taints clean athletes, like Yelena Isinbayeva? On the other hand, should we tolerate long standing world records set in eras riddled with doping? Once he's gone, who will replace Usain Bolt as the greatest star in athletics? And will Elaine Thompson be the one to finally dethrone Flo Jo's records? It's our athletics special on the Burning Issue.

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The Burning Issue of Extreme Sports

The Burning Issue of Extreme Sports

How close to the edge does a sport have to get until it's called 'extreme'? If someone told you to go jump off a cliff, would you do it? Do tattoos on FMX riders necessarily make them any cooler?

The Burning Issue | Football playboys, Transfer Flops, China Super League & Loyalty in Football

The Burning Issue | Football playboys, Transfer Flops, China Super League & Loyalty in Football

Being a football playboy looks like fun, but can it also end badly? There have been some horrendous transfer flops over the years, but which were the worst? Is China's Super League threatening to ruin everything? And does Claudio Ranieri's sacking as Leicester Manager prove there's no loyalty left in football? It's our special on the world game on the Burning Issue.

The Burning Issues of Golf

The Burning Issues of Golf

Has Tiger done his time and can we now feel sorry for him? The fellas pulled out of Rio in their droves, so did the women save Olympic golf? And despite their conservative facade, are golfers actually the weirdest athletes of all? It's our golf special here on the Burning Issue.

The Burning Issues of Football

The Burning Issues of Football

Where does FIFA get all its dumb ideas from. Like a 48 team World Cup. And is any player worth 100 million Euroes? We look at what's happened to Dutch football, what's happened to Hope Solo and just what makes José so special. It's our football special and these are the burning issues.

The Burning Issues of Fight Sports

The Burning Issues of Fight Sports

Conor McGregor is big news, but is he bigger than the UFC? Boxing is a scary profession at the best of times, but who was the scariest dude of them all? And does a good trash talker necessarily make a good fighter? These and more as we step into the ring, and the cage, to explore the burning issues of fight sports.

The burning issues of Basketball.

The burning issues of Basketball.

Is Shaq just the funniest guy ever? What's going on with the Knicks? And can Lebron James ever be as cool as Michael Jordan? These are the burning issues of Basketball.

The Burning Issue of Tennis

The Burning Issue of Tennis

Do We Want Our Stars To Lose Their Cool? Who’s The Queen of Tennis? Why do we love McEnroe but get annoyed by Kyrgios, and can the Olympics ever be the 5th major? These are the burning issues of Tennis.

The Burning Issue | Football's maddest, England's World Cup record, Ibrahimovic & Trump

The Burning Issue | Football's maddest, England's World Cup record, Ibrahimovic & Trump

Who are football's maddest and baddest, why is England's World Cup record since 1966 so woeful, what about Zlatan's arrogance and what would happen if Donald Trump became coach of Team USA? These are The Burning Issues of Football.