Xbox, lattes and the other joys of touring
By Kevin Pietersen - 14 April 13:46

When my wife, Jessica, was due to give birth last May, I flew home from the World Twenty20 finals in the Caribbean to be there.

Chicken chancellors, chubby cricketers and cattle-class Clegg
By Peter Wilby - 07 April 17:06

A 1,400-page report on taxation issued last year by the Institute for Fiscal Studies - no, of course I haven't read it all and I doubt the Chancellor has either - contains a helpful table comparing the UK's tax system with "a

Finally – proof that being tall is no guarantee of success
By Hunter Davies - 07 April 17:01

I had never heard of the PFPO until last week. It sounds like an advertising agency or a liberating army.

Why I like my pleasures one at a time
By Hunter Davies - 31 March 12:52

We were on the way to Spurs for the home game against West Ham.

Sound the sirens - our top-flight teams are rubbish
By Hunter Davies - 24 March 13:31

It's so exciting. The Premier League, it can only happen here - that's what the Prem is all about. The most envied league in the world, the most watched, the most open, with the best players, who are the best paid . . .

Sun, sea and snoods: today’s “fragile” players
By Hunter Davies - 17 March 13:22

Alex Ferguson is very fond, when talking about today's players, of saying that they are "fragile". A strange word to use and he's never quite explained it.

With right backs, it’s better the Neville you know
By Hunter Davies - 10 March 13:11

If I come back next time as a journalist, as opposed to a brain surgeon, I wonder what area should I go into? Writing about football?

The night I gave away my flag to Arsenal’s number eight
By Hunter Davies - 03 March 11:17

I felt lucky to be going to the Arsenal-Barcelona game with one of Arsenal's young stars.

The courage of Arab protesters, lies of the war hawks and bowling bliss
By Peter Wilby - 03 March 11:15

Arabs across the Middle East are standing up to their bullies. Also, how neocons are taking credit f

Why Steven Davies could be the tipping point for gay sportsmen
By Duncan Robinson - 28 February 14:36

The England wicketkeeper’s decision could help break down the last taboo in sport.

You Sassenachs need more Scottish players
By Hunter Davies - 24 February 14:57

I was so hoping that Roy Hodgson would not get the West Brom job.

Gary’s Georgian gem and Wayne’s arty kitchen
By Hunter Davies - 17 February 13:34

Over supper, I asked my wife to complete the following sentence: "A collection of Clarice Cliff ceramics, worth an estimated £40,000, will be sold at Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury on March 9, the property of Mr . . ."

Keeping some of footie’s dirty talk would be a good save
By Hunter Davies - 10 February 14:59

With the demise of Sky's Andy Gray and Richard Keys and the end of prehistoric sexism - some chance - will another form of outdated, ancient language disappear when more presentable presenters take over? Oh, I hope not.

The axis of football
By Duncan Robinson - 03 February 11:03

Have you been watching the Asian Cup? Thought not. You're missing out.

Neutral and proud
By Duncan Robinson - 27 January 14:01

No one likes neutrals. We're fence-sitters. Cowards. Among real supporters we have a social cachet only slightly higher than sex offenders and Sepp Blatter.

The men of mode
By Hunter Davies - 20 January 10:57

I get all my fashion tips from TV. And as all I watch on TV is the footer, ergo, my wardrobe is football-related.

Kaboul rerun-run
By Hunter Davies - 13 January 11:20

Spurs are so excellent to watch at the moment - it won't last, it never does - that I did two unusual things.

New rules and fancies
By Hunter Davies - 06 January 9:48

I have this old friend, Tony, who is a dead keen Arsenal fan, wears his red woolly hat to every game, has two season tickets and often, if one of his family can't make it, lets me have a ticket, which is kind.

Qatar problems, bad hair play and Waddle’s muddle
By Hunter Davies - 29 December 10:51

Wotcha fink so far? The season, I mean: good, bad, middling, piddling?

Thunder Down Under and Tony’s prose
By Jason Cowley - 29 December 10:47

On the final afternoon of the second Test in Adelaide, in which the England cricket team was triumphant, I drove up to the Barossa Valley, where I was to have lunch with some of the finest winemakers in the state of South Aust

Cameron’s captives and media myopia
By Peter Wilby - 29 December 7:25

Are Britons suffering from Stockholm syndrome over the coalition government? Also, Cable’s woes, whi

Less spinning, more winning
By Hunter Davies - 15 December 9:54

Fifa, the world body of football, may the Lord preserve it, was created in 1904 by seven European countries where organised football had first flourished - France, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

England lose World Cup!
By Duncan Robinson - 02 December 16:29

Now we play the blame game . . .

Prosies of fragile flowers
By Hunter Davies - 02 December 7:22

I know a solicitor who gave it all up to work on a fruit stall outside Kentish Town Tube station. She is still there. Another friend, also a solicitor, who used to live next door, jacked it in to retrain as a school teacher.

Know your oignons
By Hunter Davies - 25 November 13:01

I was at this neighbourhood party -- middle-class mums, their kids in their fave strips, with their own names on the back, such as Rupert, which you never see on a real footballer -- when I got talking to this yummy mummy.

Ain’t I a proud Englishman?
By Hunter Davies - 18 November 12:34

So that's it, then, we're stuffed. Might as well pick up our ball and go home. The Spaniards play better football and win the pots. The Germans get the biggest crowds and have the most financially sound clubs.

Rich tea at half-time
By Hunter Davies - 11 November 12:47

One of the things that all genuine fans - which means fans who pay their own money for their own humble seats - dislike these days is the hospitality industry.

He who must not be named
By Hunter Davies - 28 October 8:21

I am not allowed to mention his name again in this house. "The nation has suffered enough," she says. It is true that the coverage was incredible - and mainly from the posh papers.

Having some me, me, me time
By Hunter Davies - 25 October 14:15

England did so well against the might of Montenegro, the unbeaten group leaders.

A Lifetime in Football
By Hunter Davies - 19 October 9:13

How the lives of our dear football heroes have changed, and their biographies.

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