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the demise of Sky's Andy Gray and Richard Keys and the end of prehistoric sexism - some chance - will another form of outdated, ancient language disappear when more presentable presenters take over?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.

Fergotten hinterland
By Hunter Davies - 18 October 9:06

Fergie is a control freak, a big head and a bully. You wouldn't want to get on his wrong side, live with him, or sleep with him, but he is also of endless fascination to all football fans.

We’re all footie fans now
By Hunter Davies - 14 October 9:16

Ambleside is where Dorothy Wordsworth used to walk to from Dove Cottage in Grasmere to pick up post for her brother William.

Artsy arses are getting rarer
By Hunter Davies - 27 September 12:11

I was at the Emirates Stadium being driven mad by the flashing adverts round the side of the pitch - God, they do annoy me, constantly changing every few seconds. They're now as bad at Spurs.

Carlisle get with the programme
By Hunter Davies - 20 September 9:10

I bought a Cumberland News on the way to Brunton Park, home of the famous Carlisle United.

John Pilger on the new sporting culture: C’mon, time to rebrand your life!
By John Pilger - 16 September 8:09

Sport today seems obsessed with image, repackaging, pursuing profit. What ever happened to the sport of Bobby Moore's day?

Time for a new anthem . . .
By Hunter Davies - 14 September 8:57

One good thing about all these recent international games is the national anthems. I do love watching their little mouths mouthing, or not, as the case usually is.

Another England cricketer fined for Twitter outburst
By New Statesman - 07 September 13:08

Dimitri Mascarenhas docked £1,000 for expletive-laden tweets about selector.

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