The showman and the reluctant revolutionary
By Dominic Sandbrook - 26 March 10:11

The rivalry between Brian Clough and Don Revie, two of the most successful English football managers

Alex Ferguson on Labour, the best footballers and what he WON'T be doing in retirement
By Alastair Campbell - 19 March 11:48

Alastair Campbell talks to the retiring Manchester United manager about football, politics and why Tony Blair was a striker.

The fan
By Hunter Davies - 19 March 11:48

Penalties, sin bins and how to kick Rugby and football can learn a lot from each other

Exclusive with Alex Ferguson
By Staff blogger - 16 March 15:25

Don't miss this week's edition of the New Statesman. Guest edited by Alastair Campbell it contains a

The ego has landed
By Peter Wilby - 12 March 9:28

. . . on sectarianism, social ills, selection, sports appeals and self-regard

By Andrew Hussey - 12 March 9:28

Andrew Hussey recalls the tragedy that changed football and made it seem as if an obscure curse was

Hands off, Wembley
By Hunter Davies - 12 March 9:28

The National Football Museum is just fine where it is, up north

England's tsar forward
By York Membery - 12 March 9:28

Observations on sporting heroes

Why are we so good?
By Hunter Davies - 05 March 10:49

We could be heading for another European all-English final, writes Hunter Davies

In defence of freebies
By Nick Greenslade - 05 March 10:49

Observations: Junkets

''We know each other well''
By Peter Wilby - 26 February 16:23

Peter Wilby on punts, pints, "Peston" and Premier League cricket

A modest proposal
By Hunter Davies - 26 February 16:23

Let's have insurance against the things that footie throws at us

Assisted death 2
By Victoria Brignell - 20 February 10:17

Helping people who are suddenly physically disabled so they avoid despair and learn to adjust and en

Roman's goose
By Hunter Davies - 19 February 12:02

Don't expect Chelsea's new manager to be a messiah

Second-rate ranting
By Antonia Quirke - 19 February 12:02

Is it just me, or have phone-in shows become a lot duller in the internet age?

Vital match statistics
By Hunter Davies - 12 February 10:29

How a player's height and weight became closely guarded secrets

Peak practice
By Simon Akam - 12 February 10:29

Cycling in mountainous, jagged Norway is not for the faint-hearted, as Simon Akam discovers

An unlikely hero
By Hunter Davies - 05 February 10:09

For his stoicism if nothing else, we should admire Becks

It's not cricket!
By Jonathan Calder - 03 February 11:13

If you are planning a long journey with Andy Burnham, take a supply of comics, colouring books and c

Assisted death
By Victoria Brignell - 30 January 11:21

The tragic death by assisted suicide of a young rugby player who chose to die because he'd been rend

Virtual nonsense
By Emma John - 29 January 10:35

Computer-simulated sport is no substitute for reality

For the love of money
By Robert Hudson - 29 January 10:35

Observations on football

Power plays
By Emma John - 22 January 9:58

Tensions between the talent and the coach are growing

A new global game?
By Benjamin Markovits - 15 January 9:31

Obama and Sport

Poor little rich kids
By Hunter Davies - 15 January 9:31

Pity footie stars, writes Hunter Davies - so much cash and so few chances to spend it

Flushed with success
By David Flusfeder - 15 January 9:31

<strong>Holden on Hold'Em

</strong>Anthony Holden

<em>Little, Brown, 306pp, £12.99</em>

Getting a grip on a bag of chips
By Hunter Davies - 18 December 9:44

The Christmas awards every footballer dreams of winning are unimpressed with Ronaldo

Hair today, off the next
By Emma John - 11 December 9:44

Observations on football ... and facial hair

Pay your respects
By Hunter Davies - 11 December 9:44

Footballers are not normal, but they can be quite human

The global soul
By Jasper Rees - 11 December 9:44

Arsenal's manager, trained as an economist, has always believed that a football club must operate wi