The answer is Sven
By Hunter Davies - 03 July 13:00

He's so tight-lipped that he makes the players nervous

Drugs and debauchery
By Bryan Appleyard - 03 July 13:00

<strong>The Death of Marco Pantani: a biography

</strong>Matt Rendell <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 3

Wags beget Wams beget Warbles
By Peter Wilby - 03 July 13:00

The trouble with football is that the game lasts only 90 minutes and most of the time not much happe

Writing a good game
By William Skidelsky - 26 June 13:00

Observations on the world cup

Opus Dei on wheels
By Sarah Sands - 26 June 13:00

Observations on cycling

Hello, it's Wayne
By Hunter Davies - 26 June 13:00

Young Rooney has been fairly good at ringing me

The cross we have to bear
By Peter Wilby - 19 June 13:00

The <em>Independent</em> put the question we all needed the answer to: can a middle-class liberal fl

No Svengali
By Hunter Davies - 19 June 13:00

England's manager isn't working any magic on the team

Sometimes it's hard to be a man
By Zoe Williams - 19 June 13:00

On the surface, any connection between the World Cup and men's mental health week is just a quirk of

World Cup rules
By Hunter Davies - 12 June 13:00

<em>Hunter Davies</em> is settling in for the long haul - vino, crisps and pen to hand

World Cup News
By Hans Keller - 12 June 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 8 July 1966.</strong>

Scepticism about the

Tricks of the trade
By Simon Kuper - 05 June 13:00

<strong>The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup</strong>

Edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey

News from Lord's
By Barrington Gates - 05 June 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 16 August 1930.</strong>

This appeared a

Sport - Benjamin Markovits learns to lose
By Benjamin Markovits - 05 June 13:00

There is an art to being a good loser, but master it too well and you're lost

They can play, but they can never win
By David Runciman - 29 May 13:00

Bursting with talent and eternally tipped as the coming force, African countries won't win this Worl

Sport - Benjamin Markovits wants a record to stand
By Benjamin Markovits - 29 May 13:00

At 41, Barry Bonds is stretching towards a last great record. Most people want him to fail

Female fans play political football
By Emilie Bickerton - 22 May 13:00

Observations on Iran

Sport - Benjamin Markovits misses a hoop
By Benjamin Markovits - 22 May 13:00

A missed hoop, a scuffed shot . . . It's all too painful, the moment that can never be rerun

Ashes to ashes
By Peter Wilby - 15 May 13:00

<strong>Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006</strong>

Edited by Matthew Engel <em>John Wisden & Co, 1,

Golden balls
By Andrew Billen - 15 May 13:00

A tale of bung culture exposes the Premiership's seamy side

<strong>All in the Game </strong>(Chan

The fan - Hunter Davies presents the Hunt Awards
By Hunter Davies - 15 May 13:00

The Hunt Awards for best-dressed man and fairy of the year go to . . .

Don't pump. Tone
By Joe Moran - 08 May 13:00

Observations on home gyms

The fan - Hunter Davies talks injuries with Wayne
By Hunter Davies - 08 May 13:00

Talking to Wayne, early on Friday night, I asked how he felt about injuries

Wine, women and song
By Matthew Engel - 01 May 13:00

On the Corinthian Spirit: the decline of amateurism in sport

D J Taylor <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 1

The fan - Hunter Davies dresses up for Wayne
By Hunter Davies - 01 May 13:00

With the bottle-blonde wives and T-shirted uncles in the players' lounge

A hit in Iran
By James Montague - 24 April 13:00

Observations on golf

The fan - Hunter Davies suggests signals for footie managers
By Hunter Davies - 24 April 13:00

Footie managers need a new signalling system. How about semaphore?

The fan - Hunter Davies gets out of the closet
By Hunter Davies - 17 April 13:00

Arsenal may be foreign scum, but I still want them to win in Europe

By Robert Lynd - 10 April 16:53

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 4 April 1925.</strong>

Lynd wrote for the

The fan - Hunter Davies hums a good old tune
By Hunter Davies - 10 April 13:00

Hum, hum, hummin' along, I trace the songs that ring on the terraces