Rory's week - Rory Bremner envies Sven
By Rory Bremner - 30 January 12:00

If we want politicians to reflect society, should we not welcome the odd bloke who gets off on the s

Sport - Benjamin Markovits
By Benjamin Markovits - 30 January 12:00

Overheard on a bus, two boys show how football talk can also be a touching proof of friendship

Sport - Benjamin Markovits can't get worked up about darts
By Benjamin Markovits - 23 January 12:00

Darts is competitive sport pared down to its essentials, but without much to cheer for

John Pilger - can't mourn Kerry Packer
By John Pilger - 23 January 12:00

Behind the glamour of Australian sport, black footballers, including whole teams, are often dead bef

Sport - Benjamin Markovits suffers for his triumph
By Benjamin Markovits - 16 January 12:00

It's the suffering that gives us the right to claim a victory when it comes

The fan - Hunter Davies worries about Michael's foot
By Hunter Davies - 09 January 12:00

What had happened to Harry Kewell? Had a bird decided to nest on his head?

This time, maybe this time
By Hunter Davies - 19 December 12:00

2006 - world cup : Hunter Davies was there in '66. Now, eagerly if warily, he's plumping up the sofa

NS Man of the year - Jose Mourinho
By Jason Cowley - 19 December 12:00

Soon after arriving in England in the summer of 2004 as coach of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho held a press conference at the Holiday Inn hotel near Heathrow Airport at which, just in case they had already forgotten, he helpfully reminded the gathered journalists of his recent triumphs: of how, in succ

The fan - Hunter Davies has lunch with Melvyn Bragg
By Hunter Davies - 12 December 12:00

Even girls who've never been to a match can spot a footballer three blocks away

Enough whingeing
By Salil Tripathi - 12 December 12:00

Observations on cricket

The edge - Amanda Platell sees Mark Thatcher in Euan Blair
By Amanda Platell - 05 December 12:00

Let's hope Euan Blair doesn't get so used to the high life that he ends up like that other model of

The fan - Hunter Davies loses arm control at a footie auction
By Hunter Davies - 05 December 12:00

When I was 18, Mum binned my scrapbook and let out my half of the bed

Why do we honour a violent thug?
By Johann Hari - 05 December 12:00

Observations on George Best

The fan - Hunter Davies rejoices at Roy Keane's departure
By Hunter Davies - 28 November 12:00

Alas, <strong>Roy Keane</strong> was a thug, and thugs in football are an endangered species

The fan - Hunter Davies thinks Sven doesn't earn enough
By Hunter Davies - 21 November 12:00

I take it all back - we are so lucky having Sven, and so cheaply

The fan - Hunter Davies keeps hold of his tickets
By Hunter Davies - 14 November 12:00

My unused ticket to last week's game could yet be part of my pension

The fan - Hunter Davies watches Spurs in the Med
By Hunter Davies - 07 November 12:00

Yes, Premiership football is watched all over the world - by the Brits

The fan - Hunter Davies would not be a football reporter today
By Hunter Davies - 31 October 12:00

I longed to be a football reporter, but today's spoilt stars must make it hell

The business column - Jane Martinson suspects a stitch-up
By Jane Martinson - 24 October 13:00

For 13 years, Sky has monopolised the rights to live Premiership football. At last, it seemed grumbl

The fan - Hunter Davies counts Ferraris at White Hart Lane
By Hunter Davies - 24 October 13:00

Good job I was wearing sun specs in the car park at White Hart Lane

The fan - Hunter Davies gets shirty with Andrew Martin
By Hunter Davies - 17 October 13:00

Anyone wise, sensible and quietly superior wouldn't respond. But I will

Sania Mirza
By Jason Cowley - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Jason Cowley on the tennis sensation who is drawing scorn from india's muslim clerics

The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 10 October 13:00

In Becks Major's book, Sven will find all the tips he needs to manage England

Beautiful game? Absolute pain
By Andrew Martin - 03 October 13:00

Football itself is annoying enough, but the lovable footie fan is far worse

The fan - Hunter Davies enjoys Premiership misery
By Hunter Davies - 03 October 13:00

Now the Premiership clubs will have to be nice to all of us, all the time

The fan - Hunter Davies needs a lift to the game
By Hunter Davies - 26 September 13:00

When Saturday comes, the lady wife becomes my best friend

Why Brown should hold his nerve this time
By Staff blogger - 19 September 13:00

''The crucial question for the Chancellor in this critical period will be how far he can retain his nerve and his logic at a time when the nation has been blowing a gasket." So wrote the New Statesman in a cover story in 2000 when fuel protesters were holding the country to ransom.

The fan - Hunter Davies counts foreigners
By Hunter Davies - 19 September 13:00

No more foreigners, please - from now on, our footie will be strictly British

Rory's week
By Rory Bremner - 19 September 13:00

Just £10 a month will enable a Lib Dem MP to spruce up his London flat with a few window boxes and a

The fan - Hunter Davies shows footie fans how to do fashion
By Hunter Davies - 12 September 13:00

Cricketers are the most beautifully dressed sportsmen. Or so the wife says