With the bottle-blonde wives and T-shirted uncles in the players' lounge
On the Corinthian Spirit: the decline of amateurism in sport
D J Taylor <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 1
Footie managers need a new signalling system. How about semaphore?
Arsenal may be foreign scum, but I still want them to win in Europe
<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 4 April 1925.</strong>
Lynd wrote for the
Hum, hum, hummin' along, I trace the songs that ring on the terraces
It's pointless saying this England squad's the best since 1966
Match-day hospitality is a nice little earner for yesterday's heroes.
My view of Wayne has changed, but we still won't be going clubbing
Wainwright was cheering Blackburn on from the fells last Sunday
There was outcry in Carlisle after the plastic sheep was kidnapped
When a prime minister himself is prepared to cavort on holiday with a man as morally dubious as Berl
I can get all the chat and analysis on footie that I need - in my head, son
By Arnold Lunn. Originally published in the <em>New Statesman</em>, 12 January 1962. Selected by <s
For football stars, writing a book is easy. It's promoting it that's the killer
Who would I pick for the job? Hiddink . . . and I think the FA will as well
As with artists, the success of most athletes comes from their skill in ringing the changes
Overheard on a bus, two boys show how football talk can also be a touching proof of friendship
If we want politicians to reflect society, should we not welcome the odd bloke who gets off on the s
Darts is competitive sport pared down to its essentials, but without much to cheer for
Behind the glamour of Australian sport, black footballers are often dead by forty.
It's the suffering that gives us the right to claim a victory when it comes
What had happened to Harry Kewell? Had a bird decided to nest on his head?
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
2006 - world cup : Hunter Davies was there in '66. Now, eagerly if warily, he's plumping up the sofa
Even girls who've never been to a match can spot a footballer three blocks away