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

The Fan - Hunter Davies worries for England
By Hunter Davies - 03 April 13:00

It's pointless saying this England squad's the best since 1966

When they banned kite flying
By Sam Knight - 03 April 13:00

Observations on Pakistan

The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 27 March 13:00

Match-day hospitality is a nice little earner for yesterday's heroes.

The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 20 March 12:00

My view of Wayne has changed, but we still won't be going clubbing

The fan - Hunter Davies confesses a soft spot
By Hunter Davies - 13 March 12:00

Wainwright was cheering Blackburn on from the fells last Sunday

The fan - Hunter Davies learns a thing or two in Barnet
By Hunter Davies - 06 March 12:00

There was outcry in Carlisle after the plastic sheep was kidnapped

The politics column - Martin Bright
By Martin Bright - 06 March 12:00

When a prime minister himself is prepared to cavort on holiday with a man as morally dubious as Berl

The fan - Hunter Davies is definitely not a slave to football
By Hunter Davies - 27 February 12:00

I can get all the chat and analysis on footie that I need - in my head, son

The fan - Hunter Davies meets Rio, Wayne and the Doc
By Hunter Davies - 20 February 12:00

For football stars, writing a book is easy. It's promoting it that's the killer

Amateurs on Ski
By Arnold Lunn - 20 February 12:00

By Arnold Lunn. Originally published in the <em>New Statesman</em>, 12 January 1962. Selected by <s

The fan - Hunter Davies is available (with own pencil) for Sven's job
By Hunter Davies - 13 February 12:00

Who would I pick for the job? Hiddink . . . and I think the FA will as well

Sport - Benjamin Markovits wants sports on Newsnight Review
By Benjamin Markovits - 06 February 12:00

As with artists, the success of most athletes comes from their skill in ringing the changes

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

Why John Pilger can't mourn Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer
By John Pilger - 23 January 12:00

Behind the glamour of Australian sport, black footballers are often dead by forty.

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?

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

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

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 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 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 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