The fan - Hunter Davies gives away a £50 Arsenal ticket
By Hunter Davies - 28 February 12:00

It's your lucky day, I told him. I've got a spare ticket, only 50 quid

The fan - Hunter Davies groans when John Motson chuckles
By Hunter Davies - 21 February 12:00

I've just had my holiday. After hearing Motty, I need another one

The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 14 February 12:00

Every Monday, national dailies devote over 200,000 words to football

Sport - Jason Cowley on racism in South African cricket
By Jason Cowley - 07 February 12:00

Apartheid, not the ruling regime, brought race into South African cricket

Sport - Jason Cowley takes up golf as displacement activity
By Jason Cowley - 31 January 12:00

Despite its elitist and racist past, golf is a game that exudes moral force

Sport - Jason Cowley wonders what is behind Arsene Wenger
By Jason Cowley - 24 January 12:00

If Arsene Wenger is so Anglophile, why are there no Brits in his team?

Sport - Jason Cowley savours the press box gossip at Arsenal
By Jason Cowley - 17 January 12:00

You get better gossip in the match press box than in the Westminster lobby

Sport - Jason Cowley wants the dancers back at Test matches in South Africa
By Jason Cowley - 10 January 12:00

Why are there no longer any dancers at the Test matches in South Africa?

The fan - Hunter Davies marvels at footballers' haircuts
By Hunter Davies - 01 January 12:00

For the first time in ages, non-fashionable hair has become fashionable

Foul play
By D J Taylor - 13 December 12:00

Even when badly written, the beautiful game's literary outpourings hold a sleazy fascination

Diary - Heather Mills McCartney
By Heather Mills McCartney - 13 December 12:00

It struck me - after a girlfriend of mine was held at knifepoint while being stripped of her valuabl

The fan - Hunter Davies writes a world-class column
By Hunter Davies - 13 December 12:00

If you throw yourself around, you can make yourself big - and world class!

The fan - Hunter Davies hires a chauffeur - well, taxi - for his match visits
By Hunter Davies - 06 December 12:00

I thought I'd solved the parking problem, but I ended up fuming again

NS special report - Cricket's shame: the inside story
By Des Wilson - 06 December 12:00

How did England's cricketers end up playing in Zimbabwe, where a tyrant rules and millions starve? D

The fan - Hunter Davies loves those intimate moments in players' lives
By Hunter Davies - 29 November 12:00

That player who has old, worn eyes. Didn't Baden Powell warn him?

The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 22 November 12:00

A day with the hacks. Top breakfast, plush seats, but not a player in sight

The fan - Hunter Davies is called a bastard
By Hunter Davies - 15 November 12:00

"You called me a bastard," said the voice. "Last week in your column"

Darcus Howe meets Big "lazy, thick nigger" Ron
By Darcus Howe - 08 November 12:00

I meet Big Ron Atkinson, who once referred to a footballer as a "lazy, thick nigger"

How to run faster
By Nick Greenslade - 08 November 12:00

Despite the British success at Athens, coaches still want more cash for elite athletes

The fan - Hunter Davies fears television killed the real live footie star
By Hunter Davies - 08 November 12:00

With all the football on TV, some fans won't bother to go out for live games

The fan - Hunter Davies indulges his passion for footie biogs
By Hunter Davies - 01 November 12:00

It's social progress when autobiographies of footballers are in hardback

The fan - Hunter Davies seeks fantasy
By Hunter Davies - 25 October 13:00

In Cockermouth, you don't get the same quality of fantasy as in London

The Eddie Stobart fan - Hunter Davies seeks sponsors for his football column
By Hunter Davies - 18 October 13:00

Hunter Davies writes his first ever sponsored football column - and looks forward to many more deals

The fan - Hunter Davies wonders if footballers can be geniuses
By Hunter Davies - 11 October 13:00

Wayne Rooney, unlike Michael Owen, does not suffer from humility

The fan - Hunter Davies hates silly hair on footballers
By Hunter Davies - 04 October 13:00

You won't believe the number of players I hate for their silly hair

The fan - Hunter Davies thinks football is homoerotic
By Hunter Davies - 27 September 13:00

I believe (deep breath) that football has become a homoerotic culture

The fan - Hunter Davies advises Sven to stay at home
By Hunter Davies - 20 September 13:00

Sven should fax in the team sheet, then watch at home like the rest of us

The fan - Hunter Davies is in with the quality at Carlisle United
By Hunter Davies - 13 September 13:00

I'm in with the quality at Carlisle United, the Man U of the Conference league

The fan - Hunter Davies proposes flogging sockless footballers
By Hunter Davies - 06 September 13:00

I propose flogging for footballers who take off their socks

Amanda Platell finds an Edinburgh "pecker order"
By Amanda Platell - 06 September 13:00

Monica Lewinsky rightly sees herself as above Rebecca Loos in the "sex celebs" pecker order