Diary - Jude Kelly
By Jude Kelly - 13 June 13:00

Whittling 50 books down to produce the Orange Prizewinner can feel like hacking off limbs. How ruthl

Sport - Jason Cowley peers into the darkness that is golf
By Jason Cowley - 06 June 13:00

A golfer may cheat at life, but woe betide him if he cheats on the job

Deeds not words
By Diane Atkinson - 06 June 13:00

On the anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison's fatal Derby Day protest, Diane Atkinson suggests there

Sport - Jason Cowley expects a glorious summer's cricket
By Jason Cowley - 23 May 13:00

Cricket may be on the verge of a summer of glory never to be repeated

Sport - Charles Nevin writes about rugby, a proper sport
By Charles Nevin - 16 May 13:00

If the coach does well, he gets sacked. It's tradition at The Entertainers

The fan - Hunter Davies rounds up the football season
By Hunter Davies - 09 May 13:00

Mourinho shows that even rubbish players can get respect as managers

Watching brief - Amanda Platell calls a penny a pound
By Amanda Platell - 25 April 13:00

Paula Radcliffe spends a pound, my personal polling experience, and why Euan Blair's girlfriend need

Darcus Howe cheers a Windies cricket triumph
By Darcus Howe - 11 April 13:00

How West Indian cricket took on a bullying multinational and won

The fan - Hunter Davies awaits his hospital visit from Becks
By Hunter Davies - 11 April 13:00

Join the Friends of Becks for a discount on Brylcreem

The fan - Hunter Davies laments the FA's attitude to women
By Hunter Davies - 04 April 13:00

In 1920, Goodison Park had 53,000 fans for a women's football match

The fan - Hunter Davies yearns for the Corinthian spirit
By Hunter Davies - 28 March 13:00

When a player gets sent off, shouldn't we fans get some money back?

Why everybody should play to win
By Natalie Brierley - 28 March 13:00

Every business wants a team that is working to its full potential. Football is doing just fine, but

The fan - Hunter Davies collects cheapo penny blacks
By Hunter Davies - 21 March 12:00

I buy cheapo penny black stamps; Wenger buys very thin, cheapo kids

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 21 March 12:00

Don't believe it - "The Foreign Secretary supports Blackburn Rovers Football Club"

Class conscious - Andrew Martin finds class in football managers
By Andrew Martin - 21 March 12:00

Football players have no taste, and can't talk, unlike (some) of their managers

a two-minute guide
By Tom Baird and Nosheen Iqbal - 14 March 12:00

Africa special - Research

The fan - Hunter Davies needs help with his footie obsession
By Hunter Davies - 14 March 12:00

Surely there must be a therapist who could talk me out of this obsession

Watching brief - Amanda Platell finds Chris Evans's willy too small
By Amanda Platell - 14 March 12:00

Why the dish of Today is a lame duck, the spooky togetherness of the Tories, and how Chris Evans giv

One nation under a flag
By Jason Cowley - 14 March 12:00

African special - Observations on football

The fan - Hunter Davies is surprised to see his name in the obits
By Hunter Davies - 07 March 12:00

My wife lingers over photos of Mourinho, especially that moody one

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

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!