The fan - Hunter Davies didn't like the ball at Euro 2004
By Hunter Davies - 05 July 13:00

Let's get back to proper balls. I didn't like that silver thing at Euro 2004

Darcus Howe fears English nationalist passions
By Darcus Howe - 05 July 13:00

The English display nationalist passions as though they were an insecure new nation

Stupid white men
By Peter Wilby - 28 June 13:00

Basil D'Oliveira: cricket and conspiracy - the untold story

Peter Oborne <em>Little, Brown, 274pp,

Diary - Bianca Jagger
By Bianca Jagger - 28 June 13:00

As a teenager in Nicaragua, I witnessed the terror unleashed by the US-backed president, Anastasio S

The fan - Hunter Davies has little time for Lynne Truss's next book
By Hunter Davies - 28 June 13:00

OK, so the England team are boring - but that's a fascinating problem

The fan - Hunter Davies opens his Mateus Rose too early
By Hunter Davies - 21 June 13:00

I open some Mateus Rose at half-time and spot the vicar in an England shirt

The lost tribes
By Robert Winder - 21 June 13:00

The Church of England, the unions, the political parties - even our football team - have let us down

The fan - Hunter Davies visits Lisbon's Stadium of Light
By Hunter Davies - 14 June 13:00

I visit Lisbon's Stadium of Light and see a live eagle paraded on a rope

Sport - Jason Cowley on a goalie who ran off with a barmaid
By Jason Cowley - 07 June 13:00

The champagne-swilling goalkeeper who ran off with a barmaid

Sport - Jason Cowley remembers supporting West Germany
By Jason Cowley - 31 May 13:00

To my parents' disgust, I once supported West Germany's football team

Sport - Jason Cowley mourns an American footballer
By Jason Cowley - 24 May 13:00

Can you imagine an English football pro leaving the game to fight a war?

Trampled by the gold rush
By Andrew Simms - 24 May 13:00

Observations on the London Olympics bid

Sport - Jason Cowley predicts cricket will die in Zimbabwe
By Jason Cowley - 17 May 13:00

Cricket in Zimbabwe has no future because it is almost wholly a white game

The fan - Hunter Davies welcomes Delia to the Premiership
By Hunter Davies - 10 May 13:00

A big welcome to Delia. At last, a woman of substance in the Premiership

The fan - Hunter Davies on football and race
By Hunter Davies - 03 May 13:00

Strange and confusing, the double standards at play on race

Off track
By William Leith - 03 May 13:00

3:59.4: the quest to break the four-minute mile

John Bryant <em>Hutchinson, 310pp, £14.99</em>


Darcus Howe tells Big Ron where to go
By Darcus Howe - 03 May 13:00

It was not a lapse: Atkinson was up to his neck in football's endemic racism

The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 26 April 13:00

The solution to the Becks problem? He becomes manager of Spurs

Darcus Howe - hails a Caribbean genius
By Darcus Howe - 19 April 13:00

We Caribbean folk play cricket with joy, not with the imperial hauteur of the English

The fan - Hunter Davies sings along to the Euro music
By Hunter Davies - 19 April 13:00

I can't make out the words of the Euro music except for "LASAGNE!"

Send it like Beckham
By Ellie Levenson - 19 April 13:00

Observations on text messaging

Don't get ahead too early
By Donald Hirsch - 19 April 13:00

Observations on pacing yourself

The fan - Hunter Davies thinks he may stay at home
By Hunter Davies - 12 April 13:00

If you support an unsuccessful team, at least the parking's easier

The insider - Linda McDougall awards Blunkett a prize
By Linda McDougall - 12 April 13:00

Blunkett wins Pankhurst prize, dog fed better than MPs, and why Millwall fans hate Ali

Darcus Howe watches the fall of a Bird
By Darcus Howe - 05 April 13:00

How the West Indies cricket disaster toppled an old and oppressive dynasty

The fan - Hunter Davies doubts David Mellor's sanity
By Hunter Davies - 05 April 13:00

Which of us is off his trolley? Is it David Mellor or is it me? Asks Hunter Davies

Get on yer bikes!
By Gideon Burrows - 05 April 13:00

Cheaper, healthier and safer than motoring, cycling should come out of the gutter

The fan - Hunter Davies pits Arsene against Fergie
By Hunter Davies - 29 March 13:00

If you really had to, who would you go out with - Arsene or Fergie? Asks Hunter Davies

The fan - Hunter Davies on Chealsea's latest recruit, aged eight
By Hunter Davies - 22 March 12:00

Miles has a contract and a transfer value of £2,000. He's aged eight

The fan - Hunter Davies thinks footballers don't need breaks
By Hunter Davies - 15 March 12:00

Why do footballers need a mid-season break? They have an easy life