The fan - Hunter Davies thinks Cameroon's new strip is a bit poofy
By Hunter Davies - 16 February 12:00

When players make a mistake, Africans don't boo. They just laugh

Sport - Jason Cowley predicts a tour of Zimbabwe and two England finals
By Jason Cowley - 09 February 12:00

My predictions: a rebel tour to Zimbabwe, and two finals for England

Sport - Jason Cowley isn't up for the Cup
By Jason Cowley - 02 February 12:00

The thrill has gone from the FA Cup. Now it's an unwelcome distraction

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 02 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Alastair Campbell to help out Fergie"

Sport - Jason Cowley on drugs in sport
By Jason Cowley - 26 January 12:00

Should we care if our athletes have been pumped full of nandrolone? Asks Jason Cowley

Sport - Jason Cowley seeks a job for a disarming shark
By Jason Cowley - 19 January 12:00

Americans love their little surfer girl, but what about the shark? Asks Jason Cowley

Sport - Jason Cowley applauds Steve Waugh
By Jason Cowley - 12 January 12:00

Waugh is over: in praise of the man who transformed Test cricket

Rio Ferdinand in a Basque
By Jim Jump - 12 January 12:00

Observations on football and drugs

The fan - Hunter Davies sees full-frontal nudity in Scotland
By Hunter Davies - 15 December 12:00

We've seen full-frontal nudity in Scotland, but Wilfred has disappeared

The fan - Hunter Davies fears deep-vein thrombosis for football fans
By Hunter Davies - 08 December 12:00

You could get deep-vein thrombosis from watching too much football

Northside - Andrew Martin remembers his rugby days - but was it league or union?
By Andrew Martin - 08 December 12:00

I have fond memories of my brief rugby days - but was it league or union?

The fan - Hunter Davies vows to stay alive now he's paid his Sky subscription
By Hunter Davies - 01 December 12:00

I'd be gutted to die in July, just after I've paid my Sky subscription

The fan - Hunter Davies keeps an eye on flash gits in hospitality boxes
By Hunter Davies - 24 November 12:00

Flash gits in hospitality suites show you how well a country is doing

The mystery of the silent commentators
By Staff blogger - 24 November 12:00

Conrad Black, worth at least £136m, is one of Britain's 250 richest people. He owns news-papers in North America, Israel and Britain, including the Daily Telegraph and its Sunday sister. Two years ago, he was elevated to the House of Lords.

The fan - Hunter Davies detects empty seats at Premiership matches
By Hunter Davies - 17 November 12:00

Suddenly, empty seats are appearing at Premiership grounds

The fan - Hunter Davies hears the latest songs from the fans
By Hunter Davies - 10 November 12:00

The crowd was singing: "Missed my drug test and I wanna go home"

The fan - Hunter Davies spots the first gloves of the winter
By Hunter Davies - 03 November 12:00

On Saturday, at precisely 12.30, I spotted the first gloves of the winter, writes <strong>Hunter Dav

Off pitch
By Andrew Billen - 03 November 12:00

Television - Andrew Billen on a drama about footballers that scores too many cliches

Odds-on favourite
By Philip Kerr - 03 November 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr applauds a sports thriller that harks back to more innocent times

The fan - Hunter Davies is bored by rugby
By Hunter Davies - 27 October 12:00

Rugby, despite the hype, is less likely than ever to catch up with football

The fan - Hunter Davies recalls footballers and naked girls in hotel corridors
By Hunter Davies - 20 October 13:00

Even in 1972, I knew of players passing a naked girl from room to room

Hard knocks
By Justin Cartwright - 20 October 13:00

Muddied Oafs: the last days of rugger

Richard Beard <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 274pp, £14.99</em>

The trouble with boys
By William Skidelsky - 20 October 13:00

Observations on role models

The fan - Hunter Davies thinks women make nicer football fans
By Hunter Davies - 13 October 13:00

You find girls' sizes, thongs in club colours, knickers with cockerel patterns

There's money in that shame
By Staff blogger - 13 October 13:00

Drugs, rape, group sex, grievous bodily harm, drunken driving - there is no end, it seems, to what tabloid newspapers, licking their lips, call "the shame of soccer". But kicking a ball about is a harmless enough pastime in itself, and young men of all professions and classes can behave badly.

The fan - Hunter Davies sees Becks as the first touchy-feely manager
By Hunter Davies - 06 October 13:00

Could Beckham be the first sentimental, soppy, touchy-feely manager?

The fan - Hunter Davies reports sheep celebrating all over Cumbria
By Hunter Davies - 29 September 13:00

Carlisle win a point, and the sheep celebrate all over Cumbria

The professor
By Jason Cowley - 29 September 13:00

Wenger: the making of a legend

Jasper Rees <em>Short Books, 226pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1904095542

The fan - Hunter Davies sees football overwhelming the books pages
By Hunter Davies - 22 September 13:00

Whole channels are devoted to football, but books get just two radio progs

The fan - Hunter Davies wants to spend more time with his footie
By Hunter Davies - 15 September 13:00

Go thump him, I said, let someone else do the sodding commentary