The fan - Hunter Davies lets slip a real secret about Sven
By Hunter Davies - 28 October 12:00

Sven's agent is asking for seven figures. That means a million-plus

Ball watching. Bryan Appleyard on the wretched life of a man capable of "beautiful moments"
By Bryan Appleyard - 28 October 12:00

The Hurricane: the turbulent life and times of Alex Higgins

Bill Borrows <em>Atlantic Books, 368pp

The fan - Hunter Davies groans in front of a pub television
By Hunter Davies - 21 October 13:00

I tried to watch the match in the pub, but my neck ached and my eyes hurt

The fan - Hunter Davies finds there are too many balls in the air
By Hunter Davies - 14 October 13:00

I need discipline, speed on the button, hard work to watch all these games

The fan - Hunter Davies rejoices in Arsenal's black players
By Hunter Davies - 07 October 13:00

I shouldn't really say it, but I like Arsenal because they're a black team

NS Interview - Tessa Jowell
By Mary Riddell - 30 September 13:00

The minister who is giving the green light to Wembley Stadium thinks Murdoch is OK, but the BBC need

The fan - Hunter Davies gets into the sponsors' suite
By Hunter Davies - 30 September 13:00

The day I rubbed shoulders with a real live lord in the sponsors' lounge

Brothers at war
By Brian Glanville - 30 September 13:00

Jack and Bobby

Leo McKinstry <em>HarperCollins, 492pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 0007118767

The fan - Hunter Davies finds something brilliant (really!)
By Hunter Davies - 23 September 13:00

I've found something brilliant. Honest, I really have

Hunter Davies thinks Scottish football is too white
By Hunter Davies - 16 September 13:00

The fan - Why can't Scotland win? Too many deep-fried Mars Bars? Or racism?

The ghost in the machine
By Maurice Walsh - 16 September 13:00

Keane: the autobiography

Roy Keane (with Eamon Dunphy) <em>Michael Joseph, 294pp, £17.99</em>

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The fan - Hunter Davies praises Big Ron's new silver wig
By Hunter Davies - 09 September 13:00

Big Ron has become Herr Ron, with a sleek silver wig and new specs

Sport - Jason Cowley demands shorter test matches
By Jason Cowley - 02 September 13:00

Whatever became of the bumping pitch and the blinding light?

Bowling alone
By Nicholas Greenslade - 02 September 13:00

Playing Hard Ball

E T Smith <em>Little, Brown, 213pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0316860565

Sport - Jason Cowley spots a football dealmaker
By Jason Cowley - 26 August 13:00

Behind every successful footballer lies a good dealmaker

Sport - Jason Cowley on the loss of good sports broadcasters
By Jason Cowley - 19 August 13:00

Gunnell is less culpable than the BBC Sport execs who put her trackside

Sport - Jason Cowley on an honourable cricketer
By Jason Cowley - 12 August 13:00

He spent his final days in the second XI. Yet Robert Bailey was a hero

Mr Smith goes to . . . a plant hunt
By Stephen Smith - 12 August 13:00

Roy Lancaster is a plant-hunter. He hunts plants. The point bears a little repetition, I feel, because plant-hunting is at the big, beating heart of Roy Lancaster.

Sidelines - Andrew Martin on Fred Trueman, the great northerner
By Andrew Martin - 05 August 13:00

Fred Trueman - the last of the great professional northerners

Sport - Jason Cowley loves the Commonwealth Games
By Jason Cowley - 05 August 13:00

How I learned to love the Commonwealth Games

Mr Smith goes to . . . the steam rooms
By Stephen Smith - 05 August 13:00

An embarrassment at the bathhouse on the men's day

Death or glory
By Doug Stenson - 29 July 13:00

Put Me Back on My Bike: in search of Tom Simpson

William Fotheringham <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 272

Sport - Robert Winder on TV's cricket commentators
By Robert Winder - 22 July 13:00

A man with a sense of metaphor, poetry and even grammar has joined TV's cricket commentators - but c

Sport - Robert Winder on the Big Brotherisation of sport
By Robert Winder - 15 July 13:00

It is the Big Brotherisation of tennis and other games: the question is not whether the players are

Sport - Robert Winder sets out new rules for football
By Robert Winder - 08 July 13:00

My rules for better football: no offside, best player to switch sides when his team is two goals up,

Top gear
By Rachel Cooke - 08 July 13:00

Fast Women: the drivers who changed the face of motor racing

John Bullock <em>Robson Books, 187pp,

The Fan - Hunter Davies learns of a heart attack
By Hunter Davies - 01 July 13:00

I've been sitting in front of the telly for weeks, stuffing myself with crisps and cheap white wine.

Drink up and play the game
By Ross Diamond - 01 July 13:00

Can a soccer star any longer distinguish between playing football and promoting his sponsors' produc

Darcus Howe applauds blacks in the World Cup
By Darcus Howe - 01 July 13:00

Blacks usually support Brazil because they look like us; this time, we were for England

Cristina Odone on top tennis totty
By Cristina Odone - 01 July 13:00

Men like tennis girls because they play out in the open - by rules men can understand

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