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

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

Observations on role models

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 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 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 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 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

Neoliberals frighten the horses
By Neil Clark - 08 September 13:00

In its mania for more competition, new Labour now threatens the future of racing

The fan - Hunter Davies marvels at a naked Bolas de Oro
By Hunter Davies - 08 September 13:00

Imagine Branson giving his trillions to a Russian hot-air balloon team. By <strong>Hunter Davis</str

O Captain, my Captain!
By Jason Cowley - 04 August 13:00

Observations on cricket

Sport - Jason Cowley enjoyed watching Serena's earrings
By Jason Cowley - 21 July 13:00

A summer to be remembered for fast bowlers and billionaires

Sport - Jason Cowley takes a pie-thrower's advice
By Jason Cowley - 14 July 13:00

Cricket, for many years, has wanted to be more like football

Sport - Jason Cowley goes behind the scenes at Wimbledon
By Staff blogger - 07 July 13:00

OK, so I was wrong about the All England Club, but not about the tennis, writes <strong>Jason Cowley

Sport - Jason Cowley meets Tuffers, a parody of himself
By Jason Cowley - 30 June 13:00

Tuffers has become a prisoner of his newly found, thin-spun celebrity

Sport - Jason Cowley on the decline of the rugger-bugger
By Jason Cowley - 23 June 13:00

How I learned to love rugby once the rugger-bugger disappeared

NS Profile - Barbara Cassani
By Stefan Stern - 23 June 13:00

One of the best brains in low-cost airlines is in charge of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympics.

A footballer writes
By Leo Benedictus - 16 June 13:00


Luther Blissett Translated by Shaun Whiteside <em>Heinemann, 660pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 043401000

Why Serena was booed and heckled at the French Open
By Andrew Stephen - 16 June 13:00

Even the suspicion of Gallic or German associations is now enough to get food, cars and drinks boyco

Sport - Jason Cowley sees English footballers dying out
By Jason Cowley - 16 June 13:00

Cherish English footballers while you can; they are dying out

Sport - Jason Cowley thinks Wimbledon is all bish and bash
By Jason Cowley - 09 June 13:00

Wimbledon is now an event of bish and bash and little else

Master of the unexpected
By William Leith - 09 June 13:00

Being John McEnroe

Tim Adams <em>Yellow Jersey, 128pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0224069616

The fan - Jason Cowley gets stranded with a pack of Wolves
By Jason Cowley - 02 June 13:00

Stranded in Abergavenny with a pack of Wolves and the odd Pig

Sport - Jason Cowley remembers a great long-distance runner
By Jason Cowley - 26 May 13:00

If I close my eyes, I can still see him now, a lean figure leading the pack

Sport - Jason Cowley recalls his childhood cricket fantasies
By Jason Cowley - 19 May 13:00

Cricket in Zimbabwe, unlike in apartheid South Africa, is multiracial

Ambassadors of tyranny
By Peter Tatchell - 19 May 13:00

Observations on the Zimbabwe cricket tour