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

The fan - Hunter Davies meets 60 Jimmy Savile lookalikes
By Hunter Davies - 12 May 13:00

Sixty Jimmy Savile lookalikes from Leeds and other award-winners

The fan - Hunter Davies mourns for overstressed fans
By Hunter Davies - 05 May 13:00

A moment's silence, please, for all those who die of stress on the terraces

The fan - Hunter Davies threatens to join the Spuro-sceptics
By Hunter Davies - 28 April 13:00

If my team can't pass these five tests, I'll be joining the Spuro-sceptics

Northside - Andrew Martin won't be seen in a punt
By Andrew Martin - 21 April 13:00

Lakes I love, punting I hate - even if you <em>can</em> punt you look like a wanker

The fan - Hunter Davies crouches behind the sofa
By Hunter Davies - 21 April 13:00

It may be a couch or a sofa but, whatever it is, I crouched behind it

The fan - Hunter Davies asks if Rooney is a thug in the making
By Hunter Davies - 14 April 13:00

To some, Rooney may seem a thug, a thicko, a five bellies in the making

The fan - Hunter Davies calls for a penatly shoot-out
By Hunter Davies - 07 April 13:00

Will the Iraq war go into extra time and a penalty shoot-out?

The robot that went nowhere
By Andrew Billen - 07 April 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on a profile of the England football coach that's up close and impersonal

The fan - Hunter Davies pays a high price for an old programme
By Hunter Davies - 31 March 13:00

Why I paid £95 for an old programme, but noted the price in code

The fan - Hunter Davies advises a look at Spanish bottoms
By Hunter Davies - 24 March 12:00

Confused which Spaniards are on the telly? Look at the players' bums

The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 17 March 12:00

The only new ideas footballers have are about hairstyles and fashion

The fan - Hunter Davies reveals his new publishing venture
By Hunter Davies - 10 March 12:00

I've gone mad: I'm going to write another book about a flawed person

Under and out
By Peter Wilby - 10 March 12:00

Lords' Dreaming: the story of the 1868 Aboriginal tour of England and beyond

Ashley Mallett <em>S

Game of chance
By Kate Hoey - 10 March 12:00

Broken Dreams: vanity, greed and the souring of British football

Tom Bower <em>Simon & Schuster, 3

The fan - Hunter Davies asks if our fans could sing in Dutch
By Hunter Davies - 03 March 12:00

Dutch fans sing in English. Could our fans sing in any foreign language?

The fan - Hunter Davies wants a pensioner to replace Sven
By Hunter Davies - 24 February 12:00

When Sven goes, let's skip a generation - and appoint a pensioner

The fan - Hunter Davies buys a star for 40p
By Hunter Davies - 17 February 12:00

Now the refs are selling advertising space on their bodies - to opticians

Darcus Howe will make an arthritic stand against war
By Darcus Howe - 17 February 12:00

The English were out of time and out of place at cricket's World Cup

Sport - Jason Cowley thinks Beckham is an awful role model
By Jason Cowley - 10 February 12:00

Beckham is always trying to sell something: sunglasses, hair grease, M&S

The pagan god. John King reflects on "a golden age in English football when money was a bonus not the motivation"
By John King - 10 February 12:00

Ossie: king of Stamford Bridge

Peter Osgood, with Martin King and Martin Knight <em>Mainstream Pub

Sport - Jason Cowley meets the man who won the Ashes
By Jason Cowley - 03 February 12:00

The unlikely hero, on the day that England last won the Ashes

Sport - Jason Cowley finds football still racist
By Jason Cowley - 20 January 12:00

Britain is becoming obsessed with race and in football it's worse than ever

Sport - Jason Cowley rounds up an Australian summer
By Jason Cowley - 13 January 12:00

Andy Caddick was subjected to remorseless abuse. Why? He's got big ears

Sport - Jason Cowley goes to sea
By Jason Cowley - 06 January 12:00

The Barmy Army may be drunk but at least they're not at sea

Why boycott Zimbabwe, but not China?
By Staff blogger - 06 January 12:00

Three countries are currently targets for western opprobrium: Iraq, North Korea and Zimbabwe. It is no doubt a tiresome, left cliche that the present state of all three owes much to foreign and particularly western imperialism; but cliches often happen to be true.