New Statesman
Pun-soaked platitudes? You just got muted
By Jon Bernstein - 29 January 7:20

Why is the general standard of commentary so underwhelming?

The response to Lance Armstrong's admissions is ghoulish
By Nicky Woolf - 19 January 23:22

If Americans are so invested in their sporting heroes that they are distraught when they turn out to be merely human then that's the nation's sickness, not just Armstrong's.

Lance Armstrong being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
The real losers in the Lance Armstrong affair are the writers and riders who first spoke out
By Ed Smith - 18 January 8:32

Many of those who inflated the Armstrong bubble will now capitalise on his confession.

Back to the "future footballer"
By Jon Bernstein - 18 January 8:30

"The Fan" column.

The truth about soccer moms
By Hunter Davies - 17 January 8:30

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Serena Williams serving during her first round match at the 2013 Australian Open
Tennis needs to do more to show that women’s sport deserves greater exposure
By Cameron Sharpe - 16 January 14:05

The women’s game is riddled with an unprecedented level of mediocrity, and needs to change.

The storm over Suarez's handball is a simple case of double standards
By Cameron Sharpe - 07 January 16:02

Those defending and condemning the Liverpool striker cannot have it all ways.

Josep Guardiola.
Right, here comes your half-time Pep talk
By Hunter Davies - 03 January 6:31

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Alex Ferguson shouts at assistant referee Jake Collin
Alex Ferguson’s latest display of petulance threatens to tarnish a formidable legacy
By Cameron Sharpe - 02 January 12:44

The FA’s failure to punish the biggest child in the playground makes a mockery of "Respect" campaigns.

2012 in review: The New Statesman . . . on sport
By Helen Lewis - 23 December 7:45

From the Olympics to facing Shane Warne, the best NS reporting on all things sportive.

It’s time for pundits to put some skin in the prediction game
By Ed Smith - 19 December 9:26

Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.

There’s posh: Golden Balls is coming home
By Hunter Davies - 19 December 9:14

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Juan Manuel Marquez lands a blow for the nearly men of sporting history
By Cameron Sharpe - 16 December 16:29

The Mexican boxer’s dogged refusal to accept defeat resulted in the most glorious of pay-offs.

The sound of silence from the Sun
By Hunter Davies - 13 December 7:59

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

French coach Raymond Domenech
Race, bling and les Bleus
By Simon Kuper - 13 December 6:47

A story of modern France and modern football.

New Statesman
The Glory Glory Nights: The Official Story of Tottenham Hotspur in Europe
By Martin Cloake - 12 December 16:47

A new book tells the story of Tottenham Hotspur and their fans, one of "football’s great romances".

Andrew Flintoff fighting Richard Dawson during their International Heavyweight
It’s not fame that Freddie Flint off is addicted to, it’s the rush
By Ed Smith - 06 December 8:09

Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.

Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich
When in Chelsea, do as Roman doesn’t
By Hunter Davies - 06 December 8:00

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Xcom. Courtesy Flickr/JBLivin
When you say nothing at all
By Helen Lewis - 06 December 7:04

What makes you care about a videogame character? Clue: it's not ladles of expository dialogue.

Have you seen Crouchie, with his pubic fluff?
By Hunter Davies - 29 November 8:30

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Israel football player Yossi Benayoun playing for West Ham
When Spurs fans celebrate being the "Yid Army", are they giving racists ammunition?
By David Rosenberg - 28 November 16:17

There's no excuse for anti-Semitic abuse in football, says David Rosenberg, but can offensive slurs ever be reclaimed?

Jimmy Greaves, Spurs player, in 1962. A different time.
Derby day and not a hooligan in sight
By Hunter Davies - 22 November 8:44

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Why must our sporting idols be nice?
By Cameron Sharpe - 17 November 12:34

Desire to place the highly successful on a pedestal does no one any favours.

Shane Warne: King of the spinners
By Ed Smith - 15 November 10:26

Ed Smith reviews a biography of Shane Warne, modern sport’s method actor.

The England v Germany match in 1935, held at White Hart Lane
Stadium v synagogue: The hidden history of Jewish football in Britain
By Sunder Katwala - 15 November 10:23

Sunder Katwala reviews "Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? The Story of English Football’s Forgotten Tribe"

Roy Hodgson and Steven Gerrard.
Don’t be a smiler if you want to be a winner
By Hunter Davies - 15 November 9:28

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

Paul Lambert - Hunter has a hunch his face doesn't fit at Villa
Sometimes, your face just doesn’t fit
By Hunter Davies - 08 November 8:49

Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.

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