Hunter Davies is a journalist, broadcaster and profilic author perhaps best known for writing about the Beatles. He is an ardent Tottenham fan and writes a regular column on football for the New Statesman.

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16 April 2001
European matches are coming up again - hurrah for that, something nice to look forward to, fingers and toes crossed...
09 April 2001
I used to say, being silly, but meaning it, which is even sillier, that the three greatest living Englishmen were...
02 April 2001
One of the most popular cliches in football, and in life, is about learning lessons. You get totally stuffed, play like...
26 March 2001
"Come in, Sol, take off your baseball cap, pull up a cigar and sit down." "I don't smoke." "Of course you don't. Just...
19 March 2001
Fourteen years ago, my wife and I got invited to Russia by the Russian Writers Union. They wanted a writing family to...
12 March 2001
There was a very silly observation about David Beckham the other day by a so-called football expert, one who has been...
05 March 2001
Dear Uncle Hunt, as you are so wise, can you tell us why Beckham has not been playing so well recently? - A F,...
26 February 2001
I was looking for some football, live or dead, highlights or lowlights, on any channel, anywhere on the globe. I wasn't...
19 February 2001
In 1988, ten Swedish fans, who had arrived over here to see Sweden play England in a World Cup qualifying game, were on...
12 February 2001
One of the hard things about being in the West Indies for three weeks (I force myself to go there every January - I don...
25 December 2000
This is the time of year to take stock, as well as stocking. We are roughly halfway through the season, so let's...
18 December 2000
From a distance, you wouldn't have known they were German. Football fans these days dress and act and chant much the...
11 December 2000
To the Arsenal game, I took my Thermos flask of coffee for half-time, as per usual, carrying it in my new and rather...
04 December 2000
I played football well into my forties, park football, on Sunday mornings, till I couldn't play park football any more...
27 November 2000
On Saturday a few weeks ago, a nation held its breath. For a moment, it seemed as if one of our national treasures -...

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