Southgate, about to lead his team on their doomed mission to the World Cup in Russia, embodies a modern, modest, self-deprecating idea of Englishness.
How Donald Trump epitomises and supercharges white American tribalism.
Football by Jean-Philippe Toussaint is a strange mix of heightened prose and stilted banality.
This very enjoyable biography-cum-autobiography illuminates not just Federer’s place in tennis history but also the way in which the author converted his psychological problems into sporting fandom.
The Forbidden Game uses golf – a game that most in the country probably still know nothing about – to gain a rare insight into ordinary Chinese lives.