Giles Smith is a New Statesman columnist and previously wrote for the Times.
The Arsenal striker stood with his arms crossed in the “Wakanda forever” pose, honouring the Marvel character’s fictional homeland.
The insistence that statues of players actually look like their subjects shows the perennial conflict between visionary artists and the baying mob.
The proper record for getting thrashed in an official match is held by Bon Accord of Scotland, who were stuffed 36-0 by Arbroath in 1885.
A Snickers, going to the loo and listening to the raffle over the PA…
Offered the chance to see skating performed by dedicated professionals, most of Britain would rather see it done badly by someone who used to be in Westlife.
Wanted: polite short people adept at holding hands with footballers, with £700 to spare.
The President has published 17 books. Big win! Giles Smith ploughed through 5,000 pages of anecdotes, grievances, business “wisdom” and “truthful hyperbole” to try to uncover what drives him.
The moths dispersed in the second half, but at least they'd given us something to talk about.
Match becoming a grind? Cut to the managers: our dazzling, finger-sniffing rock-stars-in-waiting.
Try as I might, I just can’t make myself care about the England football team.