Spectator sport

What makes players popular?

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

What a treat to be Sergio Garcia. Not only have you just won your first major and trousered a small…

Liverpool’s press mess

1 April 2017 9:00 am

The comedian Jimmy Carr is not necessarily a guy you would trust on much, but he was spot on the…

Was it football or just mutimillionaires cheating?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Few sporting events in history have been greeted with such swivel-eyed, table-pounding hysteria as Barcelona’s comeback to overturn a 4-0…

Three cheers for rugby’s Italian loophole

4 March 2017 9:00 am

A friend was at Twickenham on Sunday sitting not far from the Italian coaching top brass, Conor O’Shea and Mike…

Three cheers for rugby’s Italian loophole

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

A friend was at Twickenham on Sunday sitting not far from the Italian coaching top brass, Conor O’Shea and Mike…

Breathtaking and brilliant

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Perfection in sport: unattainable, but sometimes you can come close. Moments, people, actions you never tire of watching: Roger Federer’s…

Breathtaking and brilliant

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

Perfection in sport: unattainable, but sometimes you can come close. Moments, people, actions you never tire of watching: Roger Federer’s…

Should Many Clouds have been racing last Saturday?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Few things in sport are more thrilling than a great racehorse giving its all. That’s why the death of that…

Should Many Clouds have been racing last Saturday?

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

Few things in sport are more thrilling than a great racehorse giving its all. That’s why the death of that…

Big trouble upstream

21 January 2017 9:00 am

At a wedding a few years back a very gloomy looking guest, a well-known Geordie actor as it happens, arrived…

Big trouble upstream

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

At a wedding a few years back a very gloomy looking guest, a well-known Geordie actor as it happens, arrived…

Unimpressed by the Root cause

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Those who occupy them sometimes say that the only two jobs that matter in England are Chief of the Defence…

Unimpressed by the Root cause

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

Those who occupy them sometimes say that the only two jobs that matter in England are Chief of the Defence…

Ten questions of sport

10 December 2016 9:00 am

1. Can anyone explain why England wore dark blue, not white, for the autumn international against Argentina, just as they…

Ten questions of sport

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

1. Can anyone explain why England wore dark blue, not white, for the autumn international against Argentina, just as they…

Abandon dope, all ye who enter here

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The World Anti-Doping Agency has just called on Russia to confront its wrongdoing and generally shape up. Well, good luck…

Abandon dope, all ye who enter here

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

The World Anti-Doping Agency has just called on Russia to confront its wrongdoing and generally shape up. Well, good luck…

Football’s new Special One

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Jurgen or José: compare and contrast (and please write on as many sides of the paper as possible). Is there…

Football’s new Special One

10 November 2016 3:00 pm

Jurgen or José: compare and contrast (and please write on as many sides of the paper as possible). Is there…

Allardyce’s sacking was not just

29 October 2016 9:00 am

The other day Sam Allardyce was photographed with Sir Alex Ferguson at a Manchester United Champions League match at Old…

Allardyce’s sacking was not just

27 October 2016 2:00 pm

The other day Sam Allardyce was photographed with Sir Alex Ferguson at a Manchester United Champions League match at Old…

The waning of Wayne

15 October 2016 9:00 am

As the final chords of the Wagnerian epic that is ‘The Dropping of Wayne Rooney’ fade away, we can leave…

The waning of Wayne

13 October 2016 2:00 pm

As the final chords of the Wagnerian epic that is ‘The Dropping of Wayne Rooney’ fade away, we can leave…

Eddie Howe for England

1 October 2016 9:00 am

The name of Jozef Venglos won’t mean much to most of us apart from a few Aston Villa completists with…

Eddie Howe for England

29 September 2016 1:00 pm

The name of Jozef Venglos won’t mean much to most of us apart from a few Aston Villa completists with…