|Friday 7 March 2014|
|The racial delusions of Sol Campbell|
Campbell wasn't overlooked for the England captaincy because he was black, but his claim reflects an unhealthy modern outlook.
|Friday 28 February 2014|
|The gloriously pointless world of football banter|
Cantona's kung-fu kick was not a political statement, it was comedy gold.
|Friday 21 February 2014|
|300 grand a week? Rooney is worth it|
Forget the moralising about footballers’ wages - it’s a good thing players are no longer treated as serfs.
|Friday 14 February 2014|
|Holmesdale Fanatics: the spirit of Lenin storms Palace|
The buzzing atmosphere at Selhurst Park is the product of a revolutionary vanguard.
|Friday 7 February 2014|
|Mourinho: more than just ‘parking the bus’|
The Chelsea manager isn’t just the king of the memorable quote - he’s a great tactician, too.
|Friday 24 January 2014|
|Give offence-seeking the red card|
Despite appearances, football isn't suffering from an epidemic of anti-Semitism - just an exaggerated mood of touchiness.
|Friday 17 January 2014|
|Hitzlsperger: hero of the football snobs|
The fawning over Thomas Hitzlsperger shows that homophobia has become the latest weapon of choice in the football culture wars.
|Friday 10 January 2014|
|Football highs and lows of 2013|
The bad news is that football is increasingly ban-happy. The good news is that fans are fighting back.
|Friday 20 December 2013|
|The Ashes of English cricket|
England’s disintegration Down Under underlines their failure to develop the winning mentality of a great team.
|Friday 6 December 2013|
|Mess with my club? Easy, tiger!|
Hull City’s Assem Allam, who wants to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers, is just the latest owner to trample on the view of fans.
|Friday 29 November 2013|
A bit of harmless banter isn't ruining cricket, it's the easily offended moaners who are sucking the fun out of the game.
|Friday 15 November 2013|
|Who cares about the Champions League?|
A stale competition between mega-rich clubs, the loss of the Champions League from terrestrial screens is no great tragedy.
|Friday 8 November 2013|
|A rocket under English football|
The ACPO's ban on flares at matches shows how killjoy the football police have become.
|Sunday 3 November 2013|
|We learn nothing from friendlies|
England’s defeats to Chile and Germany told us nothing we didn’t already know.
|Friday 25 October 2013|
|Anti-racism is killing football|
Dubious squeals about racism are now so common they should have their own fixture list.
|Friday 18 October 2013|
|Are cheats killing sport?|
Breaking the rules is not a new phenomenon and it has yet to dampen our appetite for the sports that we love.
|Friday 11 October 2013|
|Fags, football and role models|
Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere has been caught smoking a ciggie. So what?
|Friday 4 October 2013|
|Football’s Etiquette Inquisition|
Both fans and players should rip up football speech codes.
|Friday 27 September 2013|
|The downfall of Di Canio|
The ex-Sunderland manager may have been a ball-buster, but it was his refusal to honour the dressing-room code of silence that did for him.
|Friday 20 September 2013|
|Is that good cheating or bad cheating?|
British football fans have long had a schizophrenic attitude to gamesmanship.