25 July 2014

Anti-doping cynics need to take a chill pill

Ex-doper Justin Gatlin deserves our praise for his brilliant comeback.

18 July 2014

‘Don’t mention the score’

Germany, don’t feel bad about your Goalocaust against Brazil – you’ve done the world a favour.

14 July 2014

The greatest-ever World Cup guff?

Was Brazil 2014 the ‘best ever’, the most unpredictable or what?

11 July 2014

Neymargeddon: Brazil’s Messiah forsakes them

It wasn't Neymar wot lost it; it was Brazil's spiritual reliance on him.

World Cup balls

It’s been a bad World Cup for England – even worse for punditry.

27 June 2014

England: world champions at the blame game

The inquest into the Three Lions' World Cup exit misses an important point: England have never been world beaters on foreign soil.

20 June 2014

The rise and fall of Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is only the latest victim of England's Messiah complex.

12 June 2014

A grumpy old fan’s guide to World Cup clichés

Why everything ‘They’ say about Brazil 2014 is wrong. Probably.

12 June 2014

England no longer expects

Only the most deranged optimists believe England have much chance of coming home with the World Cup.