World Cup

World Cup

18 June 2010

Not 1966 and all that all over again

The past weighs heavy on English football, and the current team will have to shake it off in order to succeed.

18 June 2010

Vuvuzelas: what's wrong with a horny World Cup?

The sound of killjoys lecturing fans on how to support their team is far worse than that South African instrument.

17 June 2010

Could we ban the endless drone of James Corden?

The chubby actor and No.1 New England Fan loves everyone except noisy, bantering, old-school supporters.

11 June 2010

Don’t you just hate armchair managers?

Ignore the know-nothings moaning about the exclusion of Walcott and the inclusion of Heskey. Fabio is on the ball.

The World Cup: we believe we can flop

Behind the cheerful St George flag-waving, England fans are haunted by broken metatarsals and penalty screw-ups.

14 September 2006

Ashley Cole’s self-serving memoir: there’s no defence

Chelsea's new boy should know the score: bitching in a book about your old club will only make you look bad.

3 August 2006

Smack the show-pony

The feeble hate campaign against 'cheating winker' Cristiano Ronaldo ignores the real issue: England's World Cup squad was crap.

27 July 2006

A confusing cross to bear

Despite all the World Cup flag-waving, nobody seems sure what the St George's flag is for.

20 July 2006

After the head butt, the fallout

If Materazzi is punished for dissing Zidane, it could signal the beginning of the end of that venerable football tradition: ‘verbals’.

14 July 2006

The strange case of l’affaire Zidane

His headbutt might have been a moment of madness – but the storm of shrill reactions to it seems to have turned into an endless outpouring of crazed emotions.