|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.
|Friday 13 September 2013|
|Wanna win the World Cup? Get on yer bike|
England won’t win the Big One till its young players get first-team action regularly - and are hungry enough to go abroad to get it.
|Friday 30 August 2013|
|A limp-wristed defence of free speech|
The lack of protest against new guidelines clamping down on homophobic chants shows free speech only applies to the ‘right’ kind of people
|Friday 23 August 2013|
|‘Palace are here, let the games begin’|
The redeeming features of life back in the Premier League are the same as ever: boozing, singing and shouting with mates.
|Friday 2 August 2013|
|Kick the speech cops out of football|
Football, from the chants to the banter, is a carnival of vulgarity – and that's why we love it.
|Friday 26 July 2013|
|A nation of winners? Not yet|
Great Britain has suddenly got a fine roster of sporting champions, but the pool of great talent is still pretty shallow.
|Friday 19 July 2013|
|That’s enough about the spirit of cricket|
A great Ashes test match was overshadowed by a furious debate about out-of-date gentleman’s ethics.
|Friday 12 July 2013|
|Finally warming to Andy Murray|
Who cares if the Wimbledon champion ‘lacks personality’? He’s one of our best-ever sportsmen.
|Friday 28 June 2013|
|Time to give football hipsters a kicking|
Beneath the hipster’s arcane knowledge of world football, there lurks a sneering contempt for the replica-shirted masses.
|Friday 21 June 2013|
|A bleak future for English football?|
To turn the base metal of English footballing mediocrity into gold, it’s not a new manager England needs, it’s an alchemist.