12:52pm Saturday 30th August 2014
11:14am Saturday 23rd August 2014
THERE is a six-letter word that surely must now be banned entirely from football. No, it's not Fergie, nor Suarez, nor diving and not even Rooney - once a Blue, always a Blue, except when you become a Manc. Pah.
1:06pm Saturday 16th August 2014
12:03pm Saturday 9th August 2014
11:49am Saturday 19th July 2014
11:54am Saturday 12th July 2014
TOMORROW is the climax of the World Cup - a clash of two teams each boasting rich legacies in the competition, both former winners, and who also have ample 'previous' against each other in the ultimate international football showdown.
8:10am Saturday 7th June 2014
11:45am Saturday 31st May 2014
12:53pm Saturday 24th May 2014
YOU know, there’s so much spin going on in the world, it would not be surprising to discover Mother Earth had calamitously careered off her axis and was soon to crash into the sun – like in some Hollywood disaster movie.
10:20am Saturday 17th May 2014
11:22am Saturday 10th May 2014
THERE have been some scatter-brained ideas in sport, but the one unveiled by the Football Association's pompously-named commission takes the veritable prawn sandwich or grisly burger - depending where you chow down at a football match.
11:59am Saturday 3rd May 2014
8:00am Saturday 26th April 2014
11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014
12:18pm Saturday 29th March 2014
IN a world which has always been half and half since Adam and Eve strutted the Garden of Eden in their discreetly placed fig leaves, the descendants of the latter have oft been ill-treated in the world of sport.
8:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014
12:29pm Saturday 15th March 2014
11:20am Saturday 8th March 2014
12:41pm Saturday 1st March 2014
11:28am Saturday 22nd February 2014
TO those who may have read this column before – and the tally might not be enough to fill a telephone-box, though heaven knows how many people actually know what one of those red structures actually look like – rugby union is not a fave around these here parts.
11:46am Saturday 15th February 2014
1:31pm Friday 14th February 2014
11:04am Saturday 8th February 2014
8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014
10:46am Saturday 25th January 2014
12:31pm Saturday 18th January 2014
11:02am Saturday 11th January 2014
8:00am Saturday 4th January 2014
11:16am Saturday 21st December 2013
9:41am Saturday 14th December 2013
11:35am Saturday 7th December 2013
10:00am Saturday 30th November 2013
8:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013
SUCH is the dizzying, dazzling pace of modern sport that no event is free from the blur of change. Amid all the frenzy, fervour and flummery there used to be the enduring standby of cricket. Not any more.
9:49am Saturday 16th November 2013
8:00am Saturday 9th November 2013
8:54am Saturday 2nd November 2013
8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013
7:00am Saturday 19th October 2013
IN the week when the BBC announced the return of iconic children’s programme the Clangers, the clangour of England’s advance to next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil grew louder than the soup dragon using a megaphone pumped through speakers racked up to number 11.
11:34am Saturday 5th October 2013
8:00am Saturday 28th September 2013
9:29am Saturday 21st September 2013
12:17pm Saturday 14th September 2013
8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013
HE might be one of University of York’s alumni, an erstwhile Chancellor indeed, but Greg Dyke should also be awarded a degree in “stating the bleeding obvious” as a pent-up Basil Fawlty might exclaim.
9:26am Saturday 24th August 2013
8:00am Saturday 17th August 2013
10:25am Saturday 10th August 2013
THIS column was initially to be about DRS, cricket’s decision review system, because if technology can’t get it right as has been painfully shown during the Ashes series, then why not just persist with human fallibility?
8:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013
THERE is a school of thought doing the rounds suggesting Australia need to win the Third Test currently under way at Old Trafford for the Ashes series to continue to grip the nation’s sporting interest.
10:04am Saturday 27th July 2013
9:54am Saturday 13th July 2013
9:38am Saturday 6th July 2013
SKULLDUGGERY – what a word, what a notion – and dontcha just love it? If things are to be believed there was plenty of shady shenanigans in planet sport this week allowing genuine sports fan to lap it up and critics of all things sprightly and dutiful to tut-tut-tut to their cold heart’s content.
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