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  1. October 8, 2012

    Cheryl, O2 Arena, London

    Cheryl Cole has been led astray by her heart. No, not the failed marriage to dastardly footballer Ashley Cole. I mean her...

  2. June 1, 2012

    At last something good comes out of Chelsea

    I loathe Chelsea. But before any denizens of London SW3 reach for the green ink and contemplate firing up the 4x4 to drive...

  1. September 9, 2011

    The end of Eurabia

    Anders Breivik and I read a lot of the same books. Just before he massacred 77 fellow Norwegians in July, Breivik sent out a...

  2. May 13, 2011

    Five ages of a professional footballer

    Wayne Rooney, aged 12 Stage one: Boyhood “I was nearly called Adrian” are the first words of Wayne Rooney’s projected five...

  3. May 9, 2011

    The Football Men

    The Football Men: Up Close With The Giants of The Modern Game, by Simon Kuper, Simon & Schuster, RRP£16.99, 384 pages As...

  4. December 23, 2010

    Dream team

    Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunder boxing team What to give the fashion person who has everything? Say you were Italian designer...

  5. November 25, 2010

    20 questions: Stephen Webster, jeweller

    The London-based jeweller’s profile soared after he made the wedding rings for Madonna and Guy Ritchie 10 years ago. From a...

  6. November 1, 2010

    Cheryl Cole: Messy Little Raindrops

    Cheryl Cole Messy Little Raindrops (Polydor) It has been a tearful year for Cheryl Cole. What with divorce from dastardly...

  7. October 25, 2010

    Quest for a sports fan for all seasons

    It wasn’t quite the showdown fans were hoping for when American basketball’s finest loped into London’s O2 Arena for an NBA...

  8. June 26, 2010

    Business models in pitched battle

    England versus Germany in tomorrow's eagerly awaited World Cup encounter is too close to call, according to bookmakers. "We...

  9. June 26, 2010

    Why England's fans loathe their celebrity team

    At least I have an excuse for not supporting England. As a British citizen of mongrel origins who moved to the Netherlands...

  10. June 25, 2010

    Business models set for pitched battle

    England versus Germany in Sunday’s eagerly awaited World Cup encounter is too close to call, according to bookmakers. “We go...

  11. June 25, 2010

    Why England’s fans loathe their celebrity team

    At least I have an excuse for not supporting England. As a British citizen of mongrel origins who moved to the Netherlands...

  12. June 24, 2010

    Split-personality England just pass

    It was a game of two Englands, and progress from here depends on which one wins the internecine fight. The good England...

  13. June 23, 2010

    A game of two Englands

    A first-half goal by Jermain Defoe (above) was enough for England to beat Slovenia 1-0 in Port Elizabeth and they will meet...

  14. June 22, 2010

    Gentlemen, your country needs you

    From Mr Paul Maxwell.Sir, To learn the future we must try to understand the past. We need to look at Buschner, Menotti,...

  15. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2010

    Lunch Wrap

    On FT Alphaville Friday morning, - European CDS is going Grεεk… - And European CDS liquidity is Lehman-fied. - So who’s...

  16. December 2, 2008

    Communications – Web 2.0: Law firms are at the cutting edge of internet tools

    The legal profession is one which worships evolution rather than revolution, yet lawyers – at least younger ones – have...

  17. October 24, 2008

    Mikel comes of age

    When Michael Essien suffered knee ligament damage playing for Ghana in the first week of September, there were sharp intakes...

  18. December 16, 2007

    Gallas winner signals two-horse race for title

    Jose Mourinho is gone, so too is Chelsea’s run of success against Arsenal and the championship looks once again like being a...

  19. December 16, 2007

    Gallas winner signals two-horse race for title

    Jose Mourinho is gone, so too is Chelsea’s run of success against Arsenal and the championship looks once again like being a...

  20. November 9, 2007

    England’s prospects suffer as Rooney limps out

    England’s slim prospects of reaching next year’s European Championships diminished further on Friday when Wayne Rooney was...

  21. October 20, 2007

    Round-up

    CRICKET England dropped opener Andrew Strauss for the forthcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka. The Middlesex batsman, 30,...

  22. August 6, 2007

    Chelsea lose their cool in heat of penalties

    Manchester United yesterday secured a measure of revenge for defeat in last season's FA Cup final, winning the FA Community...

  23. May 7, 2007

    United take title as Chelsea flag

    Manchester United clinched the Premiership title yesterday, but the sense was that Chelsea handed it to them. It was not so...

  24. March 12, 2007

    Kalou piles on McClaren woe

    There are some games that take the breath away. Forget concerns about the ebbing prestige of the FA Cup, Sunday's 3-3...

  25. February 1, 2007

    Chelsea and United keep their distance

    No surprises, and the race for the Premiership rumbles on with the gap between Manchester United and Chelsea still six...

  26. January 24, 2007

    Shevchenko helps Blues into final

    At last some good news for Chelsea, writes Jonathan Wilson. They were hardly at their best in beating Wycombe 4-0 on Tuesday...

  27. October 13, 2006

    McClaren has time on his side

    Steve McClaren enjoyed a short honeymoon as England manager, which was abruptly ended by last Saturday's goalless draw...

  28. October 12, 2006

    Old faults betray new England

    Shambolic, chaotic and in the end plain embarrassing. As Gary Neville's back-pass rolled over Paul Robinson's foot to...

  29. September 27, 2006

    Arsenal zest too much for feeble Porto

    Two days short of the 10th anniversary of Arsène Wenger's arrival at Arsenal, his team could hardly have given a more...

  30. September 27, 2006

    Cole's agent fined and suspended

    Ashley Cole's agent Jonathan Barnett was yesterday fined £100,000 and had his licence suspended after being declared ''a...

  31. September 7, 2006

    Crouch shows he is no stand-in

    Plan B is turning rapidly into Plan A. Sven-Göran Eriksson saw Peter Crouch merely as somebody who could offer "something...

  32. August 23, 2006

    Umpire Hair stands his ground

    Australian umpire Darrell Hair is standing by his decision to penalise Pakistan over ball tampering and said he would fight...

  33. August 19, 2006

    ROUND-UP

    *RUGBY UNION After a decade as England's outside-half from 1985 and 11 years as director of rugby at Newcastle Falcons, Rob...

  34. August 5, 2006

    Arsenal star's request for transfer rule inquiry rejected

    The main competition watchdog has turned downa request by the Arsenal footballer Ashley Cole to investigate the FA Premier...

  35. June 7, 2006

    Rooney flies home for crucial scan

    Wayne Rooney flies home from the World Cup today with the England camp pleading for the nation to be patient. Rooney will...

  36. June 3, 2006

    Pitch perfect

    Designers are frequently chastised for caring more about celebrity moments than dressing real men and women. But over the...

  37. May 8, 2006

    Eriksson gambles on Walcott

    It was predicted but still managed to come as a surprise. England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has gone ahead and chosen...

  38. May 2, 2006

    Arsenal keep up chase for fourth spot

    Arsenal kept their slim hopes of a top-four finish alive by condemning relegated Sunderland to another unwanted entry in...

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