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  1. May 25, 2012

    The posh-ing of English football

    I never thought it would happen, but England’s football team is becoming middle-class. England could kick off next month’s...

  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...

  1. 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...

  2. March 7, 2011

    Sony snaps up Hawk-Eye

    Sony has agreed to buy Hawk-Eye, the UK-based group that provides ball-tracking technology for tennis tournaments and...

  3. 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...

  4. September 17, 2010

    Why England fails: Hiddink sees a lack of footballing intelligence

    Guus Hiddink sits drinking his ritual drink, the cappuccino, in his natural habitat, the five-star hotel. This one happens...

  5. June 30, 2010

    Blatter promises technology review

    World football's chief yesterday succumbed to pressure over glaring errors by match officials at the World Cup and announced...

  6. June 29, 2010

    Blatter pledges goal-line technology review

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter on Tuesday succumbed to pressure over glaring errors by match officials at the World Cup and...

  7. June 28, 2010

    Germans rejoice at 'revenge' for 1966

    There are German fans who have borne a sense of injustice since their country's 1966 World Cup final defeat to England, a...

  8. June 27, 2010

    Germans rejoice at ‘revenge’ for 1966

    There are German fans who have borne a sense of injustice since their country’s 1966 World Cup final defeat to England, a...

  9. June 27, 2010

    Germans cheer goal that never was

    There are German fans who have borne a sense of injustice since their country’s controversial 1966 World Cup final defeat to...

  10. February 13, 2010

    Beckham comes face to face with his spiritual descendents

    The last time José Mourinho went to watch Chelsea, he noticed something curious. Though he had been sacked as coach in 2007,...

  11. September 10, 2009

    England dreaming as World Cup looms

    England's legion of loyal but long-suffering football fans will be filing holiday requests this morning for long spells of...

  12. September 10, 2009

    England dreaming as World Cup looms

    England’s legion of loyal but long-suffering football fans will be filing holiday requests on Thursday morning for long...

  13. 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...

  14. October 10, 2008

    Tactics, not star names, will end false dawns

    What a difference a month makes. Five weeks ago, England were stumbling to a 2-0 victory over Andorra. It was so...

  15. September 5, 2008

    England show few signs of seeing the light

    “It is very easy,” the logical positivist Moritz Schlick wrote, “to ask questions the answers to which, we have the...

  16. August 16, 2008

    Pension deficits - by any name

    You know where you stand with a Norman, and a Norman knows where he stands in life. You could say the same of a Gertrude or...

  17. August 15, 2008

    Matthew Vincent: Pension deficits – by any name

    You know where you stand with a Norman, and a Norman knows where he stands in life. You could say the same of a Gertrude or...

  18. June 8, 2008

    Chelsea reaches for stars in Hollywood agency deal

    Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack could soon be rubbing shoulders with George Clooney and Tom Cruise after the...

  19. May 30, 2008

    Capello warms up for England’s real business

    Wembley is conspicuously far from full as England beat an average team in a dreary friendly. The England manager believes he...

  20. May 22, 2008

    Blame the rain, not Terry

    Blame Moscow’s pouring rain, but don’t blame poor John Terry. Chelsea and their Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich...

  21. May 21, 2008

    Man Utd win Champions League final thriller

    Amid scenes of extraordinary tension, Manchester United won the Champions League on Wednesday night, beating Chelsea in a...

  22. February 22, 2008

    Chelsea facing struggle to hit break-even goal

    Chelsea Football Club reduced full-year losses but admitted it faced a struggle to meet its goal of breaking even by...

  23. December 24, 2007

    Chelsea manage to see off Blackburn barrage

    Perhaps this was the weekend when Liverpool's title chances finally disappeared. The 10-point gap between them and the...

  24. December 23, 2007

    Blues halt Rovers barrage

    Perhaps this was the weekend when Liverpool’s title chances finally disappeared. The 10-point gap between them and the...

  25. December 8, 2007

    The Secret Agent: Of sheiks and dreams

    The sheik is in town and, where the sheik goes, family, attendants and friends follow. In fact, my whole office is currently...

  26. November 23, 2007

    England undone by star-struck syndrome

    So the “golden generation” turns out to have feet of clay. England not merely failed to qualify for next June’s European...

  27. November 12, 2007

    Generous Chelsea miss meanness of Mourinho

    Excitement, perhaps, is not all it is cracked up to be. Avram Grant has spoken of his "obligation to entertain" since...

  28. October 6, 2007

    Round-up

    FORMULA ONE Lewis Hamilton will not be penalised after his alleged role in an accident involving Mark Webber and Sebastian...

  29. September 1, 2007

    Round-up

    FOOTBALL Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is likely to miss England's European Championship qualifying matches against...

  30. August 20, 2007

    Chelsea make dubious point at Liverpool

    FOOTBALL In the Premiership, nine players were booked as Chelsea took a point at Anfield thanks to a dubious penalty....

  31. August 20, 2007

    Round-up

    FOOTBALL In the Premiership, nine players were booked as Chelsea earned a fortunate point at Anfield thanks to a dubious...

  32. April 19, 2007

    Chelsea close the gap at a canter

    An eighth win in a row for Chelsea, and the gap between them and leaders Manchester United at the top of the Premiership is...

  33. April 16, 2007

    Relentless Chelsea advance on four fronts

    Chelsea's capacity for winning games in which they do not obviously have the initiative continues to astound after this 2-1...

  34. March 27, 2007

    McClaren comes out fighting

    England's beleaguered manager Steve McClaren went on the offensive on Monday after the disappointing 0-0 draw against Israel...

  35. March 26, 2007

    McClaren struggles to banish the bogeyman

    Even when he gets things right, it all goes wrong for Steve McClaren. In almost every respect but the result, Saturday's...

  36. March 15, 2007

    Job done as Chelsea add to City woes

    Even by Chelsea's standards of winning ugly, this was desperate, writes Jonathan Wilson. Still, after yet another turbulent...

  37. February 7, 2007

    England rue absence of Rooney

    Wayne Rooney and Aaron Lennon will both miss England's match against Spain on Wednesday, thereby depriving the friendly...

  38. February 3, 2007

    BARTON THE JOKER IN ENGLAND'S NEW PACK

    Talk of player power proved exaggerated, and Joey Barton was named in manager Steve McClaren's 28-man England squad for the...

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