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    1. October 23, 2013

      Roy Harper, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

      Go ask Syd Barrett, or John Martyn, or Viv Stanshall, or Nick Drake: being dubbed a Great British Eccentric is no guarantee...

    2. October 18, 2013

      Jonathan Wilson: Fanfare

      Jonathan Wilson’s Fanfare reactivates the hippy sounds of LA’s Laurel Canyon, loping with a laid-back groove through almost...

    1. September 20, 2013

      Roy Harper: Man and Myth

      Led Zeppelin wrote a song about him, Pink Floyd recorded with him, Kate Bush raved about him; but Roy Harper never got the...

    2. December 21, 2012

      The gloves are on

      The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper, by Jonathan Wilson, Orion, RRP£20, 368 pages Few other positions in football are...

    3. August 6, 2011

      Jonathan Wilson: Gentle Spirit

      Jonathan Wilson loves the hippy songwriters that clustered in LA’s Laurel Canyon in the 1970s. He believes you should listen...

    4. June 4, 2010

      How to be pitch perfect

      How do you replace a legend? This summer, for only the second time in more than 30 years, it will not be John Motson’s voice...

    5. May 29, 2010

      World Cup winners

      Supporters at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, one of the venues for the 2010 World Cup African Soccerscapes: How a...

    6. February 6, 2009

      That old black magic

      Since Australia joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, fans have been awaiting one match in particular: Japan...

    7. November 29, 2008

      Sport

      What Sport Tells Us About Life:Bradman's Average, Zidane's Kiss and Other Sporting Lessons by Ed Smith Viking Penguin...

    8. November 29, 2008

      Sport

      What Sport Tells Us About Life: Bradman’s Average, Zidane’s Kiss and Other Sporting Lessons By Ed Smith Viking Penguin...

    9. May 3, 2008

      Round-up

      RUGBY UNION The International Rugby Board has formally ratified an agreement to help ease the physical burden on elite...

    10. March 31, 2008

      Liverpool leave rivals adrift in race for fourth

      Squad size always tells in the end. After a comfortable 1-0 victory over Everton on Sunday, Liverpool lead their Merseyside...

    11. November 19, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL This was the weekend of the great turnround. Scotland have been magnificent in this qualifying campaign, and will...

    12. October 22, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Brave performances don't keep sides in the Premiership, results do, and as Sunderland slid closer to the...

    13. October 8, 2007

      Round-up

      RUGBY UNION South Africa restored some semblance of order, if hardly predictability, to the Rugby Union World Cup as they...

    14. September 21, 2007

      Abramovich issues a licence to thrill

      How do you solve a problem like Mourinho? By mutual consent, if the statement Chelsea put out in the early hours of Thursday...

    15. September 17, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League yesterday as Sven-Göran Eriksson's retort to his English...

    16. September 3, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Signs of vulnerability for Chelsea; signs, perhaps, of a mounting confidence and purposefulness at Aston Villa;...

    17. August 10, 2007

      Best feet forward

      Optimism in English football has a tendency to spring unwarranted at this time of year, but on this occasion the expectation...

    18. July 23, 2007

      Round-up

      FORMULA ONE Defending Formula One champion Fernando Alonso made of the best of the harrowing weather conditions to win a...

    19. July 2, 2007

      Round-up

      CRICKET There was little of elegance about England's 79-run victory over the West Indies in the first game of the...

    20. June 7, 2007

      England victory a relief for McClaren

      Relief for Steve McClaren, relief for England and, perhaps most of all, relief for the Football Association. England's...

    21. June 5, 2007

      National identity on a far from level playing field

      Only in extreme circumstances can soccer fans revere an 8-1 defeat. But as the years went by, Estonians looked back with...

    22. May 25, 2007

      Honved plot path back to glory years

      As the Hungarian season enters its final weekend, Honved know they cannot finish lower than seventh. That might not sound...

    23. May 21, 2007

      Round-up

      CRICKET The pattern is becoming frustratingly familiar. Last year, having amassed a significant first innings at Lord's...

    24. May 12, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Lawrie Sanchez was yesterday appointed manager of Fulham and has quit as Northern Ireland coach. Sanchez, who was...

    25. May 12, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Lawrie Sanchez was yesterday appointed manager of Fulham and has resigned as Northern Ireland coach. Sanchez was...

    26. 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...

    27. April 13, 2007

      Man United put seven past Roma

      There are some performances so good that, long before they are finished, you realise they will stand indelible through...

    28. April 11, 2007

      Man United put seven past Roma

      There are some performances so good that, long before they are finished, you realise they will stand indelible through...

    29. April 10, 2007

      Man City's troubles fade with victory

      Suddenly it's hard to know what all the fuss was about, writes Jonathan Wilson. Manchester City's worries look to be over...

    30. April 10, 2007

      Draw keeps Charlton in danger zone

      On Friday, Charlton fans greeted a dreadful goalless draw with roars of triumph. Last night, there was a sense of...

    31. March 29, 2007

      Gerrard digs England out from despair

      It is a measure of how bad England were last night that a 3-0 win over Andorra was greeted in the end with relief, writes...

    32. March 27, 2007

      McClaren braced for few net gains

      Even if you beat them, minnows can be embarrassing, and as England face Andorra on Wednesday night in Barcelona, their...

    33. 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...

    34. February 21, 2007

      Giggs seals victory on stormy night

      Manchester United won 1-0 away to Lille last night, and will be confident of progressing to the quarter-finals of the...

    35. February 15, 2007

      Arsenal style triumphs in Cup epic

      Rapier against broadsword again produced an epic. Arsenal, brilliant but wasteful, were taken to extra time by the...

    36. February 12, 2007

      Rosicky caps comeback for Arsenal

      Groundhog Day once again for Arsenal. For the 11th time in 19 games at the Emirates, Arsenal fell behind on Sunday, but yet...

    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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