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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 resigned as Northern Ireland coach. Sanchez was...

  25. May 12, 2007

    Round-up

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