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    1. June 11, 2010

      England put faith in Capello

      You don’t have to watch training for very long to see the contrast between Fabio Capello and his predecessors as England...

    2. September 9, 2009

      Retailers trust in England for World Cup flair

      England's footballers will trigger a ritual outpouring of national elation and blind optimism tonight if, as expected, they...

    1. September 8, 2009

      Retailers trust in England

      England’s footballers will trigger a ritual outpouring of national elation and blind optimism on Wednesday if, as expected,...

    2. September 5, 2009

      Sporting life

      How to drink from the poisoned chalice and prosper Traditionally, the England football manager leaves office a ruined man....

    3. September 4, 2009

      How to drink from the poisoned chalice and prosper

      Traditionally, the England football manager leaves office a ruined man. The tabloids brand him a “traitor” (Don Revie),...

    4. 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...

    5. August 22, 2008

      FA chairman pivotal in Barwick shock

      Some 48 hours after Brian Barwick's shock resignation as chief executive of the Football Association during England's...

    6. August 2, 2008

      Round-up

      GOLF Annika Sorenstam needed all her renowned fighting qualities yesterday to ensure that her last visit to one of golf's...

    7. June 21, 2008

      Round-up

      HORSERACING Irish trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning combined to claim another Group One triumph in Britain as 5/1...

    8. February 1, 2008

      Boro cut their cloth with style

      While one millionaire businessman is acting like the most passionate of fans, the other has become the ideal chairman....

    9. January 5, 2008

      No sex please, we’re American

      The Abstinence Teacher By Tom PerrottaFourth Estate £12.99, 336 pages FT bookshop price: £10.39 It’s probably not fair to...

    10. December 20, 2007

      Grinch Ashley

      He's a gambler but not that much of a gambler. Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley said yesterday he had decided not to buy...

    11. December 18, 2007

      Renaissance man in the dugout

      It looks like time to consign that perennial focus of national angst, the English football manager, to the Museum of...

    12. December 17, 2007

      Renaissance man in the dugout

      It looks like time to consign that perennial focus of national angst, the English football manager, to the Museum of British...

    13. December 14, 2007

      Capello to manage England

      The most lucrative but thankless coaching job in football went to Fabio Capello after the Football Association anointed him...

    14. December 14, 2007

      Capello chosen to manage England

      The most lucrative but thankless coaching job in football went to Fabio Capello yesterday after the Football Association...

    15. December 13, 2007

      Under the moon

      As Fabio Capello prepares to head to Wembley and the England soccer team, the Football Association may think it’s all over....

    16. December 13, 2007

      Capello to be England coach

      The most lucrative but thankless coaching job in football was given to Fabio Capello on Thursday, after the Football...

    17. December 10, 2007

      Middlesbrough dim Arsenal's flame

      Arsenal are doing a fine job of saving the skins of north-eastern managers. They eased the pressure on Sam Allardyce with...

    18. December 9, 2007

      Middlesbrough snuff out Arsenal’s flame

      Arsenal are doing a fine job of saving the skins of north-eastern managers. They eased the pressure on Sam Allardyce with...

    19. December 8, 2007

      Allardyce enters the critical zone

      Five managers down in the Premier League already this season, but still the hyenas want more. It is a long time since...

    20. December 7, 2007

      Allardyce in critical zone

      Five managers down in the Premier League already this season, but still the hyenas want more. It is a long time since...

    21. December 5, 2007

      Fewer English, better for England

      England's manager, Steve McClaren, standing under his branded umbrella in the rain, watching his team lose to Croatia and...

    22. December 4, 2007

      Fewer English, better for England

      England’s manager, Steve McClaren, standing under his branded umbrella in the rain, watching his team lose to Croatia and...

    23. December 1, 2007

      Another ugly week for the beautiful game

      The Football Association could be forgiven for feeling as battered as Gordon Brown at the end of another ugly week for the...

    24. November 30, 2007

      Hard road to the final

      It all began in Tallinn, Toftir and Brussels on a Wednesday night in August last year. That evening saw the first ball...

    25. November 30, 2007

      The unhappy manager

      A clown. A fool. An incompetent. A joke. These were some of the kinder labels applied to the former England football...

    26. November 28, 2007

      UK detains five in soccer corruption probe

      Harry Redknapp became the highest-profile figure in British football to be caught up in police investigations into alleged...

    27. November 24, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Aston Villa's Martin O'Neill yesterday ruled himself out of the running for the vacant England manager's job....

    28. November 24, 2007

      O’Neill says no to England managerial job

      Aston Villa’s Martin O’Neill on Friday ruled himself out of the running for the vacant England manager’s job. O’Neill, 55,...

    29. 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...

    30. November 23, 2007

      Just deserts

      Reward for failure is a well-worn subject, and with good reason: there are so many failures about. The spectacular cases...

    31. November 23, 2007

      European flop seen as chance to probe reasons for decline

      While a nation mourns the demise of the England football team, there are plenty of experts who regard failure to qualify...

    32. November 23, 2007

      Get shorty

      If, as the Football Association suggested yesterday, it takes its time to find a replacement for the hapless Steve...

    33. November 23, 2007

      New search for national saviour

      Steve McClaren yesterday paid the price for England's humiliating failure to qualify for Euro 2008 - leaving the Football...

    34. November 22, 2007

      FA begins search for new coach

      The Football Association on Thursday morning began the search for a new England coach after the sacking of Steve McClaren...

    35. November 19, 2007

      Round-up

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

    36. November 18, 2007

      Football’s great turnround weekend

      This was the weekend of the great turnround. Scotland have been magnificent in this qualifying campaign, and will not be at...

    37. 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...

    38. October 23, 2007

      University gazette

      The appointment of former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as professor of music at Salford University prompts ideas for other...

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