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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

    Get shorty

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

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  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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