The great game

11 June 2011 12:00 am

Some of the best writing about sport in recent years has been done by journalists who tend their soil, so to speak, in another parish.

Spectator Sport: Tweaking the Formula

22 January 2011 12:00 am

The annual Ferrari junket to Madonna di Campiglio in the Italian Alps last week is, understandably, regarded by motor-racing journalists as the king of freebies.

Spectator Sport: Does anyone care about the cricket world cup?

8 January 2011 12:00 am

It seems churlish to be having a bitch just when two enthralling Test series are being played out in Australia and South Africa.

Spectator Sport: The prizes they’re all waiting for

18 December 2010 12:00 am

It’s time for the traditional, much-coveted Spectator Sports Awards, and this year your judges have been busier than Mitchell Johnson’s tattooist as we look back over a memorable 12 months.

The World Cup we just might win

27 November 2010 12:00 am

Quite how much tawdrier the plotting and deal-making for the 2018 football World Cup could become it is hard to imagine, and how appropriate that not just Sepp Blatter but officials at England’s campaign are so keen to denounce the devastating Sunday Times investigation into Fifa corruption.

Spectator Sport: Spare us the 2018 World Cup!

30 October 2010 12:00 am

Andy Anson and Simon Greenberg are two splendid, clubbable chaps. Their current gig is running England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup, and forgive me for sounding disloyal but I hope these two delightful fellows find themselves disappointed when Fifa votes on the 2018 and 2022 bids in early December.

Spectator Sport: A great weekend without football

16 October 2010 12:00 am

Roger Alton reviews the week in Sport

Alternative reading

25 September 2010 12:00 am

On Snooker (2001) by Mordecai Richler

Over and out?

31 July 2010 12:00 am

Cricket writing, in the age of professionalism, affords less room to dreamy scribes.

Teed off

17 July 2010 12:00 am

There are those of us who, asked if we play golf, reply: ‘No, I like women.’ A relaxing game in pleasant surroundings it may be.

Odd men out

16 June 2010 12:00 am

The first game played by the Allahakbarries Cricket Club at Albury in Surrey in September 1887 did not bode well for the club’s future.

Fun and games

4 November 2009 12:00 am

Sport, say those who write about it, is only the toy department of daily journalism.

No longer beautiful

29 April 2009 12:00 am

The Last Game: Love, Death and Football, by Jason Cowley