The making of Gymkhana 8

The National, April 2016 It’s one of Dubai’s busiest highways. But for once, the thundering traffic of Sheikh Zayed Road is nowhere to be seen. Instead, lined up…


Table tennis reaches new heights

Vision, January 2014  Roger Federer has smashed a forehand return on it, Tiger Woods has cracked a tee-shot from it and David Coulthard performed a series of high…


Spurs vs Norwich: 1200km for this

Preamble After the Hull defeat, I tweeted something along the lines of if Norwich fans were going to react so badly every time they lost, it would be…


Interview: David Peace on Shankly novel

Metro, August 2013.  David Peace’s novel about the obsessions of Liverpool manager Bill Shankly has certainly been dividing opinion. Friends of mine who heard Red Or Dead on…


The best sports books of 2012

Copy: Metro, December 2012 >> It’s been another great year for sports writing, and once again, the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year judges were spot on,…


Are we being Conn-ed?

Copy: Metro, summer 2012 My last post of a not very post-ful summer (sorry about that) mused on how £40 was far too much for Fulham Vs Norwich….