Gloom, doom and cuts v barmy men hugging
A crushing cricket victory in Australia is good news for England fans. But does sport really have the power to change the national mood?
Is England’s World Cup collapse the media’s fault?
After England’s dismal start to the World Cup, reports of mutiny in the camp are rife. But does this tell us more about journalism than it does about football?
Jabulani: The last-minute swerve… towards boredom
When goalkeepers criticised Adidas’s new World Cup ball, we expected goals galore. Is the Jabulani to blame, or just the answer to a question that no-one was asking?
The World Cup — can it be worth all the fuss?
Should the eye-watering sums spent on the planet’s biggest event – not to mention the time and effort that goes into it – be diverted to more worthwhile causes?