Long before the 2018 World Cup, a Radio 4 sitcom explored the links between Russia and football, says PAUL SAFFER.
Is Danny Dyer heir to the legacy of Kenneth Williams? asks PAUL SAFFER.
PAUL SAFFER on Peter Purves inventing modern football at Italia 90.
PAUL SAFFER remembers the last English president of FIFA. Surely Sir Stanley wouldn’t have approved of Russia 2018?
Ex-footballer George Weah has just been elected president of Liberia – but where are Britain’s sporting politicos? PAUL SAFFER finds a few, but has to dig deep.
The history of British governments relying on Irish MPs hasn’t always been a happy one, finds PAUL SAFFER.
PAUL SAFFER on how the 2017 election matches up to those of the past.