Long before the 2018 World Cup, a Radio 4 sitcom explored the links between Russia and football, says 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.
Some leftover highlights and lowlights of the last 12 months.
He won Olympic medals, helped create the Commonwealth Games and, er, taught ALWYN TURNER.
The quick blue Fox jumps over the Labour dog. PAUL SAFFER on the marginal Midlands.