Allan Massie

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Friday, 13 September 2019

The Southern Hemisphere monopoly may be broken, but the odds are slim

We all know that England are the only Northern Hemisphere team to have won the Rugby World Cup. France have …

By Allan Massie

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Boris's two-faced strategy might just work

White doves may yet be pulled from a conjurer’s top-hat. Pigs may fly over the Palace of Westminster. Steve Smith …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 6 September 2019

On the lost art of playing for the draw

Writing before the start of the third day at Old Trafford, it is tempting to agree that England are now …

By Allan Massie

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Body blow to Scottish Tories as Davidson departs

Eight years is a long time nowadays to lead a Party in Opposition. It used to be different before the …

By Allan Massie

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Boris might have a point, but it doesn't mean he's right

Has Matt Hancock resigned yet? Not at the moment of writing. The man who, as a candidate for the Tory …

By Allan Massie

Monday, 26 August 2019

The five-act drama of England's Ashes comeback

What a day! What a match! What an innings! Clips of Ben Stokes’s extraordinary hitting will be replayed time and …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 23 August 2019

If in doubt when selecting a team, go for character over talent

We all know the “where did it all go wrong, George?” story about the hotel waiter delivering a bottle, perhaps …

By Allan Massie

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

This Ashes series is warming up nicely

Well, this Ashes series is warming up very nicely. Edgbaston was a good match, Lord’s, despite the rain, a better …

By Allan Massie

Friday, 16 August 2019

Rugby World Cup warm-ups are just a glimpse of what is to come

Most of us, I would guess, view these Rugby World Cup warm-up matches (it begins in earnest in September) with …

By Allan Massie