Anyone but Ingerland?
From the archives: Mark Perryman puts the case for flying the St George cross at the World Cup, while Mike Marqusee explains why he'll be rooting for any other country to win it (Published in issue 142, June 2006)
Books in red wrapping paper
Philosophy Football's Mark Perryman introduces his best left-wing books of 2012 for a hopeful materialist's seasonal gift list
2012’s literary Christmas tree formation
Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman reveals the football books any fan would welcome as an addition to their bookshelf this Christmas
A People’s Games on the roads of Surrey
Mark Perryman sees the potential for a different Games at Wednesday’s Cycling Time Trial
A day at the Olympics, pluses and minuses
Author of a new book on the Olympics, Mark Perryman, shares his experience of a day spent at London 2012
Inside the Fan Zone: Corporate control at Euro 2012
Mark Perryman writes from Ukraine on the top-down regime operating at Euro 2012 - and its parallels with the London Olympics
Tickets, Anybody Got Tickets?
The London Olympics 2012 is a once-in-a-lifetime event. So why, asks Mark Perryman, have so few of us got tickets?
It’s the taking part
According to the organisers, encouraging participation in sport is one of the main benefits of the London 2012 Olympics. Mark Perryman examines the evidence
Race to the Line
With John Carlos, one of the Mexico ‘68 podium protesters, on a speaking tour of Britain, Mark Perryman describes the continuing clash of race and the Games
Who gets to see the Torch? Who gets to see the Games?
As the torch relay comes to Britain, Mark Perryman, author of a new book on the Olympics, questions the claim of a Games for all
Off the ball
Mark Perryman stands up for a game that would prefer him to sit down
A broader Britannia
England's World Cup qualifying campaign takes fans to some far-flung places: Belarus this year, Kazakhstan and Ukraine in 2009. Mark Perryman argues the case for a fan-led popular internationalism
Agency for change
Mark Perryman argues the need for a plural politics to confront the conservative left
Sports books fill the bestseller lists every Christmas. Anne Coddington and Mark Perryman examine the rise and rise of the new sports writing
Europe bids fond farewell to England
What is to be done about the England football team? Mark Perryman has six points for fans to ponder
Anne Coddington and Mark Perryman introduce the fan-led counterculture resisting football's transformation from people's game to corporate plaything
A new politics of pluralism
Mark Perryman asks why an effective left-of-Labour opposition has taken so long emerge - and what the prospects for it are now