Leicester City

Leicester were right to sack Ranieri

24 February 2017 13:40

‘Inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad’, ‘nobody can delete the history you wrote’, ‘Shocked after last night’s display!’. No, these aren’t…

Transfer deadline day is a countdown to zero and that’s what makes it great

31 August 2016 13:33

For football fans, today is a special day: it’s Transfer Deadline Day – a branded, almost to Hallmark levels, moniker.…

Zac Goldsmith’s greatest hits

4 May 2016 13:34

Tomorrow is D-day for the London mayoral hopefuls. After months of mud-slinging between Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan’s teams over the Labour…

A tale of two Ranieris

3 May 2016 16:20

The world now has two famous managers called Ranieri. One is Lew Ranieri, the corpulent monster of Salomon Brothers’ 1980s…

The other leagues that Leicester tops

3 May 2016 14:23

A sneak preview from the ‘Barometer’ column of facts and figures in the next Spectator, out on Thursday… Other remarkable…

Leicester City’s title win is the worst thing to have happened to football

3 May 2016 11:24

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, in his recent book Football, observes that the sport is ‘measured and appreciated’ in the imagination. Toussaint, an intellectually fanatical supporter…

The world will rejoice with Leicester City

2 May 2016 23:00

It’s one of the oldest stories of them all, deeply embedded in our nature and our culture. In some ways…