Michael Beloff

It’s all about the owners. The unwavering belief in Leicester City of the late, much loved Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha contributed hugely to its Premier League triumph in the 2015–2016 season

Pitches in the boardroom: football’s future assured

19 January 2019 9:00 am

This is a story of resurrection. A mere three decades ago, club football in England was a professional game largely…

Lord Dyson, on right: there is a book to be written about the contribution that the offspring of Jewish refugees have made to English law

Two legal big hitters consider the appropriate distribution of governmental power in Britain

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Sir Stephen Sedley read English at Cambridge and Lord Dyson Classics at Oxford. Both switched to law and achieved high…

The modern celebrity silk: Geoffrey Robertson ticks all the boxes

30 June 2018 9:00 am

What makes a barrister famous? At one time, many of the best advocates were also prominent politicians, whose day job…

Emil Zátopek at the height of his powers

Emil Zátopek: a legend from athletics’ golden age of innocence

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The story of the Czechoslovak runner Emil Zátopek is a tale from athletics’ age of innocence. Without the aid of…

Trials of the century: sex, sodomy, espionage, theft and fraud

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Hutchinson was the doyen of the criminal bar in the 1960s and 1970s. No Old Bailey hack or parvenu…

How did English football get so ugly?

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Bill Shankly, the manager of Liverpool FC in the club’s halcyon days of the1960s and 1970s, once said: ‘Football isn’t…

For Roger Bannister, the four-minute mile was just the start

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The title of this reflective and readable memoir refers to the author’s lifetime interests in sport and medicine — tracks…

The vengeance of Alex Ferguson

23 November 2013 9:00 am

For a quarter of a century Sir Alex Ferguson bestrode football’s narrow world like a colossus. Like his predecessor knight-manager,…

What makes someone the fastest man on earth?

19 October 2013 9:00 am

What makes someone the fastest man on earth? The current tenant of the informal title held by such sporting icons…