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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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Manchester United v West Ham, Chelsea v Aston Villa, and more: Carabao Cup – live!

Live updates with Arsenal, Spurs and Leicester also in actionLive scoreboard: all the scores from around EuropeDrop Barry an email | Tweet @bglendenning 6.32pm BST Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur: Nuno Espírito Santo says Tottenham have lost the “good feeli…

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The Fiver | The Caffeine Cup remains a trophy well worth winning

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!While it might languish in sixth place in terms of prestigious domestic honours after the league title, both transfer windows, and the FA Cup, the Caffeine Cup remains a trophy well worth winning. When…

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The Fiver | Sometimes even the very best penalty-takers in football just miss

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!If The Fiver had to nominate a current Premier League footballer to score a penalty in order to save our miserable life, Mark Noble would be top of the list. Before his late, late introduction at the L…

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Republic of Ireland v Azerbaijan: World Cup qualifier – live!

Updates from the Group A match kicking off at 5pm BST Live scoreboard: Saturday’s latest scores and resultsAnd you can contact Barry by email or on Twitter 4.36pm BST How Group A stands: Portugal sit top of the group on 10 points and on course to book …

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Everton v Manchester City: Women’s Super League – live!

Updates from the 1.30pm (BST) game at Goodison ParkKaren Carney: 10 years on, WSL is no longer a hard sellLive scoreboard: the latest from Saturday’s matchesAnd you can contact Barry by email or on Twitter 1.49pm BST 16 min: A cross from deep from Ever…

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The Fiver | The powers that be in Hungarian football can expect a very small fine

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It’s not often the Fiver’s knobbly-stick-waving, Guinness-hat-wearing Irish cousin Theme Pub O’Fiver finds himself rooting for the England football team, as anyone who witnessed his impromptu month-lon…

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Arteta and Bruce may have preferred to stay far from the madding crowd | Barry Glendenning

Is playing in front of fans again good for everyone? Two Premier League managers are already sporting that haunted lookThree weeks into the Premier League campaign, the international break has presented us with an early opportunity to take stock. And w…

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Portugal v Republic of Ireland, Denmark v Scotland and more: World Cup qualifying – live!

Updates from Wednesday’s qualifiers for Qatar 2022Clarke will not use Covid withdrawals as an excuse in DenmarkLive scoreboard: the latest from tonight’s gamesAnd you can contact Barry by email or on Twitter 7.31pm BST Mbappé, Benzema, Pogba & Gri…

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Football transfer rumours: Damsgaard to Liverpool? Curtis Jones to Villa?

Today’s tittle-tattle is limitlessWhile transfer deadline day ends at 11.30pm on Tuesday, Real Madrid prefer to march to the beat of their own drum and haver decided that Paris Saint-Germain have until close of play today to accept their baffling £163m…

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Football transfer rumours: Damsgaard to Liverpool? Curtis Jones to Villa?

Today’s tittle-tattle is limitlessWhile transfer deadline day ends at 11.30pm on Tuesday, Real Madrid prefer to march to the beat of their own drum and haver decided that Paris Saint-Germain have until close of play today to accept their baffling £163m…

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Football transfer rumours: Damsgaard to Liverpool? Curtis Jones to Villa?

Today’s tittle-tattle is limitlessWhile transfer deadline day ends at 11.30pm on Tuesday, Real Madrid prefer to march to the beat of their own drum and haver decided that Paris Saint-Germain have until close of play today to accept their baffling £163m…

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The Fiver | An ageing egomaniac in need of an audience to fawn at his feet

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Although Cristiano Ronaldo rocked up at the Juventus training ground this morning, he didn’t hang around for too long. After barely 40 minutes – hardly enough time for a long lingering look in the dres…

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Football transfer rumours: Richarlison replacing Mbappé at PSG?

This fluff is England’s newest hitmakerWhile the mooted move of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City is certainly the biggest story in town, it is far from the only one as various clubs the length and breadth of Europe embark on last-ditch rounds of ha…

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The Fiver | Lavishing praise upon fans Harry Kane has treated with contempt

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Short of prefacing it with the words “SOME PERSONAL NEWS!!!” bookended by two Big Red Siren emojis, it’s difficult to know how Harry Kane’s lunchtime tweet announcing his non-departure from Tottenham H…

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Football transfer rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo to land at Manchester City?

Today’s rumours are high on sugary drinks While their negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over a deal to bring Harry Kane to Manchester City remain at an impasse, City are exploring the possibility of signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.L’Equipe re…

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The Fiver | More associated with the fabled Fun and Games in South America Department

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!While the arrival of Leo Messi at Paris Saint-Germain was always likely to increase interest in a Farmers League often dismissed by outsiders as more boring than a wet weekend at Pontins, few could hav…

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The Fiver | More associated with the fabled Fun and Games in South America Department

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!While the arrival of Leo Messi at Paris Saint-Germain was always likely to increase interest in a Farmers League often dismissed by outsiders as more boring than a wet weekend at Pontins, few could hav…

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Brighton v Watford: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action at the AmexManchester City 5-0 Norwich: Grealish strikes in routAny comments? Email Barry | tweet @bglendenning 5.17pm BST 5.15pm BST Continue reading…

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Liverpool v Burnley: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 12.30pm (BST) kick-off at AnfieldKeep up with all the goals as they go in around EuropeDrop Barry an email | Tweet @bglendenning 11.46am BST The 18-year-old is a surprise inclusion in the home line-up and makes his first Premier L…

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The ballad of Phil Jones, decorated elite-level player and pilloried laughing stock | Barry Glendenning

Like a bizarro David Beckham, anything that could go wrong for the Manchester United defender has tended to do just thatThe straw that appears to have broken the camel’s back could scarcely have been more innocuous. On the first Sunday of October 2017,…