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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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Football transfer rumours: Yaya Touré to join Crystal Palace or West Ham?

Today’s piffle just wants to feel appreciatedPurveyors of birthday cakes the length and breadth of England are waiting with bated breath to see which, if any, Premier League club will give Yaya Touré a gig. The 35-year-old Ivorian has parted company wi…

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Sunderland ‘Til I Die: everything that is right and wrong in English football | Barry Glendenning

A sense of loss is all-pervading in a Netflix series chronicling Sunderland’s relegation into League One but, throughout, a sense of optimism shines out from most fansIt’s the hope that kills them, Sunderland fans can handle the despair. And it is a pr…

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Chelsea v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offCan anyone stop Man City from winning the Premier League?You can email Barry your thoughts or tweet @bglendenning 5.13pm GMT Maurizio Sarri speaks: Interviewed by Des Kelly on BT Sport, he says he is …

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The Fiver | Bad news for Ray Winstone’s massive disembodied head

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!In good news for those of us who prefer to watch football without being being urged to “‘ave a bang on that” by some growling cockney before, during and after every match, online bookies have agreed to…

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The Fiver | A manager with total faith in his team … to finish above Everton

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Despite opening a can of whup-ass and spraying its fizzy contents in the faces of their north London rivals Tottenham last Sunday, Arsenal continued their peculiar run of failing to register a half-tim…

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Football transfer rumours: Mousa Dembélé to Juventus or Inter?

Today’s tell-all is boxing clever Currently sidelined with ankle-knack that will keep him out of action until January, the future of central midfielder Mousa Dembélé at Tottenham remains shrouded in uncertainty. With his contract due to expire next sum…

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Mark Hughes’ official complaints reveal hypocrisy of a serial whinger | Barry Glendenning

Manager’s VAR anguish would be permissible if it did not entirely oppose his previous grumble over Southampton’s treatmentAlmost 20 years into his career as a manager, we finally appear to have reached peak Mark Hughes. Following Southampton’s Carabao …

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Lyon v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offMan Utd v Young Boys – live! | Follow all the latest scoresAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 6.58pm GMT 6.58pm GMT “Manchester City are one of the favourites to win the Champions League,”…

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The Fiver | The Copa Libertadores final in which nothing has happened twice

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It was on. Then it was delayed. Then it was further delayed. Then it was postponed. Then it was rescheduled. Then it was postponed again. On Tuesday, it will be rescheduled again. Unless it’s cancelled…

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Football transfer rumours: Kane, Falcao or Ibrahimovic to Real Madrid?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without knowing the night is darkest before the stormCesc Fàbregas has found opportunities largely limited to cup competitions this season, having seen just 48 minutes of Premier League action across three …

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Ireland v New Zealand: rugby union international – live!

All Blacks tackle Ireland in Dublin for 7pm GMT showdownEngland dig themselves out of a hole to beat Japan 35-15Feel free to email Barry your thoughts or tweet @bglendenning 7.02pm GMT 1 min: Ireland 0-0 New Zealand The All Blacks kick-off with Beaudon…

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England v Japan: rugby union international – live!

Updates from the 3pm GMT kick-off at TwickenhamGerard Meagher: lifting the lid on rugby in JapanFeel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.55pm GMT Not too long now: Japan make their return to Twickenham for the first time in 32 years and like t…

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Football rumours: Wenger turned down Fulham with Bayern in waiting?

Today’s rumours think nothing says Christmas quite like an extended trailer for next year’s biopicManchester United defender Chris Smalling could swap life at one mid-table Premier League club for another if speculation linking with with a move to Ever…

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Football rumours: Wenger turned down Fulham with Bayern in waiting?

Today’s rumours think nothing says Christmas quite like an extended trailer for next year’s biopicManchester United defender Chris Smalling could swap life at one mid-table Premier League club for another if speculation linking with with a move to Ever…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to bid £85m for Ousmane Dembélé?

Today’s fluff starts and finishes in the darkBetween injuries and alleged “issues” with his diet and time-keeping, Ousmane Dembélé has not had a particularly happy time of it at Barcelona since his £105m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. A member of…

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The Fiver | A contemptuous disregard for simplistic gauges of a team’s success

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When José Mourinho faced the ladies and gentlemen of the Fourth Estate in the wake of his side’s humiliation at Manchester City on Sunday evening, The Fiver was curious to see how he’d spin the horrors…

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to offer Anthony Martial £45m deal?

Despite all its rage today’s tell-all is still just a rat in a cage In taking the step of suspending a CNN reporter who aggressively questioned him from attending his daily attempts to mislead, insult and bully the press [You mean briefings? – Sport Ed…

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The Fiver | A field that is ostensibly two sandbanks flanking a long trench

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Having had their backsides gently braised and handed back to them by Manchester City on two occasions in the Premier League last season, Tottenham have unwittingly hatched upon a novel wheeze to try an…

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Football transfer rumours: Tanguy Ndombele to the Premier League?

Today’s tell-all is here for your delectation With Real Madrid expected to consign Julen Lopetegui to his local Oficina Empleo this morning, Antonio Conte has been installed as the favourite to replace him as long as he can extricate himself from the c…

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The Fiver | Tottenham somehow summoning their inner Spurs

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!In the well-known fable The Scorpion and the Frog, the former asks to hitch a ride on the latter’s back to get across a river. Reluctant to provide his services as a water-taxi for fear of being fatall…