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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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The Fiver | Unfit to face inferior players who have hardly run a lap since Christmas

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Buoyed, cheered and generally heartened by the sight of Tottenham Hotspur piling some Big Cup hurt on German league leaders Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, Arsenal fans can look forward to some f…

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Liverpool v Bournemouth, Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid – live!

Updates from the Premier League, La Liga and further afieldLive scoreboard! Follow all the day’s goals and gamesAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.12pm GMT Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, K…

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The Fiver | Albert Einstein hadn’t reckoned with Alfredo Morelos

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Of course, old Albert hadn’t reckoned with th…

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‘There is a touch of panic’: Ireland given wake-up call by England defeat | Barry Glendenning

Bruising defeat in their Six Nations opener has jolted the champions’ self-confidence but the Irish public are mostly resisting a clamour for wholesale changeWhile they may have lost by only 12 points against England, the scoreline did scant justice to…

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FA Cup fourth-round replays: Newport v Middlesbrough and more – live!

Brentford v Barnet, QPR v Portsmouth, Wolves v ShrewsburyLive scores: keep up with all the goals as they go inAnd feel free to email Barry here. Tweet @bglendenning 7.08pm GMT Wolves: Ruddy, Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Cav…

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Football transfer rumours: David Brooks to Tottenham Hotspur?

Today’s tell-all is slightly discombobulated because it is facing the other way Unlike trigger-happy, shotgun-wielding Elmer Fudd in his welentless pursuit of Bugs Bunny, Barcelona are rumoured to have given up their well-documented hunt for a well kno…

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France v Wales: Six Nations 2019 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the tournament openerSix Nations 2019: team-by-team guideEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.31pm GMT As we count down to kick-off, let us strafe you with our stat gun, with these nuggets of trivia with which you can bore…

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Millwall v Everton: FA Cup fourth round – live!

FA Cup updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off at The DenJake Cooper: ‘A sold-out Den is special … it’s so intimidating’Feel free to email Barry your thoughts or via Twitter @bglendenning 4.36pm GMT Neil Harris speaks: Talking in the build-up to the game,…

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The Fiver | The kind of tedious controversy VAR was supposed to eliminate

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Rescue workers have called off their search for the missing plane carrying Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. “We reviewed all the information available to us, as well as knowing w…

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Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Manchester United v Brighton and more – live!

Premier League updates and more from further afieldLive scores! Follow every one of today’s goals and gamesAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him at @bglendenning 1.54pm GMT Ruben Neves and Diego Jota have combined to restore Wolves’ lead over Leice…

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Football transfer rumours: Tottenham to bring in Malcom from Barcelona?

Today’s tell-all is on the case Chelsea hog the headlines in this roundup of all the transfer news that’s fit to print and – presumably – more that isn’t. The sound of the jungle drums emanating from Stamford Bridge suggest Atlético Madrid are in talks…

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Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith: PDC World Darts Championship final – live!

PDC World Darts Championship final from Alexandra PalaceThe Recap: sign up for our weekly email of editors’ picksAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 7.44pm GMT Related: Van Gerwen ready for ‘phenomenal’ world darts final with Micha…

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Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith: PDC World Darts Championship final – live!

PDC World Darts Championship final from Alexandra PalaceThe Recap: sign up for our weekly email of editors’ picksAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 7.44pm GMT Related: Van Gerwen ready for ‘phenomenal’ world darts final with Micha…

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The Fiver | Bad tidings for Manchester United

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!After 189 games, including preliminary rounds, qualifying rounds, the play-offs and group stages, Big Cup is finally down to the last 16 clubs. And on Monday morning, in the dormant volcano Uefa calls …

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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…